Meeting: October 4, 2023

This week we will be hosting our meeting as in person only to better facilitate our guest speaker.  Kayla MacDonald will be joining us to provide a live in person demonstration on newborn photography.  

Kayla would you like to introduce yourself?

“Hey there, lovely souls! I’m Kayla, a passionate photographer with an unwavering love for freezing life’s most precious moments in time. But that’s not all there is to me. I’m also a proud mother, and this is where my journey as a photographer truly blossomed.

My days are a beautifully chaotic blend of motherhood and photography. I’m on a mission to find the magic in the mundane, whether it’s the twinkle in my child’s eye or the soft, golden light of a sunset. Balancing motherhood with a camera in hand isn’t always easy, but it’s incredibly rewarding.

Through my lens, I celebrate the joys of childhood, the tenderness of family, and the extraordinary love that fills our everyday lives. It’s not about perfection; it’s about capturing the authenticity of the moment. Whether it’s a giggling toddler, a quiet moment between siblings, or the tender embrace of a parent and child, I’m here to create lasting memories that will warm your heart for years to come.”

Thank you Kayla, we are all so very excited to have you stop in and walk us through a newborn photography shoot.  

If you would like to see more of Kayla’s work, you can check out these links:


Just a friendly reminder that our monthly showcase theme for October is “Mirror, Mirror – reflections”. So any photos that use reflections are welcome.

Submissions are due this Sunday October 15th at 11:59pm.

• Submit up to 5 images for each monthly theme

  • Sizing:
  • Landscape Orientation – 1920 pixels on the long side
  • Portrait Orientation 1080 pixels on the long side
  • (Not sure how to do this?, we can help!)
  • Label your image(s) = Your Name & Image Number e.g. J Doe 1, J Doe 2, etc….

If you would prefer to remain Anonymous,
Please indicate your preference to remain anonymous within your email submission.
Submit your images to:

Our November monthly theme will be “Creative – Rule breaking and layering”.  November month showcase photos will be due Sunday November 12th at 11:59pm.
Our Annual Photo Exhibition is October 20-22.  Martyn has asked me to pass along the following information:

Scheduled exhibition dates are Fri., Oct 20 – Sun., Oct 22.
Fri., Oct 20:    12:00 – 5:00 with exhibition setup to be completed from 12:00 – 1:00 and exhibition opening to the public at 1:00

Sat., Oct 21:   10:00 – 5:00 with exhibition open to the public

Sun., Oct 22:  12:00 – 5:00 with exhibition open to the public from 12:00 – 4:30 and take down from 4:30 – 5:00

Printed photo submissions.
Photos can be submitted in 8 X 10 portrait or landscape format and 10 X 12 portrait or landscape format – no borders.
Members must submit printed photos in person at the meetings in Acadia Hall on Sep 20, Oct 04 & 18. Photos are to be submitted in an envelope with the members name printed on the exterior. Each photo should have a tag appended with the theme/name.  Don’t forget our club members get a discount 

A total of two per member. In order to make the exhibition viable, a total of 80 photographs are required.

Digital JPEG images. 
A total of 5 per member with a target of 250 – 300 images

Volunteers will be needed as follows:

Exhibition setup on Fri., Oct 20: 6 volunteers to assemble the frames, hang the curtains and put the photos up
Jamie Somers will set up the digital slide show

Fri., Oct 20:    1:00 – 3:00 pm:    2 volunteers 
                       3:00 – 5:00 pm:    2 volunteers
Sat., Oct 21:   10:30 – 12:30 pm:    2 volunteers
                       12:30 – 2:30 pm:      2 volunteers
                       2:30 – 5:00 pm:       2 volunteers
Sun., Oct 22:   12:00 – 2:30 pm:    2 volunteers
                        2:30 – 4:30 pm:     2 volunteers
                      4:30 – 5:00 pm:    Exhibition take down. All persons on site

Members who wish to volunteer can notify me in person at the meetings on Sep 20 & Oct 04.

If you haven’t renewed your membership, or would like to join; you can do so by clicking here. For membership renewals, your membership number will be displayed at the bottom of this email. 

As always, we will present regular News and Club Business, along with our regular updates to round out our evening. 
We look forward to seeing everyone  this Wednesday 

Our meeting will START AT 7:00 PM – Doors to the hall open at 630