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Image credit: Wildrose photography

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Photography has been my full time career for the past 10 years!  That adds up to a lot of babies, children and families captured.  I specialize in newborn and maternity portraiture, however, I also offer miletone, children, and family sessions.

I have years of training in the safety and posing aspects of newborn portraiture.  Ongoing yearly education in lighting, editing, and technical skills are completed to be able to keep up the high standards of image and art creation for my clientelle.

I am a full-time photographer, based out of my cozy home studio just minutes North of Stony Plain (Parkland County).  I am fully licenced and insured, which is important and provides a level of trust for my clients in my business. The studio is fully stocked with a wide array of props, maternity gowns, backdrops, and accessories for any session.

The name Then Now & Forever arose from the idea that the images I capture today will be looked upon and cherished at every point in time, past present and future.

I am honoured each and every time I am asked to photograph a family.  I love what I do, and in doing what I love I am able to create images that create memories and last a lifetime. Let me help create memories for you! To reach me, please use the ‘contact’ tab on this website or e-mail me at thennowforeverphotography@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Stony Plain best newborn maternity family photographer

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HI I'm Rachel!

Most days you'll find me in yoga clothes (I don't actually DO yoga, I just like to be comfy!  I am a wife, mom to 4, pro-photographer, craft-aholic, and I never sit still!

When I'm not working, or playing with my own growing babies, I am usually busy creating new props or sewing new outifts for upcoming client sessions.

I am a red wine drinker, a kitten lover, and people pleaser. I can't wait to work with you.



Katie, my oldest daughter, is only 11 (going on 16!) She goes to french immersion and is in 6th grade.  She has expressed a desire to follow in my footsteps and wants to learn about photography.  Occaisionally you may find Katie assisting during a session while she's out of school on breaks or summer holidays.  She has a love for all things fuzzy and cute, Harry Potter, and is already busy planning her future.

Our Process


Get to know you

The most important part of my process is getting to know you. I  feel that getting to know my clients results in better photographs - and plus I love making new friends!


Unique Experience

I strive to give you the best and most unique experience. Part of my process includes the experience I provide for you - I want you to feel comfortable and have fun!


Tell your story

I am very passionate about getting to know people and help them to tell their story through photographs - I firmly believe I can capture memories, personalities and moments!

Kind Words

Here's what our clients have to say:

“You can truly see how much you love what you do in the way you handled our baby and the time and care you put into making every detail work” Tom Cancilla
Watching you work during the session was fascinating.Seeing firsthand what goes into each shot - the level of care and attention to the pose and baby`s comfort - was mesmerizing. Marnie Makela
“Rachel is very creative,and is just an all around amazing woman! her work is great!” Brittany & Ryan Locke
“Rachel was incredibly patient. She was calm, soothing, and got my baby to sleep and got a bunch of adorable posed shots” Ashley Smith
“Rachel`s attention to every detail is unlike anything I have seen in a photographer before. We truly enjoyed our experience from start to finish!” Krista Cianfarani
“I knew your experience with special needs would be an asset when photographing my busy guy. You just captured us being ourselves!” Andrea DeJong

Tell us about your past or present photography experience with Then Now & Forever Photography

Thank you for choosing Then Now & Forever Photography for your recent photography needs, I truly appreciate your business and it has been a pleasure working with you and your family. As you may know I am very concerned about maintaining high standards in my work and am constantly seeking to improve in all areas. Your feedback is valuable in helping me to achieve my goal of continuous improvement.

Please take a moment to fill out this client experience survey to let us know about your experience. Please be honest - everyone loves praise and pats on the back, but I promise that constructive criticism won't hurt my feelings in any way.

Thanks in advance for your feedback, I've truly enjoyed working with you.

Contact Us

Let's Chat!

Interested in a photography session with us?  Fill out the form with some info about yourself and what sort of session you are looking for and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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{ Rachel Melnychuk of Then Now & Forever Photography is a premier Newborn & Baby Photographer, specializing in Baby/Newborn photography Edmonton and surrounding areas including but not limited to Parkland County, Stony Plain, and Spruce Grove. }