Marlene and Barry: 50 Years and Counting! (Winnipeg Event Photography)

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I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Marlene and Barry’s lovely family last Saturday on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Marlene and Barry celebrated with their 2 sons and their wives and their 5 grandchildren.

I really enjoyed working with the kids, who were real cuties, but  were also completely cooperative when posing for pictures!

The best part of this day was when Marlene wore her original wedding dress and Barry dressed up in a very dapper looking suit. How many of us would fit into our wedding dresses from 50 years ago? I know I wouldn’t be able to.

What a lovely couple Marlene  and Barry made then and still make now!

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And here Marlene and Barry are now.  Barry bought the red and white roses for his bride. Notice the lovely smiles  on both of them.

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Winnipeg Event PhotographyHere are Barry and Marlene with their 5 grandchildren!  Don’t they look like great kids!

 

 

 

 

 

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Absolutely Adorable! (Winnipeg Child Photographers)

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I met this adorable little girl today just after her first birthday. P has been walking for 4 months and is a real sweetie. She didn’t want to sit too much for me but I love some of the images that we got of her walking around. This is one of them.

I love her big blue eyes and her wisps of curly blonde hair.

Have a look!

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I love these beads!

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Beautiful Little One!

A Little Princess! (Winnipeg Child Photographers)

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This beautiful little 4 year old rocked her Dress Up session yesterday. Little E loves to wear pretty dresses and hats and jewelry so this type of session was perfect for her. She loved waving around a wand, but wasn’t so sure who she wanted to cast a spell on.

Have a look at this preview of A Little Princess!

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A Beautiful Little Princess!

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Beautiful Girl with Flowers in her hair!

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Peek-a-Boo!

The dresses that this little girl is wearing are all available at the studio. Don’t delay if you are interested in this event. It isn’t too late to bring the little girl in your life for a Dress Up session!

2020 Grads: Miles Mac Collegiate (Winnipeg Photographers)

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The grads of 2020 have missed out on the usual grad ceremonies and dinners but at least these grads got to dress up, get their pictures taken and have a party.

I enjoyed meeting and photographing these young adults and finding out what they were all doing in the fall. I was impressed by the fact that they all had plans for university and that they knew what they wanted to do.

The gowns that the girls wore were absolutely beautiful on them and the guys looked really dashing in their suits.

Here is a quick sneak peek at these beautiful grads!

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Miles Mac Grads dressed in style!

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Miles Mac Grads Hat Toss!

Covid 19 Precautions: Winnipeg Photography Studio

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At ChrisMcWilliamsPhotography your safety is our first priority.  We are pleased to be able to open after being closed for 3 months and we are taking steps to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.

With that in mind, these are the precautions that we have put in place:

What we are doing:

  • Before your session all surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized including: light switches, door knobs, handles, handrails, waste bins, stools and chairs.
  • Client bathroom will be cleaned including  washing and sanitizing counters, soap dispensers, door handles, toilet and floor.
  • All props, headbands, hats, outfits and blankets that are will be used will be washed before your session.
  • We will cancel your session if we are not feeling well.
  • We will sanitize our hands before your session and during the session as needed.
  • When photographing a newborn, the  photographer will wear a mask.
  • Physical distancing will be in place during your session, except for newborn sessions. For newborn sessions, photographer will wear a mask.

 

What we ask of you:

  •  If at any time prior to your appointment you develop any of the following symptoms: Fever >38 °C (or subjective fever), cough, sore throat, shortness of breath/breathing difficulties…

    Or any two or more of the following: runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of smell or taste, headache, hoarse voice, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea…that you cancel your session and reschedule for when you are feeling better.

  • That you use the hand sanitizer available at the door when you come for your session.
  • That you follow the direction of the photographer during your session.
  • Clients will remove their shoes on entering. Please bring another pair for your session.

Let’s keep everyone save and continue to flatten the curve in Manitoba!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studio Reopening! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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Studio Reopening: ChrisMcWilliamsPhotography


I hope that everyone has stayed healthy in this unprecedented and scary time. It is unnerving to have an invisible enemy out there that can infect and kill people. It is especially unnerving to not know what the future holds, but things are looking very positive in Manitoba.

My husband and I are healthy and doing well. We have been busy painting inside the house and working on the yard, but I do miss taking pictures of children and families, so I am pleased to announce that I am opening my studio and will start to do sessions again. Safety measures will be in place, including hand sanitizing when clients come in and keeping physical distances as much as possible. More information will be sent to clients before coming for a session.

I prefer outdoor sessions at this time of the year and my yard is an excellent spot for pictures with many large shade trees. I am also open to using parks in the city, especially but not limited to Kilcona Park, Bird’s Hill Park and Kildonan Park.



Little Girls Dress Up



This special event was cut short when the pandemic hit and I am pleased to announce that I am resuming my “Little Girls Dress Up” sessions. I have even more dresses now and am looking forward to photographing the little girls in your life.

This model call is for girls aged 1 to 4. I will include girls who are older if parents bring an outfit for them. Since this is a dress up event, I can only provide dresses up to a size 4 (for a 4 year old, or a small 5 year old).  You are welcome to bring more than 1 girl but I am limiting it to 3 girls per hour session.

I am fine with including other family members (including sons) for this event, but I won’t be supplying outfits for them as the focus is on daughters.

I hope to do some of these sessions outside as well as in the studio. The trees in the yard are looking great right now and there are a lot of locations that we can use

All clients who come for this model call will be entered into a draw for a $600 package. The draw will be done on July 6th. The winner will be announced that day. You are still in the draw if you came for a session before the pandemic started.

A $50 retainer is required to book your session. You can either get a refund on the retainer at your ordering session or you can use the retainer towards the purchase of products such as  wall art or prints. The retainer can be sent to chrismcwilliamsphotography@gmail.com.

I love the idea of photographing your daughter in her mom’s wedding dress! Let me know if this appeals to you and if you have the dress.

I hope to hear from you! Let me know if you are interested.



And Finally


I found this on Facebook a while back and thought it was a great way to look at things.

It’s important that we look at the bright side of things at a time like this and see our glasses as half full.  I hope that you are all safe and healthy now that life is returning to some semblance of normal. Nobody knows when or if the world will ever be like it was before the pandemic and we have no control over that, but we can control how we treat others and how we go about our daily lives.

Thank God, at least toilet paper has become available!

Yours in Photography,

Christina

Finally; a session!

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Finally, after 3 months of no photography sessions; I was able to do one yesterday!

It was great to see 10 month old L and his 4 year old brother for L’s 3rd photography session. One more session and this family will receive their photo book containing images from all 4 sessions.

We had to work hard to coax smiles out of this little guy but we got a few. Lucky mom and dad with their 2 beautiful boys!

Here’s a preview:

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What a Beauty! (Winnipeg Child Photographers)

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I know for sure that I get the cutest kids to photograph and if you look at this session and the one before it, you will know that this is true.

This 4 year old beauty is a wonderful model who loves the camera. She follows directions like a pro and is stunningly beautiful. Don’t you agree?

Have a look:

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Destination Imagination 2020 (Winnipeg Photographers)

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It was my pleasure to be a volunteer photographer for Destination Imagination, an event that my niece, Shauna Cornwell spearheads. This year it was held on March 10th at Ecole River Heights.

DI is a competition where teams compete with other teams in specific challenges. Teams that win at the Regional levels go to Global Finals. This year the finals will be held in Kansas City, Missouri.

You can find out more about this program at the link Destination Imagination Info

Here are some of the pictures that I took yesterday. I was particularly struck by the pantomime done by the group from Ecole River Heights. As you can see their production looked professional!

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What a beauty! (Winnipeg Children’s Photographers)

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I photographed my first little girl’s dress up sessions yesterday and it was a hit!

This is Iszie, whose birthday is today. The last time I photographed her she was 3. She’s just as adorable now as she was then.  Iszie loves posing and the camera loves her. In these images she is wearing her mom’s grad dress and her grandma’s wedding dress. Isn’t she adorable!

Happy 6th Birthday Iszie! You are one of my all time favorites!

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