Category: Life

Recent Portrait Sessions by McKay’s Photography

Ashli and Logan’s day in the life portraits at Corbett’s Glen Park
Ashli and Logan planned the perfect elopement in Brighton and wanted to photograph their normal day-in-the-life with portraits at Corbett's Glen Park. Their beautiful son, Magnus, was there too. How wonderful to be there on your parent's wedding day? ...
family photographers on Seneca Lake in NY
The Mathews Family: Fall Barn photos on Seneca Lake
Oh, the Finger Lakes in the Fall. Drooooooooool. Barns! Lakes! Wineries! Winding roads! Fall foliage! Yes, please! When the Mathews family asked me to capture their growing family on Mom and Dad's lake house property, I quickly said yes. Sched ...
newborn photographers Rochester NY
Adorbs Newborn Photos for little Evelynn
Oh, my goodness! Megan and Steven have done it again! They welcome their second little girl into our hearts this month with little baby Evelynn. As usual, we captured this fleeting moment in time in their home so mommy and daddy could rest properly. ...
Fairport High School Senior photos of Liam Leahy by McKay's Photography in the South Wedge
Fairport High School Senior: Liam
What a pleasure it was for me to be the one to photograph Liam's Fairport High School Senior photos! Liam is the son of Pat, one of my recent Grooms and Liam was in the bridal party. He was funny, helpful and easy to photograph both at the wedding an ...
how to child proof your home
For all the New Moms: How to Truly Child Proof Your Home
Keeping our kids safe at home and when visiting family and friends is one of the most important things a parent must do for their child’s well being and safety.  There are a multitude of things on the market to help you do that, from the simple outle ...
film photography by Heather McKay
Sydney’s First Year Photos
Film Friday: First Year Photos for little Sydney! Megan and Steven have the most beautiful little girl, always ready with a smile. She was a treat to photograph this year and we captured her first year on film! From newborn pictures to her first birt ...
1000 Island family photography
Film Portrait Friday: A weekend in the life of the Reeve family: 1000 Island family photography
Vintage Film Portrait Friday: The Reeve / Backo family, 1000 Island family photography! For the last few years, I've switched back to film for my portrait work and at the same time, added in weekend destination day-in-the-life photography experien ...
fine art film photographer
My Top 5 Baby Shower Gift Ideas
Baby shower gifts.... let's talk! If you are anything like me, I always try give helpful or useful gifts that hopefully will not end up in a landfill. I mean, really, when someone has a baby shower everyone just gives them cute little clothes and sho ...
fine art film lifestyle photographer in NY
Film Portrait Friday: The Guilfoil Gang
Vintage Film Portrait Friday: Ah, the Guilfoil family. My favorite family. Maybe because they are just a little wacky.... just - like - me! We all met up at their home in Victor NY for these film family photos last Fall and had dinner, a little ra ...
The Duffett family Christmas vacation photos in Canada for by traveling lifestyle photographer Heather McKay on Lake Heron.
Duffett Holiday Vacation on Lake Huron
Ah, Christmas, the most magical time of year! This year was a special one for me, first my younger brother came up from Brooklyn to visit and snowboard, then I got to see one of my sisters. Two siblings and two countries on one day! Score! On Chri ...
10 Best Parenting Blogs
Top 10 Best Parenting Blogs by MindfullyFrugalMom
Today we have a guest blog post on the Top 10 Best Parenting Blogs from the Mindfully Frugal Mom Blogger: Sarah! We recently met at a TEDxRochester event through a mutual friend, Chris Clemens, and hit-it-off! Sarah is all about living a frugal, ear ...
Boston fine art Wedding Photographers
Film Engagement Pictures as a Treasure Map to The Saloon in Davis Square
Vintage Film Portrait Friday: Merri & Alan's engagement portraits... Merri is one of my good friends, a kindred spirit, and is lucky enough to find a wonderful man who adores her. Alan is the kindest and most generous person, so I'm very very hap ...
eco-friendly baby book
Baby Book for Emmy
Here it is! My wonderful working weekend in Alabama, hanging out with one of my all-time favorite wedding clients. Trisha & Neil flew me down to Montgomery to meet and photograph their little gem, Emmy. The entire weekend was perfect and I was ab ...
fine art film lifestyle photography in Alabama
Vintage Film Portrait Friday: Montgomery Alabama for Trisha & Neil’s offspring!
Vintage Film Portrait Friday: A sneak peek into my weekend in Montgomery,Alabama photographing the lovely and amazing Osuch/Romano family's new jewel... Emmy! To say this baby is loved would be the understatement of the year. McKay's Photography ...
film vs. digital a side by side comparison
Film vs. Digital: A Photographer’s Journey
A fine art studio portrait of Danielle Zielinski on medium format film which shows the difference between digital capture and film capture