It's an experience.

And it's time to invest in your memories.

So what can you expect at a session with me? Well, I do things a little differently.

I'm not here to create picture-perfect images made up of stiff poses and forced smiles. I'm here to capture beautiful, heartfelt, authentic moments. Moments you can cherish forever before they pass too quickly.

I'm all about...

Gut busting laughs.

Real smiles.

Cozy cuddles.

Emotional connections.


And I'm here to make it as easy & stress-free as possible!

Beautiful, romantic couple lifestyle photos in summer at Nose Hill Park in Calgary Alberta.

The process

The process

Here is how it works:

Beautiful black & white of in-home lifestyle newborn photos in Calgary Alberta by Love & Sunshine Photography.

1. Book your session.

Once you book a time with me, I'll send you a contract to sign and a short questionnaire to get to know you better & we'll start planning everything from outfits & locations - all done electronically. You'll also receive resources & info to help make your life easier, so you feel confident & excited for your session. 

2. Make the magic happen.

Time to make memories! With fun, easy prompts and my relaxed approach, I'll help you and your loved ones feel comfortable & present in front of the camera. Yes to real connections and beautiful memories that are "hang on the wall" worthy!

3. Pick your fave images & prints.

Within 3 weeks of the session, I'll deliver your professionally edited digital images via an online gallery straight to your inbox. You choose your favourites, shop for print products, and share your images with friends & family all within the user-friendly gallery!! Then enjoy & reminisce forever.


Collections & pricing for family, couples, maternity & newborn sessions. All collections include:

  • A style guide & wardrobe coordination for everyone, including access to my client closet
  • Location scouting & recommendations
  • Resources to help you prepare for your session
  • An online gallery that you can share with friends & family
  • Print credit to get your memories up on the walls & in the hands of friends & family

Beautiful golden hour photography: Lifestyle family photos with baby at Fish Creek Park, Calgary Alberta.
Beautiful golden hour lifestyle family photos at Fish Creek Park in Calgary Alberta.

The Deluxe Collection

Don’t want to miss a single smile or detail? Me neither! This comprehensive session will ensure enough time to fully capture you & your loved ones from multiple perspectives and varying backdrops, and give you enough photos to keep you smiling for years to come. Perfect for newborns, families, expecting mamas or couples. 




  • Up to 90 minutes of shooting time, allows for outfit changes or two nearby locations
  • All images from session (65+)
  • $100 print credit


Black & white newborn photography: In-home newborn session in Calgary Alberta by Love & Sunshine Photography
Beautiful newborn photography: In-home newborn photos using neutrals in Calgary Alberta by Love & Sunshine Photography.

The Signature Collection

I’m here to capture the smiles, silliness, messes, and everything in between! This session is perfect for those wanting enough time to capture their loved ones in a few different ways, but don't need every single image from their gallery! Perfect for newborns, families, expecting mamas & couples.

  • Up to 60 minutes of shooting time
  • 30 Edited images
  • $50 print credit


Casual romantic couples lifestyle engagement photos at golden hour in Fish Creek Park Calgary Alberta.

The Petite Collection

Want beautiful images of your people but don’t have the time, energy, or budget for a full shoot? I’ve got you covered! This session is perfect for smaller families, expecting mamas or couples. Not recommended for newborns or larger families.



  • 30 minutes of shooting time 
  • 15 Edited images
  • Only available on Tuesdays/Thursdays
  • $25 print credit


Want to make it an adventure?

Add $100 to any of my packages and I'll find the most beautiful location in the Kananaskis mountains or in the desert of Drumheller to capture your memories.

For families up to 6. Extended families add $50 per person to package price.

If booking a newborn & maternity session together, you will receive $100 off the total.

A la carte pricing guide for prints & products available upon request. All sales final.

Print credit must be used before gallery expires.

Print products & packages available through online gallery

Beautiful leather album filled with images from a family photo session to cherish forever.
Details of a custom album made to display beautiful memories from a family photo session in Calgary.

What Clients are saying

What Clients are saying

The Young family

The Young family

Marcella immediately makes everyone feel comfortable with her effortless ease and positivity. She has great suggestions on interesting locations, wardrobe selection and how to style everyone so we looked our best. I am so happy with the beautiful images she captured of us.

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You deserve photos with real moments of love and laughter to celebrate all the love & sunshine in your life and I'm here to help you through every step to get them.


What time of day do you shoot?

While early evenings & golden hour are ideal for that soft, magical light you see in my portfolio of work, I can shoot at any time of day. Time also varies based on location.

Do you offer mini sessions?

Yes! At certain times of year including Mother's Day & Christmas, I offer mini sessions. Be sure to join my email list or follow along on Instagram for my latest offerings.

Where will we shoot?

I love using beautiful scenery to turn your photos into a work of art. Not sure where you want your session? Worry not. Once I know a bit about you, I'll share from experience what works best depending on your needs and wants.

What do I wear?

What you wear for the photo session can really make or break the end result. We will chat about outfit ideas when booking, and if desired, I will assist you in wardrobe selection. I also have a small client closet you can choose from for maternity/newborn sessions at no extra charge. Styling is one of my favourite things to do and I'm good at it, so please take advantage of this free service! With the right styling, we can take your photos from good to AMAZING!

What if the weather is bad?

I shoot in most weather conditions provided it is not dangerous (ie. blizzards, high winds, heat waves). Rain or shine, we will make some magic together!

When will my images be ready?

Galleries can take up to 3 weeks to prepare. If you just can't wait, I will often post a few sneak peeks of your images to my Instagram and Facebook account, so be sure to follow me!

How do I order print products?

Gone are the days when you leave with only digitals and never get around to displaying them how you want. You can order prints, canvas wraps, framed portraits & cards directly from the online gallery I send you, which is then printed from a professional lab for lasting quality. Within 1-3 weeks, you'll have your images to display & enjoy forever!

Ready to create lasting memories?