Edmonton & Area Newborn Photographer {Baby Logan} Sneak Peek

This summer is quickly coming to an end. It'y my oldest daughter's 9th birthday tomorrow and the rest of the year seems to fly by after that, before we know it it's my birthday, Halloween, my middle ones's birthday in November and then boom it's Christmas! It is so amazing how fast time and the years fly by when you become a parent. I remember sitting in my daughter's finished nursery before she arrived thinking is this baby ever going to get here and here I am nine years later and it went by sooooo fast, too fast! This is why newborn and family photography is so important and why I feel so lucky every time I capture such fleeting moments and memories for families, your babies are only babies for so long and you only get so many years with your children. If not for yourself, give your kids the gift of images of them wrapped in their mother's arms or being tickled by their dad, my girls love looking back at our old family photos and remembering how little they used to be and how young their mom and dad used to look, how life was when their was just one, two then three of them. If you are looking to book a 2018 session my newborn and family openings are booking up fast now. Please contact me to book your 2018 or 2019 newborn session. To book a 2018 family session, please visit my easy online booking tool by clicking the button below. 

July was a full month of sweet squishy little newborns, including two little guy's named Logan. The second Logan I was lucky to meet was the 100th newborn I've photographed, and what  perfect timing as this little guy is very special. This beautiful family has been wanting to start a family for many years and after 5 years on a waiting list they finally received the most amazing news, a baby boy would be theirs through the love of adoption. I couldn't imagine the joy and happiness they must feel and did it ever show when I finally got to meet them, you couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces, just pure love and joy.  This tiny 5lb. little guy had to travel a few hours home and I couldn't stop imagining what it would be like to bring a baby home after waiting so long, the anticipation to finally get home and start your life together! For his newborn session he was so wide eyed and smiley to start then a sleeping little angel for me once I posed him, the kind of session newborn photographers dream of! Michelle and Brendan, it was such a pleasure meeting you both and capturing this very special time for your family. Wishing you the very best as a family of three. Enjoy. {K}

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 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 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 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.  

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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 & 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}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Mila} Sneak Peek

Wow, Is May ever flying by. Before I know it school will be out and my busy summer and fall will begin. I am currently on the road in beautiful Montana on our way to visit family and a very special girl that I had the pleasure of photographing last summer. Be sure to check out my stories on Instagram to follow our family's first road trip of the year. Now that we are officially into spring my 2018 is booking up fast - thanks so much to all of the amazing families that have booked so far. If you are looking for summer or fall family photos or a 2018 newborn session, now is definitely time to book as my availability is very limited.

Miss Mila was the first of many May newborns that I am lucky to photograph this month. I was just as shocked as her mama when I heard she weighed a healthy 11 pounds at birth, one of the biggest babies I've photographed in awhile, but oh my heart those baby rolls and chubby cheeks! Sibling shots are usually my favorites of any newborn session, but big sister Ellie was so full of love and kisses for her baby sister my heart melted from the first shot on, so so sweet. Stephanie and Brett, it has been so wonderful getting to know you this past year and thank you so much for inviting me into your home to capture this special time. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton & Area Newborn Photographer {Baby Oliver} Studio Session Sneak Peek

Such a beautiful day today, taking advantage of the weather and heading out with my husband to hit up a patio later tonight, something we don't often find the time for with three kids that keep up busy. This is such a beautiful time of year and really a great time for family photos. Golden hour is the most beautiful time of day for photos, but the summer months make it difficult for families with younger children who can't stay up until 10pm for photos. In spring though a 7:45pm session has gorgeous light and doesn't push bed time too late for little ones. I have a few last minute openings in May if you want to take advantage of the early sunsets for your family photos. Spring mini sessions are now booking too, visit link below for more info and to book. 

I was so lucky to meet little Oliver when he was just hours old for his Fresh 48 session earlier this month; it was such an honour to capture such a fleeting and special time for one of my dear friends, witnessing new parents just look at their brand new baby with so much awe and love is so beautiful to me and always brings me back to those days with my girls.  When he was 12 days old it was time for his newborn session which we did in my Devon home studio. He definitely wasn't a fan of being undressed, but once I got him swaddled up he slept like a dream. Trinity and Hugh, thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your beautiful baby boy, it was so wonderful seeing you both. Wishing you all the best on the amazing adventure of parenthood. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Fresh 48 Photographer - Brand new Baby Oliver

Well it looks like by the end of this week we might finally see spring..after more than 168 days of winter it is definitely about time. Since spring is officially here, now is definitely the time to book you 2018 session with me. Weekends are 75% booked between June-October {wow!}, so if a weekend spot is important don't wait!  If mini sessions are your jam, spring mini sessions are booking now and are happening May 6 & 29. I am also hosting cuddle mini sessions for mamas and their babies on April 29th in studio - there are still a couple spots left, but I am sure they won't last long; you can find more info by joining my VIP group.

Fresh 48 sessions, oh if I only could pick one type of session to shoot these would be it. Those first days in hospital after baby arrives are so full of awe, emotion and love and I am so moved when I get the opportunity to capture such an absolutely magical and special time for families. I am so lucky to call this beautiful mama a friend, and I was so thrilled when they asked me to capture the story of their first baby's arrival with a maternity session, fresh 48 and newborn session. Little Oliver took his time arriving in this world, but I am 100% sure he was worth the wait. The pureness of a brand new baby, their curled up toes, little yawns and stretches is almost too much sweetness to handle. Trinity and Hugh thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to capture this fleeting time for you, enjoy those baby snuggles and the amazing adventure of parenthood. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K}