“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 preasure 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
— Jennifer Judson, Portrait Client, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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 we feel 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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
The flash drive in the box was a beautiful touch. 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 that picture.
— Deborah & Ian, Wedding Clients, 2015
McKinnon Photography offers not only great photography but gives you an amazing experience. From the beginning when planning your session, Karen & office manager Christine will go out of their way to both understand and create the session you are after. By asking questions and getting to know you, you will not be disappointed with your photos. The sessions are always fun, as Karen engages with you, your spouse, kids, and even pets to get the best photo possible. 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. I have been photographed by McKinnon Photography 6 times and each has held such a great memory for me. From my husbands and my 1st anniversary, a couple shoot 5 years later, my sisters 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 adorning 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, Featured 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, 2014
My husband and I have both been impressed from our initial meeting through the “after care” Karen provided invaluable expertise and input in the time leading up to our wedding and it was done with such warmth and professionalism….
As the Bride & Groom, there is so much of our festivities that occurred out of our field of vision…we were delighted that Karen captured the whole story and atmosphere all the while being very attentive to the Bride & Groom…really Karen, do you have a clone!?
— Wedding Client, 2014
This is more than a job to Karen and Christine – they really really love what they do and it shows.
— Kathlene Beebe, Portrait Client, 2014
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 on the flash drive 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, 2014
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, 2014
Love the way you work as a team. Fun and creative and very in tune with your subjects/customers all of the time. Thank you.
— JL, Portrait Client, 2014
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, 2014
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 August. Again, thank you so much, it was great working with a professional.
— Rhiana & Cory, Wedding Clients, 2014
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. All the best to you for the rest of 2014!
— Mike & Kirsten, Wedding Clients, 2014
It’s been just over a year now, that Simon and I have been married, and 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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2014