Edmonton Family Photographer {Berg Family} Sneak Peek

Today my goal was to actually finish my to do list, so here it is, the last thing on my list for today -  a blog post of my of my favourite family sessions of all time. Let me tell you, with three kids home all day long in the summer it is sometimes impossible to even finish half of my to do list, so I consider this quite an accomplishment..hahaha.

I also wanted to address all the inquiries I have been getting as of late for fall mini sessions. This year has been absolutely one of my busiest years yet (THANK YOU!!!)  and with my fall nearly booked up, I just don't have room for any mini sessions this fall. Actually the more I ponder it, the more  realize that I might begin to phase out mini sessions completely. Mini sessions are 30 minutes long and sometimes the first half is taken up trying to get that perfect family portrait. They are rushed, and I don't get to know the families enough to capture the most meaningful images for them. Last year I sold full galleries to 95% of families who in the end would have gotten so much more value out of a full hour session with me instead. In a full hour session we choose a location that is perfect for your family. I get to know your little one's personalities and a bit about your family and that helps me capture the love and connection in images that will make your heart melt when you see your gallery. Timing is also key - golden hour or as close to sunset is really the perfect time for photos (see sneak peek below) and when I host mini sessions I can't give all my families that beautiful golden light - and trust me as a mom of three I can give you tips on how to keep your kids happy past their bed times. Wouldn't you rather have all the images on a USB (I don't limit you get all the images that make the cut) than have to painstakingly choose 15? Immediately after this post I am going to open two more weekend  fall dates on the booking page - don't wait these will go fast! I hope you will join me!

I was lucky enough to meet this gorgeous family after they booked one of my spots online very last minute..I think it was 3 days in advance. I knew any family that could get ready for a photo session in such a short time frame must be a laidback fun family and was I ever right. The two adorable boys were absolutely the most charismatic pair and the whole family just acted so natural in front of the camera. A 7:00pm session also meant we had the most beautiful light to work with and I am so glad that all the bugs didn't scare them away from all the pretty settings in one of my new favourite locations. This has to be one of my favourite family sessions yet, we even picked some wild raspberries along the way. Berg family, thank you so much for choosing me as your family photographer, it was a pleasure meeting you all. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Family Photographer {Voss Family} Sneak Peek

Summers are here which means fun days in the sun with my girls and busy nights photographing beautiful families. Sneak peeks might take a couple days longer and blog posts might be few weeks behind, but I only have 9 good summers left with my almost 9 year old so summers means lots of family time and no work until everyone is in bed. I am hoping to fill up my remaining July & August openings so that we can plan our summer a little bit, July and August newborn and family sessions are now $50 off if booked before June 30. Contact me for more info or join my VIP page to be the first to see my online booking tool launching later this week.

I have a special place in my heart for families I photograph with three kids like me, maybe because I know how busy their lives are and how much work it takes to get organized for family photos. I had the pleasure of meeting this gorgeous family a couple falls ago, and this year we battled the mosquitos for a summer family session. As much as I love fall colors, I adore the lush green backdrop of summer sessions, everything just pops., especially blues and purples like the the girls sweet lilac dresses. We were lucky to end the session in the creek in one of my favourite locations, Whitemud creek, I just love capturing the candid moments that come with kids being able to throw some rocks in the water. Voss family, thank you for hanging out with me again another year and choosing me as your family photographer, it was wonderful seeing you all again. Enjoy. {K} 

Edmonton Family Photographer {H Family} Sneak Peek

This year one of my biggest goals this year was to try and find balance, and most of all to be present for my girls every day. Last year I shot over 100 sessions and by December I was completely depleted and wondering how on earth the year went by so fast. So far this year I have set aside specific times a day for editing, so that I am never stuck in front of my computer for 12 hours straight. Also because I raised my pricing to a sustainable level, you can see my 2018 pricing here, I have been able to take on a number of sessions per month that let me support my family financially but also give me the flexibility I need to be present for my girls. Two weeks in and I have found time to work out again, I have spent quality time with my family everyday and I have my new home studio space all planned out  -  I have never felt better. Sneak peeks might take a little longer, blog posts a bit later, and three-four weeks might become the standard turn around time, but know that you will be dealing with a much more pleasant  and attentive photographer who isn't running on empty anymore. 

I have been photographing this wonderful family for the past three years and I was so happy when they won my last family session giveaway - it seriously couldn't have gone to a more deserving family. This year, each grand mother joined us and we ended up with the most beautiful winter day, it couldn't have been more perfect, I mean the light was just gorgeous. H Family, it is always such a pleasure, thank you for choosing me to be your family photographer. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton & Area Family Photographer {Schmidt Family} Sneak Peek

Happy Halloween everyone. I hope that you all stayed dry and warm and that you are enjoying some of your kids candy while reading this - it's called candy tax in our house and this mama goes right for the crispy crunches every year. I had such an amazing fall and was so busy right up until this past weekend, so blog posts are definitely piling up. Hopefully come November I will be caught up! Thank you all again for choosing me as your family photographer and make this my busiest fall yet.  I really appreciate your patience while I work through all of your photos and promise they will be worth the wait. 

I met this family on a very brisk fall day, the day after mother nature came through with a vengeance and blew away all that was left of the leaves. Luckily the river valley near Devon is such a pretty spot any time of the year. Little Dylan was much more interested in playing with the rocks, but big brother Mason was such a charmer with his piercing blue eyes. Trina and Warren, it was so nice meeting you and your boys and Jersey the dog. Wishing you all the best (and lots of Crispy Crunches!). Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Family Photographer {McRoberts Family} Sneak Peek

Thank you so much to everyone who has made this my most successful fall yet. I have met so many new families, as well as so many families that have been with me since the beginning. I am so grateful for all of you and am so happy to be your family photographer. My turn around right now is about 3-4 weeks, the longest it's ever been, but I promise all of your photos will be worth the wait. 

I met this sweet family almost exactly a year ago when they were just three. One year later and a baby brother has joined the family, you can see his newborn photos here, and they are the sweetest family of four. Kate was only 2.5 when I did her photos last year, and what a difference a year makes! She was just a darling this year in the most adorable dress and boots. Little Noah has grown sooo much since his newborn session, at 8 months he is almost as big as my 2 year old. Ashley and Mike, it has been wonderful getting to know your family the past year, thank you so much for choosing me as your family photographer. Wishing you all the best and hope to see you again soon. Enjoy. {K}

Sherwood Park Family Photographer {M Family} Sneak Peek

Well it is snowing in Edmonton today so it looks like our fall is almost over. I honestly would give up a little bit of summer for a longer fall, the changing colors and warm sweaters, perfect weather for family photos. Now it's time to camp out in my office all day editing, so many families this fall I think I am the busiest I have ever been.

I have been lucky enough to photograph this family every year, and little Braxton has always been so sweet. This time though, while still the cutest little guy ever, he just wanted to run! I definitely had to work hard for each shot and got a pretty good work out in chasing him around. This location in Sherwood Park is so pretty for photos and works great if you have a cute dog too. Brittany and Grant, it has been lovely getting to know you and be your family photographer. Wishing you all the best and hope to see you again soon. Enjoy. {K}