That's right mama-to-be. You read it correctly. Magical winter maternity photo sessions don't have to be in the Rocky Mountains. They can happen right here in the city of Calgary!
But how, you ask?!
Calgary has a number of beautiful locations for magical winter maternity photos. The right photographer will help you find one you love.
There are SO MANY beautiful locations within the city of Calgary to create the most magical winter maternity photos. And honestly, one of the best thing about locations within Calgary...you do not have to drive 1.5 hours to get to them. When you're 30ish weeks pregnant, this is great news! You're a tad uncomfortable by then, you might be anxious to drive further away that close to your due date, and don't forget all the bathroom trips to relieve your bladder!
Also, I find the weather to be very unpredictable in the mountains--more so than Calgary's ever-changing weather. It's also windy in the mountains. Within the city, there are a number of choices that keep you out of the wind and close to home to get cozy afterwards.
The best photographer for you will have a number of solid choices for winter maternity sessions within the city. Check out their portfolio of work on their website or social media accounts and don't be afraid to ASK QUESTIONS. I myself can think of at least 3 locations off the top of my head that are within the city of Calgary and are stunning for photos!
The session I'm sharing here is one of them. This magical winter maternity session was shot within Fish Creek Park in the south. Fish Creek is a huge provincial park with endless photo opportunities and depending on when you're there and which spot, it can literally feel like you're out of the city and in the mountains.
Now...let's go back to the right photographer thing!
Pick a calgary photographer who specializes in maternity photos.
Besides knowing the city and which spots make for stunning photos, you want a photographer who creates captivating images all the time, and definitely one who specializes in maternity photography.
The best photographer for magical winter maternity photos will have a body of work that uses interesting composition and lighting, so be on the look out for this. Another thing to look out for is how well the photographer captures authentic, heartfelt moments and connections. Capturing emotion is the BEST way to guarantee a magical photo, no doubt. Stiff poses and smiles surely do not feel magical. You'll know you've found the right photographer when you say "WOW" after looking at their work.
Last of all, get to know the photographer you are thinking of working with. Have a conversation on the phone. Make sure you jive well together. This is crucial when aiming for beautiful images. Getting photos done can be nerve-wracking, but that's the last thing you want to express. The more comfortable you are with the photographer, the better the photos will be.
Find these crucial qualities in a photographer and you've got yourself some magical winter maternity photos!
To get magical maternity photos in calgary's winter, Dress the part.
How you dress makes a solid impact on how magical your winter maternity photos will turn out. In fact, with the right wardrobe, you can make ordinary photos extraordinary. So much so that you don't have to drive to the mountains to create the most captivating images. That's the power of styling!
To really up the wow factor and to ensure the most magical winter maternity photos, wear a gown because it screams, "BEAUTIFUL GODDESS." Flowy fabrics make for breathtaking photos, but so do dresses that hug your beautiful baby bump. You can go with soft, subtle colour or dramatic, bold colours - both choices will look stunning. Always wear what you love and get the advice of the photographer, so the colours will work with your location.
Just remember, if you feel confident and comfortable, that will impact the overall look of the photos (and vice versa). The right photographer will help you decide what works best or even provide you with something to wear for the session. You can always get your hair and make up done too! Pamper yourself. The goal is to feel beautiful--this will ensure a magical winter maternity session.
So there you have it...magical winter maternity photos in calgary! No need to leave the city!
Expecting mamas, it is possible. All that's required is a little bit of your own research to find the right photographer. Once you've got that, they can help you with location, wardrobe and feeling like the absolute goddess you are!
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