Friday, November 19, 2010

Baby Announcement!


April 22nd
7:32 am
7 lbs. 8oz.
Danae Mackenzie

Proud Parents Scott & Alexis

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Our Wedding Day!

We met right out of high school. Friends introduced us, and we hit it off right from the start. We dated for a year and then decided to get married a year later. This is a picture of Scott and I on our wedding day! Don’t we look gorgeous!

We were married on a beautiful summer day, June 16th. We had an outside wedding along a creek at my parents home. (We got some really good ideas from this website).

It was a beautiful wedding, we had 4 bridesmaids and 4 best men. My sisters and a friend. Scott's brother and 3 friends. My niece and Scott's nephew were ring bearer and flower girl.

We had the reception and dance all outside under tents. My mother and sisters and I
made all the flower arrangements.

Here is a picture of our wedding cake.

We took our honeymoon in Maui it was awesome. The beach, the gorgeous hotel, life can not get much better!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Personal Life Entry

Get a Voki now!

Well, I didn't become the photographer that traveled the world and took amazing pictures of exotic places. I fell in love just out of high school and got married a year later to the most wonderful man. Now I have twins, a little boy and girl, Alexander and Josie. They are 8 months old. They are such a handful, but the most wonderful thing that ever happened to me. But yes I am still taking pictures, just a little closer to home.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Getting a Job!

Well I have found what I think is an awesome part time job. It is a photographer job for a Photographic studio, Magenta Photo Concept. It sounds like a really good job where I will learn lots.

Here is the job I want to apply for:

Job Advertisement

Job Number: 5300573

Title: Photographer (NOC: 5221)

Terms of Employment: Permanent, Part Time, Weekend, Evening

Salary: To be negotiated

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: Calgary, Alberta (2 vacancies )

Skill Requirements:

Education: Completion of high school, Some college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training, Some university

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.): Not required

Experience: No experience

Languages: Speak English, Read English, Write English

Area of Training Specialization: Photographic arts

Work Setting: Photographic studio

Type of Photographic Experience: General

Type of Photographic Techniques: Colour

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilites: Fast-paced environment, Attention to detail, Hand-eye co-ordination, Combination of sitting, standing, walking, Bending, crouching, kneeling

Essential Skills: Reading text, Document use, Oral communication, Working with others

Employer: Magenta Photo Concept o/a Magenta Studio Photo

How to Apply:

Please apply for this job only in the manner specified by the employer. Failure to do so may result in your application not being properly considered for the position.

By E-mail:

Web Site:

Advertised until: 2010/10/26

This job advertisement has been provided by an external employer. Service Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Here is my cover letter:

Here is my resume:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Personal Life.

I want to tell you about one of my hobbies well, two actually, taking pictures and watching chuck wagon racing. They kind of go hand in hand. I love to take pictures and needless to say, most of them are of horses and wagon racing. My family has always enjoyed watching chuck wagon racing and would take us as kids. There are a lot of people from my home town who race and they are friends with them. But last year we decided as a family to sponsor a wagon. What is that all about? Well it cost a lot of money to race: you have to buy the horses, feed them, haul them everywhere, take yourselves and your family, feed yourselves too, and lose time off work. So the drivers sell advertising on their tarp and we and a bunch of others put money together and purchased a tarp for Logan Gorst. He is a young driver who not only drives but out rides too.
You may ask what is chuck wagon racing all about? I will try my best to explain it. A chuck wagon team consists of 4 horses (2 leaders and 2 pole horses) that pull the chuck wagon around

2 barrels in a figure eight formation then out on the track and the first team across the line (without penalties) wins the race. I should back up, each team also has two outriders (one to hold the horses and one to throw in the stove) What is a stove, you ask- 2 feed pails glued together to form a barrel shaped item that must be thrown into the wagon when the starting horn blows. The outriders must then also do a figure eight and run the race finishing within 150 feet of their wagon or they are penalized. The only exception to this team is when the drivers go to the Calgary Stampede there are 4 outriders, the extra two throw in tent poles. The whole idea of wagon racing goes back to the olden days when the cook would break camp and throw stuff in the wagon and race to town.
We have been helping out behind in the barns and so have learned a lot about the sport that you don't normally see. For example, these horses are treated very well, they get fed, watered, washed up, doctored up and bedded down before anyone else in the family. The same goes for the morning too. So there is a lot of work to do. The family that we help really care about their horses and you soon get to know each horse and his little quirks. It is hard work but a lot of fun too. This is very much a family sport with several generations involved. This season ended well for us, our driver qualified to compete in Calgary next year as did his dad. His dad also won top points for the season and the final race which allows him a new 2010 GMC truck.
If you have never had to chance to watch a chuck wagon race, why not try it, you might just get hooked too.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Just to get to know me.

Hi, I'm Alexis and I am a freelance photographer or at least that is my dream after I graduate. I will make a living doing exactly what I love, it is going to be so cool. I will travel all over and take pictures of everything, then I will peddle my work and hopefully sell it. I will have to take the dutiful pictures of family and kids, which will be fun too, and it will pay the bills. But I have big ideas of what I will do.