Edmonton & Area Maternity and Newborn Photographer {Baby Bennett}

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you had a fabulous weekend and enjoyed some of the nicest weather we’ve had in a month. Between Thursday and Saturday I shot 3 family sessions and a sweet pumpkin patch cake smash session, so busy, so today it was time to relax a bit and get caught up on some blogging and editing. You may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging family sessions; truth is I am just way too busy to blog every session over the summer and fall months, but I will be sharing all of my favorite sessions over the course of the slower winter months, so stay tuned. Are you thinking about Christmas yet? I am! The past few weeks I have been stocking up on sweet holiday newborn props for all of my holiday newborns (still some openings available) and last week I released my Christmas studio and Outdoor winter mini session dates - dates are starting to book up fast, see available bookings and book your spot here today. There are still some fall dates available and now is the best time to book your extended holiday season family sessions, there are a few openings just before Christmas and New years to accommodate families that all get together over the holidays.

I met this gorgeous couple this summer and as soon as I met them I could tell that a) they would have the most beautiful baby and b) I was about to shoot my favourite maternity session of all time. Ashley arrived to maternity session with a few just lovely dresses to wear, we had the most amazing golden hour light, and as usual we had one of my favourite spots all to ourselves. Worst part - the mosquitoes! I was getting eaten to death right through my jeans and poor mama Ashley, changing as we went nearly got eaten alive. You just can’t win here all the way in the summer.

A few weeks later sweet little Bennett arrived..my 7th newborn Bennett of the year! The funny thing is that I always loved the name Bennett for a boy, but never got to use it since I had three girls. Now I guess I just book families who have a great taste in names. I arrived to a new mom and dad who had slept in a bit late (I would too if baby was sleeping) and a wide awake baby boy. After what seemed like hours, I finally got little B to sleep and we ended up with the most adorable sleepy shots and warm cuddly shots with mom and dad who were just so obviously in love with their new bundle of joy and with each other in their new role as parents. Ashley and Matt thank you so much for choosing me to capture this special time for your family. Wishing you all the best as a family of three and p.s Happy anniversary. Enjoy, {K}

Edmonton Maternity & Newborn Photographer {Baby Winnie}

Only 3 more weeks until back to school Once again this summer has flown by. As mush as I love my girls this is around the time of summer I reach my breaking point and start to look forward to school - the routine and the few mornings I get of quiet with my littlest in pre-k this fall. This summer has been my busiest yet business wise, so trying to stay on top of blogging and editing has been a struggle with three kids almost constantly needing something or my puppy needing to be walked or entertained. I really appreciated all of my amazing clients who have been more than patient as I get caught up. Fall is right around the corner so I won’t be slowing down anytime soon - snap one of my last fall family session openings online today.

My last session of 2018 was held at the ice rink across the street from my home and it was to capture this amazing couple finding out they would be having a baby girl this summer! What a perfect way to end a year and look forward to a new one.

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Fast forward to July 20th and Miss Winnie Louise was finally here! I had photographed Nicole’s maternity session back at the beginning of June and thought baby would be here a lot sooner, but she definitely made her parents wait - but as well all know a sweet baby is always worth the wait. I got to meet her at just a week old and she was just a dream to photograph, and her nursery was something else, just perfect! Ash and Nicole, thank you so much for having me capture this very special time for your family. Wishing you all the best as a family of three (or five if we count the dogs!) . Enjoy! {K}

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 & 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 & Area Maternity Photographer {Brittany} Sneak Peek

Yes! Spring is finally here and I think I can finally put my winter coat and boots away (fingers crossed!). Spring means booking season for me and my summer and fall 2018 are booking up incredibly fast - you all seriously blow me away with your support - thank you. If you are expecting this year, looking to have family or extended family photos this summer or fall, now is definitely the time to book. If mini sessions are your jam, I have a few more cherry blossom  spring mini session openings;  to see openings or book your spot visit the link just below. I am so looking forward to getting back outside for more sessions, I seriously live for golden light and now is the perfect time of year to enjoy it before the mosquitos arrive and the nights get too late for little ones. 

I met this gorgeous family a couple weeks ago now, hard to believe there was still snow on the ground. Brittany was absolutely glowing and had just the most perfect little baby bump I think I've ever seen, and big brother to be was such a little charmer, I can't wait to photograph him with his baby brother or sister. The early spring sunset gave us the most beautiful light and made up for the bare trees and the snow covered ground in one of my favorite spots for sessions, Devon Voyageur Park. Brittany and Adam, thank you so much for having me capture this special time for you. Looking forward to the arrival of your little one later this spring. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K}