HELLO! My name is DAWN WEIR and I’m a MATERNITY, NEWBORN and First Birthday CAKE SMASH PHOTOGRAPHER based in the EDMONTON, Alberta Canada and surrounding areas. Home Studio located in St. Albert, Alberta.

      I have a full-service home-based portrait studio that provides everything you need from maternity gowns, adorable newborn outfits, 1st year baby outfits for girls and boys, props, a wide variety of backdrops, and flower headband accessories. My goal is to provide you an photo session experience that you will cherish for a lifetime. If you are interested in a premier photography session with one of the best Edmonton photographers, please contact me today.


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      I have been an Edmonton Newborn Photographer specializing in newborn photography for over 16 years out of my St. Albert home studio. I will create for each of my clients unique stunning baby art once baby arrives within the first 10 days of life. I will provide all the props, outfits, flowers, hats, etc. all you need to do is bring baby to the studio, I will do the rest!

      It is important to book your newborn photo shoot just after your 1st trimester to ensure I have a spot available. I typically book 3 months in advance. My style of infant photography is soft, modern and sophisticated with a pop of color. My clients come from all over the Edmonton area including Morinville, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, Stony Plain, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Gibbons, Beaumont, Devon, and Nisku.




      Over the last few years, having a 1st birthday photography cake smash session has grown in popularity! The photography world has labeled this a “1st Birthday Cake Smash” What is that you ask? Well it is a photo session where you dress you little sweetheart who is turning one in a fun outfit, buy a cake and outfit, and bring them to me to do the rest!!! I will work with you to decide on a theme that suits your child’s personality.

      I will then set up a fun set with balloons and tissue pom poms and any other fun props that will coordinate with your cake and outfit, and we let you toddler explore or SMASH the cake! Surprisingly it is easier said than done! Most babies are NOT interested in eating cake or getting messy. There is usually a lot of coaxing and manipulating the scene to get the little ones to have a little fun with it! Don’t get me wrong, there are some babies that go to town on that cake and LOVE IT, but that would be the exception.

      This is a great time to celebrate your child turning one and capturing their little expressions before they move into the toddler years. It is absolutely adorable to see them with their cake, asking them to dig in when all we have done in the past view months, is try to teach them not to be messy! Such a fun time!



      edmonton maternity photographer dawn weir

      My passion for photography doesn’t stop at newborns…I also photograph your beautiful pregnancy photos. My maternity portraits try to convey the beauty of a woman’s body. There is nothing more beautiful than a woman’s body creating another life. We need to embrace our natural beauty and I know I can make you look at yourself it a different light with my artistic poses and beautiful maternity gowns that you are welcome to use from my personal collection.

      Edmonton Maternity Photography Sessions are usually scheduled within the 7th and 8th month, when your belly is like a basketball, not too big and not too small. It is also a time where Mom’s feel their best, energy is up, and you haven’t started to retain water. My pledge to you is to make you look stunning and glowing in your photographs. All of my maternity sessions are held in my home studio, located in St. Albert, Alberta, or on location outside all year round. My goal is to make you feel comfortable and at ease during your pregnancy photography session. I will use my studio lights to light my subjects perfectly. During my outdoor pregnancy sessions, I will use the natural light from the sun.




      Edmonton Child Photography is for all ages!! The next best time to photograph you child after the newborn stage is the “sitter stage”. This is around the 6-9 month mark, where your child is sitting up unassisted. This type of session will allow me to photograph your child’s unique personality, with many great expressions, but they will not crawl away from me!!! I also photograph ANY age of your child…you can never have too many photos of your children, don’t look back and regret not taking enough.




      I have also been an Edmonton Family photographer for over 21 years photographing families all over the Edmonton Area to create beautiful artistic personalized artistic images that you will cherish forever. I love to take photos on location in the outdoors! It is the best lighting for family photography. My session’s are relaxed and fun and allow your child to explore his/her surroundings and provide the most natural environment to capture their little personalities and the dynamic of your family!




      I also provide headshot / model photography. I will make you look beautiful and help you stylize your session to suit the needs of your audience. I typically work out of my St. Albert Home studio but can also do on-location sessions as well.


      Dawn Weir - Newborn Photographer in Edmonton, AB

      I have been a professional photographer for over 21 years capturing your family….where life begins and love never ends. I am an award winning Edmonton newborn photographer serving Edmonton, Leduc, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove and surrounding areas. If you’re looking for a premiere photographer to capture your baby bump(maternity photos), your newborn baby (6-10 days), sitter baby stage (6-9 months), first year birthday cake smash, and your family as it grows through every stage, then you have come to the right place! I want to build a relationship with you and your family to create lasting memories year after year for you to cherish over a lifetime. I typically book 2-3 months in advance, so please make sure you book your session early!!! Can’t wait to meet you!


      Awards, Publications, and Accolades of Excellence

      My baby photos have won many awards for my photographic art and can be seen on display in the St. Albert Sturgeon Community Hospital, and the St. Albert Public Health Center!

      Ranked #2 Best Newborn Photographer in St. Albert, AB Canada on Yelp

      Facebook Review Score of 4.9 stars out of 5.0

      Google Business Reviews 5.0 stars

      I am so glad you are here! My home photography studio is located in St. Albert, Alberta where I focus on fine art newborn, maternity, and baby portraiture. I am often told you must LOVE photographing newborn babies, and my answer is YES, YES, YES! To be a professional full-time newborn photographer is the ultimate dream job.

      After newborns, I love to capture the “Sitters” stage, babies between 6-8 months old, and then the 1st birthday celebration cake smash at one year!

      I have photographed over 1500+ families to date, in business since 2001, and is experienced in keeping newborns sleepy and calm, toddlers happy and smiling, and families having fun! I would love if you give me the opportunity to photograph your beautiful baby bump, your tiny newborn, your toddler, or your beautiful family.

      Dawn Weir


      Business Information

      Photography By Dawn Weir | St. Albert, AB | Phone: 780-458-4715 | Email: photographybydawnweir@gmail.com

      Studio hours: Monday thru Friday 9am – 4pm


      View my full Porfolio of your newborn, maternity and cake smash sessions. If you have any questions, please Contact me directly or check out my information page.

      Photography By Dawn Weir
      Victoria LyVictoria Ly
      02:33 11 Dec 21
      Thank you so much Dawn for the beautiful newborn photos! Dawn is professional, produces quality work, and is very personable. She truly has a special gift when working with newborns, she shows incredible patience and gentleness with babies. Thanks again!
      05:23 09 Oct 19
      We decided to choose Dawn for our newborn photoshoot and we are so happy we did! She had our daughter do a wide variety of poses and in different outfits so we had many photos to choose from. She moved our daughter safely through all the poses and her professionalism and experience really showed. I would definitely recommend her if you need a photographer!!
      Amandeep SinghAmandeep Singh
      19:46 21 Sep 19
      She did an absolutely amazing new born session with our lil one. She was flexible to accommodate us on the date we wanted. She gave an insight regarding our costumes to wear. It was a fun session. Thank you Dawn for those beautiful pictures.
      Brenda DabbsBrenda Dabbs
      20:03 13 Sep 19
      Dawn is phenomenal at what she does. Not only is she talented in photography, she is also very informative about her process. I very much appreciated her attention to detail, not only in the photos she took but also in the information provided regarding preparation for our photo session.
      Marsha KellyMarsha Kelly
      01:25 29 Aug 19
      Dawn is such a talented photographer, she was awesome to work with and has a great eye. Our newborn photos are beyond amazing! Dawn is a baby whisperer and we'll definitely use her for our future photos.
      Karen RavagnoloKaren Ravagnolo
      05:07 09 Jul 19
      Dawn photographed my son for his first birthday, including a cake smash. She designed the cutest set for him and had an abundance of props to make each shot special. When my little guy was fussy she was very patient and let me calm him down. The photographs are beautiful and so special to us. She’s a great photographer, would highly recommend.
      Courtney LloydCourtney Lloyd
      20:46 22 Jan 19
      Dawn did such a beautiful job on our newborn photos and was so wonderful with Sophie! We had to upgrade our package because just choosing 10 or 20 photos was impossible. We will definitely be back in the future 🙂 just love how they turned out.
      Tes JasTes Jas
      22:44 07 Sep 18
      We've had family pictures taken by Dawn four times in the past six years. Each time has been a great experience. She's so good with the kids and somehow she manages to photograph our best side! We'll be going back again, I totally trust in her product.
      Pavneet SidhuPavneet Sidhu
      21:29 25 Apr 18
      Dawn is so patient and so talented.Love the pictures . Awesome work...loved it 😊
      Danielle WDanielle W
      03:17 21 Mar 17
      Dawn is an amazing photographer. Before hand she sent us a detailed email about what to expect and asked if we had colour preferences or ideas we would like to see in the photos. She matched our likes perfectly. She had a ton of patience with our less the coroporative 3 year old and was amazing with our 1 week old. The final results of the pictures came back quickly and turned out amazing. We are more than happy with Photography by Dawn.
      Keith WaltonKeith Walton
      04:45 05 Mar 17
      Dawn did such an amazing job with our little guy's newborn pictures! He is our first born, so we had no idea what to expect and she made us feel completely at ease. We have received so many compliments on our pictures! I would definitely use Dawn again and recommend her to anyone looking for a newborn photographer.