I’ve been shooting professionally since 2005, when I decided to make my childhood dream of being a photographer a reality. For many years I photographed weddings, engagements and families. I began photographing newborns in 2013, when I had an unexpected request to photograph a new baby. From that phone call began a quest to learn as much about newborn photography as I possibly could, and to create beautiful baby art.
My newborn studio is in Cochrane, Alberta. I take a limited number of sessions in the mountains each year.
As my health worsened due to a chronic illness, I had to give up shooting weddings and outdoor sessions. I now take a very limited number of studio sessions as my health allows. The studio is often closed over the winter months.
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.
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 fourteen days. Premature babies are sometimes ok to leave a little longer, but older babies don’t look or behave the same as newborns, and I normally do not accept them.
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.