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 & Area Extended Family Photographer {Miller Family} Sneak Peek

Wow, can you believe how fast this summer is flying by? I think I am finally catching up somewhat after a very busy June and July, just in time for my busiest time of the year to kick off in a couple weeks. Looking forward to seeing so many familiar faces this fall.

There is just something I absolutely love about extended family sessions. Maybe it is because I can envision what my life might be like in 20 years when my children are grown and I hopefully have some grand babies to love. Maybe is it because I get to witness and capture ever lasting love that has stood the test of time and all the ups and downs that come with raising a family, something I can truly admire as a parent. Maybe it's just the way a husband and wife look at each other after so many years, or how sweet their little grand babies look on their laps. Whatever it is, I am starting to really love these sessions.

I have gotten to know this family a little bit as we have mutual family connections, so I was happy when they approached me to have them do their family photos as a gift to their mom on Mother's Day. We all met at Chickakoo Lake after it looked like it might rain all day! Luckily the skies literally parted over our location and we had gorgeous light to make up for the muddy paths. We ended the session with an exciting announcement about a new baby due this winter, so much excitement to come for this family later this year. Miller family, thank you so much for the wonderful session, wishing you all the very best. Enjoy. {K}