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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

Little sister

After two rough and tumble little men, I think this gorgeous family is excited for the serenity of a sweet little girl. Although if her two big brothers have anything to say about it, she’s going to be just as feisty (and GORGEOUS!) as they are. This post is featured on Fresh

25 Random and Irrational Things That I’m Scared Of

In no particular order: 1. Rats 2. A plane falling on my house 3. Being killed by the Tooth Fairy from the movie Red Dragon 4. Pigeons 5. Outer Space 6. When someone says ‘Candyman’ 7. Latin 8. Flying 9. 3AM 10. When my iPhone battery gets the 20% warning 11. Getting caught in a

TeuxDeux

TeuxDeux. Get it? TO DO? I have completely been afraid of my blog lately. I have sessions, ideas that I want to share, yet every day that goes by I get more and more adverse to coming here and writing. So I’ve decided to do away with the guilt, and go from here. I really like blogging, I

A Little Fun For Me

Every time I think I’m going to get back on the blogging train, I fall off and hard. Plus I always seem to decide catch up right before I head out of town, and of course this week is no exception. I still have a ton of sessions to blog, some posts I’ve been thinking about, as well as

‘No One Is Chasing Me’ or ‘Why Do I Smell So Bad?’

I used to say that the only way that you could find me running was if someone was chasing me. Two years ago, I inexplicably decided to start. I was probably trying to impress someone. I had heard a lot of great things about the Couch to 5K program, and I was definitely starting on the couch. Or

More Love – Calgary Family Photographer

This year for the fall mini-sessions, I only met two new clients. Every single other session was previous clients. It makes me feel so happy to see all these families again, year after year. (And meet the new ones too!) Here’s another cutie from our Baker Park sessions, I feel so privileged

Blake aka ‘the baby I want for my own’

I’ve known Blake since she was born and she’s been my little guinea pig ever since. I love her so much that I seriously consider offering to babysit her, which frankly I don’t ever offer to anyone. Even my KIDS love this kid, Blake’s mom came over for a party and my girls

Blue

A while ago my mom suggested that I might like Joni Mitchell. I thought maybe, or maybe not, as I recalled Emma Thompson’s characted in ‘Love, Actually’ didn’t actually love getting that Joni Mitchell cd from her husband. That could have been because she thought she was

He’s one!

This is a family that I’ve had the immense pleasure of watching grow over the years. I can’t even call them clients anymore, because they honestly are more like friends. I love having sessions with them, full of laughing and joking and spontaneity. We went to Fish Creek park here in

Whoops!

If you are even half the procrastinator that I am, you may sometimes find yourself looking at a daunting task and just pretending it’s not there. That’s kind of what happened with this blog: I realized that I hadn’t written in a month and stuck my head in the sand. Then one month

Squish – Calgary Maternity Photography

I have dropped the ball on blogging yet again! In between mini-sessions, editing and going out of town again – I’ve gotten slightly behind. Expect lots of new posts in the near future though! I met Kate and Ryan at their home a few weeks ago. They are such a COOL couple, their style is

Mini Sessions Are Back!

It’s that time of year! This year I’m doing something a little different. As some of you know, one of my very dear friends was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just under two weeks ago. I took a trip to Portland this past week to be with her during surgery and I plan to go back several

Hannah

Oh gosh, I could go on and on and ON about this session. I met this family at a stunning location near Millarville, AB a few weeks ago. Gorgeous day, and pretty much the happiest baby I have ever met. I was so excited after I left, it was one of the most fun afternoons I’ve had. There’s

Alberta Children’s Hospital – 2011

This year was another full day of meeting the most amazing kids around. Each one had their own spunky personality and a light in their eyes that was difficult to miss. If you are ever looking for a worthy organization to donate to you, I strongly urge you to consider the Alberta Children’s

Alberta Children’s Hospital – 2010

I wrote about my experience with the Children’s Hospital earlier this year. It’s been a special place to me since Emma was very little, and it’s been one of my greatest pleasures to donate my services to them these past two years. I get to spend the day meeting real kids who have

End of Summer Party

Anyone who knows me at all, knows that I don’t really cook. However, I absolutely love to entertain. I love having people over, playing games, drinking wine. It’s just the food at these affairs usually consists of pizza and a bowl of chips. What can I say? I’d rather be having fun

When Will I Learn?

My mom and I were just joking the other day about how I always seem to ‘learn my lesson’ in the quickest way possible. When I was little, I stole a packet of jam from a restaurant and it exploded in the pocket of my new winter coat. I had sticky, jammy things in there for months. You

Summer Baby – Calgary Newborn Photography

After having to reschedule this newborn session because I was sick (I don’t like risking those germs with brand new babies) I finally got to meet this GORGEOUS little man. You might remember this fun family from their finger painting maternity session. I love summer babies because when the

A Little Different – Calgary Newborn Photography

I adore this family. I love that as soon as I walked in, Kim and I were talking shoes – even trying them on because we are the same size, lol! I love that they named their baby Atticus because I think that’s pretty much the coolest name around. I even love that Atticus didn’t want

Pinterest

I have introduced quite a few people to Pinterest since joining at the beginning of this year. Most people love me for it, but some are decidedly not happy because it’s a PROVEN FACT that Pinterest is addictive. I grab a cup of coffee (or three, lol) in the morning and browse all the pins

Quick Sneak Peek – Calgary Family Photographer

I’m off to Santa Fe for the next 5 days but I wanted to put up a quick image from last weekend’s family session at Lake Chaparral that made me chuckle. I’ll post more next week when I’m back home. Have a great weekend Calgary!

That was me in Professional Photographer magazine!

A few months ago I was contacted by an editor at Professional Photographer magazine – they were interested in profiling me in the magazine and asked me to submit images for consideration. I was SUPER EXCITED but because it wasn’t a sure thing, I didn’t tell a soul. The magazine

Newborn Sweetness – Calgary Baby Photography

You may have noticed that there are a lot of repeat faces on this blog. I absolutely love that – it means so much to me when clients have a great experience and come back again and again. I love seeing how families grow together and I’m completely honored to be invited to share in

Before and After – Calgary Newborn Photography

It’s always fun to see this happy family, and I was excited when they wanted to do a before and after shot with pregnancy and their brand new baby! I loved how this newborn session featured lots of smiles from not only mom, dad and big brother but the new baby too! Don’t forget to click