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FALL MINIS ARE BACK – September 13th and 20th

It’s that time of year again! I’m so excited that this is my 10th year of offering mini sessions, and to celebrate I have created never-before seen pricing for these exclusive sessions! A 15 minute session and 10 digital files are just $250! There are only a handful of spots

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

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

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

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

Lena – Calgary Women’s Photography

Two years ago, I put out a call to clients for models for a project I was thinking about undertaking. I wanted to start doing more women’s portraiture – not boudoir which I had done in the past but not quite glamour photography either. Just beautiful portraits of women. Now, when I am

April Photo A Day Challenge

Back in 2010 I started doing a 365 project, taking a photo a day for an entire year. I was so proud when I completed it, and tried to keep up with it a few times since then but never seemed to stick with it. So I thought I would start one here on the blog, giving myself (and you!) a theme for each

Brandy Anderson, CPP

I started Fresh Sugar back in July of 2005, which kind of seems forever ago, but in reality – it’s really not all that long as a career as a photographer. Next year will be my 10th year in business, which I will say is an accomplishment I’m proud of, as I’ve seen

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

            While the snow is falling in January, it’s time to be cuddly and cozy inside! Fresh Sugar is having a special baby event now until the end of the February: PURCHASE ANY NEWBORN SESSION AND RECEIVE A MATERNITY OR SIX MONTH SESSION FREE!

WEBSITE DOWN! WEBSITE DOWN!

So as Murphy’s Law would have it, after sending out the info for the mini sessions, freshsugar.ca is down. I’m working hard to get everything back up – but in the meantime please email me at info@freshsugar.com for any booking inquiries or questions.

Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

I’m so excited because this year I get to do three separate shoots for the Children’s Hospital here in Calgary. I’ve said many times that these are my favorite shoots to do, I look forward to them all year! I’ve met some really amazing, genuine, gorgeous kids this year so

New Year, New Cards, New Special!

I am so excited to tell you all that I am doing away with holiday cards, birth announcements and the like! Wait, what? I’m not offering them myself anymore, because I’ve partnered with Minted.com to offer cards directly to my clients. What does this mean? It means some great things

digital files

I have to say that I’ve been crazy excited to unveil the latest update to my packaging. Those who order digital files this year are going to get a treat! A high quality, gorgeous and completely custom USB drive loaded with photos! All housed in an adorable wooden box. These things are so

Nominated for a Calgary’s Choice Award! – Calgary Photographer

I’m so, so, so very pleased and honored to announce that Fresh Sugar Photography has been nominated for a 2012 Calgary Choice Award under the category of BEST INDEPENDENTLY OWNED BUSINESS. It really means so much that someone took the time out to nominate me, and it would mean the world if

DIYA – ALBERTA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Ahhhhh! Those eyes! That hair! That smile! Love this little ray of sunshine! How To Help

Shivaun – Alberta Children’s Hospital Photography

I’m not sure if Shivaun is aware of her incredible beauty. She started off shy and uncomfortable in front of the camera, but managed to relax and let me capture those amazing freckles. She has a quick wit and is a beauty inside and out and it obviously runs in the family!

Mini Sessions Are Back for 2012

It’s that time of year again! Fall is quickly approaching and snow will be here before we know it. (sigh) Due to such popular demand from last year, I’m doing three days of mini sessions at Baker Park, a beautiful and quiet location in NW Calgary. I’m so excited to also be

TeuxDeux

TeuxDeux. Get it? TO DO? I have completely been afraid of my blog lately. I have sessions, ideas that I want to share, yet every day that goes by I get more and more adverse to coming here and writing. So I’ve decided to do away with the guilt, and go from here. I really like blogging, I

Mini Sessions Are Back!

It’s that time of year! This year I’m doing something a little different. As some of you know, one of my very dear friends was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just under two weeks ago. I took a trip to Portland this past week to be with her during surgery and I plan to go back several

Alberta Children’s Hospital – 2011

This year was another full day of meeting the most amazing kids around. Each one had their own spunky personality and a light in their eyes that was difficult to miss. If you are ever looking for a worthy organization to donate to you, I strongly urge you to consider the Alberta Children’s

Alberta Children’s Hospital – 2010

I wrote about my experience with the Children’s Hospital earlier this year. It’s been a special place to me since Emma was very little, and it’s been one of my greatest pleasures to donate my services to them these past two years. I get to spend the day meeting real kids who have

Pinterest

I have introduced quite a few people to Pinterest since joining at the beginning of this year. Most people love me for it, but some are decidedly not happy because it’s a PROVEN FACT that Pinterest is addictive. I grab a cup of coffee (or three, lol) in the morning and browse all the pins

That was me in Professional Photographer magazine!

A few months ago I was contacted by an editor at Professional Photographer magazine – they were interested in profiling me in the magazine and asked me to submit images for consideration. I was SUPER EXCITED but because it wasn’t a sure thing, I didn’t tell a soul. The magazine

A Week In Their Kitchen – Day Six

I used all the cabbage! I used all the cabbage! It was a happy day this morning when I chopped up the last of the cabbage and added it to the hash browns for breakfast. My kids are sick of cabbage now, but I will admit – fried in butter it tastes pretty good. Although what *doesn’t*

Blog Carousel – Framed

I’m involved in a blog carousel with some other photographers. It’s a way for us to push ourselves creatively and have a little fun by allowing our readers to visit other blogs in the carousel. Make sure to check out the link at the bottom of this post to continue on and see the other blogs that

A Week In Their Kitchen – Day Five

No pictures today, I had a session this morning and skipped breakfast I’m afraid. Dave and the girls had cereal. For lunch we all had soup, and then Emma had a birthday party this afternoon. I told her she could have whatever she wanted, I said before that I’m not out to punish the

A Week In Their Kitchen – Day Four

One of the coolest things about doing A Week In Their Kitchen are the conversations I’ve had with people about the Food Bank. Almost everyone I’ve spoken to has said the same thing after reading my posts – that next time they donate to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank, they will

A Week In Their Kitchen – Day Three

Today has been the toughest day so far. The novelty of what we’re doing has worn off for most of the family. While they are resolved to do this, even the girls, I can tell that they are starting to miss their creature comforts. Charlotte wanted McDonald’s after gymnastics. I told her we

A Week In Their Kitchen – Day Two

Today was our first full day doing this challenge, and I’m super pleased to say so far so good. We were lucky to receive a lot of breakfast type foods, foods that we would have eaten anyway. Emma had some sort of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal with milk, and Char had reduced fat Apples and

So, I’m in a book . . .

Last summer, I got a phone call from the fab Erin Manning, television host and book author. She was writing a new book and asked if I would be a part of it – doing an interview as a professional portrait photographer. I have been writing on and off my entire life, so to be asked to be in a

Superhero Dork

Yesterday morning I was doing a little work before enjoying Mother’s Day and Charlotte came downstairs with a couple of my photo props on. I immediately sent her back upstairs to put on a supergirl costume so we could get a few photos. It was a quick 5 minute shoot, but I am loving the fact

Blog Carousel – Monochrome

I’m involved in a blog carousel with some other photographers. It’s a way for us to push ourselves creatively and have a little fun by allowing our readers to visit other blogs in the carousel. Make sure to check out the link at the bottom of this post to continue on and see the other

Gulp – that’s ME in Rangefinder magazine!

Honestly, I am almost at a loss for words when trying to explain how it felt to open up the latest issue of Rangefinder and see an article about me inside. Almost. Last year so many great things happened for me both personally and professionally. One of them was winning WPPI’s Fresh Faces

Giving is Awesome

For the past few years I have been doing Giving is Awesome – where people can come and nominate someone they know for a free session and digital files from me. It’s someone who can’t necessarily afford custom photography at the moment, but would cherish it this holiday season. I

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

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