Category archives: Maternity & Newborn

Michael + EvaPrince's Island Park Maternity Photography Session in Calgary, AB

As a family photographer, you see potential in every kind of weather! The smoky skies gave a red, sunset-kind-of glow to this photo session at Calgary’s Prince’s Island Park. It was also 3o degrees out and anyone who has been pregnant knows you are already experiencing life way warmer than is comfortable on a fall day. Even still, this beautiful lady rocked her 37 week maternity session with style!

I love seeing women live life to the fullest as they endure the anticipation of meeting the little one they have been nurturing and caring for over so many months. How you might ask? Attending every doctors appointment. Adjusting your diet. Remembering to take vitamins. Giving up favorite activities where a bad fall is just not worth it. Adjusting travel plans. Eating as best as you possibly can. Preparing your home. Scanning sales for all the baby items you might need. Researching and reading. The list goes on. As far as I am concerned, you are a parent way before your baby is born and I think these two are going to do an incredible job. I am so excited to be their newborn photographer as well and capture their little girl when she arrives. Until then, we get to treasure the journey of pregnancy which isn’t over yet!

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CaliaIn-home lifestyle newborn session in Calgary, AB

Welcome to the world Calia. From your name to your nursery, it is evident that you mean more to your parents than you will ever know. They asked for an adventure and were blessed with you. Although you may not remember this moment, your parents will never forget it. But, I do hope you will see these photos one day and see something familiar. Though you do not recall these particular moments, I hope you will recall many throughout your life where your mom and dad have looked at you with the same love and care, hugged you with the same tenderness and protection and cherished the opportunity to document the details of who you are and who you are becoming. I hope that as you adventure, these pictures will always be a reminder to you of their love.

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It always feels like such a long wait between the maternity session and finally meeting the little one who has been on board for so long. (Check out R+J’s Maternity session here!!) Baby Levi has arrived and oh is he so sweet! (And surrounded by giraffes thanks to an inside joke from Rebekah and John’s long-distance dating adventures!)

My favorite thing about their house is that they have two hammocks hung in a little room with a fireplace, piano and guitar. The space is so cozy. The hammocks caught my eye immediately though because I have always dreamed of having hammocks in my home! But, what I loved even more is that the hammocks are what they gave each other as their ‘cotton’ themed anniversary gift! (If you want to know more about the traditional yearly gift themes, check out Hallmark’s list here!) I was gushing over this perfect setting for a lifestyle newborn session. Little Levi rested so calmly in Rebekah’s arms as John plucked away on the guitar and soothing melodies filled the air.

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Rebekah + JohnCalgary Alberta Winter Maternity Session

We may technically be in the season of ‘spring’ but a spring-temperature-winter-wonderland does make for a STUNNING maternity session!!!!

Rebekah and I met years ago counselling at Camp Chamisal together! It is crazy and wonderful to catch up and connect over the journey of pregnancy and motherhood. I am just so excited to meet their little one who will be arriving in just a few weeks!

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HazelIn-Home Lifestyle Newborn Photography Session

I know I can’t take any credit… but I TOTALLY KNEW RACHEL WAS GOING TO HAVE A LITTLE GIRL!!!! I couldn’t wait to photograph my friends and their growing family. I photographed Rachel’s first maternity and newborn session with her son Felix (You can see Felix’s session here!) but with a little girl around, those family photos were ready to be updated! We had set aside a few dates for the session just in case Hazel arrived a little early or a little late. Well, she came early! And her mom and dad are thrilled!

So is big brother Felix who was so sweet, gentle, and affectionate. Giving his little sister gentle hugs and kisses, he was smitten. Also, he regularly asked “Where’s baby?” making sure he always knew where she was – it was actually the sweetest thing ever. Make sure you scroll to the bottom to see Felix and Hazel hanging out in the toy room! There is a super fun basketball photo that you won’t want to miss!!

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…and playtime!


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… we had fun. 🙂

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JamesLifestyle Newborn Session

BABY JAMES has made his arrival!! Are you loving this mountain mural trend as much as I am? I can’t help but love it since the mountains are so much a part of life here in Calgary. I think that pop of blue is a perfect accent in this neutral nursery.

Also! Did you notice the photo below showing off this new mom’s necklace? It has Jame’s birthstone in it and was given to her by her mother! Such a sentimental gift idea to keep in mind for a mom you know!

Ok…so I have to share this. The photo below of their dog Gila is the best representation of this session. For the entire session she was on her BEST baby guard dog behavior. Apparently the clicking of my camera  is not very friendly! Haha! It was so sweet.

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LoganCalgary, AB

Welcome baby Logan Douglas.

I love these lifestyle newborn sessions because they capture more than the people. They capture the place you first called home, the playfulness of your big brother and his favourite little blue truck, and the not-so-posed moments that happen organically. These are the moments that reveal the life that you know so well – the life that becomes so normal we forget how special those little moments are. Those moments when you sit and watch a baby open and close their little hands and squint their eyes at the bright world, when a big brother can tell you where baby’s belly button is and gives baby’s belly a kiss, and when the dog hands out unexpected kisses resulting in giggles. But most of all, these lifestyle sessions create moments of pause – when the only thing that you have to do is sit in that familiar space, hold your family close, and let that moment sink in as though it would last forever.


…and then it does.

AylaBragg Creek, AB

It has been so wonderful getting to know the owners of the Riverside Chateau, Yvonna and Marek, and now I have met their little granddaughter! They gifted this lifestyle newborn session to Mike and Carissa and offered to host the session at the chateau where Mike and Carissa were married. It was sentimental for the whole family and I am so excited to finally share these photos with them!

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Jacqui & DarrenCalgary, AB

“So, what’s new Jacqui?”
“Oh, not too much. Just growing a baby.”


And now those nine months are almost at an end! The three of us went and wandered the area of Mission in Calgary, AB – a series of pathways where they often walk. Now this pathway holds one more special memory. Maybe one day we will get to for a stroll down these paths with their little one!! Even when that happens, these photos will mark the beginning of their journey to parenthood.

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Our Maternity PhotosSheep River Falls, Alberta

I am so excited to share these photos capturing my first pregnancy as my husband and I start a family together. I had dreamed of photos like these for so long and cannot thank my husband, mom, and friends enough for making it possible!

Photos taken by: Stephanie ( and my mom!
Edited by: Me! Ashley Daphne Photography
Location: Sheep River Falls, Turner Valley, AB

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AndrewCalgary, Alberta

This little unseen miracle is now in the arms of mom and dad, taking in this great big world! I arrived for this cozy lifestyle session and immediately noticed Andrew’s full head of dark, stylish, side swiped hair! Trendy little man already. Apparently his blonde older brother looked very similar when he was born! It is just fascinating to me how these little ones grow and change so uniquely from womb to newborn to toddler. The best surprises just keep coming.

Congratulations on your growing family. May you find moments in each day to treasure the miracles right in front of you.

Sleep Tip from Kristy: We wanted to grab some adorable shots of the little one on his own but he was just not falling asleep. We took a break for a quick feeding and calmed him with his soother just to pop it out and grab a shot or two before the cries began. Of course, Mom knew just what to do… turn on the hairdryer. It lulled Andrew to sleep in no time! I am definitely keeping that trick in mind for the future!

DeclanCalgary, Alberta

Amanda and Jonathan welcomed their second son, Declan, into their family on January 13, 2017! Just a week later I got to photograph this pleasant little guy who smiled for us and eventually fell fast asleep for his first portrait session.

Make sure to scroll to the bottom to see Declan in a crochet football outfit! Dad is a bronco’s fan so, naturally, both boy’s are fan’s as well… unless mom can teach them otherwise ;).