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 couldn’t be happier with how my Themed Mini-Session set came together! I had my 2 year-old son come out and help me set it up on his sister’s first morning of Kindergarten — I thought we would both need to keep a little extra busy that morning. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have already seen the set, but if you haven’t yet… well, you’re in for a treat!

For those who know me, you know I have a soft spot for anything vintage, so it was hardly unexpected when I chose to create a set with a vintage feel to it. The only thing missing from the below images are the apples and perhaps a pumpkin or two I’ll be adding.

My Mini-Sessions always sell out fast, so don’t wait to reserve your spot or get in touch with any questions you may have. Give me a call 780-235-7955 or send me an email. I can’t wait to photograph you and your family in this gorgeous set!

Pause Photography Vintage Mini-Session Set

When: September 24 and October 1
Cost: $225 ($175 for previous clients)
20 minute sessions
3 Gift Prints (8×10” or smaller)
Duplicate high resolution digital files + print release
10 proofs to choose from
In-person image reveal and ordering session or online proofing gallery

BONUS: Get THREE additional gift prints with web-ready digital copies ($150 value) when you book an in-person image reveal and ordering session and invest in wall art 11×14” or larger.

In addition to digital files, I am proud to offer heirloom quality and locally produced or Canadian made albums, framed wall art, unique wall displays and more.

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.


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.

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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Priscilla heard about me through a colleague who posted a link on Facebook to one of my photography promotions — talk about six degrees of separation  (or more like two degrees in our case)! Even before we met, through our first communications with each other, I got the sense that Priscilla was a kind and thoughtful person. When I got to meet her and Danny in person, my hunch was confirmed! They brought along their four-legged baby, who was very well behaved for their portrait session.

Danny and Priscilla were so easy-going and followed my posing tips to the letter. Toffee did well, too — she only sat with her back to me once. Priscilla and Danny, I had a great time meeting you both and I look forward to having the opportunity to photograph you three again in the future!

Edmonton Couples PortraitureAutumn Couples Portrait in Edmonton River Valley

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!)

As part of my Christmas gift this year, my wonderful boyfriend Cody, got me a gift card to one of my favourite camera stores. I got over there as fast as I could and ordered myself a shiny new Westcott Apollo 24″ softbox. I was itching to try it out, but had a few projects to finish up first. Taking it out of the box was my reward for finishing my work. I like treats like that. Unfortunately, I hadn’t booked anyone for pictures this week. No matter. I have a tripod and a timer on my camera. How hard could it really be to be my own model? It turned out to be harder than I thought.

For starters, I couldn’t get the focusing right. I was in our apartment, so space was limited. Regular height ceilings meant I couldn’t raise the softbox as high as I would have liked, and I found they put walls in the most inconvenient places. I was hopping back and forth over the couch trying to make it to my spot in time. To help me focus, I propped the mop up about where I was going to stand and focused on that. It didn’t always work out and I was soon tired of shot after shot being out of focus. I did manage to get a few decent ones though. I have to say I love love LOVE the light from this modifier! It is definitely my new favourite. I can’t wait to get the 50″ version.

Rona-Marie Dickey, Portrait Photographer, Lifestyle Photographer, Edmonton Photographers, Pause Photography

Rona-Marie Dickey, Portrait Photographer, Lifestyle Photographer, Edmonton Photographers, Pause Photography

We recently added a new puppy to our family. His name is Tucker, and here is his blog debut. He wasn’t interested in sitting very still, so you only get to see 2 images of him this time. I’m sure he’ll show up again though. Isn’t he just adorable?

Rona-Marie Dickey, Portrait Photographer, Lifestyle Photographer, Edmonton Photographers, Pause Photography, Pet Photography