Category Archives: child
It’s been a long long long time since I’ve taken any photos of my own. Sometimes life gets in the way, I’ve got too much work, or I’m just lazy. All of these reasons still existed for me yesterday, yet I decided to take 20 minutes and just take photographs of Charlotte on my
The hardest thing I’ve ever had to write.
Being an open book has served me well in my life. I like to speak frankly about myself, to not have any illusions about what I am and what I am not. I have no problems being on Twitter, FB, this blog and telling the world anything about myself. Except that I don’t. Not really. Speaking about
Royal Oak School
As many of you know, I live in the community of Royal Oak in NW Calgary. We moved here almost 8 years ago, before kids and not really understanding how the school system worked. We naively thought that the “future school site” sign in the field a block away from our house would mean
I had the pleasure of seeing one of my favorite families this fall, they are just so much fun and so gosh darn NICE! It doesn’t hurt that they are absolutely gorgeous as well! While editing this session, I kept singing the Boomdiada song from the Discovery commercial. When I went to do a
Another Fall Family
I was so happy to be able to work with so many past clients this fall. I have known this lovely family since their eldest was a newborn. It was so great to see them again and see how everyone has changed. The girls are so adorable, and it’s pretty amazing to see how much their youngest looks
Dance of the Leaves
I have lots of adorable, smiling shots of these kids from their session at Baker Park. But as soon as I saw all of these images, I knew they were the ones I wanted to blog. I don’t know what says “being a kid” more than playing in a big pile of leaves on a fall day. I love how
This was the perfect blog post to do a little shout-out about Movember. It’s all about moustaches this month, baby! It’s a great cause and such a unique campaign. I don’t even know how to write about this session. I love this family like we have been friends forever. They are
These kids can fly!
I’ve been gushing a lot about my clients lately, but I want you to know that it’s completely sincere. Every single client that I meet, becomes someone special to me. Whether it’s because we have the same sense of humor, the same sense of style or just because they trust me enough
I love the shy ones
These little sweetheart was SO shy when we first met. I’ve been accused of being too loud (shocker, I know), and every time I’d open my big mouth, she’d cover her ears, LOL! She was completely adorable, and she melted my heart. What really made the session special was that by the
At The Park
I had a TON of sessions at the park this fall. Fresh Sugar clients really took advantage of the 1 week of autumn that Calgary gets, lol! I met this family on a Saturday and we had a great time just hanging out and walking around the park. I’m still in love with this little cutie’s
The Sweetest Kids
I absolutely love sessions with these adorable kids. Not only are they SO cute, but they are so much fun! We always just have a great afternoon laughing and playing, and what’s even better is that Mom wants images of just that! Making silly faces, jumping on the bed and drawing with chalk
I love this crew!
Chantal has been a client since Jack was first born, and we’ve actually developed a friendship because she is so sweet and I see them so often. I love when she books a session because not only do I know that we will have a lot of fun, but that the family will have the most amazing
Sticks And Stones
I’ve been thinking about bullying quite a bit lately. After hearing about the teenagers that felt driven to suicide after being bullied, I’ve been thinking about my own teenage years and what life will be like for my daughters. A lot of celebrities have been coming forward the past few
Spoonful of Sugar Mini Sessions are BACK!
As most of you know, I’m taking off to Italy for the better part of September. Which couldn’t be worse timing business-wise because fall portrait season in Calgary is the busiest season of all. So to make sure I am able to fit all my clients in, I am opening up two full days of
Another fun repeat client, for their first baby they traveled down from Edmonton for their session, now they are a little closer, only having to drive an hour for the session. Trust me when I say that this means a TON to me, it makes me feel so honoured to have families not only come back but to go
Get Thee To A Modelling Agency!
I love this family. LOVE them! I love when I run into them at the ballet, when we chat on Facebook, and especially when we have a session. Bella obviously means the world to them, she is loved in a such a wonderful way. She’s a confident, beautiful young lady, and has a natural flair. She is
Howdy howdy howdy!
You either love it or you hate it. I don’t know too many people who are indifferent to the Calgary Stampede. We love it, although I would agree that this year had several things that could have been done better. But I love this city we live in, and I love that we all pull out our western wear
Friday Night in Inglewood
I don’t know how she does it, I honestly don’t. I spent the evening with a lovely mom of 4 – a 1 year old, 2.5 year old twins and a 5 year old. I know that it was the hardest I’ve worked for a session in a looooooong time, so I can’t even IMAGINE keeping up with the
He’s one of my favorites
This year has been a banner year for repeat clients. I don’t think I’ve seen more previous clients than I have this year, and it’s wonderful! It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy because it means that they liked their experience (and me!) enough to come back. This is the third
Back from the beautiful Napa Valley!
I’ve returned back from a wonderful trip down to San Francisco and Napa. I went down there for a photography retreat for an amazing organization I belong to: NAPCP (National Association of Professional Child Photographers). It was 3 days of sharing, growing and making amazing connections. It
I love this family! I first met them when Lauretta was pregnant last year, and now here’s our third session and Chase is a big ONE years old! His crazy red hair is pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, I’m so tickled at how much he’s changed this past year. I adore
Growing Up Too Fast
Something happened a few weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. My daughter (6 at the time) was watching Treehouse and said to me “Will you make fun of me for watching cartoons?”. (For readers in other countries – Treehouse is Canada’s commercial-free
The Tooth Fairy – calgary child photographer
It’s been a big couple of years for my daughter Emma. Started school, making friends, learning to read. But the biggest thing for her has been losing her baby teeth. Her friends started losing their in kindergarden, and so the countdown begun. Murphy’s Law said that of course she
This Is One Active Family – calgary family photography
This family and I had a bit of trouble coordinating our schedules! We rescheduled due to their youngest feeling under the weather, and then Mom and Dad were off to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics. (yes, they were at the Gold medal hockey game, and yes, I am very jealous). We finally
Best WPPI Ever!
I’m back from Las Vegas and as usual, completely knackered. It was a whirlwind week of learning, parties, networking and BIG moments. I always go with the greatest intentions of attending a ton of classes, and this year was no different. And like all years past, I only attended one class.
Claire’s Going To Be A Big Sister – Calgary maternity photography
I absolutely love this family! I’ve been able to photograph their first pregnancy, Claire’s newborn session, and then she was one of my little models for my March of Dimes shoot. It’s such a delight to come back and help document this new little baby’s journey as well! I
I Love This Age! – calgary baby photographer
This was my third session with this family this year, and I love them soooooo much. They even gave me Buttercream Bake Shoppe cupcakes to take home with me! (Note to clients – this is not a plea for baked goods. Actually, maybe it is.) I loved seeing little Izzy now that she’s getting
Boys – calgary child photography
Having two girls, the only experience I have with boys is during sessions. I have to say that I am constantly surprised at just how much MORE energy boys have than girls. These two were no exception, we had such a great time running around Sandy Beach (which isn’t at all sandy, wonder why
Giving is Awesome!
You know someone. You know someone who’s experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can’t afford custom photography, but who
Eye Smiles – calgary children’s photographer
If you watch America’s Top Model, you will always hear Tyra talking about “smiling with your eyes”. It’s an important skill for a model to have and these kids have mad “smizing” skillz! LOL I loved meeting this loving brother/sister duo. They were SO sweet to
Snowy Fall – calgary family photographer
I met with this wonderful family back in early October, when there was more snow on the ground in Calgary than there is now in November! They were all great troopers, fully embracing the chilly morning at the park. It was a tougher fall season here this year with the early snowfall, but it made for
Oh my goodness – calgary newborn photography
I am just so in love with this family! They make super, duper adorable kids. You first saw big brother here at the maternity session. Then I got to meet little bro a couple of months later at the newborn session. Mom and Dad are super sweet and very hands on parents, which I love, and it really
Casting call – calgary maternity, newborn and child photography
***NOTE: The response so far has been wonderful, and I now have plenty of choices for older kids. Still looking for a pregnant mama and a newborn. Thanks!*** As I’ve mentioned before, I will be starting photography mentoring in January 2010 at twophotogs.com. Part of the mentoring will
Make it Work – calgary newborn photographer
Moms of two kids are busy people. I especially appreciate them taking the time out from their busy schedules to book sessions with me. This family is going through some big changes, a new baby and a big boy in a new preschool makes life tough sometimes, but this family is handling it all with grace
Fall . . . was here! – calgary child photography
I love seeing my clients again and again! The last time I saw Tyson, he was just 3 months old! Now here he is again, a big boy at 3 years old! We had a great morning at the park, enjoying the one day of fall weather Calgary had, lol! This family had tons of style to spare, I love Tyson’s hair
The cutest little girl – calgary children’s photographer
Back before there was snow everywhere, and we could still wear shorts in September, I had a fun afternoon session with this little cutie and her mom. We met at a park near downtown Calgary, and had fun throwing rocks in the river, swinging, and playing model. I’m not exactly sure what my