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 & 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 Maternity Photographer {Jill Maternity} Sneak Peek

Pretty soon fall will be over and so will my busiest time for family photos. Starting in November though I get back to my regular newborn session ability which is 4-5 openings a month. I currently have one opening left in November, 2 in December and 3 in January. If you are looking to book a maternity, newborn or fresh 48 session now is the time to book as bookings made after October 31, 2017 for 2018 due dates will be subject to my price increases.

Winter maternity sessions can be done outdoors in our snowy wonderland, or in the comfort of your home. Newborn sessions as always are done in the comfort of your home and include lifestyle and posed images of baby - I bring the props. My newborn sessions are fun and laid back, not stressful like they can be when you have to pack everyone up and head to a studio - stay warm this winter and let me come to you.

I met this beautiful family earlier last week on a just gorgeous fall night; they will soon by welcoming a baby girl, a sister for Kate and brothers Ben and Will. Having grown up in a big family, and having three kids of my own, I just love capturing families with three or more kids. I can't wait to see all of the amazing love that will surround the new baby when I do her newborn session in November. Jill & Boris, wishing you all the best, thank you so much for choosing me to capture this special time for your family. 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 {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}