Archive for 2010

September 12th 2010
 • posted by  katie

Were out of here!

Were off to CA for annual trip to Disneyland. Were hitting the American girl doll store as well. The girls are soooooo excited. I might be a little excited to.
I will leave you with these little beauties. They are the my fabulous editors cute little nieces. Would you ever guess these two are sisters?!?

Thanks Skye for the inspiration for this background! I might have burned most of my fingers of trying to make this.


Do you know were they got the dresses/long shirts? I’m LOVING them. I can see my 8-month old in them!! And loving your photos … i guess nothing is new their :)

 ( Sep 23rd, 2010 1:51 am)

Hi Shannon,
We are booked for location shots until November right now, but could get you in the studio in October:)

 ( Sep 22nd, 2010 5:22 am)
Danie Smallwood 

Wow — saw your site mentioned on a photography forum and wanted to see “what all the fuss was about” (in a good way) and holy cow — I just plain do not like studio portraits, but these are completely stunning!!!

 ( Sep 22nd, 2010 1:18 am)
Mariana Dankova 

This vintage look is to die for.

 ( Sep 17th, 2010 3:56 pm)

These are absolutely two of the most beautiful children I’ve ever seen!

 ( Sep 16th, 2010 1:45 am)

Awww, they are so cute and I love that background! Fantastic!

 ( Sep 13th, 2010 8:59 pm)
OJ Photo 

Absolutely Wonderful Portraits! Thanks for sharing them with us!

 ( Sep 13th, 2010 4:32 pm)

Do you and Skye Johanson share a studio- I noticed you share the exact same props at the same time. Love the flower cutouts on the wall!! Love both of your work!!

 ( Sep 13th, 2010 1:08 pm)
Brittney Gardineer 

Thanks Katie, we can’t tell you thank you enough. WE LOVE THEM!

 ( Sep 13th, 2010 4:05 am)
Amanda Key 

Love it! Love the new background!

 ( Sep 13th, 2010 12:11 am)

GORGEOUS! Holy cow!! I need to make an appt!! Are you so booked right now??

 ( Sep 12th, 2010 11:37 pm)
crave Photography 

It’s fun to shoot outdoors for that vibe and feel, but nothing beats a beautiful polished looking portrait from your amazing studio. Love the creativity, the shadows, etc… love everything you guys do!! Have fin in CA…!!

 ( Sep 12th, 2010 4:21 pm)

September 11th 2010
 • posted by  katie

silcox family

Quinn just sent me an email telling me she has been checking the blog every day for her pictures. I only post a quarter of the sessions we shoot, I just don’t have time to blog everyone, but when someone tells me they have been checking the blog every day, I gotta post! Enjoy:)


The Mom does love them! Thank you Katie and Dan!

 ( Sep 13th, 2010 2:48 am)

What a cute family!! So glad we can be so far behind together.

 ( Sep 12th, 2010 7:04 am)
sarah cartney 

Yes I love them. The little boy has the cutest dimples.
The mom should love them.

 ( Sep 12th, 2010 12:27 am)
Karla Lewis 

So glad you did, they are beautiful!!! She should be thrilled!

 ( Sep 11th, 2010 7:42 pm)

September 10th 2010
 • posted by  katie


So my neighbor Sarah (madison’s mom) asked if I could watch the kids for a few hours while she went to go check out a possible adoption that they heard of through a friend. Well 3hrs later she shows up with this little beauty in her arms!!! I was dying. The mom met them and felt like they were suppose to be the parents and gave him to them right then. He is 3 months old and is the cutest baby EVER! I’m so happy for you guys!
Still trying to come up with names, but I vote for beckham.

Cassie Jackson 

Love the vintage bike!! Do you own it? Would love to buy it!!

 ( Aug 16th, 2011 4:21 am)
angie andrews 

how sweet… thanks for sharing! We are hoping for a Beckom as well. Love the name.

 ( Sep 11th, 2010 1:01 am)

Are you kidding me with that story? I have goose bumps! What an amazing day for that family! He is precious.

 ( Sep 10th, 2010 5:03 pm)

I was adopted too at three months! What a great story! I love being adopted and I’m sure this little guy will too! What a lucky family!

 ( Sep 10th, 2010 3:57 pm)

What a beautiful post, he is absolutely adorable. I love that hat shot! Blessings to this little boy and his new forever family.

 ( Sep 10th, 2010 12:20 pm)

How wonderful! Truly makes me want to adopt someday. He is beautiful. What a lucky little boy to be so treasured and wanted. Wishing Sarah and her family the very best.

 ( Sep 10th, 2010 12:14 pm)
Jennifer O. (aka Romeo and Mae) 

Oh my gosh, what a sweet story!

 ( Sep 10th, 2010 11:27 am)

September 8th 2010
 • posted by  katie

dollcake shoot

Ok you have to check out dollcake they have the cutest vintage clothes EVER! It was so much fun to shoot her line.
*sorry had to remove the picture of Mya I guess that outfit was for the winter line next year. She started getting too many emails about the outfit. I will re-post when the outfit is available.

Jasmine Bailey-Barfuss 

You are wonderful, gorgeous, talented, fantastic!!!

 ( Oct 4th, 2010 6:39 pm)

Mya is absolutely stunning! It wouldn’t matter what she was wearing (although her outfit is darling). You are amazing!

 ( Sep 10th, 2010 1:44 am)

Katie – your daughter is breath taking, so beautiful. Love these pictures. Missed you at Swiss Days, I’m assuming you’re too big for that now. So happy you are sharing your amazing gift. Does #3 have blue eyes?

 ( Sep 9th, 2010 10:37 pm)

your daughter is the cutest little girl ever!!

 ( Sep 9th, 2010 9:44 pm)
Michelle Monson 

LOVE that first one! Beautiful captures!

 ( Sep 9th, 2010 8:23 pm)

Oh my word!! That first photo is to die for! I love it

 ( Sep 9th, 2010 9:32 am)
Rory Drysdale 

GORGEOUS! Considering your work is amazing and ALL of your photos are beautiful, I have to say this first one of your Mya is maybe my favorite photo I have ever seen!!! She is a serious doll! These other little ones are such dolls too :) I am still hopeful to one day have an outdoor shoot with you… especially in the blossoms (hint… hint) Great Job!

 ( Sep 8th, 2010 11:20 pm)
Ann Easterling 

omg!! your little girl is so precious, these are just breathtaking!! going to doll cake right away!

 ( Sep 8th, 2010 9:47 pm)

These lace kickskirt dresses with the lace socks are just fabulous! I really want Mya’s whole outfit for my 4 year old! Adorable! Great job on the photos!

 ( Sep 8th, 2010 12:02 pm)

I want it all. Freaking cute pictures here!

 ( Sep 8th, 2010 7:49 am)

September 4th 2010
 • posted by  katie

Brinley & Hailey

Ok you might have remembered these cute girls from last year. Only last year they were pulling each others hair and hitting each other. This year they were as sweet as can be and the cutest girls EVER! Emily always brings the cutest clothes. Matilda Jane and Jcrew.
This might be one of the longest posts, I really wanted to post every picture.

Shannon Stuno 

These are adorable! Those girls are super cute!

 ( Sep 22nd, 2010 5:22 pm)

A lot of them are Matilda Jane or crewcuts

 ( Sep 22nd, 2010 5:23 am)
Michelle Monson 

What beautiful girls…I so see why you anted to share all of them…just beautiful! The one of them laying in the grass and then that last one…LOVE..LOVE..LOVE!

 ( Sep 9th, 2010 8:24 pm)

which round stool seats?

 ( Sep 8th, 2010 4:24 am)

These images are beautiful! Your use of natural light, visual space and color are perfection! If I were their parents I’d buy a huge wall portrait for sure…especially of the last photo…ADORABLE.

 ( Sep 7th, 2010 2:09 pm)

Your work is amazing..truly an inspiration. Do you mind me asking where you get those round stool seats, you use in your shoots?

 ( Sep 7th, 2010 4:30 am)

Oh my oh my! These girls are darling and these shots are priceless! I can just feel their bond of friendship and love! They are adorable! I love all of these! Great job Kate!

 ( Sep 6th, 2010 1:27 pm)

Wow these are stunning and so are those little girls!

 ( Sep 6th, 2010 4:55 am)

These are just gorgeous!! What a sweet little pair of girlies! Love the little decor items too. BEAUTIFUL!

 ( Sep 5th, 2010 8:43 pm)

what a stunning group of shots, love the setting, variety, everything!

 ( Sep 5th, 2010 11:54 am)

These are so fantastic. I can see why you wanted to post every one. I’m excited for you to photograph my family on Tues.

 ( Sep 5th, 2010 1:21 am)

I kept thinking that each picture was my favorite, and then another one came up, and that became my favorite. Suppose I love all of them! It is obvious that you put a lot of time and attention into the details of each of your shoots. Great work!

 ( Sep 4th, 2010 11:02 pm)

These are beautiful. Beautiful.

 ( Sep 4th, 2010 9:53 pm)

Love them!

 ( Sep 4th, 2010 8:24 pm)
Kristie Crockett 

Can you tell me where all of these adorable clothes and headbands are coming from? So ADORABLE

 ( Sep 4th, 2010 8:03 pm)
Kristie Crockett 

Can you tell me where all these clothes are coming from So ADORABLE

 ( Sep 4th, 2010 8:02 pm)

Wow, these are so stunning!!

 ( Sep 4th, 2010 8:00 pm)

September 3rd 2010
 • posted by  katie

hoops family

Ok this family has been so patient waiting for their pictures. I’m so behind right now. I hope you love them!


Hi Jennifer, I would love to take your baby’s picts! I don’t go to Texas too often, but I wish I did more, I love it there!

 ( Feb 12th, 2011 4:56 am)
Jennifer Thomas 

Never EVER have I seen pics SO beautiful! I would have loved to have you shoot my daughters newborn pics. Strongly considering driving to Utah for her one year photos!!! I don’t suppose you come to TX very often :)

 ( Feb 11th, 2011 9:44 pm)

I got them from a girl on etsy, but she is taking a break from sewing right now. The mom brought that cute cream one, not sure where she got that one.

 ( Sep 4th, 2010 4:29 pm)

These are all so beautiful! Where did you get the ruffly bloomers? How adorable!

 ( Sep 4th, 2010 7:32 am)
Katelyn Anderson 

Most amazing newborn shots ever!!! You rock.

 ( Sep 4th, 2010 5:01 am)

Please share where you get those adorable ruffly, lace bodysuits! So cute!

 ( Sep 4th, 2010 4:45 am)

So Cute! I love the cream dress!!

 ( Sep 4th, 2010 2:34 am)

Oh, I do love them! Thank you! Thank you!

 ( Sep 4th, 2010 2:00 am)

So cute! I love the smiling one and the one on the green couch. I really love these little ruffly outfits you put on her. I want to get my daughter’s pictures done again soon. Do you have those that would fit like a 18 month old?

 ( Sep 3rd, 2010 3:58 pm)
Christie Lewis 

What’s not to love… these are AMAZING! Love the one where the baby is smiling. So so precious. I have one like that you captured of Lyla Jane & it is my favorite. They will treasure these!

 ( Sep 3rd, 2010 5:22 am)

August 29th 2010
 • posted by  katie

Lola jane

Seems like Lola was just here for her newborn pictures. Isn’t she a sweetheart. Mandy always brings the cutest outfits.


Amazing photography on the close up with the french netting hair piece! To be able to have the crispness in the eyes and the netting blurred … sigh. So good. Can we ask the mom where she got the hair pretties?

 ( Jan 14th, 2011 7:35 pm)

love these! mom, where did you get the first two outfits? the black and white and yellow, apron dress, then also the white dress? they are beautiful! fun pics…just adorable!

 ( Sep 9th, 2010 4:32 am)

My skirt is from anthropologie and I picked up my daughters petti skirt at Dear lizzie. I love both of these stores!

 ( Sep 3rd, 2010 1:51 am)
Crystal Beutler 

Your photography is stunning! I just love all the fun props. So cute, and so clever!!

 ( Sep 3rd, 2010 12:38 am)
Crystal Beutler 

Your photos are stunning. I just love all of your props! So, so cute!

 ( Sep 3rd, 2010 12:37 am)

Oh my heck. She looks full of personality. How cute. So fun meeting you today. Your absolutely gorgeous! I wish I would have had more time to chat. My little gremlins were not letting me get much of anything in today! ;)

 ( Sep 2nd, 2010 4:55 am)

Oh thank you everyone for the sweet comments! I think she is adorable, but I know I am biased. You always do such a great job Katie! I can’t believe you were able to get such great pics with Lola not feeling well. You and Dan are so very talented!! We will always cherish these:)

 ( Sep 2nd, 2010 4:55 am)
Michelle Monson 

She is just lovely and beautiful! Love those birthday ones…just perfect!

 ( Sep 1st, 2010 11:04 pm)
amanda l 

First, I just want to say how much I love your work! If I lived closer I would be there for all of my daughter’s pics. Secondly, where did you get that cute tutu with the balls on it? Or did mom bring that one?

 ( Sep 1st, 2010 6:15 pm)

OMG The BEST birthday photos I have ever laid eyes on! What a doll! I love the cake, the backdrop, the pom pom skirt, her teeny tiny little bracelets, and all of that personality all over the place! This looks like it was a lot of fun!

 ( Sep 1st, 2010 2:04 pm)

OMG!! So stinking cute! Does anyone know where she got the Pettiskirt? I MUST have one for my little girl!!

 ( Sep 1st, 2010 12:57 pm)
Becky E 

She is so so cute. I especially love the little gypsy dress and headband…adorable.

 ( Aug 31st, 2010 8:26 pm)

Hey if Mandy is reading these… Where is your skirt from? I am lusting after it.

 ( Aug 31st, 2010 3:17 pm)

Fabulous! Love the image of the parents holding her hand.

 ( Aug 31st, 2010 1:44 pm)

It is from dipidee they have the cutest cakes EVER!

 ( Aug 31st, 2010 4:50 am)

Really that is so adorable, she is so stinken cute. love it, you do awesome work! Just a quick question by chance did corrine tell you i wanted to talk to you?

 ( Aug 31st, 2010 2:39 am)

OMG where is that cake from?!

 ( Aug 30th, 2010 8:41 pm)
Jennifer O. (aka Romeo and Mae) 

She is bursting with cuteness!

 ( Aug 30th, 2010 7:19 pm)

those first two headbands are amazing! i love the birthday pictures too!

 ( Aug 30th, 2010 4:06 pm)
amanda k 

okay, cute does not even begin to describe this little one! those big brown eyes are gorgeous! and i love all the outfits, so unique!! these are great!

 ( Aug 30th, 2010 3:34 am)

Thanks! hehe

 ( Aug 30th, 2010 2:56 am)
Michelle Kane 

Adorable as always. (typo in the opening sentence with “his”.) ;-)

 ( Aug 30th, 2010 2:41 am)
Amanda Key 

Love her name! Love the vintage high chair! What a wonderful set of portraits!

 ( Aug 30th, 2010 12:51 am)

August 27th 2010
 • posted by  katie

Taelin Hansen

Little Taelin had the cutest little personality. I seriously love little girls especially when they let me put hats and headbands on and don’t pull them off.
And her mom brought the cutest dresses EVER!


We sell them. What size are you wanting?

 ( Sep 25th, 2010 5:05 pm)

You have probably already answered this somewhere, but I can’t find it. Where on earth did you get those cute ruffle shorts/top combo. That is adorable! Your pictures are amazing as usual!

 ( Sep 25th, 2010 12:10 pm)

Hi Heather,
Which felt blanket?

 ( Sep 22nd, 2010 5:21 am)
Heather Bowser 

Where did you get that felt blanket? too cute!

 ( Sep 15th, 2010 3:24 am)

Thanks for your kind words. Angela. I had my brothers friend design my blog and then I had Joell from image garden designs actually put it together for me. She is also amazing at designing.
I did my own watermark. You will have to send me a link to your site when it is up!
Good luck!

 ( Sep 4th, 2010 4:32 pm)
Angela Timms 

Ahak! I just wet my pants looking through your blog! If you were here by me I’d give you a big hug because you are AMAZING!! I LOVE EVERYTHING about your style of Photography and your blog design it’s all so fab!!
Let me introduce myself because you have no clue who I am!!
I am a momma of a 6 month old happily married-and advid paper crafter-and have a love for all things creative-you can check out my blog to see what I do but you are so on my wish list for my hubby to get some pics done of my little sweetie!
So do you also do blog design? If I could ask…:)Who did yours and your watermark? It all looks so beautiful/shabby and just classy!!
Man girl you ROCK!
Please let me know!

 ( Sep 2nd, 2010 4:32 am)
Jessica Downey 

She seems to be such a little sweetie! Love these images!

 ( Aug 29th, 2010 4:17 am)

She is a doll. What a good girl for keeping on all her accessories! Love her hair too!

 ( Aug 28th, 2010 11:10 pm)

She is adorable. Wonderful pics! Where did her mom get those darling dresses?

 ( Aug 28th, 2010 5:57 pm)

Way too cute! Love her smile and her lil’ teeth!

 ( Aug 28th, 2010 4:59 pm)

Her ivory tulle dress is to die for! These are wonderful!

 ( Aug 27th, 2010 5:33 pm)

Adorable!!! Where are the dresses from??

 ( Aug 27th, 2010 11:57 am)

August 25th 2010
 • posted by  katie

Field Trip 2 collection

Yipee I’m so excited I just got the biggest box on my front porch of the Field Trip 1 collection. And I’m dying at how cute it is!

Field Trip 2 will premiering at Skye Johansen’s house, next Wednesday, September 1st from 12-3 pm. Seriously you don’t want to miss it.

Items sold out of collection 1 within a few hours. Images of the new collection will be posted HERE on August 30th and 31st.

If you want to ensure you get everything you want, make your wishlist and send it to Ashlee at

Even if you are coming to the show, it’s important you get your wishlist to Ashlee by the 31st so she can enter your items in and they will be held for you.

You can add or take away from your list at the party (or over the phone).

Anyone can order, just email Ashlee or call her at 801-592-4567 if you have any questions.

This will be our first show Skye and I will be doing together. Should be fun!

Skye Johansen
127 East. 920 South
Lehi, Ut 84043
Wednesday, Sept. 1st from Noon-3pm


Thanks! I use the Nikon D700 and I mostly use the 50mm 1.8 and the 85mm 1.8

 ( Aug 27th, 2010 4:59 am)

I really love your photos! I was wandering which camera and lens you use?

 ( Aug 26th, 2010 1:34 am)

August 24th 2010
 • posted by  katie

fun sunday evenings

One of my girls favorite things to do is go to grandpa’s house on Sunday. They LOVE trolling around the garden picking peas and veggies and fruit from the tree’s. Thanks Dad for being the best Grandpa ever!
On a side note. Our house got hit by lighting the other night during the crazy storms and our internet got fried.
Anyway if you have tried emailing in the last couple of days, that is why I haven’t responded. It is up an running now and I’m trying to get caught up.

Emily Heizer Photography 

I LOVE these. I love the colors, I love the processing, I love the scenery. I love everything about these. They are simply beautiful. I would give anything for a backdrop like this in my backyard, or just accessible to me! It is absolutely PERFECT! Fabulously done my dear!

 ( Sep 8th, 2010 7:19 am)
sarah cartney 

Your girls are getting so big. I love the shot with Mya and the peaches the colors are beautiful!

 ( Aug 25th, 2010 4:09 am)