Hello! Edmonton Newborn and Family Photographer | Pause Photography

Thanks for stopping by! I'm Rona-Marie Harvey, and I hope this is a place where you can get to know me.

Since the birth of my daughter in early 2012, I have been focusing on family portraits, lifestyle sessions and newborn photography. It's nice to always have access to a willing model at home!

When not making portraits, I also work as a graphic designer. I love having family time at home with my husband, daughter and son. Coffee, walks, going to the playground with the kids and anything chocolate are things I enjoy on a daily basis.

If you'd like to connect with me, feel free to drop me a line at any time.

Thanks to Jaleen Lessard from Sweet Life Photography for my portrait with Parker.

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I’m excited to once again be partnering with Cameron Homes to bring you this once-a-year opportunity: Making Memories of Motherhood portrait event, in the gorgeous neighbourhood of Keswick in Southwest Edmonton.

When: May 5 and 6, 12–4pm, by appointment (May 6: all sessions reserved)
Where: Cameron Homes Keswick show home (4004 Kennedy Close SW)
Sessions: 15-minute sessions for mum or grandma with the kiddos (hint: grandmas loove this gift!)
Session Fee: $75/ea (includes one 8×10″ print); additional prints, products and digital files sold separately

Mother’s Day Collections

available to purchase after your session. Included in your session is one 8×10″ print

  • Two prints, up to 8×10″ | 100;
  • Two prints, up to 8×10″ with duplicate digital files | 150;
  • Full collection of 10 high res digital files | 500

It’s GIVEAWAY TIME! I’ve teamed up with Cameron Homes to give away a $75 mini portrait for one lucky mama to be photographed this Mother’s Day (May 14)! If you love to snuggle with your mama or if you’re a mama who loves to snuggle with her littles, this is for you. Simply follow the instructions below:

  1. Follow @pausephoto and @cameronhomesyeg on Instagram
  2. Like the giveaway post and the same on Cameron Home’s feed
  3. Tag a friend who would love a short and sweet 15 minute portrait session with a complementary 8×10” print in #yeg on May 14

1 tag = 1 entry. If you’ve purchased a session already, you are automatically entered in the draw and your session fee will be applied as a print credit! We ask that private accounts are made public during the giveaway in order to qualify. All entries must be submitted by 12pm MT on Friday, May 12.

Check my Instagram feed on Friday to find out who won. The winning entry must confirm within 4 hours, or a new name will be drawn. The winner will be contacted via direct message on Instagram.

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm they are 14+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.

All About the Mini Portrait Event

These short and sweet 15 minute sessions are just for mums and their kids or grandmas, or any combination of those. Sorry, no dads allowed!

Make this Mother’s Day one to be fondly remembered with a portrait for mum. A day for her to exist in pictures.

Sessions are available on May 14 from 12:30 – 4m. Your session fee must be paid in advance to reserve your time slot.
<< Book Your Session Here >>

Date: May 14
Time: 12:30-4pm, by appointment
Place: Cameron Homes Show Home, 4004 Kennedy Close SW
Session Fee: 75, includes complementary print up to 8×10″

Mother’s Day Collections:
Two prints, up to 8×10″ for $100
Two prints, up to 8×10″ with duplicate digital files for $150
Full collection of 10 high res digital files for $500

A la carte:
Prints start at $50, individual digital files are $125/ea

Oh my gosh, how did I not blog this earlier? If you are on my email list (if you’re not, visit my main website, wait for the popup, then enter your info), you should have seen an email land in your inbox letting you know about my referral program, and how you can even earn your next portrait session on me, just by referring your friends! Here is what you need to know:

When you refer a friend, you get to give them a $50 gift towards custom photography, and you get a $100 credit to put towards your next session. Refer 5 friends, and get your next portrait session on me! If you’d like to give your friends something tangible, let me know and I’ll get as many cards ready for you as you need. Otherwise, just have them tell me that they heard of me through you, and I’ll automatically credit both of your accounts.

The small print: Credits are applied once session is booked and confirmed. Credits are not valid if session cancels.

That’s it! It’s never been easier to get a complementary portrait session with me. I can’t wait to photograph you and your friends. Get in touch with me to book your next portrait session, or to ask any questions you might have.

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I am so excited to share my new holiday card designs for this year. If you’ve subscribed to my email list, you’ll have a promo code to receive $50 off your holiday card order. These custom designed and professionally printed cards are $125 for a set of 24 5×7” lay flat cards complete with envelopes and printed on beautiful fine art pearl paper. Additional cards may be ordered in multiples of 12.

Update: Confirm your order by December 3 and save 50% off your entire holiday card order! 24 cards are just $62.50 with additional sets of 12 for $20. Cannot be combined with other offers.

For my clients who have had a session with me this year, get in touch with me to have your proofing gallery re-activated free of charge to choose the image you’d like featured on your card. If you haven’t had a session with me this year, just email me the image you’d like to use and the number for the design you’d like. Cards will be shipped to you within 2 weeks of your order.

Pause Photography 2015 Holiday Card Design 1

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I can’t believe it’s already time for fall minis! I had to add an extra day last year, so now I’m offering mini-sessions on three separate weekends. Only 4 sessions are available each day, so don’t wait to book!

It’s easier than ever to reserve your session. Just complete this handy online mini-session booking form, and you’ll be on your way!


For just $180, you get $415 of products and services!

Available Dates:

September 20 (Update: No more sessions available for this date)
September 27
October 4

Available Times Each Day:
11 – 11:30am
11:45am – 12:15pm
12:30pm – 1pm
1:15pm – 1:45pm

  • 30 minute outdoor session
  • Online gallery of 10 images
  • 5 high resolution JPG images
  • 5 prints (5×7″)
  • $25 print credit


Session fee is due at time of booking. Sessions will only be rescheduled in the event of severe weather conditions. Printed and high resolution JPG images are the same. 5 images must be chosen within 2 weeks of gallery being posted; if not, additional charges may apply when order is placed.

BOOK NOW online, or drop me a line to reserve your spot or get any questions answered that you might have. I can’t wait to photograph you!

The much anticipated designs for this years holiday cards are complete! You have the choice of including a space on the back to write your own message or not. Images shown include white space to write you own message. Cards are 5×7″ and are press printed on fine art linen paper. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here they are.

2013 Holiday CardsClick the below thumbnails to see larger details of each card.

Win a Fall Mini-Session with Pause Photography

Mini-Sessions with Edmonton Portrait Photographer

WIN a free mini-session with me! Sessions take place on October 5, 2013. All you have to do is like the Pause Photography Facebook Page, then leave a comment on the wall about why you’re excited to have your photo session with me.

It’s hard to believe that fall is already here! Want to know the best thing about this fall? I’m offering mini-sessions! That’s right, portraits in a condensed format – perfect for families, couples, or an impromptu maternity session. There will be lots of colourful leaves on the ground to play in.

What: 30-minute portrait sessions
When: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Where: At a beautiful outdoor location* on Edmonton’s south-side (exact location will be emailed to you within the week prior to your session)
Cost: Just $150 ($415 value)

What you get:

  • 30 minute session
  • Online gallery of 10 edited image
  • 5 images of your choice on disk and as a 5×7″ print
  • $25 print credit (can be used towards additional prints or holiday cards)

I have a limited number of spaces available, so don’t delay — book today! Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Email me to book your session.

I am looking forward to frolicking in the leaves with you!

2013 Fall Mini Sessions

2013 Fall Mini Sessions in Edmonton | Just $150 (click image to enlarge)

*Sessions will only be rescheduled in the event of severe weather conditions. We will shoot if it is windy or drizzling (hopefully not snowing yet!)

Laura is a friend and co-worker of mine from my days before going on maternity leave from my day job. The day Laura told me she was pregnant with their second child, I could barely contain my excitement! Laura and her husband Kris have a 3 year old son, and they all couldn’t be happier with the news that they are expecting a little girl to join their family early this fall.

We met on Whyte Ave. for their portrait session. Laura was looking fabulous in a fun polka-dot dress. This woman makes pregnancy look good. I think more women would decide to get pregnant if they were guaranteed they could look like Laura.

Laura and Kris, thank you so much for trusting me to capture these memories for you. Laura, you were a real trooper and were a tonne of fun to work with, especially since you were willing to try anything I suggested.

I cannot wait to meet your baby girl in a couple of short months!