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.

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.

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As I look at these images, I realize how out-of-date my own picture is in the “about” section of my blog — 3 years old already!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!

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I can’t believe the time has already come to see little Marley graduate from my Baby Steps program (baby’s first year of portrait sessions packages). It really does seem like just yesterday that I met her as a little newborn when she and her parents first visited me. Marley, you’ve grown into such a beautiful little toddler now, and I hope to keep photographing you and your family as you grow throughout the coming years. You can see more of Marley in her newborn session, 3 month session and 6 month session blog posts.

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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!

This not so little man came to see me with his mummy and daddy when he was just 5 days new. Born at over 8lbs, I’m sure mummy was happy he wanted to make his debut when he did. I loved this little guy’s baby blues. I knew his mum from working with her at my design job, so it was nice to get to see her again and meet baby Forrest’s daddy for the first time. What proud parents they made! An added bonus from their session with me was having both our new babes meet each other.

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Little Marley isn’t so little anymore! This girl’s personality is really starting to come out, and I love every bit of it! I can’t get enough of these gorgeous blue eyes and her beautiful head of curls. Marley and her family have been coming to see me since she was a newborn (see her 3 month pictures here). I’m looking forward to seeing her again soon when she comes back for her 1 year cake smash pictures!

6 month old baby

6 month baby pictures in Edmonton

This session is very close to my heart, as it is my own newborn son. Logan made us a family of four (well, technically 5 when you count Rascal, our dog). I am perhaps a little biased when I look at these pictures, but I think he is the most handsome little man I’ve ever seen. I wasn’t sure if I’d find the time (or energy) to do my own newborn’s photos, but I managed, with a lot of help from friends and family. I am so pleased with the results!

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I had been looking forward to photographing this little one ever since her parents booked her newborn session with me several months previous — my first spring baby girl! It was an extra treat since I got to use a new spring bonnet and leggings set that I recently purchased after collaborating with baby Kyla’s mama.

I photographed mama, daddy, and their furry four-legged babies during last fall’s mini-sessions, which was just in time for them to incorporate a fun pregnancy announcement photo, which I just had to include here.
Baby Gender Announcement
Mama and dada brought along their own aviator cap for her to model during her newborn pictures, which was fitting, since her daddy is a pilot. I love it when parents bring in something that’s a little extra special or has personal meaning for them.
Posed Newborn Pictures
Mother and Baby

This little man was anxious for his debut photo shoot, and arrived two weeks early! Being such a handsome little guy, he was a dream to photograph; he even slept through prop changes.

Listening to his daddy talk about him, I could just hear how proud he was of his little baby boy. Mama seemed completely at ease with him, even with this being their first baby and he was just 10 days old (I remember with my first baby, I still felt a little nervous and didn’t quite know what to do with her when she was that young).

Little Chael, I hope to photograph you again soon — it’s amazing how quickly these little babies grow up.

Posed Newborn Family Pictures

Posed Newborn Pictures in Edmonton

This sweet little one made me wait, then made me work! Arriving around two weeks late, I was anxious to get my chance to meet her (not nearly as anxious as mum and dad were though!). I loved getting to snuggle with her. She was a little stinker though, and sure made me work to get her to sleep. It was all worth it — I love the images I made. I am already looking forward to her next Baby Steps session.