Edmonton Maternity Photographer {Lisa} Sneak Peek

Where did this month go? Seriously, just over a week away from Christmas and so close to a new year. If you are still looking for a last minute perfect gift (I sure have a lot of shopping still to do) the gift of photography is the perfect option for your parents, your wife or a sibling expecting in the new year or who is due for family photos. Gift certificates are available in any denomination, will be packaged beautifully and delivered in time for Christmas, and are 15% off..until tomorrow. I have two more sessions and a handful to edit, then I am on holidays starting on the 23rd while my girls are on break from school. Thanks so much to everyone who has made this year on of my most successful, I sincerely love being your family photographer.

This month has been back to back to back maternity sessions, which is so exciting because it means I will be snuggling lots of squishy little babies in the new year, the best job ever especially over our long cold winter. Lisa was absolutely glowing when I met her and her sweet little family earlier this month. I recently added some maternity gowns to my props, and Lisa was the first to wear the beautiful white lace gown, which looked just stunning on her. She was seriously goddess like when I shot the images of her in the bath tub, completely over the head adorable little Maci who was definitely wondering why mommy was wearing a dress in the tub! Lisa and Byron, it was so lovely meeting you all. I can't wait to hear the news baby has arrived in the new year and see if Maci has a little sister or a little brother joining her. Wishing you all the best and a very merry Christmas. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Liam} Sneak Peek

Happy Sunday everyone, hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Hard to believe we are just weeks away from Christmas. I know it has been pretty quiet around here! Flu season hit our family pretty hard this year which set me back on my editing and blogging, so I wanted to thank everyone so much for your patience. I will be busy the next couple of weeks sending off all of my remaining galleries in time to get ready for Christmas and take a much needed break over the holidays. If you are still looking for the perfect gift, I offer gift certificates for full sessions or for dollar amounts starting at $150.00; between now and December 15, gift certificate purchases are 15% off and will be beautifully packaged and delivered in time for Christmas. Contact me today and give the gift of photography this year. 

I met this beautiful couple for a maternity session this fall, and they were just so sweet that I couldn't wait to meet their baby boy for a newborn session this winter. Their little one Liam is such a perfect mix of them both, and had the most blonde hair that I have ever seen on a newborn; usually fair babies have such little hair. We started the session with family shots, and of course their dog Stella joined in, pets are such a big part of the family too and I love including them in sessions. Liam wasn't a big fan of being wrapped and unwrapped, so we all had to work pretty hard to get those last posed shots, but how cute are those holiday props that I only get to pull out a few times a year! Anne and Craig, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to capture this special time. Wishing you all the best and a wonderful first Christmas as a family of three. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton & Area Milestone Photographer {Weston is One} Sneak Peek

Milestones, there are so many in life but birthdays in those early years are so special and fun. We are celebrating a milestone in our family this week, my little Taylor is 5 years old, and I can't begin to describe how fast those years flew by! It seems like yesterday we were trying to get her to dig into a smash cake on the floor of our tiny kitchen for her first birthday- she cried! I can't wait to start offering milestone mini sessions in my in home studio for newborns to one year olds, details to come in the new year, but I a currently booking into 2018 at a discounted rate.

I had the pleasure of photographing little Weston as a newborn, and again just before his first birthday. I remember him being such a relaxed newborn, but do they ever change once they start walking!  He's such a busy little guy now and had me chasing him around until we sat him in front of his cake; he sure has a sweet tooth, he absolutely destroyed his cake in the most adorable fashion. A & A, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to capture this special milestone. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Ava} Sneak Peek

This month has sure flown by. October to Christmas seems to just fly by for my family every year, my middle daughter's birthday is at the end of the month and it always just seems to come out of nowhere - hard to believe she is already turning 5. Her birthday coincides with my favorite shopping day of the year - the perfect day to get all of your Christmas shopping done - Black Friday! Keep an eye on my Facebook and Instagram later this week to score the best deal on a 2018 session with me or to save on gift certificates which make the perfect gift for parents/grandparents for an extended family session or couples that are expecting in the new year. 

I met this stunning family for a late fall maternity session and had such a lovely time capturing them I couldn't wait for their newborn session. It is so true that your heart just continues to grow with each new baby, and with four now, sweet little Ava was surrounded by so much love for her newborn photos. Watching all three of the sweetest kids just adore their baby sister absolutely melted my hear, and Ava was just an angel for the whole session. Jill & Boris, thank you again for inviting me into your home having me capture this special time. Wishing you all the best as a family of six. 

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Audvik} Sneak Peek

Winter is here and 2017 is nearing it's end and I couldn't be more excited for the year to come. There is so much coming in 2018, a new home studio, teaching my first photography class, a new website and some new packages that I am hoping keep me very busy in 2018. This past year I have absolutely fallen in love with in hospital sessions. At this time, I am not booking birth sessions, but Fresh 48 sessions can now be booked on their own or in my {Tell the Whole Story} package, which includes a maternity mini session, Fresh 48 session done in the place of birth and a lifestyle/posed newborn session as well as an album that tells the story of your baby's arrival. I absolutely love meeting couples and families expecting a new baby, and capturing so many special fleeting moments along the way. I would love to tell your baby's story. You can find all of the information here

I had the pleasure of meeting Deep and Jyoiti for a maternity session this past fall, then again when little Audvik arrived, on Diwali to the delight of his parents, for a Fresh 48 session. When I met him again for his newborn photos, I couldn't believe what an angel he was, he made my job so easy, as did Jyoti and Deep who you can tell are just so in love with their new baby boy. Deep and Jyoti, thank you so much for having me capture the beautiful story of little Audvik's arrival. Wishing you all the best as a family of three. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Family Photographer {S Family} Sneak Peek

Kelsie Kelly Photographer is growing. I have been so lucky to be a newborn and family photographer for the past three years; but while I have been so busy from the beginning, I have not built a business that can remain sustainable for years to come. Deciding to start a photography business came from my love of both children and photography, but was also the best way for me to provide for my family while still being present for my three girls. In the past year, sadly, I have not been there for my girls as much as I want, all while not really providing an income that can support my family. So I came a turning point and decided now was the best time to raise my prices. I am still and will always be an all inclusive photographer, I love giving you all of the special memories I create for your family, but it will be at a price that will keep my business sustainable long term. You can see my new pricing here. 

I have some other exciting news to announce as well. In the spring of 2018 I will be opening my new home based studio where I will be offering mini posed newborn sessions, as well as milestone sessions up to age one. My husband is busy drawing up plans for all of my prop storage and backdrops;  I can't wait to share the progress with you in the new year. A new website is coming in January and galleries are once again going to be delivered on a USB. I am also so excited to be offering professional quality prints and custom albums that will be available to order directly from your online gallery. I think 2018 will be my best year yet!

A big reason that my business has been so busy the past three years is because of amazing families like this one that come back to me year after year and pass my name of to all of their friends. I photographed Najla and Geoff for maternity photos in this same spot the very first time I did fall mini sessions a few years ago. Now they are proud parents to busy little Aiden, who definitely doesn't want to sit still for photos now, but who is just the most adorable little guy ever. Najla and Geoff, thank you so much for choosing me as your family photographer, it has been so wonderful getting to know you. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Extended Family Photographer {W Family} Sneak Peek

Sitting in my office staring at the snow covered pine trees it is hard to believe we were enjoying the fall colors just a few weeks ago. Winter showed up fast this year I think it is definitely here to stay - I am not a huge fan of the cold temps but I do love the snow and so do my kids. This cold weather made me realize that I am so behind on blogging! October was such a busy month, but I am finally at a point that I think I might get caught up! Starting with two blog posts today! 

Extended family sessions are so special to me as I know that sometimes these are the last photos families have of everyone together and that they become photos that are so cherished for many years to come. I met this wonderful family a few weeks ago on a beautiful fall evening in Rundle Park. Watching this family of three gorgeous daughters, two with adorable little ones of their own, had me thinking about what my family might look like in 20 years with three daughters of my own - hopefully as happy as this one. Thank you all for having me capture these special memories for you. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K}  

Edmonton Family Photographer {R-J Family} Sneak Peek

Wow, winter sure came early this year. Looking at the forecast I think it is safe to say that this snow isn't going anywhere. Hard to believe that I was doing family sessions into mid-November last year with little to no snow and if I recall gorgeous temperatures. The silver lining is that hopefully in a couple weeks we will have a winter wonderland for my winter mini sessions.

This family booked me fairly last minute and I am so happy that I was able to fit them it. They were seriously the most fun family I have ever photographed. They were even so forgiving when I got stuck in traffic and was so late to their session - seriously who decides to pave the highway on a Friday afternoon? We lucked out with the most beautiful fall colors and boys who were full of smiles and laughs - having a teenage brother is obviously so awesome. Lee-Anna and Bryan, thank you so much for choosing me to capture your family. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton & Area Family Photographer {Schmidt Family} Sneak Peek

Happy Halloween everyone. I hope that you all stayed dry and warm and that you are enjoying some of your kids candy while reading this - it's called candy tax in our house and this mama goes right for the crispy crunches every year. I had such an amazing fall and was so busy right up until this past weekend, so blog posts are definitely piling up. Hopefully come November I will be caught up! Thank you all again for choosing me as your family photographer and make this my busiest fall yet.  I really appreciate your patience while I work through all of your photos and promise they will be worth the wait. 

I met this family on a very brisk fall day, the day after mother nature came through with a vengeance and blew away all that was left of the leaves. Luckily the river valley near Devon is such a pretty spot any time of the year. Little Dylan was much more interested in playing with the rocks, but big brother Mason was such a charmer with his piercing blue eyes. Trina and Warren, it was so nice meeting you and your boys and Jersey the dog. Wishing you all the best (and lots of Crispy Crunches!). Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton & Area Family Photographer {Grimson Family} Sneak Peek

Fall is coming to an end here and that means major catch up time for me. I am hoping to have all of my September sessions and October mini sessions sent out by the end of next week. Thank you so much to all of you for your patience, I promise your photos will be worth the wait. 

Something this beautiful mom said to me when I was shooting this session has really stuck with me and that was that no one needs to be perfect in front of my camera. It's so true. Yes, I definitely guide you along the way, but sessions with me are very laid back.  I want to capture moments, not just perfectly posed shots. I totally get it, getting photos done with little ones can be so stressful, but come to your session with the mindset that you don't need to be perfect and I promise you it will rub off on your kids and make for photos that will really mean something to you.

Serena and Mark, it was so nice meeting you and your sweet boys. I am sure it will only be a matter of time before our paths cross again in our little town.  Thank you so much for choosing me to be your family photographer. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K}