2 Month Old Newborn Baby Photos Calgary | Newborn Photography Calgary NW

Beautiful newborn photos are still possible with an “older” 2 month old baby

Beautiful baby Kasia was already 2 months old at her newborn photo shoot. The optimum age for newborn photography is usually 2 weeks of age but it is still possible to get amazing newborn photos when your little one is older. As you can see from Kasia’s newborn photo session we were able to take plenty of sleepy, curled up newborn images. Since she was a little older we also captured plenty of awake images and sweet smiles as she interacted with her parents.

I was also able to create some beautiful composite images at Kasia’s session. The image of her on the flower bed and the swing are created with a bit of PhotoShop magic. The flower bed picture has since become one of my most requested newborn composite images.

It was such a joy to work with Kasia and her family! If you have an older baby it’s not too late for newborn photos please contact me to book.

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Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to Suzie Broadbent. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.

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Precious Newborn Baby Christmas Photo Shoot | Newborn Baby Photography Calgary | Baby Autumn

Adorable newborn baby, Autumn, photographed with her sweet brother at Christmas in my NW Calgary studio

I’m always so thrilled when my clients contact me after they’ve had another child. I was lucky enough to do maternity photos and newborn photos of Autumn’s brother back in 2013. This session was even more special as the family traveled all the way from Lethbridge, Alberta for this newborn baby photo shoot!

We did some adorable red and white Christmas themed pictures of Autumn individually. Then we switched over to some sibling pictures. Sibling and newborn baby photos are not always easy but Braxton was the perfect big brother! He was more than happy to cooperate for pictures and his love for his baby sister really shows.

I was so happy to photograph these special holiday memories for such a lovely family. Happy first Christmas Autumn!

Interested in booking a photo shoot for your baby?  Book now!

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Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to Suzie Broadbent. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.

10 Tips for Parents for a Great Newborn Photo Shoot | Calgary Maternity and Newborn Photographer

10 Tips for the Best Studio Newborn Photos

Newborn photography is amazing and capturing the first precious moments of your babies life is so important. I’ve prepared some helpful tips/suggestions that can help things go smoothly.

  1. Book your session ahead of time - Do your best to research and book with an experienced, professional newborn photographer while you are still pregnant. This way you will avoid the possibility of the photographer being fully booked. Also, the last thing you’ll probably feel like doing with a brand new baby is trying to find a newborn photographer. Look for someone experienced, with a portfolio you love, who takes newborn safety seriously, who you can communicate well with, and who offers exceptional customer service.

  2. Schedule within the first 2 weeks of birth - If possible, schedule your newborn photo session within the first 2 weeks of birth. This is when your baby will be the most sleepy and easiest to work with. Also, this is when babies are the most flexible and easy to curl up into those adorable newborn poses. Newborn photography is definitely possible when the baby is older but it can be a lot more challenging.

  3. Circumcision - If you are planning to have your baby boy circumcised please schedule it after the photo session. If this is not possible allow 4-5 days between the circumcision and newborn photos. The area can be red, swollen, and uncomfortable for the baby immediately after and does not make for a relaxed baby when trying to pose him on his tummy or without a diaper.

  4. Feeding - Your photographer will generally have recommendations for the best feeding schedule for your newborn photo session. Generally, a full baby is a sleepy baby which is what we are hoping for for newborn photos.

    Breastfeeding- avoid spicy food and caffeine for 24 hours before your session. This cuts down on tummy troubles caused by gas. You’ll generally be asked to feed the baby immediately before the session and top up the baby as needed during the session

    Bottle Feeding-Feed the baby prior to the session and bring at least one extra bottle of formula to the session.

  5. Clothing - Dress your baby in an outfit that doesn’t go over the head (choose a button down or zippered onesie instead). This makes it less likely to upset and wake up the baby when he/she arrives at the studio and is being undressed for the photos.

  6. Loose diaper - If you want some naked pictures of the baby, change their diaper before leaving the house and then put a new diaper on loosely. This will prevent red marks on their skin. If the baby will be clothed or wearing a diaper cover this tip can be disregarded.

  7. Soother - If your baby takes a soother please bring it. This helps settle the baby during posing. Even if your baby doesn’t normally take a soother consider bringing/using one just for the session.

  8. Siblings - Newborn photography generally requires a lot of time. Most photographers take anywhere from 2-4 hours for the session. This is usually way too long for siblings to sit though. Most photographers will advise doing the family portion of the session first and then having Dad or another family member take the sibling(s) home. Also, be realistic about what your toddler can handle. If they are having trouble adjusting to the new baby you may not get the “picture perfect” image that you dreamed of. With patience (and possibly some bribes) you will still get a lovely picture documenting this moment.

  9. Parents Wardrobe - Your photographer will likely have suggestions on what to wear depending on their style. In general, choose neutral plain colored shirts without logos. The photographer will have the room warm as this is best for photographing babies so you may want to dress in layers or bring something cool to change into once the family photography portion is finished.

  10. Allow Extra Time and Relax - Don’t book anything after your newborn photography session. If the baby is a bit fussy you may need to stay longer than expected. Try your best to relax. Even if your baby is not “cooperating” try to stay calm as babies are incredibly tuned into their parents emotions. Your photographer will have many techniques to calm fussy babies such as white noise, heat, wrapping/swaddling and will be able to take amazing pictures. If all else fails, and your photographer is not able to obtain a full gallery of images, you may be asked to return another day. Babies can have bad days just like us!

Hope these tips help!  Interested in booking a newborn session?  I'd love to chat to help you book a session or answer any questions.  Contact me!

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Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to Suzie Broadbent. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.


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Beautiful Urban Garden Pictures | Calgary Garden Photographer | Small City Garden In Full Bloom

Urban Back Yard Garden Oasis!

Those of you that know me and follow my work know that I love photographing gardens and flowers. I am currently the official photographer for the Silver Springs Botanical Gardens, so I regularly photograph amazing gardens. But this urban garden just blew me away! When I saw Bob and Barb’s amazing back yard I knew it needed to be photographed! It is simply stunning and I can’t believe what beauty they have created in their back garden! The design is so well thought out and filled with colorful flowers and plants. The amazing foliage is complemented with small decorative details and statues that just make it so unique and special.

I am so grateful to Barb and Bob for inviting me into their home to capture their peaceful city oasis. Amazing!

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Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to Suzie Broadbent. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.

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The Best Cake Smash Ever | Calgary Cake Smash Photographer | Simple Blue and White Cake Smash Photo Shoot

This Was My Favourite Cake Smash That I've Photographed In My Calgary Studio!

I know I shouldn't pick favourites but really this was my favourite cake smash I've ever photographed.  Firstly, because Ryland is super adorable with a sweet personality and winning smile.  Secondly, because he leaned over and shoved his face right into the cake.  Luckily his cake was a small, round, cake because he ate a lot of it.

We started out with a few photographs of Ryland in his stylish denim outfit with suspenders.  Those suspenders are just so cute!  Next we set up for a classic, simple, blue and white cake smash.  A banner, a few balloons, the perfect cake, and a happy kid were the perfect combination for this cake smash.

I was thrilled with how it turned out.  We also made an awesome album featuring images from this cake smash which will be a treasure for Ryland's family in years to come.

Interested in booking a cake smash?  I'd love to chat to help you book a session or answer any questions.  Contact me!

I also recently wrote a blog post with 5 tips for a great cake smash that is definitely worth reading to help you get the best cake smash photos of your little one.  

Click to see more adorable one year olds smashing their cakes!

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Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to Suzie Broadbent. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.

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Maternity and Newborn Photographer Calgary | Sweet Baby Boy Newborn Photos in Calgary Studio

Calgary Newborn Photography with Airplane Theme

I photographed Liam's parents maternity photo session and I was super excited to meet baby Liam.  Liam was adorable and we had a number of images we wanted to photograph including some airplane themed images.  Just as can happen to all of us Liam had a rough day the first time we tried to do his newborn photography session.  The family images of baby Liam with his Mom and Dad were taken with no problem.  However, he just didn't want to be put down and photographed by himself.  When this happens I usually ask the family to return to my photo studio in a few days to try again.  I never want a baby to be in discomfort and the baby's health and happiness is always my first priority.

Liam's wonderful family came back and we were able to capture the content, sleepy, newborn pictures we were hoping for.  I've learned that newborns don't operate on our schedules and it is less stressful just to allow them to have an off day.  I'm so glad we kept trying and I was able to give Liam's family an adorable newborn gallery of photographs.  I was able to include a few digital backgrounds as well including an airplane themed image and a sailboat themed photograph.  

Liam is just too cute for words and I'm so glad I was able to photograph him :)  You can also view the family's lovely sunset maternity session.

Interested in booking a photo shoot for your baby?  Book now!

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Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to Suzie Broadbent. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.

Adorable Baby Girl Lemon Themed Cake Smash | Calgary Cake Smash Photographer | Fun Smash Cake Photography in Calgary

Super Cute Lemon Cake Smash Photos Were So Much Fun to Photograph in My Calgary Studio!

When Allison's Mom told me that she was having a lemon themed birthday party I was excited to incorporate the theme into her cake smash photography session!  We started out the photo session with some adorable one year old portraits.  I had a gorgeous lace outfit and headband which went perfectly with the pink background and little bed.  

After we'd photographed a few one year milestone images we started the cake smash.  The lemon decorations and lemons were from her birthday party.  I added those to the background setup and her Mom brought an awesome homemade lemon cake (I kind of wanted to eat it instead of smash it!!).  To top everything off she had the cutest lemon outfit and yellow hair bow.  The entire cake smash was pretty much the cutest thing I've ever photographed!

Allison made short work of the cake.  She smashed it in no time at all and enjoyed every minute.  I was able to capture so many beautiful photos and capture some incredible smiles and expressions!  So much fun!

Interested in booking a cake smash?  I'd love to chat to help you book a session or answer any questions.  Contact me!

I also recently wrote a blog post with 5 tips for a great cake smash that is definitely worth reading to help you get the best cake smash photos of your little one.  

Click to see more adorable one year olds smashing their cakes!

 

 

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Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to Suzie Broadbent. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.

Gorgeous White and Gold Baby Shower | Baby Shower Photography Calgary | Calgary Maternity Photographer

Beautifully Planned and Decorated Baby Shower Photographed in Broadcast Hill

 I had the pleasure of photographing the most amazing baby shower recently. Karolina and her family had every detail of the event planned perfectly.  The decorations were beautiful with a white and gold theme.  The cake and cupcakes were almost too wonderful to eat.  The decor was amazing and also included flowers, candy jars, and balloons.  The food was delicious too! 

To top it off there was also a bouncy house for the kids and a magic show! It was really spectacular and a great way to show how loved this baby is with their friends and family. 

Outside there was a gorgeous waterfall!  I couldn't believe that the outside of the community hall was lovely too...what are the chances??  We were able to capture some fun group photographs of all their friends and family as well as a few maternity portraits of the couple and their beautiful daughter.  

I've truly never attended a baby shower as spectacular as this one!  I was thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph it!

Having a professional photographer at your baby shower to document your event is a great idea!  You can relax and enjoy the moment and know that every detail will be captured.  You don't have to depend on friends with cell phones trying to take pictures in poor light or with low quality cameras.  I'd love to chat about your event!  Contact me

Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to Suzie Broadbent. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.

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Beautiful Sunset Maternity Photos in Bowness Park | Outdoor Maternity Photography in Calgary | Calgary Pregnancy Photographer

Sunset Maternity Photography by the River

This is one of my favourite maternity sessions that I have photographed to date.  I met up with Alicia and Andrew and Bowness Park.  Bowness Park is a gorgeous location that has so much variety including lovely trees, grassy areas, the Bow River and the lagoon.  Alicia and Andrew are such a fun couple who love nature so this location was perfect.  Bowness Park makes you feel like you are in the wilderness while you are really close to home.  We spent a relaxing evening walking around the park and capturing some beautiful maternity photos.

As always, the weather in Calgary was unpredicatble on the day of the pregnancy photo shoot.  As I was waiting for them to arrive the wind was really whipping around.  Luckily, just as they arrived the sun came out and the light for the photos was perfect.  I especially love the photos we captured of Alicia and Andrew together as the sun began to set down by the river.  You can really see what a beautiful connection they have and how excited they are to meet their baby!

Interested in booking a maternity photography session?  I'd love to chat to help you book a photo shoot or answer any questions.  Contact me!

More of my pregnancy/maternity photography can be seen here.

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Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to Suzie Broadbent. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.

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