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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Chase

I love this family! I first met them when Lauretta was pregnant last year, and now here’s our third session and Chase is a big ONE years old! His crazy red hair is pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, I’m so tickled at how much he’s changed this past year. I adore

A Walk Through Inglewood

I had a great time with this family a couple of weeks ago, it was a brisk Saturday afternoon – the first signs of things starting to warm up in Calgary! They are wonderful people, and so easy to get along with – it was such a lovely way to spend the day. I love that we all didn’t

Her First Mother’s Day – calgary maternity photography

It was my absolute pleasure to meet this couple a few weeks ago for the maternity session for their upcoming arrival. I love getting to do a maternity session before a newborn session because it gives me a chance to get to know the mom and dad, and for them to feel more comfortable in the camera.

Meet Adrien – calgary newborn photography

As one of my very favorite families, I was so excited when Renee emailed me to let me know their new little man had arrived. I couldn’t wait to meet him, and see how big sister Claire liked her new brother. (answer: she’s lovey for about 10 seconds and then onto something new) What I

Growing Up Too Fast

Something happened a few weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. My daughter (6 at the time) was watching Treehouse and said to me “Will you make fun of me for watching cartoons?”. (For readers in other countries – Treehouse is Canada’s commercial-free

The Tooth Fairy – calgary child photographer

It’s been a big couple of years for my daughter Emma. Started school, making friends, learning to read. But the biggest thing for her has been losing her baby teeth. Her friends started losing their in kindergarden, and so the countdown begun. Murphy’s Law said that of course she

Best WPPI Ever!

I’m back from Las Vegas and as usual, completely knackered. It was a whirlwind week of learning, parties, networking and BIG moments. I always go with the greatest intentions of attending a ton of classes, and this year was no different. And like all years past, I only attended one class.

Claire’s Going To Be A Big Sister – Calgary maternity photography

I absolutely love this family! I’ve been able to photograph their first pregnancy, Claire’s newborn session, and then she was one of my little models for my March of Dimes shoot. It’s such a delight to come back and help document this new little baby’s journey as well! I

Calgary Baby Blogger’s Baby

Try saying that 10 times fast. A couple of weeks ago I was excited to head off to my newborn session, because the Mom was my daughter Emma’s first grade teacher until she went on maternity leave. Emma absolutely loves her, loooooooooves her, so I knew she was going to be super sweet. What I

Meet Kate – calgary newborn photography

Remember this belly? The most gorgeous, squishy, darling little girl came out of there and into the world right before Christmas. I know that Shelley was probably disappointed that she didn’t get a sneak peek before I left for my vacation, but I tricked her and scheduled this teaser to post

I Love This Age! – calgary baby photographer

This was my third session with this family this year, and I love them soooooo much. They even gave me Buttercream Bake Shoppe cupcakes to take home with me! (Note to clients – this is not a plea for baked goods. Actually, maybe it is.) I loved seeing little Izzy now that she’s getting

Boys – calgary child photography

Having two girls, the only experience I have with boys is during sessions. I have to say that I am constantly surprised at just how much MORE energy boys have than girls. These two were no exception, we had such a great time running around Sandy Beach (which isn’t at all sandy, wonder why

Emergency casting call! – calgary newborn photographer

Unfortunately we had to cancel the newborn video shoot this weekend because of the terrible snow. (I couldn’t get my vehicle out of my cul-de-sac) and the baby model we were using is already two weeks old, which is older than I need for the video. I know, it’s terrible to discrimate for

Giving is Awesome – 2008

A wonderful client of mine nominated her friend Tanya for last year’s Giving is Awesome giveaway. Her letter to me was so heartfelt and full of love that it made me really want to meet Tanya and her children. With such busy schedules for everyone, it didn’t get to happen until last

Giving is Awesome!

You know someone. You know someone who’s experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can’t afford custom photography, but who

Oh, Those Eyelashes! – calgary newborn photographer

I first met Farah when I was at Melonheads in Beacon Hill getting the girls’ hair cut. She and her husband own the Calgary location of this amazing children’s hair salon. We got to chatting and it was with great pleasure that I was invited to their home to photograph their sweet little

Eye Smiles – calgary children’s photographer

If you watch America’s Top Model, you will always hear Tyra talking about “smiling with your eyes”. It’s an important skill for a model to have and these kids have mad “smizing” skillz! LOL I loved meeting this loving brother/sister duo. They were SO sweet to