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That’s not a toe!

Haha, sorry for the cryptic title for this post, but it was a phrase from this newborn session that STILL cracks me up. Considering that I often shoot little nakey newborn babies, you can probably figure it out. And no, I can’t show the image that inspired the wisecrack. LOL This is the

I love this crew!

Chantal has been a client since Jack was first born, and we’ve actually developed a friendship because she is so sweet and I see them so often. I love when she books a session because not only do I know that we will have a lot of fun, but that the family will have the most amazing

Happy Baby

Remember the gorgeous mom from this post? She had her gorgeous little baby and life is even better now for this happy family! I’m always so impressed when I enter a home where there’s a newborn and everyone is so calm and relaxed. I definitely wasn’t either of those things with my

Sticks And Stones

I’ve been thinking about bullying quite a bit lately. After hearing about the teenagers that felt driven to suicide after being bullied, I’ve been thinking about my own teenage years and what life will be like for my daughters. A lot of celebrities have been coming forward the past few

Firenze

The final part of the Italy trip was Florence. Dave had a conference there and one of my besties and Fresh Sugar office manager came too! It was so great to meet up with friends in a foreign land. Our first day consisted of climbing the bell tower of the Duomo. 414 steps up a VERY narrow, dark and

Roma

After Milan, we hopped on a train down to Rome. Don’t I make that sound easy? It really wasn’t – I spent an hour and a half on the Trenitalia website the night before booking tickets. You can make the site in English, but it’s often poorly translated and crazy confusing. We

Milano

So I might have mentioned something about blogging everyday while I was gone. And that might have been a bit ambitious. The wifi in the hotels we stayed at was sketchy at best, and I had a very difficult time uploading photos. I started this blog post on the train from Milan to Rome, so I

To Blog or Not To Blog

I am constantly talking, in fact, I even talk to myself. If you are a client, you have probably said “pardon me?” only to have me tell you that I was actually talking to myself. So because I talk so much, I also don’t have a problem with writing. Not that I am a great writer or

Spoonful of Sugar Mini Sessions are BACK!

As most of you know, I’m taking off to Italy for the better part of September. Which couldn’t be worse timing business-wise because fall portrait season in Calgary is the busiest season of all. So to make sure I am able to fit all my clients in, I am opening up two full days of

She’s Delicious

Another fun repeat client, for their first baby they traveled down from Edmonton for their session, now they are a little closer, only having to drive an hour for the session. Trust me when I say that this means a TON to me, it makes me feel so honoured to have families not only come back but to go

Hi, I’m Brandy Anderson. You might remember me from . . .

One of my best friends is a PR Girl-extraordinaire. Every single time I win an award or get featured in something, I almost cringe waiting for the email from her to come in. “Why haven’t you posted about it?” “You need to sell yourself, girl!” “Why haven’t

They make really, really, really cute kids.

I was so excited to hear from this family again, I first saw them a few years ago to take maternity and newborn photos for their first adorable child. She was born around the time of Suri Cruise, and I remember commenting on the resemblance. (I always think people look like celebrities). She was

I want her hair. And her house. And her iPads. Oh yeah, and her body.

This session was an absolute DREAM, a dream I tell you. Firstly, she is gorgeous. Like SO NOT EVEN FAIR gorgeous. Secondly, she was super nice, and almost shy! Then I find out that she sent her other two kids to the park so we can have a session that focuses on her and her new baby. Score! But

That was then. This is now.

Just one (or two, I guess) to share before the weekend. I first met this little man last year at his newborn session, and it was so great to be able to see him again now that he’s one and all grown up, lol! I’m reallllllly behind on the blogging, and I am so sorry to all my wonderful,

She’s One!

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this family 4 times in the past year, and I’m excited to say I will see them at least two more times because Mom is pregnant again! I adore this family, you all probably recognize little Izzy by now. She’s the happy little girl with a loving family

Be Brave

I’m back in Canadaland from my trip last week to Boston. I’ve never been there before and my knowledge about it roughly added up to tea parties, Red Sox, Harvard, New Kids On The Block and beans. I was at an amazing workshop put on by the extremely talented Jenn Hudson and Josh Kane. I

Get Thee To A Modelling Agency!

I love this family. LOVE them! I love when I run into them at the ballet, when we chat on Facebook, and especially when we have a session. Bella obviously means the world to them, she is loved in a such a wonderful way. She’s a confident, beautiful young lady, and has a natural flair. She is

Howdy howdy howdy!

You either love it or you hate it. I don’t know too many people who are indifferent to the Calgary Stampede. We love it, although I would agree that this year had several things that could have been done better. But I love this city we live in, and I love that we all pull out our western wear

She’s 12. Can you even BELIEVE IT?

When it’s not raining here in Calgary, we’ve been getting the most gorgeous evening light. So when Lisa from Sugar Shack Cakes asked me to take some photos of her daughter Haley, I was excited to be able to photograph someone whose bedtime isn’t 7pm, lol! Haley is the most

Friday Night in Inglewood

I don’t know how she does it, I honestly don’t. I spent the evening with a lovely mom of 4 – a 1 year old, 2.5 year old twins and a 5 year old. I know that it was the hardest I’ve worked for a session in a looooooong time, so I can’t even IMAGINE keeping up with the

25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

I read US Weekly religiously, and one of my favorite parts each week is the 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me. I love learning random facts about people, so I thought I would write my own for the blog. For any bloggers out there reading this, I’d love to read yours, so make sure you

He’s one of my favorites

This year has been a banner year for repeat clients. I don’t think I’ve seen more previous clients than I have this year, and it’s wonderful! It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy because it means that they liked their experience (and me!) enough to come back. This is the third

Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Beautiful

I have been so super lucky to get the MOST beautiful pregnant ladies in Calgary as my clients. It’s so much fun, it’s like photographing models. (Which, yes – this particular client was, lol) There’s something just so fantastic about a maternity session – the whole

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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