web site Welcome to Polka Dot Photo!  My name is Rina and I am a mom to 3 wonderful girls and one furry girl.  I’m so glad you stopped by.  This is where  you will find sneak peeks from recent sessions, specials I am running and any new products available as an add on to your session.

I am a photographer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  I specialize in maternity, newborn and family photography.  These portrait sessions are done conveniently at a location that is special to you or at my in-home studio space.

Over the years, I  have taken great pleasure in documenting the special moments in my life through countless photographs.  As I have watched my family grow and change so quickly over the years it has made me realize how important all those photos and albums are.  When we sit down to look through the albums or pass that portrait hanging in the hall, it transports me back to that time that was important enough to capture with a photo.

Whether it’s capturing your newborn baby, who will never ever be that small again, or the milestone of sitting on their own around 6 months, or moving from babyhood to becoming a toddler at 1 year of age, I’d love to help you preserve those special moments.  Through the art of photography, I can help freeze those memories forever.   I love getting to meet people whose paths I would probably never cross.  I love being invited in to share in the joy of expectation, of meeting that new joy and sharing in capturing milestones and your changing family over the years.  I truly enjoy the time spent with each and every family I meet and I consider it an honour to be trusted to preserve your memories through the art of photography.

Please contact me at polkadotphotowpg@gmail.com or use the Contact Me form on this site to get in touch with me.   I look forward to creating some beautiful memories!

One {Winnipeg child photographer}

It was so nice to do a one year session and a cake smash with this happy little guy.  I photographed him for his 6 month milestone and he smiled the entire time, and he was almost as happy for his first year photo session again.  Look at all those big smiles. :)

one year cake smash

8 days new {Winnipeg newborn photographer}

A couple of weeks ago I met this sweet little 8 day old, her big sister and her lovely parents.  She did such a great job posing so easily and letting us dress her up in cute hats and headbands.  Big Sister O even cooperated long enough to get a few pictures (which doesn’t always happen with 2 year olds :)  ).  It was a pleasure to document these early days for this family.  Little Miss A smiled a few times during the session and I managed to catch the tail end of one of them – oh the dimple that came with it melted my heart.  So cute

newborn photos

newborn pictures

newborn and parents


one month new {Winnipeg newborn photographer}

I finally got to see this little man when he was one month old.  He chose to arrive earlier than expected and after spending a little time growing stronger it was nice to finally see this family again and meet their new addition.  I had the pleasure of photographing their first son as a newborn and it’s always nice to have clients return with their next child.

newborn photos Winnipeg

baby photographer Winnipeg

8 days new {Winnipeg newborn photographer}

I met this sweet little man and his parents when he was 8 days old.  Mom and Dad are so in love with their little guy and Dad is excited to have a new helper out on the farm.  Towards the end of the session he was not interested in sleeping anymore and I love that stare he gave me after I bundled him up.  Oh – and that hair!  Love it.

newborn photography Winnipeg

newborn photos Winnipeg

Sibling session {Winnipeg child photographer}

It was nice to see these two girls again after photographing their youngest as a newborn.  We did a 6 month milestone and added on a few Christmas themed images.  Little Miss M wasn’t in the best of moods so we rescheduled the first session and tried again a week later – those darn teeth can definitely cause discomfort for the little ones.  She was in a much better mood the second time around.

Winnipeg child photographer

child photographer Winnipeg

Family photo session {Winnipeg family photographer}

I love having the opportunity to photograph these girls every year.  They are so natural and comfortable in front of the camera and so much fun to try out new locations and poses with.  I love this new spot and how great this session turned out.

Winnipeg photographer

10 days new {Winnipeg newborn photographer}

I met this little man at 10 days of age.  Unfortunately, he had a horrible cold and was very congested and just wasn’t able to settle in to a deep sleep – poor little man.  He was happiest being held in his mama’s arms so we got a lot of lovely shots in his parents arms and even managed a few quick shots during the brief times he did sleep for a few minutes.  I predict that him and his big brother are gonna be great playmates in another year or two.

Winnipeg newborn photographer

Winnipeg newborn photographer

One year session {Winnipeg family photographer}

I’ve photographed this family a few times now and it was nice to see them for updated family photos and to capture their two boys at this stage in their life.  Mr H was not too impressed with his photos session and really made us work to get a smile – I still love the serious shots — fun to capture that side of them too.

family photo session Winnipeg