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}

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 / 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 Maternity | Fresh 48 | Newborn Photographer {Baby Kaya}

It’s officially summer and the kick off to a very busy 5 months for me! My summer newborn openings are nearly full and summer family sessions are booking fast - and PS only ONE September family session opening left! I would love to see your family this year and give you an amazing photography experience. Contact me today or visit my online booking page to book your 2019 family session. So many July babies coming soon but first a quick family trip down to beautiful Montana to celebrate July 4th with our American family and photograph my beautiful cousin’s senior portraits! Can’t wait to share my favorite moments when we get back! Loving the new Squarespace app that is giving me the opportunity to write this post on the road, so flippin’ convenient!

June was the month of tiny tiny babies! Miss Kaya was one of three healthy 5 lb. newborns I was lucky to photograph this month; I wonder if the streak will continue in July! So so teeny tiny! The Sotto family has been with me since welcoming their first son a couple years ago and I was so happy when they asked me to capture their baby girl. Big brother Miguel and baby Kaya sure made me work for every shot but with patience I created some lasting memories for this gorgeous family. Fedilisa and Marvin, thank you so much for choosing me as your family photographer and having me capture the beautiful story of welcoming Kaya to the world. Wishing you all the best as a family of four. Enjoy {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)

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 Henry}

The past month has been so cold, I have never looked so forward to spring. My 2019 family session dates are now open to book and fall dates are already booking up. I would love to see your family this year, visit my online booking page to see available openings. New this year - I now offer payment plans as well as a print credit that will ensure you get some of your family photos up on your walls. I am so excited to also announce my newest endeavour Mamas & Cameras. I gained a new passion for teaching in 2018 and am so happy to offer my first class for moms on March 31 - Learn to Shoot Manual a.k.a take better photos of your kids. There are still a couple spots left, so if you are a mama with a DSLR camera that isn’t giving you great results on auto mode this is the class for you. Please contact me for more info or click button below to book your spot .

Earlier this year I was so honoured to meet and photograph sweet little Henry. He was finally strong enough to go home after spending his first three months at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, such a little fighter. He grew stronger everyday next to his twin sister Charlotte who sadly passed away just shy of two months old, such a heartbreaking loss for this young family. Henry was born with Dandy Walker Syndrome and will need surgery in the future; luckily he will receive amazing care at the Stollery. I am so happy I will have the opportunity to watch Henry grow into a healthy strong little boy, he is already reaching so many milestones. Caitlyn and Matt, you have truly been through so much and I am so blessed that I had the opportunity to capture these memories for you. Sincerely wishing you all the best.

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}