By Claire Lee
Whether ita is a birthday party, a wedding, an engagement party, or a family gathering, we want moments like these to be captured in one frame. We want something to look back on as we get older.
We have prepared a list of the best family photography services in Calgary for you to look at if you ever think of hiring a family photographer for family events or for a simple family portrait.
Scroll down to find out about these services!
How Much Does Family Photography Services Cost in Calgary?
The rates of family photography services vary greatly based on the expertise of the photographer and the type of service you’re looking to get. Here’s a quick estimate of how much the different types of services could cost:
|Family Photoshoot||$145 – $500|
|Newborn Photography||$320 – $650|
|Portrait Photography||$150 – $370+|
|Wedding Photography||$1500 – $3500|
The Best Family Photography Services in Calgary
Now that we have shown you the list of prices, let’s jump into the list of family photography services in Calgary. Check out their offered services along with their description and reviews.
1. Bebe Newborn Photography
|SERVICES||Family photography, Newborn, Maternity|
|ADDRESS||620 Quarry Way SE, Calgary, AB T2C 5H3, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 587-707-7598|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm|
With Bebe Newborn Photography’s cozy little home studio that’s located in SE Calgary, they do great family photoshoots but focus more on maternity and newborn ones. The studio is run by a friendly photographer named Maggie who seems to know just how to put mommies at ease.
For their maternity shoots, we love that they partner them up with your newborn shoots so you get to document both of these amazing moments in your baby’s life. Their maternity and newborn collections rates range from $925+GST to $1595+GST.
In case you’re not one for maternity shoots, they also offer newborn sessions that take around 2-3 hours. The rates per newborn session start at $645+GST for 10 digital images from the shoot.
They photograph babies as young as 2 weeks old, which is the ideal age for newborn photography. For maternity shoots, they recommend coming in when you’re between 30-36 months.
Bebe Newborn Photography also offers physical albums and wall art for you to proudly display in your home. By the way, take note that she doesn’t do on-location shoots for these as of now.
Now, while they focus more on maternity and newborn shoots, they also cater to family shoots with their partner, JM Photography. These family shoots start at $195 per 5 people and last about 15 minutes.
You can book all of these appointments online. Just fill up that form and wait for Maggie to get right back to you.
Did a fantastic job with wedding photos, highly recommended
“Maggie did a fantastic job taking my wedding photos! They were stunning. Would highly recommend:)” -Autumn
Highly recommended, enjoyable to work with, sends photos in a timely manner
“Highly recommend! We really enjoyed working with Maggie! She is very talented with newborns. We received our pictures in a timely manner and we absolutely loved them! They turned out beautifully. We even purchased an album from Maggie and we are so happy with it!” -Sonya
2. Lucid Photography
|SERVICES||Portrait photography, Boudoir photography, Newborn photography, Wedding & Engagement photography|
|ADDRESS||113 Citadel Gardens NW, Calgary, AB T3G 3X6, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 403-400-1511|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Sun 9:00 am – 6:00 pm|
Lucid Photography is a Calgary-based photography business that offers all sorts of shooting services for all sorts of occasions. These include weddings & engagements, boudoir shoots, portraits, 3D ultrasounds, and newborn shoots.
Their main focus is providing you with the most customized and personal shoots you could have so the authenticity of you and your family is seen through the shots.
Their studio packages start at $120+GST for a maximum of 5 family members but you can add $10 per extra family member. Their on-location shoots start at $145+GST.
Combining ultrasound shoots, maternity shoots, and newborn shoots will give you extra perks and discounts with them. They offer tons of different maternity dresses, props, and set-ups for you to choose from.
One thing we want to highlight is that if it’s your first time shooting with them, they give you a promo of 5 free digitally edited images. This applies to maternity, boudoir, newborn, family, and kids shoots.
By the way, for more specific quotes for your photoshoot, you can contact them easily on their website.
Talented photographer with reasonable prices, definitely recommended
“We’ve used Rita twice for newborn photos and she did a great job both times. She is very good with newborns but also patient and understanding with kids. She has a professional, serious demeanor but I believe that is because she’s focused on doing the best job possible for the client. A talented photographer with very reasonable prices, would definitely recommend!.” -Wendell
3. Paisley Photography
|SERVICES||Wedding, Children. Maternity, Newborn, Family, Engagement & Couples|
|ADDRESS||2211 Deer Side Dr SE, Calgary, AB T2J 5L7, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 403-819-2519|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm |
Sat-Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Paisley Photography is run by Chantal, a Calgary-based lifestyle and wedding photographer. Her entire business is based on providing her clients with authentic photos that capture their personal essences.
The types of shoots she usually does are those for weddings, engagements, family shoots, newborns, maternity shoots, and children. Paisley accepts both in-studio and on-location shoots.
For her family shoots, her clients seem to think she does really well with their kids so that’s a huge bonus in this area.
She also has a lot of tips and tricks on her website to help you prepare your children and make sure you don’t end up with lousy and forced photos. One of these is to make sure everyone is fully fed before the shoot.
Family sessions last from 20 minutes to an hour. She’s also glad to work around feeding and napping times to make sure everyone’s in a good mood.
To inquire about the type of shoot you’re interested in, just fill up this form. You can then book a session with Paisley.
Overall great experience, amazing photos
“We booked with Chantal for our engagement photos and we are so glad we did. She made us feel comfortable and made it really easy for us, especially since we’ve never had professional photos taken before. The photos turned out amazing, and just an overall great experience with a great person.” -Robin
4. Little Laughs Photography
|SERVICES||Maternity, Newborn, Family, and more|
|ADDRESS||43 Hawkmount Heights NW, Calgary, AB T3G 3S5, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 403-383-1337|
|OPERATING HOURS||By appointment only|
Little Laughs Photography has been in service since 2003 in a home-based studio run by the owner, Rosie. She specializes in all sorts of photography including family, kids, birthdays, headshots, holidays, events, weddings, and more.
One thing that makes her services stand out is she offers flat rate packages that are based on the number of final edits you request. There’s absolutely no extra charge for a specific amount of people nor hidden fees.
The rates start at $260 for 12 final photos and end at $560 for 50 final photos. All packages come with a 1.5-hour time slot session, the final edited photos, the final full-sized images, and a password-protected online gallery.
She also offers packages for newborn and maternity shoots. They start at $480 for 12 maternity shots and 12 newborn shots.
There’s also a package add-on where you can request all the unedited photos for only $199. You can also pay a rush fee of $50 if you want your photos sent to you in 24-48 hours
Unlike most photography studios, they only open when an appointment is set with them at least 2 weeks in advance. However, this isn’t really an issue since all studios require you to book an appointment beforehand at this time.
Although, there are rare occasions when she accepts late bookings of up to 1 week before.
Recommended for warm family photos, quickly comes up with ideas
“Our second time went back to Rosie. She is just awesome as always. She can quickly come up with different ideas about what we want and kids had a great time the entire photo session! We would definitely go back to her and recommend her to any of you wanting a great and warm family photo done!” -Faye
Super happy with our photos, great at making us feel comfortable & relaxed
“This was our first family photo shoot. AND it proved to the easiest thing we’ve ever done. Rosie did a fantastic job of making us feel so comfortable and relaxed. She quickly put us together and took photos without all the fuss and posing that we thought we might have to do. We all had great smiles – which has been a HUGE struggle and the reason for many failed school photos!!! I’m super happy with our photos and plan to make this a yearly tradition. Time flies and we should capture the moments!!” -Betty
5. Alpina Photography
|SERVICES||Newborn sessions, Maternity sessions, Family sessions, and more|
|ADDRESS||Montgomery Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 0S3, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 403-926-4832|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Sun 9:00 am – 8:00 pm|
If you’re looking for a studio that specializes in kid, newborn, or family shoots, check out Alpina Photography. The photographer you’ll be working with is named Pinar, and she’s willing to work all over Calgary.
She prefers to shoot outdoors for a more connected and genuine feel in her photos which is great for outdoorsy families. However, she does also shoot in her home-studio with tons of different set-ups for a more fun photoshoot.
Her goal is to take photos that give off a fun and whimsical vibe for you to look back on in years to come. Clients often comment on how creative aand well-prepared she is as well as how great she is with their kids.
She does family shoots for families with 2-6 members, all priced at $249+GST. Big family shoots with members of 7 or above cost $499+GST.
Her maternity and kid shoots start at $249+GST. For every service, you can order additional digital images that aren’t part of the package at $35 each or get them at bundles starting at $ for 5 digital images.
Alpina Photography has a referral program wherein you get a 20% discount each time you refer a friend to their services. You get a personalized coupon from Alpina every time a referral turns into a shoot.
You can book a session with them here. Just fill out the information asked of you and wait for them to get into contact with you.
Provides professional service in a friendly environment, recommended
“We just got our beautiful autumn photos. Alpina Photography provides professional service in a friendly environment. We are happy with the results and recommend anyone who is looking for some quality family shots.” -Derya
Great communicator, very accommodating, highly recommended
“Pinar of Alpina photography is amazing! She captured some really beautiful photos of our family. She was great with communication throughout and very accommodating of everyone’s requests. She’s organized, creative, reliable and talented. I highly recommend her to help you capture your family memories.” -Pamela
6. Joanna Jensen Photography, Calgary Family
Baby’s First Year
|ADDRESS||111 Marquis Cres Se|
Calgary, AB T3M 1Y1
|OPERATING HOURS||Contact for more details|
Joanna Jensen is the amazing photographer behind the camera. She has a certificate in Wedding Photography from the New York Institute of Photography, a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Lethbridge, and a Professional Decorating Certificate from Bow Valley College.
The main reason why we can recommend Joanne is because of her attitude towards her passion. She absolutely loves meeting families, seeing how much little newborn babies have grown, and the likes.
What makes her stand out from the other photographers is that she is more of a portrait and story-telling photographer. She focuses on getting some perfect photos your family will love but also, authentic moments that will last a lifetime.
She has an indoor studio, but if you prefer an outdoor shoot, she is more than willing to comply.
FAQs about Family Photography Services in Calgary
Capturing precious family moments in photographs is something that photographers love doing and this is evident in their work. We hope you found this list of the best family photography services in Calgary to your liking!
If you decide to go with any of these studios, please let us know all about your experience! We’d love to hear from you.
Now, before your shoot, you may want to do a little primping up! If so, be sure to check out our list of the best beauty salons in Calgary to make sure you look amazing in those shots.