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 ( 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

Celebrating Mothers | Shannon

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 : 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: 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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Fall Mini Sessions, 2015

Its that time again, one of my most favorite times of the year. Fall family mini sessions!

Previous clients who requested to be on the wait list, had the opportunity to pre-book their sessions, leaving only a handful left available.

As of this moment, I only have:

Saturday, September 20th.
~fully booked

Saturday, September 26th.
~fully booked

Sunday, September 27th.
~fully booked

Remaining sessions will be booked on a first come basis, and here is how you do it.

Email your preferred date AND the package you would like to reserve to :


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This is a great opportunity to get some updated family images and take care of a few Christmas gifts at the same time. So, if you are thinking about booking, don’t delay! I expect these last few sessions to book up quickly.