BDE Calgary Family Photography » Family and children's lifestyle, natural light photographer in Calgary, Alberta. Fresh, modern and authetic photos.

Meet the Artist

Calgary Family Photographer

I am a natural light photographer based in Calgary, Alberta. I capture lifestyle and modern portraits, and specialize in family photography, specifically children’s photography.

I am mom of two fantastic little boys and wife to an incredible husband. I am a classically trained pianist and started my career as an elementary teacher. I’ve always loved and valued photography but could never justify buying a “fancy” camera. Once my son was born, I knew right away that I wanted to freeze as many moments as I could because they grow up so quickly. I also now had an extremely good reason to dabble into photography and get a “fancy” camera. I had no idea it would take me to this place.

I love natural light – I love its challenges and the beauty of it. I love capturing people naturally, doing the things they love with the people they love. I love photographing families and the love that they have for one another and their relationship with one another. I especially love photographing children! (Especially toddlers and preschoolers!) I love their innocence, energy, authenticity and joy. I love how they look at the world with wonder, newness and without restraints. I love that they are full of energy and how they run around without a care in the world. I love that we could spend hours throwing rocks into the river and for a moment, time stands still. They are incredible dreamers. Absolutely anything is possible! I love ALL of that. My goal as your photographer is to try to capture as much of that authentic energy as I can and tell your unique story.

Whatever your family looks like – whether it is two of you or three or maybe more – maybe older, maybe newer. I want to capture THIS moment and your story for you, however it looks like. I want to help you remember this special time that can be so easily forgotten. Because THESE are the BEST days.

And finally, here are a few things I love: strawberry ice cream, jeans, Downton Abbey, Jimmy Fallon, Star Wars, picture books, the smell of spring, Maui and Rice Krispie squares!

Thank you so much for visiting Best Days Ever Photography! If you have any questions, please contact me at


Karen Lee

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

natural light lifestyle photographer