Welcome to my family photography website. My name is Cheri Kellington and I am the owner and photographer behind Pleasantview Photography. I specialize in photos of children, families and milestones (especially maternity, graduations and cake smashes). I live in Regina, Saskatchewan with my husband and two children, Lauryn and Carter.
In elementary school I was fascinated with shoebox cameras and film development. I had a 110 film camera and I split my allowance equally between film and treats for my pets. By the time I had my first child I was fully immersed in the digital world. I took several local classes and then found a virtual community of artists who helped me grow beyond just another “photog with a good camera”. Along side my digital work I still use medium format film for some of my personal projects.
A couple of years ago I decided to try and meet other local photographers through the Professional Photographers of Canada. I met a fabulous bunch of artists who not only push each other but support each other as well. I was accredited in the category of Child and Family in 2016 and Child Study in 2017. In 2017 one of my competition images was awarded with Merit status and went on to win Best in Class. Not only do I strive to continually improve my craft but as an active member of the PPOC, I adhere to a code of ethics. You can expect professional service and excellent photos from Pleasantview Photography.
I have invested considerable time in my craft. I have taken many classes from amazing instructors around the world. I regularly attend local PPOC training events. I have made significant investments in professional grade camera bodies, lenses, lighting, software and, of course, the hardware that protects your images.
I have been featured on blogs and published in a magazine. I specialize so that I can offer you a boutique service. I will spend time learning what it is you want, helping you with session preparation, spend as much time as we need to during the session and after, customizing a package that meets your unique needs. I create a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere that is open to any age or stage, pets and special needs.
As an accomplished artist, I am equally comfortable in studio or outdoors. I prefer warm colourful images but some images are well suited to a clean black and white conversion. I prefer real families with active children over styled models. I like timeless poses and real interactions. I strive to capture moments in time that you will be proud to display on your walls and that you will treasure for a lifetime.
I strongly encourage you to print and display photos of your family. Whether you pick me, another photographer or even do them in your backyard with your phone, images aren’t meant to sit on a hard drive. I print with an out of province professional printer and I offer a range of choices including canvas, standouts, metal images and gifts.
If you are looking for a quick cheap disk and pictures that have been photoshopped with funky actions I am probably not your gal but if you are looking for a fun, relaxed session, someone to invest in your photo shoot, take their time with your images and go the extra mile to make sure you get what you want then please call me and tell me about yourself!