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!
I love that this mom thought to bring some Halloween costumes to their mini session! I’ve know Jen and the boys for years and years and she always has fun ideas for her sessions. The blog for the next little while will be a big gushy mess of love because I’ve had so many repeat clients
When little B was much littler, I had the most amazing time meeting her and her family. I’ve gotten to photograph them through the years, watch her grow taller and more beautiful. I’ve become Facebook friends with her fiery and fantastic mother, and have witnessed some of their huge up
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 email@example.com for any booking inquiries or questions.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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, 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
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 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
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
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
More of the gorgeous Stella! This post is featured on Fresh Sugar’s Best of Calgary Baby Photography page!
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
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.
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
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
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 –
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
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,