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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

Actor Headshots

It was so much fun meeting this young lady – she has such personality and poise! She’s an actor and needed new headshots and I’m so glad she was referred to me! She’s performing this summer at Storybook Theatre in Grease – so grab some tickets and be sure to check it

Whoa Baby!

This is one of the biggest maternity galleries I think I’ve ever done! I couldn’t stop taking pictures of this stunner and her handsome husband. I had so much fun during the session, they are both so in love and excited to be parents, it’s infectious. Thanks so much to come and

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Last week we traveled to Connecticut for Josh’s sister’s baby shower. While we were there, I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph her maternity session and it was so much fun! Liz and Ben got married two summers ago at Aria in Las Vegas and now Baby Smith is due to make her

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

Princess Blake

I’ve been taking photos of Blake since before she was born, lol! Every year we do a family session in the fall, but when I saw this dress that her mom picked up for her – I knew we had to do a photo shoot! We had a great time exploring the Fairmont Palliser in downtown Calgary, the

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

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

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

I’ll Eat You Up, I Love You So

When we were deciding on a name for Max, I had one stipulation – it had to have a literary connection. Josh had one stipulation as well – he had to be named Max. Luckily for us Where The Wild Things Are is an amazing book that we both love. Now that Max is here, it’s been fun to

Sydney

I met Sydney downtown last week and we had the best time! Her mom let me know that she’s a little shy, but I think she did a great job of modelling for the camera! I had so much fun meeting a new little friend, and trying out a new green location before it’s green everywhere else was

March 10 on 10 – Emma Headshots

This month’s 10 on 10 is a quick little test of my backdrops for some head shots. Emma has dove fully into the world of theatre and in class they discussed actor head shots, so of course she immediately came home and asked for some! She’s been taking classes at Storybook Theatre for

Spring Mini Sessions are Coming!

I’m so excited! I’m offering spring mini sessions for the first time ever! Details will be sent out TOMORROW, and newsletter subscribers and previous clients will get first crack at these VERY limited sessions in an amazing location! Sign up for the newsletter or send me an email at

Hobbling Around Like a Little Old Woman

When you are pregnant, your body releases a hormone called Relaxin. A brilliant little hormone, it makes your ligaments all loosey goosey for the baby to get the heck out of there. What can happen however, is that the hormone loosens everything up so well, that your pelvis gets out of whack. Which

New House – Cabinets

We’ve been super busy this week so I fell behind in my daily blogging. The good news is that we are making a lot of progress in our every day lives! We met with the cabinet maker this week and signed off on the cabinetry designs for the new house. I’m really excited about the look of

Just Keep Swimming

We are currently living under a mountain of paperwork. We are an embodiment of the phrase “when it rains it pours”. Because just having a baby isn’t enough, we are also building a custom home. Because building a custom home isn’t enough, we are also applying for

Adventures in Breastfeeding

With my first two, breastfeeding came really easily. Both girls latched on almost immediately at birth and were nursing pros. I never understood at all about the struggles with breastfeeding. Now I’m understanding all too well! After birth, Max had trouble with latching. We were told by the

Chateau Lake Louise

Last week Josh’s parents came to visit from Connecticut. Even though we have a new baby, we still wanted to try to show them some of Calgary’s more famous sites. While not in Calgary, Lake Louise is something that every visitor should experience at least twice – once in the

Crochet

While this month’s theme is MAKE, I haven’t been able to really make anything! Which brings me to crocheting, a hobby that I took up a couple of years ago but haven’t really been able to advance in. I can do a mean granny square at this point, but barely anything else! And to my

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

NaBloPoMo (AGAIN)

After feeling really great about blogging every day in November, I fell off the wagon in December and January – December had a miserable pregnant lady and January had a sleep-deprived new mom. But February, February has a glimmer of hope – a little bit more sleep and a lot more

Andrea – Calgary Beauty Photography

I am making a lot of headway into the beauty portraits that I shot wayyyyyy too long ago. It’s been really fun and inspiring to edit these images of these beautiful women – I absolutely cannot wait to photograph more women in a relaxed and easy environment!

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

Shopaholic to the Stars

I’ve finally finished Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella so I can review it. It took me a lot longer than these types normally take, I think it just didn’t have the same fun and interesting storyline that her earlier books did. In this go-round, Becky seems less quirky and

Claire – Calgary Beauty Photography

Another one of the gorgeous ladies who helped me out with modelling for the beauty sessions! I’m just so excited to have a studio next year to do these kinds of portraits all the time!

Taking Stock 01

My friend Katie at Freckled Latte posted this great questionnaire so I had to steal it! Making : Christmas Crack Cooking : Soup, soup and more soup! This dill pickle soup has been made twice this week! (by Josh, lol) Drinking : Sparkling apple juice Reading: Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie

Charlotte is a Flip Girl! – Triple Flip

Back in September, I randomly entered both girls to be “Flip Girls” for Triple Flip. The winners would get to model outfits at Market Mall and have a photo shoot, and the images get used for display in the store and/or website/marketing materials. They don’t ask for photos

Nancy – Calgary Beauty Photography

This is Nancy. She is insanely gorgeous. She was one of the kind and lovely ladies that helped me out by modelling for my new beauty venture. Thanks so much Nancy, I adore these images and you!

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

Lena – Calgary Women’s Photography

Two years ago, I put out a call to clients for models for a project I was thinking about undertaking. I wanted to start doing more women’s portraiture – not boudoir which I had done in the past but not quite glamour photography either. Just beautiful portraits of women. Now, when I am

Ruby and her family – Alberta Children’s Hospital Photographs

Another amazing ACH family – aren’t they just the BEST looking? I love Ruby’s name – it was definitely in the running for baby names for us!

Lexxie – Alberta Children’s Hospital Photographs

Now that I’ve made the pledge to blog every day this month, I have the ability to catch up on some of the Alberta Children’s Hospital images that I shot in the summer. I photograph for the Foundation every year and it is 100 percent the highlight of my job. I love these strong,

Oscar (and Reese and Ryan)

These guys are my BFFs! I met Reese way back in college when we took Cinema, Television, Stage and Radio at SAIT. We were both writer/director majors and while it took us awhile to warm up to each other (a bit of an understatement, haha) we’ve been thick as thieves ever since. Oscar is the