Newborn baby boy in bum up pose on green waffle textured fabric
Newborn baby boy in bum up pose on green waffle textured fabric
Newborn baby boy in bum up pose on green waffle textured fabric
A cute newborn girl curled up in side lying position on blush pink lace fabric wearing blush pink knit bonnet.
Newborn baby boy in bum up pose on green waffle textured fabric
A perfectly posed newborn boy lying on his side with one hand under his cheek resting on a tiny blue corduroy pillow. The baby's knees are tucked and his feet are stacked one on top of the other. There is a piece of fabric draped over part of his body and behind him. The fabric and pillow are a beautiful soft blue.
Newborn baby girl swaddled in purple floral fabric with lips pursed, and feet sticking out and toes together. The baby is laying on a purple float wearing a purple floral headband.
Newborn baby boy in a metal bucket. Baby is propped up on furry grey blanket, with his chin resting on one hand and big pouty lips.
Cute newborn baby boy posed on dark teal fabric in bum up pose with hands tucked under his cheek. Photography by Invermere photographer Mikelle Allaire.
Newborn baby boy curled up in rust coloured wrap on a newborn sized papasan chair. Baby is wearing a matching rust knit hat with fox ears.
A newborn baby girl wrapped in a purple floral fabric wearing a floral wreath  on purple flokati. She has an adorable little smirk.
A newborn baby boy lying curled up on his side on a neutral fabric, partly covered in cream fabric. The baby's hands are stacked together under his cheek and his feet are stacked perfectly on top of each other.
Newborn baby boy posed  in a metal bucket. Baby is propped up on furry grey blanket, with his chin resting on one hand and big pouty lips.
A two month old baby girl wearing baby's breath floral crown wrapped in cream knit blanket looking angelic.
Newborn baby boy curled up on tiny bamboo bed wearing knit hat with fluffy pompom.
Beautiful newborn baby wrapped in soft knit blanket clutching tiny knit teddy bear.

Invermere family, maternity and newborn photographer Mikelle Allaire

Thanks for stopping by!  I am family, maternity, and newborn photographer Mikelle Allaire. My studio is located in the beautiful town of Invermere, just above Columbia Cycle. I offer sessions in my studio or on location in the Columbia Valley region of the East Kootenays. This includes the communities of Radium Hot Springs, Fairmont Hot Springs, Edgewater, Canal Flats and more. I also love to travel, so if you are interested in booking something beyond these areas please let me know!

Newborn Sessions

What's it like to come in for a newborn photo session at my studio? During the session you are welcome to come right into the studio where all of the pictures are taken. There is also a small but comfortable waiting area just outside the door. I encourage parents to bring snacks and drinks since a newborn session takes a bit of time. Most of the time we start a newborn session with the "baby only" images, and finish up with the family portion of the session if that is what you have chosen.

The baby only images include those taken on a beanbag that is specially designed for posing newborns, on one or two fabrics we choose, as well as some of the props I have in my studio. Newborn posing buckets, bowls, tiny beds, baskets and a few other items may be used for your newborn session. Although I do try to capture a wide variety, we will not use too many of the props, as it is most important to take the time to capture each pose perfectly. We can discuss in advance what is most important to you so that we make sure to focus on that first!

The first few weeks with a new baby are such an exciting time. I try to make sure that the process of coming to my studio for these pictures is just another amazing experience during this special time for parents and families. If you would like to learn more about what is involved, check out the details here: newborn sessions. Feel free to contact me here: contact Mikelle. I would be thrilled to hear from you and discuss the options that are available!

Family Sessions

Since moving to the area in 2019, it's been such a privilege to meet and photograph so many local families , along with many other families who have come to visit from across Canada and beyond.  With the Rocky Mountains to the east, the Purcells to the West, and the wetlands right down the middle, the Columbia Valley has a beauty that is unique to the area. Lake Windermere also provides beautiful beach and lake views, with mountains in the background. There is no shortage of absolutely stunning locations for family photo sessions! Whether you live here or are just visiting the area, getting family photos done is definitely something you may want to consider. If you would like to know more about what is involved in booking a family session, or if you have any other questions, please reach out to me - I would love to hear from you and I am happy to answer any questions you may have!

The Essence Photography by Mikelle Allaire - Invermere photographer

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