Graduation 2021: (Winnipeg Grad Photographers)

Graduating from grade 12 is a special time for students and not being able to have a regular convocation or party is really tough, so a lot of parents are doing what they can to make this event special for their children. Yesterday, I met a few of the grads of 2021 in a special photography session.

We started at Kildonan Park. It was a lovely evening. The temperature was perfect but the wind was kind of brutal at times.

Love the smiles on these 2 girls!

The biggest smiles on these 2 best friends!

The girls pictured below are part of the provincial basketball team that won at Nationals; so we headed over to St. John’s Park to use the basketball courts. Note the medals they are both wearing! The wind was fierce here!

Basketball Stars!

Another friend arrived and was happy to pose for some pictures. We had a great time. Watch for more pictures here as I get these images edited.

Family of 5! (Winnipeg Family Photography)

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I hadn’t done any photography sessions for over a month. That has been my choice. I don’t feel safe having people in my home studio with Covid cases being so high. I have a husband who has lymphoma and I want to be extra vigilant about exposure, especially with the new variants. My husband is fine right now and we want to keep it that way.

Now that we have warm weather and the leaves are out on the trees, I will do sessions outdoors. The session that I am featuring today was done on my property and the family shown lives right around the corner from us!

I love the picture below. Our neighbour’s dog, Gypsy, saw us outside and came over to visit. Gypsy was excited to give me hugs and kisses and didn’t want to leave. Usually, I welcome Gypsy, but in this case, I needed her to move, but the whole interaction gave us this wonderful picture!

Fun Candid!

After Gypsy left, we were able to get a posed image.

Beautiful Family!

I loved photographing these 2 beautiful girls; aged 6 and 8. Aren’t they lovely?

Lovely Sisters!

Some of My Favorites! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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Today I am featuring 2 of my favorite kids; my great niece and nephew, who I have been photographing since they were born. Sarah has just turned 17 and Nate is now 15.

There are many features around our property that work well for photographing people; including the train tracks (which I know you are not allowed to be on, but the train seldom comes and when it does it goes really really slowly), a forest of pine trees, a farmer’s field and lots of colourful trees. We did this session right around our property.

Have a look at these amazing kids:

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Just Me and My Dog!
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A Beautiful Girl!
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Balancing Act!

Beautiful Family! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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We were at the lake on the weekend where the fall colours were amazing.

When we got back to our house, we were shocked to see that the trees had lost 90% of their leaves. The trees with the beautiful red colours were bare! I had counted on fall colours for a family session. Fortunately, the trees at the back of our property still had leaves on them.

So that is where we did the session with this good-looking family. I enjoyed meeting and photographing them.

Have a look at this sneak peek!

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Lovely Family of Five!
Good Looking Brothers!
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Simply Stunning!

Proud Grad and family! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely Nursing graduate and her family. I love the picture below of her 2 children, but unfortunately, her 2 year old wasn’t cooperating so he didn’t get into this picture.

Here is Nadine in her nursing uniform.

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End of Summer….. (Winnipeg Photography Newsletters)

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The End of Summer Edition

Dog Sessions: Round 2


I loved meeting all the dogs that came for my first round of dog portraits.

Here are some of the wonderful dogs that I photographed  in the spring.


My goal in doing these model calls is to put together a book similar to  one that I received for Christmas last year. I love the book shown below and the adorable dogs in it.

In order to be consistent with the next round of pictures I will use a black or a brown backdrop. The sessions will likely need to be done in the studio. The other option is to hang a backdrop in the yard and do them outside. This may be easier for some dogs that are more timid. Doing sessions outdoors is always weather and shade dependent, so times would be more limited but I think it could work well.

The details of this model call are listed below and are the same as the first round of pictures. I will need a $50 retainer from you in order to book your session. As well, you will need to fill in a form with details about your dog.

I will take reservations immediately, so don’t delay in calling: 204.962.3424.



And the winner was………



A while ago, before the pandemic, I offered a little girls dress up special that included a draw for a $600 prize. I am happy to report that this little girl’s mom won the prize.  The lucky winner decided that she would like an album. I had done a few previous sessions for this long time client, so I included images from  previous sessions and created this lovely album. I know this album will be enjoyed for years to come by this family.



HeadShots



Do you need a new headshot for your business profile or for an online dating site? I can help you and make the process as painless as possible!

You can see what I am offering in the poster below. This price is only for sessions in the studio. I will do sessions in other locations for an additional cost. As well, the digital images for these headshots will be low resolution and sized for online sites. They are not sized for printing.

I will be available during the week for headshots, as well as a few spots on the weekends. This is a limited time offer so don’t delay. You can email me at christina@chrismcwilliamsphotography.com
or call at 204.962.3424 to reserve your spot.



And Finally


I love this poster which we have up in our cabin. I hope you are all “digging life” right now at this difficult time. I think many of us have given more thought to the things that are most important in life and I think this poster sums it up really well.

Yours in Photography,

Christina


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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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!

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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It was session number 4 for this little one. J is 20 months old and she is not only a cutie; she is also as bright as a button. I don’t think I’ve ever photographed a 20 month old who knew her letters and her colours. I’m astounded at how smart this little girl is.

J was fascinated with  the little yellow bus you see her holding in the second picture. In fact, it was hard to get her to look up from this toy!

Here’s a sneak peek of a beautiful little girl at 20 months!

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Beautiful Little Girl

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I love this yellow bus!