The 6 Studios for the Best Maternity Photography in Edmonton

Best Maternity Photography in Edmonton

By Emma Fraser

Your journey to motherhood isn’t easy but it’ll surely leave you with an unforgettable experience, full of excitement and anticipation. One of the best ways to cherish these moments is to take maternity photos!

However, since there are lots of photo studios near your area, it can be a bit hard to find the right one. So, to help you get your ideal maternity portraits, we’ve found you the top professional photo studios offering the best maternity photography in Edmonton!

Before we head on to our list, let’s see first which studio fits your budget, shall we?

How Much Does Maternity Photography Cost

From the studio rental up to the themed setups, everything can be a bit pricey. Don’t forget the experienced photographer whose fee will be fairly high as well.

We’ve compared the rates provided by our selected studios. The prices differ based on your chosen type of session and location.

Photo StudioPhotography Packages/Rates
Sweet Hugs PhotographyMaternity collection – starts at $295
Newborn collection – starts at $495
Milestone collection and cake smash collection – starts at $295
Redwagon PhotographySimple Session (Studio) – Starts at $500
Organic Session (Studio/Field) – Starts at $300 – $1,200
Ladybird PhotographyBaby Bump Collection – Starts at $300
Classic Maternity Collection (With Spouse/Children) – Starts at $400
Photography By JasminPackage 01 (30-minute session) – $450
Package 02 (60-minute session) – $600
Blooming Bliss PhotographyAll inclusive sessions start at $395
Photography By Dawn WeirAll maternity packages start at $250

The Best Maternity Photography in Edmonton

It’s now time to see the work, expertise, and services of our chosen photo studios! Whether you want simple and conservative or grand and stylish portraits, they can deliver high-quality maternity photography!

1.   Sweet Hugs Photography

Sweet Hugs Photography
SERVICES●    Maternity
●    Newborn
●    Milestone
●    Cake Smash
WEBSITEhttps://sweethugsphotography.com
RATESMaternity collection – starts at $295
Newborn collection – starts at $495
Milestone collection and cake smash collection – starts at $295
ADDRESS12523 127 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 1A3, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-619-3716
SOCIAL MEDIAFacebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Saturday 9AM – 3PM

Sweet Hugs Photography founder wanted to document the magical moment of a child’s first days on earth, from belly to birth. In her works, the magic of motherhood and childhood is captured. 

Their photo shoots offer both indoor and outdoor shoot locations depending on the theme you have in mind. 

Specialising in milestones, they also offer multiple photo shoot sessions depending on the trimester you wish to document. They also offer a separate package for your children’s milestones as well. 

To make your photo shoot even more magical and memorable, they use beautiful, timeless props and outfits from around the world. 

Their passion shows throughout the photo shoot. The photographer was kind, caring, and excellent with children. 

A virtual or face-to-face pre-session consultation happens first to know your theme and vision for the photo shoot. Then, the professionally-styled photography lasts depending on the package you chose. 

The openness and eagerness to work with couples and families shows in their customer service. The photographer was responsive, open, and eager to discussing new ideas with their customers. 

Pros

  • Variety of photo shoot packages
  • Virtual and face-to-face pre-session consultation provided
  • Variety of props and outfits provided
  • Indoor and outdoor photo shoots provided

Cons

  • Hair and makeup services aren’t included

Customer Reviews

“I would highly recommend Mariana’s service to anyone in a heartbeat. The minute I saw her images online, I fell in love. Her passion and talent show in all her work. I am so glad I found her and I loved working with her. She’s patient, extremely talented and professional. We absolutely had a great time during all the photo sessions and will continue to cherish all these precious moments captured by Mariana in the future. My only regret it is that I didn’t find her sooner, I would definitly book her again just because she’s truly amazing! Thank you for everything, Sweet Hugs Photography!”

“Mariana is the absolute best for so many reasons. The first time i got to work with Mariana was a shoot for my son who was turning 1 in 2019. He was very fussy on that day and Mariana was very calm, and cooperative. I wasn’t expecting any good pictures because of how uncooperative my son was but i was STUNNED to see the lovely picture when Mariana delivered it. I haven’t looked back since then and i have gone on to book other seesions with her through these years as well as recommended her services to family and friends because she is the easiest to work with because of her passion for her job. I will definitely recommend her service!”

2. Redwagon Photography

Redwagon Photography's Maternity Shoot
SERVICES●     Studio and Location Photo Shoots
●     Wardrobe Services
●     Fine Art Photo Books
●     Wall Art
●     Framed Fine Art Prints
●     Custom Frames
●     Gallery Wrapped Canvas
●     Photo Prints With Artisan Wood Mounts
WEBSITEhttps://redwagonphotography.ca/
RATESSimple Session (Studio) – Starts at $500
Organic Session (Studio/Field) – Starts at $300 – $1,200
ADDRESS54 Avenue & 114B Street Edmonton, AB, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-451-9132
SOCIAL MEDIAInstagram, Facebook
OPERATING HOURSBy Appointment Only

When you see Redwagon Photography’s works, you’ll see that every portrait shows light and warmth. The main photographer of this studio aims to capture your maternity life with a simple yet sentimental and timeless style.

If you prefer to do the photo shoot indoors, then you’ll love their cosy home studio where the natural light can instantly emphasize the beauty of your pregnancy.

The maternity packages are categorised into two types, namely  Simple Sessions and Organic Sessions.

With Simple Sessions, you can enjoy short and sweet photo shoots at the studio.

On the other hand, the Organic Sessions option allows you to get a full-service photography experience. The session is done at an on-site location where you can feel the serenity of nature.

Each package starts with a pre-session consultation in which you can browse through their curated closet. This can help you decide which wardrobe pieces you’d like to wear for the shoot.

One of the best things about their services is that they offer portrait planning guides for every session. The guide features helpful tips to make the most of your time in the limelight.

Unlike other photo studios, they have an annual motherhood event where they offer photo packages for a more affordable price of $350! This includes a 20-minute session, wardrobe service, fine art for your favourite image, and more.

The team also specialises in gorgeous heirloom artwork that you can proudly display at your home. Their heirloom products include framed fine art prints and books, luxury canvas, artisan wood mounts, and lovely small gift items.

Pros

  • Creates authentic and light-filled images
  • Provides wardrobe collections
  • Has maternity clothing pieces for all sizes
  • Offers multiple heirloom art products
  • Has annual motherhood event (affordable sessions)

Cons

  • Starting price for a standard session is a bit high
  • Hair and makeup services aren’t included

Customer Reviews

Many clients shared that they were thrilled to see the final images because the whole setup was very aesthetic.

They were also impressed by the high-quality presentation of the photos and framed wall gallery as well. Melanie Van Niejenhuis wrote this review:

“I love working with Jamie!  She took our maternity and newborn photos…my husband and I had a hard time choosing our favorite shots because we loved them all!  Jamie is able to put anyone at ease in front of the camera and has an excellent eye for capturing moments. Thanks for capturing ours Jamie!”

3.   Ladybird Photography

Ladybird Photography's Maternity Shoot
SERVICES●     In-Studio and Outdoor Sessions
●     Complimentary Wardrobe Collection
●     Full Gallery Add-On
●     Styl-Guidance Service
●     Heirloom Albums
●     Framed and Matted Prints
●     Canvases
WEBSITEhttps://www.ladybird-photography.com/
RATESBaby Bump Collection – Starts at $300
Classic Maternity Collection (With Spouse/Children) – Starts at $400
ADDRESS11436 156 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 3N2, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-916-3016
SOCIAL MEDIAInstagram, Facebook
OPERATING HOURSAppointment Required

Ladybird Photography is known for their artistic styling, giving you classic and elegant maternity photos. Compared to Redwagon Photography, this studio focuses more on the creative side, suitable for those who want grand and fancy maternity photos.

For those who already have a certain style in mind, they’ll collaborate with you to achieve your dream look.

There’s no need to worry about the outfits as they already provide a portrait-ready wardrobe collection. You can pick among their boutique maternity gowns that come as a complementary feature on every package.

To further assist you during the session, they even offer a style guidance service. This would be a great help for those who are doing a maternity shoot for the first time.

If you like to show an exquisite look, they have dresses with clean lines. For a soft and feminine look, they also have dresses with flowing fabrics.

An entire session usually lasts for one to two hours long. You can opt for a studio or outdoor location photo shoot.

Similar to the previous option, they also have two different maternity session packages. The first one is the Baby Bump Collection, which includes only the mom-to-be on the shoot and 10 digital images.

Meanwhile, in Classic Maternity Collection, you can do the shoot with your spouse/partner and children in the photos. There’s also a total of 15 digital images included in the package.

If you want to select more photos, there’ll be an additional $50 charge, which is not quite a fair deal. So, it’s better to purchase their full gallery add-on instead — giving you the entire digital gallery for $200.

They also have a lovely line of products such as heirloom quality albums, framed and matted prints, and stunning canvases.

Pros

  • Accommodates both in-studio and outdoor shoots
  • Offers complimentary portrait ready outfits
  • Provides styling advice
  • Offers the entire digital gallery

Cons

  • $200 non-refundable session retainer is due upon booking
  • Hair and makeup services aren’t included

Customer Reviews

Ladybird Photography has gained positive remarks from their clients, saying that the photographer was truly exceptional. Clients also shared that they liked the calm and comfortable environment in the studio

From managing the props up to making creative designs, clients were impressed with the overall production. Teresa DeRose Gibson gave this feedback:

“Lisa has an eye for capturing the best photos! We have used Lisa for all our family pics and every time we are more than pleased with her work. She is truly gifted and is a wonderful human being. We are blessed to have Lisa as our photographer! Looking forward to future family pics!”

4.   Photography By Jasmin

Photography By Jasmin's Maternity Shoot
SERVICES●     Studio and Location Shoots
●     Wardrobe Services
●     Prints Products
●     Album Products
●     Canvas Products
WEBSITEhttp://photographybyjasmin.com/
RATESPackage 01 (30-minute session) – $450
Package 02 (60-minute session) – $600
CONTACT DETAILS[email protected]
SOCIAL MEDIAInstagram
OPERATING HOURSBy Scheduled Appointment

When it comes to outdoor maternity photo sessions, you can expect splendid and captivating portraits from Photography By Jasmin. This studio is handled by an imaginative photographer who captures visuals along with the sentiment of the season.

Most maternity sessions are based on a seasonal theme. They’ve done winter wonderland, classic and late summer, colourful fall, and cherry blossom inspired sessions.

So for those who’ve always wanted to do a maternity shoot with an enchanting concept, Photography by Jasmin may be the right studio for you!

Whether you want to display natural beauty, feminine grace, or powerful charm, they can take on any kind of session.

If you opt for a simple and casual shoot, they offer a maternity boudoir styled session. These are often shot with black and white versions for a more sentimental tone.

You can choose from two packages where both can be done at home or outdoor locations. However, each differs in given session time, number of outfits, and digital images.

On the first package, you can only have up to 30 minutes of shoot with 1 outfit and 10 digital images. On the other hand, the second package comes with a 60-minute session, 2-3 outfits, and 20 digital images.

Unlike at most photo studios, you can bring along your partner and kids whichever package you choose.

Pros

  • Uniquely themed maternity portraits
  • Provides maternity gowns for all sizes
  • Spouse/partner and kids can be included in every package
  • Offers hair and makeup services

Cons

  • Can only wear 1 outfit in a standard photo session

Customer Reviews

Most clients mentioned that the photographer was able to capture their exact vision and show honest emotions through the photos. They also said that everything was detail-oriented and the team made sure that they got the right shots.

This is why many have recommended the studio for having the best maternity photography in Edmonton. Christine and Joel left this review:

“We’ve received many compliments and have referred friends to Jasmin for their future babies. We’ve had the pleasure of Photography by Jasmin capturing our maternity, birth, newborn and are now working through each milestone session as they come. When looking for a birth photographer, we immediately loved the primarily soft black and white style Jasmin uses for that process. Her unobtrusive presence enabled us to focus on our hypnobirth experience and the pictures tell our story so well. I’m so thankful my husband got to be my support instead of worrying about the lighting or grabbing his camera during those precious first moments together. Her turnaround on, and quality of photos and products has been greatly appreciated. We can tell she puts in the time with us as clients by not overbooking her schedule so she can focus on getting us the photos, slide show and requested products. You will not be disappointed in choosing Photography by Jasmin!”

5. Blooming Bliss Photography

Blooming Bliss Photography's Maternity Shoot
SERVICES●     Studio Shoots
●     Wardrobe Collection
●     Welcome Guide List
WEBSITEhttp://www.bloomingblissphotography.com/
RATESAll inclusive sessions start at $395
ADDRESS7 Milburn Crescent, St. Albert, AB T8N 2C4, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-667-0978
SOCIAL MEDIAInstagram, Facebook
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

For those who’d love to have a classic traditional shoot, Blooming Bliss Photography does timeless and refined maternity photos that’ll be cherished for a lifetime.

Their previous works are mostly designed with simple black and white backgrounds, making your beautiful features the main highlight of each photo.

With this kind of maternity photography, every image will also show the raw emotion. It’ll give you a nostalgic feeling when you see the portraits after giving birth.

This studio has a gorgeous selection of maternity gowns too. You can pick solid-coloured or pastel dresses, depending on your preferred look.

Instead of offering different photo packages, all of their inclusive sessions start at a fixed price, making their services more affordable. The only downside of it is that they don’t do outdoor shoots.

However, you’ll absolutely love their home studio that’ll welcome you with an aesthetic and calm ambience. The studio is fully equipped with lovely props like cushions and soft blankets to complete the look.

Something we like is that the photographer will send you a list of quick tips before the shoot. This way, you can have an idea of the do’s and don’ts during the shoot.

Pros

  • Provides complimentary maternity dresses
  • Spouse/children can be included in all sessions
  • Provides quick tips and recommendations guide
  • Package starts at a cheaper price

Cons

  • Additional charge per other family member
  • Doesn’t offer outdoor photo shoots

Customer Reviews

Blooming Bliss Photography has been recommended by many clients due to the well-managed sessions and stunning images. They also mentioned the photographer who was willing to collaborate with their ideas and helped them with the overall styling and poses.

Some even said that the setup was beyond their expectations. These are the reasons the studio has become known for having the best maternity photography in Edmonton.

Megan Wyton posted this feedback:

“I highly recommend Emilie as a photographer. She is such a kind person and her ability to make you feel and look beautiful is like no other I’ve worked with before. I’ve now done two maternity photo sessions with her and both times I’ve been so in love with my pictures. My friends and family are always so impressed as well. Her selection of gowns will make any mama-to-be feel absolutely stunning! She is also so wonderful with small children and was able to make my daughter feel so comfortable and happy in our recent maternity photo shoot and during Christmas photos last year.”

6.   Photography By Dawn Weir

Photography By Dawn Weir's Maternity Shoot
SERVICES●     Studio and Outdoor Shoots
●     Wardrobe Collection
●     Black and White Conversions
WEBSITEhttps://www.photographybydawn.ca/
RATESAll maternity packages start at $250
ADDRESS6 Orlando Dr, St. Albert, AB T8N 6V9, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-458-4715
SOCIAL MEDIAInstagram, Facebook
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Photography By Dawn Weir is famous for its whimsical maternity photos that look like a scene from a Disney film. So, if you’re into fantasy concepts, then this studio might be perfect for you!

If you wish to have an outdoor shoot, you can be sure that the photographer will pick a scenic place where every shot will appear more natural and candid.

For an intimate and cosy look, their home studio will provide a simple yet complementing backdrop to highlight your glowing curves in each portrait.

Some of their photo shoots are taken at botanic parks filled with cherry pink blossoms as well as meadow-like places where the sunshine gives you an enchanting spotlight. With these kinds of sessions, it’ll surely be a delight for your kids to see your refined and magical maternity photos in the future!

Each maternity session is designed based on your taste and preferences. If you don’t have any planned looks, you can easily find your style with their sophisticated set of maternity gowns.

They offer one type of maternity package, which includes a 45-minute session, full access to maternity gowns/dresses, and more.

Out of all the listed studios, they have the lowest starting price. So for those who are on a tight budget, they offer great deals for you!

Moreover, this studio has won awards from various publications, proving that they indeed provide some of the best maternity photography in Edmonton.

Pros

  • Great choices of outdoor locations
  • Offers maternity gowns from personal collection
  • Provides black and white conversions of images
  • Affordable photo packages

Cons

  • Additional cost per other family member
  • Hair and makeup services aren’t included

Customer Reviews

Clients shared that Photography By Dawn Weir’s services are worth the time and money. They said that the photographer was easy to talk to and was able to professionally handle their concerns about image editing.

Jana Tejada wrote this review:

“I woke up this morning to my gallery of photos and all I have to say is WOW! Dawn is incredibly professional, easy to work with and accommodating. She will also take her time to pose you for that special shot. I cannot say enough good things about her and how amazing of an experience she had made our Maternity shoot. Not only is she wicked talented, but you can tell right away that her goal is make the most of her time with her clients and that includes time beyond the initial session. I would recommend her 1000 times over!”

FAQs about Maternity Photography in Edmonton


There you go! Have you already decided which studio can bring your dream maternity portraits into life? Tell us all about it!

If you’d like to see more photography studios, take a look at our list of the best photographers in Edmonton. They can perfectly capture all the memorable events in your life, including your maternity journey!