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Don’t forget the South Sound Wedding Show this Weekend

Just a quick reminder to visit the South Sound Wedding Show this weekend, September 26 & 27, at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Event Center, located at 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402.

Brides- and grooms-to-be will receive bags filled with treasures, coupons, and copies of South Sound Wedding & Event Magazine at the show. Plus, prizes will be awarded hourly.

See the latest hairstyles, makeup, gowns and apparel at the fashion show at 3 pm on Saturday. Watch the Arthur Murray dancers demonstrate the first dance. Dancers will also perform on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 pm

Try on wedding gowns, special occasion gowns (for your bridesmaids, moms and grandmoms). Costs range from $99 to $799. Presented by Brides Against Breast Cancer. Proceeds benefit Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.

Meet high-quality wedding professionals who can make your wedding day exactly as you wish it to be Meet caterers, photographers (including yours truly), makeup artists, hair stylists, wedding and event planners, dessert-makers, and talk to representatives from a variety of venues for your wedding and reception.

See us Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Free admission.

God’s blessings,

Chris.

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Come Meet Puyallup Photographer Chris McKenna at the South Sound Wedding Show – Tacoma

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Chris McKenna Photography and MVS Wedding Productions will be present at the South Sound Wedding Show – Tacoma. We cordially invite you to come and meet us, talk with us and look at samples of our work.

The South Sound Wedding Show – Tacoma is presented by the South Sound Wedding & Event Magazine and Brides Against Breast Cancer / Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation. It will be held between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, September 27, 2009 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Free admission.

This show will feature:

• Fashion runway show featuring 2010 wedding dress styles.
• Ballroom dance demonstrations presented by Arthur Murray® School of Dance. Dances include bride and groom’s first dance, bride and groom dancing with parents, dancing at the reception, and more!
• Seminars presented by select wedding show vendors; advice, tips and tricks, and questions answered.
• Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation- Tour of Gowns. More than 2,000 bridal gowns and special occasion dresses on sale for up to 10 percent off regular price. Proceeds benefit the foundation.
• Prizes for engaged couples. Enter to win at the show. Drawings every hour.

For more information, please visit the South Sound Wedding and Event Magazine site.

We hope that you will be able to make it.

See you there,

Chris.

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Hello blogging world!

Hello world. Hope that this post finds you well.

Well, let me be honest for a moment. I have known about blogs–and I’ve been using them for a while. I had my photo blog entwined with that of my other business and thus it got lost. So this is my effort to untangle them and keep my photo efforts on their own. You may see some video on this site, but the video is to highlight my photography and not the video portion of myself-although recognition for my video is always welcome 🙂 .

So here we go…

First, an introduction. My name is Chris McKenna. I have been a photographer for as long as I can remember. I remember picking up my fathers 35mm SLR camera when I just a wee lad, and probably broke it trying to figure out how it worked. Sorry Dad-I’ll replace it soon. Anyway, my parents gave me their old 110 camera when they moved into the Polaroids in the late 70’s, and I purchased my first SLR in the early 80’s and I have never looked back. Photography has always been my love, and right now it is my passion. I love digital photography and what it allows me to do. I am currently a member of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (www.wppionline.com) and the Pierce County Professional Photographers Association (www.pcppa.net) and am just three photographs shy of earning my Professional Photographers Certificate from the New York Institute of Photography.

In 2004, my wife and I started McKenna Video Services and were up and operating in 2005. We are now heading into our 5th year in business and we are happy to have made it this far. Operating in Puyallup, WA has had its challenges, but we love what we do and will push through those. In 2007, we formed MVS Wedding Productions to focus on wedding video as well as photos.

Like photography, my video background began over 20 years ago and over the years we have continued to hone our editing and shooting skills as technology has evolved. We are currently members of the Association of Video Professionals and WEVA International (www.weva.com) as well as a handful of business memberships including the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce. Besides video production, which can be quite expansive (including weddings, corporate training, web video, trade show video, memorials/funerals, etc.), we also create photo video keepsakes (montage), transfer 8mm and 16mm film to DVD, convert video tape (VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, 8mm, Hi-8, beta, mini-dv, and mini-dvd) to DVD, DVD/CD/Video Duplication, convert videotape to digital media (Quicktime .mov, Windows Media .wmv, and Flash .flv), limited digital media recovery, slides and photographs to .jpg, and many other services. If you don’t see it listed here, that doesn’t mean that we don’t do it, but if we don’t chances are we know someone who does. And all of our services can be customized, personalized, and individualized to create exactly the video that our customer wants-something that the competition won’t do. We plan to use this forum to help educate our customers and to share our thoughts on certain subjects.

In the next week or so, you will see a number of posts from me as we plan to migrate posts from the last year on the other service, share some customer comments about our photography, post helpful hints and insights, and other topics related to photography.

God’s blessings on your day,

Chris.

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