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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Happy Canada Day everyone! We had a great day around here, heading to my mom’s place for a BBQ. Her birthday was last week and we were able to give her the birthday present we’ve been planning for awhile now. She thought she was getting an iPad, she even told us she was practicing her

Eeeek! I can’t wait for the newborn session!

Holy. Cow. This mom is GORGEOUS! I literally clapped my hands in glee when I saw her, lol! They also have an absolutely beautifully decorated home, so she’s talented as well as gorgeous. Not exactly fair, but she is just so darn sweet and polite you would never be able to hate her for it. It

Back from the beautiful Napa Valley!

I’ve returned back from a wonderful trip down to San Francisco and Napa. I went down there for a photography retreat for an amazing organization I belong to: NAPCP (National Association of Professional Child Photographers). It was 3 days of sharing, growing and making amazing connections. It

Newborn cuteness!

This little girl was absolutely SO sweet for our session. It was great meeting this new family of three, they are wonderful people with a very happy and relaxed laid-back attitude. What was the best part for me though, we how absolutely IN LOVE dad was with his wife and new daughter. I don’t

32 iPhone photos from Victoria, BC

I didn’t bring my camera this past weekend to Victoria. I was planning on bringing my point and shoot, but forgot it. I thought about bringing my Diana or my Holga, but forgot them. So Dave says to me, what do you need a camera for, we have cameras in our PHONES! Like I am an idiot for not

A little more adorable for your weekend

I’m off to Victoria until Tuesday, but I just finished Shannon’s gallery and HAD to add a few more images, because her daughter is just so darn cute! I’ve now decided that every baby should have an “ice cream” session.

Today is the day: brand new Fresh Sugar!

UPDATE: The site is now back up, thank you all SO much for your kind words and support! Come and take another look, or have a visit if you didn’t get a chance the other day. The contest is back on, so make sure you enter now! The countdown is over and I’m super proud to unveil the NEW

Oh my goodness, the cuteness!

I want to share so many images from this session, but Shannon has been waiting long enough for her sneak peek so these will have to due so I can get back to work on her gallery. I loved, loved, loved this family and they loved, loved, loved each other. A big age gap between brother and sister, and

Gone, Baby, Gone

It’s with a sad face and fingers that I type this post. Can fingers be sad? You betcha, if they’ve spent the last few weeks creating the most awesome website ever! My brand spankin’ new site is gone, unfortunately my website company had a server malfunction today and several of

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Chase

I love this family! I first met them when Lauretta was pregnant last year, and now here’s our third session and Chase is a big ONE years old! His crazy red hair is pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, I’m so tickled at how much he’s changed this past year. I adore

A Walk Through Inglewood

I had a great time with this family a couple of weeks ago, it was a brisk Saturday afternoon – the first signs of things starting to warm up in Calgary! They are wonderful people, and so easy to get along with – it was such a lovely way to spend the day. I love that we all didn’t

Her First Mother’s Day – calgary maternity photography

It was my absolute pleasure to meet this couple a few weeks ago for the maternity session for their upcoming arrival. I love getting to do a maternity session before a newborn session because it gives me a chance to get to know the mom and dad, and for them to feel more comfortable in the camera.

Meet Adrien – calgary newborn photography

As one of my very favorite families, I was so excited when Renee emailed me to let me know their new little man had arrived. I couldn’t wait to meet him, and see how big sister Claire liked her new brother. (answer: she’s lovey for about 10 seconds and then onto something new) What I

Tooting My Own Horn – calgary child photographer

So this past week has had some unique experiences for me. First off, I was interviewed by the awesome Kelly Doody of the Calgary Sun. You can read her Page Six write-up here It was actually kind of fun to be interviewed, apparently I enjoy talking about myself! Then I was featured in FFWD Weekly in

Growing Up Too Fast

Something happened a few weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. My daughter (6 at the time) was watching Treehouse and said to me “Will you make fun of me for watching cartoons?”. (For readers in other countries – Treehouse is Canada’s commercial-free

Wordy Wednesday

I’ve been wanting to start including more chatting and more life-related stuff on the blog. I tweet, so most of the time I sum up a variety of opinions in a short 140 characters. Lately though I’ve had lots to chat about, so I’ve decided to start Wordy Wednesday. I’ll

The Tooth Fairy – calgary child photographer

It’s been a big couple of years for my daughter Emma. Started school, making friends, learning to read. But the biggest thing for her has been losing her baby teeth. Her friends started losing their in kindergarden, and so the countdown begun. Murphy’s Law said that of course she

Got Moo?

I know most of you have probably already heard about Moo.com and may have even used them for business cards. But the way to use Moo’s products don’t just end at business cards, people are using the stickers and cards in so many unique ways. They’ve just put out an AWESOME idea

This Is One Active Family – calgary family photography

This family and I had a bit of trouble coordinating our schedules! We rescheduled due to their youngest feeling under the weather, and then Mom and Dad were off to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics. (yes, they were at the Gold medal hockey game, and yes, I am very jealous). We finally

Best WPPI Ever!

I’m back from Las Vegas and as usual, completely knackered. It was a whirlwind week of learning, parties, networking and BIG moments. I always go with the greatest intentions of attending a ton of classes, and this year was no different. And like all years past, I only attended one class.

WPPI’s Fresh Faces

As a lot of you know, I travel down to Las Vegas every year for the annual Wedding & Portrait Photographer International’s Trade Show and Convention. Its a whirlwind week of great friends, checking out new products, taking classes, shooting images for fun and checking out the print

Claire’s Going To Be A Big Sister – Calgary maternity photography

I absolutely love this family! I’ve been able to photograph their first pregnancy, Claire’s newborn session, and then she was one of my little models for my March of Dimes shoot. It’s such a delight to come back and help document this new little baby’s journey as well! I

Thank You.

I just have to interrupt our WPPI series to write this post. I have been completely BLOWN AWAY by the response to My 25 Biggest Mistakes article. The amount of comments posted here on the blog, on Facebook, in message boards and to me personally in emails have been so amazingly powerful to me. It

My 25 Biggest Mistakes

I’ve made many, many more than 25 mistakes in my 5 years in this industry, but these are some of the ones that affected my business the most. If anyone of them can help any of you from making the same mistake, I’m glad to share them. Some of them may be surprising, and some of them may

Back From Beaches – Calgary Family Photographer

We were to excited to head to the Beaches resort in Turks and Caicos this past January. I had read about 500 reviews before we booked, and then another 500 after. Beaches is an all-inclusive resort owned by the Sandals chain but geared towards families. They are in partnership with Sesame Street

Calgary Baby Blogger’s Baby

Try saying that 10 times fast. A couple of weeks ago I was excited to head off to my newborn session, because the Mom was my daughter Emma’s first grade teacher until she went on maternity leave. Emma absolutely loves her, loooooooooves her, so I knew she was going to be super sweet. What I

Award Winning – calgary children’s photography

If you are a regular blog follower, you will know that every year I travel to Las Vegas to attend the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International convention. When I was there last year, I entered prints in their 16X20 competition for the first time, and was so excited to learn that I

YYC4Haiti – Calgary’s Fundraiser for Haiti

When we were on vacation in Turks and Caicos, the earthquake struck Haiti and because we were only about 150 miles away, we were on a tsunami watch. It was scary to think about, but even scarier to think about all the people in Port-au-Prince. Even while we were on vacation, my mind was thinking

Meet Kate – calgary newborn photography

Remember this belly? The most gorgeous, squishy, darling little girl came out of there and into the world right before Christmas. I know that Shelley was probably disappointed that she didn’t get a sneak peek before I left for my vacation, but I tricked her and scheduled this teaser to post

Beauty – calgary portrait photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting this young lady and her mom back in November, and they have been very patiently waiting for their sneak peek! I’m finally getting closer to blogging newer sessions, and I hope to be all caught up very soon! It’s a treat for me to photograph

Valentine’s Day is Just Around the Corner – calgary boudoir photography

It may feel like Christmas just ended, (ok it *did* just end) but it’s time to think of Valentine’s Day. It’s coming up fast and we are having ONE special weekend for boudoir photography. It’s being held at the Hotel Arts in Calgary on January 22nd and 23rd and all prints

I Love This Age! – calgary baby photographer

This was my third session with this family this year, and I love them soooooo much. They even gave me Buttercream Bake Shoppe cupcakes to take home with me! (Note to clients – this is not a plea for baked goods. Actually, maybe it is.) I loved seeing little Izzy now that she’s getting