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It's My Birthday!

October 12, 2011

**WINNERS** Congratulations to Becky, Robyn, and Robin for winning a spot in the Sweet Shots Workshop next year! Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes and for participating in my little contest. Rouge was excellent, totally lived up to my expectations. Of course next year I’m going to have such a hard time picking a place to go as you’ve all given me too many amazing options! Thanks again 🙂
Today is my birthday, my 32nd birthday to be exact, and I have so much to be thankful for. I know some people don’t like getting older but I look at it as a privilege to be here another year. It’s been a wonderful year for me, the best part being welcoming Hugh into our family. I have also had the pleasure of meeting so many amazing families this year. I love my job and I love all of you that support me, thank you SO much! I wanted to show my gratitude by giving away a few things and giving some discounts!!
Let’s begin with the Sweet Shots Workshops…I am going to give away 3 spots to my workshops. Dates aren’t announced yet but they will be held in the New Year Jan/Feb. This isn’t only for first-timers either. I will be adding an advanced class so if you’ve already been to my workshop you can still enter! My husband Kevin is taking me to Rouge tonight for dinner…I cannot wait. I’ve wanted to go there for so long (although last night he was telling me it is haunted which makes me a little apprehensive!). To enter to win one of three free spots to my Sweet Shots Workshop leave a comment below and tell me where in Calgary is your favourite place to celebrate your birthday? Share this post on your Facebook page and get an extra entry! (Let me know in the comments you have shared)*Please only 1 entry per household. I will randomly draw 3 winners and announce them tomorrow morning.
Now for discounts…
Today ONLY you can purchase $50 gift certificates for $32! You may purchase up to 5 and only 5 may be used towards one family’s session. What can you use the gift certificates for? You can put them towards your session fee or you can use them towards products to purchase. *The cards are valid beginning in 2012. They may be used to pay for your session fee or towards products, they cannot be used to purchase spots in a Sweet Shots Workshop
To purchase the gift certificates please click here.
Thanks everyone!

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  1. Jenn says:

    By far my favorite place to celebrate my birthday is Redwater Grille. Happy Birthday Virginia, have a great night out!! (and of course I’ll share this on my facebook page)

  2. Alison R says:

    I love going to Capo in Inglewood. Lovely atmosphere. Rouge is awesome as well though. Have a very happy birthday Virginia!

  3. Becky says:

    Happy Birthday Virginia!! Loved this post and I am so very jealous that you are going to Rouge tonight, you must let me know how it is. This year, we celebrated my 32nd birthday at Jacqueline Suzanne’s Bistro which was all thanks to you and it was fantastic and I loved the food, the decor and the atmosphere. Have fun tonight and now I am off to share this…..

  4. Melanie says:

    Nothing beats a yummy birthday brunch – Diner Delux is one of my favorites. you do great work Virginia!

  5. Yvonne says:

    Happy Birthday!
    Nearly every birthday for the last 5 years, we have celebrated by going to Salt & Pepper in Bowness – if we’re blessed with good weather, we ask for a table outside and get a pitcher of margaritas (virgin for me last couple of years!) 😉
    This year, I got the proofs/link for the photos you took of my family – it was a FANTASTIC birthday gift and you didn’t even know!!
    Hope your 32nd year is great & yes – I will share this link on my FB page!

  6. Kelsey says:

    Happy birthday doll! Enjoy your night out with your hubby. Favorite spot to celebrate my birthday…. I would have to say The River Cafe with a Pimms cup or a weekend getaway at Emerald Lake Lodge 🙂

  7. Janet Pliszka says:

    HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY you young chickie!!!! Hope you have a most wonderful day!!!

  8. Robyn says:

    Happy Birthday Virginia! I think Sushi Hiro on 5th Ave is awesome and there is a secret menu that they let you in on for your birthday. Sooo yummy. Enjoy your special day!!!

  9. Sarah says:

    I love the River Cafe for special occassions, especially when its a little colder and you can snuggle up by the fire place!
    Happy birthday!

  10. Karen R says:

    Mercato – hands down. Been there for the last 3 years on my bday…:) Have a wonderful day! (I’ve shared on my FB page too!)

  11. Robin Williams says:

    My favorite place to have my birthday dinner is at Cilantro. Great food and great staff. Happy birthday.

  12. Debby says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday! One of my fav’s is Notable
    in Bowness! Great food & atmosphere:) Will share:)

  13. Leanne J says:

    a great place for a birthday dinner is at the Heartland Cafe in Okotoks. It a 15 min drive from Calgary but the food is great and the wine is even better!! have dinner on the balcony for a more private birthday feast!

  14. Cindy says:

    Happy Birthday!
    I like to celebrate my birthday with a bbq picnic in Bowness Park!
    Enjoy your night out!

  15. Heather Lai says:

    My favourite place to celebrate my birthday is Sushi Hiro!! 🙂 Happy Birthday Virginia! You are a baby compared to me! 🙂

  16. Heather Lai says:

    just shared on FB! 🙂

  17. elena says:

    I love going to Olives in Victoria Park… very trendy and amazing homemade gelato. Have an amazing birthday Virginia!

  18. Jill says:

    Happy birthday!!!! I saw your note on Debby’s Facebook page!!! My favorite place to celebrate is at my sister Karen’s house! 🙂 your photography is so great – you’re very talented! Here’s to 32 more fabulous years!

  19. Amanda Burdick says:

    Happy Birthday to the sweetest and most fantastic photographer. I recommend the Chef’s table at the Riverside in… it is delicious and they will alter any dish to your custom order. Even if I do not win I would love to take your course in the new year!!

  20. Cari Vaughan says:

    I love Q Haute, not sure I’ve ever actually celebrated my birthday there but have been there for other special occasions. Let me know how Rouge is, I’ve also have wanted to go there for a long time!

  21. Diana Robete says:

    Happy Birthday to you! My favorite place is at the Delta in Kananaskis, for brunch…yummy!

  22. Mina Khan-Lee says:

    Happy birthday Virginia! Not sure what my favourite restaurant is lately as it’s been awhile since we’ve been out since the little man arrived last year, but I do enjoy Rush! I’m sharing this on facebook as well 🙂

  23. Lisa McGregor says:

    Happy Birthday Vee!! Sounds like you had an amazing dinner at Rouge. Pacini’s is pretty yummy plus they have a self serve bread bar…yum yum!
    I also have shared on facebook.

  24. Janita says:

    Happy birthday Virginia! Hope you had a great day. My favorite place is probably the River Cafe. Although I haven’t made it there in a long time!

  25. Sharon Lam says:

    Happy Birthday Virginia! My husband took me to Rouge for my birthday dinner last year. It has great service and excellent food. Enjoy your special day. BTW, my favourite place to celebrate my birthday dinner is Alloy.

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