Friday, December 24, 2010


JAKE CHRISTMAS PEACE JOY LOVE, originally uploaded by TaraMcK.

Merry Christmas from our home to yours.

Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

baby william | sneak peak from today's session

IMG_4694 P WEB, originally uploaded by TaraMcK.

How sweet is this little man? I had the pleasure back in 2009 to do his big sister's newborn session as well as their family session later that year. Sweet Baby William, here just in time for Christmas.

Thank you Virginia and Jeff for welcoming me back to capture your newest family member. It was a pleasure as always.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

'Tis the Season

IMG_3713 WEB, originally uploaded by TaraMcK.

We're still bogged down with sickness in our home, I'm the latest victim. However we are still forging ahead into the holiday season with much joy and anticipation.

Nothing more special then the magic of the season as seen and experienced through your children.

Hope everyone is well and a little healthier than our household.


Monday, November 15, 2010


celebrate bubba, originally uploaded by TaraMcK.

we've been under the weather...
sickness has gone from one child to the next...
saddened over the loss of a good man...
so busy it's hard to catch your breath...
behind because of postal delays and computer issues...


we've also celebrated new words...
a 41st birthday...
a 71st birthday...
a 8th birthday to a special boy of mine...
family movie nights filled with popcorn and pillows...

Busy, sick and behind, but good if it makes sense at all.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

you capture | autumn

This weeks you capture theme was autumn. For us Autumn has been filled with high winds, cold rainy days, and even some snow lately. Yesterday although really windy was ok out so I took my iPhone and my camera out into our yard and wanted to see what I could see. Was trying to look for things (besides the pumpkins) I wouldn't normally see.  For more information you can look up You Capture HERE and see Beth's  post HERE. Feel free to challenge yourself and join in.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

you capture | orange

 this weeks theme was orange, while I have taken tons of images this week with orange in them (via some photo sessions and a pumpkin farm trip posted below) I decided to go with three of my iPhone images. For more information you can look up You Capture HERE and see Beth's Orange post HERE.  Feel free to challenge yourself and join in.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

our family day at the pumpkin patch | drysdale's farm

We did our annual trip to Drysdale's Tree Farm with the boys this past weekend. Nana, my cousin and her daughter also joined us. We spent a few ours playing in leaves, inspecting all the pumpkins, running through mazes and open fields. Hot dogs and french fries. Bonfire and train rides. It was such a fun filled afternoon, even if Jake cried almost every time we tried to photograph him. It's a hard life being a photographers child isn't it?

If you are located in close by you should make the drive and check out Drysdale's. We are all looking forward to heading there for our Christmas Trees. Yes. I said trees, plural, we get more than one.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Boys In Motion Entry

This is a shot of my boys playing at the park before getting ready for our family photo shoot. Life is most certainly busy with two boys in motion.

To find out more check it out here.

Good Luck to all who entered!

Moore Family Session Sneak Peak | Simcoe County Photographer

I had the pleasure to photograph the Moore Family yesterday for the second time. I've known Julie & Martin for about 10 years now. I remember when they got engaged, watching them exchange their vows on a lovely spring day, to meeting a newborn Emily for the first time, even discussing Liam's name when she was pregnant with him. So much fun and love over the years.

Although we had some slight delays with a truck roll over on they HWY we had a fantastic session. The light was great, the kids gave me smiles, we laughed and chatted and laughed some more. Smushed a few spiders for Liam so he'd sit on the ground. There was hay, and pumpkins and firetrucks. Thanks for asking me to capture you guys again Julz. I hope you love them.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Picture Fall with Tracey Clark

I have pretty much been taking these classes of photography prompts since they began this spring. It's been a bit challenging with I love. Spring for us wasn't even starting when the first class started and we were almost at peak fall colours by the time Picture Fall began! That said, I still have been able to capture some amazing shots of our fall. This year has been one of the best for colour in a long long long time. Reminds me of how beautiful they looked when I was a kid. I am thrilled to see the results of our prompts and I love how everyone has their own take. Here are a few of mine to enjoy. Watch for a few to appear in our Etsy shop!

Monday, October 04, 2010

The Chrismas Mini

We are very pleased to share with our readers our Christmas Mini Session offer. We currently have have three set dates at various locations in Barrie, Ontario available for booking in October and November. All in time for the Christmas Season.

The Christmas Mini  valued at $100 per session includes 30 minutes for up to a family of 6, 5 proofed digital images of your choice (High Resolution for enlargements), plus 25 Custom Christmas Cards with envelopes.

Alternatively you may book a full session at the location of your choice (some travel charges will apply to areas outside of Simcoe County) at a date and session time of your choice.

Book today as spaces are limited!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Happy Saturday

Busy busy busy, working on orders, proofing, new website. Hope this finds you all well this wonderful saturday. Stay tuned for my Family Christmas Special about to be posted in the next few days. Spaces will be limited so book in fast!

Have a wonderful fall day, and I will leave you this image that will be on the new website release. Gorgeous Rylan, isn't he sweet?


Friday, October 01, 2010

new at The Daily Digi

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Thursday, September 30, 2010


TEAM UP THURSDAY 09.30.2010, originally uploaded by TaraMcK.
This weeks theam was landscapes. Mine is on the left, Heather's is on the right and Laura's is on the end.

I love how we all have our own takes of each weeks theme.

My orginal can be seen here...

I pass by this everyday twice a day, it's been raining all week so finally we got a day of nice weather yesterday.

This was just sharpened and I ran and tweaked simpley vintange by Coffee Shop Actions.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ayres Family Reunion 2010

I had the wonderful pleasure of being asked back to shoot the family reunion of this wonderful family. I might add that they are quite a large family too. This year I saw many faces that I met back in 2007 and I met some newer additions! We had a wonderful time time in Springwater Park taking advantage of the gorgeous scenery.

I really can't believe how much some of these kids have changed, some were one years old, one was still in mommy's tummy and now she has a little brother no less! Some were still babies themselves and some have just grown right up in such nice young adults. It's crazy sessions like this every three years that make me love what I do and being able to capture them again and again. I can't wait for the next one, 2014 I think. Cannot wait. I wonder how everyone will have changed.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

school daze

Yesterday was a long whirlwind of a day, Ian had a good day at the new school. My day went relatively well all things considering. Somehow, he went into Grade 3. I still remember JK like it was yesterday and before I know it, it will be high school then college. POOF he's all grown up.

It was bittersweet yesterday not being there to see him off to school for the first time ever, not taking the photos myself. However I made up for it with some fun in the back yard when we got home... see shot on Jeep ;) But yesterday I drove my son to school. On a bus. A school bus. My new part time job that lets me be home with my boys and do photography. It's not a job really, it's easy and so far rewarding. I haven't felt this good about a job in a long time. 99.9% of it is hearing Jake squeal when he sees Ian, and when I see that beaming smile as he bounds up the steps of the bus with a Hi Momma.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

back to school

IMG_8682 P arrow, originally uploaded by TaraMcK.
Today was the first day back to school. It was adventurous that's for sure! Ian went to a new school today, Jake rode the bus with him, and well, that's me the driver.

I'll post some more photos from the first day :)

Friday, September 03, 2010

hurray for the everyday

Inspired by Ali Edwards blog post today, and of course the Ikea Catalog. So hurray for the everyday.
Hurray for a Grande Caramel Macchiato with extra caramel that brightened my mood today with each sip.
Hurray for a napping baby, especially an extra long baby nap.
Hurray for a short work day.
Hurray for helping hands so I can get a little more done today.
Hurray for scents, like that of my apple cinnamon candle I smell now. Ahhhhh, fall.
Hurray for the everyday.

Monday, August 30, 2010

just listed

This 11x14 fine art print is available for sale in our etsy shop!


OLD, originally uploaded by TaraMcK.

Team Up Thursday: Old

Heather's is on the left, mine is in the middle, and Laura's is on the right.

I said, "weathered, worn, alive, this elephant has lived longer and seen more parts of the world than I have, or will."

Laura's photo is one of a Nancy Drew book her mom gave her from when she was a child.


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