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Eye Smiles – calgary children’s photographer

If you watch America’s Top Model, you will always hear Tyra talking about “smiling with your eyes”. It’s an important skill for a model to have and these kids have mad “smizing” skillz! LOL I loved meeting this loving brother/sister duo. They were SO sweet to

iPhone users – the news you’ve been waiting for! – calgary child photographer

I hinted about something cool for iPhone users a few weeks ago, and I am SO excited to say that I can finally tell you all about it! Fresh Sugar has a brand spankin’ new iPhone app in the iTunes store! It’s absolutely free, and it’s just another way to stay up with everything

Snowy Fall – calgary family photographer

I met with this wonderful family back in early October, when there was more snow on the ground in Calgary than there is now in November! They were all great troopers, fully embracing the chilly morning at the park. It was a tougher fall season here this year with the early snowfall, but it made for

Oh my goodness – calgary newborn photography

I am just so in love with this family! They make super, duper adorable kids. You first saw big brother here at the maternity session. Then I got to meet little bro a couple of months later at the newborn session. Mom and Dad are super sweet and very hands on parents, which I love, and it really

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 Part of the mentoring will

A Love Story – calgary newborn photography

I absolutely loved meeting this couple and their little man. I loved hearing about how they met, (he was working at the SPCA, she was coming in to adopt a cat). I loved seeing them both with their new baby boy. I loved the cozy feeling of family that I got while visiting – it was Thanksgiving

Make it Work – calgary newborn photographer

Moms of two kids are busy people. I especially appreciate them taking the time out from their busy schedules to book sessions with me. This family is going through some big changes, a new baby and a big boy in a new preschool makes life tough sometimes, but this family is handling it all with grace

Fall . . . was here! – calgary child photography

I love seeing my clients again and again! The last time I saw Tyson, he was just 3 months old! Now here he is again, a big boy at 3 years old! We had a great morning at the park, enjoying the one day of fall weather Calgary had, lol! This family had tons of style to spare, I love Tyson’s hair

Some Fresh Sugar stuff – calgary child and family photographer

Our deadlines for holiday orders this year is November 15th and November 29th. The 15th is for canvases, albums, cards and large prints. The 29th is for smaller print orders. Which means that these dates are coming up fast. There are only 2 sessions** left to get in before the final deadline, so if

The cutest little girl – calgary children’s photographer

Back before there was snow everywhere, and we could still wear shorts in September, I had a fun afternoon session with this little cutie and her mom. We met at a park near downtown Calgary, and had fun throwing rocks in the river, swinging, and playing model. I’m not exactly sure what my

Catch me on Breakfast Television! – calgary child photographer

I had the super fun experience of hanging out with Mike Yawney the “Gadget Guy” yesterday. He interviewed me for a bit about Fresh Sugar, and filmed me taking some photos of one of my favorite babies. Then I got to try out a super cool new digi cam from Samsung, that had touch screen

Gorgeous family – calgary bear photographer

I had the pleasure of spending a gorgeous Sunday morning with this lovely family. We walked around Kensington here in Calgary, and just had a fun time laughing, posing and putting their baby on the ground in several different spots, lol! It’s such a fun part of my job to be able to connect

Fall is here and that means BUSY – calgary family photographer

Whew! It’s been a whirlwind few weeks, and it’s only getting started! Fall is here and it’s the time when most families in Calgary think about portraits. I’ve been neglecting the blog a bit lately just because I have been SO busy, I’ve just been trying to catch up!

Happiest Baby on the Block – calgary newborn baby photography

This little man was so awesomely sleepy, it was a dream come true. He was completely content to let me move him all around, pick him up, put him down. Babies are pretty sleepy when I do newborn sessions as I try to always do them within the first two weeks of life. But most will wake up at some

Love is all around us – calgary family photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting this lovely family a couple of weekends ago. It was a hot, bright sunny day, and their home was absolutely stunning. The family of three was gorgeous, and everyone was dressed perfectly. But what I really noticed, and what really struck me – was not how beautiful

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

The little session that could – calgary child photography

3rd time’s a charm for this session, as we had to keep rescheduling it due to Calgary’s less than stellar weather this summer. The night we did settle on finally though was gorgeous, I am so glad we waited! I had a great night of checking out a great new park by the river, and walking

Fall is filling up fast! – calgary family photographer

Fresh Sugar is almost completely booked on weekends until October. There is actually only ONE spot left, the afternoon of September 13th. The next available weekend date is October 11th. If you want a family or child session (I can always fit in newborns) this year in time for the holidays, I

Happy – calgary family photography

I had such a wonderful time with this sweet family a few weeks ago. They were kind enough to indulge my new video obsession, so I could make another “fusion” slideshow – that incorporates both video and stills from a session. I’ve had such a great response to this,

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,

Something a little different – calgary family photography

I’ve been really excited about a new project I’m undertaking with Fresh Sugar. I want to make the Fresh Sugar experience even more unique, more personal. For the next little while, I’m doing a trial run with select families – and their sessions will have a slideshow that

Calgary Cutie – newborn baby photography

I just wanted to quickly put up a couple of this adorable little man. I’m trying to keep the blog going at a steady pace, I’ve got so many sessions and images to share, I don’t want to fall any more behind! I was just in awe of this newborn’s full head of gorgeous hair, and

Her Name Means Beautiful – calgary child photography

I was so pleased that I was finally able to photograph this session! Miranda contacted me back in October for a session, and it seemed like fate was conspiring to keep us apart, lol. One thing after another delayed the session, but finally on a beautiful June day, we got to meet! Her little cutie

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

Coolest Baby on the Block – calgary newborn photography

I absolutely adore this family, they are funny, easy-going and are going to make THE coolest parents if this little baby’s closet is any indication. Thank you again for a wonderful day, and enjoy your preview!

Summer baby – calgary newborn photography

This family is geared up for summer. A brand new baby, an up-coming vacation and two older siblings that are full of life and energy. It was a (seemingly) rare hot day in Calgary when these were taken, and it made for happy, goofy kids and a pretty relaxed mom. Awesome, awesome session.

Gone, gone, gone, she been gone so long . . .

I think this is the longest I have EVER spent away from the blog! I planned on doing some updates while away on vacation, but alas, no internet to be found except on my iPhone! So be prepared for a whole gaggle of blog posts in the next little while. I have a TON of sessions that need sharing, as

Little Devil – calgary newborn photographer

I was so excited to come back and do this newborn session, I think Mom is super fun, and we had a great old chat about eyebrow obsessions. LOL! She was great about trying out some new things, so we gave a new hat and a new baby sleeping bag a whirl. He is just too cute, and I couldn’t resist

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

Outdoor baby

This little newborn cutie is going to be a big fan of the outdooors I think, just like his mom and dad. I was excited when they mentioned that they were hoping for nice weather for the session so that maybe we could do some photos in their backyard. YAY! It was a beautiful day in Calgary, and baby

New family, new country!

I had the honor of photographing this family with their new member, recently adopted from Ethiopia. Even though he has been with them for a short time, he is so obviously much at home and very loved. It was such a fun session, their three-year old daughter is a total charmer, Mom has a great

New Man of the House

I bet Dad was feeling pretty out-numbered with his two sweet daughters and lovely wife. Now he’s got someone on his side when the bathroom wars start in a few years! This little guy was the ultimate in cuteness, he slept like a pro and had the sweetest expressions. What I want to know though,

A little something spicy . . .

I’m so excited to announce that Fresh Sugar is having a boudoir weekend in June! The dates are June 12th and 13th and it will take place at the Hotel Arts in downtown Calgary. Included in your $300 session fee is hair, makeup and champagne. Space is limited and we are already starting to

This is why I shouldn’t buy expensive lip gloss . . .

One of the first things that comes up when someone talks about my blog to me is Charlotte and her ability to get into everything and anything. It makes people feel happy that they are not me. LOL I get a lot of “I would be so mad, it’s so awesome that you take pictures instead!”.

Enchanted Events

My daughter Emma had her 6th birthday party atEnchanted Events last weekend and she says it was her best party ever. I think so too, since I didn’t have to do a thing, not from make the invitations, plan the games, or clean up after! My idea of a perfect party! The “fairies” there


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