Edmonton & Area Family Photographer {Labrenz Family Sneak Peek}

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope that everyone is enjoying the long weekend surrounded by family and friends and good food. My husband had to work today, so we are hosting turkey dinner for my whole family tomorrow. I am the oldest of five kids, so I usually host the holiday dinners; I have cooked quite a few turkeys over the past 8 years or so I think I can say I am pretty good at it now! This year I have so much to be thankful for. Most of all my amazingly supportive husband, three healthy beautiful girls, family that helps us out so much and a thriving business- thanks to all of your incredible support. 

I am very thankful for all of the sweet families that choose me to be their family photographer every year. Keri is a long time friend of mine, and I have had the pleasure of photographing her family for the past three years. It isn't always easy to guess when the leaves will turn and we will get perfect fall colors, but for the past three years the Labrenz family has lucked out with just gorgeous fall colors - last two weeks of September/first week of October seem to be the best bet. Keri and Garry, thank you so much for spending another beautiful fall evening with me, it's always a pleasure capturing all the love you have for eachother. Hope to see you again next year. Enjoy and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. {K}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Nate} Sneak Peek

A bit of a later than usual post, but my days have been filled with catching up on editing, and evenings are super popular this time of year for family sessions..the golden light I had at tonight's session was absolutely gorgeous. The leaves are falling so fast now, hope they can hold out just a couple more weeks for the brave families that booked into the end of October:)

Newborn sessions are absolutely my favorite - mostly because I get to spend 2-3 hours in my newborn families homes and really get to know about them along the way; the baby cuddles are pretty sweet too. This was the sweetest family ever and baby Nate was just a dream to photograph, I don't think he made one peep the whole time I was there. Piper, who was the baby of the house up until Nate's arrival, was loving getting her picture taken too right when I arrived, such an adorable dog! I officially need a golden doodle puppy! Dad is an engineer, so of course we had to get some nerdy book shots. Nate handled being propped up on those books so well, I think he is destined to take after his dad. Amy and Derek, thank you so much for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture this special time for you. Wishing you all the best on the amazing adventure of parenthood. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Maternity Photographer {Jill Maternity} Sneak Peek

Pretty soon fall will be over and so will my busiest time for family photos. Starting in November though I get back to my regular newborn session ability which is 4-5 openings a month. I currently have one opening left in November, 2 in December and 3 in January. If you are looking to book a maternity, newborn or fresh 48 session now is the time to book as bookings made after October 31, 2017 for 2018 due dates will be subject to my price increases.

Winter maternity sessions can be done outdoors in our snowy wonderland, or in the comfort of your home. Newborn sessions as always are done in the comfort of your home and include lifestyle and posed images of baby - I bring the props. My newborn sessions are fun and laid back, not stressful like they can be when you have to pack everyone up and head to a studio - stay warm this winter and let me come to you.

I met this beautiful family earlier last week on a just gorgeous fall night; they will soon by welcoming a baby girl, a sister for Kate and brothers Ben and Will. Having grown up in a big family, and having three kids of my own, I just love capturing families with three or more kids. I can't wait to see all of the amazing love that will surround the new baby when I do her newborn session in November. Jill & Boris, wishing you all the best, thank you so much for choosing me to capture this special time for your family. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Family Photographer {McRoberts Family} Sneak Peek

Thank you so much to everyone who has made this my most successful fall yet. I have met so many new families, as well as so many families that have been with me since the beginning. I am so grateful for all of you and am so happy to be your family photographer. My turn around right now is about 3-4 weeks, the longest it's ever been, but I promise all of your photos will be worth the wait. 

I met this sweet family almost exactly a year ago when they were just three. One year later and a baby brother has joined the family, you can see his newborn photos here, and they are the sweetest family of four. Kate was only 2.5 when I did her photos last year, and what a difference a year makes! She was just a darling this year in the most adorable dress and boots. Little Noah has grown sooo much since his newborn session, at 8 months he is almost as big as my 2 year old. Ashley and Mike, it has been wonderful getting to know your family the past year, thank you so much for choosing me as your family photographer. Wishing you all the best and hope to see you again soon. Enjoy. {K}

Sherwood Park Family Photographer {M Family} Sneak Peek

Well it is snowing in Edmonton today so it looks like our fall is almost over. I honestly would give up a little bit of summer for a longer fall, the changing colors and warm sweaters, perfect weather for family photos. Now it's time to camp out in my office all day editing, so many families this fall I think I am the busiest I have ever been.

I have been lucky enough to photograph this family every year, and little Braxton has always been so sweet. This time though, while still the cutest little guy ever, he just wanted to run! I definitely had to work hard for each shot and got a pretty good work out in chasing him around. This location in Sherwood Park is so pretty for photos and works great if you have a cute dog too. Brittany and Grant, it has been lovely getting to know you and be your family photographer. Wishing you all the best and hope to see you again soon. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Milestone Photographer {Alena First Birthday} Sneak Peek

Wow, I can't believe how many one year session I have been doing lately, I must have been very busy with newborn sessions this time last year. The absolute best part of my job is seeing the same families year after year, or every three months like my first year families. It is so incredible how fast one year goes by once babies come. Getting to capture that first year for families that choose my first year package is such an honour knowing that years down the road these photos will be so special to them. 

Little Alena has grown into the sweetest little one year old ever. I had her full on giggling within a few minutes of getting some fun family shots in the backyard. I love when families have gorgeous yards to shoot in! It is hard to believe that this time last year when I did Alena'a newborn photos it was snowing. Brittany and Aaron, thank you so much for having me capture Alena's first year. I can't way to pour over all of the photos from the year and create a beautiful album full of your first year memories that will stand the test of time. Wishing you all the best and hope to see you all again soon! Enjoy. {K}

Some exciting news to share - Kelsie Kelly Photographer is growing. I am happy to announce that I will be opening a small studio space in my home in the spring of 2018. I am currently not booking any on location cake smash sessions, but will offer them once again when I open my studio space. Watch for more about my exciting new chapter on the blog soon. 

Edmonton Milestone Photographer {Maverick First Birthday} Sneak Peek

One of the most rewarding parts of being a newborn and family photographer is that I get to see so many babies grow up and also see families grow over the years. It never fails to amaze me how fast time goes by, the years I have spent raising small children just seem to have flown by as fast as months did when I was younger. Being able to capture that first year for so many families warms my heart as I know how special those photos will become when your baby is all grown up like mine; you will send them off to school for the first time then go back and look at how little they used to be and you will ask yourself - why did it have to go by so fast?

When I first met little Maverick for his newborn photos I remember just being in awe of his full head of hair, he was such a gorgeous and laid back baby. Fast forward almost a year, and that little cutie is one of the happiest little guy's I have ever met. I have had the pleasure of photographing this adorable family a few times this year, and little Maverick is always full of cheeky little smiles. Michelle and Chris, it seems like yesterday I was meeting you for a maternity session! Thank you so much for having me capture this first year with your sweet baby boy. Wishing you all the best, and hope to see you again soon. Enjoy. {K}

Some exciting news to share - Kelsie Kelly Photographer is growing. I am happy to announce that I will be opening a small studio space in my home in the spring of 2018. I am currently not booking any on location cake smash sessions, but will offer them once again when I open my studio space. Watch for more about my exciting new chapter next week on the blog. 

Edmonton Family Photographer {Bishop Family} Sneak Peek

It's officially the first day of fall. Does anyone else feel like this summer flew by way too fast? I am actually a fan of fall, the beautiful colors and being able to wear cozy sweaters everyday, but I hate knowing that our bitter cold Alberta winter is just mere months away and that my outdoor family sessions that I love shooting will start to slow down come November until next year.

Winter on the other hand is the perfect time for indoor lifestyle family sessions; I book these sessions year round, but winter is usually the busiest time. I do all of my newborn sessions in home and can tell you that doing a session in your home is a very laid back and fun experience. You can play board games, bake cookies, jump on the bed, or just snuggle your babies in bed while I capture some truly meaningful images that you will cherish as your children grow up and your home changes. 

I have had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful family for the past three years. Tamalea is one of my oldest friends, we have known each other since Kindergarten, so it is always wonderful to see her family and catch up every fall - though we really need to make an effort to get together more often! Little Maddox was a joy to capture as usual, he just has the cheekiest little grin, and Suri the family dog even gave me some great smiles. Papa even joined in this year, it was so nice to see you Leo. Tamalea and Matt, thank you so much for choosing me as your family photographer every year and for joining me in my little town this year for your photos. Enjoy. {K}

Devon Family Photographer {Hayley Mommy & Me Sneak Peek}

Being a mom photographer, I am almost never in photos with my girls unless it is an iphone selfie. So earlier this week, when our family photographer, the amazing Vannessa Brown, shared a collage of photos of just me and my girls from our family photos, I was absolutely moved to tears. Motherhood is an amazing journey and something that is so worth documenting for your children to look back on when they grow up and for you to cherish as your babies get older. 

When Hayley contacted me she originally booked a family session, but when here husband got called in for work we decided to go ahead and just do some photos of her with her two sweet little girls. It was a chilly night, but we had the most amazing light and a stunning location to capture some truly magical moments. Hayley, thank you so much for having me capture these special moments for you, you are one beautiful mama. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Maternity Photographer {Jyoti Sneak Peek}

I can't believe we are already half way through September (and on another note that we have already seen snow) My busiest time of year is here and that means lots of sneak peeks from fall mini sessions on Facebook and Instagram, but less blog posts as I take on less newborn and maternity families in the fall. If you are expecting this winter though, or are looking to book winter family photos or an in home lifestyle session in winter 2017, now is definitely the time to book. I will be releasing winter mini session dates soon!

This gorgeous couple is expecting their first baby and I am so excited to have the opportunity to also do a fresh 48 session and newborn session for them very soon. I can't wait to hear the news that their baby boy has arrived. Jyoti looked absolutely stunning in her final weeks of pregnancy and the love between her and her husband was so beautiful and easy to capture, I can just imagine the joy in their eyes when they are looking at their new baby. Thank you both for this amazing opportunity to capture this special time in our lives. Wishing you all the best as you prepare for baby's arrival. Enjoy. {K}