Thursday, December 18, 2008

A First....

Finally.....a BOY! I'm not sure if anyone has noticed, but the majority of my images are definately girly; unless I get a newborn,

which doesn't really count as they are all equally yummy! I'm unable to post anything other than these "non-identifying"

teasers, as these will be a surprise Christmas gift for Mum. Mr B was such a treat to work with, I'm hoping that more boys get

sent my way ( hint, hint)!

If you think his toes are cute, just WAIT until you see this little man's face; stay tuned!


FYI - These 3 images were all processed using Totally Rad Actions yin & yang + lux soft + old skool ( 30% with noise removed)

+ Boutwell's Magic Sharp

Angel face

I have to apologize for posting so many of my Miss, but she's been so busy lately, and I've actually been documenting "life", that I

just can't help but share. This was taken at her Pre school Christmas party today. We ventured out into the cold and she decided

to make a snow angel.....2 seconds after I clicked this shot she face washed herself (accident)! and all was done....poor little

thing; she's usually smart as a whip!

Hope everyone is enjoying their white stuff!


Busy Little Bee....

A few of Nevaeh's favourite things to do lately are dancing, skating, singing......basically anything where she can PERFORM!

She's not always the most graceful of the bunch, but she sure does love an audience; she even sang Rudolph from start to

finish without missing a beat in front of Papa's entire staff party.....and trust me, we did NOT prompt her.

Anyways, here are a few snaps from the last week.....bowling, skating and ballet class. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Can I Keep Her???

This little one was SUCH a doll to photograph! Very busy, very curious and VERY into the camera! I wasn't sure how things

were going to turn out as they moved so quickly, but I am adoring quite a few from this session. Thanks so much to Mum for

squeezing in Miss K for a pre-Christmas shoot....I can't wait until our next session outdoors where she can RUN!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tis the Season....

A few pre-Christmas photos to share of my little Miss. Aside from the fact that she is definately interested in the gift receiving

side of the holiday, I believe she is actually "getting" what the holidays are about. I told her we were going to look for Daddy's

present and that she needed to really think about what he would like. Her answer: " I know.....Papa loves basketball! I'll get

him a basketball helmet!" I think it's a perfect idea....especially since we're going to decorate it! I went to pick her up from

pre-school last week and the teacher was excited for me to check out the Christmas display they had up on the front door. It

was a "life-size" Christmas tree decorated with ornaments of each of the children's faces. Under each child was a few of their

own words about what Christmas meant. The answers were exactly what you would expect of 3 and 4 year olds...." Santa,

presents, presents and more presents"....until I looked underneath Nevaeh's photo and read this: " giving gifts to all of my

friends". I may have brainwashed her, but I brainwashed her well!

I had a full shoot with her yesterday....beautiful props, great lighting and the set and the model looked great. She lasted about

45 minutes and I captured some incredible images.... unfortunately when I downloaded the images to the Mac, it said that ALL

the files were corrupt. I have tried everything but think they are gone for EVER. Too bad, as it has been ages since I've put as

much effort into her photos as other peoples' children.

Do these things happen to all of us, or am I just extremely-technically challenged?! I NEED a technical mentor!!!

Anyways, these few I got before we headed out for Santa pics the other day will have to do for now. She sure loves the

holidays, that's for sure:)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Little Man.....

Yes, I know; WHY in the world do I have him in such a "girly" colour?? Honestly, it's all I had - and I had planned on converting

the pic into black and white. I just couldn't help myself with the Old Skool colour though, I LOVE it!! (Sorry Mum)! This little guy

is my newest nephew, who at the time was just a few weeks old; I can't wait 'til he's sitting up so I can really take advantage!

* Images edited using Totally Rad Actions - yin/yang + Old Skool 40% + Can o whoopass 20% + Boutwell's Magic Sharp

A Little Taste of Sunshine:)

These photos were taken back in August while doing an orchard shoot with my little Miss. These 3 kiddos are my youngest

sisters and brother, and as you can see; the camera loves them ( no, they do NOT love the camera...these were the only shots

of them from the afternoon)! The last pic goes to show that as much of a challenge as it is, you CAN get good exposure on

skintones at either end of the spectrum. I had them lying in the shade and exposed for N's pale skin, then upped the curves in

Photoshop. Man, how I miss the summer!!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Ladies of Heiress

I can't believe how much fun I had doing this was my first one to date where it was a fully "styled" session,

complete with hair, makeup and wardrobe. Hair was compliments of "the" girls, makeup was done by Jenna's FAB sister, and

the clothing was all courtesy of Heiress boutique. I'm telling you; from now on, I am going to try and convince ALL my female

clients to spend the extra time to get professionally done up....what a difference it makes when you step in front of the

camera! I also had my "mentor" Eric Simard come along with me... along with a full studio lighting setup. He took all indoor

pics with his studio lights, while I stuck to "au natural" lighting. You can check out some of his work
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. For those of you reading this who

are have GOT to check out this gem of a place; located on Front St, Penticton (where else)?! Heiress Salon &

Boutique has the most modern, edgy and fabulous stylists.....Jenn, Sarah, Shea , owner Lindsay and front desk manager Jenna

make such a wonderful team of girls to spend a few hours with. The front of the salon is set up as a gorgeous little boutique

with a high end selection of clothing, jewellery and handbags.....the kind of things you won't be finding anywhere else in town.

I had such a fantastic time with all of definately wasn't a difficult job as you are all GORGEOUS, and move like pros in

front of the camera; thank you SO much Linds for trusting me to get this right; I hope you love the pics as much as I do!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Vincent + Flaviane: wedding

The morning started off dark, rainy and cold; which worried me as I had a bride and her family from Brazil who didn't really

care to venture outdoors for photos in the stormy weather...a late ceremony with limited daylight for photos, AND a new flash

which I have never used before (yes, the couple was aware of this....thank you)! Luckily, the skies stayed clear for the hour

window we had before the ceremony; and although it was freezing outside, Vince and Flaviane were troopers! Thank you so

much for having me photograph your day, and especially for agreeing to have a "first glance" before the ceremony; I hope that

you are both happy with how it turned out. And talk about last minute jitters; this wedding was planned and pulled off

beautifully (dress included) in less than 2 WEEKS! I had a fabulous time, met a great group of people and even got in some

practice with taking flash photos.....very outside of my comfort zone, but the new flash pulled through and everything turned

out just as it should.

I wish Vince & Flaviane years and years of happiness together...congratulations and I hope you enjoy your photos!


Monday, October 27, 2008

The Other Side....

This afternoon we ventured out with Brooke to try and capture a

few great family shots. Since I'm used to being on the other side of the lens, I know how challenging this can be.....especially

when the shoot involves a moody 3 year old, a hubby that's quite good at pulling "stupid" faces, and the wife (being moi) who

literally doesn't stop talking...sorry for that B! It took a few locations as we really misjudged the "golden hour" for lighting, but

I think Brooke did a fabulous job with a challenging family and

came up with a fair amount of shots that I am crazy about; as well as a few last minute belly shots of our babe-to-be ( today

was my 6 month mark)! B was kind enough to give me a disc to do some of my own editing; so these are compliments of my

night-owl moves (yes, you read it's almost 3 am)!!!!

Make sure to check out Brooke's blog as well for a few other takes...... and don't forget to leave us some blog LOVE!!!!

A very grateful Me....

PS....Stay tuned for this weeks session of my "go" at Brooke's family of SIX....she thinks my family was tough; I told her her I'm

going to have to dress to get down n dirty and make sure to bring tonnes of deodorant and water!!! It'll be an experience, I'm


Thursday, October 23, 2008


I ADORE this family.....big sister "A" is totally gorgeous, as is her brand new 5 day old baby bro. My youngest yet:) The shoot took longer than normal....almost 4 hours, but man, was he a trooper; all he'd need was a snuggle and we could reposition him however we wanted. It was quite dark by the end of the shoot when we did the kids together, so they are a little grainy; but I love them anyways.

Thank you so, so much for coming over for the shoot; I had such a great time!


....and a tidbit for my photog friends....these were all shot in the last 30 minutes of the session; it was quite dark in the room so my ISO was anywhere from 600-800. I use the Canon 30D, and although I WISH these were sharp & crisp, I think it was well worth pumping it up to get the shots; a little grain never hurt, right?! The colour images were edited using Totally Rad Actions "Old Skool" and the black and whites were done using Nichole V's light black and white:)