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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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.
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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

In the blink of an eye, Spring Break is over and we’re back to our regular routines. I don’t know about you, but for me, it didn’t feel long enough.

I’ve spent these last few weeks building snowmen and jumping through puddles with the kids at nearly every chance we’ve had. I’m excited to see spring arriving, and with spring comes Mother’s Day. I’m so excited to be offering a day of special mini-sessions for mum. Session fees are $75 and include one print, up to 8×10″ in size.

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 – 4pm. Your session fee must be paid in advance to reserve your time slot. Please email with any questions or to book your session.

Date: May 14
Time: 12:30-4pm, by appointment
Session Fee: $75

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

Mother's Day 2017 MIni Session

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! You can check out the email if you like, but here is all you need to know:

When you refer a friend, you get to give them a $25 gift towards custom photography, and you get a $50 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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Jumping back in time again for Tina, Alex and their little family’s portrait session last fall! Tina found me through an online search (thanks, Google!) and booked her family pictures for the fall in the Edmonton River Valley. What a gorgeous backdrop! The weather was so unpredictable. It rained, hailed and then the sun came back out at just the right time. Maybe that’s why the light is so pretty.

Big sister had nothing but love for her baby brother. She was great at helping him sit up for their portrait together. Families like these are the reason I love what I do. I am thankful every day for the unique, happy and positive people that come my way through what I do.

Edmonton Family Pictures by Pause PhotographyPortraits of Children in the Edmonton River ValleyOutdoor Family Pictures

I am so excited to add this gorgeous vintage frame set to my framing choices (I have always been a bit of a sucker for anything vintage). They complement each other beautifully in this new wall gallery arrangement, too! Can’t you just see your own portraits displayed on your walls at home in these? I can’t wait to help you decorate your home with images of those you love.

Vintage Frame Set Wall Gallery

I’m so excited to share with you a very special Mother’s Day portrait session fundraiser I am hosting. Not only is this an opportunity for Mom to be pampered and the star of the show with a mini-makeover, you’ll also be helping to support the Terra Centre, a local non-profit Edmonton organization that provides supports and services that empower teen parents to succeed.

Mom’s mini-makeover includes hair styling, makeup application, a mother and child portrait session and more! 1/2 of the session fee profits are donated to the Terra Centre. Prints will be delivered in time for Mother’s Day. Pre-booking required.

To find out more about Terra and other ways you can get involved or provide support, visit their website. Half of the profits from these portrait session fees will be donated to Terra. Session details blow.

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Why Book a Mini-Makeover Session

It seems that you, Mom, are always the one behind the camera, or only partially visible in an awkward selfie. You give so much time and attention to your children, your work, and others, there is often little time left to do something special just for you. This is an opportunity for you to feel pampered, beautiful and to have your unique connection to your child captured in a way that you’ll re-live every time you walk past the images hanging on your wall.

Sit back, relax and get the celebrity treatment as you have your makeup professionally applied and your hair done by a professional stylist. Then join me in the studio for a 30 minute session with your children where you’ll be put at ease and I will capture gorgeous, authentic images of you and your child. This day is about you, Mama!

Shortly after our session together, I’ll visit you for a personalized image reveal and ordering consultation, where I will help you choose your favourite images and guide you in the process of choosing the best products to display your images on in your home and office — everything from custom framed prints, to high impact metal collage walls and contemporary and unique acrylic image blocks for your shelf, desk or coffee table.

This is a perfect Mother’s Day gift, or a token to show how much Mom is appreciated. If you’re booking for yourself, Mama — congratulations! I’m proud of you for making yourself a priority! Don’t forget to include Grandma — these sessions are for all generations of mamas. There is no age limit on creating lasting memories together.

What’s included

Professional makeup application for Mom
Professional hair styling
30 minute studio portrait session for you and your child(ren)
One 11×14” custom framed print and duplicate high resolution digital copy (printable to 8×10”)
Proofing gallery of 20 images
In-person image reveal and order consultation

Session Fee

$525. Half of all session fee profits will be donated to the Terra Centre.

When

April 2, 2016 ONLY. Limited sessions are available, reserve your spot now! Prints delivered in time for Mother’s Day.

Help me in this fantastic fundraising opportunity, while create lasting memories where Mom’s relationship with her child(ten) is the focus point!

If you’d like access to my presale, sign up for my email list on my Facebook page before March 12 at 3pm MT. Sessions will be open to the general public after 3pm on March 13, 2016.

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** images shown are examples of my work and what you can expect from a Mother’s Day Portrait Session with me, and are not of Terra families **

Edmonton Mother's Day Pictures by Pause Photography YEG

Pause Photography Edmonton Mother's Day Pictures

Family Pictures for Mother's Day in YEG by Pause Photography

Studio Pictures for Mother's DayMother's Day Photos supporting non-profit Terra CentreEdmonton Baby Photographer. Book a Mother's Day Session and help support the Terra Centre

I can’t believe it’s 2016 already (even as I type this, I had to go back and delete “2015” and replace it with “2016)! This past year seems to have just flown by. I was privileged to photograph so many wonderful families and snuggle some very sweet little babies, I barely had time to blog them! What’s the best way to resolve this? Why, post a video, of course!

To all of you who chose me as your photographer in 2015, THANK YOU! It was an honour and a pleasure to have you put your trust in me to capture your first portraits together as a growing and changing family. That’s what I love about working with families — they’re never static. I have had the unique opportunity to photograph some families for several years in a row, and I can tell you, it’s so much fun to see people’s relationships changing and growing over the years.

Enjoy this peek at some of my favourite images from 2015. I’m currently booking newborn and family sessions for 2016, and looking forward to creating more memories for families this coming year. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me so we can start chatting about your portrait goals for the year.

If you would like to enjoy this in video format, head on over to my Facebook page for a recap of my favourites from this year in under 3 minutes.

This sweet little one is another graduate of my Baby Steps Program (your baby’s first year of portrait sessions). Nothing is going to slow this girl down! She was quite the escape artist and was often more interested in going exploring than in having her picture taken (but really, at 1 year old and walking, who would want to sit still?). We had a great time playing “find the Cheerio” which allowed for some of these great shots. But once the cake came out (made with love by her mama), you couldn’t get her away from it! We may have a girl with a sweet tooth on our hands now.

I can’t wait to see what other sorts of mischief this cheeky girl will get into as she grows up.

Edmonton Baby Photographer for First Birthday PicturesEdmonton First Birthday Cake Smash Pictures by Pause Photography

As I look at these images, I realize how out-of-date my own picture is in the “about” section of my blog — 3 years old already! My daughter Parker, is growing into such a big girl, and a great big sister. She is thoughtful and kind, and will (usually) willingly share with her baby brother. I have loved seeing her personality develop, along with her great imagination. It looks like creativity runs in the family!

Birthday PortraitEdmonton Children's PhotographerTodder and Dog Studio Pictures in Edmonton

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!

Details

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

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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!