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Edmonton Maternity Photographer: Jessica expecting

Growing inside me a Baby
to love, tiny and healthy
made with love..
Pink or blue no matter to us
We will love you forever
No matter the cost.
I can’t wait to see you.
It won’t be long now.
36 weeks and 4 more to go.
Author: Vicki Ryan

Engaged, married, now expecting their first….I’ve had the privilege of photographing Jessica for a few major milestones.  I’m so happy for you Jessica and Matt!

I officially opened my doors in late January 2017 and Jessica was one of the first clients to join me in my BRAND NEW STUDIO SPACE. It was perfect because I was able to have beautiful, warm, cozy indoor set-ups ready to go.  I love how these photos turned out!  Congratulations to you Jessica and Matt…I can’t wait to see you in a few short weeks for your newborn portrait session.

If Jessica receives over 20+ comments on this blog post, she will receive a complimentary gift.

If you’d like to book your maternity and/or newborn photos with me you can contact me here.


Edmonton Maternity Portraits: Dena mama-to-be

Congratulations Dena!  You won!

Dena was one of my three FREE MATERNITY SESSION contest winners……and we had to book her session fairly quickly because she is due in just a few short weeks – can you believe it?!  I was especially excited to host her session in my new Edmonton studio space.   I am in love with my new Sweet Life Photography studio space and when I end up with these perfect soft, fresh, dreamy photos I’m thrilled and it motivates me for my next session. I am always happy to photograph maternity sessions outdoors too, but if you are looking for this vibe I’m happy to host you in my studio.

Dena mentioned that if she hadn’t have won the contest she probably wouldn’t have booked maternity photos for herself. I understand, but on the other hand, I am so happy she has these photos of such a special time in her life.

I promise, you will not regret this Dena. Your baby will want to see these photos, trust me…my three little girls love when I show them photos of myself when I was pregnant with them. It’s a bond for life.

To anyone thinking about booking…. my advice would be…DO IT! BOOK!

  • This is what Dena had to say after she saw her photos. “Oh my goodness!! Thank you!! Eeee  Oh my gosh these make me tear up! I can’t wait to show my husband! Thank you so much 🙂 I’ll definitely be sure to share some images with family and friends and spread your contact information!  Your studio is beautiful and you were so great to work with! 🙂 I hope my little family can work with you again in the future <3” 

If you love these photos as much as I do, leave a comment below. If Dena receives over 20+ comments on this blog post she will receive a complimentary gift.  And, of course, you can always view more of my portfolio here.

Teresa - These are absolutely beautiful! I definitely wished I got maternity photos done… next time lol 😉


Sweet Life Photography – Crystal’s baby bump [2 + 1]

I absolutely love photographing maternity photos. It’s a magical time for moms, well, actually for the entire family, to be honest. I remember how excited my two girls were when I was pregnant with our third baby girl (they would rub my tummy, talk to the baby and loved feeling her kicking and moving). When Crystal contacted me for maternity photos for her baby#3 I was thrilled!  You see, I never had maternity photos taken of my first two pregnancies and it saddens me (I have a few iPhone shots or tripod/timer photos, but nothing professional)…I’ve always regretted that, and for my baby#3 I had two maternity sessions done and those images hold a special place in my heart. I knew Crystal needed these maternity photos and it was extra special that her entire family was on-board and just as excited to be in the photos to record this special time for their family.

Little Cole and Lauren had me laughing the entire time they were here and this entire family knows how to snuggle. It was so special to witness and document their love and excitement. I can’t wait to see them again in a few shorts weeks once baby arrives.

If you love these photos as much as I do, leave a comment below. 20+ comments will earn this family a complimentary gift.

If you’d like to book your very own maternity session with Sweet Life Photography you can contact me here. And if you’d like to see more of my portfolio for maternity and newborns you can click here to visit my website.


Cindy Phillips - So beautiful…. what a beautiful family

Ashley - Beautiful pictures

Bev Headon - Great pictures and beautifully done… Love them

Janice - Awww the pictures are beautiful. Love, love, love them all!

Brent Finnestad - Great photos of my sis and bro-in-law, and their kids!

Lynne Lacharite - Love,love, love these pictures. Don’t forget me when you place an order 🙂

Sandi whitney - Love the pictures!!
Such a beautiful family

Lori Finnestad - Beautiful Pictures. Awesome photography

Ray - OMG!!!!! Great pictures…..priceless. Love them❤️❤️❤️

Lynne Lacharite - Love all the pictures.

Melanie - Love love love. What a great way to capture these memories!!!!

Shannon Barrera - Such a beautiful family! Amazing picutres

Adrina - Eek so much cuteness!!!!!

Kalista - Beautiful family!!!!

Kim - Great pictures!! Can’t wait to see them close up!

Doris chase - Stunning!

Kalista - Can’t wait to see these on the wall

Lale - Amazing Pictures! Beautiful family!

Crystal - We want to thank you so much for helping us to create these amazing memories!

Mike - That’s my family, they’re the best! Love the pics.


Sweet Life Photography: Annual Family Portraits…yes, every year!!!

This family is so great! Seriously. I’ve known them for years and get the amazing opportunity to photograph them annually (check out the last few years here and here and here). Our sessions are always full of love and laughter.  I cannot emphasize how strongly I feel about capturing family photos each year…..it’s shocking to see how quickly your children change in just one short year.  I’m glad we made time for a few solo photos of each Linnea and Toby, but my absolute favorite images from this session, by far, were the sweet moments of Linnea and Toby together.  Aren’t they amazing?!

If you’d like to book your very own family portrait session with Sweet Life Photography you can contact me HERE. I am usually booked 2 to 3 months in advance, so if you are looking for a Spring or Summer date, best to be in touch soon!  CLICK HERE to view more of my portfolio.


Betty Horch - Love those pictures they are all so natural, Lovely to see,


Sweet Life Photography Studio: Headshots – Jean

I’ve known Jean for many years and I was truly honoured when she asked me to photograph some headshots for her. And I was thrilled to host her in my new Sweet Life Photography studio in Edmonton!!!  I love these images and I’m excited to feature them on my blog today.