Thursday, July 21, 2011


I finally have a new blog!! I only be posting to that blog so please update your feeds and follow me here

See you on the other side!


Friday, June 24, 2011

Thurday Thoughts on Friday

Oops, I'm a day late in blogging, sorry! I have a bit of a personal blog for you today, Yay!!

I have been a bit caught up in working in the yard with Mark. As you know in Calgary you never know what the weather is going to do so when you wake up in the morning and the sun is shining you have to take advantage of that.

If you know me at all you know that I do not have a green thumb at all!! I love flowers and having a beautiful yard but I am just hopeless in keeping it up. Either way Mark and I decided to clean up our front yard a bit this year. We have added stone around our front tree with some little flowers and then again around our front bay window. Adding stone isn't as easy as you would think it to be. Lego has led us on, thinking that building something simple is as easy as snapping it in to the large green plate. Thankfully I have an awesome husband who takes the time to do the job right! And now we have a great looking front yard that we are both proud of.
It is so exciting to me watching these flowers grow, I almost feel like a proud mama. Who knows if everything flourish's this year maybe next year I will attempt a vegetable garden :)

These photos were taken with my little point and shoot, nothing fancy.


Jergnome finally has a home!!!! I have had this gnome now for about a year and a half and he has spent that time at the back door looking out longingly. Well Jergnome you are finally happy in your dirt! :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Trista Prenatal Photos

Meet Trista, Jason and Riley! They are expecting baby girl number 2 in about a week or so and Trista looks amazing! I can hardly wait to meet this little girl but in the mean time enjoy some of my favorites from their prenatal session!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday Thoughts - Perfect Family Photo

As I sat last night and watched Boston win the most coveted trophy I realized that the photo that gets taken right there on the ice is a moment that they will never forget. Now I'm not going to compare how winning the Stanley Cup and Weddings are similar (as they are not) but when they all gathered to get their team photo taken with the cup at center ice I thought to myself that that is the perfect family photo. I heard numerous interviews with the players talking about how their team is like a family. They have such a long season and then to go through 4  rounds of playoffs all 7 games, they have a bond that could never be broken. For those of you who know me, know that I did tear up during the celebration last night. I am a tried and true Flames fan but I was pretty happy when Boston won! Literally blood, sweat and tears go into winning that cup and when the player skates to center ice with Lord Stanley to initiate the photo, it is like a dog pile. They are pretty much right on top of each other and all smiles. Though they might be toothless smiles covered by a giant playoff beard, it is an awesome photo! Do you think that if I brought the cup to my next wedding while doing family photos that the reaction would be the same?? :) Everyone so close and a smile from ear to ear. Somehow I don't think it would have the same effect unless it was a hockey family.

Congrats Boston!! 39 years in the waiting! Calgary will be next year!! :)

As I can't blog without photos, I have added some of the pictures I'm talking about from previous years so you can see what I'm talking about.

Boston 2011

Chicago 2010

And because I couldn't post without a photo of Calgary 1989

Enjoy every moment of your glory Bruins and I hope that all those riots in Vancouver don't overshadow your celebration!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Leo 2 years old

Leo is now 2 years old and I can't believe where the time has gone! I know that I have said this probably about 100 times but I absolutely LOVE photographing families throughout the years. Documenting their growth and especially giving them memories for a lifetime. The Gillan family is like my own now and I'm so thankful that they ask me to come over every year to take photos!

Although the weather wasn't the nicest this day we still made the best of it and found a few puddles and played in the park for a bit. Here are a few of my favorite memories from the day:

I think that swing shots might just be my favorite!! This one is my fav from the day!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Nate & Lisle Married!

It has finally come!!!! Nate and Lisle are married! My first Wedding of the 2011 season and I couldn't have asked for a better couple, day or event! Like I mentioned before Nate and I go way back to our high school days and I couldn't be happier for him! He has found a perfect girl to spend the rest of his life with! I'm so excited for them both to start this very exciting journey! Looking through all my photos I still get choked up, yes I did, I cried at the ceremony. The nice thing about being the photographer is you can hide behind your camera and no one will ever know!! :) Probably one of my absolute favorite moments is when  the groom see's his bride for the first time, weather it be walking down the aisle or as a first look. Emotions are on high and they are pretty much worn on your sleeve. Here are a few of my favorites to tell the story of the day!

 This shot of Nathan was taken by my awesome second shooter Jonny, who is now in Prague!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Meet Mike and Paulina!

I can hardly wait for Mike and Paulina's Wedding! I feel like I have known this couple for years but in reality we only meet a few months ago. They are both so much fun and so much in love, what more could a photographer ask for?! I just love how their photos turned out and thankfully there are still some really generous people in Calgary! A neighbor of Mike and Paulina's said that it would be no problem if we used his truck for some of the photos. Have a peek below to see some of my favorites from this session!

On a side note I will be updating my blog very soon. This is so long overdue and thanks to a very close friend who told me to get on it, this next month I will be working on upgrading this blog. Please watch for a new blog coming soon!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Kathryn - Glamor

So I'm kicking off  the long weekend with an absolutely stunning girl. You may recognize Kathryn from a previous session that we did in Drumheller about a year ago. Kathryn just had a birthday and finished yet another 30 day hot yoga challenge. What better way to celebrate than to get some glamor shots done. This particular afternoon there were 4 of us hanging out in a really close friends condo, the 4 of us play basketball together so you can only imagine how much fun we all had!

"You have made me feel more beautiful that I have thought possible!"

 Kathryn you are beautiful!! I'm just glad that I was able to make you see it through your own eyes.

My friend and business partner Catherine did the hair and make-up for the day and did an outstanding job! If you are interested in booking one of these sessions or have any questions please send me an e-mail I would love to hear from you!