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 I am Sheila, the photographer at Forever Captured Photography. I am a newborn photographer in Saskatoon sk as well as a Calgary Newborn Photographer.

I am a mom to four boys and one girl.. We have a house full of love and chaos. I have a love for Pepsi Max and a weakness for chocolate swirl cheesecake.

My style of photography leans to an artistic and dramatic side which creates works of arts out of the portraits I create that make them timeless and have created strong emotional feelings when they have been viewed.

The main focus of my photography is Newborn Photography. There is something special that happens at newborn sessions.. a sense of calm. It takes time, experience, patience and love to capture newborns.

As a mom of five and after photographing over 100 newborns I am confident we will capture amazing images of your precious baby.

Thank you for considering Forever Captured Photography to capture your moments...

Take care

Sheila

 Forever Captured Photography specializes in Newborn and Wedding Fine Art Photography.

To book a session please call 306-221-5290
Serving the Saskatoon, Sk and Calgary AB areas
Email
forevercapturedphotography@yahoo.ca

There is a new Grandma in Town | Saskatoon Newborn Photographers

There is a new Grandma in town and that Grammy is Me! On January 5th my first grandchild a baby girl was born. Who knew that your heart could grow to a whole new level of love… My heart is overflowing with gratitude and love for this new special being.
I am so proud of my son too! My baby boy is now a father. It’s just so hard to even believe! Mommy and Daddy are doing so awesome! This little girl is in awesome hands with these two!
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I have to admit when we did the maternity photos Mommy freaked over a bug big time and I was pretty concerned how she would handle a baby with poop and all lol.. But she has eased into motherhood like it was what she was born to do. I am very proud of her :)

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Watching my son with his little girl is amazing! He has always had a huge protective heart. He too has eased into his role like it was just meant to be.

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She has certainly changed our family. It is so cute to see my youngest have her as his screensaver on his phone… and my daughter tear up as we watched her slideshow last night..
Our hearts are all full and we love little Chloe so much!

Here is a link to her slideshow from her photo sessions with Grammy…

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2017 A New Year Has Begun! Did you know?? | Saskatoon Maternity Photographer

Well a new year is just beginning and I am so excited about the changes coming!

First things first! I am going to be a grandma! Now I am far too young for the word Grandma but I am over the moon for this little sweetie that is a part of me passed down through my son is going to be joining our family.

What exciting changes!

She is due in one day and I just finished editing mommy’s maternity pictures! So dear sweet girl you may now come!

Can’t wait to meet her!

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Reflections of 2016 | Saskatoon Newborn Photographers

As I settle in for what is sure to be a bitter cold week weather wise I am grateful to be inside.
2016 was a year filled with business goals. I was going to be the best at this and improve immensely with that.
It was filled with disappointments and tears and why is this happening to me.
It had big wakeup calls.
It also involved a move which I was worried about because I didn’t want to move unless I loved the new place as much as I loved the home we were in.
Let me tell you I more than LOVE the new place because it is so wonderful.
It has given me an office outside of my bedroom. I have a desk instead of my dresser.
I have a sanctuary in my bedroom and it is amazing.
I also now have a studio and could not be more excited and happy with it. I would like to welcome all my previous clients to stop by and check it out sometime.
I would like to have an open house in it within the new year sometime.
2016 was also a year of self discovery and personal growth. I went deep into the past to find out the what and the why to my business.
I met new clients and reconnected with previous clients.
I want to thank each and everyone of my clients that took the time to contact me and connect with me and work with me to capture beautiful pictures of what has the most important meaning to you.
Thank you , Thank you , Thank you
xoxox
Sheila

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There Is Nothing Like A Mother’s Love | Saskatoon Newborn Photographers

As I get older and look around and realize more and more the strength of a mother’s love. There are no boundaries and no lengths a mother won’t go through for her child.
As I edit this session you can see the glow and pride in this new mommy to be and I smile as I edit each picture. This little one is one lucky child to have a mother that already loves them so much.
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Oh My Goodness | Saskatoon Newborn Photographers

Big sister is not even two years old and so so very proud of her new baby sister. She was the light of the day and continuously put a smile on my face.

Baby sister did make me work at the beginning and she finally really settled in towards the middle of our session. I absolutely adore the shot we got of the two sisters together and this will be a very special keepsake.

One thing I have been learning over the summer is how important we are as mothers and the impact we have on our children and how much we truly touch their lives even if we feel like are failing every step of the way. With my own mom this spring having some health situations I realized how very important she is to me. And it made me think that when my kids say they love me they truly do mean it.

The saddle and bear in the shot with big sister belonged to Daddy’s mommy. The bear was made out of her fur coat so that each of her children had a keepsake in memory of her.
When we were talking about this and how important mom’s are mommy had a tear in her eye talking about daddy and his love for his mom. It was special and it showed how dearly and loved he is by his wife.
It was a special day and I enjoyed every minute of it!
Thank you so much for allowing me to spend the day with your family!

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For Michael - My Why | Personal | Forever Captured Photography

I rearranged my bedroom / office today. It gave time as I found items to reflect. I went through a huge personal growth week in the last couple of weeks that hugely impacted me and gave me an A-Ha lightening bolt shock to my thoughts.
You see for a while now I have been wondering what my “Why” is to why I am so passionate about Newborn Photography. During an excercise in trying to find my why it was presented with 3 questions and only one would be the “one”
That morning I read my life story I had written out and the question that affected me was What Life Altering Situation affected you so deeply. And BAM I immediately started weeping.

The tears are flowing now as I type this. I lost my second baby at 4.5 mths of pregnancy. It was a little boy and we named him Michael. I was only 22 at the time, so young, and still in my own opinion naive and innocent.

It was quite a traumatic experience that I still haven’t forgotten 24 years later. When I lost him I was afraid to look at him as I was scared that I would have nightmares for the rest of my life if I did. I won’t go into the details here.
All I know is if I could turn back time oh the things I would do. I would look at him, for heaven’s sake I would hold him and kiss his tiny face and hold his teeny fingers. I think in a way all these years I have been ashamed of myself that I hadn’t.
I feel I didn’t honor him as much as I could have.
I had two friends who gave me a little flower basket that I still have and it has come with me through 5 moves in Calgary and 7 moves In Steinbach and 8 moves in Saskatoon. It has been to 3 provinces and 20 moves. That is how precious this little keepsake memory is to me. Its ALL I have of him.
I am forever grateful to them for gifting me with it all those years ago. Thank you!!
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We don’t know how much time we have with each other and a little fresh baby is so precious and deserves to be honored and captured in their dear and sweet innocence and with that moving forward each session will be done in honor of my precious little boy named Michael. He was born on my mom’s birthday and he was due on Christmas day.

Such significance and so many special days that keep him forever in my memory.

Know that when you are trusting me to capture your newborn that I am shooting your session with all my heart and I want it to be perfectly captured and give you beautiful keepsake pictures of your precious little one.

xoxox

Sheila

The Time We Need | Saskatoon Newborn Photographer

Taking the time we need to nurture ourselves is often never taken. I will even ask myself at times in the midst of heavy duty editing do I really have time for a walk…a bath… or anything and then I will sit for yet another hour at the desk.
This weekend I had the honor of going up to Whitecourt AB for a wedding.
I fell in LOVE with this town and it’s decided, I want to move here.
This town really impacted me and that doesn’t happen that often.
I drove up on Friday so I was there for the rehearsal and knew where I needed to go for Saturday.
Saturday was spent shooting from 8:30 AM til 9:30 PM
Sunday I did the late checkout and left my equipment and computer in my hotel room and went on a tour.
I went to Hard Luck Canyon with my old camera and spent some time just being with me and shooting for myself.
What a beautiful place. I was actually hoping I would get to see a bear or cougar or something lol.
But what I did see was nature and natural beauty.
I really hope this summer we all take time for ourselves and just be with ourselves and nature and discovering what our world has to offer.

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The first baby | Saskatoon Maternity Photographer

Happy Canada Day!!
Hope everyone enjoyed Canada Day!! I am in Whitecourt Alberta for a wedding tomorrow and what a stunning venue. Now onto the subject of my title lol

A lot of my couples have a fur baby that is their first baby in the family. A lot of these fur babies have been with the couple for many years and are a treasured part of their family!
I didn’t grow up with animals so sometimes I feel awkward around animals but as long as they are well trained I am all for including them into your maternity session.
That is one of the wonderful benefits of being on location and being able to incorporate your special fur baby into our session.
So with some treats and a little patience we got some amazing shots at these maternity sessions.
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3 Tips to Prepare for your Newborn Photography Session | Saskatoon Newborn Photographers

Newborn sessions are somewhat predictable and in some ways totally unpredictable. I have photographed over 300 newborns in my 8 yrs of experience so I am prepared for most any circumstance but as a new parent this is all totally new and unexpected.
Here are some tips to prepare for your newborn’s first photos.

Number One

Feeding schedules are off on Photo Day. Babies feed for many reasons one being they are hungry. But another reason they feed is for comfort. With posed photography there is some hands on and adjusting baby into positions and sometimes they don’t agree and get a little feisty.
Sometimes a little feed is all they need to soothe and go back into a deep sleep. For a deep sleep baby needs to be well fed with some top ups along the way.

There is no sense in rushing a feeding when baby has just started to nod off. Baby needs to be in a milk drunk deep sleep to do poses and if you rush through because you feel anxious or conscience of the time we will just start over and over and over.
It is better to do one long solid feed instead of little snacks and baby never gets into the deep sleep.

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Number Two

HEAT

A toasty warm atmosphere is what baby loves. When baby was still in your belly it was 36.9 for sure all the time. They were all warm and cozy in there.
So in winter we turn the heat up to at least 28 degrees and in summer on cooler days we still turn the heat up or at least have a heater in the room we are working in and on hot days turn the air conditioner off a few hours before our session.
I am typically always cold and I come to our session with a tank top prepared for the warm atmosphere. I always tell parents we want it to feel like we are in Mexico. If sweat isn’t pouring down my back it just isn’t warm enough lol.
The hotter I am the happier and smoother our session goes.

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Number Three

Relax. All of these hints are very important for a successful session but I cannot stress it enough that mommy and daddy need to relax.
Babies are very intuitive and they know and feel if mommy daddy or even a photographer is stressed.
They sense it from a mile away and they will feed off of it.
And they will not relax and they will cry and not settle.
Which in turn will fuel your anxiety and it becomes a vicious circle and spirals downhill very fast.

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These are just some of the hints I have for you to prepare for a successful Newborn Photography Session.
I also send you a full information booklet on what to expect and how to prepare for your newborn photography experience with Forever Captured.

Take Care
Sheila

Then And Now | Saskatoon Photographers

It is amazing how time flies in your own life but also in your clients lives! I met this girl when she was a feisty and spunky 7 yr old…WOW Has she grown up but in some ways amazingly still looks the same. She is 16 now..
For her birthday she wanted a photo session. I was the chosen photographer. What an honour. I sincerely hope that she was pleased with the results… Sometimes it is scary to be under the opinion of a teenager.
They took me to this awesome location that I think would be absolutely amazing on a cloudy day. Of course for our session we had full on sunlight lol.. Always some kind of challenge but she rocked it! We did several outfit changes and several locations within this location.
Thank you so much for allowing me to capture these beautiful pictures for you Paige! You were amazing!

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