Top 6 newborn/maternity photographers in Calgary, AB

October 16, 2021

Pregnancy and the road to motherhood is an incredibly special, yet fleeting time. A need to capture these amazing moments is something we understand. So, whether it be a maternity shoot or a newborn shoot, we have you covered with a list of Calgary’s top 6 maternity and newborn photographers. 

Read more: What to look for in a newborn or maternity photographer

Liz Andrews Photography 

Calgary photographer Liz Andrews understands that during this special time in your life, you want to capture the beautiful moments. She strives for authenticity, offering an in-home lifestyle maternity package to capture you in your most natural element. However, she also recognizes that this is an overwhelming experience and she prioritizes that above all else: 

“I can be as flexible as you need, or I can arrange everything for you if your priorities are elsewhere. Either way, I will help you to get the images that can never be captured again.”

Maternity and Newborn Packages:

3 Hour Studio Newborn Photography Session ($570 CAD)
1 Hour Mini Studio Newborn Photography Session ($330 CAD)

1 Hour Outdoor Maternity Photography Session ($300 CAD)

1 Hour Lifestyle Maternity Photography Session ($360 C
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What’s Included in a Newborn Session with Liz: 

Studio Newborn Session:

3 Hours of Photography Coverage
Includes Fabric, Prop, and Family Poses
30+ Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 7 Days
Personal Use License

Mini Studio Newborn Session:

1 Hour of Photography Coverage
Prop Only Poses
6 Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images (Plus Black and White Copies)
Delivery of Final Images Within 7 Days
Personal Use License

Photo: Liz Andrews Photography 
What’s Included in a Maternity Session with Liz: 

Maternity Session - Outdoor

1 Hour of Photography Coverage
Immediate Family May Be Included in Any Pose
20+ Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 7 Days
Personal Use License

Read more: Why you should hire a newborn and maternity photographer

Maternity Session - Lifestyle

1 Hour of Photography Coverage
Immediate Family May Be Included in Any Pose
25+ Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 7 Days
Personal Use License

Photo: Liz Andrews Photography 
Customer Reviews:

“I met Liz this past spring when I wanted to document my last pregnancy. She came to our house for lifestyle photos and was immediately like part of the family. She made us feel comfortable, especially our kid’s, who enjoyed her friendly and kind demeanor. The photo shoot experience was so relaxed and fun. Beyond that, the actual photos we received were phenomenal. At 32 weeks pregnant I wasn’t so sure how I would feel about photos of my growing body, but every single one made me feel beautiful. She captured my children’s personalities perfectly and even managed to get a family photo where we were all looking (a feat in itself). I am so grateful for the experience and the quality of the photos and memories Liz created. We will definitely be seeing her again! Thank you!” - Jacqueline McKenna

“We have had the pleasure of having photos taken by Liz twice now and I cannot speak highly enough of our experiences. Liz is professional, talented, organized and very personable- she helped us to feel at ease during our photoshoots and even managed to get our stubborn two year old to smile and laugh for pictures. During our newborn portraits photoshoot she posed our brand new daughter with such care and expertise. We received our photos quickly and they are fantastic! We are so glad we were recommended to check out Liz Andrews Photography and we will certainly cherish the photos she did for our family!” - Crystal Messenger

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Nadine McKenney Photography 

Calgary’s Nadine McKenney is driven by photography. University-trained in the craft, McKenney is passionate about capturing the natural moments that radiate love so they are preserved perfectly for a lifetime. As a mother, she has an appreciation for the amazing moments surrounding maternity and newborns and values the need to freeze these moments: 

“If you have one child, like myself currently, my body is never going to look like that again and it's kind of amazing. I look back on my own maternity photos quite often, and it kind of just gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling on the inside looking back at those photos, like, 'oh yeah, my son was in my belly at that point,' and it just kind of brings back all of the memories of the kicks. It's just one of those special moments that you have to capture. Life's too short to rely on memory.”

Maternity and Newborn Packages:

1 Hour In-Home Newborn Photography Session ($300 CAD)
1 Hour In-Studio Newborn Photography Session ($450 CAD)

1 Hour Maternity Photography Session ($250 CAD)

What’s Included in a Newborn Session with Nadine: 

In-Home Newborn Photography Session 

1-Hour Photo Session
One Photographer
10 Digitally Edited Images
$75 Print Credit
Personal Use License

In-Studio Newborn Photography Session

1-Hour Photo Session
One Photographer
10 Digitally Edited Images
$75 Print Credit
Personal Use License

Photo: Nadine McKenney Photography
What’s Included in a Maternity Session with Nadine: 

Maternity Photography Session

1-Hour Photo Session
One Outfit Change
One Photographer
10 Digitally Edited Images
Personal Use License

Photo: Nadine McKenney Photography
Customer Reviews:

“I booked a shoot with Nadine and she was friendly and nice and always responded to my emails. On the day of the shoot I was so nervous she helped me feel comfortable and I had so much fun. She was so fast getting my photos back to me and they looked fantastic. I will be booking again with her soon.” - Ashley Davison

“We had never had our photos taken professionally before, but she made it so easy for us. She was also amazing and got our photos to us unbelievably quickly!! Her edits are beautiful! Would definitely recommend.” - Ocean McDonald

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Haley Skof Photography

As a mother of two, Haley Skof-Williams is driven by her children. Although pregnancy is a tough stage, Haley encourages all future mothers to embrace it because she believes you are at your most beautiful during your pregnancy:

“I love the growing bump, all the aches and pains and beauty that comes with it. When people say you are glowing, I really see that; I make it come to life and hope to make you see it too. When I think of the word goddess, I always think of a mama to be.”

Read more: Q&A with Haley Skof

With Haley, whether you are pregnant or your newborn has just arrived, she has a knack for capturing the small, overlooked beauty: 

“I was once you, pregnant and wondering 'should we do newborn photos?', The answer is yes, it's always yes and not a decision I once ever questioned. The days fly by and it's so important to remember those sweet little features just how they are, to have memories to hang on your wall of how that little babe fits perfectly into the palm of your hand, those soft, wrinkly little feet and the cutest yawns you ever did see.”

Maternity and Newborn Packages:

1 Hour & 30 Minute Full Newborn Photography Session ($350 CAD)
1 Hour Maternity Photography Session ($350 CAD)

What’s Included in a Newborn Session with Haley: 

90-Minute Photo Session
At-Home or Outdoors in Warmer Months

Clients have full access to a client closet/wardrobe (for mom and baby) and newborn props, including Moses baskets, blankets and head pieces as well as a full styling guide for the whole family. 

Galleries are delivered online and you will have a choice of your 30 favourite images with the option to upgrade to more!

Saving options for clients who bundle maternity, newborn and/or motherhood sessions.

Photo: Haley Skof Photography
What’s Included in a Maternity Session with Haley: 

1-Hour Photo Session
Access to Client Closet
Adventure Locations Optional (Additional Cost)

A full online gallery will be provided where you can choose your favourite 30 images and have the option to upgrade for more.

Saving options for those booking, maternity, newborn and/or motherhood sessions.

Photo: Haley Skof Photography
Customer Reviews:

“We trusted Haley with our newborn photos and have not looked back. I think within the last year we have hired her back 5 times! She is so wonderful to work with and makes every session different from the next. She puts so much thought into your time together, down to the smallest detail. Great at getting in touch and was more than happy to work around nap schedules. Haley didn’t just take photos, she captured memories and we are so grateful.” - Devon Smith

“It was absolutely wonderful to be photographed by Haley on 3 separate occasions. She is professional, kind and very creative. She is a very thoughtful photographer too - always working to ensure she capture every moment perfectly. Being a mom of two herself, working with her for both maternity and newborn photos was a breeze! She was a calming presence for us as first time parents with an unpredictable little one. She adapted to what the baby was doing or needing at the time. Every photo she took was so special.” - Meagan Little

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Dan Gradinaru (Misfits Photography)

The anticipation behind your newborns arrival is such an exciting time. Dan Gradinaru (Misfits Photography) believes that you deserve a fun experience while capturing the special changes in your families lives with high-quality photos:

“I'm here to make sure your beautiful moments of joy are preserved. My mission is to give you timeless memories to look back on well after they've grown from a little bump into tiny humans, kids, teens, and then grown adults.”

Maternity and Newborn Packages:

1 Hour Maternity Photography Session ($195 CAD)
2 Hour Newborn (0-3 Months) Photography Session ($295 CAD)

1 Hour & 30 Minute Baby (3-12 Months) Photography Session ($235 CAD)

What’s Included in a Maternity Session with Misfits Photography: 

1 Hour of Photography Coverage
Both Partners May Be Included
8 Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
8 Full-Size 8.5x11” Printed Copies
Delivery of Final Images Within 21 Days
Personal Use License

Photo: Dan Gradinaru (Misfits Photography)
What’s Included in a Newborn Session with Misfits Photography: 

Newborn (0-3 Months) Photography Session 

2 Hours of Photography Coverage
Baby Props and Cute Outfits Provided
Parents Included Free
8 Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
8 Full-Size 8.5x11” Prints
Delivery of Final Images Within 21 Days
Personal Use License

Baby (3-12 Months) Photography Session 

1 Hour & 30 Minutes of Photography Coverage
Parents Included Free
8 Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
8 Full-Size 8.5x11” Printed Copies
Delivery of Final Images Within 21 Days
Personal Use License

Photos: Dan Gradinaru (Misfits Photography)
Customer Review:

“This is the best experience with Dan Gradinaru (Misfits Photo). And I would like to thank you for doing such a great job for us. You are such a talented photographer. You made my son and my daughter very comfortable on camera.” - Parveen Diya

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Edarous Ismael (Marvelous Photographs)

Marvelous Photographs is dedicated to the natural moments in life. Lead photographer Ed specializes in capturing candid moments and always aims for your comfort while getting effortless images: 

“Photography is a perfect way to express our appreciation for the special people we have in our lives.” 

Photos: Marvelous Photographs

Maternity Packages:

1 Hour Family Maternity Photography Session ($250 CAD)

What's Included in a Maternity Session with Marvelous Photographs:

30 High-Resolution Images
1 Hour
Online Gallery
Full Album Purchase and Printing Options Available

Customer Review:

“We recently did a mini-shoot with Ed to update our family photos. Ed and his assistant were on time and well equipped. They had a plan already in place, so the shoot was very efficient. Ed is a really nice guy and we all felt comfortable with him - which is a must. Best of all, the photos were awesome. Only good things to say about Marvelous Photographs. We will definitely be using Ed again.” - Richard N

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Varia Pylypchuk (variaandco)

Varia Pylypchuk works alongside her partner. She was originally a content creator for several years which piqued her interest in the art of photography. As a mother of two, Varia understands the anticipatory stage of your newborn's arrival and she strives to capture the best moments to mark the occasion. 

Photos: Varia Pylypchuk (variaandco)

Maternity Packages:

1 Hour Maternity Photography Session ($150 CAD)

What's Included in a Maternity Session with Varia:

1 Hour of Photography Coverage
All Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images (Approx. 50)
Delivery of Final Images Within 14 Days
Personal Use License

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