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Bald Eagles of Seabeck 2020

Hello friends,

I just realized that I had never posted anything about one of my highlights from last summers lockdowns.

I managed to sneak away from work for a couple of hours and drove to Seabeck, Washington to check out what I was hearing about the eagles that show up every year. Well I was a little bit late in my timing of a visit, but not to disappoint there were still a few of them hanging around. There were a couple of mature eagles in the area and a few of juvenile ones flying around. And I managed to get a few photographs before they moved on!

I even was able to capture a couple of photographs of a raccoon that decided to swing by and give us a show. There is also a few other photos in this gallery from some of the scenery as I continued to drive around that day. You know, waterfalls, mountains, Hood Canal, and hummingbirds.

Enjoy the photographs.

Blessings,

Chris.

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Oahu 2021

Greetings friends.

Well after a year of lockdowns and quarantine for me (seriously a year), we managed to get away from the house and work for a few days last month and visit Oahu. We’ve only been one other time, so being the least restrictive of all the islands in terms of travel from across the Pacific we decided to go back and chill for a bit. So negative tests in hand, masks on the face, off we went.

We met Lynette’s cousin and his wife there for a week of fun and relaxation. We got in a few a sunsets, toured the island a bit, managed a few dives, and just turned off the brain for a bit.

And of course, I drug my cameras with me and snapped some photographs., both above the water and below. Landscapes, shipwrecks, mountains, sunsets, fish, and of course Diamondhead. Couldn’t ask for a better time.

I hope that you enjoy the photographs as much as I did taking them.

Blessings,

Chris.

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Missing you George

I’ve been spending a good portion of this week restoring my tools (fixing this blog and transferring photo’s to a new computer) and I have been running across a lot of pictures of my friend George.

George was another business owner that crossed our path many years ago in a networking group. He was a DJ by trade and great friend by nature. We ended up working a lot of weddings and other events with him over the following years. George even DJ’d at my 40th birthday-an 80’s music festival in my backyard with other friends and family .

Anyway, George unexpectedly passed away a few years back. I miss talking with him on the phone as we always did. We never did connect for that beer, but I know that he’s keeping the stool warm for me in heaven.

Rest in peace, George. We miss you.

Chris

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Shot of the Day, April 2, 2021

Oh my goodness, do you know how long it’s been since I’ve done one of these posts? Maybe 5 years. Holy Cow!!! Time sure flies when you’re having fun. Or is it time’s sure fun when you’re having flies. Whatever. Haha.

Anyway, I have taken so many photographs of round-the-house stuff while stuck in quarantine during this pandemic. This particular photograph is of Mt. Rainier that I took a few months ago while sitting round waiting to start my day. It was a foggy kind of day and the mountain was in complete silhouette during the sunrise and the top of the it had a hint of the sunshine to come.

Enjoy and Blessings,

Chris.

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Fireworks 2019

Hi all.

I’m not going to spent a lot of time telling a story about yesterday, but I wanted to post a few pics I took of the neighborhood fireworks.

Thanks to Joe and Leslie for letting us crash your place this evening.

Blessings,

Chris.

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Gorgeous Heather

Happy Saturday, everyone! It’s almost summer, and the weather is finally here!! Wow! What a great spring we are having! Amazing days that have given me wonderful photographic opportunities for my seniors.

This is Heather. She is the 2nd graduate from this family. I shot her brother’s senior photos a few years ago (check out Bryan’s blog http://www.chrismckennaphotography.com/?s=bryan ) and was thrilled when their mom asked me back again to document Heather’s senior year.

We met up at a new venue for me in Edgewood: the Nelson Nature Park. Other than the excessive pollen- UGH!-it was a terrific place for photos. Both Heather and I are bothered by the spring allergy season, but I give her credit for toughing it out:) What a wonderful young lady! I had an awesome time with her and enjoyed hearing about her future. She has so much ahead of her.

Congratulations on your graduation, Heather! I wish you all the best for your college years. Have an amazing time!

~Lynette

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Christian’s Senior Photos

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog. This one is super special! My latest senior session is for a really cool guy named Christian.

Christian’s mom is one of my Real Estate mentors. She entrusted me with the honor of documenting her son’s senior year with a photo session, and I am blessed.

Christian is graduating from Cascade Christian High School in Puyallup, WA, where he played football. After graduation, he is looking forward to attending the Ministry Institute through Puyallup Four Square Church.

Christian and I recently met up at the Mayfield Dairy Barn on a beautiful spring evening. This was the first time I had met Christian, but soon we became friends:) He is really fun and an excellent model! I enjoyed our time together.

Congratulations, Christian! Enjoy your graduation and these next years to come!

~Lynette

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The Newlyweds – Whitney and Jeremy

I am so happy for my friend, Whitney and her new husband Jeremy! As a special treat, Whitney and Jeremy had me take some pre-wedding photos the day before they were married. It was wonderful to have the time to move at a slower pace than on a regular wedding day and really enjoy watching the love bubble up between these 2 people.

Congratulations to you both! I pray your marriage is blessed with a lifetime of joy.

~Lynette

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Alyssa’s Senior Year

What an amazing day! Alyssa was kind enough to meet me at one of my favorite urban backdrops…downtown Tacoma’s Museum of Glass district. This was my first time meeting Alyssa, but I have known her parents for 100 years (give or take), and I was blessed when they asked me to document Alyssa’s senior year with a series of photos.

A Sumner High senior, Alyssa is all class! What a beautiful young woman! We had lots of time to chit chat and find out what her hopes and dreams are. She wants to be a veterinarian, and is considering a number of prestigious schools for her degree.

I hope you all enjoy Alyssa’s senior session as much as I do. Some of my finest work, I must say:)

Thank you, Alyssa, for a terrific shoot! Congratulations, Senior Lady!:) This is gonna be a great year!!!

~Lynette

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Emily and Joey-The Williams Wedding

It’s summer, and that means wedding season! What a magical time; beautiful brides and handsome grooms are joining together in this most extraordinary commitment. I love it!

This past weekend, Chris and I were blessed to share this extraordinary moment with Joey and Emily. What an amazing couple! You will see from their photos how much love emanates from their eyes. It was a sight to behold; a love story shared with family and friends in the intimate setting of Joey’s home. There were moments of joy and laughter, and tears of emotion flowed throughout the crowd. Splendid!

Congratulations Emily and Joey! You both deserve the world, and I think that’s exactly what you will bring to each other.

Thank you so much for asking us to be a part of your most precious day.

~Chris and Lynette

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