fiddle leaf photography

I'm an internationally published photographer who's been in business as Fiddle Leaf Photography for over 6 years, providing in-home newborn and family photo sessions to hundreds of families in and around Edmonton. 

I'm kelly. 
lover of quiet mornings, the first day of school every fall, going after what i want and tiny details.

about kelly

I'm obsessed with candid, everyday moments between families, but I also see such value in timeless, well executed portraits. These are the portraits parents will hang on their walls, stick to their fridge and tuck into holiday cards.

I’m an extremely driven, organized creative person, which isn’t always the norm in this industry. But, this is like gold for you because it means that I’ll show up on time (I get heart palpitations when I’m late), respond to emails, follow up when needed, do what I say AND ensure parents receive photos quickly. Flighty is not a word that will show up on my tombstone!

This gig is my full time job, but when I’m not looking through a viewfinder, editing images, answering emails or writing blog posts, I can usually be found joking around with my husband and trying to wrangle 2 little spitfires who call me Mama.

Photography is my therapy and my love language; it's not just something I do, but is something I feel. 



Shot my first family session for a friend

Officially formed Fiddle Leaf Photography, mostly focusing on families


Became a regular contributor to The Stories We Tell blog

Accepted into ClickPro

Started contributing regularly to the ClickPro Daily Project

Shot my first in-home newborn session while also 36 weeks pregnant myself (was instantly hooked and there was no turning back)


Published on the Clickin Mom’s blog

Published on Let The Kids

Featured photographer and cover image on Birth Issues magazine

Feature article on Click it up a Notch (use photography projects to enhance client work)

Black and white editing feature in Click magazine

Published in Lemonade and Lenses for the first time


Published on Lemonade and Lenses for the second time

2 page article in Click magazine

Finalist in 2 categories of the Voice Collection competition in the Love & Connection and Happiness categories

Began offering mentoring to photographers

Published for a second time on the Clickin Moms’s blog (creative in-home framing)


Published on Click It Up a Notch (unexpected newborn images)

Published article on the Click blog

Launched EMERGE sessions

Founded the Edmonton chapter of the Rising Tide Society




Launched Unscripted with Jenny Rusby Photography

Featured photo in the National Geographic Editor’s Spotlight

Published on the bump (how to take your own newborn photos)

Published on the CLickin Mom's blog (how to photograph your road trip)

Published on the shutterstock blog

Published on popsugar

named one of the 100 female photographers to watch in 2020

bought my first DSLR


school portraits can be
timeless, polished and fun.