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Blog is at

August 16, 2013

Dear readers,

I’ve pretty much abandoned the blog at this particular web address. Don’t fret, however, we are still posting and you can read those updated blog postings, just  visit . You will be able to read all kinds of useful tips and see some our latest work.

To view the website, visit

Thanks and blessings,



New Website Finally Up

May 7, 2011

We finally have a good website up and going. Please visit our new site at . We have a wide range of galleries and will be transitioning this blog to that site.

Thanks for all your support.


Happy Fathers Day

June 19, 2010

“The greatest gift I had came from God; I call him Dad.”

~author unknown.

Happy Fathers Day.


Memorial Day Thank You!

May 31, 2010

we pause to reflect
on the sacrifices that
our brothers, our fathers,
our fellow countrymen
made to keep us safe,
to keep us secure,
to give us freedom,
to give us liberty,
to give us a place to live,
to study as we choose,
free to worship as we choose,
free to pursue happiness as we choose.

We can’t thank you enough
for the sacrifices that you made.

Today we honor you.


Thank You for the Thank You

May 22, 2010

One of the greatest rewards in my life are the “thank you”‘s I get from my customers. And I don’t mean the “thank you for transferring my video tape to DVD”-type of thank you. I mean the “my photographs are so awesome” sort of thank you.

Consider the following we have received:

“I would highly recommend Chris McKenna (and MVS) for anyone who wants to work with a photographer and videographer who is honest and works very hard to accomodate their clients. They have done the photography and videography of my son’s wedding (April, 2009) which also included his engagement pictures on the waterfront in Tacoma and a movie to be played at the wedding of the bride and good and family members. They also helped us put together the most beautiful wedding album I’ve ever seen (and I’m in the wedding business as a florist and see many albums, pictures, etc.).

They also did an on location session of my grandson’s first pictures. They came to the home so the baby could be in his own basinet and surrounded by his own blankets, toys, etc. I thought this was very caring and the pictures are just beautiful. This company is A#1 and I will only use and recommend them to anyone who needs a first class photographer and videographer.”

~ Kory Pederson, Owner of Benton’s Twin Cedars Florist,
Puyallup, WA
(253) 835-5700

“You are a fantastic photographer, Chris! The pictures turned out incredible and you guys did a beautiful job of capturing the day! Thank you both for your photographic genius, your support and your friendship!”

~ Jodi & Alden

“I want you two to know how much we love the video you made for us. You also did a fantastic job on our pictures. You’re the best–thanks so much.”

~ Kim & Reese

“Chris and Lynette were great. They are easy to work with and our pictures are more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. They helped us out a lot of our actual wedding day and were respectful of our requests. I would highly recommend Chris McKenna (MVS)”

~ Stacy & Shaun (excerpt taken from Pictage)

“Chris is a very professional photographer who was very easy to work with. He was on time for all meetings and was very organized on the day of our wedding. I would recommend him to everyone I know. He has a great customer service attitude and his number one concern is his client’s satisfaction and happiness with his work. We were very pleased with the quality of his work and the time he spent to get the right shots on our big day. We were so glad we decided to go with Chris McKenna (MVS) for our special day. No regrets, only total satisfaction.”

~ Kristine & Andrew (excerpt taken from Pictage)

“We hope you know how much we appreciate all the hard work and dedication you put into our wedding-you worked so hard and genuinely cared about capturing the whole day!

We feel that thank you is not enough. The pictures are gorgeous and the video you did for us makes me cry every time. People at work are always commenting on how good it was (and how many people it brought tears to).

So thank you for adding that special touch!!!”

~ Sinead & Kevin

Do I need to say any more?



Nordlie’s Family Dentistry

April 14, 2010

Just a quick post to wish our good friend, Dr. Mark Nordlie, all our best with the launch of his new website: Nordlie’s Family Dentistry.

Dr. Nordlie is an amazing dentist–the best that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He has been my dentist for over 17 years and I have no qualms about recommending him.

And thank you, too, for having us take your staff portraits for your site. They look great on the site!



Launched: Galleries on

March 15, 2010

For many different reasons, not the least of which was cost, we decided to pull the plug on Pictage and relaunch our galleries on  If you are the event owner of one of our galleries on Pictage, let us know if you need us to repost the gallery and we’ll get it up.

This move will give us greater flexibility in sharing the galleries without having to register each guest. It also allows for easy photo ordering, feedback, and embedded slideshows. Furthermore, it allows us to use as the launching point rather than some generic web address with an unidentifiable event number.

We know that this move will only make your experience with McKenna Photo and Video (aka McKenna Video Services, MVS Weddings, and Chris McKenna Photography) much better.



Chris McKenna Photography Unveils New Logo

February 22, 2010


(February 18, 2010)

Chris McKenna Photography Unveils New Logo

(Puyallup, WA)  Chris McKenna Photography announced today that they are unveiling a new logo.

“We are so excited about how our new logo will bridge the gap between McKenna Video Services, MVS Weddings and Chris McKenna Photography,” says co-owner Chris McKenna. “For the last five years, we have been searching for ways to bring unity to all our operating units and we believe that this new logo will help us achieve it,” he adds.

The logo, the result of a contest between 20 different graphic designers will be implemented immediately into all McKenna video productions, including weddings, and the photography side of the business, Chris McKenna Photography.

McKenna will continue to operate all 3 of their websites independent of each other for marketing purposes, but all printed marketing materials, videos and photographs will now bear the ‘McKenna Video and Photo’ brand.

For more information on McKenna Video Services and Chris McKenna Photography, visit their websites at, and or call 253-539-3438.


Thank you for 2009

December 31, 2009

As we say goodbye to 2009, we would like to offer our thanks to all our clients this past year for your trust and support. And a special thank you to all our brides and grooms this past year for the honor of capturing your special day.

  • Kristine and Andrew Bicking
  • Jessica & Shyenne Feist
  • Jason & Jennifer Radach
  • Mary & Byron Eagle
  • Ashley & Jason Bishop
  • Kara & Josh Gillanders
  • Stacy & Shaun Moody
  • Dee & Zac Bishop
  • Kim & Reese Andy
  • Jodi & Alden Erickson
  • We are looking forward to a great 2010 and we hope that your new year is full of incredible blessings. Live life, be charitable, smile a lot and be happy! 🙂


    Become a fan of Chris McKenna Photography on Facebook

    July 13, 2009
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    You can become  a fan of our services on Facebook by clicking on the link below. We thank you in advance for your support.


    McKenna Video Services / Chris McKenna Photography on Facebook

    God’s blessings,