Archive for 2010

May 21st 2010
 • posted by  katie

carter & logan

A cute story about this wrap.  Dan’s mom gave two of these to them before they even had kids.  His mom was a twin and they were hers when she was a baby.

She passed away a couple of years ago, so this is really special for them.

A little behind the scene shot.  It only takes 4 of us to do this shot.  I’m so glad that my husband is a photographer.

Terri Owens 

Soooo sweeet

 ( Mar 6th, 2012 2:41 pm)
Monica Martin 

These are all amazing Kate. I struggle with newborns –you inspire me so much!!

 ( May 24th, 2010 2:08 am)

Love Love Love your pics! :D Yes, I do follow your blog. Ps. The caramel came out like a champ. No worries!

 ( May 24th, 2010 12:57 am)

Katie – These pictures are fabulous! We absolutely love them!! Thank you so much for being willing to do this for us. We truly appreciate it. I love them all, but the one in the bunting is so special to us. Thank you for providing us with such awesome keepsakes!! We absolutely love these pictures!!

 ( May 23rd, 2010 6:22 pm)
Cortnie Bigelow 

These are the sweetest shots EVER!! You truly are an amazing photographer!!

 ( May 23rd, 2010 8:18 am)
Pam Ercanbrack 

hi katie you brought tears to this grammys eyes when i saw how these turned out and i must say they are freekin amazing. we are so glad that you were able to capture our babies in such cute poses we will be forever grateful. i’m afraid you have a customer for life. thanks so very much these just make my heart smile every time i look at our precious little miracles wrapped up in grandma asays bunting what a treasure you have given us. we love,love love them so much

 ( May 22nd, 2010 7:09 pm)

Amazing as usual!!! I have to second the comment on the branch shot! I don’t know how you do it!! I can’t even manage to do that with ONE baby. Twins are so tricky but you did amazing!!

 ( May 22nd, 2010 6:03 pm)
Lindsay Ercanbrack 

Wendi is my sister in law and these are amazing! I actually LOVE the little baby girl quilt in the next picture down too…where did you get it?

 ( May 22nd, 2010 1:10 pm)

I’m speechless….these pcitures are amazing!!! I love big brother with the twins and the branch picture is fabulous!!:) Love your work!!

 ( May 22nd, 2010 4:10 am)
Michelle Monson 

What else can I say but GORGEOUS! I can’t even pick a favorite! Beautiful work!

 ( May 22nd, 2010 2:52 am)

We just had a baby a few weeks ago, and I just said to my hubby, “I want twins so freaking bad!”
seriously, who wouldn’t look how CUTE!

 ( May 22nd, 2010 2:31 am)

These are precious! And I can’t believe they were almost 4 mos! Awesome!

 ( May 22nd, 2010 1:42 am)
Heidi Childs 

You are so good at that tree hanging shot! You are the only photographer I have seen that does it without the kid looking really uncomfortable or squished (i have tried unsuccessfully a few times!) Great photos – you have the touch!

 ( May 22nd, 2010 1:22 am)

That almost makes me want twins!!!

 ( May 22nd, 2010 1:21 am)
Mary Beth 

The shot with the older boy and the babies is sensational.

 ( May 22nd, 2010 12:53 am)
Crave Photography 

I don’t think I have ever seen a cuter newborn session. This was just tuggin’ at the heart strings! So beautiful. You guys are the masters when it comes to these sweet little newborns!! Oh and the shot with the brother…FREAKING amazing!!!

 ( May 22nd, 2010 12:24 am)
Kim Loewen 

I can’t handle how beautiful these are!!! Love them all!!! seriously soooo talented.

 ( May 22nd, 2010 12:23 am)
Amanda Key 

You are amazing! What great portraits! Love your work!

 ( May 22nd, 2010 12:22 am)

I LOVE your photos! I wish you lived in AZ! I would have loved to get our newborn pictures taken by you. Great job!

 ( May 22nd, 2010 12:17 am)

You are so freaking awesome! FOUR MONTHS OLD. You are the woman. You didn’t even need me to come help! Love the one with the brother, so cute! So glad you got the ones with the special blanket, those will be treasured.

 ( May 21st, 2010 11:17 pm)

May 20th 2010
 • posted by  katie

Emrie, Keaton & libby


I got it on

 ( May 21st, 2010 10:57 pm)

The pixie hat that the baby is wearing in #8…where did you get that (if you don’t mind me asking)? I’ve been looking EVERYWHERE for a cute pixie hat and they are all so boring! Thanks!

 ( May 20th, 2010 9:02 pm)

Kate! I just was sitting here, NOT working and for some reason thought of you (we just launched our new studio so I think I was thinking about how you shoot in your home too…) and realized I hadn’t read your blog in forever! Then I realized I just never updated my reader!

Just went cruising through the new blog and WAY TO ROCK OUT the sessions with a new baby yourself!

 ( May 20th, 2010 7:39 pm)
Michelle Monson 

What can I say but…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Beautiful children…love the colors!

 ( May 20th, 2010 6:34 pm)
Cristina Alt 

I love your props! The close up of the little baby in the round basket is amazing, all your photos are fantastic! :)

 ( May 20th, 2010 4:19 pm)

Wow-I LOVE them!!! I can’t wait to see more! Beautiful job!!

 ( May 20th, 2010 10:12 am)
Joy Stallard 

That orange and turquoise blanket prop is my new favorite blanket prop!

 ( May 20th, 2010 7:36 am)

May 19th 2010
 • posted by  katie

cute patterns

Joy makes the the cutest things and sells the patterns.  Check her out.

Kim Loewen 

so beautiful!

 ( May 21st, 2010 4:09 am)
Joy Stallard 

You are too awesome! Thanks so much for these fabulous photos! I can’t wait to get them all up on my site!

 ( May 20th, 2010 7:34 am)

Wow! Love your work! These are so pretty!!

 ( May 20th, 2010 12:23 am)

Your girls are so beautiful!!!! Great pictures :)

 ( May 19th, 2010 8:54 pm)
Michelle Monson 

I love her stuff! Beautiful girls! Gorgeous work!

 ( May 19th, 2010 8:47 pm)

May 14th 2010
 • posted by  katie


Does he not have the best EYES ever!

Jules P 

What do you use for your flooring, the vintage wood? i have seen it in a lot of your post?

 ( May 24th, 2010 3:41 pm)

Oooooh, I love the one where he is chewing on his hat!!!

 ( May 19th, 2010 8:55 pm)
Joy Stallard 

This is one gorgeous little boy. His hat and outfit in the first photo are my favorite. You did a crazy awesome job capturing his personality and heart.
I love them all!

 ( May 19th, 2010 11:03 am)

Aww!! These are all SO cute! Tough choices for the momma! :)

 ( May 18th, 2010 3:31 pm)
Michelle Kane 

Little Noah is precious. Those huge eyes steal the show.

 ( May 15th, 2010 6:06 am)
Michelle Monson 

Yes, he does have the best eyes! He is ADORABLE! Beautiful work!

 ( May 14th, 2010 11:36 pm)
Noah's Mommy 

Katie, you’re the best! I love all of them. You caught such cute expressions. I can’t wait to plaster them ALL over my walls. Thank you, thank you.

 ( May 14th, 2010 8:21 pm)

These are adorable!

 ( May 14th, 2010 8:20 pm)

Love the one of him chewing on the hat. Looks like it would be in the GAP. :)

 ( May 14th, 2010 7:13 pm)

May 11th 2010
 • posted by  katie

Ella & Nora

These little cuties have been coming since Ella was a newborn.  It has been so much fun watching them grow up.   Cutest girls EVER!

Joy Stallard 

I have been eyeing her birthday skirt. That is too cute. I think it must be wonderful to have relationships with your customers for so long and to be able to grab hold of their milestones through your work.
Beautiful girls.

 ( May 19th, 2010 11:05 am)
Kim Loewen 

Such beautiful girls! And beautiful pictures :)

 ( May 14th, 2010 2:51 am)
jean smith 

have i mentioned how much i LOVE your new blog? these images are completely beautiful…love your style.

 ( May 13th, 2010 6:24 pm)
Allison Cahoon 

soo soooo soooo cute.

 ( May 12th, 2010 9:49 pm)
Michelle Kane 

LOVE these!!! So pretty.

 ( May 12th, 2010 1:11 am)

May 9th 2010
 • posted by  katie

Happy Mothers Day!!

Today we had to take some commercial shots for a girl in Australia  and took the girls to the orchard.  Skye and her kids joined us.

Well, the lighting was terrible.  The clouds kept coming and going and my poor girls had to keep standing there waiting until the light was perfect.  Skye was a few rows over bribing her kids with anything she could think of and we were doing the same. The things we photographers put our kids through:) We ended up shooting for almost 3 hrs and didn’t even get all of the outfits done.

Just wanted to thank my girls for being so patient with me and tell them how much I love being their Mom!

I wish my mom was still around to be able to see her sweet grandkids!  I seriously had the best mom ever and I hope I can be half the mom she was.   I hope all of you moms have a great day.

Our cute neighbor that is pretty much one of our own!


Where can I get the dress that is on the baby??? Love it!!

 ( Dec 28th, 2010 7:29 pm)

where did you get this ottoman? i love this! thanks :)

 ( Jun 2nd, 2010 2:40 am)
kimberli hughes 

Great pictures. Your mom would have loved to be there. I miss her a lot too. She was the best mom ever and I still think of her a lot. She’s amazing. You are a great mom!!!!

 ( May 12th, 2010 3:48 pm)
Meg Borders 

Love the new site Katie and LOVE LOVE these pics in the orchard! Gorgeous work as always :) .

 ( May 11th, 2010 8:05 pm)

Oh my gosh! Those are the cutest ! I love the bean bag thing. SO flippin cute! Amazing. As always even with bad lighting you make it look great!

 ( May 11th, 2010 3:05 pm)
Michelle Monson 

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous! Love your work!

 ( May 11th, 2010 12:37 pm)
Kristen Kellems 

Kate, you are so much more than half the mom Susan was. You’re wonderful, just like she was. I love you!

 ( May 11th, 2010 1:26 am)
Joy Stallard 

Love these. I know mother’s day must be bittersweet for you without your mom around. So sorry she isn’t here to see what a wonderful daughter she has and all of your talent and the joy you bring to so many and most important your gorgeous children. I lost my dad when I was in high school and I miss him still sometimes so much it kills me!
Much love,

 ( May 10th, 2010 11:31 pm)

I love your and Skye’s work! You are both AMAZING. Where is the orchard you guys go to? I have been trying to find one to take some pictures of my daughter in!

 ( May 10th, 2010 7:44 pm)

Beautiful pictures! I HAVE to ask…where did you get that pillow? It’s gorgeous!

 ( May 10th, 2010 3:52 pm)
Pam Moore 

Wow – these are thee best photos I have ever seen. I love every choice you made. BEAUTIFUL!!!

 ( May 10th, 2010 2:12 pm)
Kim Loewen 

Beautiful pictures!!

 ( May 10th, 2010 1:22 pm)

I know the lighting was probably really frustrating…but I love the way these turned out! The clouds made them look soft, dreamier…everything kind of glows in the haze. I love them!

 ( May 10th, 2010 1:22 pm)
Amanda Key 

Happy Mother’s Day! I think you got so wonderful shots of your girls!

 ( May 10th, 2010 2:29 am)

These are gorgeous. I love your outdoor shots!

 ( May 10th, 2010 1:31 am)

Cute kids! Their Grandma would definitely be proud, not only of them, but of you. Happy Mother’s Day!

 ( May 9th, 2010 2:14 pm)

WORST LIGHTING EVER. And kids…haha! But we still got some keepers. Holy last picture of Madison!! That is sweet!!

 ( May 9th, 2010 8:56 am)

wow, these are all so beautiful! well worth the wait and effort, i’m sure! what darling little models your girls make – a photographer/mama’s dream!

 ( May 9th, 2010 7:09 am)

May 2nd 2010
 • posted by  katie


cutest dimple EVER!


beautiful work Kate!!

 ( May 8th, 2010 2:24 am)

Your blog looks fab! These are so cute. Love the one of him sucking his fingers. SO cute!

 ( May 7th, 2010 4:37 pm)

I LOVE the new blog!! Great choice and these pics are so dang cute :)

 ( May 7th, 2010 4:01 am)

I love this session! Could you tell me the color-brand of that green paint? I love it! Do you have a portable something painted or is it an entire wall? Thanks JOdy

 ( May 6th, 2010 1:44 pm)

Kate ! I LOVE your new blog and the new look….your photos just blow me are the queen for sure ! I love all of it ! You rock…plus I still can’t get over how you captured my kids last year :) I’m seriously blown away ~!

 ( May 5th, 2010 8:40 pm)

oh my goodness!! soooo adorable!! these make me smile!!

 ( May 5th, 2010 6:02 pm)

It is actually paint it isn’t a paper backdrop:)

 ( May 5th, 2010 4:42 pm)

Love the look of your new blog. Your photos are always so gorgeous! Would you be willing to share the color of the background (if it’s a seamless paper background) in the first few photos-it’s a green color.

 ( May 5th, 2010 4:10 am)

OH MY GOSH he is such a cutie!!! These pictures are beyond awesome.

 ( May 5th, 2010 1:00 am)

OMG, your images are stunning! I wish I live in Utah, I want my family pictures taken. If you ever offer photography workshop, add me in the list! :)

Very inspiring!

 ( May 4th, 2010 6:26 pm)

I love this session!! He is adorable. Your new blog is gorgeous :)

 ( May 4th, 2010 3:16 pm)

What a doll!! I love his fingers in his mouth Heehee. Great capture as always!

 ( May 2nd, 2010 10:26 pm)

May 2nd 2010
 • posted by  katie

Hadden Sky

Another sweet little baby girl.  I am loving all of these precious babies!  I’m getting so baby hungry again.


I am so in LOVE with these! And I love the new ones of your girls, just beautiful!!! I wish I had all your great props!

 ( May 10th, 2010 1:47 pm)

Katie! You are soooo talented. I can’t wait to come and hang out with you one of these days girly:)

 ( May 8th, 2010 2:27 am)

I LOVE your diaper cover! WOuld you mind sharing where to find it?

 ( May 6th, 2010 4:33 am)


 ( May 5th, 2010 1:01 am)

May 2nd 2010
 • posted by  katie

saige, brooke & sauvy


Love Love Love these ~ the colors in the dresses really pop!!! So Cute!!! Are the dresses MJ??? ~ If so, I haven’t seen them before ~ I Want!!! Please share where you found such treasures?!?!?

 ( May 11th, 2010 10:53 pm)

Would love to know the brand of the dress in the pic with the girl with her hands in the pockets?! So cute!

 ( May 5th, 2010 3:08 am)

Hey Thanks! I got the leg warmers at Trendy tots in the riverwoods.

 ( May 3rd, 2010 4:04 am)
Michelle Kane 

Oh, such beauties. I adore that first shot!

 ( May 2nd, 2010 3:13 pm)

Love your photos! You do an amazing job. Where do you get the cute baby leg warmers in some of your photos. I am obsessed with them and haven’t been able to find some that I like. Thanks!

 ( May 2nd, 2010 2:31 pm)
jean smith 

awesome blog…it is FANTASTIC! it goes right along with your style. LOVE your images!

 ( May 2nd, 2010 4:17 am)

April 30th 2010
 • posted by  katie


Michelle Kane 

LOVE. the high key black and white is priceless. Incredible!

 ( Apr 30th, 2010 11:03 pm)
Amanda Key 

You are amazing! Wonderful at what you do!

 ( Apr 30th, 2010 8:59 pm)

I really like that last picture with dad. The lighting is awesome and I don’t think that I have seen one like that before.

 ( Apr 30th, 2010 3:37 pm)
Carrie Shin 

Wowzer! This blog is frigging gorgeous! Keep up the amazing, incredible, all those fancy words…work! :)

 ( Apr 30th, 2010 5:31 am)
Crave Photography 

That last shot is simply incredible!! You are sooooo amazing with your newborns!

 ( Apr 30th, 2010 5:28 am)

I love all of the photos. You did such a great job Kate! I will always treasure them.

 ( Apr 30th, 2010 4:50 am)

What a doll!! You make it look so easy (which I know sometimes it’s not)

 ( Apr 30th, 2010 4:45 am)

I love your amazing new blog/website. And of course I love all the pictures, I could spend a whole night scrolling through all the pics. I wanted to also say thanks for the link. You’re the best! :) I’ll see you next week for my family photo shoot. :)

 ( Apr 30th, 2010 4:25 am)