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}

Edmonton Family Photographer {Crawford Family} Sneak Peek

Seriously how is it almost the end of October? I know, I am so behind on my blogging schedule, in fact I think this is the longest I have gone in between posts. The reason, you guys have made October absolutely my most successful month ever, which means I have barely any free time between sessions and all the editing that comes after. But thank you all so much for the amazing support, I really couldn't see myself doing anything else, I love this job so much.  

On top of working non stop I also took on a new challenge earlier this month that I am super excited about. I will be teaching photography classes at the Canadian Photography Learning Centre in the new year - specifically a how to shoot manual/use your DSLR class in January and a Lightroom class in March. This month I am training a couple nights a week, which has put me a bit behind, but I just couldn't turn down such an amazing opportunity. You can find more info at - www.cplc.ca.

I met this dad and his sweet kids on a blistery fall evening a few weeks ago. I don't get to photograph dads with their kids as often as I'd like, so when Ryan contacted me about fitting him in fairly last minute I couldn't say no, especially when he offered to drive over an hour so that I could do the session in my favorite spot - Prospectors Point in Devon (such a pretty spot all year long). We tried to get through the session as quickly as possible since it was freezing, the silver lining was that the cold really brought out so many warm hugs and moments that truly captured this dad's special bond with his kids. Ryan, thanks so much for choosing me as your photographer. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K}

 

 

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}