Located in Calgary, Alberta CA

Name: Meagan Hauser

Representing: Meagan Paige Photography

# of Years Experience: 4

This GORGEOUS momma-to-be came to my studio before our session to try on a bunch of my maternity gowns. She looked stunning in all of them so the choice of which gowns we were actually going to use was quite hard. Before she left I had mentioned that there is a gorgeous little lake at the spot we are taking photos and it would look cool if we did photos in the water, if she was willing. I honestly didn't expect her to say yes but she was totally on board.

Since we were going to get a little wet and going to be in the mountains I reminded her to bring a change of clothes, some towels, and some bug spray (because the bugs are so bad this year). Then just in case I also brought towels, water, bug spray, blankets, my little wagon, extra memory cards, and extra camera batteries. So I am thinking I have everything I could possibly need for any situation that could happen tonight at our session.

Guys ........ I forgot a change of clothes for myself! But of course that isn't going to stop me from getting this awesome shot so I go right in the water fully clothed (thank goodness I realized my phone was in my pocket before I went to deep). So I drove home with no pants on and was soaked up to my shoulders but I think it was 100% worth it!

When I was picturing photos in the water, I just pictured maybe going knee deep and this gorgeous lady kept joking she should float on her back and while it was a awesome idea I expected the water to be way to cold for that. But this girl is ADVENTUROUS and the water was surprisingly warmer than anticipated so her joke turned into a reality and I honestly think it is the best photo from the whole session (and there are SO MANY good ones).

Don’t try to copy other photographer’s work. Do a BUNCH of model calls and find what style best fits you and your business!

Tell us about yourself. What do you love doing in your spare time? What inspired you to newborn photography and do you photograph other genre’s in your business?

I am a total dog mom. When I am not taking photos I am cuddling my three dogs.

I am a vintage camera collection, so far I have about 50.

I absolutely love the color pink. My car is a Black Chevy Sonic Hatchback with Pink accents, Pink Rims and a Huge Pink and White stripe down the centre.

How would you describe your photography style? What inspires your work?

Light and Airy

What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone starting a newborn photography business?

Don’t try to copy other photographer’s work. Do a BUNCH of model calls and find what style best fits you and your business!

What camera do you use? What are your favourite lenses and what’s typically in your camera bag?

Camera: Canon Mark IV
Lens: Canon 24-70 2.8
Whats in my camera bag?
– Camera, Canon 24-70 2.8, Sigma Art 50mm 1.4, Snacks, gloves, Knit Panda to make kids laugh, Matching Wallet for my House of Flynn Camera Bag

What is your favorite place to hold sessions and why?Where do you photograph most of your sessions? (in studio? on location?)

I love photographing Maternity Sessions in Canmore. The mountains make every session magical and when my clients choose to use some of my maternity gowns as well, it looks just like a fairytale.

For my newborn sessions, I do them in the comfort of my home. I have a HUGE prop collection and a great big window in my studio that helps with my light and airy look.

What (if any) photography training, mentoring or workshops have you taken?

– Workshop with Glow Portraits and Erin Elizabeth Photography
– Countless Creative Live Classes
– All of Rachel Vanoven’s Online Teachings
– Almost all of the Milkyway Retreats
– All the classes from Learn Photography Canada

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