Back to School Photos | Children Photographers Calgary

I recently hosted a Back to School photo event in my backyard.

I wanted to capture some simple, real and natural images for some friends…as opposed to the cheesy blue backdrop ones that most schools have. You know the ones? 🙂

The kids were so adorable. And such troopers for braving a frosty fall morning.

Who knew it was fall already?! I guess that’s why people have indoor studios, hey? 🙂

Anyway, here are some of the cuties that stopped by for a quick photo. Can’t wait for the next event!

If you’d like to host your own Back to School photo event, drop me a line and I’ll fill you in on the details.


Kate Daniel is a natural light, lifestyle photographer focusing on family, children and newborn photography in the Calgary, Alberta area.

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In home photos after baby number two | Calgary Newborn Photographers

A month or so ago I did some in home photos with Amber and Jason when baby number two came.

I am always so grateful when people welcome me into their home during those precious early days after a baby is born. My hope is that they will treasure the photos for years to come.

I asked Amber what it was like to have two kids now. Here’s what she said:

I’m sure all moms say this but for sure I’ve felt my heart double in size. I also think having Rowan after Parker really makes me see how babies grow up so quickly. Parker seems like such a big boy now. I can’t believe he ever used to be so small. Just so grateful for my two beauties. It took a while for Parker to warm up to Rowan but after he held her for photos he really makes a point of kissing her every morning before he leaves for daycare.



Kate Daniel is a Calgary, Alberta based natural light, lifestyle photographer focusing on family, children and baby photos.

Simple, real, natural – your life, my lens.

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Momma-to-be sunset session | Calgary maternity photographer

A couple weeks ago this gorgeous momma-to-be (aka sister-in-law) turned into a momma!

We were over the moon to welcome the little one into the family (pics to come) and are so excited for her parents as they enter into the next chapter of their lives.

And, of course, our daughter is elated to have a girl “cousint” now to go along with her boy “cousint.” I don’t have the heart to tell her how to say the word correctly…cause it think “cousint” is just too cute!






Kate Daniel is a natural light, lifestyle photographer specializing in maternity, newborn and family photography in the Calgary, Alberta area.  Contact me to learn more about my style of photography or to book your next session.

Simple, real, natural – your life, my lens.


Lifestyle photos in the comfort of your home | Calgary family photographers

Lifestyle photos work really well in the comfort of your own home. It’s where we get to be cozy and carefree. It’s where we get to relax and just be ourselves.

But what are lifestyle photos, you ask?

I like to think of them as a blend of documentary and posed shots.

I love capturing the real-life, day-to-day interactions in a family. There are so many things that you do together as a family that might seem trivial or uninspiring to you. But if you really stop to think about it, these are the beautiful moments that make up your life!

Reading bedtime stories. Preparing food as a family. Bear hugs and sloppy kisses. This is the stuff that memories are made of.

But it’s also nice to capture a few “classic” shots as well. The portraits you might hang on the wall. The ones that you print for holiday cards.

A little of this, a little of that. A lot of love. To me, this is what lifestyle photos are made of. And to mom, this is a true reflection of life as it is right now.

“I like marking the passage of time. It’s a way to punctuate our lives. It’s crazy how fast they are changing!”


Kate Daniel is a natural light, lifestyle photographer focusing on family, children and baby photography in the Calgary, Alberta area.

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Best friends and baby bumps | Calgary maternity photographers

What happens when you mix a couple of best friends, their baby bumps and Pinterest? A super fun maternity session!

I have to admit, I was a little apprehensive when asked to shoot these two pregnant besties…because I can’t remember ever doing a maternity session without the other half!

And quite honestly, as much as I love Pinterest it often freaks me out when someone says they want to try something they saw…cause the final pics might not turn out quite as one imagines!

But with a couple of creative, fun-loving hotties…how could we go wrong? I get to say “hotties” cause one of them is my sister-in-law 🙂

Chandra and Courtney rocked their maternity session with some super creative ideas… and shirts to boot! Who knows, maybe they will be the inspiration for some other pregnant best friends…flipping through their Pins.



Kate Daniel is a natural light, lifestyle photographer specializing in maternity, newborn and family photography in the Calgary, Alberta area.  Contact me to learn more about my style of photography or to book your next session.

Simple, real, natural – your life, my lens.