Category Archives: photography
If you are even half the procrastinator that I am, you may sometimes find yourself looking at a daunting task and just pretending it’s not there. That’s kind of what happened with this blog: I realized that I hadn’t written in a month and stuck my head in the sand. Then one month
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
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
Oh gosh, I could go on and on and ON about this session. I met this family at a stunning location near Millarville, AB a few weeks ago. Gorgeous day, and pretty much the happiest baby I have ever met. I was so excited after I left, it was one of the most fun afternoons I’ve had. There’s
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
End of Summer Party
Anyone who knows me at all, knows that I don’t really cook. However, I absolutely love to entertain. I love having people over, playing games, drinking wine. It’s just the food at these affairs usually consists of pizza and a bowl of chips. What can I say? I’d rather be having fun
When Will I Learn?
My mom and I were just joking the other day about how I always seem to ‘learn my lesson’ in the quickest way possible. When I was little, I stole a packet of jam from a restaurant and it exploded in the pocket of my new winter coat. I had sticky, jammy things in there for months. You
Summer Baby – Calgary Newborn Photography
After having to reschedule this newborn session because I was sick (I don’t like risking those germs with brand new babies) I finally got to meet this GORGEOUS little man. You might remember this fun family from their finger painting maternity session. I love summer babies because when the
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
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
Quick Sneak Peek – Calgary Family Photographer
I’m off to Santa Fe for the next 5 days but I wanted to put up a quick image from last weekend’s family session at Lake Chaparral that made me chuckle. I’ll post more next week when I’m back home. Have a great weekend Calgary!
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
Newborn Sweetness – Calgary Baby Photography
You may have noticed that there are a lot of repeat faces on this blog. I absolutely love that – it means so much to me when clients have a great experience and come back again and again. I love seeing how families grow together and I’m completely honored to be invited to share in
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
Back From Boston
We just returned back from an absolutely beautiful wedding in Boston. My dear friends Jenn & Josh got married and we made it into a little vacation to also celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We really had an action-packed six days – visiting Harvard and MIT, the Cheers bar, taking
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
ONE HOUR PHOTO – 47 minutes
Here’s the thing. I am so incredibly lazy. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about art and photography these days, and kind of wondering if I can ever truly be the artist I want to be because I am so lazy. I don’t really like spending hours upon hours working, no matter how much
Happy Birthday Carla!
It’s this gorgeous mom’s birthday today so I wanted to get her sneak peek up as a little gift to her. This family has twins and now a new baby boy to make their busy household much, much busier! This little man had a scary stay in the hospital after he was born, so we had to wait until
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 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
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
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
More favorites? How can this be possible?
Basically, there’s not a client that I get that I don’t like. But I looooooove my repeat clients. Because they are always fun and wacky and goofy like me. Yup – I totally just called this family goofy. They are the best, so much fun, so creative and really sweet and positive
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
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
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
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
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
This little cutie was wide awake for our session, I guess he didn’t want to miss a thing! It was such a fun morning hanging out and chatting with his awesome parents. I love my job! 20+ comments will earn this family a surprise gift!
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
Off to Vegas!
As usual this time of year, I am off to Las Vegas for the annual WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) convention. It’s a great time to connect with friends, see some amazing speakers (if you are going – do NOT miss Jennifer Hudson!) and do some typical Vegas-type
Finally – a GIRL!
There’s been something funky in the water in Calgary these days (and it’s not the fluoride, lol). Every single newborn session I’ve had since October has been newborn baby BOYS! And of course, it was after I got some sweet little girly things to use in photo shoots. I was so