Mercy Rae Photography is Offering Something New:

For months I've been holding my tiny baby's hand as he nurses and occasionally looks up at me with his Papa's big blue eyes, and all I want is pictures of that moment. I want pictures of that way he looks at me when he nursed, I want pictures of the smiles he cracks when I sing his favourite lullaby as I zip up his footie pajamas, I want pictures of the way his little hands entangle my hair as he rests his head on my shoulder when I rock him. There's something absolutely magic about bedtime with a small child, it's chaos and tenderness and sentimentality and anxiety all at once, and I want to remember all those feelings and the tiny things that make my bond with my baby special and unique.

I decided first of all, I had to have our own pictures taken (which we JUST had done and I am so excited) but I ALSO decided I wanted to start offering "Bedtime Sessions". These sessions will tell YOUR story from the dinner table to lights out! What is your crazy routine? Do you do it a little differently every night? Do you have one baby or 5 not-so-baby babies? Are there sometimes tears? That's OKAY! This is not the "smile at the camera" session, this is the "Jimmy, don't drink the bath water!" session! Let me come into your home and tell your goodnight story!

Sessions will be priced based on number of children and amount of time it takes to tuck them into bed. Everything about these sessions will be personalized, it only makes sense to do custom pricing, so drop me a Session Form in my Contact Me page and lets get some creative juices flowing! 

A sample routine might look something like this:

  • Finishing up dinner
  • Bath
  • Pajama time
  • Dance party and tickle time 
  • Reading bedtime books
  • Snuggles and kisses 
  • Prayers and lullabies
  • Lights out
  • Mommy and daddy do the dishes
  • Snuggle time on the couch

I am so in love with being a new mom and I am so excited to be able to offer this new session concept! Message me and let's talk details because I would love to tell your bedtime story!

Your  little ones grow SO fast, these days of giggles and dirty faces wont last forever, but pictures do.

R Family

I have so much fun with my families, and I've had the BEST families to work with this season! Last week I got to spend some time with this darling family! 

These spunky girls kept me on my toes, and we basically all burned our calories for the day! I loved it! 

These are some special parents, I loved watching them interact and play with their girls, and with eachother! 

Merry Christmas! 

Meet the Robinsons

I have had the great honour and pleasure of shooting this precious family almost every year since 2010, and what a special thing to watch these little ones grow up! I always enjoy my time with them, and I am so proud of these beautiful images and how they capture their love and energy! 

Driggers Newborn Studio Session

I was so excited about this sweet session, I love photographing newborns, and I was so excited to use my studio space for a "real" session! Christine was glowing, and baby was perfectly sleepy, all in all we had a beautiful, window-lit session full of kisses, giggles and a few tears (grandmas and toddlers usually produce a few ;))

I loved that Christine brought her mom, what a special time to capture!

Enjoy these darling images! 

Isn't this little one precious! Can't get enough of babies!