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10 on 10 – November

It’s our monthly 10 on 10, and mine was done in exactly 3 minutes. Charlotte was wearing her Elsa dress (although the Frozen madness is finally dying down around here – a year later), so she ran outside, I took 10 photos and we ran inside! It’s cold in Calgary right now! Be sure

Blake! – Calgary Child Photography

Year after year I talk about just how cute Blake is. I love her photo sessions because she is so full of fun and energy. Watching her grow up has been a high point in my work, I really look forward to this family’s session every fall. This year we made the trek out to the Calgary Corn Maze

These Kids – Calgary Children’s Photography

I have known these little ones since before they were even born, I was fortunate enough to meet Warren and Carla for their maternity session for the twins. Since then I feel so very lucky to be able to visit with their family year after year, from home to home. Carla was even so sweet as to give me

Mother – Daughter Book Club

I had stumbled upon this list a few months ago and thought it would be a pretty brilliant way for 11 year old Emma and I to have something in common. These days it seems there is a lot more fighting than bonding, and I was excited about the idea of being able to talk about something neutral that

Disney\’s Yacht Club Review

We recently returned from a trip to Walt Disney World where we stayed at the Yacht Club Resort. Josh had stayed there before but the girls and I hadn’t. We’ve stayed at the All Stars/Pop Century and the Animal Kingdom Lodge previously. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. It

Tara’s Family

Oh how I love this family! It’s so amazing to see how little tiny newborns turn into active kids, running and laughing and being SO MUCH FUN! Thanks so much for coming to see me again you guys, it means the world to me!

Brother and Sister

I just love photographing these two year after year! Not only are they absolutely adorable but they are just amazing kids. So sweet and smart and full of love!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH!

Today was Josh’s 35th birthday (LUCKY) and when asked what he wanted for his birthday dinner, he had ONE answer – MEATLOAF. His mom always makes him meatloaf on his birthday, and it was kind of a daunting task to take on. Inspiration struck though, when I was looking at meatloaf recipes

Photogenic!

I adore these little boys! I’ve taken photos of them since they were both newborns, and I am always excited about their sessions because I know I get to take pictures of some good looking kids! Mom and Dad are always super stylish too so they all make a photographer’s dream! Follow my

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

And Most Energetic Goes To . . .

This wonderful family! They are the fittest and most active of my clients – and they keep going and going and going! I’ve been photographing these awesome people for years now, and I hope for many more! It’s so much fun getting to catch up at the sessions, and to see how grown up

The Colliers

It’s the first day of November! (Or Snowvember as I’ve been calling it today, amiright Calgary????) Which means that I’m now committed to a blog post a day for the next 30 days! First up is a session share of our really great friends. We are all so lucky to live right around the

NaBloPoMo

For the past few years, I have been trying to be a better blogger – and failing miserably. I actually love blogging, but I never make it a priority or really commit to it. That is changing for the month of November, as it is National Blog Posting Month or NaBloPoMo. It’s a spin-off

Jen’s Men

I love getting to see this family every year – we get to catch up and I get to see how much the boys have grown. I think this year they were looking especially handsome!

Coming Soon!

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

Family With A Downtown View – Calgary Photography

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!

10 on 10 – October – Child Photography in Calgary

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

10 on 10 – Sprinkler Fun in Calgary

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

The Amazing and Incredible Ryan and his Family

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

Mini Sessions in the Park are Back! – Calgary Family Photography

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 – Calgary Newborn Photography

Just one quick peek of this super happy little man!

Fun Summer Family

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.

10 on 10 – Mother’s Day

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

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! – Gift Certificate Special

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’s Harry Potter Birthday Party – Snacks

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

Custom Harry Potter Invitations

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

10 on 10 – Her First Date

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

A Toddler Morning At Home

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

April Photo A Day Challenge

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

Seriously, spring? – Calgary child photography

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.

Harry Potter Exhibition – Edmonton

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

10 on 10 – March

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

Scary Internet Friends

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

Brandy Anderson, CPP

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

Kananaskis

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.

Those eyes! Those lips!

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