Girl tribe | Banff family photos

Five girls… five! And all so very sweet and fun (mom included, that makes six – Dad is the solo male in this tribe).  I’ve had such a great time getting to know this family and photographing their youngest’s first year. This is why I love my job… the people I meet.

family photos taken in Banff by Calgary photographer Kelly MacDonald Family of five girls photographed by Kelly Takes Photos

 

My BabyLove package captures that first year – with a few options available you can choose to include anything from maternity to one year. Contact me for more info.

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Triplet Toddlers | Calgary family photographer

This is my fourth photo session with this family… I’ve loved every one! What a treat to watch these kiddos grow (check here, here and here for some more cuteness). Throughout the session I had to keep reminding myself to shoot and not just watch or play. Triplet toddlers making their way around St Patrick Island with their big sister leading the way was pretty adorable. And I know I’ve mentioned this before but as an only child, I find larger families so interesting but larger families with multiples… they’re pretty amazing!

And if anyone is looking to squeeze in a last minute fall session, now is the time. It looks like we have another week or so of decent weather ahead of us so shoot me an email and we’ll get something on the calendar.

Triplet session by Calgary photographer Kelly MacDonald

Adorable triplets photoshoot on St Patrick Island

Fun family photos in Calgary by Kelly MacDonald

Fun multiples photo session at a playground in Calgary

Calgary family with triplets photographed at St Patricks Island

Family photos with Calgary skyline in the background

Changes | Bragg Creek family photographer

Why is it that when our children are young we capture their every minute. We want to record everything they do. Every cute expression, all the new things they learn, all of their firsts, their friends, their toys. I have albums full of our boys when they were young but something happens as they grow up. For me it was when they were about 8 or 9, the number of pictures I took slowed way down. Don’t get me wrong, I still take photos of them but not near as many as I used to and they’re usually while they’re doing sports or playing an instrument. I rarely pick up my camera around the house anymore or capture them when they’re with their friends. Maybe it’s because they’re not as cute any more. Maybe they don’t want to have a camera in their face 24/7 like they used to… they’re more insecure and more aware. But they’re still growing and changing and I have to remind myself to take pictures because I know in years to come, I’ll want to remember these days just as much as the younger years.

A month or so ago Gillian wrote me and said she wanted a session before her son went off to University. A relaxed session with her family before one of the biggest milestones in her son’s life. Why is it we often overlook this age? It’s so important to keep documenting your family as it grows and changes. Maybe it takes a bit more planning with busy schedules and a bit more effort on everyones part, but it’s so worth it.

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