Sweet Ginger Photography Calgary Maternity, Newborn, Family and Child Photographer » Calgary Maternity, Newborn, Family and Child Photographer

Recently I’ve been updating all of the products I’m offering my clients. I used to do baby announcements when I first started (almost 8 years ago!) and then I stopped for awhile. Clients were ordering from Minted which, don’t get me wrong, I love Minted and they offer some really gorgeous announcements but, with the exchange rate and shipping Minted can get a bit pricey. So I decided to source my own designs that reflect my clientele and their aesthetic. Announcements that I could offer at a good price while still getting amazing quality. These cards are so lovely. I have them printed on a thick felt paper and the print quality of the photos is perfect. I’ll often see really cute baby announcements but the photo itself has not printed well. These ones won’t disappoint! If I’m coming to photograph your baby and you want to see them in person just let me know and I’ll bring along some samples so you can see them for yourself. Below are four of my new designs but please take a minute and browse all twelve of the new designs here!
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I can’t believe it’s almost March already! In between sessions and editing and the general busyness with a family of five I’ve been planning our trip to Europe. It’s coming up in less than four months now and I’m realizing I have so much to do to get ready. We were really lucky to get an AMAZING deal on flights. If you don’t follow YYC Deals I highly recommend you do. Our flights were $534 CDN each including taxes from Calgary to Paris – did I mention this is an amazing price?? (*sidenote- when I just linked to YYC Deals I saw he posted another deal from Calgary to Paris, also a really good price for summer!) We’ve been before with the kids – Oliver was 4 and Hugh was 13 months old – so it’s not my first go but it’s still intimidating and a little scary making sure I haven’t forgotten anything. After we got back last time I wrote about my Top 10 Tips for Traveling Abroad with Little Ones which I will definitely be referring back to. I hope when we get back I won’t be writing a post “What Was I Thinking Traveling to Europe with Three Kids?” –:)
This time instead of just France, we’ll also be doing 2 days in London and a week in Scotland. We’ve never been to either so if you have any favourite spots or recommendations please share!
I’ll share more about where we’re staying and our plans in a future blog post but for now I want to share this beautiful family’s recent newborn session!
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I’m oftened asked by maternity clients what they should wear for their session. What to wear for an indoor session can be a lot different than an outdoor one. Do I have to choose more than one outfit? Should I wear dark colours or light? A dress or pants? It can be overwhelming for some. A lot of my clients seem to be naturally good at dressing themselves (I’m not one of those people!). So if you’re like me and you need some guidance in this department I’ve come up with a few tips on dressing for indoor maternity photos.

1. Try and have at least two outfits picked out.
– If you like the more intimate looking ones I would choose one like that and another more clothed – all of the photos below were taken in one room with the exception of the silhouette’s. Having more than one outfit choice helps give variety to the session.

2. Light and layers always look great.
– A light coloured dress, white or off white, is flattering on everyone
– If it’s a loose dress a belt can help define the belly as well
Check out this one and this one.

3. Bralette and cardigan or soft button down shirt OR kimono
– I think a lace bralette works better in photos than a regular bra. It’s softer and the texture photographs well. (I love the combo this Mom chose or black bralette, chambray shirt and simple gold jewellery) Something like this one.
– Choose a soft single coloured cardigan – this super soft one has a bit of texture and just goes well with a soft looking maternity session
– If you’re going with a button down shirt, a chambray one looks great or a soft coloured shirt – think pale blue, pink, grey, white – check out this one in several colours
– A kimono drapes really well and would look great with a bralette or a body-hugging tank. A floral patterned kimono like this one is so pretty

4. Jeans and a tank
– Jeans look great BUT not maternity jeans. The giant elastic waist (which is so comfy!) doesn’t photograph well. Wear your pre-pregnancy jeans and we’ll leave them unbuttoned. Casual and cute.

5. Flowers or Greenery.
– A flower crown is completely up to you. If it’s not your thing, don’t get one. My clients have gotten theirs from Fleurish Flower Shop and Blue Hydrangea. Alternatively you could buy a beautiful bouquet to display in your room or some greenery. Plant has some great modern greenery to choose from. Something alive in a room always helps to add interest.

And that’s it! I’m going to start adding ideas to my Pinterest Board to help clients along with choosing their outfits. So follow along if you’d like some ideas and see the below maternity photos for some awesome outfit inspiration!

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I spoke about how much I love this Momma HERE and I shared her maternity photos with you HERE and now I get to share little baby Roux’s photos! My neighbourhood just got one step cuter when Roux was born. He is always dressed in style and his Mom is going to share her baby favourites soon here on the blog! But for now let’s just enjoy Roux’s newborn pics with his proud Mom and Dad and big brothers.

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This sweet couple was gifted their newborn session from a dear friend. Obviously I’m biased but I do think giving the gift of photography to new parents is a really special gift.

I make it really easy for you to give a session with me as a gift. Simply click HERE. Done. I’ll send you a beautiful card for you to give your friend/family.

NOW, what if you’re the one expecting and you really want photos with me? And maybe you would love if your friends and family could contribute to your session? Like at your baby shower? Contact me and we’ll figure out the best solution for you. I can print some gorgeous little cards to go into your invitations giving your friends and family all the info they need to contribute. Basically they’re just going to go to this link and choose whatever amount they’d like to contribute. Whomever purchases a gift card will be sent a lovely card they can give you at your shower. So easy!

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