It's always Sunny in Calgary | Lace & Locket Photo - Calgary Maternity Photographer | Pearce Estate Park, YYC

When Miss J booked her maternity session for the end of June, we were battling rain. Yes it’s true, the weather here in Alberta is unpredictable & can be downright nasty, sunny, beautiful, terrifying and everything else, all in one day. I know, it’s so hard to believe. Anyways.

Back in 2016 it was the same. During July, it rained I think 21 out of the 31 days of the entire month and those other 10 days were hardly filled with warmth and sun. I remember distinctly because back then I was shooting weddings and I had about 3 including a week long Indian wedding and the weather was not nice to any of us. One day, we got rained out during the wedding formals and we headed to the SAIT parking lot where we found about 20 other wedding photographers and their bridal parties, all trying to find refuge from the downpour.

I’ve gotten pretty good at deciphering The Weather Network and it’s reports on what the forecast is supposed to look like. I’ve found that there’s never a 50% chance of rain, it’s either 40% or less, or 60% and higher. 40% and less, generally it might do anything from sprinkle to downpour for 5 minutes and then it ends. 60% -80% Im still pretty skeptical. 90% chance of rain, I look to see how much because it could still be a liar and be so super nice, sometimes it rains the entire day. Sometimes.

On the afternoon leading up to J’s session it was super dark in Calgary, which is south of me ( Im located in Airdrie) and super dark to the north of me, and super bright and sunny north of that. She was nervous. I reassured her that we still had a few hours and I had a feeling it was about to dump and then the skies would open and leave a beauty sunset for us just in time for her session. She was skeptical, haha. We waited, it rained. But then it got sunny. And sunny enough that it dried by the time our session started, which was located at Pearce Estate Park, also home of the Bow Habitat Station - you can take your kids there to fish! (it backs onto the river, and the Deerfoot, take the 17th & Blackfoot Exist west, first right and you’re there).

The gowns featured in this session are part of the Lace & Locket Photo Client Closet and are available to use with a booked maternity session, free of charge.
Location - Pearce Estate Park, 1440 17a St SE, Calgary, AB
Session Time - Sunset, Late June 2019
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Baby M | Airdrie Newborn Photographer | Lace & Locket Photo | Airdrie, AB

This sweet girls' mama booked me back in the summer and we did her maternity session the last nice day before September turned terrible & angry. Last year was crazy, our insanely long, hard winter skipped spring and went straight to dead heat summer, and then we skipped fall and hit winter and coldness super hard! It was freezing! But I digress…..

This little one’s session was amazing! It was just under 3 hours and we got so many amazing shots from it, she slept the entire time without a peep! That is, until she needed to go into her carseat, lol. This was one of my favourite sessions of 2018, I can’t wait to see this beautiful family again!

Gorgeous in Green | Mountain Maternity Photographer | Airdrie, AB | Lace & Locket Photo

This couple are the kind of folks who if I could I’d go out with them to photograph their maternity session every week if I could because they were so much fun! This beautiful lady is Ukrainian and wanted to incorporate some of her heritage in a couple of beautiful scarves she wore in some of her shots. I cannot wait to meet their sweet baby girl !

Baby K and her Dad in Plaid | Airdrie Newborn Photographer | Airdrie, AB | Lace & Locket Photo

These sweet people booked me for a maternity and newborn package back in the summer. Mama wasn’t sure how her pregnancy would go and if she would be early so we stuck closer to home with a maternity session at Carburn Park. It was brisk but so gorgeous out. September’s weather was terrible and we lucked out with this session.

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These two beautiful people waited a long time for this little gem of a girl and I was so honoured to take her photos for them. Dad asked for a special photo with babe in plaid as that’s his jam and what he always wears and it turned out adorable! She was so good for her whole session, she slept the entire time, it was a dream! I can’t wait to see them again <3

Wild & One Milestone for Baby H! | Lace & Locket Photo | Airdrie Newborn + Milestone Photographer

This mister turned one last month and his mama had won a credit during my 12 Days of Christmas promo from last year. It was a long wait of a year but I was so excited to start planning his birthday session when Mama started sending me ideas that she wanted to go with a Where The Wild Things Are theme. I have to admit that I had never read the story so clearly I was missing something but after a trusty Google search, I had a tent made by From The Pear Tree because I thought it would the cutest little addition!

We originally planned to do the session outside, we were going to head to Big Hill Springs but then September lasted a whopping 10 minutes and the rest of it sucked (seriously, what the heck happened between the sweltering heat and the next day when it suddenly became ICE ICE BABY outside?!) so we had to do it inside my studio. I think it turned out pretty stinkin’ cute though!
Happy birthday Baby H!!

Mommylicious Newborn! | Airdrie Newborn Photographer | Lace & Locket Photo | Airdrie, AB

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I LOVE the ladies from Mommylicious! I posted Krista’s maternity session from back in May here if you’d like to give it a look see.

Krista had her babe and came in at the very beginning of July for her newborn session and she wanted feminine and floral and girly, I think it was mission accomplished! It’s an absolutely gorgeous session, all props are available in my studio for use with your own newborn session booked here :)

Summer Sunset Maternity | Lace & Locket Photo | Fish Creek Park, Calgary | Calgary Maternity Photographer

This was SUCH a fun session! We shot just before sunset at Fish Creek Park in Calgary and it was a gorgeous night. J brought a dress of her own to start and it was mustard coloured and gorgeous! The pink, sequin and black gowns are in the Lace & Locket Client Closet which you can visit here.

I can’t wait to Photograph this stunning couple’s adorable babe in September, it’s sure to be as fun and gorgeous as these folks were at their maternity session!