Behind the Lens

The Blood Moon

Last night was, of course, the blood moon.  I've been anticipating this for quite some time.  I went to Wood Islands around 10pm, got setup, and waited.  These 3 are by far my favorite from the long, cold night!

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Back to School Portrait Sale

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It's that time of year again! Your kids are back in school, and they've had their school portrait done by the hired gun at the school.  You know the ones..Every photo looks the same, all the kids on the same backdrop, with the same smile.  The photographer does his best to make them unique, but really, what can he do.

Thats why at Chris Burke Photography we want to offer you another option for your kids school photos! For one weekend only, you can get our regular outdoor portrait package (which is usually $100) for just $50!! We will take your kids around, and get some great shots of them.  Shots that are unique.  We will get a genuine smile, not a forced one, and you will love your photos!  And guess what.. theres no crazy overpriced photo packages with a bunch of wallet sized photos that you'll never use! For your $50 you get the portrait sitting, and a disk with your photos on it, which you can print as you please, anywhere you want, no watermarks!  Have a good printer at home? Well your prints wont cost you anything! No printer? Just pop down to Superstore, they are super cheap, and great quality, and you print what you need!

Give us a call, drop us an email or hit us up on facebook to book your space today.  Space is limited for the sale, as we are only doing it for 2 days.  We do still have regular portrait packages which are $100 any other day of the week. so if you can't make the sale weekend, you can still get great shots, at a great price!

PEI BuskerFest

Yesterday my family and I were out walking on the boardwalk in Charlottetown, when we happened upon the closing show of Buskferfest!  I had been hearing that it was this weekend, and wanted to go and do some shooting, but totally forgot about it, then we just happened to be there and noticed the shows going on, and naturally I had a couple cameras with me.  I'm going to be posting more photos here as the day progresses.

A Tribute to the Fallen

This year in the Maritimes, we suffered a big loss, 3 RCMP officers were killed in the line of duty by a man whose name I don't wish to give anymore glory to.  I grew up with a father who was in the RCMP, and the very reality that some night he may not come home, was always in the back of my mind, especially when he worked in undercover.

After the shootings, the maritimes, and Canada in general were up in arms.  It caused me to look back at how blessed we were that my dad came home every night.  As a result, I felt the urge to do a shoot that was a tribute, if you will, to the RCMP.  It's really nothing fancy, and I know that.  My dad still has his uniform (he's retired now) at the house, so I experimented with different aspects of it, and pulled together this shoot.

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Many years ago a similar tragedy happened in Alberta, where 4 officers were killed.  At that time, we hit the studio and recorded a song which was a tribute to those fallen officers.  If you are interested, you can check it out here.

Summer Fun!

This is just a personal post as I had an awesome time this past week.  For the first time in about 10 years my whole family was in the same place, at the same time!  So we had a great time together swimming in the pool, laying in the sun, and just having a great time!

You don't realize just how important family is until you don't see them for years and year!  Hold your family close, and cherish the times you have together.. and, if I can make a suggestion, as it's something I forced myself to do.. put the cellphone and cameras away when you are having those good times.  In this day and age we seem to need to document our every move.  This past week I brought out the camera during my nieces birthday party, and a couple other big events, but other than that, I left it all in the office, and it was awesome!

Enjoy your summer, from your  true eyes view, not just the view from a camera lens or phone screen!  Make memories that are just for you and your family, not for the whole world to see on facebook/twitter/instagram!