Edmonton & Area Maternity | Fresh 48 | Newborn Photographer {Baby Hendrix}

Back home from a fun and adventure filled family vacation to beautiful Montana, a place that I hope will be my second home one day. We are so lucky to have family to visit who take us to the most beautiful places in northern Montana - this time we boated on Holter Lake, hiked Slucie Boxes State Park and floated the Missouri River; and of course we set off a bunch of fireworks for 4th of July, much to the delight of my girls. Check out some of my favorite shots from our trip on Instagram. While there I was also lucky to do my cousin Katie’s senior portraits; Montana is such a pretty place you could get a great shot in the ditch, so the photos I got of her with the sunset and mountains and some horses as a backdrop are just gorgeous. The beautiful Katie will be featured on the blog soon or you could also see a few sneak peeks on IG.

My busy season is well underway, so many babies still on the way this month and lots of new families to meet and capture in the coming weeks. I can’t believe it but I am nearly fully booked for 2019 newborns, only 1-2 openings per month between August-December. If you are expecting this fall or winter, now is definitely the best time to book. Family session dates are also steadily filling up, a few last minute summer openings still available and fall is almost booked up. I am so thankful to all the families who have trusted me to photograph their family this year, I feel so blessed by the overwhelming support, especially for the families I see year after year and baby after baby - THANK YOU!

I’ve known Marisa for a few years now and have photographed her and her family and friends many times, so I was so excited to hear the news that she was expecting and wanted me to capture her baby boy’s first year. Sweet little Hendrix arrived a tiny bit earlier, as his mama expected he might. Luckily we snuck in a maternity session in the blossoms just in time as just a couple weeks later Hendrix arrived. I was so lucky to meet Hendrix when he was just over 12 hours old for a Fresh 48 session; 5 pounds of pure sweetness. Fresh 48 sessions capture those first days and moments in hospital that are so fleeting in the whirlwind of welcoming a new baby. I am always so honoured to capture these precious memories for families. Once everyone was home and settled we set up a time for me to come do Hendrix’s newborn photos. Big fur brother Cooper was the star of the show to start and then I was spoiled with the sleepiest most content little guy for Hendrix’s portraits. Marisa & Zack, thank you so much for choosing me to capture this special time, looking forward to see Hendrix grow up over the year. All the best. Enjoy.

Edmonton Maternity | Fresh 48 | Newborn Photographer {Baby Kaya}

It’s officially summer and the kick off to a very busy 5 months for me! My summer newborn openings are nearly full and summer family sessions are booking fast - and PS only ONE September family session opening left! I would love to see your family this year and give you an amazing photography experience. Contact me today or visit my online booking page to book your 2019 family session. So many July babies coming soon but first a quick family trip down to beautiful Montana to celebrate July 4th with our American family and photograph my beautiful cousin’s senior portraits! Can’t wait to share my favorite moments when we get back! Loving the new Squarespace app that is giving me the opportunity to write this post on the road, so flippin’ convenient!

June was the month of tiny tiny babies! Miss Kaya was one of three healthy 5 lb. newborns I was lucky to photograph this month; I wonder if the streak will continue in July! So so teeny tiny! The Sotto family has been with me since welcoming their first son a couple years ago and I was so happy when they asked me to capture their baby girl. Big brother Miguel and baby Kaya sure made me work for every shot but with patience I created some lasting memories for this gorgeous family. Fedilisa and Marvin, thank you so much for choosing me as your family photographer and having me capture the beautiful story of welcoming Kaya to the world. Wishing you all the best as a family of four. Enjoy {K}

Edmonton Fresh 48 & Newborn Photographer {Baby Brynn}

It’s officially spring break and after a fun weekend with family, including checking out the new Royal Alberta Museum (highly recommend!), I’m ready to enjoy having my kids home this week. We will do some baking, check out the new children’s area at the Telus World of Science, maybe go swimming, and hopefully get outside a lot, the perfect staycation. Hope you and your family have some fun planned for the week if it’s spring break for your kids too. With spring officially here and summer just around the corner now is absolutely the best time to book your 2019 family session. Weekend dates are all ready booking up into the fall. Some pointers again for picking the right season for photos - late May means cherry blossoms, late July canola fields (and bugs!), fall officially starts in September but colors are usually best between mid September and early October, and winter makes the perfect backdrop for holiday photos or extended family sessions when everyone is together for the holidays. Click the button below to see current openings.

I am so lucky to have the absolute honour of capturing this beautiful family for their baby girl’s first year. I got to meet Brynn when she was just hours old for a Fresh 48 session. Fresh 48 sessions are done in hospital when baby is 12-48 hours old, usually timed for when older siblings come to meet their new baby or brother or sister for the first time. The pure love and joy that surrounds a new baby those first days is full of precious moments that are so fleeting and I am so lucky to freeze time for these families. Fresh 48 sessions can be booked alone or at a discounted rate when booked with a newborn session or first year packages.

A couple short weeks later I photographed sweet little Brynn again for her newborn photos. It is always fun to see how families are adjusting to having a new little one and I am always amazed how much babies can change in as little as 10 days. Miss Brynn was so alert and spent a lot of time awake before melting into her dad’s arms and drifting off to sleep for her posed portraits. Big brother Chase was full of love for his new sister and even though he was a typical busy toddler, we got some very adorable snuggly shots of him and his sister. I cannot wait to see this family again later this year when Brynn is ready for her sitter session, the time will fly by I am sure. Meghan and Garret, thank you so much for having me capture this special time for your family. I am looking forward to getting to know you more this year and wish you all the very best as a family of four. Love {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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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}

 

Chase is One!

One year ago I had the honor of capturing my dear friend Michelle's first born son when he was just hours old. There is something so special about Chase. A big reason I decided to launch my photography business was because Michelle asked me take those first photos of Chase, giving me the final push I needed to believe in myself and officially put myself out there as Kelsie Kelly {Photographer}. It is so hard to believe that it has already been a year since I took these photos in the hospital where Chase was born. 

Baby Chase_Fresh 48 Session

Chase turns one today and this past weekend I had the privilege of capturing his beyond adorable birthday party. Thank you so much Quinton & Michelle for having me capture these special moments in Chase's life. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton & Area Newborn Photographer {Baby Kira Fresh 48} Sneak Peek

I had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful family earlier this summer for Angele's Maternity session so I was delighted to hear when baby Kira finally arrived - 17 days late. A Fresh 48 session is the perfect way to capture those first days at home that become a complete blur in your memory so quickly. Seeing Kira's three big sister and brothers ask for their turn to hold the baby brought back so many memories to when my baby brothers were born, surrounded by so much love. Coming from a big family myself, my fondest memories are of my baby sisters and brothers coming home. Seeing Angele show her raw emotions brought me back to the first few days with my babies.

Angele and Steve, thank you for inviting me into your home to capture your family. I hope you can look back at these images and remember those special first days at home with Kira. Enjoy. {K}