Category archives: Maternity & Newborn

Nosheen & BenLake Louise, Alberta

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I was absolutely THRILLED when Nosheen & Ben contacted me about a session at Lake Louise! They were hoping to use the photos to announce their pregnancy and now that they have made their special announcement, I can share with you these BEAUTIFUL photos!

If you can believe it, although I have lived in Alberta all of my life, I had not been the Lake Louise prior to this! Nosheen and Ben traveled to the Rocky Mountains for their “baby-moon” (honeymoon prior to having a baby) from the U.S. so we got to share the joy of seeing these views for the first time!

I hope you guys had a BLAST adventuring in the mountains.
All the best in your schooling/career endeavors but most importantly,
congratulations on starting a family!

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It’s A Boy!

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Kristina & CoryForget-Me-Not Pond, Bragg Creek

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Where do I even start? Not only do I love this location (Forgetmenot Pond), and not only do I love every one of these images in their composition, creativity and emotion, but I love these two people more than I can express. Cory and Tina have been long time friends of my husband, Jeff, and I and we were looking forward to hanging out! We headed out early to catch the low morning light, enjoyed stunning views and a pleasant walk before heading back into the city for brunch!

If you would be so kind, send up a prayer for their little boy and for Cory and Tina to be surrounded by peace. There is so much joy in bringing life into this world, but sometimes that joy is tainted by hardships ahead. May your joy never be overcome by fear, may hope keep your spirits strong, and may peace be a force that embraces and does not let go. I can’t wait to meet the little guy. If he is anything like his parents, he’s gonna be a pretty cool kid.

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LucasCalgary, Alberta

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Maternity and newborn sessions happen so close together. One day, we are photographing this little life that is mostly unknown to our visible world, and then we are photographing him in his parent’s arms. It seems a miracle to me that this little boy, just days earlier, was wiggling, stretching, sleeping, and playing inside his mother’s womb. But here he is!

In-home newborn sessions are great because the pictures document a family in the environment they will live, play, and get to know each other in over the years. We captured Lucas enjoying with cuddles on mom and dad’s bed, resting in the nursery and… posed in a basket of course! Wherever life takes this family, I hope they can always look back at these tender and fun moments and recall the beginnings of this immense love only parents can understand.

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Andrew & BethFoothills Hospital, Calgary

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This is a 25 week maternity session – something most parents never imagine needing to do so soon. My friends Andrew and Beth were facing complications and wanted to have family photos taken before the time for an emergency c-section arrived balancing timing that would save both Beth and baby’s lives. We started in their hospital room, capturing the honest moments of this story, before we ventured around the hospital looking for usable spaces. We courageously ignored the many nurses, patients and visitors walking by, knowing the significance that these pictures would hold. Baby Theo, “divine gift,” was born just days after. He is stable and fighting hard through every uncertain moment. There are still other complications in play and it will be a long journey for this little family so if you have a moment, send them some love and prayers.

Andrew & Beth, the way you support each other is evident in these pictures. The joy, the sorrow, the holding on to each other. I am praying that you will have the privilege of holding Theo in your arms for many years to come.

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Erin & JordanFish Creek Park, Calgary

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Erin & Jordan are awaiting the arrival of a little boy this December. The wait seems like forever. Yet each week of pregnancy is an incredible stage in the beginning of a life and a time worth remembering. We found a field in Fish Creek Park where I knew the sun would just glisten off the grass as the sun started to set! We snapped pictures as their dog, Cooper, raced around in the grass – a bundle of never-ending energy who surprisingly paused long enough for some great shots! There was this one moment when Erin & Jordan were sitting together, looking down, with hands by the baby who started to kick. Watching Erin & Jordan smile and share that moment makes me curious about the wonders of pregnancy and how incredible it would be to carry a little, growing, life inside of you. What a miracle.

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