Breathtaking Outdoor Family Photoshoots (No Matter the Weather!)

Thank you for stopping by. I'm Jamie, a newborn, family, and branding photographer in Edmonton, AB Canada. If you have any questions about family photoshoots or would like to schedule a session, click here.

In the fall of 2019, this stunning mom of two entered a giveaway and won a family photoshoot with me! (Eeek!) 🥂

She chose to wait until summer for her shoot so we could take advantage of the lovely weather. Recently, I met her family at my most favourite outdoor location for their session!

This spot is divine for taking photos. It's a small, schoolyard park on the south side of Edmonton. There's a playground where your kids can play after the photos (because making this a fun experience for them is the name of my game). Plus, it's far enough away from other park-goers, so you still have plenty of privacy.

The location was ideal. The family, absolutely gorgeous. And, the weather had been clear and sunny all day.

But, wouldn't you know it, as soon as we started shooting, the clouds rolled in. We heard thunder in the distance. There was no doubt about it, a storm was coming fast!

You might assume, "They'll have to reschedule." But here's the deal. I know how much time and effort moms put into their family photos. You plan outfits, get everyone ready, and take time out of your already packed schedule to do this.

I see you, Mom, and I honour the love you put into making photos happen! So believe me when I say, rescheduling is my absolute last resort.

This photoshoot is a perfect example. We got the last 5 poses for this family done in about 7 minutes! And they turned out breathtaking.

I'm sharing this with you because I know for moms, worrying about photoshoot day can be stressful. But it doesn't have to be. It's my job to direct your kids where to stand, where to look, etc. You get to kick back and simply enjoy being together.

Even if the weather throws us a surprise, I'm prepared to work with that and get your photos done quickly (but with the same amazing quality!).

Even if your kids are shy or feeling grumpy, I've got tricks (and snacks hidden in my bag😉), so your photos will turn out beautifully.

Even if your kids just want to run around and play tag and you're worried they aren't cooperating, trust me, I'll get photos of them playing together that you'll cherish for years.

Even if you don't know what to wear or how to coordinate outfits, I got your back! You'll get a style guide created by a professional stylist with every shoot plus a consultation with me to go over everything.

Lousy weather, kids who don't like their photo taken ~ all of this is welcome here because it's real life.

No matter what, rest assured Mama, you'll walk away with memories and photos you'll look back on with love.

I hope this post was helpful! If you have any questions, or are in the Edmonton area and want to schedule your family photos now, click here.

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