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It's about time we met.
If you're into the kind of photos that are less posed and more organic.
The kind that have you smiling from ear to ear.
That are simple, casual and no stress.
Then you're in the right place.
Looking for something in particular? Here's where to start:

Well Hey There!

FAMILY photography in CALGARY, AB

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Always dreaming up my family's next adventure - wanderlust is my middle name. My love of design. Reading, reading and more reading.
AND my secret shame - Real Housewives.

what I'm known for:

I've been so fortunate to photograph hundreds and hundreds of families since I began.
I absolutely love seeing the babies I photographed as newborns grow up before my lens.
Connecting with families and being able to give them the gift of timeless images has been my greatest pleasure. 

I have had the pleasure of photographing Calgary families for over 14 years.

MEET Virginia

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My approach to our session is simple. Number one I want you and your family to feel comfortable. This is the ONLY way we will get the photos you want. So that means there's no stressing allowed. I'll keep it fun, upbeat and casual. When we need breaks we take breaks. The less pressure everyone feels the better the outcome.

I'm all about simple.

what makes me different

Working with newborns and toddlers can be hard sometimes. Newsflash - they don't always do exactly what you want them to. And that's OKAY! I pride myself on being incredibly patient with all the children I work with.
I truly love playing with them, trying to make them laugh and giving them space when they need it.

I have endless patience.

what makes me different

I believe in taking your photos OFF the computer and placing them in your home. I believe photos are meant to be touched, shared and enjoyed everyday whether on your walls or in an album on your coffee table.

I believe in heirlooms.

what makes me different

those squishy cheeks, that newborn smell


those toothless smiles,
that knowing look


those little kicks,
that growing belly



my work

She has an eye for capturing the most real and beautiful moments with my daughter and I. She has been photographing our family for the past 5 years and each year I'm even more impressed than the last. I would recommend her 1000x over!

"Virginia is one of the most talented photographers I know."

Connie Desousa

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We have been fortunate enough to have Virginia capture our family on near 10 occasions over the span of over 6 years now. Truly can not put into words how grateful we are to have those moments in time captured in such a beautiful way as the kids grow much too fast and some family members are no longer with us. We are forever grateful for Virginia’s talent, kindness and patience exhibited each time. We love her relaxed authentic style and appreciate her great eye! Just amazing!

"The images captured by Virginia
are a treasure."

the Kolbuch family

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 Virginia was professional and prepared but most importantly she was kind. Having newborn twins, setting aside time for photos was not an easy task. Virginia was so incredibly patient as we took breaks to feed the babies, She made our older daughter feel special and through our chaos she was able to capture truly magical moments of our family. Thank you for your calm presence, for your compassion towards our family and for the photos we will forever treasure.

"We couldn't recommend Sweet Ginger enough."

the Grant family

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We absolutely love working with Virginia! She’s responsive, easy going, and has such a quick turnaround time! It is clear that she is experienced in what she does; she is efficient at shoots, knows exactly what to capture, and always makes everything turn out beautifully. Her work is amazing and we know we’ll cherish these photos forever. We look forward to working with her again for many years to come! Thanks Virginia :)

"She’s responsive, easy going, and has such a quick turnaround time!"

Amy & Thanh 

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Amazing in all ways possible! Booking directly on her website was so convenient - selecting a date for newborn photos once baby arrived made perfect sense rather than booking weeks in advance. We were blown away by the artistry & true personalities she captured our toddler during the newborn session. 

"Amazing in all ways possible!"

Shannon & Noel

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With three children taking photos is always a challenge for my family. There is always someone not looking, someone grumpy, or someone goofing around. There are a lot of people that can take a nice photo, but what has set Virginia apart to us is that she is able to catch all the magical little moments that occur during your session. Our photos somehow captured the personality of our kids and all the invaluable memories that comes with that.

"What has set Virginia apart to us is that she is able to catch all the magical little moments."

the Keating family

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We have had the pleasure of having Virginia photograph our growing family numerous times over the last 4 years. Each time she amazes me with her beautiful photos! She was SO amazing and patient with our toddler and newborn son. People always comment how amazing our family photos are - I tell them we just have the best photographer, who somehow can make someone 4 days postpartum look good!

"She was SO amazing and patient with our toddler and newborn."

Jenn & Marc

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We have been fortunate enough to work with Virginia on newborn photos with both of our children. Each time we were incredibly impressed with her patience and kindness as we took the photos and the end product was stunning. She definitely has a way with kids and our one and a half year old just adored her (and in turn our photos turned out great)! We look forward to having Virginia capture many more family moments to come and would highly recommend her.

"She definitely has a way with kids."

the Cameron family

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Help! I'm not photogenic at all!

Believe it or not this is very common for my clients to say to me. None of the people you see on my website are models. They're all everyday people. I have my tricks to make you look your best.



Can we do an at-home session even if our house is tiny/dark/messy?



Yes! If you have kids I expect your house will have some mess. Please don't worry about this, it doesn't faze me at all. If needed, I'll help you move furniture/clutter around as we go. I've photographed in hundreds of homes and I've never found one that didn't work. Every home has good light, some I just need to search for a bit more than others.


What if my kids don't cooperate?



This is probably one of the biggest worries of parents before a session. I get it! You've got high hopes and you just want everyone to be on their best behaviour. I have a lot of patience with kids. Whether they're shy, over-excited, you name it, I find the more easy-going I am the better the results. I'll never get frustrated. I love playing with kids and the goofier I am, the more relaxed they are with me.


Can my pet be part of the session?



You bet! They're a member of your family after all. Pets are welcome to join in!


Can I keep the images from my session private?



Absolutely. There is an optional Model Release Contract to sign but if you'd prefer to keep your images private you may request at that time.


Do you provide props for newborn sessions?



I recommend skipping props in order to focus on the connection between baby and parents. The baby will be placed in their crib, on your bed or in your arms but I don't use baskets or bowls or anything that you wouldn't naturally do at home.


What if it rains/snows?



I keep backup dates available in case of inclement weather.
There is no charge for rescheduling our session. Calgary weather is notoriously unpredictable so I typically wait until the day before to reschedule a session.

You've browsed the site, checked out my photos and you're liking my style. Do you think we might be a good fit? Yes? Okay good!

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Calgary, Alberta

I can't wait to hear from you!

Send me a quick note letting me know what type of session you're interested in and I'll get back to you within 1-2 business days.



Thank You!