Testimonials

As well as getting to be creative, the most rewarding part of my work is having happy clients, who not only rave about their images, but also their experiences.

Getting family portraits can be a stressful event. From choosing the ‘perfect’ outfits, to making sure everyone looks at the camera and smiles nicely, to choosing just the right prints for your walls, it can be a daunting task from start to finish. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth with Karen McKinnon and her fabulous sidekick, Christine Morgan. Right from the beginning, these 2 made sure I had all the tools I needed to ensure our family session went smoothly and stress-free. They were organized and on top of every little detail. Karen’s funny and positive personality helped relieve the pressure of getting everyone to smile at once and our happy faces all just came naturally. This is not an easy task, especially with 5 kids, but we had a beautiful, joyful and memorable experience together with our family. Words cannot express my gratitude.  I will always look at my prints with so much love and cherish that time we had. Thank you, ladies!

— Jennifer Judson, Portrait Client

WE LOVED OUR WEDDING PHOTOS! We also loved how they came on a USB drive so we could go over them at home privately. Our entire wedding day was stress free thanks to you! Thanks again, it was one amazing day and you captured it exactly like we wanted! xxoo

— TJ and Chantal, Wedding Clients

Your service was professional and seamless from introduction to follow through! Karen’s photography is second to none and her support team is approachable, efficient and highly responsive! I’d work with you all again in a heartbeat!

— Sandy Slovack, Commercial Client

Karen was awesome to work with at the shoot, putting both my husband and children at ease and getting some amazing photos that our family will cherish forever. The whole process was seamless from booking the shoot to ordering prints…and everything in between! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend McKinnon Photography! Thanks so much Karen and Christine!

— Thea Cockerton, Portrait Client

We were surprised at how the focus of the photography kept us balanced throughout the emotionally overwhelming day with out detracting from it. Karen not only excelled as our photographer but also as a guiding light of support. Exceptional outcome with professional and gracious delivery. The whole experience was such a blessing.

— Chris & Meghan, Wedding Clients

Our family had the utmost pleasure of having our photos taken by Karen McKinnon Photography. Karen immediately made us all feel at ease as soon as she arrived, and before we knew it, we were smiling and laughing for her camera.  She somehow managed to capture all of our personalities.  We absolutely loved so many of the photos she took, and had a very difficult time trying to pick the ones we wanted to have printed.  We picked more than we had planned and blew our budget, but it was more than worth it.  Her work is of the highest quality.  You cannot put a price on this kind of memory.  We would also like to also give our sincere thanks to Christine, her lovely assistant. She was warm, graceful, professional and helpful to the highest degree. She is a gem.  We felt we had a thoroughly wonderful experience all around.  We highly recommend Karen, and would definitely use her again.

 

— Anne and Bill Alcock, Portrait Clients

Oh my. I’m not sure where to begin. Thank you so much Karen for the amazing wedding photographs. You captured the essence of our day in every way. It has truly been a blessing to work with you. Your skill, artistry, passion, spirit all shine though. You give of yourself openly and courageously and it was beyond remarkable to experience. Thank you from the depths of me.

— Jodi & Steve, Wedding Clients

Thank you SO SO much!!!  Karen, the photos are fabulous and breathtaking, we are absolutely in awe!! I can’t stop going back and flipping through them over and over again. Thank you again for sharing your talent with us, we are blown away and can’t wait to share the photos with everyone!

— Shane & Amanda, Portrait Clients

The pictures Karen took of our guests, especially family, were so wonderful. She caught a picture of my son in which he is looking the happiest I have ever seen him. I truly treasure these photos.

— Deborah & Ian, Wedding Clients

McKinnon Photography offers not only great photography but gives you an amazing experience. Karen & office manager Christine will go out of their way to both understand and create the session you are after. She has a great eye to catch the posed moments, but even better the candid moments, the real moments, the ones you really don’t want to forget. From my husband’s and my 1st anniversary, a couples shoot 5 years later, my sister’s wedding, a boudoir session, maternity session and then family photos with our newborn twins, McKinnon Photography has become a part of our family. Her work adorns our walls, and their friendship a part of our life. If you are looking for a great photographer who will work with you to create photos that are true to you and yours, contact McKinnon Photography!

— Keltie Schalm, Portrait Client

This was our first time having professional pictures taken and we were really excited. From the moment Karen introduced herself she was down to earth, funny and supportive. She made us feel really at ease. Our wedding was simple and intimate, Karen made it magical. Besides reciting our vows, this was our favorite part of our wedding. This honestly felt like a little honeymoon for us! When I look back at the photos I can’t stop smiling. We get to relive and cherish this day, thanks to you Karen. If I had to sum up our experience in one word, it would be ethereal.

— Megan & Josh, Wedding Clients

This is more than a job to Karen and Christine – they really really love what they do and it shows.

— Kathlene Beebe, Portrait Client

Thank you SO MUCH for the beautiful engagement pictures! I was a bit nervous going in because I generally don’t take pictures that well. I expected to find a few pictures I loved and some that I was happy with, but I loved them ALL! I’m having a hard time deciding which one(s) to use for our invitations! It was such a great experience and we all had a really good time with you! You have such a fun and relaxed vibe; it’s very comforting and makes being in front of a camera seem normal! I’m so glad we decided to have you as our wedding photographer and I’m looking forward to having you at our big day!

— Heather & Jason, Wedding Clients

Our photo session was great…Karen made us feel very relaxed. The whole experience was enjoyable. Christine was so helpful, from booking to helping choose proofs and printing.

— Dennis & Cherri, Portrait Clients

Love the way you work as a team. Fun and creative and very in tune with your clients all of the time. Thank you.

— JL, Portrait Client

The level of service and expertise from beginning to end makes it such a pleasurable experience. And we have great photos to treasure. It’s like a gift forever.

— Sarah Stromquist, Portrait Client

Cory and I want to thank you so much for the wonderful photos, we had a great time going through them and remembering special moments from our wedding. Again, thank you so much, it was great working with a professional.

— Rhiana & Cory, Wedding Clients

Love the album, thank you! We took it on the road with us last week when we went to visit a bunch of family – everyone absolutely loved seeing the photos and we had a zillion comments about how nice the photos are. Thank you again for everything, Christine and Karen.

— Mike & Kirsten, Wedding Clients

We frequently go through our wedding album to remember that wonderful day. We just wanted to say Thank You again for all of the hard work you put in to capturing our special day for us. The pictures capture so much emotion and joy that it brings back some of those feelings every time we look at them. We are so happy we found you to work with us!!!

— Simon & Christian, Wedding Clients

We absolutely love our photos from our big day. Karen did such an amazing job and we have only heard good things about her from our guests. She was so professional, yet fun to work with. We are going to go through our albums with our families and decide from there what we would like to do. We will definitely keep Karen in mind for future events.

Thank you so much!

— Jada & Blair, Wedding Clients

Karen is passionate about her work, her clients, and life. She has a beautiful soul. She intuitively connects with her clients. She captures the essence of who they are. She is incredibly talented and a phenomenal person!

— Dhea Wallace-Chau, Portrait Client

Christine, the wall portraits are beautiful!  I had tears in my eyes when I opened them up!  I couldn’t wait until I got home, so some of my staff also got a look too.

Thank you again for all your help and patience with this process.

— Jennifer, Portrait client

Karen is incredible to work with, and really put us at ease in front of the camera. We first got to know Karen during our super fun engagement shoot, and she was able to work with the windy weather conditions and beautiful landscape to perfectly capture our personalities. We were able to connect with Karen for coffee initially, and again via phone, and kept in touch by email, and she was able to answer all of our questions and provide so many great ideas! Karen’s advice and experience were invaluable in helping us to plan our dream wedding! We had so many compliments from friends and family on how great she was to be around, and how much fun she added to the festivities (she is hilarious!). We LOVE our photos, they turned out better than we ever imagined! Thanks Karen, for helping make our wedding so memorable, and capturing the memories for us!

— Amy & Graeme, Wedding Clients

We have gone through the photos a few times, and were overwhelmed with how well you captured us and our families, with so much emotion showing through. We are looking forward to sitting down with our families and picking our favourites to print out, and of course, a majority of them will be projected on a large screen at our Montreal reception! Thank you so much again, it really was lovely sharing our day with you.

— Erin & Gil, Wedding Clients

Absolutely stunning and humbling!  Thank you so much for such beautiful kind words, and the pictures are breathtaking!

— Erin & Ryan, Wedding Clients

Thrilled. Couldn’t be happier. I felt so comfortable and confident in Karen throughout the entire process. I knew I made the right decision choosing her from the start. I just felt a connection with her work online and then it carried through all our phone calls and meeting in person. Your wedding day is a big day to spend with a stranger and both Karen and her assistant did nothing but add positivity to ours.

— Kailey & Tanner, Wedding Clients

Karen, once again you blow my mind!!! Am beyond happy and in love with all!!

— Kendra, Portrait Client

We did enjoy opening them, although I admit I couldn’t wait until I got home.  Neither could my co-workers.  I had a brief preview with library staff and a few patrons, then James and I had a closer look at them when I got home.  They are perfect.  We love our framed copies, and I know our families will be thrilled with their prints.  Now we just have to decide who gets what! Thanks again to you and to Karen for everything.  Working with you both was a wonderful experience.

— Laurie & James, Portrait Clients

Thanks for everything you do – always with such lovely, cherished kindness!

— Lucinda, Portrait Client

We had a very intimate wedding with immediate family only, so it was important for us to be able to trust and interact seamlessly with everyone we hired for the event. Karen excelled at this by spending time with us before the event to get to know our personalities and collective vision for the day. She was always available for questions, and easy to contact. Everyone at our wedding commented on what a great pick she was due to her infectious positivity and wonderful sense of humor. She made picture time one of the best parts of the day by helping us to relax, laugh, and just enjoy the moment! We were thrilled with our photos in the end, and would absolutely recommend Karen to anyone.

— MB and RG, Wedding Clients

As if picture day wasn’t exciting enough and once again receiving the top notch customer service love that is McKinnon Photography, I arrive home to hand delivered photos & a beautiful bouquet of flowers! Team McKinnon Photography you have done it again, my walls are happy, my heart smiling that our story continues to be captured, please know how loved you are for what you do. xoxo

— Sarah, Portrait Client

I had an amazing time with Karen and am super happy with how everything turned out!  Karen has an amazing personality and it was easy to find things to connect with.  She really helps put you at ease and get comfortable.

— K, Portrait Client

Working with Karen was fabulous. While our wedding was in my hometown with family helping to plan, we came in from out of town. She made us feel like nothing was rushed, all the details were taken care of, and we could just take a deep breath. From our first coffee together, to unwrapping our final photo package, we were delighted. My husband, who initially stated early in our planning process “We don’t need a wedding photographer, we will all have our phone cameras”, is now the first one showing off our favourite photos a year later and gushing over ‘the amazing photographer we had’.

— Erin & Gil-Philippe, Wedding Clients

No words…to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for you and Sasha yesterday.

We are still in awe of the day, and still processing all that we experienced yesterday.  It went deeper than the two of us exchanging vows, it was being able to share the day with all of our friends and family, and being supported by people such as yourself, Barbara and Ann.  Without all of you the day would not have been the success it was.

You made us laugh and cry, and we are so thankful that you chose to be there with us to capture the day on film.  You are not only a skilled and talented photographer, but an amazing, kind hearted person with a brilliant way of engaging the people you are photographing.

Thank you again for being there for us.

Paul and Jacquie

— Paul & Jacquie, Wedding Clients