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Happy New Year!

It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by.

2013 was a fantastic year for ChrisMcWilliamsPhotography. I did an amazing 128 sessions this past year, plus a number of events like We Day. The slowest months were January and February and the busiest month was November, with an unbelievable total of 26 sessions!

I’m looking forward to meeting new clients and reconnecting with former ones in 2014, as well as creating new challenges for myself, both in life and in photography.

My Year in Review

Here are a few of the highlights of my year:

  • Going to Havana, Cuba in February.

  • Spending time with my family in Mexico in April.

  • Starting swimming lessons in June! 

  • Having my grandson stay with me for 3 weeks last summer! 

  • And having my son here for a week. Here they are strawberry picking. 

  • We Day 2013, getting to know Craig Kielburger while following him around for 2 days and getting my picture taken with Martin Sheen!

  • Certainly not a highlight; more of a lowlight actually, but my car accident was a significant happening in 2013. I am very fortunate that I came out of it all right except for some whiplash. And the highlight of it will be the new car I buy, as mine is being written off! 

So 2013 has not ended on a high note, but it really does depend on how you look at it. My glass is definitely 3/4 full! I have so many things to be grateful for in this past year: friends and family and my dog are at the top of my list, with my business coming shortly behind. Not to mention, having good health and a warm house!

As for living in Winnipeg; the poster below should say, “learning to dance in a blizzard and in frigid temperatures.”

Coupon Code

I am offering a special price on prints for the first couple of weeks in January. Please note that this coupon is only valid for prints on my website and not for prints ordered through me. Just use the “add to cart” feature on my website and then when you checkout, use the codejansale.  The discount will be applied to your order.

If you would like additional editing done to your images before you order it, please send me an email with the file name and what you would like done to it. I’ll do the editing asap and reload your image into your gallery.

If your gallery is unlisted, just send me an email and I can relist it for you.

And finally

I am keeping this newsletter short. I found this quote on Facebook and love the message.

Yours in Photography,

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Happy Summer!

Are you enjoying your summer?

I’m having a great summer and have enjoyed all the sessions that I’ve done outside ( as well as some inside ones). One of my favourite spots that I’ve been using for family portraits is the Legislative Building grounds. I like using the steps of the building for photos as well as some of the trees and benches that are on the grounds.  The fountain is also a great backdrop but is sometimes a bit tricky to use on sunny days. The bears are a huge hit with the kids and lend themselves to some great portraits.

Here are a couple of images that were done at the Ledge:

Other spots that I really like are The Forks, Kildonan Park and Kilcona Park, but I am open to suggestions, so let me know if you have a location in mind.

Summer Days Specials

I am offering a new category of pricing for those who are interested in purchasing the full DVD of images from their session. Instead of paying a session fee of $125, plus $350  for a DVD of all the images ($475), I am reducing the price to $350 (plus $28 PST) for both. A payment of $200 will be due at the time of the session with the balance to be  paid when you receive your DVD. It’s a savings of $125!

I am keeping this pricing for the summer to see if there is any interest.


Did you know that if you purchased a Groupon in the past and are interested in booking another session, I will give you the same deal that you would get if you purchased another Groupon? It’s true. The reason is, that if you purchase a Groupon for the session, I only receive 60% of your payment, so it’s in my best interest to give you the same price as you would get if you bought another Groupon. It’s a win/win situation. You save money and I earn more. Works for me! How about you?

My ad has stopped running for now but I will be posting another Groupon in the fall. 

Julie Goes Back to the 50s!

I had a blast shooting at Julie’s wedding shower a couple of weeks ago. Julie’s future mother-in-law hosted the shower and she wanted to do something a bit different to create some laughs. And laugh we did as you can see from this video! Click on the link below to view it!


The 50s Photo Booth was a great idea for making the shower less formal and considerably more fun! Here are a couple of the images from the shower.

The possible themes for bridal shower photo booths are endless. How about
lingerie (or a pin-up of someone in a sexy outfit) or the beach,
or the 70s? I think a gaudy wedding dress and veil along with some
 tacky flowers would make for some great photo booth pictures as well.Let your imagine go, come up with an idea or talk to me about one and we can
plan your fun photo booth together. Email me if you are interested and I will put
a package together for you!

And Finally

Something funny;

And something to think about.

Yours in Photography,