Thursday, September 24, 2009

Joni & Charles- esession

Joni & Charles are getting married in 2010 and we took advantage of our warm fall weather to sneak in an engagement session. Walking through the ravine trails we got to know each other a bit better. I really enjoyed hearing about their favourite restaurants and I can't wait to try out some of their suggestions. Yum!

Thanks for a great evening,

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The most amazing picture ever taken....

Summer is always a busy time as wedding photographer. Between the weddings and the esessions and all the excitement of the in betweens, things get a bit chaotic around here. However, I always feel incredibly blessed to be able to do what I do and enjoy my job so much. I really am grateful to spend my time with such wonderful people and surround myself with an abundance of love on a everyday basis. And now it turns out we are just adding a *little* more love to our equation.

Yes, that's right....We are expecting our first baby in January. We are getting ready to have our world shifted upside down by a tiny addition. Although the pregnancy is taking up a little bit extra of my time and sucking out a little bit of my energy, it is a fantastic blessing and we are getting incredibly excited to have a new miss or mister join us in our household.

A blog post wouldn't be complete without a picture. Right now I'm over 21 weeks into my pregnancy and have an ultrasound picture taken yesterday to share with you all. You can see it's little hand up by it's face waving to the all blog readers:

The new baby will change things up a little for next year- I'm only taking a more limited amount of weddings for the new year and I'm hoping to start photographing a few more babies myself :) (But more on that later) Right now I'm not sure of maternity leave or anything like that, but I do know that I'll try to get as much done as I can this fall to keep the months after the little ones arrival as quiet as realistically possible. Keeping my mind open to the new experience....
Lots of love,

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kirsteen & Kyle- September 12 2009

Kirsteen & Kyle were married in a traditional Lutheran Church ceremony followed by beautiful Reception at the Fanastyland Hotel Ballroom. Their wedding had lots of Scottish traditions including bagpipers, kilts and Scottish sword dancers. It was fun to see a couple embrace their Heritage. Although with their blond hair, laid back personalities and extremely good looks I always think that they belong more on a beach in Southern California rather then in Edmonton mall :)

Thanks for a great day and tons of laughs!


In St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
First kiss!

Kirsteen's first dance with her Father. I have never seen a girl beam from ear to ear like Kirsteen during this dance :)
Edmonton Wedding Photography by Kelsy Nielson

Friday, September 11, 2009

Angela & Mike- esession

Angela & Mike are getting married in October at one of my favourite Edmonton Venues, Union Bank Inn. We were able to meet up for an engagement session last night and enjoyed one of our fleeting warm summer evenings. I really enjoyed getting to know them better and hear a little about their lives.

Thanks for a great evening!

In joy,


Alanna & Dave- September 5 2009

Alanna & Dave were married in Sherwood Park at Festival Place in a beautiful ceremony in the large theatre. Afterwards they celebrated amongst family and Friends in the wonderfully decorated foyer by Behind The Scenes Events. I loved the silver and black look, very vogue. We headed out to the country side for their formal pictures. Alanna wanted her pictures in a off leash dog park they frequent visit just outside the city - you can see how the words "off leash" and "dog park" threw out red flags for me. I could just see a million dogs jumping all over her white dress. Fortunately the puppies were all well behaved and we enjoyed our walks through the trails.

Thanks for including me in your big day!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Janet- Expecting

Janet is expecting a baby in the next month and she decided to document this exciting time in their lives. Although the weather was gorgeous all day, the moment we began shooting the clouds rolled in. We tried driving to the other side of the city in an attempt to 'outrun' the storm and were able to only get a couple more shots in- all in all, it was a crazy fast session, but fun :)

Congrats on your exciting new beginning!


Kelsy Nielson: Edmonton Lifestyle Photographer

Friday, September 4, 2009

Marisa & Rob- esession

Marisa & Rob are blessed with a great number of things. Beautiful looks, a loving relationship, great senses of humour and lastly, gorgeous light on their engagement session night. I basically live for summer evenings like that one, where the light dances across the field and warmth of the day lingers into sunset. Marisa & Rob were very fun to work with and we had quite a few adventures of our own that night- including being asked by a person (with subjectable clothing and home maintenance issues) to pay her 100.00 to take picture in her nearby field/old buildings. However her language was a lot more colourful. Good thing rural Alberta is filled with dilapidated old buildings and friendlier people who don't mind you spending a little time in their abandoned farms.

I also enjoyed thinking up famous people that Marisa & Rob looked like. I thought up quite a few, only problem was I called poor Rob by another name a couple of times while thinking up these celebrities. It was compliments I assure you :)

Thanks for a great night. Looking forward to your wedding next year.


See, the summer light is just yummy.

Uh, yeah, Marisa is this stunning.

I think this is adorable. I couldn't help posting it, I just really couldn't.