Edmonton Maternity & Newborn Photographer {Baby Logan} Sneak Peek

Hope everyone is enjoying the last weeks of summer, we sure are, and the countdown is on for our big Disney vacation in September! 28 days until we can finally surprise our girls with a Disney Cruise from Vancouver to San Diego! So far they just think we are spending a weekend in Richmond visiting friends..hahaha. I am sure ready for a bit of time off after what has been an incredibly busy summer full of beautiful families and sweet newborns. The time crunch is on to try and get all caught up before we go away for 10 days - hopefully my faster new I Mac will help a bit with my productivity; I finally had enough of my slow 2010 Macbook Pro earlier this week and headed to the Apple store to get a new system. The 21.5" screen and 4K display is probably my favorite feature so far, I am seeing colors and details I couldn't see before. You might have noticed above that I am going away in September...yep I know, the busiest time for family photos. While my availability is very limited, there are still a handful of September dates open, even a couple weekend spots I believe. My fall inquiries have definitely picked up this week, so now is definitely the time to book your fall family. Click the button below to book using my easy online booking tool.

This was my first of two baby Logan's I was lucky to photograph back in July. I met this beautiful family for the first time last summer and was so excited to hear they were expecting a second baby this summer. We had the most gorgeous summer night for Miss M's maternity session, here is a little sneak peek since I am soooo behind on blog sneak peeks!

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I got to photograph little Logan when he was just a couple weeks old, such a handsome little guy like his big brother. He definitely enjoyed being snuggled and swaddled up, but sometimes a baby that needs a little more soothing is a nice change; I wouldn't be a newborn photographer if A - I wasn't patient and B - I didn't love the feeling of a baby in my arms. M & J, thank you so much for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture this special time for your family. Wishing you all the best as a family of four. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Isabella} Sneak Peek

I can't believe it is already August 3rd and summer is half over! Don't forget that means fall is just around the corner, book your fall session soon before it's too late. My plan this summer was to take it easy and soak up as much sun as possible, but it's been rainy a lot this summer and I have shot more sessions this summer than I ever have before, so many beautiful families and summer babies. In fact, I did my 100th newborn session not too long ago, which had me look back at one of my first sessions - I think it's safe to say that I have grown a lot since then.

 2015 vs. 2018 

2015 vs. 2018 

I am so lucky to do what I do, and I can thank my growth to so many other amazing photographers that I have inspired me or who I have had the pleasure to learn from, everything from wrapping and posing techniques, editing and something I learned just recently that has really let me use my creativity in my newborn edits -  creating composite images like the one on the right above that really lets me add more variety and personalization to client's galleries - special thank you to Luisa Dunn. Of course I also have to thank all of the amazing families who have given me the opportunity to capture their growing families, thank you all for your amazing support. 

I met this beautiful family just over a year ago when they had me photograph their first baby, little Mathias, and luckily they had me photograph his first year. I was thrilled when they revealed they were expecting baby number two at Mathias's one year session, and even more excited when later that spring they told me they were going to have a baby girl. Sweet little Isabella arrived with the fullest head of hair and was just a joy to photograph just like her brother, so content and full of sweet baby smiles. I am so grateful for the opportunity to capture her first year, I can't wait to design her one year album full of sweet moments and memories for this family. S & F, thank you so much for inviting into your home to capture this special time for your family. Wishing you all the best as a family of four - see you soon! Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Eddie} Sneak Peek

I can't believe we are already in the last week of July, this summer is flying by way too fast! Headed over the canola fields just outside of town this evening to snap some photos of my girls, such a pretty Alberta summer landscape but they come and go in a matter of weeks. Still looking to book a summer family session - perhaps in the canola fields? I have 4 openings left in July & August and at $50 off they will book up quickly. I also announced in my previous post that I will not be hosting fall mini sessions this year - I did however add a couple weekend spots in mid September and early October that I am sure won't last long. Book your session now with my easy online booking tool - just click the button below.

I have been fortunate to meet so many brand new babies this July and little Eddie was one of my first. I just love meeting new parents, and this couple was just glowing with happiness and love for their first born and each other in their new roles as parents. My wrapping skills have definitely reached a high level after nearly 100 newborn sessions and I always giggle a little inside when new parents ask where to buy the wraps and watch intently as I wrap their little ones - Andrea & Blair hope some wrapping tips helped you get a good night's sleep after our session! Sweet little Eddie was just a dream to capture and I had the prettiest light to work with in the lower level of the family's beautiful home. Andrea & Blair thank you so much for inviting me into your home to capture this special time for your family.  Wishing you all the best as family of three. Enjoy! {K}

Edmonton Family Photographer {Berg Family} Sneak Peek

Today my goal was to actually finish my to do list, so here it is, the last thing on my list for today -  a blog post of my of my favourite family sessions of all time. Let me tell you, with three kids home all day long in the summer it is sometimes impossible to even finish half of my to do list, so I consider this quite an accomplishment..hahaha.

I also wanted to address all the inquiries I have been getting as of late for fall mini sessions. This year has been absolutely one of my busiest years yet (THANK YOU!!!)  and with my fall nearly booked up, I just don't have room for any mini sessions this fall. Actually the more I ponder it, the more  realize that I might begin to phase out mini sessions completely. Mini sessions are 30 minutes long and sometimes the first half is taken up trying to get that perfect family portrait. They are rushed, and I don't get to know the families enough to capture the most meaningful images for them. Last year I sold full galleries to 95% of families who in the end would have gotten so much more value out of a full hour session with me instead. In a full hour session we choose a location that is perfect for your family. I get to know your little one's personalities and a bit about your family and that helps me capture the love and connection in images that will make your heart melt when you see your gallery. Timing is also key - golden hour or as close to sunset is really the perfect time for photos (see sneak peek below) and when I host mini sessions I can't give all my families that beautiful golden light - and trust me as a mom of three I can give you tips on how to keep your kids happy past their bed times. Wouldn't you rather have all the images on a USB (I don't limit you get all the images that make the cut) than have to painstakingly choose 15? Immediately after this post I am going to open two more weekend  fall dates on the booking page - don't wait these will go fast! I hope you will join me!

I was lucky enough to meet this gorgeous family after they booked one of my spots online very last minute..I think it was 3 days in advance. I knew any family that could get ready for a photo session in such a short time frame must be a laidback fun family and was I ever right. The two adorable boys were absolutely the most charismatic pair and the whole family just acted so natural in front of the camera. A 7:00pm session also meant we had the most beautiful light to work with and I am so glad that all the bugs didn't scare them away from all the pretty settings in one of my new favourite locations. This has to be one of my favourite family sessions yet, we even picked some wild raspberries along the way. Berg family, thank you so much for choosing me as your family photographer, it was a pleasure meeting you all. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Alexander} Sneak Peek

Wow has it really been a whole month since my last post? Summer is always a really busy time for our family as well as my business. I have been so busy in the background shooting the most beautiful families and editing like a maniac, on top of trying to enjoy on of the 18 summers I get with my girls. I really appreciate everyones patience as I get caught up on galleries and sneak peeks. I am always very upfront with my turn around times and as much as I would love to deliver your photos to you in a matter of days and not weeks raising a family and running a successful business means making some sacrifices on both sides. 2018 family session dates are booking up so fast - THANK YOU! Remaining summer dates are $50 off and fall openings are very slim. Book your spot today, I would love to see you again or meet your beautiful family. 

I had the absolute privilege of meeting this amazing family earlier this month. On Canada Day I happened to see their story featured on Global Edmonton news - you can read more here. I was incredibly touched and reached out to them to see if I could gift them a newborn session and I was so happy when they graciously accepted. Giving has always been an important part of my life and my business and I am always so rewarded in the end, in this case I met a very special family who's story has inspired me and touched my heart. You can read more about mom Kuen's journey here, and I encourage you to. As a young woman she became a quadriplegic after a horrific car accident, but she hasn't let that stop her from living a full life. Given a very small chance of ever conceiving a baby, sweet little Alexander, affectionately known as baby Thor, was really a miracle. Kuen and Jack, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to capture this special time for your family. I wish you absolutely nothing but the best, it was such a pleasure to capture these precious memories for you. {K} 

Edmonton & Area Family Photographer {2018 Family Sessions}

I am feeling a little emotional today. Milestones with my kids always hit me so hard as they remind how fast they are growing up. My sweet Taylor graduated kindergarten today and this school year officially flew by faster than any other. Next fall my baby will be off to preschool, Taylor will be in grade one and my sweet Blake, turning 9 in August, will be off to grade four. This summer I am soaking up every moment, you only get 18 amazing summers with your kids, if you're lucky, and I am already half way there with my oldest. Family photos are also a must, I love looking back every year and seeing how much my kids have grown. We are excited to be having our photos taken on the beach this fall during our family vacation, memories we will cherish forever. 

 My sweet Taylor, proud mama!

My sweet Taylor, proud mama!

In an effort to streamline my booking and in turn have more time to take my kids down to the river or to the park this summer (..and leave my phone at home) I am excited to announce my new online booking tool. 2018 Family sessions can now be booked at any time of the day and you can browse all of my openings at once, instead of the back and forth that can become hard to keep track of during the busy summer months. Your session deposit will hold your session date and I will be in touch within a few days to confirm your session date and discuss the best location for your family - easy peasy. You can find all of the information by clicking the button below.

 

I still have a limited amount of newborn session openings but please contact me directly to book uour newborn photos - PS there is a new studio newborn package that starts at $450, you can see pricing here.

I am so lucky to do what I do and I am so thankful for your continued support. I look forward to seeing many of you this year. Summer, fall and winter openings now booking, which season will you choose for your family session this year?

{K}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Evan} Sneak Peek

After a busy June so far I still can't believe that tomorrow is the last day of school for my kindergartener and there is only one week left for my 8 year old. Summer holidays is really when we can have the most fun as a family and I am looking forward to lazy mornings at home and afternoons spent outside. I take a bit of time off in July and August. so now is the best time to book your summer family session or newborn session. Summer is a great time for extended family sessions as you usually have family visiting or it's easier to get families that have kids usually busy during the school year together over the summer. July and August sessions are now 50$ off if booked before June 30, contact me for more info and availability.

Sometimes I have to pinch myself. I can't believe how lucky I am to get to photograph some of Edmonton's most beautiful families. I met this family a couple years ago after their first daughter was born and was thrilled when they hired me again to photograph their brand new baby boy. Little Evan was born just in time for me to get home from a long weekend away in Montana and photograph his fresh 48 session. Capturing those first days in hospital is such a joy for me as I know I am capturing such fleeting memories that fade as your babies grow.  

 Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

I saw this gorgeous family again when Evan was just a couple weeks old and everyone was starting to get settled at home. Big sister Ayla was as sweet as always and just smitten with her baby brother. Little Evan was nice and sleepy for his posed photos but eyes wide at the end of the session, looking so grown up already, so adorable. I absolutely love photographing this family as their home has such beautiful natural light, it is really easy to shoot anywhere in the house, such a treat. Alison & Justin, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to capture this special time for you, looking forward to seeing you all again soon. Enjoy. {K}

 

Edmonton Family Photographer {Voss Family} Sneak Peek

Summers are here which means fun days in the sun with my girls and busy nights photographing beautiful families. Sneak peeks might take a couple days longer and blog posts might be few weeks behind, but I only have 9 good summers left with my almost 9 year old so summers means lots of family time and no work until everyone is in bed. I am hoping to fill up my remaining July & August openings so that we can plan our summer a little bit, July and August newborn and family sessions are now $50 off if booked before June 30. Contact me for more info or join my VIP page to be the first to see my online booking tool launching later this week.

I have a special place in my heart for families I photograph with three kids like me, maybe because I know how busy their lives are and how much work it takes to get organized for family photos. I had the pleasure of meeting this gorgeous family a couple falls ago, and this year we battled the mosquitos for a summer family session. As much as I love fall colors, I adore the lush green backdrop of summer sessions, everything just pops., especially blues and purples like the the girls sweet lilac dresses. We were lucky to end the session in the creek in one of my favourite locations, Whitemud creek, I just love capturing the candid moments that come with kids being able to throw some rocks in the water. Voss family, thank you for hanging out with me again another year and choosing me as your family photographer, it was wonderful seeing you all again. Enjoy. {K} 

Edmonton & Area Newborn Photographer {Baby Mariah} Sneak Peek

Rare afternoon blog post because my husband and I are off to VEGAS for the weekend and I am planning on shutting off social media so we can enjoy this time together, out first trip away alone in four years. We are so grateful to have family close that supports us in so many ways, the girls are looking forward to a fun weekend with their grandparents and we are so lucky not to have to worry about them when we are away. This was one of my only weekends left this summer, once we get back it will be go go go, lots of newborn, maternity and family sessions and even some teaching. I will release my limited remaining 2018 openings when I return, se sure to join my VIP group so you  don't miss out.

I met this gorgeous family earlier this spring for Brittany's maternity session during the tail end of our long winter. They weren't sure if a baby girl or boy would be joining big brother Liam, so I was excited to hear that they welcomed baby Mariah, a little sister. Little Mariah definitely made me work for each shot, but after some cuddles she slept like a dream most of the session. Big brother on the other hand was an absolute dream and was just delighted to have his photo taken with his new baby sister. I am so lucky to now be able to offer newborn sessions in my Devon home studio to cater to families specific needs, this family was still in the process of finishing their new home so a studio session was the best option for them. Brittany and Adam, it was so nice meeting you and capturing this special time, wishing you all the best as a family of four. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Maternity & Newborn Photographer {Baby Leslie Sneak Peek}

Wow, June is here and as usual this year is flying by fast! 2018 has been such an exciting year for me and I am so lucky to have most of 2018 booked up already, with so many families I am getting used to seeing every year. I love summer, when the kids are out of school we spend so much time outside enjoying the beautiful river valley and parks close to our home, and I love photographing families in the gorgeous evening light. My summer and fall availability is already very thin, especially weekends, but I am going to be launching an easier way to view my available dates and book your family session with me, watch for the announcement in my VIP group soon and book your 2018 session soon. 

Maternity and newborn sessions will still need to be booked via email. I have very limited spaces available from now until the end of the year, so I definitely encourage you to book as early as possible, ideally in your second trimester. Sessions can now take place in the comfort of your home as usual or in my brand new home studio located in Devon, just 20 minutes SW of Edmonton. 

I was so lucky to meet this beautiful couple earlier this spring for a maternity session in the most gorgeous light in downtown Edmonton. They were anticipating the arrival of their baby boy and I could just feel their love, joy and anticipation in every shot, such a magical session. I was so happy to hear the news that their baby arrived, a bit early but healthy and ready for his newborn photos. The love that surrounds a new baby is so precious and the fact that this boy has two moms to love him (and make him a next generation Harry Potter fan!) makes him just as blessed as any baby I photograph with a loving family. Sweet little Leslie was just an angel for his session, I wrapped and unwrapped him and he opened his eyes just a few split seconds at a time, not bothered at all, a newborn photographer's dream. Samantha & Megan, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to capture this special time, wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K}