Edmonton Maternity, Fresh 48 and Newborn Photographer {Baby Taylor}

This January has been my busiest January yet, and it will only get busier as the month ends. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe how far I have come with my photography business the past three years. I am starting to see families that I captured that first year again for the arrival of their second or third baby, and it is so rewarding. I just love watching your families grow. 2018 is looking like an incredible year and it is booking up incredibly fast. If you are expecting anytime in 2018 or are looking for spring or summer family photos, now is definitely the best time to book as I have very limited availability. Be sure to check back here next week as I have some exciting news to share about my studio and new newborn packages as well as a fresh 48 giveaway on Instagram - I can't wait!

I met Jill and Steve back in 2015 before the arrival of their first daughter Alexis in the spring of 2016. After having the honour of capturing Alexis's first year, as well as many many mini sessions in between, I was ecstatic when Jill told me she was expecting again this winter. Sweet little Taylor, a baby sister for Alexis, was the first new years baby girl born at the Sturgeon hospital in St. Albert. I was so honoured to be asked to photograph whole story of Taylor's arrival which included a maternity session just before Christmas, a fresh 48 session at 24 hours old and a newborn session at 11 days - such a beautiful story that I was so lucky to capture. 

Taylor looks so much like her sister did as a newborn, but is even more of a spitting image of her mama. She definitely made me work for every posed shot at the end of her newborn session, but I couldn't have asked for better company while I worked. I am so excited to watch another Webb baby girl grow up as I get to also capture Taylor's first year, so many memories that both Jill and Steve and the girls will always treasure, such fleeting moments in time. Jill and Steve, thank you so much for all of your incredible support from the beginning. Wishing you the very best as a family of four - I can't wait to see you and the girls again soon. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Family Photographer {H Family} Sneak Peek

This year one of my biggest goals this year was to try and find balance, and most of all to be present for my girls every day. Last year I shot over 100 sessions and by December I was completely depleted and wondering how on earth the year went by so fast. So far this year I have set aside specific times a day for editing, so that I am never stuck in front of my computer for 12 hours straight. Also because I raised my pricing to a sustainable level, you can see my 2018 pricing here, I have been able to take on a number of sessions per month that let me support my family financially but also give me the flexibility I need to be present for my girls. Two weeks in and I have found time to work out again, I have spent quality time with my family everyday and I have my new home studio space all planned out  -  I have never felt better. Sneak peeks might take a little longer, blog posts a bit later, and three-four weeks might become the standard turn around time, but know that you will be dealing with a much more pleasant  and attentive photographer who isn't running on empty anymore. 

I have been photographing this wonderful family for the past three years and I was so happy when they won my last family session giveaway - it seriously couldn't have gone to a more deserving family. This year, each grand mother joined us and we ended up with the most beautiful winter day, it couldn't have been more perfect, I mean the light was just gorgeous. H Family, it is always such a pleasure, thank you for choosing me to be your family photographer. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Simon} Sneak Peek

Barely two weeks into the year and I can't believe how fast my year is already booking up. Newborns and families booked into June, plus a new teaching schedule, family vacations and everything else in between. If you are looking to book a weekend family session this summer, I would definitely suggest booking sooner than later - those tend to book up just as fast as the parks Canada campsites do! And if you are expecting this spring or summer, or even sometime in February, booking early ensures that I can fit you in, I only take on 4-5 newborn sessions a month, just 3 over our busy summer months. If you were lucky enough to get a gift certificate this Christmas, I would also recommend booking as soon as possible. Fall is by far my busiest time of year, and I am hoping to make booking your fall family photos as easy as possible with a new feature on my website, watch for more about that this summer. As always, thank you all so much for the amazing support. I feel so blessed everyday to get to do a job that I love and I am so excited to have another successful year. 

Sweet little Simon was my last newborn born in 2017, but with the rush of Christmas we waited to do his newborn session in the new year. I was greeted my the most friendly big brother and sister as soon as I arrived who were so excited to tell me all about their Christmas.  Everyone was so laid back that our session flowed so effortlessly, family photos, photos of mom and dad with Simon and some posed photos of Simon in the most gorgeous natural light. Simon was definitely more pleased being all wrapped up, and he slept like an angel once he was. Families of five or more are becoming favourites of mine, probably because they remind me of my own, but mostly because there is nothing like watching older siblings look at their new baby brother of sister with so much love, it melts my heart every time. Pam and Daniel, thank you so much for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture this special time for your family. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K} 

Edmonton & Area Newborn Photographer {Baby Reagan} Sneak Peek

Happy new year everyone! I hope that you all had a nice relaxing Christmas and were able to spend time with the ones you hold dearest. After what was the worst flu season for our family in early December, we had a wonderful Christmas, especially Christmas Day which we spent all alone at home in our pjs all day...and drinking a few coffees with baileys. I am so excited and optimistic about 2018, and am looking forward to photographing so many families again this year. Very soon I will be announcing the opening of a new home studio, as well as some new newborn packages, and hopefully by February a brand new website. Also offering $100 off in home sessions booked for this January and February - spaces are booking up fast so book your spot soon!

My last session of 2017 was of just the most adorable family of five, who just like me, now have three sweet girls. Little Reagan joined the family just in time for Christmas, a Christmas that I am sure they will hold dear in their hearts for years to come. Mom warned me that her babies are always wide awake for their newborn photos, but after a few wide eyed shots little Reagan drifted off to sleep and was just a doll for me. The love that surrounds a new baby, especially in the comfort of home, absolutely fills my heart with so much joy, I am so thankful to get to do what I do. Robyn & Mat, thank you so much for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture this special time. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K}

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}