Family Photos Calgary | the shot that got away

You know that time that you’re pretty sure you took one of the best photos of your life? Well, maybe not the best, but you’re pretty sure you nailed it…?

Any photographer can tell you that taking pictures of their own family is the hardest thing in the world.  Not only are your closest family members likely so sick of the camera in their face, but they’re also so used to it being there that they are never really totally natural…it turns into posey stuff.

Normally, my daughter is all about putting on a show for the camera while my husband couldn’t pull out a natural smile if he was paid for it. It’s always the forced “cheeeeese” kind of look. You know what I mean?

Well, imagine the horror I felt when I thought I uploaded the perfect shot. The one where I actually captured a real-life, blissful moment. The one where they were having so much fun, they forgot the camera was there. The one where they looked up at the perfect moment that the camera went “click.”  And….

And it’s not in focus. I totally nailed it. Except for the focal point. Yep, it’s the shot that got away. But one I can’t seem to toss away.

And this is what keeps me in the never-ending quest of mastering this life-long craft…


Kate Daniel is a natural light, lifestyle photographer specializing in familychildren and newborn 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.

Meet Kate:

Wanna know a secret? I never set out to be an entrepreneur.


In fact, I didn't even consider that, one day, I would run my own business. I just knew that I had a gift and wanted to use it to help others.


Who knew that I'd actually end up helping other like-minded creative women with their business and branding photos?!


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