Awesome woman in Fish Creek Park | Calgary head shot photographer

I have known this fabulous woman for a long time. And what I know is that she’s a nurturer, a healer and one-of-a-kind. So I couldn’t wait to do some head shots with her in my favourite Fish Creek Park spot.

Mardi’s got a certain “je ne sais quoi” about her.  It’s hard to explain…but if you’ve ever spent any time with her you’ll know that she has something magical. She possesses a deep “knowing” quality…and has a strong confidence about her.

So it’s no surprise to me that she has created a business for herself centered around this knowing, called Journey’s Edge Facilitation & Guidance.

Mardi, who works with individuals and also groups, helps people to push past their comfort zones. She believes that when we explore our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual edges we find our strengths and learn about possibilities for ourselves that we never knew existed before.

If you’re looking to learn a little more about her services, here’s her bio:

Authentic, safe and curious exploration of your edges to inspire growth & possibility.

Mardi has a passion for supporting people who are actively seeking change by helping them to discover what might be getting in their way.

She has been facilitating positive changes in children, youth and families through her work in social services and non-profit agencies for more than 15 years.

Her hand-on experience, combined with her belief that ‘you are the expert on you,’ infuses her private practice with presence and depth.

Mardi uses a number of psychosomatic tools which offer grounding, guidance, reflection, empowerment and growth.

If you would like to learn more about Mardi and her work with Journey’s Edge Facilitation & Guidance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with her at: [email protected]

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Contact me to learn more or to book a photo session.

Mother and child photos | Calgary family photographers

Our child wrapped up her first year of preschool today, and these two women now have a well deserved summer break!

Twice a week my daughter was greeted by the most welcoming teachers – Miss Meghan and Miss Chandra – at the Learning Tree Preschool. They have a gift for making each child that walks through their doors feel like they are the centre of the universe. So I can only imagine how confident and self-assured their own daughters must feel.

I was honoured to be able capture some mother-daughter moments for these ladies during the recent Mother’s Day tea.

If you’re in the Southwood area of Calgary and are looking for a preschool for your 3 or 4 year old next year, be sure to check out Meghan’s school. Here’s a little taste of the environment that she strives to create:

To create a fun, innovative, creative and safe environment to develop the “whole child,” intellectually, socially, cognitively and physically.  We will engage children to learn through play, exploring, experimenting and one another.  Providing them with a sense of security, belonging and self while being a part of a classroom of caring and respecting others.

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Contact me to learn more or to book a photo session.

Twin boys and baby sister | Calgary family photographers

One of my favourite things about being a family photographer is watching the kids grow over the years. I met these twin boys when they were just days old. Now they are busy three year olds and have a baby sister in tow!

I’ve only got one little girl, myself. The days are so busy…they seem to slip away so fast. So I can only imagine what it would be like to have twins AND a baby girl. It must make life that much busier and fly even faster…which is why I think photography is so important. And this mom agrees:

“I feel like the months and years are slipping through my fingers and photos give me something to hold on to. Almost like as long as I have the photos this time in our lives is never really over.”


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Update your head shot | Calgary portrait photographers

When’s the last time you had a nice portrait taken of yourself? High school grad? Your wedding?

Quite honestly, most people don’t jump at the opportunity to get in front of the camera. But sometimes it’s just got to be done.

Maybe you’ve decided it’s time for a new LinkedIn or Facebook profile pic. Maybe you need a professional image for your business and/or website. Or maybe it’s just time that you did something for yourself.

Whatever the reason, I’m happy to help you make the leap from your current mobile phone pic to something that you’ll be proud of.

Update your head shot this spring/summer for just $125. Groups of two or more pay $100 each. Includes 5 full resolution digital images (downloaded).

Contact me to chat about your location ideas. If you’re stumped then I’m happy to give you a few suggestions. Sessions typically take 15-30 minutes and aren’t that painful. Truly.



Kate Daniel is a natural light, lifestyle photographer specializing in head shots, family and children photography in the Calgary, Alberta area.

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

Mom and child preschool photos | Calgary family photographers

You know what I love about preschool-aged kids? Their unpredictability!

Every child is so different (and fabulous) in front of camera. Some eat it up. Some shy away. And some just use it as another opportunity to show off their silliness.

Silly, sweet, loving… No matter what the look, you can tell that these kids sure do adore their moms! And I adore being able to capture these sweet moments between mother and child.

And of course words like this are what it’s all about:

“Thank you for so graciously giving your time to capture these photos of us. You captured more than just a mother and daughter. You gave us a keepsake, a memory to hold close. This is our last child going through preschool. It’s not going to be long until both my babies are in school all day and I don’t have a little one to snuggle at home anymore. Thank you for capturing our snuggle.”

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Contact me to learn more or to book a session.