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 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 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. 

 

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 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 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 {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}