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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

Back From Boston

We just returned back from an absolutely beautiful wedding in Boston. My dear friends Jenn & Josh got married and we made it into a little vacation to also celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We really had an action-packed six days – visiting Harvard and MIT, the Cheers bar, taking

Finger Painting – Calgary Maternity Photography

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Anjali last week in a rare warm Calgary evening. The sun was out and beautiful and I couldn’t have asked for a better model. I told her after we did the indoor finger-painting photographs, that I was sure that other people would be requesting a

ONE HOUR PHOTO – 47 minutes

Here’s the thing. I am so incredibly lazy. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about art and photography these days, and kind of wondering if I can ever truly be the artist I want to be because I am so lazy. I don’t really like spending hours upon hours working, no matter how much

Happy Birthday Carla!

It’s this gorgeous mom’s birthday today so I wanted to get her sneak peek up as a little gift to her. This family has twins and now a new baby boy to make their busy household much, much busier! This little man had a scary stay in the hospital after he was born, so we had to wait until

A Week In Their Kitchen – Day Six

I used all the cabbage! I used all the cabbage! It was a happy day this morning when I chopped up the last of the cabbage and added it to the hash browns for breakfast. My kids are sick of cabbage now, but I will admit – fried in butter it tastes pretty good. Although what *doesn’t*

Blog Carousel – Framed

I’m involved in a blog carousel with some other photographers. It’s a way for us to push ourselves creatively and have a little fun by allowing our readers to visit other blogs in the carousel. Make sure to check out the link at the bottom of this post to continue on and see the other blogs that

A Week In Their Kitchen – Day Five

No pictures today, I had a session this morning and skipped breakfast I’m afraid. Dave and the girls had cereal. For lunch we all had soup, and then Emma had a birthday party this afternoon. I told her she could have whatever she wanted, I said before that I’m not out to punish the

A Week In Their Kitchen – Day Four

One of the coolest things about doing A Week In Their Kitchen are the conversations I’ve had with people about the Food Bank. Almost everyone I’ve spoken to has said the same thing after reading my posts – that next time they donate to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank, they will

A Week In Their Kitchen – Day Three

Today has been the toughest day so far. The novelty of what we’re doing has worn off for most of the family. While they are resolved to do this, even the girls, I can tell that they are starting to miss their creature comforts. Charlotte wanted McDonald’s after gymnastics. I told her we

A Week In Their Kitchen – Day Two

Today was our first full day doing this challenge, and I’m super pleased to say so far so good. We were lucky to receive a lot of breakfast type foods, foods that we would have eaten anyway. Emma had some sort of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal with milk, and Char had reduced fat Apples and

A Week in Their Kitchen

I was asked to participate this year in a blogging project called A Week in Their Kitchen. The whole fam is spending the next week living off an emergency food hamper from the Calgary Inter Faith Food Bank. I have no idea how this is going to turn out, but am excited and scared all at

You are SO PRETTY!

Ok, I am seriously laughing out loud because these were my first words to this client. I guess that’s one way to break the ice. LOL Seriously though, I always say how much I love my maternity sessions, and I get so super excited because my mat clients are always some of the best looking and