Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Bennett} Sneak Peek

I am blogging, I know, I know, it’s been MONTHS! This fall was my busiest fall yet and for that I am so thankful. This year I saw so many of you for the second or third time and it really felt like I was photographing my dear friends, not clients. Thank you so much for your continued support. I almost haven’t stopped this fall (with the exception of an amazing family vacation and a much needed photography retreat just last week - post to come soon!) but I have been busy doing a job that I love and I will never take for granted how lucky I am to be your photographer. There is so much coming up in the next couple of weeks, be sure to join my VIP facebook group so you don’t miss out on some amazing promotions, announcements (online gift card ordering soon!) and giveaway.

I am so happy that this beautiful family contacted me just before their baby boy was due to arrive and I was able to fit them in last minute. I do take a limited number of newborn families each month, but never hesitate to contact me if booking a newborn photographer slipped your mind until baby is almost due or arrived, I can usually fit you in. I was welcomed into their gorgeous light filled home by the most wonderful big brother and sister, so excited to introduce me to their new baby brother Bennett. I am sure that I have a special place in my heart for families of five because I have three girls myself, but these sessions never fail to have so much emotion and love that I just melt. Third babies are often the last, and knowing that I am capturing such a special time for families is so heart warming. Evan & Natalie, thank you so much for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture these memories for you. Wishing you the very best with three little ones to love. Enjoy {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 Ava} Sneak Peek

This month has sure flown by. October to Christmas seems to just fly by for my family every year, my middle daughter's birthday is at the end of the month and it always just seems to come out of nowhere - hard to believe she is already turning 5. Her birthday coincides with my favorite shopping day of the year - the perfect day to get all of your Christmas shopping done - Black Friday! Keep an eye on my Facebook and Instagram later this week to score the best deal on a 2018 session with me or to save on gift certificates which make the perfect gift for parents/grandparents for an extended family session or couples that are expecting in the new year. 

I met this stunning family for a late fall maternity session and had such a lovely time capturing them I couldn't wait for their newborn session. It is so true that your heart just continues to grow with each new baby, and with four now, sweet little Ava was surrounded by so much love for her newborn photos. Watching all three of the sweetest kids just adore their baby sister absolutely melted my hear, and Ava was just an angel for the whole session. Jill & Boris, thank you again for inviting me into your home having me capture this special time. Wishing you all the best as a family of six. 

Edmonton & Area Newborn Photographer {Baby Arianna} Sneak Peek

I met this beautiful family on a gorgeous summer day a couple of weeks ago now. When I arrived Grandma was busy chasing around big brother Matthias and mom was feeding little Arianna while dad finished getting everything ready, a typical morning when there is a new baby. Little Arianna arrived at a very busy time as her aunt was to be married the coming weekend. Such a joyous time for the whole family.

Once everyone was ready to go we hopped onto the master bed for some family shots. Matthias was so sweet and gentle with his new sister, and so full of smiles for me. Little Arianna drifted off to sleep just in time for some shots with mom and dad and on her own. We got through the first few posed shots of her and then that was enough for this little lady. You never know if baby will last a whole session after one feed, or need to be fed a few times to settle, which is why I always allow 2-3 hours for my newborn sessions. In the end we got some sweet shots of mom and Arianna in her gorgeous nursery and memories I hope that this family will cherish for years to come. Michael and Amanda, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to photograph this special time. Wishing you all the best as a family of four. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Milestone Photographer {Alexis Turning One} Sneak Peek

It seems like yesterday that I was meeting Jill and Steve for the first time for their maternity session as they awaited the arrival of their sweet baby girl. Then, in early May 2016, I got to meet sweet Alexis and have since had the pleasure of photographing and getting to know this wonderful little family over this past year. I have gotten to know all the corners of their home and admire Alexis's adorable Minnie Mouse nursery, but this was my last session in their home as they will be moving out just before Alexis's birthday. Leaving a home that you grew in as a family is always bittersweet, so I made sure we got some photos on the front porch and in the nursery before we set up for the cake smash. Jill did an amazing job getting they cutest Minnie Mouse props and outfits, and the cake was just adorable! Little Alexis was such a little lady though, there wasn't much smashing, just little dainty bites, and lots of smiles. 

Jill and Steve, thank you so much for your amazing support. I am so lucky to be your family photographer and I am so excited to see your new home and watch Alexis grow. Wishing you all the best! Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Milestone Photographer {Lenna Turning One} Sneak Peek

This is the third time that I have been lucky enough to capture this beautiful family. Little Lenna will be one at the end of April, so we had a laid back session in her home that ended with a fun cupcake smash. I have had the chance to do quite a few cake smashes, but I would say only about half of the one year old's I photograph will actually dig into their cakes! Then there are little ones like Lenna, who once they get that first taste of sugar they can't get enough! Destined to have a sweet tooth I think, rings true for my girls anyways! We finished the session with a very bubbly bubble bath, always the cutest way to end a cake smash, even with a leaky tub!

Sarah and Kyle, thank you so much for having me in your home to capture sweet little Lenna again. Hope you have a fun first birthday celebration! Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Milestone Photographer {Alena 3 months} Sneak Peek

I am so lucky to have the opportunity to capture the first year of so many of my newborn families this year. 3 months goes by so fast, the first year goes by so fast. Each time I get to see these little ones, it just amazes me how much they've changed, and how comfortable, laid back and awake parents become compared to the first time I meet them in those first early tiring days!  The truth is the time doesn't fly by nearly as fast as it does with my own kids! Blogging a little later tonight, but I would never miss out on Friday movie night and snuggles with my girls who I know will be out with friends instead of cuddling their mama on a Friday night before I know it. 

Little Alena was full of smiles and giggles the whole time I spent with her, such a happy little girl. Brittany and Aaron, it has been wonderful getting to know you this year, looking forward to seeing more of little Alena this spring and before we know it next fall for her first birthday.

You can find more information on my First Year Packages Here.

Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Milestone Photographer {Evelyn First Birthday} Sneak Peek

I have had the absolute delight of photographing many of my newborn families over the course of one year, including the big milestone that is turning one. I am always in complete awe of how fast these babies grow, even though having three girls of my own I should know already that the first year with baby will fly by faster than you could ever imagine. I still remember little Evelyn's newborn session, she was the tiniest little angel and her parents just radiated love. Fast forward one year, and little Evelyn, or Evey for short, is a cheeky little monkey with the sweetest little smile. I had so much fun chasing her around her awesome Star Wars themed first birthday party and even more fun watching her smash her cake like a pro while the whole party looked on with joy. Lana & Christoper, thank you so much for the opportunity to capture this special first year, it has been so wonderful getting to know you both and I look forward watching your family grow. Happy First Birthday Evey! Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton & Area Newborn Photographer {Baby Taylor} Sneak Peek

Slowly getting caught up on all the sneak peeks and sessions; Thank you to all of you who are patiently waiting. Sweet baby Taylor arrived a bit early just as her mama expected when we did her maternity session back in August and I was lucky enough to meet her when she was just minutes old. I had hoped to capture her arrival, but she was in a hurry to meet the world. I just love the raw emotion in these images, so much love. 

Luckily I had time to take her newborn photos at 8 days old just before I left for Click Away 2016 in Seattle. Seeing big brother Carter with her was so sweet, and brought me back to when I brought my second baby home. She sure made me work hard for the sleepy poses, but was perfectly content as soon as I laid her next to her big brother. Amanda and Brad you have a beautiful family, thank you so much for inviting me into the hospital and into your home to capture this special time. Enjoy. {K}

Chase is One!

One year ago I had the honor of capturing my dear friend Michelle's first born son when he was just hours old. There is something so special about Chase. A big reason I decided to launch my photography business was because Michelle asked me take those first photos of Chase, giving me the final push I needed to believe in myself and officially put myself out there as Kelsie Kelly {Photographer}. It is so hard to believe that it has already been a year since I took these photos in the hospital where Chase was born. 

Baby Chase_Fresh 48 Session

Chase turns one today and this past weekend I had the privilege of capturing his beyond adorable birthday party. Thank you so much Quinton & Michelle for having me capture these special moments in Chase's life. Enjoy. {K}