Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Donating for a Cause

Last month, an acquaintance of mine, who is involved in the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, asked if I would be willing to donate an item or two to their annual fundraising event.  I told her I'd be more than happy to!  On  November 30th, there will be a glitzy dinner, a silent auction, and a live auction, and I've decided to donate one item for each auction.

Up for bid at the live auction will be a large, matted and framed image from my collection of Sooke images, valued at $250.  It is very similar to the framed image below:

Additionally, for the silent auction, I'll have a $150 photo session package voucher that will go home to the highest bidder.

All proceeds will go to the CCFC.  For more information, please visit their national website here.  The goal of the Victoria chapter of the CCFC at this year's event is to raise $15,000.  Hopefully my items will help allow them to reach that goal!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

2 Fall Photo Shoots

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of shooting some photos of some friends of ours - two couples in the same photo shoot.  It was later on in the day, so the light was fading fast, but I think we managed to get some great captures out of it.  We decided to head to Ed MacGregor Park here in Sooke.  There are some wonderful backdrops there.  It was a good thing we went on that day, because the rain started later that night and basically hasn't stopped since!

Here are just a few of the pictures.  Thanks Holly, Jordan, Rebecca and Cory for the fun photo shoot!  Hope you guys enjoy the pictures!



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Mini-Shoots!

Ahhh, fall is here!  My favourite time of year.  And with it, the yearly tradition of costumes and candy.  The kids get excited about what they want to dress up as, and they're ecstatic and proud when they get to put on their costumes.  What better way to preserve all the cuteness than doing a mini photo shoot of your kids in their adorable costumes?  From now until Halloween, I'm offering these mini-shoots for $50 (whether you have 2 kids or 8!).  Book a date and time with me, and come to Broomhill Park where I'll do the photo session.  Later, receive 4 printed Halloween cards and see all the images from your child's (children's) photo shoot online in your own private gallery.  More prints and special items can be ordered from there.

Don't wait!  Halloween will be here before you know it, and this opportunity will be gone!  Email me today at murchiesphotography@gmail.com to secure your booking.  Capture those adorable, happy, smiling faces and make those memories last - kids grow up too fast and before you know it, they won't be dressing up in those cute costumes anymore!

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Out and About

I have been fortunate enough to be able to take the kids (and hubby when he's not working) out and about a few times in the last week or so.  We've been enjoying some of the last few warm, sunny days of fall before the seemingly never-ending rainy season hits.  I'll be uploading some more photos taken over the last couple of days in the next day or two.  Some of these will be in my Nature's Footprints gallery and include landscape shots taken in the Sooke area, and some of them are of my kids for my People Portfolio.

Next week, I should be doing one of my first "real" photo shoots of some good friends of ours, so please stay tuned for a few pictures that will be added to my portfolio.  I'm really excited to get out there and photograph this couple.  They're both naturally photogenic, and what a cute couple they are!

Also coming up is something that will especially be of interest to any of you local folk!  The first weekend in November will feature a show and sale at the Wren House Garden & Shop.  It's their one year anniversary, and there are some local artists (such as myself) who will have some wonderful little items there for sale.  If you're looking for a unique Christmas gift for someone, now is the perfect time to get it!  Come on out to 5701 East Sooke Rd. during the weekend of November 4th, 5th and 6th from 11am to 5pm!

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather!  Remember, there's still time this fall to have some beautiful outdoor shots taken of families, kids, couples, whatever you'd like!  Contact me to set up a photo session today.  Do you know anyone who is just visiting the area?  Suggest family photos for them as a keepsake they can take home with them!  Check out the packages and prices to the right of this page and email me for details.  There might just be a referral discount in it for you! ;)

Until my next update!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Photos Posted!

Check out my website to view the most recent photos in my Nature's Footprints and People Portfolio galleries!

Fall always inspires me to take photos of the beautiful outdoors.  And although the colours here aren't quite the same as they are back "home" in Southern Ontario, they are still beautiful and remind me a little bit of where I grew up.  We're still having some sunny, blue sky days here on the Island, but we are also getting into our rainy season now.  Incidentally, rain also makes for some neat photos!  Check out what I've found in my local travels lately by clicking here!  The newest ones are towards the end of the gallery.

As my kids are growing, I'm of course being a normal mom and taking tonnes of photos to capture all the smiles, giggles, and special moments.  I've put more of these photos in my People Portfolio, which you can view here.  I'm planning on putting a bit more variety in this gallery as well with some upcoming photo shoots! Please contact me if you're local to Southern Vancouver Island and are interested in having some fun family/kids/couples photos done.  Autumn is upon us and the nice weather will be quickly disappearing as the rains descend for the next 6 months!  There are plenty of fabulous outdoor locations to capture your memories!  Packages and prices can be viewed on the right by scrolling down just a bit.

As always, stay tuned for updates, specials (Christmas is just around the corner...!) and additions to my ever-growing galleries.

Friday, July 29, 2011

It's Been A Busy Year...

Understatement of the decade!  Between our two girls (3 yrs and 22 mths old), having a new baby in May, a new puppy AND a new house in June... I haven't had a lot of time to dedicate to my photography lately!  BUT there are a couple of things happening at the moment.

Firstly, a good friend of mine who does some really spectacular linoleum prints - her mom (who creates some fascinating art as well) has a little shop called "The Wren House" out in East Sooke.  It's a splendid little place and she features not only her own and her daughter's work, but she's also featuring some of my local prints and a couple of other artists' work, also.  If any of you who are local to the Sooke area want to drop by and see the goods, it's open on the weekends and is located at 5701 East Sooke Rd.  Go check it out - not only for the art, but also for the garden shop!

Secondly, I have recently put together a package and price list for photography sessions of families, kids, newborns, and engagements/couples.  You can view it here, and you can also check it out on my Murchie's Photography Facebook page (it's in the Wall, posted as a Note).  I've also put together a portfolio so potential clients can view a sampling of what I can offer them.  Please check it out and pass it on to friends and family members who are in the area and want to get some photos done!  I offer some pretty attractive packages at an affordable price.

Contact me today at murchiesphotography@gmail.com to book a session!