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 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 George}

Spring is finally here and I couldn’t be happier. Walks to the park, rubber boots and puddles, I love this time of year. The snow will be gone before we know it and my spring and summer dates will begin to book up - if a bug free spring family session with a little bit of puddle jumping appeals to you be sure to check out my available session dates here limited April and May openings available. Mommy & Me studio sessions are also coming up for Mothers Day on April 27th - visit me on Facebook to learn more. I have so much to look forward to this spring, my first Mama & Camera’s class and so many spring newborns. I was also thrilled to learn my favorite newborn photographers Hello Baby Photography will be in BC this summer for a workshop and lucky me I get to go! The most amazing thing about being a photographer is that there is endless opportunities to grow and learn and I am so lucky to have the opportunity to learn from the best photographers from around the world.

I was so lucky to meet this sweet family earlier this year for a maternity session and again for an in home newborn session just over a week ago once baby George arrived. Photographing families in the comfort of their home has a special spot in my heart, I love using the background of their home to really capture the story of those early days with a newborn. Big brother Cooper wasn’t camera shy at all and made my job so much fun. Little George was surprisingly wide awake for being just 6 days old, but drifted off to sleep once I got him into his comfy spot - he loved being on his side. Robyn and Aaron, thank you so much for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture your family and this special time. Wishing you all the best as a family of four. Love, K.

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Tenleigh}

I spent the first day of 2019 photographing one of my oldest friend’s baby girl in my home studio. Miss Tenleigh (just love her name!) arrived just in time to be enjoyed over Christmas. I have know Tamalea since Kindergarten, so long ago. We lost touch for awhile but motherhood has brought us back together and I am so happy to have her and her sweet family back in my life. Tamalea and Matt, thank you so much for always having me capture your family’s beautiful moments. Wishing you all the best as a family of four. Love {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 Newborn Photographer {Baby Mila} Sneak Peek

Wow, Is May ever flying by. Before I know it school will be out and my busy summer and fall will begin. I am currently on the road in beautiful Montana on our way to visit family and a very special girl that I had the pleasure of photographing last summer. Be sure to check out my stories on Instagram to follow our family's first road trip of the year. Now that we are officially into spring my 2018 is booking up fast - thanks so much to all of the amazing families that have booked so far. If you are looking for summer or fall family photos or a 2018 newborn session, now is definitely time to book as my availability is very limited.

Miss Mila was the first of many May newborns that I am lucky to photograph this month. I was just as shocked as her mama when I heard she weighed a healthy 11 pounds at birth, one of the biggest babies I've photographed in awhile, but oh my heart those baby rolls and chubby cheeks! Sibling shots are usually my favorites of any newborn session, but big sister Ellie was so full of love and kisses for her baby sister my heart melted from the first shot on, so so sweet. Stephanie and Brett, it has been so wonderful getting to know you this past year and thank you so much for inviting me into your home to capture this special time. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Sirjanna} Sneak Peek

There are so many exciting things coming up for Kelsie Kelly Photographer I can hardly contain my excitement. My new in home studio is coming together beautifully and I am finalizing a date for a grand opening soon! With the new studio space I figured it was also a good time for a little bit of rebranding, so a new website is on the way soon too. I am so lucky that I have had this opportunity to grow my business, thank you to everyone for the amazing support. 2018 is going to be awesome. Have you joined my VIP group yet, lots of giveaways and model calls are coming up soon, don't miss out!

I met this beautiful baby girl earlier this year during one of my busiest months of newborn sessions. Sirjanna's mama contacted me after she arrived and I was so happy that I was able to fit them in last minute - sometimes you don't realize how special and fleeting those early days with baby are or booking a newborn session is the last thing on your mind when you are busy preparing for baby's arrival, but sometimes it's not too late. This little sweetheart had just the sweetest chubby cheeks, but was definitely happier in her mama's arms once she woke up, I definitely had to work hard for those sleepy shots.  Baljeet & Nirmaljit thank you so much for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture this special time. Wishing you all the best as a family of three. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Rowan} Sneak Peek

January was one of my busiest starts to the year ever, so I am looking forward to a bit of a slow down this month to catch up on editing, do some learning as well as a bit more teaching. Also, getting my new in home studio ready to start booking newborn and milestone sessions beginning this spring! My husband (how did I get so lucky?) has been busy painting this week, you can follow the progress over on Instagram. I can't wait to blog a studio tour once it is all done! If you are interested in knowing more about my in-studio pricing and looking to book from mid-March on, please contact me. Hoping to have my all new packages listed on the website soon! Also if you haven't yet, be sure to join my VIP Facebook group where I will be announcing a newborn model call soon, as well as some special giveaways, photography tips and more.

I met this beautiful family just before Christmas for Lisa's in home maternity session, and was so excited to hear that they welcomed a baby boy in the new year, Rowan, a little brother for big sister Maci. I don't think I have ever had an easier family to photograph, their love for each other just poured into every shot and they are all so laid back in front of the camera, such a joy to capture. Seeing the bond between siblings grow so early on is so precious and little Maci sure adores her brother; I am so lucky to be witness to such special moments in families lives. Lisa & Byron, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to capture this fleeting time. Wishing you all the best as a family of four. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Simon} Sneak Peek

Barely two weeks into the year and I can't believe how fast my year is already booking up. Newborns and families booked into June, plus a new teaching schedule, family vacations and everything else in between. If you are looking to book a weekend family session this summer, I would definitely suggest booking sooner than later - those tend to book up just as fast as the parks Canada campsites do! And if you are expecting this spring or summer, or even sometime in February, booking early ensures that I can fit you in, I only take on 4-5 newborn sessions a month, just 3 over our busy summer months. If you were lucky enough to get a gift certificate this Christmas, I would also recommend booking as soon as possible. Fall is by far my busiest time of year, and I am hoping to make booking your fall family photos as easy as possible with a new feature on my website, watch for more about that this summer. As always, thank you all so much for the amazing support. I feel so blessed everyday to get to do a job that I love and I am so excited to have another successful year. 

Sweet little Simon was my last newborn born in 2017, but with the rush of Christmas we waited to do his newborn session in the new year. I was greeted my the most friendly big brother and sister as soon as I arrived who were so excited to tell me all about their Christmas.  Everyone was so laid back that our session flowed so effortlessly, family photos, photos of mom and dad with Simon and some posed photos of Simon in the most gorgeous natural light. Simon was definitely more pleased being all wrapped up, and he slept like an angel once he was. Families of five or more are becoming favourites of mine, probably because they remind me of my own, but mostly because there is nothing like watching older siblings look at their new baby brother of sister with so much love, it melts my heart every time. Pam and Daniel, thank you so much for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture this special time for your family. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K} 

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Jackson} Sneak Peek

Babies, babies and more babies. Our wonderful country turns the big 150 tomorrow so what better time to start blogging some of Canada's newest and cutest little citizens. June was an absolutely amazing month of meeting new families and their precious newborn babies. 

Little Jackson was just over two weeks old when I met him. He was the most bright eyed little guy, wide awake almost our entire session but not fussy at all; I don't think he even cried once, just a furrowed brow concerned little look every few shots that was so cute. I love some music in the background and I think mom and dad's awesome play list made for a really fun and laid back session. Kelsey and Cory, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to photograph this special time. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy your first Canada Day as a family of three. Enjoy. {K}