I’ve been shooting professionally since 2005, when I decided to make my childhood dream of being a photographer a reality. From stock photography to families, wildlife to weddings, I have experience with many different genres, but my work usually revolves around people and nature. In the mountains I spent most of my time shooting weddings, engagements and families. I fell in love with newborn photography about three years ago, and have spent many hours perfecting my craft and learning all aspects of this difficult and challenging field.
Living in Cochrane, Alberta, I now shoot in my newborn studio more than I do in the mountains, but I still like to get outdoors and shoot in nature.
My newborn photography takes its cue from the rest of my world – woodsy, rustic, vintage, simple and organic, with hand-made items in neutral shades and pretty colours. In my fully equipped studio is a large prop collection built around woodsy nature themes, vintage styles for girls, simple knits and cute outfits, hats and headbands. I have always had a very clean, simple style, and that hasn’t changed.
Newborn photography is incredibly specialised, and a great deal of knowledge and training goes into creating these images. They should never be attempted by someone without the proper experience – the safety of these precious babies is at stake. Some poses are composites; multiple images were taken to achieve the look. Not every photographer is a newborn photographer, but some will do lifestyle images without posing. I prefer the art of the studio images, because I get to create from scratch. Every session is carefully planned in advance and custom styled – I often make something new and special just for your baby!
Ideally you want to book your newborn session well in advance, in the 2nd or 3rd trimester. If you wait until the baby has arrived it might not be possible to fit you in while your baby is still ‘new’. Newborn photos are best done between five and fifteen days, although I will take them up to three weeks. Premature babies are sometimes ok to leave a little longer, but honestly once they are 2 months old they are just not newborn and don’t look the same, or pose the same way. So don’t wait!
Check with me to make sure I have space in my schedule, and I will send you a link to my online booking system, it takes just a couple of minutes.