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My Drone over Pierce County

Hello friends,

I hope that you are well this very fine day. I know that I am!

Today, I though that I would post another video of shots of various places around Pierce County, Washington, where I live. As you know, I recently earned my FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone License so I have been on a tear to shoot video and photographs of places I visit and am able to get the bird in the air.

This video contains some shots of my neighborhood, Bradley Lake Park in Puyallup, Les Davis Pier and Dickman Mill in Tacoma, Alder Lake in rural Pierce County, and Dogwood Park in Eatonville.

There is nothing fancy here. Just some cool shots that I wanted to share.

Enjoy the video and as always..blessings.

Chris.

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Video over Pierce County, July 4, 2021

Hello friends,

So if any of you follow my Instagram or Facebook pages and posts, you’ll know that I took the drone out for an extended flight on Independence Day last week. I flew over Thea’s Park in Tacoma, some of Commencement Bay, the Puyallup River, and some of the old fields in Puyallup, not to mention over the neighborhood fireworks once the sun set (click on the word “firework” to be taken to that post).

What I hadn’t done until now is post video of those flights. Here is short compilation video (click the play button in the center of the screen to view).

Click on the tile to view that video. I hope that you enjoy some of the footage. And please call me if there is anything we can do to help you with your business or personal project.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out my other YouTube videos and follow me on Instagram.

Blessings

Chris.

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Interesting Perspective of Fireworks 2021

Hello Friends,

And welcome to your annual post-Indepedence Day hangover. I have to say that having the 4th on a Sunday really makes for a nice, relaxing Monday. Right?

So yesterday I took the drone out to a couple of places I hadn’t been before to check them out and get some shots. I’ll post those later, although I took mostly video. Anyway, when the sun went down and it got dark, of course all the neighborhood crazies came out and turned our quiet, little area into a war zone. Needless to say I had to drug the dog again to get him to calm down, but once he started to relax and I took the drone out again to get a few photographs of the fireworks from the air.

I have never flown the drone at night, but I am perfectly legal and licensed to do it, so I put it up but didn’t move it one-inch from straight up (I really want to be in a more open area for extended night operations). I adjusted the camera settings and started shooting.

This is a real cool perspective-much different that from the ground. But one thing that I noticed was different was with a light breeze having an open shutter on the camera creates a little background out-of-focus blur. That’s ok for these shots as the fireworks themselves turned out good, but of course I would rather have no movement on my camera when the shutter is open.

Nevertheless, I am happy with these photographs. I hope that you enjoy them too. (see more of my fireworks photos at the following link: http://www.chrismckennaphotography.com/2019/07/fireworks-2019/ )

Blessings,

Chris

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Drone Photography Now Available for Business and Personal Use

Hello friends,

I am pleased to announce that I have passed my FAA Part 107 exam and am now a licensed commercial drone pilot with capability for drone aerial photography and/or video.

What does that mean for you? Well, drone photography offers a perspective that ground photography just cannot provide. In real estate, aerial photography is the perfect way to show off the surrounding environment of your property. Why? Because location is everything. And for many industries, location sells.  For others, the use of aerial photographs or video can be included in digital marketing (and print with photo) on your website, social media posts, and email campaigns. It really doesn’t matter what your business does or where your business is located, by adding stunning visuals it will truly complement your marketing and creative efforts on getting your message out. And finally, keep your employees and crew safe and out of danger by using my drone services for various inspections and assessment of hard-to-reach or potentially treacherous places and situations.

Our aerial photography and video services are not only just for business, but also for every individual. Consider a personal portrait session and wedding photographs that can now have a new perspective for a truly unique image. We are only limited by your imagination and what is legal and limited by FAA regulations.

Please give a call and let’s talk about how we can help you achieve your goals.

Blessings,

Chris.

BTW-don’t forget to visit our Instagram page.

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Real Estate Photography Now Available

Hi Friends,

I’m not sure how many of you know this, but we are also available for real estate photography. Whether you are a real estate agent getting listing photographs or a home owner wanting to document how beautiful your home is, we can help. And coming soon we’ll also be able to offer you drone shots of your property too.

Give us a call and let’s see what we can do together.

Blessings,

Chris.

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Love at Last – Mike & Terrie

Early last year, our good friend, Mike, invited us out to dinner with he and his fiance, Terrie. It was a lovely evening at one of our favorite local restaurants. Over dinner, Mike and Terrie asked us to be their photographers for their wedding in April. Of course we said yes, not knowing that the world was on the edge of extinction.

Covid then hit and and everything on planet Earth was canceled. Well, almost everything. Love was not canceled, just delayed. Mike and Terrie’s wedding would have to wait. And so it did. Two more scheduled wedding dates came and went.

That was until last weekend, when the big day finally arrived and nothing was going to stop their wedding…this time. And so, nothing did.

This wonderful couple was married at the Pioneer Park Pavilion in downtown Puyallup, witnessed by their many friends and relatives. It was incredible for us to see how many people were able share in this special day.

A great big congratulations and best wishes for many happy years together go out to you, Mike and Terrie. And thank you for having us be your photographer and join in your special day.

Love and blessings to you both,

Chris and Lynette.

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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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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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Dan the Navy Man

Well, it’s May, and the weather has finally given us some days to play! Dan and I have been trying to find a dry-ish day to do his senior photo session, and we finally did it!! It could not have been a more perfect day for photos. In fact, when we arrived at Dan’s choice of venue, there were 3 other groups already in session. Popular place…popular day.

Dan is graduating from Puyallup High School in a couple of weeks. He has enlisted in our nation’s great Navy and will be starting boot camp in July. Thank you for your patriotism!

I have known the Vitt family for a few years, now. They have graciously invited me to document a number of special events for them. I love this family! I am so blessed to know the Vitts  and to have had the time with Dan this weekend. He is an awesome and respectful young man. He will do great things!

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation, Dan. Be safe out there protecting our country. It is an honor to know you.

~Lynette

 

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Congratulations Gigi and Jerry!

Hello everyone. Let’s all give our heartfelt congratulations to our friends Jerry and Gigi Church!

Chris and I have known Jerry for well over 15 years. In fact, Jerry and Chris went to school together at Decatur HS. Small world, isn’t it? We had the delight to finally meet the girl who swept Jerry off of his feet. We love Gigi! What an amazing and beautiful woman with a love for “her man” (as she lovingly refers to Jerry), that cannot be matched.

Jerry and Gigi were married at St Luke’s Lutheran Church in Federal Way 2 weeks ago, and spent their honeymoon having a blast at Disney World.

Thank you both for allowing us to be a part of your marriage and to help you celebrate this joyous event. It was a beautiful ceremony for a beautiful couple. Here’s to a lifetime of happiness to you guys!

Blessings~

Lynette and Chris

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