Calgary, Alberta Lifestyle Family Photographer

Family, Maternity and Newborn Photography

Your family is beautiful. There is nothing better than the way you naturally interact with your children, the way you hold them and look at them. You are beautiful, and I will always encourage you to embrace your natural beauty.

And this is what lifestyle family photography is all about. Real life, real moments, real emotions captured in photos that you truly recognize yourself in. And none of those fake smiles for the camera!

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  • Calgary lifestyle family photographer, family photos by the water and mountains at sunset in Kananaskis Country

Family and Newborn Sessions From the Blog

Calgary newborn and maternity photographer, in-home lifestyle photos with a family holding their newborn baby


Bump in the mountains and baby at home –this post includes both maternity photos in Kananaskis Country and in-home lifestyle newborn photos – because parenthood deserves to be celebrated at every step!

Calgary family photographer, Kananaskis Country, family photos in the mountains at sunset

Sunset in the Mountains

A gorgeous sunset family session on a warm summer night. This family was visiting Calgary and took advantage of their time here to have their family photos taken in Kananaskis Country.

Calgary family photographer, mountain photos, family by the water in the Kananaskis

Mountain Family Session

When this family and I got to Kananaskis Country, we were greeted by the most beautiful fog that turned everything teal. It was the perfect morning for a lifestyle family photo session in the mountains.

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  • Calgary maternity and newborn photographer, photo of a beautiful pregnant mom in the mountains in Kananaskis Country
  • Calgary newborn and maternity lifestyle photographer, newborn baby in a basket during an in-home lifestyle newborn photo session
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  • Calgary lifestyle newborn photographer, in-home newborn session, baby with her mom and dad
  • Calgary maternity and newborn photographer, couple at sunset in the golden light of the sun, mom with a beautiful pregnant belly
  • Calgary lifestyle newborn and family photographer, in-home newborn photo
  • Calgary newborn and maternity photographer, in-home lifestyle photos with a family holding their newborn baby
  • Calgary lifestyle family and newborn photographer, in-home newborn photos

“Love Val’s work, her sense of style and her great eye for capturing genuine moments in a beautiful shot. The experience with her and the photos after are a testament to her great skills as a photographer. I would definitely recommend her for anyone looking for photos in and around the Calgary area.”


The Girl

Behind the


I started off my photography journey hiking to mountain tops and traveling with a point and shoot camera in tow. Years later, my passion became a career, and now I get to follow families through life, capturing their most important memories.

I will get to know you, learn to follow your cues and guide you with a strong attention to detail to make you feel comfortable, look your best and capture genuine photos that reflect the true beauty and uniqueness of your family. I am a very dynamic photographer and love creating images filled with lively interactions. Which is usually a hit with the kiddos since I am all about exploring and having fun for real, and none of that pretending to have fun for the camera!

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Planning your family photo session isn’t just about picking a date. I can’t wait to get to know you and your family, and help you pick out the perfect location and great outfits!

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Valerie Richer

Calgary Lifestyle Family, Maternity and Newborn Photographer