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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

Chase – Alberta Children’s Hospital Photography

Back in the summer it was my extreme pleasure to photograph for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation for the third year in a row. It’s a long day full of hard work, but it’s also the best day of my year. Meeting kids that are success stories for the Children’s Hospital

Just Write

This weekend has been a jumble of emotions. My friend and fellow photographer Jen Thompson lost her battle with cancer early Friday morning. I honestly have no idea how to process these feelings. In the past year, Jen and I have had a tumultuous relationship. Fights, laughter, tears, secrets.

Mom Stays In The Picture

There’s a blog post that went viral this past week, written by mother and freelance author Allison Tate, entitled The Mom Stays in the Picture. It sums up perfectly what I tell my clients all the time, that even though you might not WANT to be in the photos, it’s more about your kids,

Thanksgiving

Um, did Thanksgiving sneak up on anyone else this year? Growing up in the US, I have NEVER gotten used to having such an early Thanksgiving. Add that Charlotte was born on October 6th, the beginning of the month gets rather hectic! I think we all know my obsession with Pinterest by now, so I

Hudson – Calgary newborn photography

Could his name or his face be ANY cuter! I just love this little man, and his mom is a treasured friend. I’m so excited to see this wonderful family grow!

Just One This Time – Calgary Maternity Photography

4 years ago I met this super fun couple who were about to have twin girls. The images from their maternity session are some of my most favourite to date. I was ecstatic when I got the email from them that they are about to have another little love join their family!

Mini Sessions Are Back for 2012

It’s that time of year again! Fall is quickly approaching and snow will be here before we know it. (sigh) Due to such popular demand from last year, I’m doing three days of mini sessions at Baker Park, a beautiful and quiet location in NW Calgary. I’m so excited to also be

August means better.

I have a short blog post to hopefully explain my SUPER long absence from the blog and email! I went to upstate New York for two weeks in July for my beautiful, person-i-tell-everything-to, talented friend Amanda. I was able to spend some amazing quality time with some of my closest friends, making

A Super Cool Family – Calgary Family Photography

I absolutely had SO much fun on this session. I really love clients who are open and fun and brave. It doesn’t hurt when they are adorable too! We spent last Saturday walking through Inglewood, checking out all their favourite spots. I love sessions that seem more like a nice afternoon with

Asher’s First Birthday – Calgary Baby Photography

I can’t even tell you how much I love this session. I had so much fun, and just ADORE the photos that we got. So much that I have had a lot of trouble narrowing down the photos, and didn’t know what to post here on the blog! I was so excited to have another cake smash photography

Caaaaaaaaake! – Calgary Baby Photography

I love that I usually get to see this family once or twice a year. For John’s one-year photographs, Carla had the SUPER fun idea of having a smash cake for him to get messy with. I took a ton of photos that day, but for the blog post I’m just going to focus on the fun he had with the

Pixie

This afternoon Charlotte came to me and asked if I would put some makeup on her to play dress up. After I was finished, she agreed to let me take some quick pictures of her new haircut. Makeup on kids is not something I normally go for, but it’s fun to play around with Char. She is a natural

Chelsea – Calgary Maternity Photography

Chelsea and I met at golf lessons a few years ago and clicked immediately. We’ve been golfing buddies ever since, and she assures me that this summer will be no different. Well, once she pops that baby out. She’s the cutest, sunniest absolutely brightest ray of sunshine of all my