Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Well, the holiday season has come and gone and 2007 is being rung out tonight. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made this year so wonderful for me: my clients, my blog readers, and my friends and family.
I'm excited to start 2008 with a bang, I'm starting a new year-long promo called Fresh Ideas. I'll be giving you the full scoop in the next couple of days!

This gorgeous little baby was one of the many Christmas presents that I was lucky to photograph this December. I had tons of fun at the session, it's fabulous when the parents are willing to try anything, and have some ideas of their own - which this shot was one of!

Happy New Year everyone! (don't forget an Advil and tons of water before bed tonight, lol)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas comes this time each year

Whew, what a hectic couple of days!
I managed to sneak out this morning for some Boxing Day shopping at Holt Renfrew, (Merry Christmas Brandy, Love Jimmy Choo) and now I'm back on the computer to proof some more sessions. I've been so crazy busy lately, I haven't blogged as much as I've wanted to, I have tons of sessions that I haven't shared here. Maybe my New Year's resolution will be to be a better blogger? ;)
I hope everyone had very, very Happy Holidays and you all got what you wished for. My girls cleaned up like bandits, but I really need to buy more for the baby and less for the 4 year old. A bit of a lopsided Christmas here due to Second Child Syndrome. (ie, she gets the shaft, lol)
I'm just going to quickly share a few from some recent sessions, and more in the next week as I try to catch my breath!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


This tiny little one is such a miracle to me. She's gone through so much in her short life and her parents completely amazed me with their strength and passion for their daughter and life itself. Thank you so much for inviting me into your home and making me part of this beautiful story.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The sweetest holiday gift

This new family has just welcomed home this little sunshine. One of the most peaceful newborns I've had the pleasure of meeting, she was just a total doll throughout the whole session. She was so patient with me, letting me play with some of my brand new and exciting newborn wraps. I'll be previewing more from different sessions this month, I'm excited to add this new look to my newborn photography. Congratulations again Mom and Dad, and enjoy your first holiday season as a family.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Holiday Deadline is this week!

To get your prints in time for the holidays, I need all orders placed by 12:00pm on Thursday, December 13th.
Anything ordered after that time will be available after January 1st.
This is a great opportunity to do some easy Christmas shopping.

Another cool thing I keep forgetting to mention, Calgary's Child is having their annual Parent's Choice Awards. You can win a weekend for your family at the fabulous Sheraton Eau Claire. (Or have a night away from the kids, which is what I would pick today, lol)
You can vote HERE for your favorite local businesses.

Friday, December 07, 2007

I met this wonderful new family last month, and as what usually happens at my newborn sessions, the baby didn't want to sleep.
Of course parents are usually mystified, because baby ALWAYS sleeps. Except when I come over. LOL!
I'm cool with it when babies don't sleep, I love to see their gorgeous newborn eyes, and I know if we all have a little patience, that baby will get sleepy and we can get those scrunchy shots that we all love.
Now, it's easy for me to say, because having patience usually involves mom nursing baby, while I sit and chat and drink coffee and socialize. Fun job, right? ;)

Having patience does work though, because even though most of my clients feel worried that it's only their baby that is awake and/or crying, I'm here to reassure you that it happens. A lot! :)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Pregnancy never looked so good!

I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous mom-to-be a couple of weeks ago.
We had rescheduled the session due to snowy weather, and I'm so glad we did!
We had the beautiful backdrop of Eau Claire and while it was chilly, it was nothing like a normal November afternoon.
One of the best parts of this shoot was that mom-to-be was so stylish, she had a TON of awesome maternity clothes that I got to pick for the photos. I totally want to raid her closet if I ever get pregnant again.
Thanks for a great day you two, I had a blast.