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

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I like to ask the clients what kind of feel they want for their session, what type of location they'd like to use. Depending how they answer these questions I can recommend different locations and outfit selections to match their ideal style. Sometimes clients want to go for a more casual style with their own outfits from home, sometimes they want to wear one of the dresses I supply. Melissa hadn't been to Big Hill Springs and it turned out so lovely!