why choose us? Our team consists of two experienced principle photographers and our talented assistant.  

All our packages come with high resolution digital files, but we also pride ourselves in providing clients with beautiful heirloom artwork complete with luxurious, tangible products.

Our commercial studio is conveniently located at 10110 124street in Edmonton, AB, and parking is provided.  In the comfort of our studio you will be relaxed as we begin your session in our newborn room, and eventually retreat to our natural light room where we will photograph your family. 
"Style is a
simple
way of saying
complicated
things."

—Jean Cocteau
exclusive services Each session begins with a pre-consultation either over the phone or in person at our studio.  This is your session and we want it to be specially tailored to the tangible artwork that you envision keeping for generations to come.  Styling and set design is so important in attaining that iconic look.  We also know how stressful dressing your family can be, and tying everyone’s look together can also be a little tricky.  We are here to assist in ensuring that each family member has been designed in gorgeous clothing from head to toe. 
Professional hair and make-up We also know how difficult it can be the morning of your session and getting your family out the door can sometimes mean not getting to put those extra special touches into your own hair and makeup. 

We have a few lovely hair and makeup artists available to pamper you right at our studio as we start the session photographing baby, you are welcome to sit back, relax and a professional style you. 
Our wardrobe Our ever-expanding wardrobe contains lovely pieces from a variety of luxury boutiques for our clients to borrow from.   Each session comes with a style guide and a complimentary custom wardrobe consultation.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for considering Maxine + Shellaine to be your newborn photographers. We pay great attention to detail to ensure we create beautiful images for your family. And newborn safety is our top priority.

For your image personalization we can coordinate colours to match your nursery or home decor. We have a wide array of props and blankets that we can use to coordinate to your specifications.

When should I book my newborn session with you?

Anytime in your second trimester is great! Because there are two of us, we can often accommodate last minute bookings, so email us to inquire into current availability.

How old should baby be?

To get the sweet sleeping curled baby images you see you our newborn gallery, we aim to book you in for when baby is 6-10 days old.

Are siblings allowed at newborn sessions?

As parents of multiple children, we both know how important sibling shots are! That is why we include a sibling set-up for one of the customized sets. That said, children under three years old can be unpredictable when it comes to photo shoots. We will always make an effort for the sibling picture (and are generally successful) however after attempting it, we do have to move on to newborn only pictures. Generally the shot works better with a younger newborn (6-8 days) as baby is sleepier, and we can do the set as soon as you arrive. With slightly older newborns we will focus on their solo pictures first, to make sure we get the sets we need for your gallery while they sleep. We also recommend that the sibling just visit the studio for a portion of the shoot, not the entire session.

Can grandparents be in newborn pictures?

Grandparents are welcome as well! Our studio is not huge, so we  once again recommend having them come at the beginning or towards the end of the shoot. Let us know in advance, so we can provide you with some information on what to wear.

How long is my newborn session?

Newborn sessions with us are 2-3 hours. The session may be a little shorter or longer, depending on baby. We will shoot until we have enough to fulfil your gallery. This includes 1-2 props, a blanket set, family images, and then a sibling or grandparent shot if applicable.

 

What if my baby is fussy the day of the shoot?

Not to worry:) This is our specialty, and we know how to make baby sleepy and comfortable! Our best advice is to book with us early, and let us know when baby arrives, so we can get you in during the 6-10 days age range. If we were to have a baby in that was too unsettled, we would have you back to make sure that we get a full gallery. In four years, and many, many newborn shoots, we have only had this happen three times. And on their return visits, we always got enough to fill their gallery.

Can I bring props/family heirloom items to use for my newborns session?

If you have something you would like to incorporate into your session, please let us know prior to your shoot. We will do our best to use anything you bring, but these items(s) will replace one of our sets.

For any questions not covered here, please use the contact form to inquire. 

Once you are booked, a PDF with further details will be sent to you. Please contact us with any questions by using the contact form.

 

 

 

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