Edmonton & Area Milestone Photographer {Weston is One} Sneak Peek

Milestones, there are so many in life but birthdays in those early years are so special and fun. We are celebrating a milestone in our family this week, my little Taylor is 5 years old, and I can't begin to describe how fast those years flew by! It seems like yesterday we were trying to get her to dig into a smash cake on the floor of our tiny kitchen for her first birthday- she cried! I can't wait to start offering milestone mini sessions in my in home studio for newborns to one year olds, details to come in the new year, but I a currently booking into 2018 at a discounted rate.

I had the pleasure of photographing little Weston as a newborn, and again just before his first birthday. I remember him being such a relaxed newborn, but do they ever change once they start walking!  He's such a busy little guy now and had me chasing him around until we sat him in front of his cake; he sure has a sweet tooth, he absolutely destroyed his cake in the most adorable fashion. A & A, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to capture this special milestone. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Family Photographer {What to Wear for Fall Family Photos}

School is in full swing, the days are getting cooler, fall is almost here; which means the busiest time of the year for me, photographing your beautiful families. I often get several emails leading up to fall mini sessions asking for advice on what to wear. I generally refer you to Pinterest where there are thousands of pins on what to wear. This year, since my family is prepping for family photos ourselves, I thought I would share the fool proof way I dress our family for photos as well as some dos and don'ts that always apply.

Walk in any store, or browse any store online and it won't take to long to find pieces for the whole family that coordinate nicely together. So step one is decide where to shop. Some of my favorites for the whole family - Old Navy, H&M, Zara, Target, Joe Fresh, Gap. 

Everyone is generally afraid of patterns, but I'm telling you right now, a simple pattern is ok as long as not everyone is wearing it. I like to limit it to two patterns in my family of five, and luckily I was able to find a pretty feminine blouse for myself that coordinated well with the bolder pattern I chose for two of my girls. Here are the patterns.

Now this is where  coordinating the rest of the family gets easy. If you look at both patters you can easily pull out four colors that coordinate beautifully. Maroon, Navy, Mustard and White.

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Now it is time to shop for the rest of the family using the colors pulled from your pattern as your color guide - easy, right?

Some things I am looking for when shopping for my girls are clothes that are comfortable and that have some detail or movement to them. Dresses are great options for younger girls for some candid spinning photos. For boys, look for shirts with collars or pocket but avoid any logos or wording. Again a simple pattern, like plaids for boys or florals for girls are great options. My husband usually gets the color that is left over, which in this case was navy. While collard shirts are great options for guys, my husband is almost always in a t-shirt so I got him a navy tee with some button and pocket detail. Pair your top with well fitted jeans and some accessories and you are ready to go.

Here is what we ended up with, all from Old Navy. Dresses for my two littlest, a blouse for my oldest and tops for my husband and I. I actually ended up with a tunic style top with some detail that I may wear instead of the blouse. I just love the pops of mustard yellow, perfect for fall.

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What I love most about these clothes are that they are so us, clothes that we could easily find in our every day wardrobe. I know we will be comfortable in them and in turn be more relaxed in front of the camera. 

Accessories will really pull your look together. Jewellery, scraves, and belts are great options for ladies.  Belts, watches and fun socks are great for the guys. You can never go wrong with a brown boot for fall, but any scuff free shoes will work and can add some personality to your photos. 

Some do's and don'ts to always remember. Logos and any wording on clothing is a big don't. Avoid wearing white alone, and definitely don't try to be matchy matchy. Do choose timeless pieces - scarves, blazers, cardigans, simple outfits for baby. Patterns are ok, just keep them on a smaller scale.

I hope this proves helpful to you as you prepare for your family photos. I am so looking forward to seeing so many return families from last year and meeting some new families too. Thank you to everyone for all of your amazing support year after year. {K}

Edmonton & Area Maternity Photographer {Angele} Sneak Peek

Finally getting around to blogging this beautiful family maternity session after a busy week of end of the school year plans - yay it is almost finally over! First I need to thank a well-respected photographer and friend of mine, Karyn Shaw, for referring this amazing family to me after moving to another province. Coming from a family of five children myself, and also having three children of my own, I just love when I get the opportunity to capture a big family. Angele was absolutely glowing in her final weeks of pregnancy with baby number 4 and the love within this family just radiated through this entire session. I cannot wait to meet their new baby girl and see her surrounded with all the love this family has waiting for her. Enjoy. {K}

 

 

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Edmonton & Area Family Photographer {Sisters Family Session} Sneak Peek

Last fall I got to photograph the sweetest baby boy so I was thrilled when his mama contacted me to do some photos of her, her little guy, and her sisters this past weekend. The relationship between sisters is so special, I can say so because I am blessed to have two sisters myself, so having the opportunity to capture these gorgeous ladies really having fun together was a blast. And little Crosby was as chill as he was the first time we met. These sisters live on opposite sides of the country from one another so I hope that they can look back and cherish this visit together with these photos. I was so excited to shoot on the first evening of daylights savings, and as you can see we sure lucked out with the golden light on this night. Enjoy. {K}