Edmonton Maternity & Newborn Photographer {Baby Emma}

Hard to believe it is nearly October. This month always flies by fast and before I know it I will be busy preparing for Christmas. Thank you so much to all the wonderful families who chose me tho photograph their families this fall, it has been my busiest ever and I am so happy that the fall colours cooperated this year, even if it has been a bit on the chilly side. I have a feeling we are going to have a lovely October, so if you are looking to book a last minute fall session I still have a few October openings - check out my convenient online booking page here. With the snow in the forecast this past weekend my winter and studio Christmas minis are starting to book up, book your spot now!

Now is when I start to think about the coming year and there are a lot of exciting changes to come in 2020! I am always looking at ways to make the experience you have from the time of booking to receiving your photos better and ensure that you are receiving the highest quality service and products. I would love to keep you posted, you can sign up for my brand new newsletter that will be going out soon. You’ll receive session tips, styling ideas, news and first chance at booking mini sessions and 2020 family sessions right in your inbox quarterly.

I met this sweet couple in Mill Creek Ravine this summer who were eagerly awaiting the arrival of their baby, not knowing yet if they would have a boy or a girl. Little Emma arrived soon after and the biggest surprise of all was her gorgeous full head of hair. As a mama to babies who were born with peach fuzz I am always amazed when newborns are born with so much hair, my curly haired 4 year old still hasn’t had her first haircut. Emma was just a little doll for her session, and looked so beautiful in my favorite color purple. Ben and Kristie, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to capture this special time for your family. Wishing you all the best as a family of 3 (or 4 with Miss Lucy). Enjoy! {K}

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 Newborn Photographer {Baby Liam}

Well it’s officially fall family session season and I am nearly booked solid between now and November! I still have a few weeknight evening fall session openings so if you are looking to book the leaves are already turning color and it’s not too late to capture some memories of your beautiful family. You can see all of my remaining 2019 family session openings here . The holiday season is also just around the corner and I am currently booking studio Christmas and Outdoor winter mini sessions for those of you looking for the perfect photo for this year’s Christmas cards - you can find all the details on Facebook. If you are having family visiting over the holidays too, now is definitely the time to book your extended family holiday season session; I had to turn away so many families last year who waited until October/November to book.

I met sweet baby Liam a few weeks ago during my flurry of summer babies and baby bumps. I have known this family since they welcomed their first baby boy Nate a couple years ago and I was so lucky to have them ask me to capture this special time for their family once again; on top of having me capture their family’s memories this family has also recommended me so many times and I cannot thank them enough, being referred is really the best compliment - from the bottom of my heart thank you both. Big brother Nate was definitely a typical toddler monkey during our session, but little Liam was just as sweet as pie so it all balanced out in the end and I just love how this session turned out. Derek and Amy, thank you again for inviting me into your gorgeous home to capture these memories for your family. Wishing you all the best as a family of 4 (or 5 including miss Piper). Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Donovan}

Happy Thursday everyone, here is a rare afternoon post for you as last night got away from me and I never blogged this session as promised. Sending a huge thank you out to my mama who took my littlest for the afternoon so I could try and get somewhat caught up on my mountain of blogging, editing, packaging and sending USBS, banking, invoicing and some social media etc…if you were wondering what you are investing in when you book a session it’s not just the time I spend taking your photos, but all of the behind scenes stuff that takes place in order to deliver a professional quality experience to every family I am lucky to photograph. Pricing has been a hot topic as of late. I have shared this post on my personal Facebook page and had such a wonderful response and wanted to share here for every family that is thinking about investing in a session with me and as a thank you to everyone who has trusted me to capture their family’s precious memories and given me the opportunity to do a job that I love everyday. I’ve known some families for four years now and watching their families grow is really such an honour and privilege.

So something’s been on my mind.

I 100% understand everyone has a budget. I do, too. Everyone has bills and responsibilities. I do, too. We all do!
And a lot of people have their luxuries- or things they value highly.

Example: Most people have a smart phone. Those things aren’t cheap. But if it’s something you value, you invest.

Thing is- a lot of the stuff that’s expensive in our lives won’t last forever. My phone is only like 3 years old and it’s basically at the end of its life. Some people get a new phone everytime the new model comes out. That stuff isn’t cheap... but people place value to those things in their lives. If it matters to you, you’ll invest in it.

So here’s why I’m talking about this. I get really frustrated sometimes (a lot of photographers do) hearing about how we are too expensive... or our prices are ridiculous. Or cost “an arm and a leg.”

Because photography isn’t an outfit you’ll outgrow.
Photography isn’t a cell phone that’ll run too slow in two years.
Photography isn’t an accessory that’ll go out of style.
Or a car that won’t drive in 15 years.

Photographs are forever.
And photography is a way to capture life as it FLIES on by.

Photography is a way to remember how small your baby’s tiny toes were.
It’s a way to remember the smiles, the nose scrunches, the tears, the hugs, the heights, the tiny fingers and tiny toes, the kisses and the bonds.

It’s a snapshot into your lives at that very moment.
The moment’s that you can’t get back.

I promise you these photos you invest in won’t need a new battery and they won’t require a tune up.

They will exist for years and years to come.
When your kids are all like “Mom, you’re embarrassing me”
Or when your kids have somehow grown taller then you.
These photos will exist when your kids have moved into their own homes and have their own families.

They become priceless.
I’m writing this not to say HEY ignore your budgets!
No.
Not at all.
I’m writing this to maybe give you a different perspective. To educate about the importance of photography and why we all believe it’s a high priority. And maybe help you understand why we believe in the experience and product we give you.

Honestly, we just want you to love your photos and FEEL the memories flood back when you look upon them over the years.

When you invest in your photography, you invest in memories.
You invest in life.

It’s an honor to be apart of something so much bigger then myself and to be apart of your memories.
— Bethany Hope Photography - Chicago

I met little Donovan a few weeks ago now and could not wait to share more from his session. First - oh my gosh that red hair, I don’t think in four years of photographing newborns I have ever met a more gorgeous ginger baby. And on top of that, 9.5 lbs. of pure baby squishiness. Sometimes I have to pinch myself, I really do photograph the most beautiful babies. This little guy is lucky to have two big sisters and you could just see the joy in their eyes and heart every time they got to hold or snuggle their new baby brother, so heart melting. Michelle Ann & Todd, thank you so much for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture this special time for your family. Wishing you all the very best as a family of five (or 6, we have to include Norman the Great Dane) .

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}

Edmonotn Newborn Photographer {Baby Bennett}

Sneaking in to write a quick blog post before I head out to my 5th session in so many days - so busy! This summer has been one of my busiest yet! So many of the wonderful families I have photographed over the past few years had babies this summer and there are still more to come, which means lots of maternity sessions and so many more squishy little babies to photograph. It will be fall before we know it and the fall family session rush will begin. Have you booked your 2019 family session yet? There are a handful of August openings available and I just added a couple September openings. The days are getting shorter now so this is the perfect time of year for young families to book a session that won’t be too late in the evening but will still have pretty golden hour light. December is also a busy time for extended family sessions, so if you have family visiting for the holidays and want to have some family photos taken when everyone is together definitely book sooner than later - I had to turn away so many last minute requests last holiday season.

I was so thrilled to hear from this loverly family again when they found out baby number two was on the way, I met them a couple years ago when now big brother Jackson arrived and I was so lucky to be invited to their home again to photograph this special time. I absolutely love watching families grow, and I had such a wonderful time seeing this family again, especially 2 year old Jackson, who was my littlest best friend that day. Sweet baby Bennett was just a dream to photograph. It took a little bit to get him to sleep but once we did he was so content to be wrapped and unwrapped, dressed and then undressed. Kelsey & Cory, thank you so much for choosing me as your family photographer, wishing you all the best as a family of four. 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.

Alberta Newborn Photographer {Baby Everette}

Happy Mother’s Day. I am writing this post super late in the evening as this Mother’s Day was a busy one, from spending the morning with my mom, to coming home, seeing my husband off to work, then doing my best to be present for my girls while trying to get all caught up because this time tomorrow I will be in Vegas! Typical day, motherhood is just that, juggling a million things all the time, even on our special days. Another word that resonates with me when I think of Motherhood is “fleeting” - My oldest daughter will be 10 this summer and my baby just turned 4, and every year seems to fly by faster than the last. Getting in the frame with my girls is the only way I know I will be able to hold onto to this beautiful season of my life. This Mother’s day treat yourself with family photos that I know you will cherish as your children grow older. 2019 family session dates are booking up fast, click on button to see current openings and conveniently book your family session online today.

What kind of Mother’s day would it be without featuring a brand new gorgeous mama on the blog. I met sweet baby Everette earlier this week and oh my gosh what a little doll she was. I am so lucky to call Aryn and Hayes family and I was so excited when they asked to photograph their baby girl. Little miss Evie was born on Easter Sunday, a bit earlier than expected, so a very tiny 6 lbs. of pure sweetness. I photographed this new family in their gorgeous home, so full of natural light and the nursery has to be one of the most beautiful I’ve seen, such a treat. I am always blown away how amazing parents can look during the throughs of early days with a newborn, and Aryn was no exception, such a stunning new mom! And both parents just beaming with love for their little one, it doesn’t get much better than that. A & H thank you so much for having me capture this special time for your family. I can’t wait to see you all again soon and watch little Everette grow up. Wishing you all this best as a family of three. Enjoy! Love {K}.

St. Albert Newborn Photographer {Baby Asher}

Happy Sunday, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. My favourite holiday of the year, Easter, is just around the corner and so is my last weekend before I start my busiest time of year - family photography season May to October. My 2019 newborn session availability is booking up faster than ever and now is definitely the best time to book for any due date between now and November. Family sessions will also start to book up fast once the grass turns green so book your session today, very limited openings each month, click the button below and conveniently book your session online. Mama’s your day is just around the corner too and it is time to treat yourself to a mini session for just you and your babies (or big kids!) Studio Cuddle Mini Sessions are coming up on April 27th and there are a few openings left - contact me to book today and give yourself and your kids the gift of emotive images featuring your special bond.

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful family and their newest addition, sweet baby Asher. Big sister Emery was such a helper showing me around as soon as I arrived then being just a doll when I photographed her with her new brother. Photographing families in the comfort of their homes is how I started my newborn photography journey and I still love these sessions the most. Families can just be themselves and the older siblings always seem to warm up to be a bit faster. I also love how I am able to really tell the story of your baby’s first days using the backdrop of baby’s new home - maybe not their forever home, but the home that first welcomed them into the family. Meghan and Troy, thank you so much for inviting me into your gorgeous home to capture this special time for your family; wishing you all the best as a family of four. Love {K}

Edmonton Maternity & Newborn Photographer {Baby Graeme}

Spring is officially here and for me that means the start of my busiest time of year is just around the corner, 80% of family sessions are booked between April and October. Weekend session dates are booking up the fastest, be sure to visit my online booking page soon to secure your 2019 family session date. This past week was amazing, I shot the newborn session featured below, as well as a branding session and my dentist’s office, can’t wait to share more from each unique session. I also taught my first Mama & Camera’s Learn to Shoot Manual class to six wonderful ladies yesterday and wow does teaching again ever feel good. It is truly so rewarding to share my photography knowledge with others and I am looking forward to teaching another Mama’s & Cameras classes again later this year.

I met Taryn and Nathan earlier this year for a maternity session in the always beautiful Hole’s Greenhouse in St. Albert. We had the most beautiful light and you could just feel the excitement and joy these two had for their very special IVF baby that they had been waiting many years for - made with a lots of love and a little bit of science. I couldn’t wait to see them again and meet their little boy this spring.

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Little Graeme couldn’t have been more perfect when I met his for his newborn session when he was 12 days new. He was so calm as I wrapped him up and he drifted off to a deep sleep for most of the session. I could only imagine waiting so long for your first baby and then finally getting to snuggle them in your arms, must feel like heaven. The love and joy that surrounds a new baby is such an honour to capture and these two sure adore their baby boy. Taryn and Nathan thank you so much for having me photograph this very special time for your family. Wishing you all the best as a family of 3 (pius one - glad we got Edison in some shots)