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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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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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Emily and Joey Are Getting Married!

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to tell you about the awesome engagement photo shoot I had with Emily and Joey this past Sunday. Emily is a friend of my daughter. They were tennis doubles partners in their senior year of high school. Winners-of course:)

I met Joey for the first time on Sunday. He greeted me with a great big hug!! He is terrific! I feel like I have known him for so many years.

Emily and Joey are such an adorable couple. They have an obvious love for each other and are so excited to start their lives together. We cannot wait to be a part of their August wedding!

Please enjoy a few of this lovely couple’s pics. It is an honor and a privilege to know people of great character.

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Mi Familia – A Golden Anniversary Celebration

Well, just a personal note.

Last week was my parents 50th anniversary. 50 years of wedded bliss. Can you believe it?? A rare event these days to say the least. Anyway, last night we celebrated with a little dinner party with immediate family. What a great night! We don’t get together often enough, so this was a wonderful time to come together and celebrate the reason that every single one of the people in these pictures is here.

So thanks, Mom & Dad, for deciding to spend the rest of your lives together and for being great role models of marriage to us all.

Love you guys!

Blessings,

Chris.

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Getting Married in Pierce County, WA?

So 2010 is the year that you are planning to get married? Maybe 2011 or 2012? Or maybe you’re already married. Great! Congratulations.

Well, we are in the process of collecting nominations for 10 best places to get married in Pierce County, WA (we’re actually planning to produce a video that features these places). So if you have your venue or church picked out, let us know what it is and where it is so we can add it to our list. (of course, it helps in the venue is beautiful and not your backyard). At the top of our list so far is Laurel Creek Manor and Rock Creek Gardens.

So let us know your thoughts. Drop us an email at info@chrismckennaphotography or look us up on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/mckennavideophoto ) and leave a note there.

We look forward to hearing from you. And we promise not to try and sell you something–unless you want us to. 🙂

Blessings,

Chris.

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Laurel Creek Manor – Another Great Place to Get Married

A few weeks back, we had the opportunity to photograph a wedding at one of the nicest places that we’ve ever had the privilege to shoot at: Laurel Creek Manor.

As I previously posted, Dee and Zac’s wedding was great. They were a great couple and with this awesome wedding venue (and also for other events) it was truly one of the highlights of our wedding photography career.

Laurel Creek Manor, located in Sumner, WA, has everything that a bride and groom could want in a venue. It has a large, beautiful suite that the bride can use to get ready, a separate groom’s area, lots of windows with great light, manicured gardens, and large, outdoor ceremony and reception area, and plenty of room to move indoors should the weather take a turn for the worse. If you saw our previous entry, you’ll notice that there are a lot of areas to get some unique and wonderful photographs. Laurel and Kirsten were great to work with as well as the rest of the staff.

I would recommend Laurel Creek Manor to any couple who are looking for a great venue. Visit them online at http://www.laurelcreekmanor.com/ .

Enjoy the video!

Blessings,

Chris.

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McKenna Video Earns Best Wedding Videographer Nomination

BOWWMcKenna Video has once again been nominated for Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington Wedding Videographer.

Last year, we placed 3rd with only 3 days of voting between our nomination and the time voting closed. That speaks volumes to us about you, our loyal customers and friends (we appreciate it and thank you for your support). This year, we have about a month between the nomination and the time voting closes and are hoping that the extra time translates into a few more votes.

So we are asking you to help us acheive the #1 spot in voting. Click on the banner above and you will be taken to our profile in the BOWW website, where you can vote for us.

Thank you so much for your support.

Chris.

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One of the Best New Places to get Married in Puyallup, WA

We are happy to help promote Rock Creek Gardens as one of the best places in Puyallup, WA to get married.

We met Gracie at a Chamber of Commerce function a few weeks back and she invited us out to come tour their new facility. And what can we say-we were blown away by how incredibly beautiful this facility is. Rock Creek Gardens provides 5 acres of secluded gardens featuring Koi-filled ponds, beautiful waterfalls, and luscious green lawns nestled among some soaring evergreens.

They offer:

  • a newly renovated bridal suite;
  • ceremony and reception seating for up to 300 guests;
  • rental of white reception tents, banquet and buffet tables, ceremony and reception chairs;
  • a catering room;
  • onsite parking attendants and parking for up to 150 cars;
  • complete privacy;
  • and absolutely endless opportunities for pictures.

If you are in the need of a venue for any occasion, we would highly recommend you consider looking at Rock Creek Gardens. www.rockcreekgardensvenue.com 253-389-2304.

God’s blessings.

Rockcreek Gardens

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Jessica and Sheyenne – the Wedding

Great couple, great wedding. Jessica and Sheyenne were married last week at the Liberty Theater in Puyallup, Wa. We shot both their photographs and their video-which presented challenges. But we pulled it off and both media versions are incredible. Stay tuned for the video. 🙂

Thank you for choosing us to shoot your wedding.

Blessings,

Chris.

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