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.




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.