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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

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

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

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

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

FOUNDATION!

This post is going to be boring to almost everyone except me, lol! We have foundation! It’s a big step in the home building process and very exciting! The next big thing will be framing, that will really be exciting as then the house really takes shape! We are almost finished our selections

Brother and Sister

I just love photographing these two year after year! Not only are they absolutely adorable but they are just amazing kids. So sweet and smart and full of love!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH!

Today was Josh’s 35th birthday (LUCKY) and when asked what he wanted for his birthday dinner, he had ONE answer – MEATLOAF. His mom always makes him meatloaf on his birthday, and it was kind of a daunting task to take on. Inspiration struck though, when I was looking at meatloaf recipes

Coming Soon!

So this post is REALLY late in coming, but after seeing so many surprised faces at the mini sessions, I realized that not everyone knows the BIG news! We surprised the girls with these SO AMAZING AND DELICIOUS cakes from Sugar Shack Cakes & Pastries. I’ve mentioned them before but please

10 on 10 – Sprinkler Fun in Calgary

I’ve had to skip a couple of the 10 on 10 blog circles this year because of a super busy summer. I’m back at it now, with a few fun images I took in August – remember before Calgary was blanketed in snow? With the warmer temperatures this week, I’m hoping this wasn’t

Just One – Calgary Newborn Photography

Just one quick peek of this super happy little man!

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.

10 on 10 – Mother’s Day

We went to visit my grandma in her care facility last weekend for Mother’s Day. It was actually a really fun time, lots of laughs and both my grandma and the other residents love when children come to visit. They get a LOT of attention. I’m so very lucky that I get to spend an afternoon

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! – Gift Certificate Special

Exciting news! In honour of Mother’s Day, for just two days only, gift certificates are HALF PRICE! $500 for only $250! If you are looking for that perfect last-minute present for the best mom you know – these are the perfect solution! Beautiful printed gift certificates are available

10 on 10 – Her First Date

I just cannot believe this day has come. Emma will be 11 next week, and she was asked on her first date by the sweetest boy. She’s known him since the second grade and he’s always just been the kindest, coolest, most respectful boy. I don’t know if I would have said she could go

April Photo A Day Challenge

Back in 2010 I started doing a 365 project, taking a photo a day for an entire year. I was so proud when I completed it, and tried to keep up with it a few times since then but never seemed to stick with it. So I thought I would start one here on the blog, giving myself (and you!) a theme for each

Two Normal Girls go to Sundance

A couple of weeks ago, I met my best traveling partner (amazing senior photographer Jess VanLue) in Salt Lake City to travel up to Park City, home of the Sundance Film Festival. We got the idea for this trip sitting in a cafe in Paris (seriously, whose life is this?) last April. We wanted to choose

Dream

I’ve been seeing a lot about choosing a word for 2014. Something to inspire you, something to motivate you, something to anchor you. I’ve decided to try this approach and easily chose DREAM for my word. Maybe I should have chosen PLAN, or FOLLOW-THROUGH, because those are definitely

Clarity

I’m home from the most amazing trip and I’m full of energy and more importantly, clarity. Much to blog about, and soon!

Paris

Oh Paris. It’s taken me a long time to sum up my feelings on this amazing city. It was a whirlwind six days, walking, taking the metro, eating cheese, drinking champagne. Laughing so hard it hurt, crying over my Bordeaux because I like to get emotional when I drink, lol. Talking about

Cohen – Calgary newborn photography

I smiled while editing every single one of Cohen’s photographs. He is such an expressive baby, and I don’t know if I’ve ever photographed a newborn with so much eye contact! He is such a sweet little peanut.

Watercolor

Ack! I have so many blog posts kicking around in the brain. Lots of photos from Paris, client sessions and just things that I’m working on! My friend Laurel and I started a watercolor course a couple of weeks ago and I am having so much fun. I’ve actually never considered myself artsy,

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

I’m going to PARIS! PARIS, FRANCE!

I had to say France because as seen by the above, the closest to Paris I’ve ever been is the hotel in Las Vegas with my friend Reese. I’m going with my lady-wife Jess VanLue who is a soul-mate kind of friend and one of the best traveling companions I know. We’re leaving in one

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

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

digital files

I have to say that I’ve been crazy excited to unveil the latest update to my packaging. Those who order digital files this year are going to get a treat! A high quality, gorgeous and completely custom USB drive loaded with photos! All housed in an adorable wooden box. These things are so

I love me a good color palette.

As I attempted to get some last-minute orders placed this morning, I found myself sucked into something online that I could NOT get enough of. It’s a free Color Palette Generator from bighugelabs.com and it is completely awesome. Imagine being able to take ANY photo of ANY thing and then get

Holy Cow, I Made This! – Peppermint Pretzel Bites

Last week I had some chocolate coated pretzels with candy canes on them and it was pretty much the best thing ever. I thought I may be able to recreate such a thing, and I did! Easily and tastily! First, I melted some Wilton Candy Melts in my Wilton Chocolate Pro melter. I am BIG on making things

I’m Getting Crafty!

I feel like every second post is Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest. But I can’t help it. I love that site so much, I try to put it out in the universe every day that I should somehow be working for them. Until then however, it’s making me a much happier, craftier person. A better mom. I

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

Nominated for a Calgary’s Choice Award! – Calgary Photographer

I’m so, so, so very pleased and honored to announce that Fresh Sugar Photography has been nominated for a 2012 Calgary Choice Award under the category of BEST INDEPENDENTLY OWNED BUSINESS. It really means so much that someone took the time out to nominate me, and it would mean the world if

Fall Family – Calgary Family Photography

This post is featured on Fresh Sugar’s Best of Calgary Family Photography page!