Beautiful Family! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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It was my pleasure to photograph this lovely family of 2 boys and their girl dog. It was one of the easiest, most pleasurable sessions ever, as these brothers at a year and 5 years old were so cute and cooperative and their dog was adorable.

Maddie, the dog, is a 10 year old black German shepherd. She was very comfortable coming to visit and went exploring in the house, surprising my husband, who was sitting at his second floor office when she suddenly appeared behind him. Needless to say, he was a bit shocked at first!

Here’s a sneak peek of this family:

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Maddie, the adorable dog!

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Just Me and My Brother!

 

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


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!

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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Fabulous Dog Days! (Winnipeg Dog Photographers)

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Yesterday was the first of my dog days. I had 6 amazing dogs come for pictures and I loved them all. It was challenging to get the dogs to pose but with my fantastic assistant Sarah, and the help of the dog owners, we got some stunning pictures. Thank you to all the dog people who brought their special beasts.

Here are the first 3 dogs:

Eli is a golden doodle and possibly the best ball catcher that I’ve ever seen. He loves his frisbee and his ball and will play endlessly. Eli is 8 years old but he isn’t slowing down at all.

This is Eli. Notice that he is actually airborne!

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Next up we have Hans, a 15 week old German Shepherd. Hans was full of beans and loved the treats that we had for him. We had some sweet moments with Hans and his 8 month human brother. I loved Hans’s big pointy ears and his large eyes.

This is Hans:

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This is Dominick, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Dominick is 2.5 years old and had the biggest dog smile of the day. He loved chewing my dog’s bone. In fact, he would have stayed longer just to keep chewing the bone. I could have photographed this guy for hours. He was that calm!

Isn’t he beautiful!

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I did bring my dog, Zara down to the studio for some pictures, but she was terrified. She was so afraid that she was shaking. I had one vet tell me she was the most nervous dog she had ever seen. Zara had never come into the studio and it terrified her to be there.

You can see by her expression that she thought her life was over. Poor girl!!

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I will do another dog model call if there is interest. I had a great time and loved meeting all the day, so let me know if you have a dog you would like photographed.

Just Me and My Brother! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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I had a great time with the second family that I saw this weekend. This was session number 3 for 8 month old Luke and he has grown into an adorable little guy! And his sister rocked her session as well. Here are these cute kids!

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Cutest Kids! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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This was a weekend of photographing the cutest kids: 2 3 years old (named Luke) and 2 babies!

I drove out to La Salle for this first session. I love doing sessions in client homes if they have sufficient window light and this house is amazing! (As well, anyone who buys my Baby’s First Year package is assured of getting one session in their home if they like.)

Here are 2 sweet boys in LaSalle.

Newsletter Dec. 2019: Model Calls Coming Soon! (Winnipeg Photographers)

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Model Calls: Coming Soon!



I’m very excited to be designing my new studio. The drywall is getting taped and sanded today and will be ready to be painted very soon. I can’t wait to decorate my new space and use it for taking your pictures!

To celebrate the opening , I will be offering different model calls: maternity, newborn and head shots, to name a few. Watch for some amazing opportunities!



Pictures That Tell a Story


Every picture should tell a story and I love the story this picture tells.

This image was taken on July 7th, 2018; our wedding day. The brown and white dog is my girl, Zara and the black dog is John’s dog, Fergus. Zara is very possessive of me and in this picture Fergus came over to give me a kiss. As you can see, Zara was upset that Fergus was so close to her Mommy! I love this picture for the great memories it brings back and for the story that it tells.

I love to tell stories with photography and to preserve a time in our lives. Let me tell your stories with pictures and preserve your memories for all time. All you have to do it give me a call and we can set up an appointment. Leave the rest to me. That simple!!

My number is 204.962.3424.


Christmas Gift Ideas



Today is Dec. 12, 2019.
Only 13 days until Christmas.Are there people on your list that are hard to buy for? If so, here are some great gift ideas I found on Facebook. This list comes from “becoming minimilist.”

 

I would love for someone to get me a snow clearing service, or a hairdresser gift certificate. Or how about this: a gift certificate for a photography session!

It’s a great gift idea and I can get it printed and mounted for you so that it looks really pretty. The certificate can be personalized and I’ll be sure to get it to you before Christmas.

Give me a call if you would like one.

204.962.3424.



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


The image below shows our 3 beasts, all decked out for Christmas. I didn’t manage to get them all to pose for me at the same time, so this is a composite. I also added the hats afterwards. (I can do that for you as well!)

Aren’t they adorable! I cannot imagine my life with dogs. They give us so much pleasure and are the best companions!

I hope you all have a fun Christmas and that your new year holds good health and much happiness!


And Finally



I love this poster. I had it mounted for our bathroom at Victoria Beach. It makes some great points just in time for the new year!



Yours in Photography,

Christina

News and Offers Nov. 2019 (Winnipeg Photography Newsletters)

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Christmas Special



November is the time to get your pictures taken for your family Christmas card. And just in time, I have a November special of NO SESSION FEE. This is good for a one hour family session for up to 6 people (or dogs and people). It does not include newborn sessions.

Please note that digital images and prints are not included.

I’m really excited to use the new winter/holiday backdrop shown in the background of the above image. I used it for this image of my favorite model; my dog.


Then I added it digitally to this image of these beautiful children:

Isn’t it beautiful!

The first 2 people who contact me will also get a free 8×10 print. . I will need a $50 deposit to reserve your spot, which you can use as a credit for a print.
This does not include newborn sessions as they take more time.

Call today to reserve your spot: 204.962.3424.



Restored Images


Do you have some pictures that you would like restored? Perhaps some prints of your grandparents that are sitting in a drawer somewhere. I offer restoration services for prints and I think they would make a great Christmas gift for someone in your family.
My husband, John, has some wonderful prints of his grandparents dating back to around 1910. I love seeing how people lived then and have restored a few of them. I just worked on this one of his grandfather with his 3 brothers. This is dated 1910; over 100 years ago.


I restored this one some time ago and it is still one of my favorites.

I will accept images for restoration as prints or digitally. I can give you an estimate of the cost of restoring an image once I see the work that needs to be done.

I look forward to helping you out with your old prints.


Purchasing Older Images


Clients often ask me if they can come back to purchase images from their session at a later date.  I have every image that I’ve processed from the last  8 years and I would be happy to revisit them with you.

So if you lost your DVD of images or if you want to purchase some prints from an old gallery, just give me a call.

If you are interested, I would schedule an ordering session for you and we would go through the gallery together. I prefer viewing images with clients because we can make decisions together on what needs to be retouched or edited in a picture.

Here’s a screen shot of the oldest galleries. Do you see yours?

Let me know if you would like to schedule a session.


And Finally



The wisdom of Snoopy! Love this!



Yours in Photography,

Christina

Just Me and My Cousins! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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Fortunately, the weather held out on Saturday for an outside family photo session with this extended family;  including these 4 adorable children. The location was just outside of Bird’s Hill Park in a lovely yard with hay bales.

Here is a sneak peek of Just Me and My Cousins!

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I’ve been photographing this beautiful 5-year old since she was born. Hard to believe that was 5 years ago. Look at her now!

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