About the Parallax Life

There is just the illusion of control over life. ~ Dawn Mamikunian

About the Parallax Life Blog:

I don’t know about you, but as I age I wonder… whatever happened to that person I was in college? What happened to that unconventional life I always thought I was meant to lead? Why is life so boring?  None of us see things as they are, we see things as we are.


I dream of a world where heirlooms matter more than smartphones, small businesses succeed more often than they fail and every family has the freedom to travel.

par·al·lax definition:

the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions, e.g., through the viewfinder and the lens of a camera.
the angular amount of parallax in a particular case, especially that of a star viewed from different points in the earth’s orbit.

A Parallax Life blogger and photographer Heather McKay with a Nikon Camera

What does the parallax definition mean to me? As a photographer, parallax is what happens when you look through the viewfinder of a camera and the lens captures the same scene, yet just slightly off. What the viewfinder sees and what the lens sees are actually different.

This is my metaphor for life.

There are many things we are told all of our lives that are utter bullshit and hold us all back from true inspiration and happiness.

Life is a series of missteps, misunderstandings, misinformation and missed opportunities. Sometimes that is a good thing and sometimes… it’s not so good.
My passion is in creating heirloom books and albums for all occasions, beginning with weddings and following up with the honeymoon and other big travel adventures. I make the process simple and streamlined from how to critique your images and tell a story with your pictures.

Do you have an idea of about parallax means to you in your life? Send me an email or leave a comment so we can discuss your struggles on the blog! In the meantime, subscribe for updates via email for the latest posts and promotions and

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My name is Heather and I love traveling cheap, taking photos / getting paid for it, teaching photography workshops, meeting new people, snuggling cats, kissing babies, drinking good coffee, snowboarding and listening to heavy metal in the mornings. Oh, and then there is whiskey….

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