Edmonton Milestone Photographer {Miguel is One} Sneak Peek

Hooray, it's April and this long winter is hopefully going to end very soon. I am so excited to announce that my home studio is officially open and that I am booking 2018 newborn and milestone sessions now! To celebrate I am offering $100 off any April newborn session (session to take place in April). Newborn sessions can now take place in the comfort of your home or in my cozy in home studio located in Devon, Alberta, about 20 minutes southwest of Edmonton. You can see my updated pricing for studio and in home newborn sessions here. I also offer milestone mini sessions for babies 6 months, 1 and 2 years old, contact me for more info. 

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I absolutely love when my newborn families come to see me for their little one's first birthday photos, now offered in my home studio for easy set up and clean up. Little Miguel was the sweetest newborn, so I couldn't wait to see how much he had grown, and oh my, he is just the most handsome one year old little man now, all that hair! He wasn't the biggest fan of his cake, but the bubble bath at the end of the session was a hit, especially since mom and dad thought to bring bubbles, so much fun. Fedilisa & Marvin, it was so wonderful seeing you again, wishing you all the best and hope to see you all again soon. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Milestone Photographer {Mathias is One} Sneak Peek

Is it spring yet? I had to buy myself some tulips today to remind myself that winter is almost over. Earlier this week this winter got really long when I took a bad fall on the icy sidewalks and hit my head hard enough to knock myself out. Found out I have a pretty bad concussion, so I will be taking it easy over the next couple weeks. Something I am really looking forward to is to finally officially open my home studio in beautiful Devon. The painting was finished last week and new wooden backdrops will be going up soon! I am hoping to host an grand opening party sometime in March or early April, watch for more details in my VIP group on Facebook.

This adorable cheeky little guy has been stealing my heart since his newborn photos last winter. I was so happy to have him be one of the first to test out my new studio space and even have a bath in my kitchen sink, something I miss now that my babies are almost all grown up. Mathias wasn't a big fan of the mess of his cake smash, but was all smiles for bath time. Another baby will be joining the family later this year, such exciting news for such a beautiful family. S & F, thank you so much for sharing Mathias's first year with me. Happy 1st Birthday sweetie pie. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Milestone Photographer {Noah First Birthday} Sneak Peek

I am so lucky to see familiar faces every year, families that have trusted me to be their family photographer from the beginning. There is really nothing more rewarding than families that return to me. As a photographer and artist confidence is sometimes a struggle, but every time I see a family again I really feel like I am doing what I am meant to do. I have also been getting so many referrals as of late, and I truly want all of my amazing families to know how appreciative I am when you pass my name on to friends and family - word of mouth is absolutely crucial to my success and I am so thankful to all of you who helped me grow my business to where it is today. I do offer referral rewards and have been keeping track since I announced them last spring - I will be sending out a referral statement to anyone that referred me in the past year in February, just in time for spring and summer bookings, so if you showed me some love in 2017 you can expect to save in 2018. 

I met the sweet McRoberts family two years ago and was delighted when they asked me to photograph their newborn baby boy Noah last winter, one of me favorite sessions of all time..I mean how cute are they?

Edmonton Newborn Photographer

Hard to believe a whole year as almost already passed by, that first year is so fleeting. Little Noah and his mama were the first to check out my new in-home studio space, which is currently being painted and is set to officially open in March. Noah has always been such a smiley, happy baby, and he definitely didn't disappoint for his first birthday photos, so full of smiles and those baby rolls - adorable! He tastefully enjoyed his chocolate smash cake from Tripe L Cakes {FYI my go to cake lady for any occasion, Laura is the best!) and was thrilled to splash around in the tub to get all cleaned up after. Ashley and Mike, it has been such a pleasure getting to know you the past couple of years, thank you so much for choosing me as your family and special moments photographer. Hope Noah has a wonderful first birthday this weekend! Enjoy. {K}

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 & Area Milestone Photographer {Maisie First Birthday} Sneak Peek

Milestones like first birthdays and anniversaries are a perfect time for family photos. First birthday sessions can be photos of just baby, a mix of family and baby or just family photos.  Anniversary can be of just the happy couple or of an whole extended family. The perfect way to capture a special time that you won't want to forget. 

I met this adorable family on a sunny morning in one of my favorite spots in St. Albert. Little Maisie was a sweet as any almost 1 year old, full of smiles the day before she was to to turn one. Big brother took some convincing, but nothing some tickles couldn't fix. {K} family, thank you so much for having me capture your family during this special time. Hope Maisie had a wonderful first birthday. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton & Area Milestone Photographer {Evan First Birthday} Sneak Peek

Ok, I am officially in love with outdoor cake smashes. There is something just so sweet about a baby digging into a cake out in nature with birds and squirrels chirping in the background; there is something so Bambi about them..my favorite Disney movie by the way. I wish I could offer these all year long, but May to October (if we are lucky) will be the only time I can shoot them. I have temporarily stopped doing indoor/on location cake smashes until January 2018 (except for families who have already booked a 2017 cake smash session) when I hope to have my home studio ready to go. I am planning on doing posed newborn mini sessions as well as milestone sessions up to the age of one in my home studio - I am so excited to release details later this year.

I met this adorable family earlier this summer for a lifestyle session in their home. I would love to take credit for this adorable set up, but mom Brianne brought most of the props and picked the sweet Spruce Grove location. If you remember how gorgeous their home was decorated from their lifestyle session sneak peek, you would understand, this family has some seriously Pinterest worthy style. Little Evan wasn't too into his cake, but had lots of fun dipping his toes in and knocking it over a couple times. Hopefully when he turns one in a couple weeks he will have found his sweet tooth. Brianne and Dave, thanks so much for having me capture this special milestone. Wishing you all the best with a little one year old running around the house soon. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Milestone Photographer {Brooklyn 6 months} Sneak Peek

Baby's first year goes by so fast and I am honoured to get the opportunity of capturing this fleeting year for so many families. 6 month sessions are some of my favorites, because they are full of sweet smiles and little milestones like touching toes and rolling over. 

 After braving some light rain in the pretty green space behind the family's home, I incorporated some props from Brooklyn's newborn session into some shots in the family's newly finished walkout basement, such a beautiful space. Little Brooklyn was so full of smiles, such a tiny little thing but still reaching all the sweet 6 month milestones like reaching for her little toes. I can't wait to see this family again in the fall and again early next year for Brooklyn's 1 year session. Sarah and Mark, it has been so nice getting to know you, thank you for having me capture these precious memories for you. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Milestone Photographer {Georgia First Birthday} Sneak Peek

I was so thrilled to meet these three girls, probably because I am a mom to three girls too! The adorable baby sister was about to turn one and it was time for first birthday photos and a cake smash. All the girls were so ecstatic to be in front of the camera, which made for such a fun session. Little Georgia didn't want to sit still for long, until the cake came out. Not a big mess, but you can sure tell she has a bit of a sweet tooth. 

Miss Georgia I hope you had a wonderful birthday earlier this week. The first year goes by way too fast! Dmytruk family thank you for the opportunity to capture this special milestone. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Milestone Photographer {Alena 8 months} Sneak Peek

I have had the pleasure of getting to know so many families that have me capture their baby's first year. I get to see families about every 3 months, so I get to see baby at all of the fun stages that happen in the first year, as well as parents getting more comfortable with their new role as mom and dad. It always amazes me how fast the first year goes by! Seems like yesterday I was meeting little Alena for the first time, and now she is on the move, crawling away from every shot, an adorable busy little 8 month old. 

Brittany and Aaron, it has been so much fun getting to know you both and watching Alena grow this past 8 months. Hard to believe the next time we see each other she will almost be one and I will be putting together her first year album. Enjoy. {K}

You can find more information about my {First Year Packages} here.

Edmonton Graduation Photographer {Ashley} Sneak Peek

I was so honoured when a dear long time friend of my mom's asked me if I would like to photographer her daughter on her graduation day. My mom and Ingrid have been friends since childhood and it's amazing the different paths our lives take as we get older. I am the oldest daughter in my family and I graduated almost 15 years ago..yes I am old!  My mom's best friend's oldest daughter is just graduating this year. Amazing how even though lives can be so different, friendships can last through it all. Ashley, congratulations on achieving this milestone, you looked absolutely stunning on your graduation day. It was such a pleasure seeing you all and capturing this special time for you. Wishing you all the very best. Enjoy. {K}