Family Photography in Calgary & Beyond

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

by ASHLEY DAPHNE PHOTOGRAPHY

Artistically documenting the evolutions of family life in colourful & timeless imagery.

Years of experience

15+

Families Documented

350+

Client Closet Dresses

34

Freeze the moments that make life beautiful.
Let it be the art in your home and a reminder of where you love to be.
Enjoy being with your kids.
Playfully, authentically, whole-heartedly.

Est. 2014

Hi! I’m Ashley, I am a Calgary based family photographer capturing classic and candid portraits of you and your kids through all the beautiful evolutions of family life.

Whether you want a classic family session, extended family or documentary session, I have an option for you! Read the descriptions below to find the right fit for you. I can’t wait to meet you and your family.

Est. 2014

Hi, I'm Ashley!

I am a Calgary based family photographer that captures candid photos AND “smiling at the camera” photos. I have never been able to decide which I like more so… I do both!!

I am a mom of two kids and when I think about the memories I want to have forever, I know I will want to look into my little one’s bright eyes again. I also want to look back on the every-day life and love of our family just being us and all the quirky fun and personality that comes alive as our family changes and grows together.

I want your heart to swell with love when you see your kids smiling right at you through these photos and I want you to feel assured you will never forget what it was like when your kids were just like they are today because you know that we captured all the genuine, in-between, candid moments too.

Kind words.

"Ashley...put us at ease...She displayed remarkable patience and skill in working with our little ones, ensuring lots of smiles and natural poses that truly reflected their personalities." - Jenna
"It was so easy and fun with Ashley! We loved her mix of direction and also just taking candid photos of our family. Highly recommend!" - Lisa + Josh
"We keep going back to Ashley because she always delivers on the vision we have for our photos...She is easy going and engaging when working with small kids...and captures some of the most precious moments." - Nadine
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“I am excited to show your kids how fun family photos can be.”

“I am excited to show your kids how fun family photos can be.”

What sets me apart as a family photographer is that I use playful interactions to build a friendship with your kids and help them settle into this new experience. Play allows smiles, connection and joy to come naturally (unlike sitting still in front of a stranger with a camera lol). So once I get you all having fun and laughing, I wait. I wait for that perfect moment and… *click!* We have  a gallery full of truly genuine love and laughter and a beautiful ‘smiling at the camera’ shot too.

Kind words.

“Ashley and Jeff are absolutely incredible! They have been our go to photographers for the last 5 years since the birth of our son…We keep going back to Ashley because she always delivers on the vision we have for our photos. She is easy going and engaging when working with small kids… and captures some of the most precious moments.” 

– Nadine

“We loved our wedding photos so much that we used Ashley for our family photos and love them just as much… Her calm, caring nature and fun personalities put him (and ourselves) at ease. We are looking forward to many more photo sessions with Ashley to capture our family memories!”

– Perrin + Jordan

“We had a wonderful family photo experirence with Ashley! She gave great direction to us, our toddler, and even our dog! The photos turned out fantastic; we would definitely recommend her!”

 – Shianne

“…the experience was nothing short of fantastic. From start to finish, Ashley showcased her exceptional talent, professionalism, and genuine passion for capturing the essence of our family. Ashley’s warm and friendly demeanor instantly put us at ease… She displayed remarkable patience and skill in working with our little ones, ensuring lots of smiles and natural poses that truly reflected their personalities.”

 – Jenna

“It was so easy and fun with Ashley! We loved her mix of direction and also just taking candid photos of our family. Highly recommend!”

 – Lisa + Josh

Freeze the moments that make life beautiful.
Let it be the art in your home and a reminder of where you love to be.
Enjoy being with your kids.
Playfully, authentically, whole-heartedly.

Family photography sessions for every season of family life.

Whether you are celebrating a special moment or cherishing the simple joys of daily life as a family, I would love to capture it for you. 

Have an idea that isn’t on the list below? Just reach out! I will get to know you, learn about the people you love and together we will design a session for you. I am truly excited reading each and every inquiry and family story that lands in my inbox and I hope to see yours soon!!

Yearly Family Photos

When you need something simple that gives you a beautiful updated family photo for your home and one to send to grandma. These 30 minute sessions are short and sweet! Choose from a variety of seasonal locations in Calgary, the Rocky Mountains and Drumheller.

If this is you, check out our 2024 Session Calendar.

 

Personalized Story-Telling

Tomorrow your kids will be a little bit bigger, a little bit older, and a whole new version of the person they are becoming. You want a time-capsule of beautiful photos that document this version of your kids and this season in your family life right now so you can cherish it forever. This is all about the day-to-day, your favorite hobbies and the places where you create memories.

If this is you, check out our Personalized Story-Telling Sessions.

Maternity

Choose a style that suits you! Whether your vibe is modern minimalist, soft and heartfelt, or bold and glamorous, I got you! Every mama has a unique relationship with herself and her babe and whatever that special thing is for you, I am so excited to capture it. Click here to send us a message!

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Newborn

Choose an in-home or studio session to capture the arrival of your newest little love. My style is mostly lifestyle combined with casual posing for adorable baby portraits and capturing their little details. I provide some neutral wraps, a Moses basket and access to my client closet.  Click here to send us a message!

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First Birthday Celebrations

One year is a HUGE milestone for you and for your little one! I would love to capture the party with all your friends and family. If a cake-smash is your dream, we can 100% make that happen too! Click here to send us a message!

 

Seniors + Grad Photos

I have captured Seniors from the US travelling to the rocky mountains and many grads and friend groups in Calgary. Each session can be personalized to include casual or formal wear, outfit changes, and props. Sessions can also include a mix of individual portraits, photos with friends and family photos. Click here to inquire!

 

Extended Family Photos

If you are looking for a photographer for an extended family session, family reunion or other large group event, feel free to get in touch! All family inquiries are welcome. Click here to send us a message!

 

You want to remember your children & your children want to remember you.