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This woman is a mystery. Actually, how we met is a mystery. Well, likely Beth knows, she is smart...

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11Apr '17

Beth - she isn't what you think

This woman is a mystery. Actually, how we met is a mystery. Well, likely Beth knows, she is smart that way, and many other ways.  I have memories of talking at craft fairs, of her leaving an impression. I guess the how and why doesn't matter, I have her in my life now, that is the meaningful...

It started as a trip to Mexico, then morphed into a Rocky Mountain road tip, and evolved into an...

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25Mar '17
gabriola

In the green - Gabriola Island Getaway

It started as a trip to Mexico, then morphed into a Rocky Mountain road tip, and evolved into an easily attainable and meaningful Gabriola Island getaway. I go hard in life. That's my style. I am not one for balance (and I really wish everyone would stop saying it was necessary,) however, I am...

I was looking through my archives to pull photos to promote grad photos and I am stuck in a mush of...

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16Mar '17
grad photos

Grad photos - last session as a child, a look back

I was looking through my archives to pull photos to promote grad photos and I am stuck in a mush of sentiment. I remember each of these photo sessions like it was yesterday - I can tell you what we talked about and how the air felt. This is some feat, because I was  trying to remember what I made...

When a Vancouver Island musician commissions me to take their photo I get a little fan-girl-ish -...

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15Mar '17
Vancouver Island Musician photography

Vancouver Island musician hits the barn = I turn into a fan-girl

When a Vancouver Island musician commissions me to take their photo I get a little fan-girl-ish - (okay, a lot but I hide it enough to make it a "little") Reason 1: I can't sing, I can't play an instrument. I love music like I adore photography. If I wrote poetry (which is something I also can't...

My blog was broken for the last few weeks and it still is a bit moody. So, I have 6.5 blog posts...

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11Mar '17

Strength and beauty in a snowy maternity session

My blog was broken for the last few weeks and it still is a bit moody. So, I have 6.5 blog posts that are swirling around my head that I am itching to write. I need to start with my session from yesterday because it couldn't have been more fun and meaningful, plus this mama to be is in her final...

After days on the couch with the flu I arose today with relief – the force randomly and intensly...

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28Jan '17

Sad and in love, about awards and Trump- writing like no one is reading

After days on the couch with the flu I arose today with relief – the force randomly and intensly squeezing my gut and punching my head seems ready to exit. Truthfully though, it hasn’t been that bad. I don’t hit the couch often and used the time wisely with a dreamy companion. My daughter,...

I won!! I really did.. I think? maybe? OK...I am not so sure? Deadline is only 5 days away....

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15Jan '17
snow with shadows

Pretty sure I won

I won!! I really did.. I think? maybe? OK...I am not so sure? Deadline is only 5 days away. Friday night I sat down and started going through which images to enter in a national wedding photographer's competition. For this competition, each season you have the chance to compete, racking up...

Dear Lucy and Geoff It's hard to believe you are married. We have all been looking forward to...

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2Jan '17

Lucy & Geoff - Comox Valley Photographer

Dear Lucy and Geoff It's hard to believe you are married. We have all been looking forward to this night for so long. Dates, timing, decor, signature drink (you nailed it!)  - there was a lot to put in rows, and other factors to  push aside to get here. It was worth it though, because it was...

    Despite my usual steadfast dedication to an early start to a productive...

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1Jan '17

A surprising way to start the year, a secret, and a book

    Despite my usual steadfast dedication to an early start to a productive first day of the year,  I started 2017 by sleeping until noon. And no, I did not tie one on the night before. I don't have any grandiose plans for doing things differently in 2017, but maybe this is...

It's year end post time - be witty, be deep, list all the highlights and do it all...

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31Dec '16

Year end post - writing like no one will read it

It's year end post time - be witty, be deep, list all the highlights and do it all genuinely. Sigh. That's too much for me. I started blogging in 2002. It was a fresh approach to marketing yourself and I committed, well, truthfully I kind of kicked-ass.  It was how we shared photos in the...

I haven't been blogging as much as usual - a combo of work busy and life leisure - both of which...

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18Dec '16

McKinnon Photography - winter family portrait

I haven't been blogging as much as usual - a combo of work busy and life leisure - both of which have been working well for me. But I went to share one of these on social media and just couldn't decide on my favorite. I adore these three funny beauties with contagious smiles. The cold weather...

This girl kills it. She is on my list of go-to's for:  keeping inspired to stay fit ...

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23Nov '16

McKinnon Photography hangs with Studio IPF

This girl kills it. She is on my list of go-to's for:  keeping inspired to stay fit inspiration to keep growing as an entrepreneur a good laugh, at life, at each other bringing up the fun quotient at a party a great hug a keeping it real parenting pow-wow finding ways to...