The big 4-0 |Calgary Photographer06.10.10

My husband turns 40 next month. I probably would not typically blog about it and I definitely would not if I thought that it bothered him. But I know it doesn’t and since I tweeted about the engineer’s dream of a gift with “some assembly required”, I figured I would at least follow up with a picture. One day I will join the rest of the world and get an iPhone and be able to easily share on the fly (but being the practical girl I am, I will be waiting until the contract of my bb is complete;).

So the story behind the gift…we have never really been “gift” people. Probably goes along with the fact that we are both fairly practical but also minimalist. This is a little different though, when you hit a big milestone there feels like there is a bit of an expectation. So I have been soliciting his friends and golf buddies to see if there was a club that he needed. Well, it seems that there has been a “need” for them some time in the past as he has all of them. So I was at a bit of a loss…and mentioned it one day. He answers rather quickly with “there is the bike I have been looking at and it is on sale right now”. Sweet! Shopping done! So the friendly neighbourhood UPS guy arrives last Friday with the gift a month early and I, fortunately, had a GNO planned so that I did not have to be part of the assembly process;) So here is the new cruiser…not the motorized kind that he would really like but the family friendly, get some exercise kind. Don’t ask me anything else about it because despite being shown the website and video and hearing about it for a week or so, I still can’t tell you anything about it or why he needed it?!? Happy Birthday Honey…I know you love it. I just may have to find a beanie helmet because the mountain biking one looks goofy – ah, Father’s Day!

There is no doubt that it will be well used as we are out biking as a family every opportunity we have…here is everyone else geared up. All I ever see is my son’s dust so thought that this was fitting.

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Twin boys | Calgary Family Photographer06.08.10

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I get the opportunity to update this family’s pictures each year and this year we decided to get outside for a little adventure. We headed off to one of the local wooded areas. It was a blast. It is neat to see the differences in the boys’ personalities. One of them a little more daring as he would step close to the edge of the river and the other one would stay a safe distance (he was also the one to look back and make sure that I was following). K and J, it was great to see you again! A few more to come;)

calgary family photographer2calgary family photographer2aThe boys realized that they were making the shadows dance and boy can these guys get down!

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A classic brotherly head lock!

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Food and Willpower |Calgary Photographer06.03.10

Barb of Love2Eat recently posted a segment from my social series last year where she was speaking about food – whole foods in particular. This segment was on our relationship (specific to women) with food and the term willpower. Click here and you will be redirected to the video on YouTube.

I think that Barb is fantastic. Her focus on eating to nourish and energize our bodies is something that I feel is extremely important. Although food and healthy food has always been extremely important to me it is even more important as I put food on the table for my family (approximately 6 times a day). I want my children to go to school with as much energy as they can to learn but I also need to be able to do this efficiently. Barb’s classes have offered a lot of solutions for my family (and I tweet about the yummy things that we are eating a lot…the recipes are typically from Barb).

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New art | Calgary Baby Photographer05.20.10

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So in the midst of changing my logo out, I had to change out one of the large art pieces that I had in the entrance to the studio. Since it was a large piece of canvas, I thought about having the logo trimmed off and having it re-wrapped but I also thought that it would be a great memory to keep and it would allow me to start to fill the walls in my own house;) I also decided not to because as I was working with a new vendor for the display for Cherry Four, I fell in love with a sample they had. So I had this 30×40 mounted on a rounded piece of steel. STUNNING! Last year a few client were asking for something new and different and this fits this criteria well. I have a few more things in the works and will share as I get them completed.
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The beginning of another year in photos | Calgary Maternity Photographer05.17.10

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I am just beginning the second Watch Me Grow package with this family’s maternity session.  They have been featured on my blog many times and are presented on a few pieces of art in the studio.  Their love for each other shines through in every photo and I LOVE working with them.  I am so excited to see Miss L as a big sister and just as dad is…I am very excited to see the tattoo that will come with the new little one!  I am going to post more from this session because we did some studio lighting ones and natural light.  Natural light ones will be posted tomorrow…I thought it might be overwhelming all in one post and I am still working through them;)

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