For the past four years, I have been almost exclusively photographing newborn babies. This past year I ventured outside my comfort zone and did a few Calgary family photography sessions. As a mom of two, I know how cherished these family images are. Kids grow up so fast and documenting these memories is special. One of my favorite quotes is “sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory”. These moments with our children are so valuable. We cannot get this time back, and having these memories to look back on is important.
I met Martha a couple of years back. She is also a newborn photographer in Calgary. We immediately hit it off. Not only are we both Calgary newborn photographers, but Martha and I both have girls about the same age. Martha is a beautiful person inside and out: she is very down to earth, sweet and kind. I felt extremely honored when she asked me to photograph her family – and honestly a little nervous. Photographing a friend and fellow photographer can feel a little intimidating. We had such an amazing time for her session, full of many laughs. For family photography sessions, I like to take photos of the whole family together, each parent with the child/children, and then just the parents. The connection that Martha has with her family is truly breathtaking and I’m so glad I was able to capture these memories for her. These are some of my favorite images from her Calgary family photography session.