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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

I’m Back!

It’s fall. How did that happen? I haven’t posted in ages, which is TERRIBLE because I went to a blogging conference in June. I learned a ton but it didn’t stop me from having the busiest summer ever! I want to do a big recap post but let me sum up in case I never get around to

Max’s Baby Birth Announcements

I think you might have heard that we had a baby. I mention him here and there and I fully realize that I have yet to post his newborn photos on the blog, even though he is almost six months old! As I try to be a more prolific blogger I will be posting more and more. I admit that I head to

Lighting! We Picked our Lighting!

Oh happy day! We finally chose all of our lighting for the entire house! Thank you to all that chimed in with ideas and help – they were so very much appreciated! Here is a snippet of what we chose, we are very excited and can’t wait to see everything in our new home! Great room. This

This Sandwich Changed Me

I had the best sandwich experience of my life. Since getting pregnant with Max, I have been VERY interested in food. Not a “foodie” type – just a hungry type! For example, the last few weeks of pregnancy I was hitting Ricky’s All Day Grill to have a strawberry Belgian

Chandeliers . . . HELP!

Lighting is hard! We went and chose all of our lighting fixtures for the new house (all 55 of them!) back in December and decided to revisit them today. Of course now we are second guessing every choice, starting with the great room chandelier. The trouble with this fixture is that we need a

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

A Toddler Morning At Home

I had the best time meeting this very cool family. We had a blast spending the morning doing whatever this little man wanted to do. We read books: Drove a car with dad: Played in a chair: Played the drums: Stacked some stuff: Played in the crib: Cuddled with mom: Went outside in the

10 on 10 – March

If you remember the 10 on 10 project that I joined in February, you’ll realize that we got a bit behind again this month. In fact, I scrambled to take some images yesterday, so this month’s entry is a hodgepodge of home life. Charlotte just lost a front tooth, Emma is very much a TWEEN

10 on 10 at 10

I’m so excited to take part in a blog group called 10 on 10. The idea is 10 images on the 10th of the month., to capture more of your family and daily life. (I know, it’s the 11th, it was a different date this month, lol). I decided to use Emma to have a fun photoshoot, adding another

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

            While the snow is falling in January, it’s time to be cuddly and cozy inside! Fresh Sugar is having a special baby event now until the end of the February: PURCHASE ANY NEWBORN SESSION AND RECEIVE A MATERNITY OR SIX MONTH SESSION FREE!

Mini Halloween

I love that this mom thought to bring some Halloween costumes to their mini session! I’ve know Jen and the boys for years and years and she always has fun ideas for her sessions. The blog for the next little while will be a big gushy mess of love because I’ve had so many repeat clients

B

When little B was much littler, I had the most amazing time meeting her and her family. I’ve gotten to photograph them through the years, watch her grow taller and more beautiful. I’ve become Facebook friends with her fiery and fantastic mother, and have witnessed some of their huge up

Cake Princess – Calgary baby photography

More of the gorgeous Stella! This post is featured on Fresh Sugar’s Best of Calgary Baby Photography page!

Stella – Calgary baby photography

I really can’t say enough wonderful things about this family. I’ve been photographing them for years now and I just love them. LOVE them! When Jen emailed me to tell me she had decided last minute to get some images for Stella’s one year birthday party, I was so excited to come

Rosie

Little Rosie is getting bigger. Well, as ‘big’ as a chihuahua gets. This is literally the first shot with my good camera that I’ve gotten, because she has a lot of um, energy.

New Year, New Cards, New Special!

I am so excited to tell you all that I am doing away with holiday cards, birth announcements and the like! Wait, what? I’m not offering them myself anymore, because I’ve partnered with Minted.com to offer cards directly to my clients. What does this mean? It means some great things

DIYA – ALBERTA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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

Shivaun – Alberta Children’s Hospital Photography

I’m not sure if Shivaun is aware of her incredible beauty. She started off shy and uncomfortable in front of the camera, but managed to relax and let me capture those amazing freckles. She has a quick wit and is a beauty inside and out and it obviously runs in the family!

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

Asher’s First Birthday – Calgary Baby Photography

I can’t even tell you how much I love this session. I had so much fun, and just ADORE the photos that we got. So much that I have had a lot of trouble narrowing down the photos, and didn’t know what to post here on the blog! I was so excited to have another cake smash photography

Caaaaaaaaake! – Calgary Baby Photography

I love that I usually get to see this family once or twice a year. For John’s one-year photographs, Carla had the SUPER fun idea of having a smash cake for him to get messy with. I took a ton of photos that day, but for the blog post I’m just going to focus on the fun he had with the

Chelsea – Calgary Maternity Photography

Chelsea and I met at golf lessons a few years ago and clicked immediately. We’ve been golfing buddies ever since, and she assures me that this summer will be no different. Well, once she pops that baby out. She’s the cutest, sunniest absolutely brightest ray of sunshine of all my

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So, I’m in a book . . .

Last summer, I got a phone call from the fab Erin Manning, television host and book author. She was writing a new book and asked if I would be a part of it – doing an interview as a professional portrait photographer. I have been writing on and off my entire life, so to be asked to be in a

More favorites? How can this be possible?

Basically, there’s not a client that I get that I don’t like. But I looooooove my repeat clients. Because they are always fun and wacky and goofy like me. Yup – I totally just called this family goofy. They are the best, so much fun, so creative and really sweet and positive

Superhero Dork

Yesterday morning I was doing a little work before enjoying Mother’s Day and Charlotte came downstairs with a couple of my photo props on. I immediately sent her back upstairs to put on a supergirl costume so we could get a few photos. It was a quick 5 minute shoot, but I am loving the fact