So this post is REALLY late in coming, but after seeing so many surprised faces at the mini sessions, I realized that not everyone knows the BIG news! We surprised the girls with these SO AMAZING AND DELICIOUS cakes from Sugar Shack Cakes & Pastries. I’ve mentioned them before but please
This session was SO much fun! We had such a beautiful location for their family photographs, I’m so envious that they get to see this amazing view every day! Kate is such a little cutie, great style and so much energy!
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
I’ve had to skip a couple of the 10 on 10 blog circles this year because of a super busy summer. I’m back at it now, with a few fun images I took in August – remember before Calgary was blanketed in snow? With the warmer temperatures this week, I’m hoping this wasn’t
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
Oh, Calgary. Embracing the snow today? Don’t worry – it won’t last too long, and we will still be enjoying lovely fall weather! Mini sessions in Baker Park are back by popular demand! It’s been a couple of years and I know that many of you are excited about that leafy
Just one quick peek of this super happy little man!
I first had the pleasure of meeting this family back in 2010, when we took a walk through Inglewood to capture their relaxed family portraits. This year, there was an addition to the photos, and a new leafy location! Photographing this family is a breeze, as they are all so fun and easy-going.
We went to visit my grandma in her care facility last weekend for Mother’s Day. It was actually a really fun time, lots of laughs and both my grandma and the other residents love when children come to visit. They get a LOT of attention. I’m so very lucky that I get to spend an afternoon
Exciting news! In honour of Mother’s Day, for just two days only, gift certificates are HALF PRICE! $500 for only $250! If you are looking for that perfect last-minute present for the best mom you know – these are the perfect solution! Beautiful printed gift certificates are available
Emma turned 11 in April and got her acceptance letter into Hogwarts, lol. She’s been so into the books and it’s absolutely one of my favourite series so I’ve been thrilled to experience all things Potter with her. She was VERY excited about the thought of a HP birthday party, so I
Emma is 11 today, and we are smack in the middle of planning her Harry Potter party for next weekend. It’s been so much fun thinking up cool things to do, eat and decorate with, so I’m expecting to blog about things a lot. Here’s the first thing up – the invitations! We used
I just cannot believe this day has come. Emma will be 11 next week, and she was asked on her first date by the sweetest boy. She’s known him since the second grade and he’s always just been the kindest, coolest, most respectful boy. I don’t know if I would have said she could go
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
Back in 2010 I started doing a 365 project, taking a photo a day for an entire year. I was so proud when I completed it, and tried to keep up with it a few times since then but never seemed to stick with it. So I thought I would start one here on the blog, giving myself (and you!) a theme for each
I will do a bigger blog post next week, but I had to post one from this morning’s session. I just laughed at the expression on his face – I can imagine him saying “Seriously, spring?” and it echoes my sentiments exactly.
We surprised the girls with a quick trip to Edmonton to visit the Harry Potter Exhibition last weekend. Emma’s finished the Harry Potter series, much to my delight, Charlotte has finished the first book, and Josh is being introduced to the movies. The exhibit is MAGICAL. Sadly, no photos or
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
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
I started Fresh Sugar back in July of 2005, which kind of seems forever ago, but in reality – it’s really not all that long as a career as a photographer. Next year will be my 10th year in business, which I will say is an accomplishment I’m proud of, as I’ve seen
I think I’ve talked about the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis here before, we head out there every Easter. This year we decided to sneak out there for the February break, excited to do some sledding, skating and swimming! We LOVE the Delta Kananaskis, they have such an amazing hotel for families.
I met one of these little guys when he was just a baby, and now he’s a big brother to a energetic 10 month old that is just as cute as he is! These two have such striking features, they are absolute stunners and were a ton of fun to spend the morning with. This post is featured on Fresh
I’m so excited to take part in a blog group called 10 on 10. The idea is 10 images on the 10th of the month., to capture more of your family and daily life. (I know, it’s the 11th, it was a different date this month, lol). I decided to use Emma to have a fun photoshoot, adding another
Ah, the wonderful world of Instagram. Due to my love of documenting all things that happen to me, I’ve been able to participate in some really neat things lately. The first is the Crochet Mood Blanket. My grandma used to crochet all the time, and I remember learning enough as a kid to chain,
So oh my gosh, Waterlogue is by far my most favorite app on my phone. After taking watercolor classes last spring, I’ve been only slightly watercolor-obsessed. This new app ‘paints’ your everyday iPhone images into absolutely stunning watercolor masterpieces. I play with it almost
A couple of weeks ago, I met my best traveling partner (amazing senior photographer Jess VanLue) in Salt Lake City to travel up to Park City, home of the Sundance Film Festival. We got the idea for this trip sitting in a cafe in Paris (seriously, whose life is this?) last April. We wanted to choose
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!
I’ve been seeing a lot about choosing a word for 2014. Something to inspire you, something to motivate you, something to anchor you. I’ve decided to try this approach and easily chose DREAM for my word. Maybe I should have chosen PLAN, or FOLLOW-THROUGH, because those are definitely
After spending two days trying to set up a “universal” remote and trying (and failing) to book hotel room for Sundance, I’m feeling frustrated and decidedly NOT relaxed. Every holiday season I think I’m going to take time off, spend time with friends and family and just live
I can’t believe how lucky I’ve been this fall, getting to photograph Calgary’s cutest families!
I’m home from the most amazing trip and I’m full of energy and more importantly, clarity. Much to blog about, and soon!
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!
I’ve known this boy since he was just a few days old. He has always had the most beautiful, soulful eyes. Sometimes he smiles big, and sometimes he just watches me. He is quiet and sweet and fun and I just adore him. This post is featured on Fresh Sugar’s Best of Calgary Family
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
My heart has been breaking for this family this year. My heart soared to see them again, to see them gluing themselves back together, piece by little piece. My heart feels bigger for knowing them.
I just love love love these smiles and these kids. I look forward to seeing them every year, I adore how the family always coordinates so awesomely!