Reviews

Wedding:

"Michelle, Thank you so much for capturing our day so beautifully.  You are creative, professional and fun.  It was such an awesome experience and everyone kept saying how impressed they were with your photography!  We can't wait to share all of your gorgeous photos with our friends and family.  Thank you!" - Shauna and Dustin

"Michelle, Thank you so much for the beautiful photos!! You are an awesome person to work with and we look forward to working with you again!!" -Jasmine and Mathew.

 

"You are simply the most talented and insightful person I've ever met.  Thank you for photographing our wedding.  You are the BEST EVER!." - Taylor and Keith

 

"Michelle was professional, on time, and listened to what our visions were for our wedding photography. Our photos turned out amazing! The album was gorgeous and so well put together. The value you get for the price of her packages it is truly beyond what we expected." - Kristy-Lea

 

 

Birth and Doula:

"Working with Michelle was a wonderful experience. I was very honest since the beginning of meeting her that I had major anxiety over birth and delivery and she guided me through most of my pregnancy by answering questions, relieving concerns and being a firm stand by for anything I needed. She played the role of an informant to help my husband and I make decisions independently, empowering me at the same time to communicate with medical professionals my comfort level with different interventions. Postpartum was the toughest and I found Michelle to be a real catalyst in helping me get through some difficult moments, understanding the hormonal changes and sudden life change with a newborn and breastfeeding. Michelle was indeed a real support throughout the entire experience of having a baby and remains a great resource for me. Her personality is such that I find it difficult to believe she wouldn't get along with anyone! I recommend Michelle to anyone who is looking for support. She customize her guiding style based on what you need! 

Thank you for everything Michelle, best of luck." - Nida & Sultan 

 

"We felt comfortable with Michelle from the first time we met with her. She took the time to get to know us and what we had envisioned for labour and delivery, offering her insight and plenty of information for consideration along the way.  The resources that she provided along the way were very useful, and my husband and I referenced them multiple times leading up to labour, during, and after.  I very much appreciated her checking in with me if it had been a while since we last spoke. Michelle has a calm demeanor, and was a great asset to help my husband in supporting me throughout labour. She was observant and gently guided him as things progressed, while at the same time respecting our space. It was definitely an added bonus that she brings her camera with her - we are so grateful to be able to have images from the day that capture such precious memories.  It was definitely one of the best days of our lives!" -Cara and Cam

 

"We have been lucky enough to have Michelle as our doula twice and could not imagine going through the birth experience without her. From our very first meeting she impressed us with her knowledge, professionalism, and thoroughness. She provided us with extensive resources that helped us understand and make the best decisions for us regarding our prenatal care, the birth itself, and the postpartum period. Michelle always welcomed our questions and would check in on us if she hadn't heard from us in awhile. 

During my actual labours Michelle was fantastic. She helped keep myself and my husband calm and focused. She was incredibly observant and was able to suggest different positions or massage techniques that helped me, just by watching me. She has an intuitive gift, she could tell when my labours were progressing at each step along the way. Thanks to her planning and all the work we did together we felt prepared for our birth and succeeded in having the birth experience we wanted. 

I would absolutely recommend Michelle to anyone looking for a doula." - Ashley

 

"Michelle, Michelle, Michelle! A true lifesaver! I had no idea what to expect while being pregnant with my first baby. The thought of delivery is something that terrified me and did not want to think about at all! In the weeks leading up to birth she kept me calm by offering me positive insight on what would be a huge milestone. At first I was very reluctant with the idea of having a stranger in the room during a very special moment. Over the months Michelle kept in contact with me and we met up a few times to discuss prenatal care as well as a birthing plan. I am so glad that we sat down and discussed this!! The day I went into labour I totally freaked out, I called Michelle and informed her my water broke, she came very prompt. Throughout my whole labour experience Michelle made sure I never felt alone or scared, and she helped make the best of a painful situation. She went above and beyond my expectations and made sure that my birthing plan was followed. She helped me stay calm throughout my contractions by doing breathing exercises which not only helped my labour progress but made me feel relaxed. I was in labour for 23 hours and in that time Michelle did not leave. When I felt like I could not do it anymore she encouraged me and gave me the strength I needed to continue. My birth experience could not have gone as well as it did without the help of Michelle. I highly recommend Michelle, she helped me welcome my baby into this world calmly and peacefully." - Zammy

 

"Michelle was friendly and professional from our first meeting. We were very excited to have her attend our birth and have her document the process. she was very helpful in he delivery room and made the waiting periods more manageable. I especially liked that she coached my husband on ways to help me manage my pain. Michelle showed me different positions for birthing and was an overall asset to our birth process." -Shelby and Andre

 

"Michelle of Luciddream Photography is one of the most amazing photographers our family has hired. After listening to our prior history of bad luck with professional photographers, Michelle put our minds at ease and alleviated any of our prior concerns by drawing up a contract that outlined our needs specifically with clauses to protect both parties, which we were very thankful for. We were very impressed with the instant connection we made with her, after all we needed to be able to feel comfortable with the person we were hiring, since it was for birth photography-WORTH EVERY PENNY! Michelle did an amazing job, was available when called, even using her intuition to know to come even before we had officially told her it was “time”; which was a very good thing considering her and the midwife’s arrival was a little less than two hours prior to baby’s birth. Michelle took on a doula role when the time came offering gentle encouragement that helped me birth my baby. I was totally amazed at her poise, professional, and yet friendly manner. She shared in one of the most special days of our lives and we can’t thank her enough for everything she did that day. Michelle took gorgeous photos of our little bundle and helped us capture a lifetime of memories in photographic form for us to treasure for years to come. She was definitely not afraid to help out and be involved with the birth but was never in the way either.  I will definitely be hiring Michelle in the future." - Ross and Sadie

 

"Michelle did our whole birth story for us; maternity, birth, and newborn.  I am SO glad we chose to do capture this pregnancy with Lucid Dreams.  Michelle was great at the birth (for the most part I didn't even know she was there), and the photo's capture the whole feel of this momentous experience for us!  They are something we will cherish always, and everyone is asking to see our album :)  I highly recommend Michelle with Luciddream Photography, she was great to work with!  And if you are wavering on birth photo's... DO IT!"   - Dani

 

"We truly enjoyed having you tell our birth story. Both photo shoots were very relaxed and welcoming. Having you attend and document our birth felt very natural. As first time parents your knowledge of the birth process was very appreciated and you helped to put us at ease. We treasure all of the memories you captured of bringing Liam into this world. The relationship feels like more than just a photographer and a client, it feels like a friendship." - Shelby and Andre

 

Family Photos:

"Michelle is great, she did our family pictures and was able to capture all of the kids (8) wonderfully, showing much patience as the 3 year old decided it was not a day to smile but we got him anyway - would totally do this again!"

Mike & Marijke

 

Referrals:

 

Peaceful Passage Doulas

http://peacefulpassagedoulas.com/

These lovely ladies offer a wide variety of services and I'm proud to be a member of this collective.

 

Solstice Sunrise Doula Support

http://www.solsticesunrisedoula.com/

This caring doula offers bereavement support to families.

 

Mama Knows Clips and Crochet Inc.

https://www.facebook.com/Betterqualitysootherclips?fref=ts

Many of my props come from this lovely lady.

 

UCBaby Edmonton

http://www.ucbaby.ca/3d-4d-ultrasound-edmonton

Offering 3d and 4d ultrasounds to the Edmonton community.

 

Forever Enchanting

www.foreverenchanting.ca

Edmonton based wedding and event planners.