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[out of the office] sheila mckay photography | charlotte nc photographer

I will be out of the office beginning Thurs, April 29th through May 3, 2010.  I will return calls and emails  after I return. 

Wish my son’s baseball team, the Charlotte Hurricanes  good luck in Rockwood, TN for the Battle of the South Baseball tournment!


May 1, 2010 at 3:17 am Leave a comment

[Meet Penny] sheila mckay photography | charlotte nc photographer

Meet Penny!  We have missed seeing her lately.  The rain has brought us so much mud, that it has been pretty hard to get a chance to ride her.  M cannot wait to see her this week.  I am so thankful we have these images to keep her happy when she can’t get out to the farm to see her.

Check back soon – new special and event coming up!


March 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

[Announcing my new website] sheila mckay photography | charlotte nc photographer

After long hours on the computer, I have finally finished my new website!  I am tickled pink and would love to know what you think!

Please take a look at and check back often because I plan to have news and specials posted there as well as my blog.

Just a reminder, that my Spring Special is still going on.  I have had several calls asking if they needed to complete their session my March 30th.  Here are some FAQ’s:


How do I take advantage of your Spring Special? 

Call me at 704.843.7034 or email me at to schedule your session.

After I schedule my session, what then?

We will talk about the details of your session – Where you would like to have your session, what to wear, and the kinds of photographs you are striving for.  Once we have decided on those details, we will then book your session.

How do I  book my session?

Once we have decided on the date and plate, you will receive an email from me regarding session details and policies.  At that time, payment must be received in order to secure your session date. 

Do I need to complete my session before March 30, 2010?

No, as long as we have booked and secured the session fee before March 30th – your session date can be scheduled any time after March 30, 2010 through June 30, 2010.

What happens if our session is rained out or I need to cancel or reschedule?

Your booked session fee will secure your date as long as weather permits.  I understand that things come up.  I only ask that you contact me within 48 hours to reschedule.  Your session fee is non-refundable but we can always reschedule for another date.

How many people can you photograph using the Spring Special Promotion?

 The Spring Special covers up to 2 people – any additional, will be $25 for each individual. 

And don’t forget, if you refer anyone and they  book by March 30, 2010, you will receive $50 off your next full session.  This full session must be booked my Dec 31, 2010. 

And just because this little guy is so cute , I had to post it!   (Hey, I take pet photographs as well)



March 10, 2010 at 4:14 am Leave a comment

[you ordinary day – may just be Extra – ordinary!] sheila mckay photography | charlotte nc photographer

As my kids are getting older, and so am I, I say to countless friends how much I miss them being little toddlers.  Do you do the same? 

As I rush out the door to get them to school on time, take them to birthday parties, sleepovers, and sports practices and games, I realize that it is quickly into the rush of getting homework completed, dinner finished, and off to bed.   I know my schedule seems to be very familiar to many of you reading this. 

The recent day home due to snow day gave me a glimpse of what it was like to have them home with me during the day just as we did when they were in preschool.  Deciding on lunches and games to play made me realize that I do miss the ordinary day.   What doesn’t seem like much at the time, really does surmount to be the most extraordinary days.

Just take a few moments to listen to Katrina Kenison.

I hope her words will touch your heart as it has touched mine. 

March 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm Leave a comment

[Our friend. . .Torri Tillman] charlotte nc photographer | sheila mckay photography

Meet our dear friend and  neighbor Torri Tillman.  I am sure you read about him recently in the local  Union County Weekly paper.  If you haven’t had the chance to meet him you have missed meeting a determined and dear young man that my kids totally idolize – especially my son! 

When we first met Torri, he had just moved next door to us.   A little shy at first but oh so polite.  We got to know him a little better and then my son realized he was the guy who won the slam dunk competition at Marvin Ridge High school last year- in his eyes – a celebrity.    Well as it turns out, basketball was not the only sport he is good at.  Turns out he is incredibly fast and and an outstanding track and field athlete. 

We are so incredibly proud of Torri.  He just recently came home with, get this, 5 medals from the track meet held in Chapel Hill NC – Runner Up in the over-all meet and the rest first and second place for other events.  Way to go Torri!  Keep your eyes open because I know you will be seeing a lot more of Torri!





February 23, 2010 at 10:51 pm Leave a comment

[Congratulations!] sheila mckay photography | charlotte nc photographer

What a wonderful surprise when we opened our mail today!  A congratulations to my son, Heath , for being selected Mid South Regional First Scholar!  He has worked very hard and given 110% .  For those of you not familiar with this – students are nominated and those chosen are recognized for outstanding excellence in the classroom, extra-curricular activities and involvement in the community.  Heath managed to play football, baseball, and basketball,  but still maintained all A’s during the school year.   Speaks volumes for him!   And Bruce and I couldn’t be more proud!  He will be presented with this in April at Wake Forest University!

February 17, 2010 at 10:08 pm 2 comments

[Iced coffee. . . one of my favorite things] sheila mckay photography | charlotte nc

Have I told you lately how much I love iced coffee?  Or just coffee in general.  No, it is not the addiction to caffeine, because I cannot tolerate caffeine and do my best to stay away from it – only decaffeinated coffee, tea, and soda for me.  I just love the flavor of coffee. 

And it looks as though, my daughter has the same taste bud as I do.  I cannot keep enough around for the two of us. 

Well, I must share one of my favorite things to make my iced coffee.  I know, some of you are thinking.  Make a pot of coffee and put it on ice right?  I thought the same thing, but  I tried that and it doesn’t taste the same.   I have found a brewing system that makes the perfect carafe of coffee – it is creamy, smooth, and bold and is perfect hot or cold.  It brews the perfect Toddy

This is how it works.  First, get your favorite coffee.  In my case it is Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts decaffeinated of course, but any coursely ground coffee will work.   I grabbed the only coffee I had at the time and I really don’t think I would have been able to tell the difference.  You let me know. 

This is the brewing system.  It includes a carafe, a filter, coffee basket, and stopper. 

Pretty simple – just place the stopper and the filter into the coffee basket and then place approximately 1 pound of coursely ground coffee into the basket as well. 

Then pour approximately 9 cups of water over the coffee grounds.  Let the coffee basket sit for 12 hours – then pull the stopper from the bottom of the coffee basket and place on top of the carafe and wait for your delicious coffee to drip. 

 Now, just pour coffee and milk to taste.  I like to add a smidgen of vanilla syrup!  Enjoy!

February 9, 2010 at 4:04 am 1 comment

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