Beautiful Family of Twelve! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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It was my pleasure to photograph this good-looking family last weekend on the event of the parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. We did this session along the river bank behind 529 Wellington.

Here’s a sneak peek of this fun family event!

We did some traditional poses but it’s always fun to just ham it up!

These are the grandkids. I wonder how long he could hold this pose?

The happy couple after 50 years of marriage. They must have gotten married in their teen years!

 

 

What a Doll! (Winnipeg Newborn Photography)

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It was a pleasure to have photographed this adorable baby girl and her beautiful triplet sisters!

After having 5 baby boys in a row it was really fun to dress up and photograph this baby girl. I loved every minute to working with her and her sisters!

Here’s a sneak peek of this session:

 

 

Absolute Perfection! (Winnipeg Newborn Photographers)

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At 10 days old this little guy is absolutely perfect in every way. He was a perfect little poser and ever so cute!  His big brothers and sisters were wonderful to work with and his big sister was very helpful. Lucky family of 5 beautiful children! I’ll be posting more of this family later but here are a few to start with.

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Family Reunion! (Winnipeg Event Photographers)

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I had the honour of photographing this family reunion at the Canad Inn on Saturday. Pictured here you can see the grandparents with their 6 grandchildren. It was the first time in 15 years that this family had been together. I can understand how wonderful that would be for these grandparents as one of my sons lives in Calgary and it has been a while since my whole family has been together.

I don’t think this family could have given a better gift for their 50th wedding anniversary than their presence at this event.

This is one of the granddaughters with her boyfriend. Aren’t they cute!

The Seasons of Victoria Beach (Winnipeg Photographers)

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Over the past 4 years I have had the privilege of getting to know Victoria Beach. John, my fiance, is fortunate enough that his grandfather bought a cabin there in 1944 for $600. This cabin was torn down a couple of years ago and replaced with a new, modern and very beautiful cabin.  It is really more of a beach house than a cabin. We both love it there and call it our sanctuary. Most people only come to their cabins in the summer but we go all year round and we love it even more in the winter. Here are some images that I’ve taken in the 4 seasons at Victoria Beach.

SUMMER

Summer is a very busy time at VB.  There are people playing tennis, visiting in the village green, biking, walking, swimming and waiting in line at the bakery. The sunsets are amazing and the beaches are busy. The pelicans and the eagles are back and the days are long and hot. I love summer.

 

FALL

Fall is the most beautiful time at VB. The days and nights are cooler and there are fewer people around, especially after Thanksgiving. I love walking with my camera in the fall.

WINTER

It might strike you as strange but winter has become my favorite season at VB. There are a few reasons for this. First of all, the people are gone. The population goes from about 16,000 in the summer to 450 in the winter.  It’s not that I don’t like people, but I love the solitude in winter. I love walking the dogs on the roads without worrying about anyone complaining about them being off leash. I love that even on the coldest days, the wind is blocked by the trees and I can take the dogs for walks.  I love the pictures that I can take of the cold and the snow. Take a look:

 

 

SPRING

One of the really neat things about spring at VB is hearing the ice moving as it melts. The dogs can still run free and people have not returned yet. Spring leads to some really interesting pictures as well, with the contrast of the blue water and sky and the white snow and ice.

 

As you can see, it is an idyllic place in all the seasons.

We would love to see you at our sanctuary. Come for a drive and visit us. It’s only an hour from the North Perimeter and well worth the trip.

Cute as a Button, One Year Old! (Winnipeg Child Photographers)

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This little cutie was all smiles yesterday. Until the cake came out and then her expressions changed to ones of puzzlement and distaste. Personally, I love sweets, but this little girl was not impressed. She played with the sucker but she did not like the taste of cake!

I had a great time with this little smilie!

21 Photo or ChrisMcWilliamsPhotography? Please vote.

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I’ve been thinking about changing the name of my portrait business to 21photo.ca for some time now. I use 21photo.ca for my travel/nature photography and was thinking of changing everything to be under one name.

My reasons for wanting to change it are:

  • It’s a shorter name.
  • I like the sound of it.

My reasons against changing it are:

  • It will take a lot of effort to change my business cards and website to 21photo.ca
  • People already know me as chrismcwilliamsphotography

So I am asking you. Please tell me what you think? Should I change it or leave it as is? I  value your opinion. I know some photographers have done this kind of “rebranding.” Was it worth it? Was it as much work as I think it will be?

 

Here’s the poll: