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 Maternity, Fresh 48 and Newborn Photographer {Baby Taylor}

This January has been my busiest January yet, and it will only get busier as the month ends. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe how far I have come with my photography business the past three years. I am starting to see families that I captured that first year again for the arrival of their second or third baby, and it is so rewarding. I just love watching your families grow. 2018 is looking like an incredible year and it is booking up incredibly fast. If you are expecting anytime in 2018 or are looking for spring or summer family photos, now is definitely the best time to book as I have very limited availability. Be sure to check back here next week as I have some exciting news to share about my studio and new newborn packages as well as a fresh 48 giveaway on Instagram - I can't wait!

I met Jill and Steve back in 2015 before the arrival of their first daughter Alexis in the spring of 2016. After having the honour of capturing Alexis's first year, as well as many many mini sessions in between, I was ecstatic when Jill told me she was expecting again this winter. Sweet little Taylor, a baby sister for Alexis, was the first new years baby girl born at the Sturgeon hospital in St. Albert. I was so honoured to be asked to photograph whole story of Taylor's arrival which included a maternity session just before Christmas, a fresh 48 session at 24 hours old and a newborn session at 11 days - such a beautiful story that I was so lucky to capture. 

Taylor looks so much like her sister did as a newborn, but is even more of a spitting image of her mama. She definitely made me work for every posed shot at the end of her newborn session, but I couldn't have asked for better company while I worked. I am so excited to watch another Webb baby girl grow up as I get to also capture Taylor's first year, so many memories that both Jill and Steve and the girls will always treasure, such fleeting moments in time. Jill and Steve, thank you so much for all of your incredible support from the beginning. Wishing you the very best as a family of four - I can't wait to see you and the girls again soon. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Milestone Photographer {Alena 8 months} Sneak Peek

I have had the pleasure of getting to know so many families that have me capture their baby's first year. I get to see families about every 3 months, so I get to see baby at all of the fun stages that happen in the first year, as well as parents getting more comfortable with their new role as mom and dad. It always amazes me how fast the first year goes by! Seems like yesterday I was meeting little Alena for the first time, and now she is on the move, crawling away from every shot, an adorable busy little 8 month old. 

Brittany and Aaron, it has been so much fun getting to know you both and watching Alena grow this past 8 months. Hard to believe the next time we see each other she will almost be one and I will be putting together her first year album. Enjoy. {K}

You can find more information about my {First Year Packages} here.

Edmonton Milestone Photographer {Alexis 3 months} Sneak Peek

Little Alexis has grown so much since I took her photos when she was a newborn what seems like yesterday. Babies grow and change so fast which is why I wanted to offer all of my newborn clients a {First Year Package} to capture those special milestones every 3 months. I was so excited when Jill and Steve contacted me to book their first year package and I am even more excited to get to know this sweet family better as I capture their sweet little girl this year. Thank you both, it is such a pleasure to capture your family and I am honoured to have the opportunity to capture this special first year <3

Edmonton Family Photographer {First Year Packages}

Being a mom to three girls I usually find myself telling my newborn clients to slow down and enjoy every minute, because once the babies come the years fly by. The truth is, no matter how hard you try to stop time you will wake up one day and your baby will be turning 7, or 15 or 20...gah. My youngest just turned 1 this past May and being my third and last baby I tried and tried to love every second, not rush her into the next milestone, but her first year went by record fast for me and just like that she wasn't my little baby anymore, she was 1 and well on her way to toddlerhood. 

This past year I have also been so lucky to meet and photograph so many families with newborns and many of them have come to me again for family sessions throughout baby's first year. I had many families inquire whether or not I offer a milestone package and I am happy to announce that yes I do. {First Year Packages} are exclusively offered to newborn clients and include four sessions over the course of one year.

Newborn Session

3 Months Mini Session (can be substituted with a maternity mini or Fresh 48 session)

6-9 Months Sitter Mini Session

1 Year Cake Smash/Family session 

Newborn sessions and 1 year sessions include 20 high res digital images, and each mini session includes 15 high res digital images. The {First Year Package} also includes a custom designed 8 X 8 heirloom quality album in your choice of linen or leather cover featuring the best images from your baby's first year, a beautiful book that will last the test of time. 

{First Year} Packages are $1800 and payments can be arranged to be made throughout the course of one year at a cost of approximately $135.00 per month. 

Please Contact me if you have any questions.

{K}

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today" {Stacia Tauscher}