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Actor Headshots

It was so much fun meeting this young lady – she has such personality and poise! She’s an actor and needed new headshots and I’m so glad she was referred to me! She’s performing this summer at Storybook Theatre in Grease – so grab some tickets and be sure to check it

Whoa Baby!

This is one of the biggest maternity galleries I think I’ve ever done! I couldn’t stop taking pictures of this stunner and her handsome husband. I had so much fun during the session, they are both so in love and excited to be parents, it’s infectious. Thanks so much to come and

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Last week we traveled to Connecticut for Josh’s sister’s baby shower. While we were there, I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph her maternity session and it was so much fun! Liz and Ben got married two summers ago at Aria in Las Vegas and now Baby Smith is due to make her

Coming This October!

Guys, I feel so crazy. I know so many of you are looking at me like “DANG, THAT GIRL IS CRAZY”. Two under two. AT 41 YEARS OLD. I blame Josh convincing me to have another at juuuuuuust the right time – my hormones must have been off whack that day. But decide to try we did, and

That Was A Long Break!

Does anyone else get haunted by horrible guilt when you don’t do the things you are supposed to do? I usually try to bury the guilt down by completely ignoring my to-do list and pretending nothing is wrong. As you can imagine, it usually goes pretty sideways. I have a lot of big ideas but I

Sweet Little Neil – Calgary Newborn Photography

This was such a fun session for me to do because it meant that I got to reconnect with an old friend that I haven’t seen in years! It was also the first session in the new studio and it actually created so many more options for us because I didn’t have to pack everything to take it on

Princess Blake

I’ve been taking photos of Blake since before she was born, lol! Every year we do a family session in the fall, but when I saw this dress that her mom picked up for her – I knew we had to do a photo shoot! We had a great time exploring the Fairmont Palliser in downtown Calgary, the

2015 Mini Sessions

It’s that wonderful time of year again! Kids are back at school, the leaves are gorgeous, and pumpkin spice lattes are finally out. Mini sessions at Baker Park are also back, at just the right time to take advantage of the gorgeous scenery! Due to this being a very busy autumn, there is very

I’m Back!

It’s fall. How did that happen? I haven’t posted in ages, which is TERRIBLE because I went to a blogging conference in June. I learned a ton but it didn’t stop me from having the busiest summer ever! I want to do a big recap post but let me sum up in case I never get around to

A Very Special Family

This is a family very dear to me, I’ve been photographing them since Izzy was in her mom’s belly! I just adore taking their pictures, they are always fun, real and just all around super people. We took a stroll through Bowness Park last month, I’m so excited that it’s back

Happy Half-Birthday Max!

Oh gosh, time flies, doesn’t it? I can’t believe Max is already six months old today! I still haven’t posted his newborn photos here yet! He’s such a good little baby, we are so very lucky. He has the happiest disposition and just loves life! Right now his favorite things

Max’s Baby Birth Announcements

I think you might have heard that we had a baby. I mention him here and there and I fully realize that I have yet to post his newborn photos on the blog, even though he is almost six months old! As I try to be a more prolific blogger I will be posting more and more. I admit that I head to

I’ll Eat You Up, I Love You So

When we were deciding on a name for Max, I had one stipulation – it had to have a literary connection. Josh had one stipulation as well – he had to be named Max. Luckily for us Where The Wild Things Are is an amazing book that we both love. Now that Max is here, it’s been fun to

Sydney

I met Sydney downtown last week and we had the best time! Her mom let me know that she’s a little shy, but I think she did a great job of modelling for the camera! I had so much fun meeting a new little friend, and trying out a new green location before it’s green everywhere else was

March 10 on 10 – Emma Headshots

This month’s 10 on 10 is a quick little test of my backdrops for some head shots. Emma has dove fully into the world of theatre and in class they discussed actor head shots, so of course she immediately came home and asked for some! She’s been taking classes at Storybook Theatre for

Calgary Spring Mini Sessions – Book Now!

After spending quality time with our new baby born in January, I am absolutely THRILLED to announce these upcoming mini sessions! Never before have I offered spring minis, Calgary’s spring is fickle and often snowy. The downtown location for these mini sessions will give the fresh look of

Lighting! We Picked our Lighting!

Oh happy day! We finally chose all of our lighting for the entire house! Thank you to all that chimed in with ideas and help – they were so very much appreciated! Here is a snippet of what we chose, we are very excited and can’t wait to see everything in our new home! Great room. This

Spring Mini Sessions are Coming!

I’m so excited! I’m offering spring mini sessions for the first time ever! Details will be sent out TOMORROW, and newsletter subscribers and previous clients will get first crack at these VERY limited sessions in an amazing location! Sign up for the newsletter or send me an email at

Hobbling Around Like a Little Old Woman

When you are pregnant, your body releases a hormone called Relaxin. A brilliant little hormone, it makes your ligaments all loosey goosey for the baby to get the heck out of there. What can happen however, is that the hormone loosens everything up so well, that your pelvis gets out of whack. Which

New House – Cabinets

We’ve been super busy this week so I fell behind in my daily blogging. The good news is that we are making a lot of progress in our every day lives! We met with the cabinet maker this week and signed off on the cabinetry designs for the new house. I’m really excited about the look of

Just Keep Swimming

We are currently living under a mountain of paperwork. We are an embodiment of the phrase “when it rains it pours”. Because just having a baby isn’t enough, we are also building a custom home. Because building a custom home isn’t enough, we are also applying for

February 10 on 10

Well, ok – it’s really 7. I quickly shot these this month on the bed in about 3 minutes. I don’t have tons of time to spare these days – and I have a blog post coming soon with Max’s “official” newborn photos. The boy is still jaundiced but getting

This Sandwich Changed Me

I had the best sandwich experience of my life. Since getting pregnant with Max, I have been VERY interested in food. Not a “foodie” type – just a hungry type! For example, the last few weeks of pregnancy I was hitting Ricky’s All Day Grill to have a strawberry Belgian

Adventures in Breastfeeding

With my first two, breastfeeding came really easily. Both girls latched on almost immediately at birth and were nursing pros. I never understood at all about the struggles with breastfeeding. Now I’m understanding all too well! After birth, Max had trouble with latching. We were told by the

Chandeliers . . . HELP!

Lighting is hard! We went and chose all of our lighting fixtures for the new house (all 55 of them!) back in December and decided to revisit them today. Of course now we are second guessing every choice, starting with the great room chandelier. The trouble with this fixture is that we need a

Chateau Lake Louise

Last week Josh’s parents came to visit from Connecticut. Even though we have a new baby, we still wanted to try to show them some of Calgary’s more famous sites. While not in Calgary, Lake Louise is something that every visitor should experience at least twice – once in the

Crochet

While this month’s theme is MAKE, I haven’t been able to really make anything! Which brings me to crocheting, a hobby that I took up a couple of years ago but haven’t really been able to advance in. I can do a mean granny square at this point, but barely anything else! And to my

Maxwell Lincoln Kane

Maxwell Lincoln Kane I’m so excited to finally announce that Max is here! He was born on January 7th, 2015, weighing a surprising 9lbs 11oz and measuring 21.5″ long. After his due date coming and going, I was getting pretty impatient for him to arrive. I actually still didn’t

Superbowl Sunday

Since Josh is from Connecticut, we thought it was a good idea to have people over to watch the Patriots play the Seahawks. The day before – when we realized we had a newborn and absolutely no idea how we were going to pull off a party – we hit Pinterest and looked for the easiest

NaBloPoMo (AGAIN)

After feeling really great about blogging every day in November, I fell off the wagon in December and January – December had a miserable pregnant lady and January had a sleep-deprived new mom. But February, February has a glimmer of hope – a little bit more sleep and a lot more

10 on 10 – January 2015

Happy New Year! It’s already been a big year around here, I’m excited to share more when I have a few spare minutes to breathe! In the meantime, I broke out my macro lens really quickly for some flower photos for this month’s 10 on 10. Don’t forget to click on the link at

Advent Calendars

‘Tis the season for advent calendars – and there are SO many cool ones out right now! I’ve seen toys, colouring, homemade, presents, candy, the works! We each have our own advent calendars here (actually, I just realized everyone has TWO except me, hmmmmm) and we love love love

Andrea – Calgary Beauty Photography

I am making a lot of headway into the beauty portraits that I shot wayyyyyy too long ago. It’s been really fun and inspiring to edit these images of these beautiful women – I absolutely cannot wait to photograph more women in a relaxed and easy environment!

The Rosie Effect

I mentioned the other day about being a completist – what I’m currently in a panic to complete is my Goodreads reading challenge. My friend Laurel suggested it near the beginning of summer and I thought 25 books in more than half a year was very attainable. Sitting at 16/25 books with

Elf on the Shelf

Tomorrow marks when our Elf on the Shelf makes his reappearance! Elvin always graces us with his presence on December 1st, and usually is quite clever with his hiding places and scenarios for the first week or so. Then he kind of runs out of steam and it looks like he has a hard time finding some

Shopaholic to the Stars

I’ve finally finished Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella so I can review it. It took me a lot longer than these types normally take, I think it just didn’t have the same fun and interesting storyline that her earlier books did. In this go-round, Becky seems less quirky and