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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Mommylicious Maternity | Airdrie Maternity Photographer | Lace & Locket Photography

As some of you know, I participate in and absolutely love a little trade show called Mommylicious. WELL. When one of the owners of my favourite little trade show gets pregnant with her first little angel, OBVIOUSLY I started planning that photo session the second she found out!! 

Krista wanted a white dress and I didn't have one. I wasn't able to find one. TILL THE DAY OF THE SESSION. It was glorious. Her session was so amazing. I absolutely LOVE the colours in this session, it was done in early May down at Carburn Park in South Calgary. Far drive if you're in Airdrie but so worth it and if you don't believe me, these photos should be proof. I can't wait for to post this little one's newborn session.

Little Family In The Mountains | Airdrie Newborn Photographer | Lace & Locket Photography | Airdrie, AB

Little Family In The Mountains

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It Was Supposed To Be Spring | Airdrie Maternity Photographer | Lace & Locket Photography

Bryanna has been a client of mine for a couple years now but not for anything maternity or newborn related. She's family to one of my absolute favourite clients that are also great friends and so I was beyond elated when she messaged me back in 2017 that she was pregnant and she wanted to have a Fresh 48 session! YAY!!!!! 

Fast forward to a couple months ago and her friend (an amazing, incredible and very kind friend!) gifted her a maternity session. I immediately had the vision in my head of what we should do and she was so on board for it! I wanted a springy, boho style session with buds on trees, then Mother Nature was like, HAHAHAHAHA No. 

But she was a trooper. She was down for all my ideas in the snow and her session is one of my top favourites of all time!!! She looks like a snow goddess. I am SO excited for baby to arrive, now if it would just COME....ANYTIME...... :) 

THE PINK DRESS SESSION | Airdrie Maternity Photographer | Airdrie Newborn Photographer | Lace & Locket Photography

Getting ahold of this lady was taxing at first as she's a busy bee and so am I but after a good amount of phone tag, we finally got her booked in and we did her session out in the mountains on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. It wasn't as cold as some of my other sessions had been so we seized the opportunity and the results were stunning! 

Pretty In Purple - A Winter Maternity Session | Airdrie Maternity Photographer | Airdrie, AB | Lace & Locket Photography

I have known this gorgeous gal for a number of years, she was one of my bosses many years ago when I used to work with makeup for a living! We have stayed in touch throughout the years and when she got pregnant with her first, she reached out to me to do her maternity & newborn photos. I was honoured! I wanted it to be extra special so I moved her date to when I was in the mountains for a whole weekend and found a whole new location I've never used before for her mountain maternity. We had a blast in the snow on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon.

Maternity at the Lake | Premier Calgary Maternity Photographer | Lake Minnewanka, Alberta | Lace & Locket Photography

I met this lovely little 3-pack of awesome at the Mommylicious show in Airdrie back in March. As I talked to mama she told me about how she had a less than spectacular experience with her first babe but was very interested in my work. I immediately started thinking of ways I could make her experience with me a special one, before she had even booked! I was delighted when a few weeks later she wanted to book both a mountain maternity and a newborn session as well as some additional sessions later on after babe #2 was born. 

She was barely pregnant when we met so we had a long time to wait which I usually enjoy as it gives me a good amount of time to come up with a unique vision and style of imagery I think would look stunning for her. 

These images were the fruits of my creative imagination and I was so pleased to have a client who was willing to do things like get in the water and on the dock for some outstanding images. It was incredible. 

The client's makeup was done by Studio 150 Make Up Artistry