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.

Source: www.windrushimages.com

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.

Source: www.windrushimages.com

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.

Source: www.windrushimages.com

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.

Source: www.windrushimages.com

Harry Potter Themed Baby Pictures | Calgary Baby Photographer | Adorable Baby Photos in Calgary

Cute Harry Potter Baby Photography in Calgary

This Harry Potter themed photo shoot with Allison was one of my all time favourites!  I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and so is Allison's Mom.  She had the perfect outfit with the quote "Snuggle This Muggle" and I provided the Harry Potter scarf, wand, glasses, books and little stuffed owl (Hedwig).  Allison loved holding the glasses but didn't want to put them on so I used a little Photoshop magic to create an image with her wearing them after the photo shoot :)  Seriously, these baby photos could not be more adorable!

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

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 Harry Potter themed photos for little girls first birthday pictures by baby photographer Suzie Broadbent in Calgary, Alberta

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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Great Locations Around Calgary for Family Photographs | Top Ten Locations for Family Photos in Calgary | Family Photographer Calgary

I love outdoor family photography!  There are so many beautiful and diverse locations in and around Calgary for amazing family photos.  With so much beauty in our area it can be difficult to decide on where to have photos done.  My clients often have trouble deciding on a location when it comes to outdoor family photos...so I decided to write this post to give some ideas for the best locations in Calgary. 

This time around I'm focusing on my favourite park settings in Calgary.  I'll discuss urban and out of town locations in another post.  I'm always open to photographing in new locations around Calgary...we are limited by nothing except our imaginations!  If your favorite spot didn't make my list please leave me a comment....I'd love to check out your favourite spot :)

Best Parks for Family Photography in Calgary

1. Baker Park

This is one of my favourite locations.  It's perfect in every season, particularly Fall.  Beautiful trees, lovely pathways, and river access.  Baker Park is great for families with small children or for seniors/people with limited mobility as you don't have to walk far for great scenery.  Also, the park is generally not too busy and there is lots of parking.

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 Fall Family photos in Baker Park for family of 5 in Calgary photographed by Windrush Images

More Information and Map - 9333 Scenic Bow Rd. N.W.

2. Confederation Park

A lovely location with beautiful curved wooden bridges make Confederation Park a favorite for family photos in Calgary.  It also features, beautiful trees, ponds and lots of green space.  Confederation Park is particularly stunning for Fall family photos as there are always beautiful colors and lots of leaves.

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 Family photo shoot in the Fall leaves at Confederation Park in Calgary

Location and Map 24 Ave. & 14 St. N.W. to 30 Ave. & 10 St. N.W.

3. Bowness Park

Another Calgary favorite for family and maternity photography especially for families and couples that love the water.  With a beautiful lagoon and easy access to the river it can't be beat.  Bowness Park also features beautiful trees, a playground, boating, and a cafe.  It can be a great place to relax and reward the kids after the family photo shoot.

Parking can be very busy in the summer months, which can be a bit of a down side to this location.  Little kids may also be easily distracted by the playground and other activities for children so strategic location planning is needed with little kids to reach the playground at the end of the photos!

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 Lovely couple relaxing on a bench by the water at Bowness Park in Calgay photographed by Windrush Images in Calgary

Location and Map: 900 48 Ave. N.W.

4. Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

A hidden gem in the Calgary area, Silver Springs Botanical Gardens is a spectacular garden that not many people outside of the Silver Springs community know about.  There are gardens of all types of flowers, wooded areas, and even a labyrinth!  It is beautiful in all seasons.

This area also doubles as an off leash dog park so you and your children should be comfortable around dogs if you choose this location for your family photographs.  This also means it can be a great place for family pictures if you are including your family dog in the photos.

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5. Fish Creek Park

A great location if you are looking for a more rustic setting for family photos around Calgary.  Old wooden fences, old buildings, a red barn building, beautiful trees, open fields, water access this park is huge and has everything you need for great family photos.

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6. Bowmont Park

Bowmont Park is another unique Calgary location for family photography.  Its hilly setting and lush green space create a stunning background for your family photos.  In some areas there are wooden walkways and even a waterfall if you don't mind a bit of a walk.  This area is best for older children (ages 5 and up that don't mind walking around to find great spots).

 Family photo of Calgary family of five in Bowmont Park surrounded by green hills and standing on a wodden path.

More Information and Map 85 St. N.W. & 48 Ave. N.W.

7. North Glenmore Park

North Glenmore Park is a really beautiful location for maternity or family photos.  With views of the Glenmore Reservoir, wooded areas, green space and small ponds there is tons of variety.

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 Pregnant couple in North Glenmore Park in Calgary posing in tall grass on a sunny day 

More Information and Map 7305 Crowchild Tr. S.W.

8. Your Own Backyard

Sometimes there is nothing better than having pictures done in your own backyard.  This is especially perfect when there is a large group involved that inlcudes little kids and seniors.  Everyone is in familiar territory and there is no walking around to find the perfect location.  Have the family meet at your house and have a blast capturing images of your family!

 Large extended Calgary family photographed in their backyard by family photographer Suzie Broadbent of Windrush Images

9. Your Lakeside Community

There are several lakeside communities around Calgary including, Auburn Bay, Arbour Lake, Coral Springs, Lake Bonavista, Lake Chaparral, Lake Sundance, Mahogany, Mindapore Lake, and McKenzie Lake.  You must be a member of the community to use these locations and a membership card is required by the family members. I've had the opportunity to photograph a family in Auburn Bay and the lake area is simply stunning with a large beach, bridges, waterfall, and green space.  If you live in a Lake Community and would like to have your family pictures taken in your own community this is a great option.

10. Your Neighbourhood

Some of my favourite family photo shoots around Calgary have taken place in my clients own meaningful neighbourhood locations.  Some examples include a ravine in your neighbourhood, a simple road side location, and your local neigbourhood park.  

I'll talk about urban settings, mountain settings and Calgary surrounding area locations in a future post as this one is getting a bit long :)

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

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.

Source: www.windrushimages.com