Sweet sweet Isla

I have known this sweet little girl’s  Mom since I first moved to Edmonton – it was such an honour to take her daughter’s newborn photos. There’s something so special about brand new babies at home that I love to photograph. I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking. xoxo

Alex’s Newborn Session

My bestie came to visit Edmonton with her 4 week old baby!  He’s the must perfectly cute little guy.  A perfect addition to their family.  I spent the morning with them and took videos and pictures of their everyday on their visiting holiday.  This little guy barely made a peep – tune in at the end of the video for the sweetest baby hiccups xo




Life {Unscripted} Blog Circle: Volume 24

I feel so sad that it’s the end of August and summer!  We’ve spent it mostly at the lake and also with a visit from Granny to celebrate our daughter’s 5th birthday.  Such an amazing month!

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This little lady wants to be a paleontologist when she grows up – this was her present from us to practice digging.

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September 1, 2016 - 10:59 am

Chrissy - That butterfly shot is amazing! I love all the water shots too! New fav – your daughter blowing our birthday candles with an apple in her hand. Awesome.

September 1, 2016 - 1:52 pm

Stacey Muniz - Adore that she wants to be a paleontologist!! That is such a great portrait. Great colors as always!

September 6, 2016 - 12:39 pm

tess runion - I love this post! Your sweet little paleontologist is the cutest! Love your black and whites!!!

September 15, 2016 - 9:45 pm

Tiffany - What a sweet month! I Loooooove the one with your son tumbling down the hill with the amazing light! Fantastic!!!

Life {Unscripted} Blog Circle: Volume 23

I’ve missed the past few blog circles, feels so good to be back!  What a wonderful month it was, family time with my sister and brother in-law, a new to us cabin, and SUMMER! …can’t get any better!! Please follow along the circle to see what the other incredible women have been up to this month. 

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Up next is Karen from Karen Osdieck Photography – she is an amazing photographer with an amazing workshop going on right now – you can check that out HERE.  She is seriously incredible – GO!

July 27, 2016 - 9:07 am

AnnMarie - Kristin the colour and the light in your month just make me so happy! It looks like you had an incredible vacay!

July 27, 2016 - 1:53 pm

natalie - Kristin!! These are so fabulous! Great moments, beautiful light and processing! I love that you got in a few frames too!!

July 28, 2016 - 11:50 am

Chrissy - What a beautiful month! I love the story telling and amazing shots and processing!

July 28, 2016 - 11:54 am

Stacey Muniz - So much gorgeous color vibrancy here! I am inspired by your ‘getting in the frame’ shots too. Great perspectives as always Kristin!

July 28, 2016 - 8:20 pm

Tiffany - What a fantastic new place to enjoy! That reflection shot has me so wowed! I love looking at everything going on in it! And you and your sister…oh maaaannn do you guys look alike…it might even be you in these pictures??? 😀

August 3, 2016 - 1:24 pm

Tess - Your use of light is stunning in every image here! Love seeing you in there too!!! Great post!

Forrest’s Story

When I was watching the Fort McMurray fires on TV I couldn’t imagine fleeing my city and leaving everything behind.  This family was my only connection to Fort McMurray and this is their story written by Tayla Malott.  Thank you so much for the extremely kind words, so honoured to have met your family.  xoxo

“On May 3rd my family was evacuated from our home in Fort McMurray. My husband and I are both fire fighters with Fort McMurray and were still taken back by what was happening. To try to describe how I felt as I was packing a few things from our home, or how I felt driving away from it thinking it was the last time I would see it or the horror I experienced as my husband left me in grid lock (to run back to siphon fuel from our quad) with our two year old son in the back seat as I could see flames approaching behind us, is impossible. My husband escorted me out of town as I was 9 months pregnant and the uncertainty of the next hours to days of displacement location was worrisome for someone in my situation. On our way to Edmonton I had many hours to think. I thought of thing like “what will we do if we lost everything” “will I be alone when I have this baby” and more sellfish things like “I won’t have a nice nursery to bring my baby home to” and “we won’t have any newborn pictures done for him”. The first night I stayed with a friend in Edmonton and Randy turned right around to head back to Fort McMurray . I was sad, scared and felt very alone despite all of the help that was already being offered to me. I woke up to a fb message from someone I did not know. Kristin Bakker. She sent me a message explaining that she had heard from a friend that I was pregnant and displaced and wanted to offer me a free photo shoot! I was in tears. She wasn’t just offering me free photos but rather capturing a few happy memories for my family during such a sad time. She was offering me some normalcy that I wouldn’t have thought to ask for during this awful experience. Of course I accepted and felt truly awed that a stranger wanted to help me. A few short weeks later I gave birth to my second son, Forrest Jason Hoggarth. Not long after we got to meet Kristin in person when she came to our rental house to take pictures and a video of my little family. The experience was amazing! She captured our normal day to day routine. The pictures are not only amazing in quality but she was able to freeze in time the most precious simple moments with our children. The video and pictures are something we will cherish forever. I think I have now watched the video about 30 times! Also our entire families were truly grateful to Kristin for this snap shot into our life during this crazy time as they live in Ontario and have been worried about us. I am now back home and can’t wait to hang these amazing pictures in my still standing home. I consider Kristin a friend and an extremely talented person. I want everyone to use her and experience what my family has. Thank you Kristin.”


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June 27, 2016 - 9:04 pm

LeAnne - Amazing story, Tayla. Thanks for sharing and so glad you and your family are back home. Not surprised how beautiful the photos are as Kristin is one of the most talented photographers I’ve ever met.

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