I'm Kristen

As a mom to two, I get it. The time we have with our children is never enough. 

One day, they are tiny babies in your arms and the next you are sending them off to school. They grow up so fast. You want to remember it all. Those rosy little cheeks, soft thigh rolls, wispy baby curls and wide eyes filled with childlike wonder. 

I’m Kristen Holm, and I'm a Calgary based in-home newborn photographer. I’m here to help you slow down and appreciate life with small children. Instead of asking you to smile and look at the camera, I focus on real connections and authentic emotions. My clients often describe my photographs as modern, soft, relaxed, natural and bright. I believe in the power of prints and that family heirlooms are created when you free your photos from your hard drive. 

My personal experience with motherhood has inspired me to focus on photographing families, newborns and small children. Photography first became a passion of mine while completing my BA in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture. 

Documenting the time when your children are small is something you will never regret. Let’s create heirlooms for your beautiful family. I look forward to meeting you and working with your family!

My Favourite Things!

I am a sentimental romantic who loves life’s little luxuries. I am married to an incredibly patient man named Eric. We live in central Calgary in a 100 year old house with our two small children, Luca and Eloise. I believe having a career and time to focus on creative pursuits makes me a better mom. Fresh flowers, alone time, sunny vacations, handmade gifts, date nights and strong cocktails fill my life with joy.

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1. Strong Cocktails

3. Sunny Vacations

2. Fresh Flowers

4. Alone Time

I Believe

"I Believe there is no substitute for

capturing and remembering your children, 

just as they are, right now." 

I Believe

I believe in real emotion over the picture perfect. As a mother, I have come to understand that life is messy, family is everything and balance is a mythical unicorn. I believe that parenthood is incredibly challenging and yet, one day when my children are grown, I’ll long for these days. Despite the messiness, childhood is a sacred time and babies are perfect, just as they are.

I believe that carving out time for myself makes me a better mother. I love life’s little luxuries. Bubble baths, good wine, fresh flowers, date nights with my husband, handmade gifts, delicious food and strong cocktails fill my bucket.

I believe in the power of film and analog photography. Film has an inherently nostalgic quality that captures the unscripted beauty and imperfection of being human. I believe that looking at old photographs helps us helps us slowdown, unplug and focus on what’s most important in life. I believe that one printed photograph is worth so much more than a perfectly curated social media highlight reel. 

Above all else, I believe there is no substitute for capturing and remembering your children, just as they are, right now. 

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Kristen Holm Photography

Calgary, Alberta