Red Deer Newborn Baby Photographer: Twins!

What’s more beautiful than a single newborn baby in my Red Deer Photography Studio? Twins!! Two beautiful little babies. One baby girl and one baby boy. And oh my goodness were they ever sweet! I am so lucky that their mommy found me at the Red Deer Rock Your Bump trade show in the fall. For those of you who don’t know, Rock Your Bump is a tradeshow geared towards Expecting Moms, Dads and family’s with new babies and children! It’s a wonderful event to attend and they have another event coming up soon in April!

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Kaden (baby boy) and Kenzi (baby girl) were born on February 5th of this year. They spent a couple weeks in the NICU bulking up and then came home with their mommy, daddy and adoring big sister!

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While these two babes will spend much of their lives together and photographed together, I made sure to capture special images of each of them individually as well.

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Mom came into the session thinking Kaden would be a breeze and sleep the entire time while Kenzi would be our fighter. Much to her surprise, they were the complete opposite of what she expected. Kenzi snoozed away her entire session in my Red Deer Studio while Kaden spent much of his time gobbling up milk. I think he was starting his next baby growth spurt!

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Even though Kaden was a hungry little guy, he was still really great and we managed to get many of the newborn photo poses I hoped for. These two babies are just really too sweet for words! I hope you enjoy their images from their Red Deer Baby Photo Session with Triple Ten Photography

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Aren’t they just the sweetest?!

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I couldn’t resist throwing a little Easter Bunny into their Newborn Photo Gallery since we are getting close to Easter. I think it is safe to say this was one of mom and dad’s favorite photos of the twins!

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Are you expecting a baby in 2017? Contact me at or view my website at so we can start planning your baby photo session today! I hope to hear from you soon!


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Red Deer Newborn and Baby Photographer: SLEEP!

As parents, we all know what it is like to be lacking in the sleep department. When you’re running low on steam, it makes the days long and the nights torturous. You get to the point where you would do almost anything for just a few hours of uninterrupted sleep.

When I first began photographing newborns 5 years ago, I didn’t really know a lot about what it meant to be a parent running low on steam. I had no children of my own, though I had worked with children for most of my teenage and adult life. Working with children means you get to give them back at the end of the day and you didn’t necessarily grasp the entire concept of what it meant to be a sleep deprived parent.

3 years into my Red Deer Maternity, Newborn, and Baby Photography career, I finally got a dose of the lack of sleep parents were coming to my studio with.  Almost two years later, with a bouncing baby girl, I can now say that I entirely get the concept now. I delivered my baby girl in the Red Deer Regional hospital in late June 2015, 11:55pm. I was transferred into a shared room around 2:30am and was ready for sleep. However, my roommate had different plans that night (and no, I’m not talking about her baby that was peacefully snoozing away)… anyway, there began my journey to sleeplessness.

My journey of sleeplessness continued fairly strongly with some periods of good rest here and there for 6 months until my husband and I decided to give sleep training a whirl. Now, don’t get me wrong, sleep training isn’t for everyone, but for us, it was the best decision we could have made as parents when it came to getting a restful nights sleep (though, I suffered from insomnia and cases of the worries for several nights after baby girl started sleeping through the night). So, what did I take away from sleep training? I’ll lay out the basics without getting into too much detail…

  1. Set a bedtime and stick to it! Choose a bedtime that you can commit to meeting each and every night for a good chunk of time (this takes several months of commitment).
  2. Create a routine that is short and easy to follow. For example, bath, book, bottle (or snack), brush teeth.
  3. Get rid of the pacifier! This was huge for us because our daughter would wake constantly when the soother would fall out of her mouth and then she couldn’t find it and/or didn’t know how to get it back in her mouth. When she no longer relied on it to be asleep, it helped tremendously in getting her to sleep through the night.
  4. Choose your method for teaching your baby to sleep through the night. We read a book on sleep training and chose a controlled cry it out method (at 6 months old). If you want more details on how it worked for us (Amazing by the way), feel free to contact me.
  5. Stick to it! You may have success right away, or it may take a few weeks of consistency to get a full nights rest.
***disclaimer, I am in no way a sleep expert or professional, I’m only sharing my own personal experience. There are Sleep Professionals available to access in the Red Deer, AB area if you wish to consult with one***

It’s not very often my daughter will fall asleep anywhere other than her crib now…which has its positives and negatives. One of the negatives is that we don’t often get to cuddle her until she falls asleep. The picture I chose to share below depicts a very sweet moment I captured of her and her daddy a few weeks ago when she wasn’t feeling very well. They were  playing downstairs and she laid down on the floor. He laid down beside her and rubbed her back for a couple minutes. Before I knew it, they were both sawing logs! Such a sweet, tender moment.


Was this blog post helpful to you? Leave me a comment below 🙂
Next up on the blog in the next few weeks will hopefully be a share of newborn twins I will have in my Red Deer studio!

Until then…xoxo


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Red Deer NICU Baby Photographer: Jake

Way back in early 2016, Jamie came by my Triple Ten Photography booth at the Rock Your Bump trade show in Red Deer. She was expecting a new baby in a few short months and inquired about photos stating that she was expecting a bit of a stay in the NICU after delivery. We chatted for a few minutes and I explained how it is very common to still be able to do newborn photos once baby is discharged from the NICU and I would of course work with her to get the session she dreamed of if she chose to book with me. Jamie then entered in my draw I had said up for a $200 voucher and went on her way. Much to both of our surprise, when I made the draw a few days later, I drew her name! I didn’t realize it at first because I hadn’t received her name when we first met. When she emailed me back after I had emailed her stating she had won the voucher, she was beyond thrilled and reminded me of our previous conversation.

We stayed in touch off and on throughout her pregnancy and then contacted me when Jake was born, stating they would be in the NICU for an unknown period of time. In October, she contacted me as they were expecting Jake to be discharged within a few weeks. I began planning for his “newborn” session. He would be around 4 months old at this time. Unfortunately, Jake had a few more complications and had to spend even more time in the NICU.

After 185 days in the NICU, baby Jake was finally discharged! He was ready to go home with his loving family! I know his big sisters were just over the moon! Jamie contacted me just before Christmas and we scheduled him in for his Red Deer Newborn Photo Session! At 6 months old! Baby Jake was finally going to make his big debut in front of the camera. This session was such a special session for me to photograph. Jake is such a strong boy. A fighter and warrior for sure! His family, the most selfless and loving family. His big sisters exclaimed to me at one point that “Jake was the best Christmas present ever!” Their comments and love for Jake truly brought tears to my eyes.

I hope you all will join me in welcoming this beautiful boy to this world and shower him with some love and comments. So after all my rambling, please enjoy Jake’s Baby Photos! (At 6 months old!)


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Red Deer Family Photographer: Repeat Clients

As a Red Deer Family Photographer, it is the biggest compliment ever when you have families from Red Deer and around Central Alberta return to you as a repeat client year after year. The Zorn family is no exception to this. I have known Dixie for well over 10 years now. We went to Red Deer College together, before we were both married and had families of our own in Red Deer. After college, Dixie moved away and met the man of her dreams, and then they began their journey together as a family. Along came their little boy, Holden, and it wasn’t long after, that they decided to make the move back to Central Alberta. This is when I began photographing their family’s journey together.

The best thing about being a family photographer in Red Deer and having repeat clients (and friends!) is that even though life can get busy and we don’t always have time to catch up with each other through the hustle and bustle of full time jobs and raising a family at the same time, each year, I know I’ll get to catch up with them and watch their beautiful families grow. The Zorn family has been in front of my camera since 2012. Watching their little boy grow and develop the most amazing personality has been so much fun for me. I hope you enjoy some of their most recent photos from their Red Deer Fall Family Mini Session.




xoxo Alicia

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Red Deer Family Photographer: Fall Mini Sessions!

Hey everyone! We’ve reached that time of year again! While Fall is still technically a month away according to the calendar, the season has arrived early! The leaves are turning yellow already! It’s time to start planning your family photo sessions so you can have your images back in time to prepare your CHRISTMAS CARDS!! So, to help you get in the fall mood, I am offering ONE day of Fall Mini Sessions in Red Deer, Alberta.
September 25th, 20 minute session and 10 digital files. All this for $300!! This is a steal of a deal! Sessions are booking quickly so you don’t want to miss out! I have very limited availability to take on additional family sessions this fall so you really don’t want to miss out on these minis. Contact me at or hop on over to my website at to fill out a contact form. Hope to hear from you all soon!



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Red Deer Baby and Child Photographer: Once Upon A Time

2016-08-26_00032016-08-26_0004Once upon a time, there was a beautiful little girl named Cecilia. Her mama was a photographer who just couldn’t get enough photos of her… oh wait, this isn’t a fairy tale, this is real life! I’ve been sharing monthly photos of Cecilia with all of my Triple Ten Fans (mostly over on Facebook and Instagram) since she was born. While I don’t intend to continue to do monthly photos for the rest of her life (I didn’t take any of her at 13 months old), I’m sure she is still going to end up in front the camera quite often. Especially since fall seems to be arriving in Red Deer early this year! When I take Cecilia out for photos, I get maybe 5-10 minutes max out of her before she is completely done with the whole situation. I am extremely happy with what I captured during this session- some of my favorite images of her to date. I can definitely see a large canvas or print order in my future! Hope you enjoy!



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Red Deer Newborn and Baby Photographer: Baby D

As many of you know, photography is not my full time job. I run my business on top of working as a full time behaviour consultant for individuals with disabilities here in Red Deer. My photography work takes place on evenings and weekends.
I came home from work one evening to a voicemail on my business line from a very sweet sounding lady. She wondered if it was too late to get her little boy in for newborn photos as he was already almost 3 weeks old. I phoned her back immediately to chat with her a bit more and get to know what she was looking for. Right after her little man was born, they both fell ill and it took a little bit for them to bounce back. I typically don’t photograph babies as newborns past 14-15 days of age (or at least I don’t guarantee that we will get  those sleepy, curly poses), but I knew I just had to get this little guy into my studio so his mama could have the pictures she had hoped for from the start.
Fast forward to a couple days later- they arrive at my studio for their session. We set to work right away and Baby D absolutely rocked his session. We got all the sleepy poses we had hoped for and then some!

So, what was the point of me sharing this long winded story? Well, I just don’t want you to miss out on calling just because you think it might be too late. While I can’t guarantee specific poses at every session, I will always do my best to work with your babe to get images that you will cherish for a life time. If I think that your babe is past the prime time to get even a few sleepy shots, don’t give up- we can either still try, or we will just book for the next milestone which definitely won’t be all that far away 🙂

Hope you enjoy these images of this sweet little guy.


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