Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mommy's Time Out

The Art of a Baby, a division of SVP Photography a Calgary based Portrait Studio is super excited to share the new session that is just for those Moms who need some time out.  If you are new - or not so new - to mommyhood, you know the feedings, diapers and sleepless nights all take a toll on your energy.  You need your energy to be there for your little one(s) and your big one(s) too! So we created a special session just for Moms!

Every mom wants precious portraits of their sweet babies and it puts one more thing on the to-do list. When do you look after YOU? When do you get some Time Out?  We would love to pamper you while we photograph your little one!  Kerry, who is a Mommy Pro with many children and grandchildren of her own and Shelley, who worked with young children from birth to 6 for over 20 years prior to becoming a professional photographer, will create precious images of your little one while you either enjoy a full body massage or have a mommy makeover with one of our amazing stylists.  

We showcased this session at the Fall 2017 Baby & Tot Show. Our draw included the session and one beautiful desk art portrait with duplicate gift prints for the grandparents and a web-ready file to share on social media.  Jocelyn was our grand prize winner.  Her little one was just wee, so she opted for the Mommy Makeover and being included in the portraits at the end of the session.  She also joined our Baby's First Year Program so stay tuned for her baby's next portrait!

Jocelyn wrote this about her experience. "Thank you, Shelley. Your team pampered me with a wonderful day of hair and makeup that made this new Mom feel human again. Then photos with my baby girl and a wardrobe that made me feel beautiful!  You directed me to ensure my last few baby pounds stayed hidden and I felt truly beautiful and so blessed to share such beautiful moments with my baby girl. The photos are so amazing and really capture our mother/daughter love."

Monday, November 13, 2017

An Early Goodbye

As a Calgary Portrait Photographer and Artist, I usually photograph people.  And as the owner of Mozart, a standard poodle I know the bond between a dog and their human. We often intend to have portraits created of our loved ones and usually life is just too busy to make that happen.  Sometimes we know in advance when we will lose a loved time and sometimes we don't. Brenna and Ben learned that Cajun was ill and that she would not be with them much longer.  Brenna had seen my pet portraits in the Veterinarian office and reached out while Cajun was still up for the session.

I was honoured to have been a part of Brenna and Ben's journey with Cajun and to provide them with lasting wall art of her beautiful spirit!  It was heartwarming and heartbreaking to create these portraits of Cajun as I was told she would be undergoing chemotherapy to reduce her pain and make her last few months more comfortable.

Brenna & Ben wrote "The entire process has been great"

"We felt very comfortable and the photographs are amazing!" 

"We cried when we saw the enhanced portraits"

Thank You So Much Shelley!