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    Friday, May 29, 2009

    My favorite subject

    I love taking pictures of babies and children. I think it's because they have no fear. Adults shy away and get embarrassed. A kid will give you all they got. Tons of attitude and lots of personality. I love how flawless their skin is and how pink their cheeks are.

    Thursday, May 28, 2009


    Aidan is such a ham. He tends to really play up his sillyness when I whip out my camera. But he takes some darn cute pics. Here are two pictures I took of him. I'm still trying to figure out this new lens....

    Wednesday, May 27, 2009

    Lovin em while they last

    I'm loving my lilacs while they are still in bloom. I seem to be outside taking pictures of them everyday. I know they don't last forever so I'm enjoying them while they are here and making my yard (and house) smell yummy. Can't get enough of them

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009

    New Lens!!

    Hubby bought me a new lens today! It's not a super fancy one, but it'll take sometime for me to get used to it. It's the nifty fifty :) Here are my first few shots with the new lens...Layla was once again my subject.

    Monday, May 25, 2009

    Heidi, 7months

    She's growing up so fast! I got a ton of lovely photos of Heidi. She's sooo photogenic and really knows how to work the camera ;)

    Sunday, May 24, 2009

    Before and After

    Here is a picture I took of Aidan playing around with some lilacs. I didn't think it was a spectacular photo when I took it, but with a little tweeking, it's turned out quite lovely

    I warmed up the photo to reduce the cool tones, lightened it a tad, pumped up the saturation a bit and added a slight vignette.

    I think what I love the most is how the purple and blue really pop along with the green grass in the background. Also, with Aidan's eyes closed his eyelashes really stand out....wasted on a boy...

    Saturday, May 23, 2009

    Costa Rican Colours

    I LOVED Costa Rica! This is a picture of a side of the road vendor. He was selling these...not sure what the are...blankets? sarongs? Either way, they are beautiful!

    Friday, May 22, 2009

    Layla's newborn shoot take 2

    Well we are getting there. This time she did a little better even though she peed all over the black sheet. I'm hoping to try again soon and get some really cute ones of her sleeping. I really want some pictures of her feet!

    About Me

    The Cheese

    I am a photographer based out of Vernon BC specializing in Weddings, Engagement, Babies, Family, Maternity, Boudoir and Graduation.
    Since I was very young, I've always wanted to have pictures taken of the important moments and events in my life. Each time I look through my albums or scroll through my digital pictures, every image evokes a memory or a feeling. Happy or sad, hilarious or tender, the images never fail to bring the feelings of the day to light.
    My mission as a photographer would be to preserve and immortalize your special moments for all time. Weddings, babies and families are a passion and capturing those memories for my clients with that "special touch" is a privilege beyond compare

    Just Me Keepin' it Real

    I am also mommy to a stinky but sweet 4 year old boy, and one adorable yet emotional 1 year old girl. They are what keep me looking 5 years older than I actually am. But they are also the reason I fell in love with photography. I’m also slightly jealous that they have better childhood pictures than me. (No offense mom!)

    I got married 2 years ago, and I completely understand the stress and excitement of
    planning a wedding. So much so, that I’m very happy to never have to do it again. However, I LOVE anything wedding related. Especially if you have to make it yourself. I’m surprisingly crafty. Oh, and I cry at every wedding I attend. Even the ones I’ve photographed.

    And to keep the self indulgence going, other things I love are: fancy shoes even though I never wear them, my satellite radio, New York City, sleeping through the night, any movie with Tina Fey, copious amounts of coffee, photoshop, cake, my camera, my husbands’ sunglasses, overpriced jeans, 30 Rock, Lululemon (I’m a sucker), MAC makeup, discount shopping in Seattle, movie popcorn, Tina Fey, Harry Potter books, my 50mm lens, Aveda shampoo, weddings, my two sweet kids, my wonderful husband, and of course, Tina Fey.


    Thursday, May 21, 2009

    My Neighbor's Magnolias

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009


    I love Lilacs. I especially love this much so I think I might have it framed :)

    Monday, May 18, 2009

    Photoshoot with Mommy!

    I have to give Newborn photographers credit...It's HARD! Layla did not co-operate at all and this is the only 'good' picture I got...and I don't even like it that much!

    Sunday, May 17, 2009



    Rainy day with no rain...

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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    Saturday, May 2, 2009

    She's here!

    Please welcome Layla Elizabeth Courts! Born April 30th at 12:04am weighing 8lbs 4oz!