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2016 Calgary Mini Sessions

I’m so excited that the timing of this new baby worked out that I can still do mini sessions this year! Because first pick always goes to previous clients and newsletter subscribers, there are limited sessions available now, but I will still do my best to squeeze everyone in! The mini

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

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

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

Zoo Brunch Review

We headed down to the Calgary Zoo yesterday to try out the Safari Brunch. The brunch runs on Sundays from 9:30am to 2:00pm. We hit the brunch around 11:30am, which was a great time – it wasn’t too busy and the food was restocked and fresh. It’s a casual experience, it’s set

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!

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

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

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!

Chelsea – Calgary Maternity Photography

Chelsea and I met at golf lessons a few years ago and clicked immediately. We’ve been golfing buddies ever since, and she assures me that this summer will be no different. Well, once she pops that baby out. She’s the cutest, sunniest absolutely brightest ray of sunshine of all my

Squish – Calgary Maternity Photography

I have dropped the ball on blogging yet again! In between mini-sessions, editing and going out of town again – I’ve gotten slightly behind. Expect lots of new posts in the near future though! I met Kate and Ryan at their home a few weeks ago. They are such a COOL couple, their style is

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

Finger Painting – Calgary Maternity Photography

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Anjali last week in a rare warm Calgary evening. The sun was out and beautiful and I couldn’t have asked for a better model. I told her after we did the indoor finger-painting photographs, that I was sure that other people would be requesting a

You are SO PRETTY!

Ok, I am seriously laughing out loud because these were my first words to this client. I guess that’s one way to break the ice. LOL Seriously though, I always say how much I love my maternity sessions, and I get so super excited because my mat clients are always some of the best looking and

We can pretend it’s spring

This is what I kept saying over and over at this fun maternity session. It was snowing, as usual, but I know that all of Calgary is sick to death of yucky weather, so we pretended it actually felt like spring! I make my prenatal clients head outdoors in all sorts of weather, the increased body

Something in the water

Ok, first things first, I am extremely embarrassed to realize that I haven’t blogged in almost a month. I am usually a very good blogger, but this weird weather in Calgary has got me all turned around I think. Plus we went on vacation to Disneyland for a week, and in between editing and

Almost 3 Years Later

Almost three years ago I got to photograph the lovely Carla when she was still pregnant with twins. Now those twins are running all around the house and Carla is ready to welcome another baby into their warm and happy home. They are such a beautiful family and she is still one of my favorite people

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

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

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

I want her hair. And her house. And her iPads. Oh yeah, and her body.

This session was an absolute DREAM, a dream I tell you. Firstly, she is gorgeous. Like SO NOT EVEN FAIR gorgeous. Secondly, she was super nice, and almost shy! Then I find out that she sent her other two kids to the park so we can have a session that focuses on her and her new baby. Score! But

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

Eeeek! I can’t wait for the newborn session!

Holy. Cow. This mom is GORGEOUS! I literally clapped my hands in glee when I saw her, lol! They also have an absolutely beautifully decorated home, so she’s talented as well as gorgeous. Not exactly fair, but she is just so darn sweet and polite you would never be able to hate her for it. It

Her First Mother’s Day – calgary maternity photography

It was my absolute pleasure to meet this couple a few weeks ago for the maternity session for their upcoming arrival. I love getting to do a maternity session before a newborn session because it gives me a chance to get to know the mom and dad, and for them to feel more comfortable in the camera.

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

You Like Me, You Really Like Me! – calgary maternity photographer

This is my third session with Shelley THIS YEAR. And we still have one more to go as soon as she pops that baby out. She’s due next week so everyone send her easy labor vibes. I love how my clients end up becoming friends. Shelley is even more addicted to Twitter than I am, so we often chat

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

My favorite kind of session – calgary maternity and family photography

I had a devil of a time making myself limit the images to share on the blog. This family was so fun, so loving, so awesome that I can’t stop editing! It was one of my favorite types of sessions – summer evening! I think I’m in love with this little man, I want to marry him off to

Gorgeous – calgary maternity photography

It was so great to meet Jen, we were both really excited about her maternity session. She had a great selection of outfits, and I had a fab new backdrop I was dying to use. She was the perfect guinea pig, because she is absolutely gorgeous! Her son is such a cutie and was full of energy! I love,

Spoonful of Sugar Mini Sessions are BACK! – calgary family photographer

Mini sessions are back again this year due to popular demand. We’re upping the fun quotient by having them take place at Calaway Park! Each session will be 15 minutes in length, and include 15 images in an online gallery as well as a matted and signed 8X10 print. All our usual items will be

Fresh Sugar Photography meets Ella Bella Maternity Wear

Ella Bella is a Calgary staple for fashion-forward moms-to-be. Located in both Willow Park and Banker’s Hall, Ella Bella is: “Calgary’s most loved unique designer maternity boutique; a heart-warming treat for you and your blooming body. A place where sophistication meets comfort

bellycentric

I couldn’t resist posting mostly belly shots from this recent maternity session. She just has one of THE cutest bellies I have ever seen! We had a great Saturday digging around in her closet, flopping on her bed, and basically doing all the crazy stuff I make my clients do to get the

hi bebe

I loved, loved, loved this client’s idea about incorporating the baby’s heartbeat into the session. Big brother thought it was pretty cool too. Another awesomely fun maternity session here in Calgary, as with so many of my clients, this family was up for anything. I can’t wait to

Coolcat maternity

This couple was so fun and cute! I absolutely adored their laid-back attitude, and the way the both giggled when I asked them where they met. I don’t think I’ve ever had a maternity session where the mom and dad to-be seemed more in love. I saw lots of loving looks and it was just

What I did in Vegas. (part deux)

As I mentioned, I went down to Las Vegas for WPPI – Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. The conference has a trade show, a ton of classes, parties, everything. One of the main things is a 16X20 portrait competition. It’s always been so fun for me each year to walk