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Hello, I'm Kristyn! I'm a wife to my wonderful husband, proud dog-mom to Millie the labradoodle, and a lover of all things classic, gold and neutral. Oh, and I absolutely adore documenting families and the beautiful moments they share. I believe that family is such a gift, and that capturing these memories with your loved ones truly is "priceless". After years of dreaming about a bright, beautiful studio space to call my own, I finally had the opportunity to bring this dream to life in 2020 when we built our new home in south Calgary. We outgrew the home studio quickly and are now so excited to be moving into a commercial studio space in downtown Calgary! I have been a professional photographer for over 10 years, photographing newborns for 5 years, and recently also fell in love with documenting milestone sessions like cake smashes, intimate maternity sessions and sweet "sitter" sessions. Having the studio has given me the opportunity to photograph families year round and establish Studio Lumiere as one of Calgary's top newborn & milestone photography studios. If you're looking for light, classic portraits to cherish for a lifetime, Studio Lumiere may be the right fit for your family.

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Hello! I’m Mackenzie, the gal behind the second camera at Studio Lumiere. Born and raised in Calgary, I surprisingly met my incredible husband Randy in North Carolina where I attended university on a full ride gymnastics scholarship. Outside of school and gymnastics, you could always find me with a camera in my hand, documenting anything and everything happening around me. Photography has always been a passion of mine, I left a stable office job 3 years ago to pursue this dream when Kristyn decided to give me a chance as her assistant/second shooter. How could I possibly turn down the opportunity to work alongside the photographer I idolized!? After 5 years of experience, documenting families and all the precious milestones that they share continues to light me up, and I'm so excited to be joining Kristyn at Studio Lumiere. It is such a special place to document these precious moments - walking into our beautiful space, flooded with natural light and all white walls is something I love seeing clients experience. I am blessed to have the opportunity to photograph families at Studio Lumiere, and I can't wait to meet you and your family! 

MACKENZIE - PHOTOGRAPHER

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We truly believe that family is the greatest gift there is - that is one of the reasons why we became newborn and family photographers. There are so many important and wonderful moments to document... the anticipation of your baby's arrival and then finally becoming a parent, the way they fit so perfectly into your arms once they arrive, your fingers entwined with their tiny fingers and toes. They say the days are long but the years are short, and all of the sudden your tiny newborn is laughing, crawling, and showing their unique personality. You blink a few more times, and somewhere in between the never ending diaper changes, sleepless nights, moments of doubt, they're a year old and digging their little hands into their first birthday cake. There are so many special moments and milestones amongst the busyness of every day life, and we want to help you to document them. We also know that the last thing new parents have time for is shopping for picture-perfect outfits, creating albums, the list goes on! We are here for you, every step of the way.

TELLING THE STORY OF YOUR FAMILY

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We had such a lovely experience working with Kristyn! She was so organized, very professional and most importantly, her photographs are absolutely beautiful! She scoped out the best spots for gorgeous lighting on a summer evening and was incredibly patient and sweet while capturing the most precious moments with our newborn twins. The photos are timeless and classic and we are so thankful to Kristyn for doing such a wonderful job!

Desiree - new mom of twins

Working with Mackenzie has been amazing! She has been very accommodating and kind about all our wants and needs for our photographs. She is so easy to work with and makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera! Mackenzie made our maternity photos timeless and so beautiful we
could not be happier with how turned out! 10/10 recommend.

JESSICA

Not only is Kristyn one of the most talented photographers in the industry, I've been privileged to get to know her as a friend. She is so sweet, kind and professional - not to mention patient (especially with little ones). It was our first time having professional family photos together and she made the whole process so enjoyable - we had no nerves whatsoever. We had SO much fun and I was overcome with emotion when we got our photos. Thank you, Kristyn, for being so lovely and for capturing these precious memories for us!

NICOLE 

Kristyn has done our engagement, wedding and newborn photos. She has not only done exceptional work but also has been very professional, kind and patient throughout all of our shoots. Her photography has a soft and romantic feel and we've have received many compliments on all of our photos. I highly recommend trying her as your photographer!

NATASHA 

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