On Location Maternity Session

When Lorinda contacted me to tell me that she and John were expecting again, and wanted to book a maternity session, I was thrilled. This is the third maternity photo shoot we have had together, and each and every session has been unique.

Like this below image, for example. Lorinda sent me a photo of this dress that she had ordered, specifically for this session, so I went to work looking for the perfect location, to execute the idea I had in my head, for how I wanted to photograph her, in this amazing dress.

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A couple of days after shooting the red dress session, I joined the entire family in their home, for a family session. Riel is incredibly excited to be a big sister. I’m looking forward to photographing her with her newborn sibling.

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What I love about this image is that is was not planned. I was actually taking a silhouette image of just Lorinda, when Riel rushed over and insisted on feeling the baby. I loved how it looked so much that we got big brother to jump up for one too.


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After hanging out inside for a bit we decided to head out to explore the woods behind their home. What an perfect location for a winter family portrait.

calgary family photographerThis image! their outfits and the background…it’s definitely a new favorite. The clothing chosen for a session can really help round out an image. I’m so lucky to have such stylish clients.

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Cristiano is the fourth baby I have photographed for this gorgeous family, and he was just as much of a dream to work with as his big sisters, and big brother were.

I know its been quiet around my blog, and I have done a much better job of keeping my facebook page updated recently. Life has been super busy for me over the last year so I have let this blog go a bit neglected. I’m hoping to get better about that in the future. In the meantime if you want to connect with me, email (bowesphotography@shaw.ca) is best, as well as on my business facebook page.




Bowes Photography is a Calgary, Alberta based custom professional portrait studio. Specializing in maternity photography, newborn baby art and baby photography, child photography, and family photography, with 19 years professional experience. For more examples of our work please visit the main website or scroll through past sessions on the blog. If you are interested in a customized professional photography experience, please get in touch via the contact section on the blog, or website.

Now booking fall family portrait sessions in the Calgary area.


Celebrating Mothers Mini Session Event – 2016


Saturday April 16th only two session times left. One in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Sunday April 17th if fully booked.

Booking for this years Celebrating Mothers Mini Sessions is well under way. Those on the wait list had the opportunity to book in advance. I am now opening up booking to anyone.

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WHO are these sessions for?


All mothers! – Expecting mothers, new mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, generations.

WHAT is the focus of these sessions?

The idea behind these sessions is to keep the images ultra simple. My focus is on you and the special bond you share with your children. These are relationship based images.

WHY just sessions for moms?

Often times it is the moms job to be the chief picture taker in most families. We are not in nearly enough images with our children as a result of that. These session focus on capturing images of mom and those she loves most. The goal of these sessions is to take away all distractions and focus on the relationship between a mother and her child(ren). We will create beautiful, timeless images celebrating that love.


April 16 & 17 (limited spots left)

You can contact me through the contact section here, the website, or through email at bowesphotography@shaw.ca

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I posted a update about my annual Celebrating Mothers sessions, on facebook Saturday night. Since then the wait list for these sessions has grown to over half of the actual sessions available. If you are thinking about booking one of these sessions and want to be guaranteed a spot once the details are released, please email me at : bowesphotography@shaw.ca ASAP to avoid disappointment.

A few of Shannon’s images from last years session.

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Celebrating Mothers Mini Sessions

Its that time of year again! Time to start scheduling my yearly Celebrating Mothers portrait sessions.

My Celebrating Mothers Mini Sessions are for moms and their kids….of all ages. What an incredible gift to give your grandma, mom, sister, wife, your children, and the generations to come.

The waiting list is filling up, and fast.

Email: bowesphotography@shaw.ca to be added.

Those on the waiting list will get session details early this week, and the opportunity to secure the date and time of their choice. The remaining sessions, if there are any, will then be posted publicly, nearer the end of the week. Those will be booked on a first come basis.

A few images from Tara’s session last year.

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