Edmonton / Cascade, Montana Senior Grad Photographer {Katie}

This summer is sure flying by, can’t believe there is just over a month left before my girls head back to school. We are lucky if we get 18 summers with our kids, and that time is more than half up with my oldest daughter who turns 10 this summer, so bittersweet. We finally got a stretch of nice weather this week, so this blog post and some editing got set aside so I could enjoy some pool time which has been very rare this rainy summer; thanks to all of my amazing families that are waiting on galleries, I hope you are out enjoying this weather too! If you were still looking to book a summer family session, or even an extended family session as this is usually the time of year families get together most, I still have some August openings. I would love to meet your family out at the lake, or in your family’s beautiful canola fields if you are lucky enough to have that view. Fall dates are really starting to book up, and due to overwhelming demand I have added two more September family session dates. Book your 2019 session now!

Earlier this month I was so lucky to visit family in beautiful Cascade Montana for July 4th! We had an absolutely incredible time, hiking Slucie Boxes State Park, boating Holter Lake and floating the Missouri River; and of course blowing up tons of fireworks for July 4th! On my last night there I was so lucky to have the opportunity to photograph my beautiful cousin Katie, who will be a senior this year and will be graduating next spring. I photographed her sister Kelli a couple years ago and loved having another different but amazing backdrop to shoot against. Montana is really a breathtaking place, you could literally photograph someone in a ditch and it would be a nice shot. For Katie’s session we started at the small town arena then hit up some old country roads with the sunset and mountains as our backdrop. We finished with photos with her horse back home, what a dream session. Katie, thank you so much for choosing me to capture these photos for you. You are a smart, kind, sweet and gorgeous girl. Wishing you all the best on your graduating year, can’t wait to see what the future brings for you, you go girl! Chase those dreams! {K}

Edmonton Newborn & Maternity Photographer {Trinity} Sneak Peek

Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend. I had a very busy one, teaching a Lightroom class Saturday and today welcoming nine beautiful families into my home for Easter Mini sessions in my brand new in home studio. There is still some work to be done, but with the help of my amazing husband I was able to get my studio just ready enough for this weekend. I will continue to offer on location in home newborn sessions and family sessions as always, but am happy to also offer milestone mini sessions, mini newborn sessions, winter maternity sessions and special edition mini sessions in my studio space; watch for more details soon, as well as a grand opening celebration some time this spring. If you are expecting this summer or fall and would like more information (including pricing) on my studio newborn sessions please contact me. I have spent the last several months educating myself on newborn safety and studio posing and I can't wait to do my first newborn session in my studio. I will be announcing a model call very soon on in my VIP group, so be sure to join and add your friends who are expecting a little one soon too!

I have been lucky to know Trinity for many years, we worked at two companies together before I started my photography business and she started her own company Hoot Events, so I was so happy to hear the news that her and her husband would be expecting their first baby this spring. I always like to book sessions on daylights savings as I seem to luck out with the most gorgeous light every time, and I got lucky once again last weekend. Trinity was absolutely glowing and baby was really active the whole time which made for some really sweet moments. We started the session cozy inside the Mosaic centre then trudged through some deep snow for some outdoor shots in the golden light, so worth it! Trinity & Hugh thank you so much for choosing me to capture this special time. Looking forward to meeting your little guy in a few short weeks. All the best. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Vinh} Sneak Peek

Late post tonight, sometimes technology fails me at the worst possible time! This month has been so busy behind the scenes. My new in home studio space is coming together and will be ready just in time for Easter Minis happening this Sunday...I can't wait. I have to thank my amazing husband who has spent so many hours sanding, painting and helping me build my dream in home studio, I am such a lucky lady. I am hoping to have my new website and packages that include in home, on location and studio pricing ready soon! Be sure to join my VIP group on Facebook though for the latest announcements as well as special introductory pricing and studio model calls. 

I can't believe it was almost two summers ago that I first met this beautiful family to capture little Dresden turning one. I was happy to have the opportunity to photograph their growing family again with the arrival of baby Vinh, such a sweet baby boy. I am so lucky to be invited into families homes to capture such a special time, a fleeting time that passes so quickly but is so full of love and moments that you will want to hold onto forever. At just 5 days old, little Vinh was so sleepy for most of the session, so content in the arms of his mom or dad or snuggled up with his brother. Stephanie and Kevin, thank you for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture this special time, it was so nice seeing you all again. Wishing you all the best as a family of four. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Extended Family Photographer {Ng Family} Sneak Peek

March is right around the corner, which means spring is almost here, almost! As much as I love winter, there usually comes a point in February where I've just had enough. I can't wait for warmer weather and longer days when I can get out and do more sessions outside. Spring mini sessions in the cherry blossoms will be happening in May again this year, be sure to join my VIP group on Facebook for the first chance at bookings, last year's sessions sold out in hours. My summer availability is also booking up really fast, so don't wait to book your grad photos or summer family photos.

I met this beautiful family a couple weeks ago, after Sarah contacted me to photograph her family while she was in Edmonton visiting from out of province. It was too cold to head outside,  but luckily her parents have a light filled front room that was perfect for some family portraits. Sweet little Ella wasn't too sure about being the centre of attention, but nothing a few gold fish crackers couldn't fix. 2018 is going to be an amazing year for this family, with a new baby due in the spring and a summer wedding. Ng fmaily, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to capture your family. Wishing you all the best. 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 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 & 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}