Yes? Let's do it! I’m Kelly Marleau, a newborn and family photographer based in Edmonton, Alberta. Fiddle Leaf Photography also serves Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Fort Saskatchewan, Beaumont, Leduc and surrounding communities.
Life is stressful enough, your photo session shouldn't be. My photography style is relaxed and unscripted. There will never be forced smiles or groans from your husband as he's told he has to sit for 'just one more'. Nope. Instead, we are going to hang out for a few hours and you're simply going to live the lovely life you've created.
I don't follow the trends that come and go in photography. As much as I create art that is for you, I'm also making images that I hope your grandchild will discover one day. Timeless images that really matter.
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Have a baby on the way? We're going to show her how her story really began with a lifestyle newborn photo session. At home, surrounded by the people and things that matter most. Relaxed and casual, just the way life with a new baby should be.
Have kids who bound into your bed at 7am on a Saturday morning ready to pry your eyes open? Let's not worry about harnessing their energy and instead, let them play on the carpet in the morning sun beams while I document your day with a Family Story photo session.
I get it. Inviting a stranger into your home to document your day is weird. That's why it's just as important to me, as it is to you, that we mesh. Because the honest truth, is that I become invested in my clients and we often become friends. Want to know what makes me tick? (Hint: it's more than just photos!)
She pushes the dining chair across the tile floor with all of her might, using her little arms to maneuver it around the kitchen island. She shifts it back and forth until it’s positioned “just right” it in front of the kitchen sink and climbs up. She opens the cupboard and grabs her favourite hot pink plastic Ikea cup. Her bed head is illuminated by the light streaming through the window, and at the perfect angle, it’s clear what she’s going to look like in 10 years. She reaches across the dishes from last night to turn the tap on and fills her cup up. She places it on the counter while she clambers down off the chair, moves the cup to the table and then pushes the chair back to the table, a sweet look of pride on her face.
This is why I do what I do. To document beautifully mundane moments like this that will be gone in the blink of an eye. Because it won’t be long until she can reach the sink all on her own and she doesn’t care what colour her cup is.
This is my way of freezing time, if only for a few moments, frame by frame.