Month: November 2011

You are going to want to mark your Calendar for Monday as that is the day my 12 Days of Christmas...

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30Nov '11

12 Days of Christmas: Nominate a Charity and Give Aways

You are going to want to mark your Calendar for Monday as that is the day my 12 Days of Christmas kicks off. As my way of celebrating 10 years of photographing in the Comox Valley, all year, each month I have had a little special promo that has been offered through my blog. Dec 5th will see...

I am was a big city gal. Living in a small town never was on my agenda, but a variety of romantic...

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26Nov '11

Big or Small? I'll take small

I am was a big city gal. Living in a small town never was on my agenda, but a variety of romantic and well thought out decisions brought me to the Comox Valley ten years ago. I list it as one of the proudest choices, for many reasons... including this one.....I had built a rapport with Melissa over...

A part of my business that I have kept quiet is the Boudoir Portraits that I create. What is...

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25Nov '11

Introducing the first Boudoir Marathon

A part of my business that I have kept quiet is the Boudoir Portraits that I create. What is Boudoir? It is stylish, sexy, beautiful, empowering, tasteful photographs of women. Over the last year I have become extremely moved by these sessions. Women, typically come in nervous, walk out the...

There is something really special about  a treehouse. What kid doesn't want one? Even now as...

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24Nov '11

How romantic is a treehouse?

There is something really special about  a treehouse. What kid doesn't want one? Even now as an adult when I see one it makes me smile. When I photograph a family that has one, it leads me to a bucket of assumptions about them. Including, that it is a family that believes in play and...

I was travelling through the images I recently created of singer-songwriter Helen Austin and this...

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20Nov '11

The lovely Helen Austin

I was travelling through the images I recently created of singer-songwriter Helen Austin and this one really jumped at me. As I looked at it large on my screen I felt something. I think it really shows the things I have come to adore about Helen. She has this expression, one of interest and...

It seems like just yesterday that I photographed twins Quinn and MacKenzie as babies and they still...

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20Nov '11

Quinn, MacKenzie, Jen and Glen

It seems like just yesterday that I photographed twins Quinn and MacKenzie as babies and they still are just as adorable. I headed out to their home for a variety of portraits of them and their parents. Despite the rain we strolled down to the beach and then, even a we bit of sun popped...

I first photographed Karla, Brian and Zander two years ago, it was chilly, and damp and they, along...

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18Nov '11

Karla, Brian & Zander

I first photographed Karla, Brian and Zander two years ago, it was chilly, and damp and they, along with their extended family were rockstars. This year, it poured!!! POURED! Their was talk of photographing them in the studio, however as the owners of Cona Hostel in downtown Courtenay and Cona...

My McKinnon Photography logo was created 11 years ago - it was perfect! Eleven years ago when I...

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16Nov '11

Making me look better

My McKinnon Photography logo was created 11 years ago - it was perfect! Eleven years ago when I moved here, when I was still shooting film, when I barely spent time on the computer, when many of my clients didn't have email and blogging and facebook wasn't even an idea. I loved my logo and it...

Seriously! This fall I have had the most gloriously friendly, fun and easy families to photograph....

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15Nov '11

Kari, Matthew and Nicholas

Seriously! This fall I have had the most gloriously friendly, fun and easy families to photograph. I keep joking that I should make it look like I am working harder. I knew photographing Kari and Matt would be a breeze. Six years ago I captured their wedding, with less than perfect weather,...

This session was FUN!! Right from the get-go when I pulled up at their home there was a jovial,...

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13Nov '11

The Laderoutes Understand Family

This session was FUN!! Right from the get-go when I pulled up at their home there was a jovial, good humored mood. As we photographed, I realized that's how this crew rolls. Tara and husband Andre, and kids Brody, Nolan and Cabe, I am seriously a huge fan of your family. Thank you, for as we...

My lovely friend Trish radiated through her maternity session, which you can see HERE, and now she...

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13Nov '11

Welcoming Serina Joy

My lovely friend Trish radiated through her maternity session, which you can see HERE, and now she has a complete different glow - that of a new mama who is deeply in love. Trish and Jamie have been busy raising two adorable boys, and now, they have a girl to round out their beautiful...

I loved this session. Loved, loved, loved.... I have the radest clients! This family is so relaxed...

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9Nov '11

Angela, Gary and Alayna

I loved this session. Loved, loved, loved.... I have the radest clients! This family is so relaxed together and in love with each other, it was so easy to capture this. It didn't hurt that they are all stunning! The bond between Angela and Alayna is so strong, it truly moved me as  I thought...

It's been awhile since I checked in and shared what is happening in our world. October was a...

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8Nov '11

It's been awhile - my life

It's been awhile since I checked in and shared what is happening in our world. October was a fabulous month. Typically, it is a busy one for our family, we have two birthdays, thanksgiving, Halloween and it can be one of the busiest work months of the year for me. This year, we also threw in a trip...

Sasha's parents have been intending to organize a photo session for her for sometime. So, while I...

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4Nov '11

Sasha in Hawaii

Sasha's parents have been intending to organize a photo session for her for sometime. So, while I was in Hawaii to photograph her sister's wedding, I was doing some location scouting for the wedding and found this place that left me totally inspired. The spot wouldn't work for the wedding, so I...