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Foley Family // Hudson WI Mini Session

With the busy wedding season I had this year, October crept up on me before I was ready for it. I have done mini sessions for the past few years, and just about let them pass this year unintentionally. Thankfully this family reminded me and we met at Weitkamp park in Hudson, WI on a chilly morning to capture some family photos. The two boys are so energetic and full of life and laughter. It was so fun working with all of them and capturing the sweetest smiles against the beautiful fall colors.

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Belisle Family // Stillwater Boom Site

There is so much love for this sweet family of four. I have had to opportunity to work with them three times now and have been blessed by them every time. I first met the Belisle family two years ago when their son turned one, then again in this June on the day their daughter was born. Then I got to see them all again four months later to capture some updated family photos. We met at the Boom Site in Stillwater, MN and had a great time wandering the woods along the St. Croix River. It has been a true joy to watch and document this family grow throughout the years.

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Miller Birth Day // Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater, MN

Hours old and cute as a button. This precious baby girl came a few days earlier than expected, but mom and baby are doing great! I met this beautiful family of four in the newly remodeled birth center at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN. I had the privileged of capturing the siblings meeting for the first time and let me tell you, it was a beautiful. It’s times like this that can never be recreated. Moments that can steal your heart.

Congratulations Miller family! Thank you for letting me be a small part in such a big day for your family!

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White Bear Lake, MN // Family Portraits

On occasion I will photograph family portraits, and then wonder why I don’t do it more often because I had so much fun working with Kalia, her husband and her family. Beautiful people, inside and out. We had the perfect summer evening and beautiful locations in Washington Square Park in White Bear Lake.

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Jackson // Newborn Photography

I cannot get enough of this cute little family of four with adorable newborn Jackson. This family welcomed me into their home on an overcast drizzly morning just five days after Jackson made his appearance into this world. This family has beautiful hearts, smiles and (nerd alert) window light in their house (I mean, com’on! Not every house has beautiful light that allows for the entire session to look stunning in black and white). Older brother Emmett was so gentle and loving to his little brother. This family is truly precious and it was a blessing to share and document this stage in all of their lives.

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Fall Mini Sessions // Birkmose Park Hudson WI

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again! Fall mini sessions will be offered this year on Saturday October 10, 2015 at Birkmose Park in Hudson, WI. I’ve added 10 extra minutes to the session length from last year and kept the 5 digital images (with print release!) and 10% off prints and products the same. These sessions are a great and easy opportunity to capture images for your holiday cards, to give as gifts during the holiday season or simply to finally get an updated family portrait that you’ve been putting off for a few years now. All families, couples and even high school seniors are welcomed. Sessions will be booked during the morning and late afternoon hours on October 10th. Contact Kelly with morning or afternoon preference to figure out time slots available. Contact me today with any questions or to reserve your spot. Times fill up quickly so don’t delay.

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The $99 (+tax) session fee will be due at the time of the session. Rescheduling due to rain will be figured out on a one to one basis with Kelly.


Austad Family

Two big milestones at once! Ailee is now 6 months, sitting up on her own and is full of smiles! Jude turned 3 and this year we photographed him with a few of his favorite things, trucks, his teddy bears and books! How can they be so big already? These little ones are growing up just way too quickly. However, they do continue to get cuter with age so I guess there is nothing wrong with that.  We topped off the session with a quick and beautiful family portrait.
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Ailee // Newborn Photography

This post is late, since little Ailee is almost 4 months old now, but the images were too cute to not share. If her eyes are closed in any of the photos, they are deceiving, this little beauty did not sleep more than a wink during the entire session, but she wasn’t fussy either, so it turned out well. I will post her 3 month photos soon, so stay tuned!

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Kaiser Family

Happy Friday everyone! Today I’d like you to meet the Kaiser family, my aunt, uncle and cousin. If you know me or my mom, you’ll see the resemblance to Marianne in these pictures. Over Thanksgiving we traveled to Illinois to visit them and my grandma, so we did a little family session one morning. This is also the first shoot I used my new photo baby – the Nikon D810. I’m really happy with the camera, and how these images turned out. Enjoy!

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Austad Family // Hudson WI Maternity Photographer

This beautiful family is growing!! Today is actually the due date, but their beautiful, healthy, baby girl decided to come a few days early. I figured I should probably blog their maternity session before the newborn portraits, which I am so excited to be photographing next week! Jeri is beautiful everyday, but I told her she should have lots of kids, because pregnancy looks so good on her, she just glows, and if Jude is any indication, she has really cute kids. She told me that would not be happening, but I still think she should. I cannot wait to meet the fourth member of their family soon. Stay tuned for the newborn pictures. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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Belisle Family Portraits // Hudson WI Family Photography

A little over a month ago I met the Belisle family at Willow River State Park and had the perfect fall afternoon with beautiful fall colors. We did a mix of family photos and first birthday pictures. What an adorable family and can the little guy get any more cute?! Seriously? My word. Makes your heart melt. Thanks for letting me capture this milestone in your family, I had a blast working with the three of you!

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View more images from this session on Kelly K Photo’s Facebook page.


Jude Parks // One Year

Jude is ONE! It’s so hard to believe – it feels like just yesterday I met him and held him in my arms. How can he be growing up so fast already? If you missed it, check out Jude’s newborn, 3 months, 6 months and 9 months. For one year, we had a quick family session in the backyard, then celebrated with a smash the cake session. It was hilarious! Jude is a curious little boy so watching his reaction the the feel and the taste of frosting for the first time was great! Happy birthday to you Jude. You are so very loved.

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If you or someone you know is interested in photographing your baby’s first year, please contact me for more information!


Holiday Mini Sessions


Jude (3 Month Old Photography)

Jude was super adorable for his newborn session, and he just keeps getting cuter! Jude is now 3 months old so we went to a park for a little play date. It was awesome. Cannot wait to see the cuteness that 6 months will bring.

 


Liz & Rachel (Senior & Sibling Photography)

Liz and Rachel are sisters. Liz and Rachel are HILARIOUS. Smart. Athletic. Beautiful. I laughed during their entire photo session, and then I laughed while editing their photos as well. (Yes, I know, I was home alone and laughing at my computer…) Liz is a senior in high school, while Rachel is already in college at the U of M. Driving to their session, it poured down rain. As soon as we arrived, the clouds broke and left us with beautiful light. Everything about this session was pretty much awesome. :)


Winston Robert (Newborn Photography)

Welcome baby Winston! Born 3+ weeks early, this boy is healthy and doing great. The last time I saw the Arnold family, I was photographing their first born son Clarence around his first birthday Now, less than a year later, they have two beautiful boys. I also had the privilege of taking a few of Clarence’s newborn photos, and honestly, I don’t think the two boys look much alike; at least not yet anyways. We’ll have to wait and see.

Winston likes to have his hands up by his face, or as mom calls it his “touchdown” pose. It always amazes me how babies so little can have such a personality and have their own signature traits or moves so early on in life. I hope the very best for this family and cannot wait to keep photographing the boys as they grow.


Welcome Jude. (Newborn Photography)

Meet Jude Parks. Almost one month old already. He was born on May 26th, weighing 8 lbs, 8 oz and 21 3/4 inches long. The day he was born, I developed this nasty cold. One that kept me up at night and feeling miserable all day. I was not allowed anywhere near Jude for two weeks. It was a long waiting period while I rested and tried to feel better. Finally, I was able to meet Jude and take his photographs. He is such a cute little peanut and for the time I spent with him, really cooperative. He’s a natural in front of the camera, just like his mom and dad.


J&J (Maternity Photography)

I have known Jeri for about 6 years now. We met the same summer she met her husband, Justin. In the six years we’ve known each other, we’ve both graduated from college, transferred jobs, and have moved about 9 times total between the two of us. Jeri and Justin got married and I was a bridesmaid in the wedding. I got married, and Jeri was a bridesmaid for me. Now, Jeri is expecting her first son by the end of May! I could not be more excited for Jeri and Justin. They will be wonderful parents. I had the amazing privileged of taking some maternity photos for them this last Friday. It was a blast. Jeri and Justin are the cutest couple and I love watching how they interact with each other. They just glow with love, joy and respect. Their son will be a very blessed little man.


Books, Albums and More!

I have been blessed with the opportunity and time to research and sample new products and services. I have spent countless hours researching and finding the right products that I hope my clients will love as much as I do. I have found printing companies that go above and beyond my highest expectations to bring you the best of the best, the top of the line in quality.

Please note that the samples below are all for weddings, but all products are available for seniors, families and kids as well.
It is now my greatest pleasure to present to you….

ALBUMS
These albums are top of the line and absolutely beautiful! Each page is panoramic and lays completely flat. The front and back covers are fully customizable;  including the material and color for the spine. Albums are delivered in a premium black leather case. These albums leave an unparalleled impression!

 

COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
Coffee table books are a great way to display your images. These hard covered books are great for engagement photos and guest books, as well as wedding photos. They make great parent and grandparents gifts! Each book is professionally printed and assembled. Standard pages are on semi-gloss 100# paper and have magazine style pages (as pictured below).

 

CANVAS WRAPS
An image printed onto a fine art canvas and is wrapped around a 1.5” stretcher frame. Canvas wraps are professionally assembles and come ready to hang. They are an awesome alternative to framed prints, and look great on any wall.

 

CUSTOM CARDS
Each card is custom designed just for you to fits your specific needs. The cards are great for Save The Dates, Thank You’s, Graduation and Birth announcements, and Holiday cards. All cards (excluding postcards) come with white envelopes.

 

For more information on any of these products please contact me! I’d love to work with you and design something truly amazing for you to cherish for years to come. Again, all of these products can be used with seniors, families and kid session.


Top 11 of 2011

Looking back on the year 2011, I have many things to be thankful for and proud of. I have learned a lot, personally and professionally. I got married, moved and still continued to run a successful photography business. I could not have done it without the support of my friends, family and all the wonderful people I have met along the way. Here is a list of my top 11 experiences from 2011.

11) Continued health & safety; for myself, friends and family.

10) Having the opportunity to DEVOTE MORE TIME to my business and explore new possibilities.

9) Having an article about Kelly K Photo published in a local paper.

8) Photographing some of my CLOSE FRIENDS and their expanding families.

7) Having the opportunity to EXPERIMENT with a new style of photography -product photography- with Fleurish. Not as easy as it looks!

6) Working with the wonderful staff and volunteers of St. John’s Church for the second year in a row.

5) Having the opportunity to work with OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS in a studio and photograph hundreds of kids and families.

4) Spending a lot of time with FAMILY & FRIENDS (at the cabin, with the new in-laws, old friends from out of town and new friends in town).

3) Photographing SENIORS; working with young men and women and telling their unique stories and personalities through photos.

2) Photographing WEDDINGS; sharing special days with special people.

1) MARRIAGE; the wedding was good, but the marriage is great!

THANKS to everyone who has helped make 2011 such a successful year! I look forward to more fun and adventures with you in 2012! ~Kelly


In the News!

While being in contact with the local paper for advertising reasons, they decided to do a business article about Kelly K Photo. About a week and a half ago, I went in for an interview and yesterday it came out in print! It feels so crazy to see my face printed on newspaper (thanks to my wonderful husband for taking the photograph!), and have a large article about what I do and everything I have worked for. If you want to read the whole article easier than these photos display, here is the link to the online article.


Jonathan (Children’s Photography)

I met up with Jonathan and his mom Jennifer earlier this week to do his annual birthday shots. We met when Jonathan was 2 and now he’s about to turn 5. He’s grown so much but still the same silly kid with a great smile and eyes that make you melt. Jennifer picked out some awesome outfits for him this year. I had a blast and I think this was our best session yet.


Clarence (Children’s Photography)

Clarence is turning ONE soon, and let me tell you, Clarence has the most addictive laugh babies can have. Every time he laughs, you end up laughing too. His parents and I went to a near by park where we just let him play. It ended up being his second time in a swing and he loves it! He climbed the slide, got dirty and wore himself out. Don’t you wish we could all be kids again?! Happy birthday Clarence!


K & J (Children’s Portraits)

On a recent trip back to La Crosse, visiting some good friends of mine, I couldn’t help but photograph these two adorable girls again. As the brats were grilling and the corn was cooking, I captured a few shots of the girls, and a few family ones as well. Once again, mom picked out some really great outfits (they were her and her sisters from when they were young.) Too cute. Seriously. Hard not to love them.