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WEBSITE DOWN! WEBSITE DOWN!

So as Murphy’s Law would have it, after sending out the info for the mini sessions, freshsugar.ca is down. I’m working hard to get everything back up – but in the meantime please email me at info@freshsugar.com for any booking inquiries or questions.

2013 Mini Sessions

It’s that time of year again! Fall is quickly approaching and snow will be here before we know it. (sigh) Due to Bowness Park being closed from the June flooding, this year’s sessions are being moved from the newly busy Baker Park to a beautiful and quiet location in Royal Oak, NW

Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

I’m so excited because this year I get to do three separate shoots for the Children’s Hospital here in Calgary. I’ve said many times that these are my favorite shoots to do, I look forward to them all year! I’ve met some really amazing, genuine, gorgeous kids this year so

Rainy – Calgary Children’s Photography

Just one that caught my eye today while editing. With the weather in Calgary lately, I think we could all use a raincoat, rain boots and a juice box.

Paris

Oh Paris. It’s taken me a long time to sum up my feelings on this amazing city. It was a whirlwind six days, walking, taking the metro, eating cheese, drinking champagne. Laughing so hard it hurt, crying over my Bordeaux because I like to get emotional when I drink, lol. Talking about

Cohen – Calgary newborn photography

I smiled while editing every single one of Cohen’s photographs. He is such an expressive baby, and I don’t know if I’ve ever photographed a newborn with so much eye contact! He is such a sweet little peanut.

Watercolor

Ack! I have so many blog posts kicking around in the brain. Lots of photos from Paris, client sessions and just things that I’m working on! My friend Laurel and I started a watercolor course a couple of weeks ago and I am having so much fun. I’ve actually never considered myself artsy,

Dear Emma

Dear Emma, Today you are 10. It’s been an entire decade of knowing you, of loving you. Today you got a got a guitar, a camera and a tripod. The three things you wanted so very much. You are my first child, my biggest hope, my largest dream. You have always brought so much happiness and

Spring Break

Ah! How is spring break half over already? As usual, I start the vacation off with so many big plans. Skating at the Oval, maybe Telus Spark and/or the Glenbow, geocaching and crafts. Oh, and some spring cleaning! (FYI – the Oval is actually closed until July for public skating) What have

I’m going to PARIS! PARIS, FRANCE!

I had to say France because as seen by the above, the closest to Paris I’ve ever been is the hotel in Las Vegas with my friend Reese. I’m going with my lady-wife Jess VanLue who is a soul-mate kind of friend and one of the best traveling companions I know. We’re leaving in one

Amanda

I just got back from such a great trip out to upstate NY to visit my wonderful friend Amanda. Amanda and I first met a few years ago on a photographer’s cruise to the Bahamas. Since then we’ve traveled to North Carolina, Las Vegas, Oregon and I had the ultimate pleasure of attending her

Valentine’s Day is Almost Here!

I just got back from taking the girls to DisneyWorld for a week, and somehow Valentine’s Day is upon us! I didn’t have any time to do the multiple crafty things I wanted to do – but you can check out my V-Day Pinterest board if you want to try something out this week! I’ll

Cake Princess – Calgary baby photography

More of the gorgeous Stella! This post is featured on Fresh Sugar’s Best of Calgary Baby Photography page!

Stella – Calgary baby photography

I really can’t say enough wonderful things about this family. I’ve been photographing them for years now and I just love them. LOVE them! When Jen emailed me to tell me she had decided last minute to get some images for Stella’s one year birthday party, I was so excited to come

Rosie

Little Rosie is getting bigger. Well, as ‘big’ as a chihuahua gets. This is literally the first shot with my good camera that I’ve gotten, because she has a lot of um, energy.

The things I try don’t always work.

I’ve seen and tried a lot of great stuff on Pinterest. Food, crafts, all sorts of fun. But sometimes, there’s stuff on there that isn’t true or doesn’t work. I saw a pin once about putting a wooden spoon over your pot to prevent it from boiling over. And then I had scorched

New Year, New Cards, New Special!

I am so excited to tell you all that I am doing away with holiday cards, birth announcements and the like! Wait, what? I’m not offering them myself anymore, because I’ve partnered with Minted.com to offer cards directly to my clients. What does this mean? It means some great things

2012 – Calgary Family Photographer

Last year was action-packed with so many ups and downs. It’s one of those years that I will always remember but sometimes like to forget. One thing that I’m so happy to think about is all the wonderful clients that I got to photograph. I have so many wonderful, amazing clients –

digital files

I have to say that I’ve been crazy excited to unveil the latest update to my packaging. Those who order digital files this year are going to get a treat! A high quality, gorgeous and completely custom USB drive loaded with photos! All housed in an adorable wooden box. These things are so

One Week! – Calgary Photography Gift Certificates

You may have noticed that I’ve been sprucing up the Fresh Sugar joint lately. It’s a slow process, one that I’m having a great time with. I plan to keep posting about all the little updates, and today is the first one, just in time for the holidays! With one week until Christmas,

Two Bigger Monkeys – Calgary Child Photography

A bigger blog post is coming as this was actually a newborn session for their new brother, but I just had to show how grown up these lovely ladies have become! THEN: NOW:

I love me a good color palette.

As I attempted to get some last-minute orders placed this morning, I found myself sucked into something online that I could NOT get enough of. It’s a free Color Palette Generator from bighugelabs.com and it is completely awesome. Imagine being able to take ANY photo of ANY thing and then get

Holy Cow, I Made This! – Peppermint Pretzel Bites

Last week I had some chocolate coated pretzels with candy canes on them and it was pretty much the best thing ever. I thought I may be able to recreate such a thing, and I did! Easily and tastily! First, I melted some Wilton Candy Melts in my Wilton Chocolate Pro melter. I am BIG on making things

I’m Getting Crafty!

I feel like every second post is Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest. But I can’t help it. I love that site so much, I try to put it out in the universe every day that I should somehow be working for them. Until then however, it’s making me a much happier, craftier person. A better mom. I

Group of Gorgeous – Calgary family photography

I was super excited when Trish contacted me to do this family session, as it’s an awesome blend of two very awesome families! Reds and blondes and brunettes and freckles. Oh my! I know Trish is dying to see these, so here’s a quick sneak peek! This post is featured on Fresh

Nominated for a Calgary’s Choice Award! – Calgary Photographer

I’m so, so, so very pleased and honored to announce that Fresh Sugar Photography has been nominated for a 2012 Calgary Choice Award under the category of BEST INDEPENDENTLY OWNED BUSINESS. It really means so much that someone took the time out to nominate me, and it would mean the world if

Blog My Dog

We got a new chihuahua puppy last week. I’ve wanted to share, but have put it off because I have felt like I needed to do a shoot with my work camera, and post some spectacular, professional photos on the blog. Except having a new puppy means you don’t have TIME to do a photo shoot, and

Since They Were Babies – Calgary children’s photography

I’ve known these two smilers since they were both born. Well, technically since I did Renee’s maternity photos, I’ve known Claire since BEFORE she was born. I love this time of season because I get to see all of my favorite families for photos to celebrate them, who they are right

Fall Family – Calgary Family Photography

This post is featured on Fresh Sugar’s Best of Calgary Family Photography page!

Jackson and Katelyn – Alberta Children’s Hospital Photography

These two cuties aren’t related but are the Radiothon kids, representing country and rock and roll. I think they do a great job!

DIYA – ALBERTA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Ahhhhh! Those eyes! That hair! That smile! Love this little ray of sunshine! How To Help

Shivaun – Alberta Children’s Hospital Photography

I’m not sure if Shivaun is aware of her incredible beauty. She started off shy and uncomfortable in front of the camera, but managed to relax and let me capture those amazing freckles. She has a quick wit and is a beauty inside and out and it obviously runs in the family!

Payton – Alberta Children’s Hospital Photography

Payton and her brother were so sweet and fun, they didn’t even flinch when it started pouring rain on us!

Aiden – Alberta Children’s Hospital Photography

I absolutely love this age, the moments between being a kid and a teenager.

A Pinteresting Halloween

We all know of my Pinterest addiction, so it’s no surprise that I have a whole board dedicated to Halloween! I’m hoping to get to some of these this snowy weekend, in between carving pumpkins and heading to Boo at the Zoo on Saturday night! So here’s the link to my board, enjoy