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 Maternity & Newborn Photographer {Baby Leslie Sneak Peek}

Wow, June is here and as usual this year is flying by fast! 2018 has been such an exciting year for me and I am so lucky to have most of 2018 booked up already, with so many families I am getting used to seeing every year. I love summer, when the kids are out of school we spend so much time outside enjoying the beautiful river valley and parks close to our home, and I love photographing families in the gorgeous evening light. My summer and fall availability is already very thin, especially weekends, but I am going to be launching an easier way to view my available dates and book your family session with me, watch for the announcement in my VIP group soon and book your 2018 session soon. 

Maternity and newborn sessions will still need to be booked via email. I have very limited spaces available from now until the end of the year, so I definitely encourage you to book as early as possible, ideally in your second trimester. Sessions can now take place in the comfort of your home as usual or in my brand new home studio located in Devon, just 20 minutes SW of Edmonton. 

I was so lucky to meet this beautiful couple earlier this spring for a maternity session in the most gorgeous light in downtown Edmonton. They were anticipating the arrival of their baby boy and I could just feel their love, joy and anticipation in every shot, such a magical session. I was so happy to hear the news that their baby arrived, a bit early but healthy and ready for his newborn photos. The love that surrounds a new baby is so precious and the fact that this boy has two moms to love him (and make him a next generation Harry Potter fan!) makes him just as blessed as any baby I photograph with a loving family. Sweet little Leslie was just an angel for his session, I wrapped and unwrapped him and he opened his eyes just a few split seconds at a time, not bothered at all, a newborn photographer's dream. Samantha & Megan, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to capture this special time, wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton & Area Maternity Photographer {Brittany} Sneak Peek

Yes! Spring is finally here and I think I can finally put my winter coat and boots away (fingers crossed!). Spring means booking season for me and my summer and fall 2018 are booking up incredibly fast - you all seriously blow me away with your support - thank you. If you are expecting this year, looking to have family or extended family photos this summer or fall, now is definitely the time to book. If mini sessions are your jam, I have a few more cherry blossom  spring mini session openings;  to see openings or book your spot visit the link just below. I am so looking forward to getting back outside for more sessions, I seriously live for golden light and now is the perfect time of year to enjoy it before the mosquitos arrive and the nights get too late for little ones. 

I met this gorgeous family a couple weeks ago now, hard to believe there was still snow on the ground. Brittany was absolutely glowing and had just the most perfect little baby bump I think I've ever seen, and big brother to be was such a little charmer, I can't wait to photograph him with his baby brother or sister. The early spring sunset gave us the most beautiful light and made up for the bare trees and the snow covered ground in one of my favorite spots for sessions, Devon Voyageur Park. Brittany and Adam, thank you so much for having me capture this special time for you. Looking forward to the arrival of your little one later this spring. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Newborn & Maternity Photographer {Trinity} Sneak Peek

Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend. I had a very busy one, teaching a Lightroom class Saturday and today welcoming nine beautiful families into my home for Easter Mini sessions in my brand new in home studio. There is still some work to be done, but with the help of my amazing husband I was able to get my studio just ready enough for this weekend. I will continue to offer on location in home newborn sessions and family sessions as always, but am happy to also offer milestone mini sessions, mini newborn sessions, winter maternity sessions and special edition mini sessions in my studio space; watch for more details soon, as well as a grand opening celebration some time this spring. If you are expecting this summer or fall and would like more information (including pricing) on my studio newborn sessions please contact me. I have spent the last several months educating myself on newborn safety and studio posing and I can't wait to do my first newborn session in my studio. I will be announcing a model call very soon on in my VIP group, so be sure to join and add your friends who are expecting a little one soon too!

I have been lucky to know Trinity for many years, we worked at two companies together before I started my photography business and she started her own company Hoot Events, so I was so happy to hear the news that her and her husband would be expecting their first baby this spring. I always like to book sessions on daylights savings as I seem to luck out with the most gorgeous light every time, and I got lucky once again last weekend. Trinity was absolutely glowing and baby was really active the whole time which made for some really sweet moments. We started the session cozy inside the Mosaic centre then trudged through some deep snow for some outdoor shots in the golden light, so worth it! Trinity & Hugh thank you so much for choosing me to capture this special time. Looking forward to meeting your little guy in a few short weeks. All the best. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Maternity Photographer {Jyoti Sneak Peek}

I can't believe we are already half way through September (and on another note that we have already seen snow) My busiest time of year is here and that means lots of sneak peeks from fall mini sessions on Facebook and Instagram, but less blog posts as I take on less newborn and maternity families in the fall. If you are expecting this winter though, or are looking to book winter family photos or an in home lifestyle session in winter 2017, now is definitely the time to book. I will be releasing winter mini session dates soon!

This gorgeous couple is expecting their first baby and I am so excited to have the opportunity to also do a fresh 48 session and newborn session for them very soon. I can't wait to hear the news that their baby boy has arrived. Jyoti looked absolutely stunning in her final weeks of pregnancy and the love between her and her husband was so beautiful and easy to capture, I can just imagine the joy in their eyes when they are looking at their new baby. Thank you both for this amazing opportunity to capture this special time in our lives. Wishing you all the best as you prepare for baby's arrival. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Maternity Photographer {Jasmine} Sneak Peek

I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day. I made a huge breakfast for my wonderful husband then left him the mess and our three girls so I could rush to a session; it was the thought that counted right? In all honesty, my husband is an amazing dad and he is a big reason why I get to do what I do; I love and appreciate him so much.

 The weather has posed some rescheduling issues for me as of late, but a couple weeks ago we had a gorgeous string of weather when I met this wonderful family for a sunny morning maternity session. Baby number three is on the way this summer, and Jasmine was absolutely glowing in her final weeks of pregnancy. Big brother Oliver and soon to be big sister Mille were the sweetest little subjects, I just melted when they gave each other a little hug without even being prompted. I can't wait to see if they have a little brother or a little sister joining them. Wishing you all the very best as you prepare for your newest little one to join the word. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Maternity Photographer {Souphatra} Sneak Peek

I was thrilled when Souphatra contacted me to take some last minute photos of her in her very last weeks of pregnancy and asked if we could do the session in her home. Of course I was happy to be inside as it was a very chilly weekend, but being in home gave us the opportunity to do some bare belly shots that turned out simply beautiful - Souphatra you were absolutely stunning. I can't wait to meet your baby boy in the next couple weeks. Wishing you both all the best as you prepare to welcome your first born. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Maternity Photographer {Melanie Maternity} Sneak Peek

This post is way overdue, but what would the holiday season be without a bout of the flu! Finally feeling back to normal and ready to get all caught up just in time to spend some time with my little ones and family over Christas. Since Melanie's session fell during a long December cold snap that saw days and days below -20, we were forced inside for most of her session. Luckily, the Mosaic Centre in south Edmonton is full of gorgeous light and beautiful architecture, the perfect spot for this session. We had limited space to work with as there was a little event going on all around us, but this sweet family was getting awww's from everyone once they snuggled up on the stairs together, and little Averly did great in between shots waving hello to everyone as little ones that age love to do. After we got some shots inside, Melanie bravely let me put her in a long red dress and pose her outside in the freezing cold - we were outside for mere minutes, but the results were amazing, Melanie looked absolutely stunning against the winter backdrop. Hartwig family thank you for the wonderful session. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and all the best in the coming weeks, I can't wait to meet your little one in the new year. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton & Area Maternity Photographer {Sarah} Sneak Peek

The weather this month has been nothing short of amazing, but the gusty wind blew us inside for this session. Luckily we found a great indoor space full of natural light and interesting lines. Sarah was absolutely glowing in her final weeks of pregnancy and completely laid back about our last minute change of venue. Excited to meet this baby brother or sister soon! He or she has a cheeky big brother waiting. K.