Month: August 2011

Danielle had always dreamed of having wedding photos taken at the beach, yet seeing how their...

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26Aug '11

Danielle + Justin, part two on the beach

Danielle had always dreamed of having wedding photos taken at the beach, yet seeing how their wedding was on Mount Washington it wasn't able to happen... until last week that is! A few weeks after their wedding we picked an evening to head to the beach. What a fabulous idea!!!We weren't bound...

Yes, they were surrounded by loving friends and family, many who dropped a tear during their...

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26Aug '11

Lauren and Juan Carlos say I do under blue skies

Yes, they were surrounded by loving friends and family, many who dropped a tear during their ceremony, which was in front of a clear blue ocean view. However, he looked at her and she looked at him, and it was easily as if they were the only ones there. When holding hands, hugging or just standing...

I know many of you are reading this right now -  Thankfully, for some giving up isn't an...

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21Aug '11

Purpose + Persistance

I know many of you are reading this right now -  Thankfully, for some giving up isn't an option -...

She wasn't sure when she first met him, he actually bothered her, but just two weeks later, she was...

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19Aug '11

Lindsey & Tony's Vancouver Wedding

She wasn't sure when she first met him, he actually bothered her, but just two weeks later, she was telling a friend that Tony was the one she would marry. Tony has some mad charm, but it is more than that, he is honest and funny, and the kind of person you can be yourself around and laugh at...

When I first met Adam and Jen - she sat forward eager, grinning ear to ear, he leaned back on the...

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15Aug '11

Adam and Jen say "I do" at a Vancouver Isl. Backyard Wedding

When I first met Adam and Jen - she sat forward eager, grinning ear to ear, he leaned back on the couch, calm, content and attentive to her - I fell for them right away. She loves how kind he is and accepting of her, he loves her compassion and attitude. They balance each other, and make a...

My friend and client Rhonda popped into the studio a few weeks ago for some updated images. I have...

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15Aug '11

Rhonda - Well Balanced Body

My friend and client Rhonda popped into the studio a few weeks ago for some updated images. I have had the opportunity to photograph her children, her family and it was lovely to just have her in front of my lens. Rhonda, is known to many for her business Well Balanced Body - she is a personal...

 It truly was the first sunny saturday Vancouver Island had seen this summer, fitting, as...

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11Aug '11

Katie and Nathan say "I do" on Saltspring

 It truly was the first sunny saturday Vancouver Island had seen this summer, fitting, as "sunny" is exactly how I would describe Katie's dispostion while she, surrounded by her best friends, prepared for her the day. Katie and the girls got ready at the stunning Saltspring Island Winery and...

 I am living the dream, it is exactly what I always wanted. To enjoy the beauty of my life,...

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6Aug '11

Out of here - ticking off the bucket list

 I am living the dream, it is exactly what I always wanted. To enjoy the beauty of my life, the people in it and to document it with my camera. I am a goal setter, so getting here wasn't  by accident, I have had one year, five year and ten year plans - yes I am an A type personality, yes,...

Appreciating You: Mini SessionsSunday, September 18 th   When: September...

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5Aug '11

Mini-Session Registration is ON! A few spaces left

Appreciating You: Mini SessionsSunday, September 18 th   When: September 18  Where: At the McKinnon Photography studio or outdoors at a nearby park if weather allows Why: As this is my tenth year in the Comox Valley, each month I have been offering something...

Life changes. Quickly. I re-connected with Jen ten years ago, when I walked into a room and our...

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5Aug '11

Jen, Ron and Crew

Life changes. Quickly. I re-connected with Jen ten years ago, when I walked into a room and our radars went up, remembering each other from our elementary years. I was new here, so was she, and having someone that was from our past, gave us an instant connection and comfort. I remember...

My mom is my role-model and my best friend, hands down - so I am always sentimental about a mother...

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5Aug '11

Cathy and Erica-Mom and Daughter

My mom is my role-model and my best friend, hands down - so I am always sentimental about a mother daughter portrait. When Cathy and I planned her session she asked that it be casual, a little funky and with a bit of beach beauty thrown in. We headed off to a favorite tucked away spot of...

Cheryl and Barry are well known by many in the valley as the proprietors of Comox Valley Clothing...

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4Aug '11

The Fosters - Comox Valley Couples

Cheryl and Barry are well known by many in the valley as the proprietors of Comox Valley Clothing and as being incredibly nice. When I mentioned to some people that I was photographing them, everyone said, awwww.. .they are so nice. They recently retired (good for them, not for me and my wardrobe)...

A few years ago I began limiting the amount of wedding commissions I take, it was a tough decision,...

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4Aug '11

Brendan+Lauren's harbour engagement session

A few years ago I began limiting the amount of wedding commissions I take, it was a tough decision, business wise and personally, as I love photographing weddins. However, my vision has always been to truly be able to form a connection with wedding clients - like I always tell them, "I will be at...

It is always around this time of year that I begin to consider homeschooling. I am a much better...

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3Aug '11

I'm better in the summer

It is always around this time of year that I begin to consider homeschooling. I am a much better mom in the summer,  when I don't say "hurry up" six times before 8:30, when I can let the child work on their own rhythm of late nights and long sleep-ins. I feel like I am more loving, more...

It typically goes down like this - Once you book a session, you and I chat and talk about...

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2Aug '11

Erin, James, Olivia and Nolan-strong family love

It typically goes down like this - Once you book a session, you and I chat and talk about feel, environment, and vision for the session. Well, when I talked with the super stylish Erin, she just kept telling me "I just want a nice family photo," - she was so open to the feel and vibe, that it...

I was so excited to have the chance to photograph Owen again! His mom wanted to create a session...

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2Aug '11

Celebrating Loving Owen

I was so excited to have the chance to photograph Owen again! His mom wanted to create a session that showcased this little man and their bond. I love it when parents think forward, realizing how valued a photo with them in it will be to their children in the years to come. This first...

It was as real as a wedding can be, it was't about how the napkins were folded, or a strict...

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2Aug '11

Tara and Gary Say I Do - Courtenay, BC

It was as real as a wedding can be, it was't about how the napkins were folded, or a strict itinerary, it wasn't fussy - it was just warm. It was about friendship and partnership. Tara and Gary new exactly how their wedding would be. When Gary, a dedicated bachelor, met Tara, he immediately knew...