Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Liam}

Well it’s officially fall family session season and I am nearly booked solid between now and November! I still have a few weeknight evening fall session openings so if you are looking to book the leaves are already turning color and it’s not too late to capture some memories of your beautiful family. You can see all of my remaining 2019 family session openings here . The holiday season is also just around the corner and I am currently booking studio Christmas and Outdoor winter mini sessions for those of you looking for the perfect photo for this year’s Christmas cards - you can find all the details on Facebook. If you are having family visiting over the holidays too, now is definitely the time to book your extended family holiday season session; I had to turn away so many families last year who waited until October/November to book.

I met sweet baby Liam a few weeks ago during my flurry of summer babies and baby bumps. I have known this family since they welcomed their first baby boy Nate a couple years ago and I was so lucky to have them ask me to capture this special time for their family once again; on top of having me capture their family’s memories this family has also recommended me so many times and I cannot thank them enough, being referred is really the best compliment - from the bottom of my heart thank you both. Big brother Nate was definitely a typical toddler monkey during our session, but little Liam was just as sweet as pie so it all balanced out in the end and I just love how this session turned out. Derek and Amy, thank you again for inviting me into your gorgeous home to capture these memories for your family. Wishing you all the best as a family of 4 (or 5 including miss Piper). Enjoy. {K}

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Donovan}

Happy Thursday everyone, here is a rare afternoon post for you as last night got away from me and I never blogged this session as promised. Sending a huge thank you out to my mama who took my littlest for the afternoon so I could try and get somewhat caught up on my mountain of blogging, editing, packaging and sending USBS, banking, invoicing and some social media etc…if you were wondering what you are investing in when you book a session it’s not just the time I spend taking your photos, but all of the behind scenes stuff that takes place in order to deliver a professional quality experience to every family I am lucky to photograph. Pricing has been a hot topic as of late. I have shared this post on my personal Facebook page and had such a wonderful response and wanted to share here for every family that is thinking about investing in a session with me and as a thank you to everyone who has trusted me to capture their family’s precious memories and given me the opportunity to do a job that I love everyday. I’ve known some families for four years now and watching their families grow is really such an honour and privilege.

So something’s been on my mind.

I 100% understand everyone has a budget. I do, too. Everyone has bills and responsibilities. I do, too. We all do!
And a lot of people have their luxuries- or things they value highly.

Example: Most people have a smart phone. Those things aren’t cheap. But if it’s something you value, you invest.

Thing is- a lot of the stuff that’s expensive in our lives won’t last forever. My phone is only like 3 years old and it’s basically at the end of its life. Some people get a new phone everytime the new model comes out. That stuff isn’t cheap... but people place value to those things in their lives. If it matters to you, you’ll invest in it.

So here’s why I’m talking about this. I get really frustrated sometimes (a lot of photographers do) hearing about how we are too expensive... or our prices are ridiculous. Or cost “an arm and a leg.”

Because photography isn’t an outfit you’ll outgrow.
Photography isn’t a cell phone that’ll run too slow in two years.
Photography isn’t an accessory that’ll go out of style.
Or a car that won’t drive in 15 years.

Photographs are forever.
And photography is a way to capture life as it FLIES on by.

Photography is a way to remember how small your baby’s tiny toes were.
It’s a way to remember the smiles, the nose scrunches, the tears, the hugs, the heights, the tiny fingers and tiny toes, the kisses and the bonds.

It’s a snapshot into your lives at that very moment.
The moment’s that you can’t get back.

I promise you these photos you invest in won’t need a new battery and they won’t require a tune up.

They will exist for years and years to come.
When your kids are all like “Mom, you’re embarrassing me”
Or when your kids have somehow grown taller then you.
These photos will exist when your kids have moved into their own homes and have their own families.

They become priceless.
I’m writing this not to say HEY ignore your budgets!
No.
Not at all.
I’m writing this to maybe give you a different perspective. To educate about the importance of photography and why we all believe it’s a high priority. And maybe help you understand why we believe in the experience and product we give you.

Honestly, we just want you to love your photos and FEEL the memories flood back when you look upon them over the years.

When you invest in your photography, you invest in memories.
You invest in life.

It’s an honor to be apart of something so much bigger then myself and to be apart of your memories.
— Bethany Hope Photography - Chicago

I met little Donovan a few weeks ago now and could not wait to share more from his session. First - oh my gosh that red hair, I don’t think in four years of photographing newborns I have ever met a more gorgeous ginger baby. And on top of that, 9.5 lbs. of pure baby squishiness. Sometimes I have to pinch myself, I really do photograph the most beautiful babies. This little guy is lucky to have two big sisters and you could just see the joy in their eyes and heart every time they got to hold or snuggle their new baby brother, so heart melting. Michelle Ann & Todd, thank you so much for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture this special time for your family. Wishing you all the very best as a family of five (or 6, we have to include Norman the Great Dane) .

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Xavier}

Summer sure came and went in a hurry this year! I met so many beautiful babies this summer that I am definitely playing catch up on my blog posts, so get ready for lots of beautiful squishy newborns featured over the next few weeks. Kids are off to school, well almost, my youngest will start pre-k in a couple weeks, and then I will hopefully have a bit more time to stay on top on editing and social media and everything else that goes along with running a successful photography business. My busy fall season is already underway and I am so excited to meet so many beautiful families and also see so many familiar faces this fall. I still have a few fall openings available so if you are thinking about booking a family or even an extended family session this fall this is your last call! Book your spot online here . Christmas believe it or not is only 109 days away (thanks Siri) and I am now booking Christmas studio and Outdoor winter family sessions! I am so happy to be able to accommodate families in my studio this year so you really have two options now - indoor (cozy pjs optional) or outdoor fun (snow angels and sled rides). Spots will fill up fast! Book Now

I have been so lucky to have watched this family grow since they welcomed their first baby Alena a few years ago and was so thrilled when they contacted my to photograph their second baby’s first year. A little brother Xavier for Alena, and oh my heart does she ever love him. I still remember her love of baby dolls and now she has her own real life baby, she had so many snuggles and kisses for her new baby brother, so heart melting. Brittany and Aaron, thank you so much for choosing me as your family photographer. I can’t wait to watch little Xavier grow. Wishing you all the best as a family of 4.

Edmonton Maternity & Newborn Photographer {Baby Winnie}

Only 3 more weeks until back to school Once again this summer has flown by. As mush as I love my girls this is around the time of summer I reach my breaking point and start to look forward to school - the routine and the few mornings I get of quiet with my littlest in pre-k this fall. This summer has been my busiest yet business wise, so trying to stay on top of blogging and editing has been a struggle with three kids almost constantly needing something or my puppy needing to be walked or entertained. I really appreciated all of my amazing clients who have been more than patient as I get caught up. Fall is right around the corner so I won’t be slowing down anytime soon - snap one of my last fall family session openings online today.

My last session of 2018 was held at the ice rink across the street from my home and it was to capture this amazing couple finding out they would be having a baby girl this summer! What a perfect way to end a year and look forward to a new one.

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Fast forward to July 20th and Miss Winnie Louise was finally here! I had photographed Nicole’s maternity session back at the beginning of June and thought baby would be here a lot sooner, but she definitely made her parents wait - but as well all know a sweet baby is always worth the wait. I got to meet her at just a week old and she was just a dream to photograph, and her nursery was something else, just perfect! Ash and Nicole, thank you so much for having me capture this very special time for your family. Wishing you all the best as a family of three (or five if we count the dogs!) . Enjoy! {K}

Edmonotn Newborn Photographer {Baby Bennett}

Sneaking in to write a quick blog post before I head out to my 5th session in so many days - so busy! This summer has been one of my busiest yet! So many of the wonderful families I have photographed over the past few years had babies this summer and there are still more to come, which means lots of maternity sessions and so many more squishy little babies to photograph. It will be fall before we know it and the fall family session rush will begin. Have you booked your 2019 family session yet? There are a handful of August openings available and I just added a couple September openings. The days are getting shorter now so this is the perfect time of year for young families to book a session that won’t be too late in the evening but will still have pretty golden hour light. December is also a busy time for extended family sessions, so if you have family visiting for the holidays and want to have some family photos taken when everyone is together definitely book sooner than later - I had to turn away so many last minute requests last holiday season.

I was so thrilled to hear from this loverly family again when they found out baby number two was on the way, I met them a couple years ago when now big brother Jackson arrived and I was so lucky to be invited to their home again to photograph this special time. I absolutely love watching families grow, and I had such a wonderful time seeing this family again, especially 2 year old Jackson, who was my littlest best friend that day. Sweet baby Bennett was just a dream to photograph. It took a little bit to get him to sleep but once we did he was so content to be wrapped and unwrapped, dressed and then undressed. Kelsey & Cory, thank you so much for choosing me as your family photographer, wishing you all the best as a family of four. Enjoy. {K}

St. Albert Newborn Photographer {Baby Asher}

Happy Sunday, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. My favourite holiday of the year, Easter, is just around the corner and so is my last weekend before I start my busiest time of year - family photography season May to October. My 2019 newborn session availability is booking up faster than ever and now is definitely the best time to book for any due date between now and November. Family sessions will also start to book up fast once the grass turns green so book your session today, very limited openings each month, click the button below and conveniently book your session online. Mama’s your day is just around the corner too and it is time to treat yourself to a mini session for just you and your babies (or big kids!) Studio Cuddle Mini Sessions are coming up on April 27th and there are a few openings left - contact me to book today and give yourself and your kids the gift of emotive images featuring your special bond.

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful family and their newest addition, sweet baby Asher. Big sister Emery was such a helper showing me around as soon as I arrived then being just a doll when I photographed her with her new brother. Photographing families in the comfort of their homes is how I started my newborn photography journey and I still love these sessions the most. Families can just be themselves and the older siblings always seem to warm up to be a bit faster. I also love how I am able to really tell the story of your baby’s first days using the backdrop of baby’s new home - maybe not their forever home, but the home that first welcomed them into the family. Meghan and Troy, thank you so much for inviting me into your gorgeous home to capture this special time for your family; wishing you all the best as a family of four. Love {K}

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 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 Newborn Photographer {Baby George}

Spring is finally here and I couldn’t be happier. Walks to the park, rubber boots and puddles, I love this time of year. The snow will be gone before we know it and my spring and summer dates will begin to book up - if a bug free spring family session with a little bit of puddle jumping appeals to you be sure to check out my available session dates here limited April and May openings available. Mommy & Me studio sessions are also coming up for Mothers Day on April 27th - visit me on Facebook to learn more. I have so much to look forward to this spring, my first Mama & Camera’s class and so many spring newborns. I was also thrilled to learn my favorite newborn photographers Hello Baby Photography will be in BC this summer for a workshop and lucky me I get to go! The most amazing thing about being a photographer is that there is endless opportunities to grow and learn and I am so lucky to have the opportunity to learn from the best photographers from around the world.

I was so lucky to meet this sweet family earlier this year for a maternity session and again for an in home newborn session just over a week ago once baby George arrived. Photographing families in the comfort of their home has a special spot in my heart, I love using the background of their home to really capture the story of those early days with a newborn. Big brother Cooper wasn’t camera shy at all and made my job so much fun. Little George was surprisingly wide awake for being just 6 days old, but drifted off to sleep once I got him into his comfy spot - he loved being on his side. Robyn and Aaron, thank you so much for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture your family and this special time. Wishing you all the best as a family of four. Love, K.

Edmonton Newborn Photographer {Baby Henry}

The past month has been so cold, I have never looked so forward to spring. My 2019 family session dates are now open to book and fall dates are already booking up. I would love to see your family this year, visit my online booking page to see available openings. New this year - I now offer payment plans as well as a print credit that will ensure you get some of your family photos up on your walls. I am so excited to also announce my newest endeavour Mamas & Cameras. I gained a new passion for teaching in 2018 and am so happy to offer my first class for moms on March 31 - Learn to Shoot Manual a.k.a take better photos of your kids. There are still a couple spots left, so if you are a mama with a DSLR camera that isn’t giving you great results on auto mode this is the class for you. Please contact me for more info or click button below to book your spot .

Earlier this year I was so honoured to meet and photograph sweet little Henry. He was finally strong enough to go home after spending his first three months at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, such a little fighter. He grew stronger everyday next to his twin sister Charlotte who sadly passed away just shy of two months old, such a heartbreaking loss for this young family. Henry was born with Dandy Walker Syndrome and will need surgery in the future; luckily he will receive amazing care at the Stollery. I am so happy I will have the opportunity to watch Henry grow into a healthy strong little boy, he is already reaching so many milestones. Caitlyn and Matt, you have truly been through so much and I am so blessed that I had the opportunity to capture these memories for you. Sincerely wishing you all the best.

Love {K}