Posts Tagged ‘puyallup photographer’

Julie’s Senior Pictures

July 7, 2010

Well, I’m a goof. I admit it. In the hustle and bustle of end-of-school-year activities, weddings, other work and life in general I neglected to post our good friend Julie’s senior photographs.

We actually took these photos a few months back at Heritage Park in Puyallup, WA and in our studio. We had such a great time with Julie over those two sessions. She is such a spark of life and we are happy to know her.

So, without much more adieu, we give you a video of Julie’s Senior Pictures.

Way to go, Julie. Congrats on making it through and best wishes for much success in life.



You can view more of Julie’s photographs at


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! 🙂


    Jodi and Alden: Let’s Be Together

    October 29, 2009
    This is a short photo montage video that we put together for Jodi and Alden, who are going to be married next month.

    I took the photographs contained within this montage at a local park, here in Puyallup, not too far from our studio. It was a great shoot, despite the rain, and we enjoyed our time with this great couple.

    Congratulations, Jodi and Alden, on your engagement and we are looking forward to your wedding.


    Laurel Creek Manor – Another Great Place to Get Married

    October 4, 2009

    A few weeks back, we had the opportunity to photograph a wedding at one of the nicest places that we’ve ever had the priviledge 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 seperate groom’s area, lots of windows with great light, manicured gardens, and large, outdoor ceremony and reception area, and plenty of rooom 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 .

    Enjoy the video!



    Dee & Zac: Our Life Begins Together

    September 22, 2009

    All our best to Dee and Zac Bishop, who were married just a few short weeks ago at Laurel Creek Manor, in Sumner, WA.

    We were honored to be chosen as the photographers for their incredible wedding. The day started out with a terrible rainstorm, and we were all concerned that with the rain the wedding might have to shift to plan B, but with a few prayers the rain lifted and their beatiful ceremony was allowed to proceed.

    This video is a short montage of some of the photographs we took of their day.

    Congratulations, Dee and Zac, and enjoy the video.

    God’s blessings,


    Stacy and Shawn: A Love to Live For

    August 7, 2009

    Its been a few weeks since I posted, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been busy. 🙂

    Today, I am posting a video of some of the engagement photographs that I took Stacy and Shawn, who will be married later this month (I am really looking forward to photographing their wedding). These photographs were taken at Tumwater Falls, in Tumwater, WA in the early to mid-morning. It was a spectacular day and we captured some awesome photos. The last couple of photographs in this montage were shot down on the waterfront in Olympia, WA. next to the statue of the Kissing Couple (it is very popular to replicate the statue pose and have your photo taken next to it).

    Congratulations, Stacy and Shawn, on your engagement and we’ll see you at the church later this month.



    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.


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    God’s blessings,


    Jennifer and Bernie: “I’m hoping for a little bit of snow” (a video)

    May 14, 2009

    When I first talked with Jennifer last November, I believe this is what she said when talking about her December wedding. Little did we know that there would be over 2 feet on the ground before the ceremony even started. Nevertheless, our congratulations go out to Jennifer and Bernie, who were married December 13, 2008 at Alexander’s Country Inn in Ashford (located just outside Mt. Rainier National Park). No one could have asked for a more picturesque location for a beautiful December wedding and we were honored to be chosen to help capture their special day.

    This is a video that we pulled together for them back in January, and because of the popularity of our photo videos we decided that we would go ahead and post it here.

    Once again, best wishes for a great future together jennifer and Bernie.


    (you can view more of their pictures in a gallery on our website:

    About Chris McKenna Photography – Puyallup Photographer

    May 13, 2009

    I started this blog over a month ago, moving it over from that of my other business, McKenna Video Services. In my haste to get this blog up-and-going and add some content, I failed to do one important thing: to tell you something about myself. So here it goes.

    I have always been fascinated by photography; it was my first love. I remember when I was very young picking up my father’s 35mm SLR when I should have been napping, and trying to figure out how it worked. I played with the shutter, the lenses, the winding mechanism, etc. and in my process of examining it, I broke it. At least that is what my father tells me. Soon after, he thought it wise to get me my own camera and let me play with that instead. So, my parents bought me a Kodak 110 Instamatic Camera and I was off and running.

    I purchased my first SLR when I was 16 years old and took my first photography class soon after. I was so excited to learn about aperature, shutter speeds, ASA (now called ISO), composition and all the basics of good photography.

    Since then, I have studied professional photography at the New York Institute of Photography and under the tuteleage of a few of this country’s greatest photographers including Bambi Cantrell and David Ziser. I have attended a number of seminars offered by Robert Lino, Frank Salas, Catherine Hall, Michael O’Neill, Doug Gordon, Bruce Dorn and Peter Eastway.

    I am currently a member of the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (, the Pierce County Professional Photographers Association (, and the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce.

    If I have the good fortunate to have you as my subject, you will notice that I try to use some humor in my sessions to put you at ease. Your photograph should not be stiff and lifeless, unless that is your goal, but rather  to show you as you are: a beautiful creation.

    Professionally speaking, I am an event,  portrait and wedding photographer. I am now branching into sports photography in a joint venture with a company called Sportog. And if you are planning a trip, call on me to be your official trip photographer. I would be happy to entertain any travel offers you might bring me. 🙂

    You can see some of my photographs on this blog and even more on my website, If you wish to see even more, please give me a call (253-539-3438) and I’ll have you over to the studio to view some sample albums and more photographs.

    God’s blessings,