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Mother’s Day Mini Sessions

If you are looking for a sweet memento of motherhood this year, I’m offering quick and simple portraits in honour of Mother’s Day. Only 15 minutes and $100, these mini sessions are a fantastic way to showcase the love you have for your children – without the stress normally associated

Delaney Charlotte

We were so very lucky to be in Connecticut before Josh’s sister Liz gave birth to our little niece! She ended up coming 10 days late, which was awesome for us but maybe not so great for poor Liz, lol! We got to visit them in the hospital and then again three times more, and she is just the

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

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

Tara’s Family

Oh how I love this family! It’s so amazing to see how little tiny newborns turn into active kids, running and laughing and being SO MUCH FUN! Thanks so much for coming to see me again you guys, it means the world to me!

Brother and Sister

I just love photographing these two year after year! Not only are they absolutely adorable but they are just amazing kids. So sweet and smart and full of love!

10 on 10 – October – Child Photography in Calgary

It’s that time again – a collection of personal posts and photos in a blog circle! Don’t forget to follow the link below this post to check out what all the other photographers have done this month! Emma is going through a metamorphosis! As she gets older, she knows more and more

The Amazing and Incredible Ryan and his Family

Oh, where do I start with this special family? I met them years ago and I’ve been taking photos of their little unit of three happily every year. Now they have a beautiful family of four, but with no shortage of ups and downs. This little man made a very unexpected early debut on Halloween at

A Toddler Morning At Home

I had the best time meeting this very cool family. We had a blast spending the morning doing whatever this little man wanted to do. We read books: Drove a car with dad: Played in a chair: Played the drums: Stacked some stuff: Played in the crib: Cuddled with mom: Went outside in the

10 on 10 – March

If you remember the 10 on 10 project that I joined in February, you’ll realize that we got a bit behind again this month. In fact, I scrambled to take some images yesterday, so this month’s entry is a hodgepodge of home life. Charlotte just lost a front tooth, Emma is very much a TWEEN

Scary Internet Friends

The internet used to be a kind of scary place to meet people. I remember going to some bulletin board meetups with my friend Kim, back in the early 90’s, she met her boyfriend online and it was kind of like the weirdest thing ever. You want to date someone you’ve never met? Now, in

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!

Cousins

This was such a fun session, I’ve photographed Blake and her mom and dad for many years now, and it was such a pleasure to get to meet more of the family! This post is featured on Fresh Sugar’s Best of Calgary Family Photography page!

Friends

I’m so lucky to have this family in my life! Our daughters are best friends, and so are we! Wine, crochet, True Blood, water-colour, iPhones, dinners, beers, the list goes on and on and on. They are true friends, and have been there for me and the girls in such amazing ways. So yeah, I love

B

When little B was much littler, I had the most amazing time meeting her and her family. I’ve gotten to photograph them through the years, watch her grow taller and more beautiful. I’ve become Facebook friends with her fiery and fantastic mother, and have witnessed some of their huge up

Paris

Oh Paris. It’s taken me a long time to sum up my feelings on this amazing city. It was a whirlwind six days, walking, taking the metro, eating cheese, drinking champagne. Laughing so hard it hurt, crying over my Bordeaux because I like to get emotional when I drink, lol. Talking about

Dear Emma

Dear Emma, Today you are 10. It’s been an entire decade of knowing you, of loving you. Today you got a got a guitar, a camera and a tripod. The three things you wanted so very much. You are my first child, my biggest hope, my largest dream. You have always brought so much happiness and

Amanda

I just got back from such a great trip out to upstate NY to visit my wonderful friend Amanda. Amanda and I first met a few years ago on a photographer’s cruise to the Bahamas. Since then we’ve traveled to North Carolina, Las Vegas, Oregon and I had the ultimate pleasure of attending her

Group of Gorgeous – Calgary family photography

I was super excited when Trish contacted me to do this family session, as it’s an awesome blend of two very awesome families! Reds and blondes and brunettes and freckles. Oh my! I know Trish is dying to see these, so here’s a quick sneak peek! This post is featured on Fresh

Just One This Time – Calgary Maternity Photography

4 years ago I met this super fun couple who were about to have twin girls. The images from their maternity session are some of my most favourite to date. I was ecstatic when I got the email from them that they are about to have another little love join their family!

A Super Cool Family – Calgary Family Photography

I absolutely had SO much fun on this session. I really love clients who are open and fun and brave. It doesn’t hurt when they are adorable too! We spent last Saturday walking through Inglewood, checking out all their favourite spots. I love sessions that seem more like a nice afternoon with

Little sister

After two rough and tumble little men, I think this gorgeous family is excited for the serenity of a sweet little girl. Although if her two big brothers have anything to say about it, she’s going to be just as feisty (and GORGEOUS!) as they are. This post is featured on Fresh

More Love – Calgary Family Photographer

This year for the fall mini-sessions, I only met two new clients. Every single other session was previous clients. It makes me feel so happy to see all these families again, year after year. (And meet the new ones too!) Here’s another cutie from our Baker Park sessions, I feel so privileged

He’s one!

This is a family that I’ve had the immense pleasure of watching grow over the years. I can’t even call them clients anymore, because they honestly are more like friends. I love having sessions with them, full of laughing and joking and spontaneity. We went to Fish Creek park here in

A Little Different – Calgary Newborn Photography

I adore this family. I love that as soon as I walked in, Kim and I were talking shoes – even trying them on because we are the same size, lol! I love that they named their baby Atticus because I think that’s pretty much the coolest name around. I even love that Atticus didn’t want

Before and After – Calgary Newborn Photography

It’s always fun to see this happy family, and I was excited when they wanted to do a before and after shot with pregnancy and their brand new baby! I loved how this newborn session featured lots of smiles from not only mom, dad and big brother but the new baby too! Don’t forget to click

Favorite Families – Calgary Newborn Photography

I know I talk a lot about my favorite families. I know I have a lot of them. (and I know that I spell favorite the American way and I just can’t help that so please bear with me). The reason why I have so many favorite families is because I see so many of my families again and again and

Three Songs on a Tuesday

I was driving in the car listening to Taylor Swift’s Our Song (yes, I love her – she’s too sweet and adorable!) and it got me to thinking about my own “songs” with Dave. We have plenty. Or at least I do. I’m kind of wondering if asked what he would say is

Intimate

Intimate. Isn’t that a word that just invokes so many feelings. You can be intimate with someone, you can have an intimate wedding, a concert can be in an intimate setting. This was the word that kept popping in my head when I was editing this maternity session. The gorgeous mom-and-dad-to-be

It’s Movember

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

Marcy

Ok, this is how behind I am on blogging. This session was from when the grass was green and not white and brown. Marcy has had her baby already. I’ve done the newborn session. I’m beeeeeehind. Which makes me a bit of a behind myself. Ba dum dum! So this is Marcy. You’ve seen her

That’s not a toe!

Haha, sorry for the cryptic title for this post, but it was a phrase from this newborn session that STILL cracks me up. Considering that I often shoot little nakey newborn babies, you can probably figure it out. And no, I can’t show the image that inspired the wisecrack. LOL This is the

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

Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Beautiful

I have been so super lucky to get the MOST beautiful pregnant ladies in Calgary as my clients. It’s so much fun, it’s like photographing models. (Which, yes – this particular client was, lol) There’s something just so fantastic about a maternity session – the whole

Newborn cuteness!

This little girl was absolutely SO sweet for our session. It was great meeting this new family of three, they are wonderful people with a very happy and relaxed laid-back attitude. What was the best part for me though, we how absolutely IN LOVE dad was with his wife and new daughter. I don’t

Oh my goodness, the cuteness!

I want to share so many images from this session, but Shannon has been waiting long enough for her sneak peek so these will have to due so I can get back to work on her gallery. I loved, loved, loved this family and they loved, loved, loved each other. A big age gap between brother and sister, and