Tag Archives: calgary
Blog Carousel – Monochrome
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
We can pretend it’s spring
This is what I kept saying over and over at this fun maternity session. It was snowing, as usual, but I know that all of Calgary is sick to death of yucky weather, so we pretended it actually felt like spring! I make my prenatal clients head outdoors in all sorts of weather, the increased body
Something in the water
Ok, first things first, I am extremely embarrassed to realize that I haven’t blogged in almost a month. I am usually a very good blogger, but this weird weather in Calgary has got me all turned around I think. Plus we went on vacation to Disneyland for a week, and in between editing and
It’s been a long long long time since I’ve taken any photos of my own. Sometimes life gets in the way, I’ve got too much work, or I’m just lazy. All of these reasons still existed for me yesterday, yet I decided to take 20 minutes and just take photographs of Charlotte on my
This little cutie was wide awake for our session, I guess he didn’t want to miss a thing! It was such a fun morning hanging out and chatting with his awesome parents. I love my job! 20+ comments will earn this family a surprise gift!
Almost 3 Years Later
Almost three years ago I got to photograph the lovely Carla when she was still pregnant with twins. Now those twins are running all around the house and Carla is ready to welcome another baby into their warm and happy home. They are such a beautiful family and she is still one of my favorite people
Finally – a GIRL!
There’s been something funky in the water in Calgary these days (and it’s not the fluoride, lol). Every single newborn session I’ve had since October has been newborn baby BOYS! And of course, it was after I got some sweet little girly things to use in photo shoots. I was so
Holy Moly, It’s Been Awhile.
So here’s the scoop. I haven’t blogged in over a month. I was crazy busy for the rest of December because we started renovations on our house. Then came the holidays, then came more renovations, then kids back to school and I was off to San Antonio for a photography conference. In
Giving is Awesome
For the past few years I have been doing Giving is Awesome – where people can come and nominate someone they know for a free session and digital files from me. It’s someone who can’t necessarily afford custom photography at the moment, but would cherish it this holiday season. I
Ahhhhh, I am still in the middle of holiday orders – sending orders to the lab, packaging items, shipping and meeting clients. But in between all of those things (and sessions, ballet, gymnastics, school, etc) I’ve been obsessing about redecorating our living room. People always ask me
Royal Oak School
As many of you know, I live in the community of Royal Oak in NW Calgary. We moved here almost 8 years ago, before kids and not really understanding how the school system worked. We naively thought that the “future school site” sign in the field a block away from our house would mean
A Baby is a Gift
I met this family through a unique sort of way. I know their good friend Natalie, who used to be Fairy Natalie that owned Enchanted Events – where my daughters had birthday parties and went to fairy camp. Natalie is also a friend of some other friends, and we happened to be at the same
Newborn Boys are EVERYWHERE!
Ok, holy moly. I don’t know what was in the water 9 months ago, but there are a bajillion baby boys around these days! I haven’t seen a little girl in ages, but that’s ok – I love these little men! Have I mentioned how much I love this family? I know I say that about lots of
I had the pleasure of seeing one of my favorite families this fall, they are just so much fun and so gosh darn NICE! It doesn’t hurt that they are absolutely gorgeous as well! While editing this session, I kept singing the Boomdiada song from the Discovery commercial. When I went to do a
Another Fall Family
I was so happy to be able to work with so many past clients this fall. I have known this lovely family since their eldest was a newborn. It was so great to see them again and see how everyone has changed. The girls are so adorable, and it’s pretty amazing to see how much their youngest looks
Dance of the Leaves
I have lots of adorable, smiling shots of these kids from their session at Baker Park. But as soon as I saw all of these images, I knew they were the ones I wanted to blog. I don’t know what says “being a kid” more than playing in a big pile of leaves on a fall day. I love how
This was the perfect blog post to do a little shout-out about Movember. It’s all about moustaches this month, baby! It’s a great cause and such a unique campaign. I don’t even know how to write about this session. I love this family like we have been friends forever. They are
These kids can fly!
I’ve been gushing a lot about my clients lately, but I want you to know that it’s completely sincere. Every single client that I meet, becomes someone special to me. Whether it’s because we have the same sense of humor, the same sense of style or just because they trust me enough
I love the shy ones
These little sweetheart was SO shy when we first met. I’ve been accused of being too loud (shocker, I know), and every time I’d open my big mouth, she’d cover her ears, LOL! She was completely adorable, and she melted my heart. What really made the session special was that by the
At The Park
I had a TON of sessions at the park this fall. Fresh Sugar clients really took advantage of the 1 week of autumn that Calgary gets, lol! I met this family on a Saturday and we had a great time just hanging out and walking around the park. I’m still in love with this little cutie’s
I feel old.
Shezy was the very first person I met when I started junior high. We had a lot of classes together on that first day, and oddly enough, it turned out that my parents had bought a house that was just 3 doors down from hers! So we became fast friends and I have so many hilarious memories of sleep
We Were Ghosted!
There’s a neat little thing happening in my neighborhood right now, we were Ghosted! On Saturday night, our doorbell rang and when we opened it up – all that was there was a bag of treats and a note! Some areas call it getting “Boo’ed”, some use “Ghosted”.
From The Darkest Days . . .
I was having a bit of an off-week, lots of things went wrong, lots of weirdness. Then this past weekend, I had a couple of friends do very lovely things for me, and it made me think about silver linings, doors opening, and all those cliches. Today while I was editing this session, I remembered what
The Sweetest Kids
I absolutely love sessions with these adorable kids. Not only are they SO cute, but they are so much fun! We always just have a great afternoon laughing and playing, and what’s even better is that Mom wants images of just that! Making silly faces, jumping on the bed and drawing with chalk
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
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
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,
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
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