A New Westminster Birth Story | Family Documentary Photography + Videography

A New Westminster Birth Story | Family Documentary Photography + Videography

This summer I was so blessed to be invited to witness the birth of this beautiful family just outside of Vancouver, BC (Royal Columbian Hospital). Mama worked so incredibly hard for so long, and was finally able to push her little guy earthside. Happy Birthday little one! This is your birth story…

An Adoption Story | Fraser Valley Photographer and Filmmaker

An Adoption Story | Fraser Valley Photographer and Filmmaker

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to adopt a baby? Rob and Sarah so graciously invited me to film their adoption journey, and it was absolutely incredible. Ethel just turned ONE. So I thought it was fitting to finally blog their story! YES they have a pet pig who lives in their house, and YES she is breastfeeding…

Family Love | Vancouver Photographer and Filmmaker

Family Love | Vancouver Photographer and Filmmaker

In 2017, another local photographer referred one of his past wedding clients on to me for newborn photos. I absolutely love getting new clients via referral, there’s just something special about it. Fast forward to this year, when they contacted me for family photos as well! Just ask any photographer, repeat clients are THE BEST. You already have a wonderful connection and you always get right down to the…

A Peace Arch Hospital Birth | Fraser Valley Birth Photographer and Videographer

A Peace Arch Hospital Birth | Fraser Valley Birth Photographer and Videographer

Remember this maternity session? Well she had her baby a few weeks later, and it was such a beautiful hospital birth. Sometimes plans have to change quickly, and it’s so important to have an idea of your preferences, but still be informed and educated about all of your options and any choices that may be presented to you during your birth at any moment. This family had a wonderful backup plan and brought the most incredible…

A Raw and Beautiful Postpartum | Fraser Valley Photographer and Filmmaker

A Raw and Beautiful Postpartum | Fraser Valley Photographer and Filmmaker

Chelsea is a photographer who lives in Chilliwack, BC. I have followed her on Instagram for quite a while now and I was so excited to be invited into this incredible space post-birth. Their baby was born the day before, her second unassisted home birth (because nobody can ever make it to her house in time) with her midwives and…

Quinnly's First Birthday | Vancouver Family Photographer + Videographer

Quinnly's First Birthday | Vancouver Family Photographer + Videographer

Danielle is a repeat client, I got to do Quinnly’s newborn photos last year. Their family really wanted some documentary type images to capture a special event in their family this year, because children literally grow like weeds. We decided on her youngest daughter’s first birthday! We were lucky enough to be able to do their session ON the exact day that Quinnly turned one…

Disneyland Vacation | Photographing the Photographer | A Documentary Session

Disneyland Vacation | Photographing the Photographer | A Documentary Session

We did our first family trip to Disneyland in 2016. A few weeks before we left, I saw an image someone had taken at Disneyland, and knew that I needed to hire a documentary photographer for our next trip, whenever that was. I wanted to enjoy the day with my kids, not worrying about taking photos myself, and I wanted to be present, I wanted to be IN the photos for once…

A Beautiful Fraser Valley Home Birth | Alyssa Kellert Photo + Film

A Beautiful Fraser Valley Home Birth | Alyssa Kellert Photo + Film

Ahh home births. There’s just something so cozy and calm about them. It’s incredible to be a part of something so powerful, every single time. This was their FOURTH little baby, third girl (and third home birth)! They were incredibly excited to meet their little one, and mom waited oh so patiently. Mom was in early labour for quite a while, and I was on high alert for their birth…

Maternity Session | Vancouver Photographer + Videographer

Maternity Session | Vancouver Photographer + Videographer

I love being able to follow my clients from maternity to birth to newborn. I feel like I really get to document the full story of a new baby joining a family. This amazing greater-vancouver family hired me to attend their birth…