Caralee & Sal’s Maternity Session

13 January 2023 | Maternity

I was SO excited when we got this maternity session organized! We met Caralee & Sal when they chose us to photograph their wedding (yay!) and we have just loved them ever since We always feel like we’re spending time with friends, we chat more than take photos, and we just enjoy their company so much. Caralee is always such a beauty, I was really looking forward to photographing her as they prepared to meet their first child. I chose one of my favourite locations, Hermitage Park, for Caralee & Sal’s Maternity Session. I have used this park hundreds of times, but somehow I found a spot I’ve never used before.

WOW!
It worked so incredibly well. The light was soft and pretty, the reflection in the water was perfect, the couple was so excited, and everything flowed so incredibly well for Caralee & Sal’s Maternity Session.

Caralee also chose the most gorgeous dress! She got it from Pink Blush Maternity, and I am smitten with it.

We spent more time talking in the parking lot AFTER their session than we did taking photos!

Thank you so, so much you two. I cannot wait to meet your little one!

Shauna xox

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Welcome to the Family Jax!

11 January 2023 | Newborn

I absolutely love all of the newborns we meet. I love the cuddles, I love that fresh baby smell, and I love how so many of them transport me back to when my children were babies. But wow, it really hits different when that newborn is family. My cousin had a baby just before Christmas, and holy I fell in love. Welcome to the Family Jax!

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Planning Your Sitter Session

10 January 2023 | Family, Children

Your baby is growing! Those newborn days are behind you, and your baby’s personality is really starting to shine through. They may be giggling, smiling, laughing, playing. How special! Once your baby can can start to sit, it’s time for Planning Your Sitter Session!

When to Plan For Your Session

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Christmas Sessions 2022

28 October 2022 | Family, Children

Hey guys! We are so excited to see you this year for our Christmas Sessions 2022. As always, we have two set ups – one more for traditional, cuddly, family photos. You can have your kids an outfit for the first set, and if you want to change them into pajamas for the milk & cookies, you can definitely do that. Some people use the pajamas for the whole session, some people use regular clothes for the whole session. Whatever works best for you!

Please arrive for your session 10-15 minutes early. These sessions are booked back to back, so you need to be READY to go at your session time. Come to the house, get everyone’s shoes & jackets off, outfits finalized, and the kids’ faces wiped one last time upstairs. Then once the clients before you leave, you are more than welcome to come on downstairs into the studio. **We strongly suggest you leave anything you don’t need during the session upstairs in our main entrance.

Have a look at the first set – we are using the bed for everyone to get cuddly!

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Coene Family Fall Photos

13 September 2022 | Family

This family! They ran, they played, they chased, they laughed so hard. Family photos can feel stressful, and by the time it actually comes to the shoot, sometimes parents are so nervous that they’re short with their kids. They feel so stressed that they forget to smile, they forget to enjoy the experience. Andrea and Chat kept smiling. They chased little Paisley around as they ran and giggled. And I followed! I run too, I chase too. The Coene family fall photos are some of my favourites from the year, and that’s because they look so darn happy.

Just remember to breathe. Enjoy your kiddos. Enjoy the time together, and the time to capture your kiddos in such a special time. They’ll NEVER be this age again, you want to look back and see how much you enjoyed the time with them.

Autumn is such a popular time for family photos. Maybe it’s the change of reason and the end of summer and the return to routine – most parents get the urge to document their families growing around this time. So take a minute, soak it all in, enjoy the autumn colours in Edmonton.

If you’re looking to book a family session, check out this link here.
If you want help with what to wear for a family session, please check this post out here.

Enjoy this amazing session from The Coene family fall photos!

Shauna

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Back to School Photos

8 September 2022 | Children

Hey guys! We’re so excited to see you for Back to School photos in the studio! We want to make sure this is a fun experience for you all, so take a minute to read through all the info below. There are a couple options for outfits you can do. Our White Sessions have classically been a white top, no graphics or text, like the photos below:

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Autumn Colours in Sherwood Park

3 September 2022 | Family

We have known these guys for a long time now! Engagement photos, wedding, newborn, 6 months, one year. Then momma emailed me last minute asking if we could squeeze them in for family photos. She said she needed this time captured, and so we did. We found the beautiful autumn colours in Sherwood Park, and we spent the evening together. Playing, running, giggling. All the things that small children are just so good at. They remind us to throw leaves, tickle, cuddle. They remind us to pay attention.

Autumn is such a popular time for family photos. Maybe it’s the change of reason and the end of summer and the return to routine – most parents get the urge to document their families growing around this time. So take a minute, soak it all in, enjoy the autumn colours in Sherwood Park. And play.

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Fun Family Photos in Edmonton

2 September 2022 | Family

I know what most parents think when it comes to family – did my kid even smile? That was pure chaos. Did we get a single good shot?! How do I know you think this? Because I think it too, every single time we walk walk away from our family photos. I worry if my kids smiled at all. I worry if they smiled nicely. I wonder if I looked okay or made weird faces. Seriously! Don’t we worry about it all?! But the best photo shoots I have are the ones where families take a deep breath, relax, and decide they’re going to have FUN during their session. They keep smiles on their faces, they run, they chase, they laugh. They PLAY. That is our goal – Fun Family Photos in Edmonton.

We have been photographing these guys since their engagement session. We photographed their wedding, their newborn photos with this sweet girl, and we got to see them again now that she is an adorable bundle of energy. It was so incredibly wonderful to catch up with them, and to see their family grow.

Thank you so much for being up for fun family photos in Edmonton you guys! It was so great to see you, to catch up, and to get to know your little one.

Shauna

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Engagement Photos at Chelsea Robinson Park

14 July 2022 | Engagement

When we started planning their engagement session, Nav and Andrew really wanted nature and water. I had spent some time out at Constable Chelsea Robinson Park last summer with my boys, and I just had a feeling it would be so beautiful for a session. And holy man, was I right! I am absolutely smitten with their engagement photos at Chelsea Robinson Park.

I honestly was a bit concerned when I showed up! The wind was howling and it felt chilly. Whenever the weather is a bit iffy, the couple’s makes all the difference! If you’ve made the effort to get ready, had your makeup done, planned the outfits and got out of the house, let’s make the most of it! Let’s cuddle and laugh and just have some fun. And that is exactly what these two did.

Nav and Andrew, thank you for such a fun night! I absolutely adore your engagement photos at Chelsea Robinson park.

Can’t wait for your wedding!

Shauna

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What to Wear for Family Photos

12 July 2022 | Family

The big question we ALWAYS get asked – what do we wear for our family photos?? Choosing outfits is stressful! Even when I start planning our family sessions every year, all of a sudden I feel paralyzed and like I have NO idea what I’m doing! Here are my thoughts and suggestions that cover the big question – What to Wear for Family Photos.

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