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How We Did Disney’s Aulani on a Budget

We just returned from a week in Hawaii at Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, and I thought I’d write a quick post while everything is still fresh in my mind. We really, really tried to do this trip on the cheap because after our debacle of a vacation in December, we were kind of behind the

FALL MINIS ARE BACK – September 13th and 20th

It’s that time of year again! I’m so excited that this is my 10th year of offering mini sessions, and to celebrate I have created never-before seen pricing for these exclusive sessions! A 15 minute session and 10 digital files are just $250! There are only a handful of spots

2016 Calgary Mini Sessions

I’m so excited that the timing of this new baby worked out that I can still do mini sessions this year! Because first pick always goes to previous clients and newsletter subscribers, there are limited sessions available now, but I will still do my best to squeeze everyone in! The mini

Delaney Charlotte

We were so very lucky to be in Connecticut before Josh’s sister Liz gave birth to our little niece! She ended up coming 10 days late, which was awesome for us but maybe not so great for poor Liz, lol! We got to visit them in the hospital and then again three times more, and she is just the

Sweet Little Neil – Calgary Newborn Photography

This was such a fun session for me to do because it meant that I got to reconnect with an old friend that I haven’t seen in years! It was also the first session in the new studio and it actually created so many more options for us because I didn’t have to pack everything to take it on

2015 Mini Sessions

It’s that wonderful time of year again! Kids are back at school, the leaves are gorgeous, and pumpkin spice lattes are finally out. Mini sessions at Baker Park are also back, at just the right time to take advantage of the gorgeous scenery! Due to this being a very busy autumn, there is very

A Very Special Family

This is a family very dear to me, I’ve been photographing them since Izzy was in her mom’s belly! I just adore taking their pictures, they are always fun, real and just all around super people. We took a stroll through Bowness Park last month, I’m so excited that it’s back

Happy Half-Birthday Max!

Oh gosh, time flies, doesn’t it? I can’t believe Max is already six months old today! I still haven’t posted his newborn photos here yet! He’s such a good little baby, we are so very lucky. He has the happiest disposition and just loves life! Right now his favorite things

Maxwell Lincoln Kane

Maxwell Lincoln Kane I’m so excited to finally announce that Max is here! He was born on January 7th, 2015, weighing a surprising 9lbs 11oz and measuring 21.5″ long. After his due date coming and going, I was getting pretty impatient for him to arrive. I actually still didn’t

Superbowl Sunday

Since Josh is from Connecticut, we thought it was a good idea to have people over to watch the Patriots play the Seahawks. The day before – when we realized we had a newborn and absolutely no idea how we were going to pull off a party – we hit Pinterest and looked for the easiest

Elf on the Shelf

Tomorrow marks when our Elf on the Shelf makes his reappearance! Elvin always graces us with his presence on December 1st, and usually is quite clever with his hiding places and scenarios for the first week or so. Then he kind of runs out of steam and it looks like he has a hard time finding some

The Girl Stays in the Picture

A couple of years ago I was golfing with my friend Chelsea and she made a joke about knowing which kid was my favourite. I tend to take more photos of Charlotte because she is with me more often – Emma is a little more private and solitary. Emma also puts up a big fuss about getting her

Mother – Daughter Book Club

I had stumbled upon this list a few months ago and thought it would be a pretty brilliant way for 11 year old Emma and I to have something in common. These days it seems there is a lot more fighting than bonding, and I was excited about the idea of being able to talk about something neutral that

Jen’s Men

I love getting to see this family every year – we get to catch up and I get to see how much the boys have grown. I think this year they were looking especially handsome!

Family With A Downtown View – Calgary Photography

This session was SO much fun! We had such a beautiful location for their family photographs, I’m so envious that they get to see this amazing view every day! Kate is such a little cutie, great style and so much energy!

The Amazing and Incredible Ryan and his Family

Oh, where do I start with this special family? I met them years ago and I’ve been taking photos of their little unit of three happily every year. Now they have a beautiful family of four, but with no shortage of ups and downs. This little man made a very unexpected early debut on Halloween at

Fun Summer Family

I first had the pleasure of meeting this family back in 2010, when we took a walk through Inglewood to capture their relaxed family portraits. This year, there was an addition to the photos, and a new leafy location! Photographing this family is a breeze, as they are all so fun and easy-going.

Cousins

This was such a fun session, I’ve photographed Blake and her mom and dad for many years now, and it was such a pleasure to get to meet more of the family! This post is featured on Fresh Sugar’s Best of Calgary Family Photography page!

Friends

I’m so lucky to have this family in my life! Our daughters are best friends, and so are we! Wine, crochet, True Blood, water-colour, iPhones, dinners, beers, the list goes on and on and on. They are true friends, and have been there for me and the girls in such amazing ways. So yeah, I love

My heart

My heart has been breaking for this family this year. My heart soared to see them again, to see them gluing themselves back together, piece by little piece. My heart feels bigger for knowing them.

Spring Break

Ah! How is spring break half over already? As usual, I start the vacation off with so many big plans. Skating at the Oval, maybe Telus Spark and/or the Glenbow, geocaching and crafts. Oh, and some spring cleaning! (FYI – the Oval is actually closed until July for public skating) What have

Amanda

I just got back from such a great trip out to upstate NY to visit my wonderful friend Amanda. Amanda and I first met a few years ago on a photographer’s cruise to the Bahamas. Since then we’ve traveled to North Carolina, Las Vegas, Oregon and I had the ultimate pleasure of attending her

Group of Gorgeous – Calgary family photography

I was super excited when Trish contacted me to do this family session, as it’s an awesome blend of two very awesome families! Reds and blondes and brunettes and freckles. Oh my! I know Trish is dying to see these, so here’s a quick sneak peek! This post is featured on Fresh

DIYA – ALBERTA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Ahhhhh! Those eyes! That hair! That smile! Love this little ray of sunshine! How To Help

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intimate

Intimate. Isn’t that a word that just invokes so many feelings. You can be intimate with someone, you can have an intimate wedding, a concert can be in an intimate setting. This was the word that kept popping in my head when I was editing this maternity session. The gorgeous mom-and-dad-to-be

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

Boomdiada

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