Rose Gardens- The Guelph Arboretum
the I Family
A fun filled evening full of beautiful light, amazing energy and infectious smiles. My process is fun fulled and I strive to capture the relationships you have amongst your family.
The Relative minors
The University of Guelph Arboretum is a favourite and popular location for many local photographers. There are so many areas that can be explore. The boardwalk, the rose garden and the sundial garden never disappoint.
Summer fun in the field
that warm summer light
The most beautiful light you ever did see and some very sweet little models. They go together light strawberries and chocolate or ice cream and pie.
Fall Family Fun
An amazing family is back for adorable fall images. This brother- sister duo were super sweet and the fall colours were perfect!
Puslinch conservation trail
Fall colours at the lake
These beautiful return clients were excited to photograph at the lake. We are so fortuante that the lake is only minutes away and surrounded by beautiful forests which allow for picture perfect backdrops and amazing spots to play and sit for a snuggle.
Exhibition Park| Guelph Ontario
Surrounded by reds, oranges and yellow leaves, this family was graced with the most beautiful weather for their session.
timeless • memories • captured
My goal as your family photographer is to capture the moments that seem to pass us by so quickly. I know you have a busy family and as life goes on it's hard to recall the way your child's hand felt on your face or the twinkle they had in their eye as you say "I love you". Even though we promise to never forget, memories fade unless we have the reminders pictures provide. It is photographs and only photographs that transport us in time.
I photograph kids and families in familiar places because that’s where their hearts are happy. This might be in your home, at a favourite natural space, by the lake or even in my private and totally beautiful backyard studio.
I am child led. This means I will take my cues for your little one. Do we need to be calm and quiet or loud and silly?
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Let's chat! Send me a little note through my contact form and let me know all about you and your family. I want to know all the details and cool things about your family! What are your children like? How did you meet? What are your favourite things to do?
I will respond as quickly as possible (usually within 24 hours) to discuss all the details, make sure we are a great fit for each other. I will get your date secured on my calendar. and we can chat about your vision and details.
I can't wait to hear from you!
1. Say Hello
Ok, so your session is all booked, the location is selected. Now you ask, "What do we wear?" Selecting clothing can be challenging for sure. I always say, Start with Mom. Make yourself feel beautiful. After this you can select pieces for your family that compliment your outfit choice.
To make things a little more simple, I have a few client dresses that can be selected. I am always here to bounce wardrobe ideas off of.
Don't forget the shoes!
This part is simple. All you have to do is arrive at our location, dressed all pretty and with fed children (a little snack is a great idea to bring too, mini marsh mellows are an amazing choice!) Fed children (and parents) are always the happiest and make for the best images.
During your session, I will guide you and prompt you as you snuggle and play with your family.
You images are ready! Whoot! Now it's time to get together virtually or online to view your images together. Grab a nice drink, maybe even a snack! At this time, you can select your images that you would like to purchase for print or digital use.
Your family photography session will take place outdoors during golden hour at an agreed-upon location within the Waterloo/Wellington Region. I have a few awesome spots I love to photograph at because the light is excellent!
After your session, we will set a time for your gallery reveal! This can be done over digitally or in person! At this appointment you will see your images, and choose your favourites to receive as digitals, in an heirloom album, or beautiful display for your walls.
Family Photography Collections all include:
• your outdoor family session
• a select number of digital images
• a complimentary print credit (towards an album or wall art)
Collections begin at $500 with a retainer of 400 dollars required upon booking
Collections beginning at 500 dollars
What an incredible experience. I had the privilege of having Chelsey do our maternity photos in her studio and it was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. I was a bit nervous that I wouldn't know what to do or how to pose, but Chelsey made me feel so confident and comfortable as soon as I walked into the studio. The photos are timeless and elegant and I am so grateful for her serious skills! Not only are her photos incredible, but she is simply a lovely and talented woman both in front and behind the camera. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone.
I AM SO EXCITED AND BEYOND THANKFUL! Chelsey made me feel so confident and empowered!
Always a fun day when we get to do a photo shoot with Chelsey! We have had the pleasure of having Chelsey photograph many of our big life events; our engagement, wedding, the newborn days of both our babies, and our family as our girls grow. Her approach is relaxed and she gives great direction that is playful and natural rather than posed. I love the way the photos reflect the little things my kids were doing in those moments, capturing them in the pure joy of childhood.
I came across Chelsey's website when I was pregnant with my first baby nearly a decade ago and booked her for a newborn session because I liked the look of her photos! 3 babies later, many photo shoots and lots of laughs I can honestly say I wouldn't trust anyone else to capture my family in photos! Chelsey is honestly the best and I without a doubt love every picture she takes of my family! She is amazing and my kids love her too!
Chelsey has taken photos of us for over 8 years beginning when I was pregnant with my first child. We have 2 walls devoted entirely to photos that Chelsey has taken of our family and we receive so many positive comments on them. Chelsey has a knack for getting reluctant little ones to smile and with posing newborns! Very happy with all of our photos!
My husband and I went with Chelsey for our maternity and newborn photo shoots and we had an EXCELLENT experience with her!
Her fun, flexible, relaxed attitude makes her easy to get along with and provides a comfortable environment for photo taking. She has a great eye for candid photo opportunities and more staged shots that will blow you away (see two examples attached). She turned the photo taking experience into a joint effort - gauging what's important to us and what our personal taste would be while also offering great suggestions along the way. As parents of a newborn, we weren't sure if we wanted to have anyone in our - let's be honest, messy and chaotic - home. When Chelsey came for our lifestyle newborn shoot, she was amazing at working around the messes to capture some wonderful shots that felt like us. She was also great at handling our little guy - helping him look his best and making him feel comfortable. Looking forward to working with Chelsey again in the future! :)
Chelsey was fantastic to work with. She photographed my mother’s 60th birthday celebration as well as my son’s 6 month photos. She engaged so well with both the children and adults and made the whole experience so easy. Chelsea was so natural and easy to talk to, and was able to capture everyone’s personality in her photos. The only difficult thing was choosing which photos to purchase because they were all so beautiful ❤️ I would definitely recommend Chelsey Kae Photography. #guelphbabyphotography #torontobabyphotography
- Kate McWade
Chelsey has been nothing but professional for the several photo shoots we’ve done with our family. She always makes it fun, and never forced or awkward. I’ve often recommended her work to friends, and would do it again!
- Lindsay GM
Chelsey started taking photos for our family just before our first child was born. Since then, we keep coming back for more and more amazing photos. Chelsey is professional, flexible, and a pleasure to work with. She is patient with young children and making sure you love your photos is her top priority. She is extremely talented and dedicated. I have received countless compliments on photos Chelsey has done for us, and I am constantly asked for the name of my photographer. I can not recommend chelseykaephotography strongly enough! You won’t regret it!
Chelsey’s photography lines the halls of our home. Over the past seven years (and four children!) she has captured beautiful images of our family by keeping the atmosphere relaxed and comfortable. Chelsey is wonderful with children of all ages and we have been very fortunate to work with her.
Chelsey did an absolutely fantastic job on capturing mine and baby’s first mama outing together. We used nature as the backdrop and she took the time to make us feel comfortable; giving tips/ideas for endearing positions and placements, which helped to snap the perfect shot! Thanks Chelsey, we will be seeing you again :)
Chelsey has taken photos of us for years and the outcome is always great. The images are beautiful and Chelsey is wonderful to interact with. She makes you feel comfortable.
Chelsey did an amazing job on our maternity, birth and Christmas mini shoot. We couldn't have been happier with the quality of the photos and her professionalism. She made us comfortable behind the camera and was extremely patient with my daughter while trying to capture her at her best! I highly recommend her services.
So happy with the location of the photos, very professional attitude but fun to work with! Overall, great, creative photographer and a great experience!
- Brittany Plummer