Calgary Maternity Photography
A luxury maternity photography experience
Pregnancy is a time of great change. Maternity portraits are a fantastic way to capture your body’s changes as you await the arrival of the new addition to your family.
It can also be a time of uncertainty. Even if you aren’t overjoyed with the changes in your body right now, these images will become a treasured part of this very special time in your life in years to come.
My maternity photography sessions are fun and relaxed. I will do my very best to choose poses and lighting that are flattering to your changing body.
All of my photos are digitally refined to enhance your natural beauty. My goal is to make you feel and look as radiant and beautiful as possible!
Gowns & fabrics
We offer a complete set of maternity gowns and fabrics to choose from. You don’t have to worry about a thing.
Hair & Makeup Artistry
Professional hair & makeup are included in all our maternity sessions. You deserve a relaxing pampering day!
When to book a maternity photography session?
BETWEEN 28-34 WEEKS
THE PERFECT TIMING
We want your belly to be beautiful and round but it would be best to get the shots before you are too uncomfortable.
You can book as early as 12 weeks of pregnancy to guarantee a spot in our busy calendar. Maternity sessions can be done in the studio or outdoor location all year round.
I’m ready to book a maternity photography session!
IT’S UP TO YOU
Studio VS Outdoor Maternity Session
Hair & Makeup artistry is included either way
Before your maternity photography session, we will chat and discuss your goals and preferences for your photoshoot, as well as decide if you prefer a studio photography session or an outdoor photography session. I have maternity gowns and accessories for you to try and select your favourites. If you are comfortable with nude/skin maternity shots and/or fabric shots, I have plenty of lovely fabric and wardrobe in the studio. I will respect your style and create images that you will LOVE.
If your partner and/or other children will be participating in the photo session, they should wear solid clothing that coordinates with yours and I will give you some advice once we decide on your wardrobe during the pre-consultation meeting.
Most studio maternity photography sessions take about one to two hours. Some of that time will involve setting up the shots and lighting, changing clothes and discussing poses and ideas. Outdoors maternity photography sessions are about one hour long. Photo sessions are always laid back and fun. I will take my time to make sure we capture some amazing shots of you and your growing belly.
“If you are looking for a photographer to take pictures for your maternity and newborn sessions: YOU JUST FOUND IT!!!“
– NATHALIA A
Life is busy and we want to make it easy for you. For us, the experience is just as important as the final product! When you choose Amanda Dams Photography you get the very best one of a kind experience to celebrate an important moment of your life and you get to cherish the images we create now and for years to come.
A custom photo shoot starts with a plan and I’d love to hear your ideas! During your in-home consultation we will discuss all your goals and preferences for the photography session, colours, poses, wardrobe and how you can display your portraits in your home.
My goal is to capture exactly what YOU love.
Relax and have fun! After our pre-consultation, I have everything that I need to create a session of your dreams. When you get to the studio, you will have your hair & makeup professionally done. Once you are ready, we will have a quick snack break before starting the most exciting part, the photo shoot!
View & Order Appointment
Get ready for the tears! The reveal party happens within 1 or 2 weeks after the session. I will start with a slideshow and you get to see your beautiful portraits for the first time. During your ordering appointment, I will guide you through your favourite images and the best way to display them.
Receive your Photos & Products
The most exciting part of the journey! This is when you get to see your little one’s images printed on our custom-designed European albums and print boxes, or hanging in the highest-quality, professionally-made wall art for your space.
“For our maternity shoot she offered beautiful gowns for me to choose from and the pictures turned out perfect.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
We don’t only offer our clients exquisite art, but an unforgettable experience and irresistible products. I will help you to choose and design the best products for you to display your portraits in your home.
We had an very good experience choosing Amanda to do our maternity and newborn photoshoots. She is an incredible professional and will offer you the best service for sure.
For our maternity shoot she offered beautiful gowns for me to choose from and the pictures turned out perfect.
We have booked a few sessions with Amanda (maternity, newborn, and cake smash) and we always enjoyed visiting her lovely studio.
Amanda is warm and friendly which made us feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera. She is also professional in which she provides all the details we needed to know before the photo sessions as well as her amazing work in a timely manner.
We did our maternity and new born session with Amanda and she was simply amazing.
Our maternity location was selected by her and the pictures came out so beautifully.
I will go back to her for my toddler session or cake smash and would definitely recommend her to someone who is looking for perfection.
There is a $290 session fee required to secure your place on our calendar and is non-refundable.
What does the session fee include?
In-home consultation to discuss your goals for the session, props and colour preference, clothing, and session advice
During the session
- Makeup and hair artistry for mom
- Photographer’s time and talent
- Partner and/or older children
- Use of props, accessories, and outfits from our studio collection
after the session
- View&Order appointment
- Complimentary in-home wall art installation
The session fee DOES NOT include any prints or digital images. Products and images are purchased separately.
FINE ART PRINTS
The very first step is to choose the images you loved the most!
Every portrait you purchase includes the matching digital file.
Our custom designed European albums and print boxes are an exceptional way to display your favourite portraits!
WALL ART DISPLAY
We offer the highest-quality, professionally-made wall art for your space.
Every wall art you purchase includes the matching digital file & free in-home installation.
How do I book my photo session?
Contact us by email and let us know what you’re interested in and when you’d like to schedule a photo session. An online agreement and session fee are required to confirm the booking.
Will I receive all the images from my photo session?
During the View&Order appointment, you will decide how many images you would like to purchase. Our collections have 8, 16, 25, and 40 images or more.
How much editing do you do?
All my images get colour corrections, some light touch-ups if needed and a light skin smoothing layer. My goal is to always make the image look as close as possible to how the scene looked to our eyes. If more specific retouching is needed, it is available for an additional fee. Amanda Dams Photography does not sell RAW or unedited images.
How long does it take until I can view my images?
We’ll book a date and time for your View&Order appointment within 1 or 2 weeks after the session. All print orders and selections will occur at this appointment. Please allow up to 4 weeks for the editing process.
Where will my session take place?
All in-studio maternity photography sessions take place at my Beltline photography studio at
203-822 11 Ave SW
*Free parking available while you’re at the photography session
For outdoor maternity photography sessions, we will chat before your session to decide the best place/spot for your photos.
When should I book my maternity photography session?
It is very important to schedule your photo session as soon as possible! The reason why is to guarantee your spot at the prime time for the session, between 30-34 weeks of pregnancy. If you’ve booked an outdoor session, the session may be rescheduled for reasons beyond our control and we need flexibility if that happens.
Why should I book a Studio Maternity Photography Session?
The advantage is convenience and control. You can shoot any time of the day regardless of the weather.
Why should I book an Outdoor Maternity Photography Session?
The natural beauty of a pregnant woman in a beautiful outdoor backdrop is simply breathtaking! Disadvantages are that the shoot is weather-dependent and shooting hours are limited to the golden hour of sunrise or sunset (when the quality of natural light is at its best). Reschedules can happen and may trigger the rescheduling of other related appointments (e.g. professional makeup and hair artist, etc.). Remember your bug spray. Be prepared to walk/hike to the location and change outfits outdoors.
What should I wear?
We will choose your outfits/gowns together during our in-home consultation, prior to the session.
What products do you offer?
The true treasure of your portrait session is the creation of stunning custom portraits for display in your home. I offer many different albums, print boxes, canvases, and fine art prints to choose from. I partnered with one of the best professional labs in the world to make sure your photos will stand out at your home. Please contact me to receive the full list of products and pricing.
How do I place an order?
You will decide which products and the number of images you like during your View&Order appointment, within 1 or 2 weeks after your photo session. This is a one-to-one meeting with Amanda so she can help you materialize your memories from your newborn photography session.
What type of payments do you accept?
Credit/Debit cards, cash or e-transfer, and depending on how much your total is, instalment payments are available.
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“I’m Amanda & I’m passionate about maternity photography.
Hello and welcome to my page! I’m Amanda, the creative face behind Amanda Dams Photography and I’d love to meet you!
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but it doesn’t always feel that way. While you may be lucky enough to enjoy some perks, like glowing skin, luxurious locks, and a cute baby bump, you’re also going to see the downsides of pregnancy – swollen ankles, newfound tiger stripes, and a rollercoaster of mood swings. Sounds fun, right? Even though pregnancy can have its less-than-enjoyable moments, your body is doing an incredibly beautiful thing. You’ll never regret documenting this change with maternity photos and I’m here to help you with that!