Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The NEW Blog!

Come and see the brand NEW Fresh Sugar blog -! I'm so excited to unveil it today, it's been a work-in-progress since January.
I'll be adding some more features in the next few weeks, including an information page for other photographers.
I'd love to hear what you think.

So there's lots of stuff that needs to be talked about today, so I will get right down to it.
Firstly, we have the WINNERS of the Family-A-Fair give-away.
Congratulations to marguerite p and natalie barre!
Please email me right away so we can get you your tickets!

Now onto the NEW CONTEST! I've been hyping up this prize, and there's a reason. It's 2 floor seats to the WIGGLES concert on April 16th here in Calgary! That's right, you and your favorite child (lol) will be sitting in the 9th row to watch Murray, Anthony, Jeff and the new guy eat their fruit salad and drive around in their big red car. I jest, it's actually a really fun concert, we went last time they were here and had a blast. Plus, Anthony is pretty darn cute.

Now onto the contest itself. Hidden somewhere on the website is the secret word. You'll know it when you see it too, so don't worry about it being too hidden. Just search,
find the secret word and email it to me at
The winner will be chosen by a random draw from all the entries recieved and announced on April 9th! Good luck!

So that's it for now, I am still getting ready for the Family-A-Fair this weekend, please come on down and say hi!


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hot . . .

There's a country song by Trace Adkins that kept coming to mind while I was editing these images. I'll let you guys figure out which one. (No, it's not Honky Tonk Badankadonk - LOL)
This mom-to-be was absolutely stunning! It was a quick and easy maternity session a few weeks ago, and I'm really excited to come back for the newborn session very soon!

Today is the last day to enter for a pair of tickets to the Family-A-Fair. I've received some email entries as well, which will be added into the random draw. Winners will be announced tomorrow ON THE NEW BLOG!

I'm so excited, it's finally done! Tomorrow is a BIG, HUGE day - Blog launch, my birthday, contest winners and a NEW contest that you don't want to miss. Trust me, the prize is so good I want to keep it for myself!

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, March 30, 2008


I have throw a big thanks out to all of you who were so patient with me this last week as I recovered from this brutal flu.
I'm finally feeling better, and things are getting back to normal around here.
I have tons of client shots to share this week, and will finally be releasing the new BLOG! It's in the finishing touches right now, and as soon as I get a few things tweaked - it'll be unveiled! I'm really excited.

Speaking of excited, I've got the Family-A-Fair (formerly the Mom & Tots Fair) coming up this week - April 4th and 5th.
I have a booth down there, and will be doing a very rare sale. Gift Certificates will be worth DOUBLE your money when purchased that weekend only. Buy a gift certificate for $250 and get one for $500! It's an amazing deal, so come on down and say hi! Cash and cheques only.

I've got 2 sets of 2 tickets to the Family-A-Fair to give away on the blog this week, so make sure you comment (you can just leave your name or email) on THIS post, and you'll be entered in the random draw for a pair of tickets. Winners will be announced on Wednesday (which also happens to be my birthday, whoo hoo)!

Monday, March 24, 2008

I've got the flu.

I just wanted to let everyone know that it's going to be a couple more days until I can get back to your emails from the last week.
Almost immediately after returning home from Las Vegas I was hit by the flu in a BIG way, I've been completely knocked by this thing. As soon as everything stops hurting, I'll be back to work. Thanks for your patience. :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Vegas. Baby.

So this is my last baby to share before I leave for Vegas on Wednesday! This little cutie was SO darn good, she slept through almost the entire session. I don't know how Mom & Dad do it though, they just moved into a new home right before she came - THEN got the flu! Super-parents for sure. :)

So Wednesday morning I leave to Las Vegas for WPPI, a photography convention and tradeshow. I'm going early to take a workshop with the awesomely talented Chris Lalonde from Photolux Studio. His fashion stuff rocks my world, and I'm so excited to learn from him. I also have a personal 90 minute mentoring session with Stephen and Jen Bebb from Bebb Studios.

It's going to be talent everywhere down there - I'm heading down with my bestest pals: Danna Bowes, Alicia Price and Deanna Hall. I get to meet some super skilled photogs that I've only ever chatted with online - like Joyce Smith and Susan Braswell. My only sad point is my fab friend Jinky who was all the way over from Australia to teach some workshops was missing home and is now back down under. Now who will I play roulette with and laugh hysterically over 5am breakfasts with this year?
Dawn Roberts, that's who!

I'm also excited to be taking a boudoir workshop while I'm down there, so I will be looking for guinea pigs, er, models, to photograph when I get back!

So an action-packed two weeks for sure, but I'll be missing my little Fresh Sugar newborns while I'm down in Sin City. Ok, maybe not missing . . . but I look forward to seeing them when I get back!
Oh, and I won't get a chance to unveil it before I leave - so watch for the NEW blog when I get back, as well as some new website coolness. :)

Friday, March 07, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things

I wanted to tell you all about the great time I had last night - I went to Flames Central for a fundraiser put on by The Flames Better Halves. It was raising money for the Flames Foundation of Life with funds directed to Rotary/Flames House, Alberta’s first free-standing pediatric hospice.
It was an amazing event, first class all the way. Wine was flowing, the Better Halves did a fab job of modeling on the catwalk, and my favorite part was bidding on the incredible baskets put together by the Flames and their wives. The baskets were filled with their "favorite things" and included things like lululemon gift certificates (the Aucoin basket), Royal Kona coffee (the Langkow basket), Gladiator on DVD (the Tanguay basket) and an iPod touch (the Kiprusoff basket).
But my very favorite basket was made by Susan and Stephane Yelle - I loved it so much I had to bid 3 times in the silent auction to finally win it. It was so packed with awesomeness that I had to go and pull my car around front - I could barely carry it out the front door! It had great treats like Lush gift certificates, Jo Malone bath oil, Williams Sonoma cupcake mix (my fave), Planet Earth DVDs and lots lots more. My husband was happy to see something for him - Anthony shave gel and facial mosturizer.
I had a wonderful time meeting lots of really cool women, eating delicious food and tasting a few glasses of different wines. (The Pinot Grigot was my favorite). But I think the best part was seeing my gift certificate from Fresh Sugar Photography being given away as a door prize and hearing the women behind me groan in disappointment when their numbers weren't called.
It was such a neat idea, and I can't wait for next year's - which I am sure will be bigger and better (if that's even possible!)
It got me thinking about what I would put in my own "favorite things" basket.

It would definitely include some Philosophy bath products (Sugar Cookie is the BEST), maybe a Tassimo machine (Chai tea is so delish, but only available in the US right now), a gift certificate to Holt for a pair of Miu Miu pumps, and some Bare Escentuals makeup and brushes (the soft focus blush brush is DIVINE!).

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Long time no see!

I've been a major slacker in the blog dept. lately. I've been super busy trying to get a whole gaggle of newborn galleries up. It's baby season in Calgary! This little sweetie lives in one of my favorite places, beautiful Canmore, AB. I love driving out there (when the roads are good, lol) it's a really peaceful drive. Just me, my iPod and my speed sometimes a wee bit above the limit. Haha!
I had a very, very easy time at this session - baby wanted to sleep, and sleep she did!

I've got some new stuff to unveil this week about the website, I'm excited to show and tell. Also, I have a super, fab, awesome contest coming up with a prize so cool and amazing that I want to keep it for myself. How's THAT for hype?