Those tiny hands and feet grow so fast and those long sleepy days turn into wild, beautiful chaos. I absolutely love capturing those 'oh so sweet' first moments of a sweet babes life, because they go too fast. I was once you, pregnant and wondering 'should we do newborn photos?', The answer is yes, its always yes and not a decision I once ever questioned. The days fly by and its 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 fit perfectly into the palm of your hand, those soft, wrinkly little feet and the cutest yawns you ever did see. I love to capture your family exactly how they are, to document just how life is in the newborn chaos. There is no need to get dressed up, although I have a beautiful client closet if thats what you love, and don't worry about the blankets, toys and bottles lying around, thats all part of the story. My newborn sessions are about you, your family and exactly how it all started! If you ask my clients they will tell you I have a knack for turning chaos into beauty.
Is a Deposit Required? I require a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and contract signing.; What Should I Wear? Client closet and full styling guide available with all full session bookings. Choose complimentary colours; not matching. Avoid too many overwhelming prints or large branding and go with a nice accessory instead. Consider your location and season when coordinating. Consult the styling guide attached with your contract and I'm always happy to help with specific questions.; Do your provide posed Newborn Shoots? My newborn shoots are very natural, at home shoots. I strive to really capture those precious first few weeks at home with your new baby. I do not have the proper techniques or equipment for posed sessions. I do bring freshly laundered moses basket, simple blankets and a few headbands as accessory options.; Do you offer Maternity/Newborn Packages? Yes! I offer a savings to anyone who is booking more than one package with me as well as for return clients and referrals. When booking maternity and newborn packages together a savings of $100 is applied automatically.
7 days before the shoot date & time: 100% refund Between 7 days and 24 hours before the shoot date & time: 50% refund Less than 24 hours before the shoot date & time: no refund Booking is considered cancelled when the client messages the photographer in writing Shoot may be extended with mutual consent. The possibility of an extended shoot should be discussed beforehand. The hourly package rate will apply. Reshoots can be arranged at a cost of 50% of the hourly package rate. Photographer retains copyright over the Photographic Work and is able to use it for self-promotion. The client may make unlimited reproductions of the Photographic Work for family and friends both online and offline. Photoshoots will typically take place rain or shine. For outdoor shoots, an agreed alternate location may be planned in advance. Shoots will only be cancelled and a full refund given in the most extreme circumstances. If the shoot can be rescheduled there will be no additional fees for the customer. 50% deposit at the time of booking, 50% remainder due 3 days after the photoshoot. Payments may be made by credit card upon receiving an invoice.
Hey! I'm Haley, a small town girl, living in the big city of Calgary, going on weekend adventures to Banff, Canmore and Kananaskis to fill my soul. There is something about fresh air, wide open spaces (don't hate me for throwing in a little country music reference) and nothing but time to kill that fills me up. Every time I drive to the mountains I feel like I'm going home, maybe it's the fact that I met my husband there many years ago under a star filled sky or maybe its the way life feels a little slower and a little quieter that speaks to my heart. I'm 'mama' to two, crazy, little wildings that have that same adventure loving and free spirited nature that I do. There is never a mountain too high, a river too cold or an idea too crazy for them. Its my littles that have inspired me to pick up a camera and never put it down. I love capturing all those special but ordinary moments, the dirty hands hugging his sister, the way he looks up and smiles at Dad and his wild and free abandon for everything in life. The little rolls on her legs, the dimple on only one cheek and her pure delight at watching her brother run. These moments mean so much but are far too fleeting. Adventurous, storytelling family sessions are such a beautiful way to remember the little things because I can document how those tiny toes grow, the hugs get bigger and grander, and the imagination and adventures change over time. It's such a joy to document the little moments from maternity, to newborn to rambunctious family sessions and really make the personalities come to life in photos to last a life time. I always try to remember on those hard moms days that the kisses and 'whys' wont last forever and one day he will find his best friend thats not me so I need to capture it in all its glory to showcase at his wedding one day.
On your hunt for the perfect maternity photographer, you have most likely come across a lot of options. Here are the things that make me different from other photographers out there: I am university-educated in photography; I am not self-taught. I carry high-end, professional equipment and duplicate gear just in case one fails or becomes damaged during your session. All my gear is for full-frame equipment only, meaning your photo quality will be prestigious. I favour the use of prime lenses (not zoom lenses), meaning the natural clarity of the photo will be enhanced. I also have a background in modelling, making posing and guiding you and your partner seamless during our maternity sessions.
On your hunt for the perfect newborn photographer, you have most likely come across a lot of options. Here are the things that make me different from other photographers out there: I am university-educated in photography; I am not self-taught. I carry high-end, professional equipment and duplicate gear just in case one fails or becomes damaged during your session. All my gear is for full-frame equipment only, meaning your photo quality will be prestigious for this precious life event. I favour the use of prime lenses (not zoom lenses), meaning the natural clarity of the photo will be enhanced. The In-Home Newborn Photography Session is ideal for families who would like to shoot in the comfort of their own home. If you would prefer an in-studio session, I also offer an In-Studio Newborn Photography Session (see my portfolio).