January 8, 2015

Duffett Holiday Vacation on Lake Huron

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The Duffett family Christmas vacation photos in Canada for by traveling lifestyle photographer Heather McKay on Lake Heron.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 Christmas, I dropped my bro off at the airport and then drove up to Canada to visit Meghan. She hired me (yes, for reals) to take a family portrait of her boyfriend‘s family! They have never had that done before… ever! So, this was a very special treat for both them and for me. It was so nice spending more time with Colin and getting to know his family. They are very down to earth and a fun family.

Check out their tangible heirloom fine art book that Colin bought his parents for Christmas:

Regular blog followers might remember Colin from a guest post he wrote for you about How to Be a Kick Ass Groomsman. He and Meghan have been to, and in the Bridal Party of, a million weddings and are almost the expert that I am at navigating the day…Actually, Meghan is so good, she makes a killer photographer’s assistant and she helped me with these Duffett family pictures! Really, I wish we lived in the same town so I could hire her. She’s the best assistant I’ve ever had. It probably has something to do with the fact that she was the victim of all of my early photography 😉 and from being my seeeester, which means she can read my mind.

The Duffett family Christmas vacation photos in Canada for by traveling lifestyle photographer Heather McKay on Lake Heron.

Fun Facts: Colin and his brother both found Meghans! His sister-in-law is also named Meghan! I also learned that Newfoundland (where they are from) is the most Eastern-Ly point in North America and has it’s own 1/2 hour time zone!

The Duffett family Christmas vacation photos in Canada for by traveling lifestyle photographer Heather McKay on Lake Heron.

The family rented a cottage on Lake Heron’s Georgian Bay for the week of Christmas and was a perfect place to capture more day-in-the-life images as well as traditional formal family portraits. Not knowing them ahead of time, I had my fingers crossed that my style fit theirs. All nerves were relieved as soon as we met and they looked through my book from my Alabama trip. Everyone picked out all of my favorite images, which is the ideal sign!

The Duffett family Christmas vacation photos in Canada for by traveling lifestyle photographer Heather McKay on Lake Heron.

The Duffett family Christmas vacation photos in Canada for by traveling lifestyle photographer Heather McKay on Lake Heron.

The Duffett family Christmas vacation photos in Canada for by traveling lifestyle photographer Heather McKay on Lake Heron.

Special thanks to the amazing Duffett family for allowing me into a sliver of your life and being so well behaved during our super cold photo shoot! You all rocked it!

The Duffett family Christmas vacation photos in Canada for by traveling lifestyle photographer Heather McKay on Lake Heron.

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