Meet the Team
"Just let it happen and, I promise you, all that is magic will appear."
Emily Wood, Founder
Born in the mid-eighties in England, Emily grew up with a passion for storytelling. She's a strong believer in the idea that we’re all stories in the end, and that it’s within our power to create and capture great chapters.
With a background in writing, marketing, music, and graphic arts, Emily believes that with a little imagination, everyday life can be transformed into something extraordinary. She adores truly getting to know her clients, and journeying with them while capturing their greatest adventure. Some of her best friendships in life have sprung from photography - something for which she is hugely grateful.
Emily has made it her life’s mission to be as creative as possible in everything she does. Storytelling in any form, a passion for human interconnectedness, and artistically capturing life in its raw authenticity, are her fuel. There's something wonderful about meeting two people incredibly in love, and being trusted to capture one of the biggest days of their lives - all the big moments, the secret glances, the inside jokes, the words that pull on heartstrings, the fun, the tears, and the pure magic. It is *never* just a job, it is an honour - and each wedding is another chance to pour heart, soul, and artistry into a beautiful celebration of human connection.
Emily is proud to be part of Fearless Photographers ("a collective of the world's best wedding photographers, curated by the most sought-after in the industry"); an award winner in the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers ("a rarity among wedding photography organizations; photographers cannot simply buy an ISPWP membership, they have to earn it. In short, when you hire an ISPWP Photographer, you are hiring a talented veteran with a track record, peer recognition, and a passion for creating heirloom images of your wedding."), and is one of the Top 15 wedding photographers in the country with The Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada. Emily was also ranked one of Winnipeg's Top 3 Professional Wedding Photographers in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Emily is proud to have Rammy on her team, as many moons ago, he was instrumental in teaching her lighting as well as shooting some commercial campaigns. Rammy has always been fascinated by photography, and has been capturing memories since 2005. In the last decade, he has lived in seven different cities throughout India, Europe and Canada, and developed a passion for shooting the beauty of memories. Forever learning and improving his craft, Rammy shoots weddings and events in a candid, artistic, photojournalistic style that captures raw moments you may not even be aware of. As our prime photographer in Saskatchewan, Rammy is available for weddings in Regina and the surrounding area, as well as in Manitoba.
Taylor is a prairie-raised, pun-making, dog-loving, cheese addict who loves to create lasting memories. Being raised in the middle of nowhere, near a small farming community, has given Taylor a love for the outdoors and will not shy away from a little mud, adventure, and most bugs if that means she will get the shot. Taylor will keep you laughing all day with her cringe-worthy puns that most dads would be jealous of. She wants you to feel comfortable during your session and wants your personality and genuine smile to shine through!
Taylor is your typical Canadian and has played hockey since she was old enough to skate and will gladly share war stories from her glory days with you. Outside of photography and hockey, Taylor loves to spend time with her friends and family, binge watch Netflix and continue to perfect her buffalo chicken dip recipe.
As a technically trained photographer, Taylor understands how to get gorgeous photos in any situation thrown her way. She also loves playing with light and learning new techniques to get truly unique photos that are “lit” (see, bad pun!).With five years of experience under her belt, Taylor is ready to work with you to create photos you will cherish and be proud of for years to come.
Tiffany specializes in family and wedding photography, but she's fully aware that anyone can say that. She believes the most important thing is her ability to truly connect with her clients, and quickly builds positive relationships with children and adults, as well as having a strong understanding of the technicalities needed to create beautiful portraits. Her goal is always to create natural images that capture true moments - no cheesy grins allowed! She captures a mixture of candid and posed shots, finding the little moments often the most beautiful images to capture. Tiffany loves to travel and to explore unique spots. She's lived in Montreal, Canada, and Berlin, Germany, and has found the experiences have given her great opportunities to shoot some truly amazing locations.
Mandi was born and raised in Winnipeg but her soul was made to travel. Spending months outside of Canada almost every year, she has a passion for culture and diversity. She believes every moment in life is special and anything can be made into a beautiful photograph. Since her early teens, she knew photography was something she wanted to pursue. She felt truly happiest in being able to be creative. The passion started there and continued to grow into adulthood. After graduating from PrairieView School of Photography, she developed her skills and immediately dove headfirst into the world of photography.
Michelle is a prairie-raised, born in Winnipeg, city lady. After picking up a camera years ago and working with some of the best photographers in Winnipeg she found her niche in wedding & lifestyle/family photography. Michelle loves to use her creativity to think outside the box to create beautiful pieces of art for her clients.
In her down time you can find her either curled up with a good book, adding to her dress collection, or hanging out at the lake.
Michelle shares her life with her husband and two kitties (Pearl & Mabel) in Winnipeg.
Scott took a different path to photography; he started out as a videographer working in broadcast television, news, live sports and documentaries. It was at a cinematography workshop where a big-time director-of-photography told the attendees that they should start shooting photos in order to develop their creative eye, and to keep their skills fresh.
Soon after that, Scott started shooting portraits of his friends and discovered how much he loved shooting photos and collaborating with people on creative photoshoots. A few years ago his friends hired him to travel to Mexico to shoot their wedding, and he was hooked!
With 20+ years in photography and video, Scott is a versatile member of the Stardust family and is available for both services.
Ready to make magic together?
WHY CHOOSE STARDUST?
If you relate to these points, we're probably a great match!
Emily with the company of her assistant Jensen did a fantastic job of capturing our beautiful day! If you want a friendly, personable, caring, positive, motivated and extremely patient photographer for any special occasion my husband and I strongly recommend Emily. She not only took the time to keep in regular communication with us during the whole process, she went above and beyond for us without hesitation to guarantee we felt special. Emily was such a joy and honour to have capture our wedding day, and we are now both using Stardust Photography for all our upcoming special life events. She is not only exceptionally talented she is very genuine, and has a soft heart which you can see in her smile. If your looking for a photographer please consider Emily, you won’t be dissatisfied!
After working with Emily, I have a new standard for photographers. There aren’t enough good things I can say about her, the attention to detail, her caring spirit, creativity, sense of humor, love of art and people, willingness to work around schedules and patience… her style is adaptive but consistent, her editing is emotional and she has given us the gift of memories that we will cherish forever.
We have never done photos before and I was a ball of nerves. Emily made the process of having our engagement photos amazing. She is talented and genuinely cares about the people she is creating long lasting memories for. I can’t wait for the beautiful work I know she will do for our wedding. If you are unsure about choosing a photographer go with Emily! You will not be disappointed!
My fiancée and I were so fortunate to have Emily as our photographer for our engagement photos this fall!! She is so extremely dedicated and passionate about her work, and it shines through in our beautiful photos! She was able to capture so many natural laughs, smiles, and truly tender moments between us that we will cherish forever.
Additionally, Emily made the extra effort to make sure that our photos turned out just right! Whether it was by incorporating a variety of creative techniques at the time, providing us with photo “sneak peeks”, or through our beautiful final photos, she goes above and beyond in all she does!