Month: October 2010

It's been to long since I posted a little love list - let's dive right in. The Love: 1. There's a...

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29Oct '10

Time for love list? But it's not all about the love.

It's been to long since I posted a little love list - let's dive right in. The Love: 1. There's a new blogger on the scene and I am crushing on her big time. Check out Sadie the Receptionist, she's razor sharp and brimming with sass - she writes like she has nothing to loose. She mans the desk, and...

It's a funny day today, I didn't sleep great, which is rare for me, and I just feel a little...

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28Oct '10

Melancholy - meet newbie Derek

It's a funny day today, I didn't sleep great, which is rare for me, and I just feel a little ungrounded. This is not to be confused with unhappy, I am very content today, but just don't ask me to answer any skill testing questions, or efficiently navigate anything detail orientated. Thats okay,...

Fall leaves, beautiful sunlight, happy faces, the smell of salmon who didn't quiet make it up the...

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26Oct '10

Websters I challenge you!

Fall leaves, beautiful sunlight, happy faces, the smell of salmon who didn't quiet make it up the river (okay, erase that from the picture). Okay, let's be serious. Multi-generations photo sessions, they get me, they make me emotional. They remind me of when my Granny and Zeda (the Jewish word for...

 Mackenzie, MacKenzie, MacKenzie.. that's what I kept hearing. You might be hearing it as...

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26Oct '10

Mackenzie, Kevin and Payton, what's the buzz about?

 Mackenzie, MacKenzie, MacKenzie.. that's what I kept hearing. You might be hearing it as well. Mackenzie Gartside this, Mackenzie Gartside that. Mackenzie's name kept popping across my radar a few years back, and then when Christine came into the office and was all "Mackenzie this, Mackenzie...

I don't eat wheat or sugarok let me be honest, I don't eat wheat unless I am somewhere with a...

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25Oct '10

less sweetness please

I don't eat wheat or sugarok let me be honest, I don't eat wheat unless I am somewhere with a really good dessert and I just take a couple bitesandI shouldn't eat sugar, and I try not to, but sometimes I do, one bite, becomes two, becomes three...I know avoiding eating sugar and wheat is trendy in...

I know I recently wrote that I would be blogging like a mad-woman, I should have said, I will be...

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25Oct '10

and we're off, starting the week with some family love

I know I recently wrote that I would be blogging like a mad-woman, I should have said, I will be blogging like a mad-woman mostly. Unless, I am out photographing like a mad-woman. Last week was fun, like weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.... fun. It was just an interesting combination of different styles of...

It's an interesting time of year for McKinnon Photography - I don't mean interesting with any...

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22Oct '10

My mind is spinning, yet I feel calm

It's an interesting time of year for McKinnon Photography - I don't mean interesting with any sarcasm, I mean interesting as in never boring, intriguing and thought provoking. We have tons of different categories happening. I am currently still working on creating albums for my 2010 wedding...

If you follow us on facebook, you might have noticed that on Saturday I wrote "today is the kind of...

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19Oct '10

This was the day - Dion Family

If you follow us on facebook, you might have noticed that on Saturday I wrote "today is the kind of day I dream of" Well, this is how it started. Spending time with the lovely Holly, Mike, Jim and Pam and their pups. It was a beautiful morning, the kind that makes you so thankful for living here....

Most people don't believe that I get nervous before sessions - of course I do. Now this isn't to be...

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18Oct '10

Couples, the love affair continues - Christine and Jonathan

Most people don't believe that I get nervous before sessions - of course I do. Now this isn't to be confused with  confidence, my experience allows me to always know that I can do my job, which is a huge thing, but the nerves are still there. I figure if they ever leave I am in BIG trouble....

The last few weeks have brought some glorious couple sessions. Of course I am used to photographing...

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18Oct '10

I'm falling in love with couples - like Julie and Steven

The last few weeks have brought some glorious couple sessions. Of course I am used to photographing couples, I am a wedding photographer after all, and most of my clients do engagement sessions. However, the couples of Fall 2010 are not engaged, I suppose they once were, but now they are settled...

There are some serious creative people in this town, people who like to shake up their life -...

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16Oct '10

Kenzie's project

There are some serious creative people in this town, people who like to shake up their life - create their life, and I love it when they call me up and I get to be a little part of what they are doing. Kenzie and I created these photos as part of an upcoming project of hers, I don't think it is my...

Any professional photographer would agree with me, documenting a family through their milestones is...

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15Oct '10

Novah, family milestone

Any professional photographer would agree with me, documenting a family through their milestones is one of the sweetest aspects of what we do, yes, it is about the photos, but for me, it is also about the relationship I get to form with my clients. Gillian and Davin became my client when they...

Three different, beautiful funny women who have grown together stepped in front of my camera one...

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12Oct '10

Wise women and best friends

Three different, beautiful funny women who have grown together stepped in front of my camera one recent evening. Lucky me. I barely managed to choose my favorites of best friends, Courtney, Thea and Bree without cracking out some cocktails, there were way to many that made my heart sing, oh... such...

What an amazing morning we had, you truly are radiant, and I left you feeling that you shared a bit...

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11Oct '10

This one's for Ginger

What an amazing morning we had, you truly are radiant, and I left you feeling that you shared a bit of your glow with me - When you possess light within, you see it externally.  ~Anaïs NinGinger, you are pouring out light........

As we continue on our Thanksgiving weekend, I knew I had to blog this session. Another of my recent...

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11Oct '10

Harvest Anticipation - Comox Valley Maternity Photographer

As we continue on our Thanksgiving weekend, I knew I had to blog this session. Another of my recent sessions, where our reason for creating was a bit more sentimental - where there was an a little extra basket of thankfulness. Robin, creator of Our Big Earth website, has been bravely open and very...

I could easily get swepped away in sentiment if I delve into a Thanksgiving weekend of blog posts,...

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9Oct '10

Hudson, another reason to give thanks

I could easily get swepped away in sentiment if I delve into a Thanksgiving weekend of blog posts, really, can you imagine, if I really told you how I feel and all the reason that I am thankful for the abundance and beauty, this blog could explode with warm fuzzies over the weekend. Instead,...

If you live in the Comox Valley and are on Facebook you have probably heard people buzzing about...

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8Oct '10

Love for Jenn, it's a movement people

If you live in the Comox Valley and are on Facebook you have probably heard people buzzing about the Love for Jenn movement. and you have probably visited Jenn's Blog (if you haven't it's a MUST read - but be prepared for some serious inspiration.) Jen, Dave and Coady popped in to the studio last...

Thank you to everyone who registered for the BOO sessions, it's going to be hilarious - Christine...

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7Oct '10

Boo Sessions - SOLD OUT

Thank you to everyone who registered for the BOO sessions, it's going to be hilarious - Christine and I are totally looking forward to it. If you don't receive our newsletter you are probably wondering what this is all about. We offered a complimentary day for repeat clients on Halloween and it was...

A group of the stylists and a lovely new esthetician  from Roots the Salon needed some updated...

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5Oct '10

Roots marches in - leave a comment and maybe win a treat

A group of the stylists and a lovely new esthetician  from Roots the Salon needed some updated photos so they all came into the studio to play. Leave a comment below and be entered to win a little bag of Roots The Salon's Hair Product. Meet - Megan and Andrew April, Aimee,and Andrea Mel and...

This is how it went  down when I arrived to photograph Stacey, Randy and their daughter Cleo....

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1Oct '10

Stacey, Randy and Cleo inspire

This is how it went  down when I arrived to photograph Stacey, Randy and their daughter Cleo. 1. I was super excited, and kind of nervous - as I know this family is a creative and brainiac powerhouse2. They welcomed me at their front door and I am sure I was acting sketchy because I couldn't...