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Taking Your Own Newborn Photos At Home

In these strange times, I’ve been trying to think of ways that I can help with my unique skillset. I’ve been a professional newborn photographer in Calgary for almost 15 years, and I’ve done my own newborn photos for 3 of my 4 kids. (I’ve also hired photographers too, but I

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

How We Did Disney’s Aulani on a Budget

We just returned from a week in Hawaii at Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, and I thought I’d write a quick post while everything is still fresh in my mind. We really, really tried to do this trip on the cheap because after our debacle of a vacation in December, we were kind of behind the

Fries Before Guys

As I’m preparing images for the new website, I found these cute ones of baby Amelia last year. Since Valentine’s day is just a few days away I just had to post them – she was so cute and chunky back then! (Unlike the cute and chunky she is now, lol) The tutu is from one

All These Beautiful Strangers

Very much Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars. I found it to be a really enjoyable YA read, solid storytelling, fairly believable teen characters (albeit a little one dimensional) and plot that hooks. The multiple viewpoints actually worked for me, as long as I didn’t dwell too hard on how I was

Furyborn

I’ve started to really dive into the fantasy YA genre, and Furyborn was a solid fit. The premise was fascinating to me, one queen tasked to seven trials, and one a tough bounty hunter. Which queen will save the world and which queen will destroy it? I very much wanted to know more about how

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

Baby Donut

I’ve gotten so behind on blogging, somehow it works out that I only blog my gorgeous niece Delaney, who Max has affectionately nicknamed “Donut” because he cant say Delaney. Delaney’s mom Liz and Auntie Rachel came to visit us in Canada a few weeks ago and I got to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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