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you guys, it’s finally here.

after an amazing eight years photographing hundreds of weddings and families as pink sugar photography, it’s time i step out from behind the brand and just be me.

i’m so excited to introduce my new branding, my new website, and myself. (hi! i’m andrea.) same person, same crazy love of photography, but now you can find everything i love all in one place — my portfolio, tons of new content, my blog for client sessions and my personal blog featuring daily-ish photographs of my little family, our adventures, and our favourite things. grab a drink, get comfortable and take a peek around; there’s so much to see!

giant thanks to nikki and shannon of gimme that it for pushing me out of my comfort zone, making my vision a reality (and even better than i ever could have imagined it), and putting up with my type a/nit picky/indecisive/need to be in control at all times tendencies. you made the process so fun and i couldn’t be happier with the final result.

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the sale

from now until sunday, march 22 at 11:59pm, when you mention this blog post in your inquiry, you can save:

  • $150 when you prepurchase the digital files for any 2015 lifestyle session,
  • $250 on partial day wedding coverage for 2015 weddings, and
  • $500 on any full day 2015 wedding booking.

the giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(i wish you all could win.)

thank you so much to all of you who have supported me, followed along with my work and family, and trusted me with your beautiful weddings and amazing families over the past eight years; i am so excited to share this new chapter with you.

the pink sugar family has officially grown by one ๐Ÿ™‚

so so so happy to introduce you to cole henry hanki.

eight pounds and four ounces of pure awesome, born early yesterday morning.

more info on my maternity leave, and plenty more photos to come soon.

in the meantime, a quick iphone snap of cole around ten hours new.

we are so very in love.


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i have a number of posts lined up from earlier in the season, so please enjoy those for the next little while as we spend some time together as a family ๐Ÿ™‚ xox, andrea.

after one hundred and seven unique entries (i seriously loved reading every single one!) and a total of two hundred fifty one entries when all the extras were totalled up, the contest winner is the writer of the following comment (#36)*:

Aww, what a great little contest, Andrea. I have many treasured family memories
from you and I am crazy overdue for a beautiful pink sugar session! My immediate family is
teeny tiny, just us two… or can I count my fav Teddy, Hughbert? Would looove for you to
capture our new and upcoming memories!

congratulations christine. i’m so excited to get to work with your family again! please contact me within the next three days (before bedtime on may 7th) to arrange your session.

thank you sooo much to everybody else who entered — it really was a privilege to get a little peek into your lives and what makes each of your families special. i’m looking so forward to working with many of you in the coming months and hopefully even more of you next season!! xox.


that out of the way, onto april ๐Ÿ™‚

i know this post is a few days late, but i’m in a wee bit of denial that it is already may! this past month we had five (!) sets of out of town visitors stay with us and the time passed way too quickly. on top of that, now that the snow has (finally!!) melted, i’ve been shooting tons again, which has been awesome, but again, has helped the time fly by.

we had a lovely, but rather uneventful easter long weekend. made a quick trip out to red deer for easter dinner with mark’s family, and otherwise stuck around home. i did a couple of quick crafts with miss li — did you know paper bag easter bunnies favourite foods are dry grass and people?! two year olds have the best imaginations, haha — but left the mantle alone this time. (i’ve had a few emails from people excited to see what i came up with, sorry to let you all down ๐Ÿ˜‰ i do plan on sprucing it up for the spring/summer season now that we are starting to see some green around here, so perhaps there will be another crafty/decorating post sometime soon. in the meantime, here’s lila with her easter bunny puppet and ears (made from pipecleaner and fabric scraps!).

we had our own family portraits taken this past weekend, and afterwards decided to try to get our monthly family photo for the blog. (yes, it was may 1st, so technically no longer april, but i’m hoping no one will hold that against me — as i keep saying, the month went so fast!). anyways, it turns out that the trick to getting lila interested in having her photo taken is using a tripod! she’s usually pretty disinterested in the camera (very likely a product of seeing it ever. single. day.) but absolutely loved getting to push the shutter and run back to mommy and daddy in time (or almost in time) for the photo. she even hugged the tripod at the end and exclaimed that she loved the camera. so funny!



i realize this has been a pretty sad excuse for a monthly post, but i promise to make up for it next month — today i have birthday cake waiting ๐Ÿ˜‰ may the fourth be with you. xox, andrea.


*comments were entered into a spreadsheet in chronological order, followed by facebook “likes” in chronological order, followed by facebook comments in chronological order, followed by two entries for each person who booked a session in the order their sessions were booked. i used a random number generator from to choose a number between 1 and 251. 36 was the winning number.

the snow has almost melted (again… and hopefully for the last time for at least a few months) — yay! in celebration of that lovely fact (but mostly just because i want to) i'm having a sale — double yay ๐Ÿ™‚



the sale

last fall i ended up having to turn away a whole bunch of awesome families because there just wasn't enough time to fit everyone in before the snow fell. so this year, i'm here to encourage you all to think ahead ๐Ÿ™‚ spring and summer are just as awesome as the fall for a photo session, and booking well in advance in the best way to guarantee yourself a spot in the 2011 pink sugar calendar. at this point, october is fully booked, there is one available session remaining in may, and only a couple left in july, so the season is filling up quite quickly.

I'm offering all clients who book between now and may 3rd, 2011 a $100 discount off of my creative fees.

this means that for $400 (instead of the regular $500), you'll get a custom photography session with pink sugar AND a $200 credit toward purchasing goodies after your session.

to get in on the deal, simply email me ( and mention this post!


the contest

the prize: one free maternity, newborn or family session to take place between may 1st and september 30th of this year.

to enter: easy ๐Ÿ™‚ just leave a comment below with one (or more) little facts about your family (ie. your youngest loves mudpies, you have six kids, your son's favourite food is sardines, daddy is a ballerina, anything goes!!). i love families, and one of the things i love most about photographing them is finding out the little bits and quirks that make each one unique. share a little or share a lot, but know that if you win, you'll be sharing much much more with me as i love getting to know my families as best i can!

for up to four additional entries after you've entered here:

– purchase a session (on sale) before may 4th for two additional entries. (any clients who already have a qualifying session booked between now and october will also receive these two additional entries if they enter the contest.)

– leave a comment on the pink sugar facebook page wall — you can say whatever you want, just be sure to say something :).

– "like" this blog post on the facebook page.


the fine print

the sale can not be combined with any other discount or offer.

qualifying sessions include maternity, newborn and family sessions for one immediate family.

prize winner must contact me within three days of being notified, or another name will be drawn.

prize covers creative fees only. prints, albums, digital files and other products will be available for purchase after the session.

prize has no cash value and expires if not redeemed prior to october 1, 2011.

if you win the contest and have already purchased a session, you will be refunded the creative fees.

contest and sale close may 3, 2011 at 9pm MDT.

contest winner will be announced on my birthday, may 4th!


best of luck! i'm excited to learn more about your families ๐Ÿ™‚ xox, andrea.

how we spent our morning.

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just popping in to say hi and to share a little pink sugar update! the blog is going to be fairly slow this month as we wait out the rest of the winter and i prepare for the busy portrait and wedding seasons (which will be underway very soon). i'm so excited to be working with a whole bunch of amazing clients this year and can't wait to share their photos with you all, so please hang tight while i'm working behind the scenes for the next few weeks.

i'm also going to be doing a fair bit of travelling over the spring and summer and am thinking about fitting a few sessions into my travel plans so if you live outside of the edmonton area and have been interested in booking a session, please let me know! i will be in victoria, penticton, prince george, calgary, canmore and drumheller for sure and am also considering a trip to vancouver and perhaps also heading somewhere in the states… the calendar (as you can imagine with all of that travel) is filling up pretty quickly this year, so whether you're located outside of edmonton or here at home, definitely get in touch soon if you'd like to book a session! i would absolutely love to work with you ๐Ÿ™‚

on another note, don't mind the bruises — this kiddo likes to play hard ๐Ÿ™‚ besides the banged up legs, there are usually a few scrapes here and there, and she's just getting over her second fat lip in as many months. it's a good thing she's tough!

hope you're having a wonderful weekend! xox, andrea