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So many people ask me what the heck is an MDWRIGGS. So, I will give you a small breakdown so you can see how it came to be. Not that it matters, not that you are asking but I need SOMETHING to write in this section and so this is it. M is for Michelle :) Simple enough right? D is for my maiden name *unimportant really* WRIGGS is just a short nickname from my married last name. Those who know me will appreciate the shortened version because its a fun tricky last name to say and spell :) Thats it, there you have it.

Archive: August, 2011

Complete non-photography blog post …. just because

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Arghhhh, its coming!!!!!  Fall is coming and with that comes school and hockey.  I’ve been saying for months now that I am looking forward to school and hockey starting because it means my life will slow down just a bit and now that i have time to sit and think things through, I may have been a little optimistic.  I’m super excited that Justin is starting Grade 3 in two short weeks but I have just loved having him home with me every day.  He has grown up so much this past year.  He is witty and funny.  Sarcastic and affectionate.  He is personable and helpful.  He is simply wonderful.  I’m so blessed that I am his mom.

Luke will be going into Sr. Kindergarten with Mrs. List.  She must have the patience of a Saint.  Although I’m a bit sad to see him back on the school bus, its only for half of the week so I will still get to have him home some.  lol (yes, I’m not outright saying that I will dreadfully miss him, go on … point that out, I know you’re thinking it).  I will say, I have spent a lot of one on one time with Lukey this summer and everytime I look at him, I do a double take and try to memorize where his body comes to on certain articles in my home.  My coffee table, my kitchen counter.  He is growing so fast and I want BOTH my children to just stop.  STOP!

I would take them at 5 and 8 and keep them here.

Along with school comes hockey.  I don’t think we’ve really had a break from hockey to be honest.  Our house league hockey carried into Viper Spring hockey… which moved into some ice time throughout the summer and a tournament here and there.  But I know within the next two weeks good ol’ evaluations will begin and with it will be multiple trips to the hockey arena.  A place I’ve grown to love :)  I remember sitting at a soccer tournament recently and thinking … you know … at least with hockey, you KNOW its a cold arena.  You dress accordingly.  End of story.  Soccer leaves you sitting outside in the blazing sun and heat while sweat drips from your entire body. ughhh.  I do love fall the best.

So, I just finished three weeks of work where I was spinning.  I’m finally feeling some relief as things start to slow down.  I’m all caught up and once again have time to breathe (and dance).  Apparently I dance when I am in a happy place and relaxed.  Visited my friend Trish (who has promised me that if she doesn’t start to see me more by OCTOBER, she is packing up and moving back to New Brunswick) and I think I spent the whole hour dancing in her living room with the kids.  Oh yes I did.  Windows were open too :)

Things are good and if I were to talk shop at all in this post it is just to say that I have had a few inquiries for October and I will be taking bookings at the start of September.

Enjoy these last few weeks of summer …


What a wonderful Wedding Day | Michelle & Missy Style

Monday, August 15th, 2011

When Christina Doucette, photographer formerly from Petawawa moved away she called me and asked me if I would be available to shoot a wedding on August 13, 2011.  My original response was “I don’t do wedding Christina, but if you’re completely stuck … ”  Then I asked where the wedding was to take place and she said “Northfork”.  I instantly had all these ideas of what it would be like.  I love Northfork and Christina couldn’t be any more RIGHT when she said Rachel and Alex were an awesome couple and it would be the perfect “first wedding” for me.  Still, I had a lot to think about.  So I told Christina I would get back to her as to whether or not I would be able.  In that week I contacted my BFF Missy Hertlein of Captured By Missy in London, ONTARIO.  It was a long shot but she’s been saying forever I need to second shoot a wedding with her to get my feet wet.  She promptly agreed to travel to Petawawa to shoot the wedding with me.  (or really, I should correct … I could shoot the wedding with her).

The day threatened thunderstorms and the sky looked like it might be accurate.  From time to time a burst of sun would shine through the clouds and it was just perfect.  During the formals there was a rain cloud but it managed to stay far back in the distance and just swept by … far away from where we were :)

The barn was decorated to perfection with the most beautiful soft hues.  Everything from start to finish was perfect.

Rachel and Alex, cheers to a wonderful life together as husband and wife.

Thank you on behalf of Missy and myself for allowing us to capture your perfect beginning.






Had to add this one to the blog because I just love it.  I can’t say why really, i just do :)








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