Baby carriers made in Edmonton: Babuebaby Carriers

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Baby carriers made in Edmonton: Babuebaby Carriers

Edmonton baby carrier designer and occupational therapist Busi of Babuebaby Carriers understands the benefits of babywearing, both for baby and caregiver. So do Tina, an Edmonton mother, and her baby Finley. I spent a fun morning with all three of them and quickly saw how happy Finley was. According to Tina, it wasn’t just a lucky day for us as this happiness is a daily occurrence! Could that be ...

Newborn

Baby carriers made in Edmonton: Babuebaby Carriers

Edmonton baby carrier designer and occupational therapist Busi of Babuebaby Carriers understands the benefits of babywearing, both for baby and caregiver. So do Tina, an Edmonton mother, and her baby Finley. I spent a fun ...

Newborn

Baby carriers made in Edmonton: Babuebaby Carriers

Edmonton baby carrier designer and occupational therapist Busi of Babuebaby Carriers understands the benefits of babywearing, both for baby and ...

Le Noël des campeurs

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Le Noël des campeurs

Have you ever heard of le Noël des campeurs, or Camper’s Christmas? This Quebec tradition traces back to many years ago when it was hard for big families to get together in the ...

Family

Le Noël des campeurs

Have you ever heard of le Noël des campeurs, or Camper’s Christmas? This Quebec tradition traces back to ...

Edmonton postpartum doula

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Edmonton postpartum doula—an interview with Lily and Oak

Are you familiar with the word doula? I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t until a friend of mine hired an Edmonton postpartum doula years ago. I had stopped by my friend’s ...

Newborn

Edmonton postpartum doula—an interview with Lily and Oak

Are you familiar with the word doula? I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t until a friend of ...

FAMILY: (UN)EXPECTED photography exhibit online gallery

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FAMILY: (UN)EXPECTED—documentary family photography exhibit in Arles

Oh my! I just looked at photos of the city of Arles in France, and I so wish I could be there right now! Not only is it a beautiful Provençal city that inspired ...

Family

FAMILY: (UN)EXPECTED—documentary family photography exhibit in Arles

Oh my! I just looked at photos of the city of Arles in France, and I so wish I could ...

Family photos in your Edmonton backyard

Family

10 great locations for memorable family photos around Edmonton this summer

Not sure where to go for fun family photos around Edmonton this summer? Here are 10 great locations to explore or rediscover for a great family experience—with a few unconventional spots! 1. Your backyard I bet ...

Family

10 great locations for memorable family photos around Edmonton this summer

Not sure where to go for fun family photos around Edmonton this summer? Here are 10 great locations to explore or ...

Pigeon Lake Provincial Park photography

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Camping at Pigeon Lake Provincial Park—a fun family photography experience

Have you ever been to Pigeon Lake Provincial Park in Alberta? I went for the first time last summer and was quite pleased with the campground. Lots of trees, 10 km of biking or hiking trails, ...

Family

Camping at Pigeon Lake Provincial Park—a fun family photography experience

Have you ever been to Pigeon Lake Provincial Park in Alberta? I went for the first time last summer and ...

Edmonton prenatal class by Labour Day Prenatals

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Edmonton prenatal class with Labour Day Prenatals

Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs out there. It doesn’t come with a college or university degree, and no instruction manual could ever hold the solutions and answers to all of ...

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Edmonton prenatal class with Labour Day Prenatals

Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs out there. It doesn’t come with a college or university ...

Sherwood Park photographer in international exhibit

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First group photography exhibit for Sherwood Park photographer

Guess what? From June 13 to July 16, 2022, your favourite Sherwood Park photographer (hehe, me!) is participating in her first group photography exhibit! Documentary Family Photographers Worldwide (DFP) presents its third virtual photography exhibition, Community, in the ...

Family

First group photography exhibit for Sherwood Park photographer

Guess what? From June 13 to July 16, 2022, your favourite Sherwood Park photographer (hehe, me!) is participating in her first group photography ...

Weekly meal plan: a culinary family excursion at home

Family

Weekly meal plan: a culinary family excursion at home

I love good food and travel. When I can combine both experiences, it’s a true delight! My husband and I visited quite a few countries before having kids. We saw many great places and ...

Family

Weekly meal plan: a culinary family excursion at home

I love good food and travel. When I can combine both experiences, it’s a true delight! My husband and ...

Woman looking at herself in mirror

Family

How to like yourself more in photos

Many people don’t like having their photo taken because they don’t like their appearance in photos. So when it comes to documentary family photography, where you’re photographed just as you are, without ...

Family

How to like yourself more in photos

Many people don’t like having their photo taken because they don’t like their appearance in photos. So when ...

Marie-Pierre on the other side of the camera

Family

My experience on the other side of the camera

Last summer, I got to be on the other side of the camera during my family’s first documentary photo session. It was about time I got to feel the way my clients feel! Although ...

Family

My experience on the other side of the camera

Last summer, I got to be on the other side of the camera during my family’s first documentary photo ...

Celebrating motherhood in Edmonton

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Celebrating the best of motherhood in Edmonton

To all you mothers out there, whether you live in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Beaumont, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain or elsewhere in the world… I hope you know how awesome you are! Have you ...

Family

Celebrating the best of motherhood in Edmonton

To all you mothers out there, whether you live in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Beaumont, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain ...

Edmonton documentary family photography

Family

Why you don’t need to worry about feeling weird during your documentary family photography session

You have to be open-minded to let a photographer join you in the intimacy of your home. To let them witness the chaos, the love and the intricacies that make you and your family so ...

Family

Why you don’t need to worry about feeling weird during your documentary family photography session

You have to be open-minded to let a photographer join you in the intimacy of your home. To let them ...

What to do during your photo session

Family

Day-in-the-life family photography: what to do during your session?

If you’ve read the first two articles of this series about day-in-the-life family photography, you have a better idea of what it is and how long your photo session should be. But what if ...

Family

Day-in-the-life family photography: what to do during your session?

If you’ve read the first two articles of this series about day-in-the-life family photography, you have a better idea ...

Day-in-the-life family photo session

Family

How long should your day-in-the-life family photo session be?

It’s called a day-in-the-life family photo session for a reason. But I’d say it’s not really a photo session. It’s more like a regular day in your life where you invite ...

Family

How long should your day-in-the-life family photo session be?

It’s called a day-in-the-life family photo session for a reason. But I’d say it’s not really a ...

Kid cutting paper spiral

Family

How to make a bouquet of paper roses with your kids

I used to do crafts with my kids at least once a week. We’d wake up on a Saturday or Sunday morning, quietly get the crafting supplies out and look for something fun to ...

Family

How to make a bouquet of paper roses with your kids

I used to do crafts with my kids at least once a week. We’d wake up on a Saturday ...

Day in the life family photography in Stony Plain

Family

Day-in-the-life family photography

Did you know that day-in-the-life family photography is the best way for you and your kids to time travel? In just a day, you get to create an invaluable time capsule of what your life ...

Family

Day-in-the-life family photography

Did you know that day-in-the-life family photography is the best way for you and your kids to time travel? In ...

Sherwood Park photographer award

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Sherwood Park photographer awarded first place in international photography competition

I cried. Not just once, but quite a few times that morning. It wasn’t because I, Marie-Pierre Castonguay, a Sherwood Park family photographer, had just found out I was awarded first place in an ...

Family

Sherwood Park photographer awarded first place in international photography competition

I cried. Not just once, but quite a few times that morning. It wasn’t because I, Marie-Pierre Castonguay, a ...

Edmonton shop local

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Edmonton parents: shop local this holiday season

The supply chain is disrupted, small businesses are struggling. What better reason to shop local and give back to your community this holiday season? Edmonton parents, I had the chance to discover many great vendors ...

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Edmonton parents: shop local this holiday season

The supply chain is disrupted, small businesses are struggling. What better reason to shop local and give back to your ...

Enjoy this phase of your child's life longer with photography

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Enjoy this phase of your child’s life longer with photography

It’s the little things you want to hold onto. The ones you know won’t last forever, like the way they love being held, how they blow kisses, their sweet innocence, the funny things ...

Family

Enjoy this phase of your child’s life longer with photography

It’s the little things you want to hold onto. The ones you know won’t last forever, like the ...

Boy eating ice cream

Family

9 ice cream shops to visit with your family in and around Edmonton

Have you noticed the many ice cream shops and food trucks that have popped up in and around Edmonton in the last few years? The summer of 2021 was particularly hot so I decided to give ...

Family

9 ice cream shops to visit with your family in and around Edmonton

Have you noticed the many ice cream shops and food trucks that have popped up in and around Edmonton in ...

Reynolds-Alberta Museum

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Visiting the Reynolds-Alberta Museum with kids

You know when you go somewhere without expecting much and are pleasantly surprised? That’s exactly how I felt when we visited the Reynolds-Alberta Museum with our kids last weekend—I couldn’t stop saying ...

Family

Visiting the Reynolds-Alberta Museum with kids

You know when you go somewhere without expecting much and are pleasantly surprised? That’s exactly how I felt when ...

Family

Why dads love documentary family photo sessions

This is a true short story. A woman says, all excited, “Honey, we’re gonna have a family photo session in a few weeks!” Her better half responds, disgruntled, “Not another photo session…” That was ...

Family

Why dads love documentary family photo sessions

This is a true short story. A woman says, all excited, “Honey, we’re gonna have a family photo session ...

Questions for kids to answer about dad

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Questions for kids to answer about dad

Version française à la fin de l’article Remember my printable Questions for kids to answer about mom? I’ve adapted them for dads because Father’s Day is coming up and they deserve the ...

Family

Questions for kids to answer about dad

Version française à la fin de l’article Remember my printable Questions for kids to answer about mom? I’ve ...

Girl swinging on a hammock

Family

6 reasons to hire a documentary family photographer this summer

The cold winter days are finally behind us. Who would have thought we’d get snow in the middle of May this year in Edmonton? Craziness! Nonetheless, spring had sprung, the kids have changed, and ...

Family

6 reasons to hire a documentary family photographer this summer

The cold winter days are finally behind us. Who would have thought we’d get snow in the middle of ...

How do you want to feel when you look back at your family photos

Family

How do you want to feel when you look back at your family photos?

Five to ten years from now, how do you want to feel when you look back at your family photos? I wish I could go back to 2015 and ask myself the same question. I don’...

Family

How do you want to feel when you look back at your family photos?

Five to ten years from now, how do you want to feel when you look back at your family photos? ...

Lifestyle or documentary family photography—how to choose the right style for your family?

Family

Lifestyle or documentary family photography—how to choose the right style for your family?

I know why you’ve landed here! You’re interested in a style of photography that looks and feels natural. You’ve heard of lifestyle and documentary family photography, but you don’t know how ...

Family

Lifestyle or documentary family photography—how to choose the right style for your family?

I know why you’ve landed here! You’re interested in a style of photography that looks and feels natural. ...

Why you need to be in your photos to remember this stage of your child's life

Family

Why you need to be in your photos to remember this stage of your child’s life

As a parent, it’s tempting to photograph every single thing about your child—and I don’t blame you! You’re so in love with that little person! You just want to remember the ...

Family

Why you need to be in your photos to remember this stage of your child’s life

As a parent, it’s tempting to photograph every single thing about your child—and I don’t blame you! ...

Questions for kids to answer about mom

Family

Questions for kids to answer about mom

Version française à la fin de l’article Mother’s Day is coming up and I want to share the gift I like to receive the most from my children: Questions for kids to answer ...

Family

Questions for kids to answer about mom

Version française à la fin de l’article Mother’s Day is coming up and I want to share the ...

How to bottle up and relive your memories with photography

Family

How to bottle up your memories with meaningful photography

Do you ever wish your photos had a little something… more? Something that would make you feel the way you felt when they were taken and allow you to relive the moment? The following story ...

Family

How to bottle up your memories with meaningful photography

Do you ever wish your photos had a little something… more? Something that would make you feel the way you ...

Gift giving in 2020 | Non-toy gift ideas

Family

Non-toy gift ideas

2020 has been different on so many levels and will continue to be until the very end. What are the holidays going to be like for your family this year? Social gatherings are prohibited until further ...

Family

Non-toy gift ideas

2020 has been different on so many levels and will continue to be until the very end. What are the holidays ...

Funny moment between father and daughter

Family

Backyard fun | Sherwood Park family photography

This Sherwood Park family spends a lot of time in their backyard. They thought it would be the perfect setting for their short family photography session—and with good reason! They have a nice outdoor ...

Family

Backyard fun | Sherwood Park family photography

This Sherwood Park family spends a lot of time in their backyard. They thought it would be the perfect setting ...

Family of four on their quads

Family

Outdoor family session

I launched my new website with a giveaway to end the strange summer of 2020 on a light note. Along with the giveaway came a special offer—you can now book a one-hour outdoor family session. ...

Family

Outdoor family session

I launched my new website with a giveaway to end the strange summer of 2020 on a light note. Along with ...

Mother and toddler play scoop ball together as father and older daughter watch

Family

Physical distancing photo session in Edmonton

End of May 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic had been going on for a little over two months in Alberta. I had stayed home and practiced social and physical distancing since the very beginning of the government ...

Family

Physical distancing photo session in Edmonton

End of May 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic had been going on for a little over two months in Alberta. I had ...

Family making pancakes in the kitchen. Mother kissing daughter on the forehead.

Family

They encourage their kids to be themselves

Jill and Natty have four kids ages 6 and under. Although their life must be crazy at times, they have a pretty laid back parenting style. They encourage their kids to be themselves and want them ...

Family

They encourage their kids to be themselves

Jill and Natty have four kids ages 6 and under. Although their life must be crazy at times, they have a ...

Boys playing with a scooter

Family

Tofield family photographer

Karine, Andy and their three kids live on an acreage in Beaver County, Alberta. One morning, I drove from Sherwood Park to their property to act as their Tofield family photographer. When I arrived, the ...

Family

Tofield family photographer

Karine, Andy and their three kids live on an acreage in Beaver County, Alberta. One morning, I drove from Sherwood ...

Boy making fresh ravioli

Family

A day in the life of a Southern Alberta family

It was a beautiful Monday morning in June. I woke up in my converted car-camper (a Honda Fit) after a nice weekend camping in Canmore with my own family. I was excited to go and ...

Family

A day in the life of a Southern Alberta family

It was a beautiful Monday morning in June. I woke up in my converted car-camper (a Honda Fit) after a ...

Mother, two daughters and grandmother looking at newborn boy

Newborn

Hospital newborn photo session

I hopped in Grandma’s vehicle and we were off to Edmonton’s Grey Nuns Hospital for a newborn photo session. It was very noisy in the vehicle and we adults could barely have a ...

Newborn

Hospital newborn photo session

I hopped in Grandma’s vehicle and we were off to Edmonton’s Grey Nuns Hospital for a newborn photo ...

Dad pretends to eat daughter's hand

Family

Remember the little things

Chelsey is a nurse and has a flexible work schedule, so she gets to spend a lot of time at home with her sweet girl. Watching her interact and experience the world with wonder and ...

Family

Remember the little things

Chelsey is a nurse and has a flexible work schedule, so she gets to spend a lot of time at ...

Family walking in Canmore

Family

Escape to Canmore for a family photo session

Mallory and Jeff are from Edmonton and both share the same passion for fitness and the outdoors. A few years ago, they lucked out on a great condo deal in the Three Sisters development in ...

Family

Escape to Canmore for a family photo session

Mallory and Jeff are from Edmonton and both share the same passion for fitness and the outdoors. A few years ...

Documentary newborn photography

Newborn

Documentary newborn photography

Newborn photography in a studio usually happens within baby’s first two weeks of life. A young newborn is usually very sleepy, so it is much easier to achieve specific poses at that time. With ...

Newborn

Documentary newborn photography

Newborn photography in a studio usually happens within baby’s first two weeks of life. A young newborn is usually ...

Mother bottle feeding newborn boy. Older sister strokes the baby's hair.

Newborn

Welcoming a new baby in the family

As a mother of twins, I often get to experience things only once, or twice in a short period of time. I find myself lucky to have two children without having undergone the toughest stages ...

Newborn

Welcoming a new baby in the family

As a mother of twins, I often get to experience things only once, or twice in a short period of ...

Mom laughing, dad kissing girl, baby looking—It's fun baking Christmas cookies with the kids

Family

Baking Christmas cookies with the kids

The winter Holiday Season is magical for many families. It’s a time to get together, celebrate and honour family traditions. Baking Christmas cookies with the kids is a favourite for many families. Not only ...

Family

Baking Christmas cookies with the kids

The winter Holiday Season is magical for many families. It’s a time to get together, celebrate and honour family ...

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