Archive for March, 2011

I seriously can’t believe a year has gone by already.  Lyla has been such a joy for our family.  She seriously has been the best little baby ever, I don’t know what we would do without her.  Even though she was not the easiest to get any standing pictures of. We will still keep her:)  That’s what happens when you have an early walker.  We drove all the way to St. George again to take her pictures where we did her newborn shots.  Don’t want to her to have 3rd child syndrome with no cute pictures:) I will put all the links for these products at the bottom of the post.

It was her first time walking outside and we just couldn’t get her to hold still for one second!

Got that adorable outfit & headband that lyla was wearing with the one sign from:  Snazzy Drawers

The fabulous headbands from: La Rose Couture and the one sign from:  Kaylee studio The flags are from: starlitnestgifts

My friend Jen made these adorable crowns. If you want to order one just email her and she can custom make you one.  Her email is

cupcake and bag toppers are from: babycakesart cookies are from: StoneHouseOven The mini flowers are from: thegildedbee

cake stand is from: standsforallseasons Lyla’s belt is from: rosyposydesigns Olivia and Mya’s shoes are from: littleposhbebe Cake is from of course: Dipidee Their outfits are from: Jcrew Easter baskets were from: tatteredroses

Hopefully I remembered everyone!


These photos are beyond words. You are so talented. I love them! They make me want to setup a shoot with my kids. Question, where do you get some of your props? The old fashion kids buggies? And the hats/bonnets? Did you make the hats? Also are these actual events or did you set them up for your kids to play and you to capture?
Amazing! Your talent is so inspiring!

 ( Dec 10th, 2012 5:28 pm)

Your girls are the most beautiful girls i have ever seen their eyes are amazing just gorgeous. i love your photography so awesome and vintage looking

 ( Jul 14th, 2011 9:56 am)

Katie- are you joking? This is amazing. My poor little Louella will never have a birthday that looks like that:( I really need to get her some pics for her second birthday since the only ones I have of her are her newborn ones you took! Pathetic I know she definitly is going to have 3rd child syndrome.

 ( May 12th, 2011 3:17 am)

Oh my!! This one too!! What a fabulous party! I am drooling. I would love to share with my readers!

 ( May 10th, 2011 10:51 pm)
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 ( May 6th, 2011 8:09 am)

where did you get the wrapping paper? It is so beautiful! And the photo shoot was amazing too.

 ( Apr 3rd, 2011 6:17 am)

Hi Katie…Simply adorable! Hope you had a joyous celebration!

 ( Apr 2nd, 2011 8:13 pm)

Simply gorgeous!

 ( Mar 31st, 2011 4:58 pm)
Angie Ostler 

Oh my gosh!! These turned out SO dang cute! You really did think of every little detail. ADORABLE!

 ( Mar 31st, 2011 1:27 am)


 ( Mar 30th, 2011 5:35 pm)

These pictures feel like they are from another world! Lovely beyond words…the styling is incredible!

 ( Mar 28th, 2011 7:09 pm)

We have a Lyla Kate! Love the photographs. Beautiful kiddos! BTW, our Lyla is a sweet dear baby. It must be the name! She is turning one next month.

 ( Mar 26th, 2011 6:28 pm)
Kimberly Chorney 

Love your work, such a fun and happy place to visit. I have four boys, so wish I had a girl, love your taste in outfits, and all the headbands are so gorgeous.

 ( Mar 25th, 2011 3:35 pm)
Lorraine Lewis 

all so beautiful!

 ( Mar 25th, 2011 1:13 pm)
Amber Morgan 

Katie I wish a had just a little bit of your talent. I hope I can capture moments like this with my girls. Thanks again for taking our familys photos. Wondered when I will be getting them??

 ( Mar 25th, 2011 12:55 am)

Beeeeuuutiful –As always! Happy, happy Lyla! and maaannn she’s looking so much like Mya now!

 ( Mar 24th, 2011 10:29 pm)

I LOVE these! Your girls are such beauties!

 ( Mar 24th, 2011 7:39 pm)

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!! These need to be in a magazine for all the world to see! So cute!

 ( Mar 24th, 2011 5:26 am)

You never cease to amaze. These are all breathtaking. What attention to detail.

 ( Mar 23rd, 2011 6:31 pm)
Kristen Kellems 

The shot of her running is my favorite. Liam was also an early walker–9 months!

 ( Mar 23rd, 2011 6:00 pm)

Stunnnning!!! I had soo much fun just looking at these…i love all of it!!! Your girls are the cutest!!!

 ( Mar 23rd, 2011 5:17 pm)

They turned out wonderful, why didn’t I get an invitation to the party? ;)

 ( Mar 23rd, 2011 4:55 am)
amanda richards 

Over the top cute! I have 3 girls too and love it!

 ( Mar 23rd, 2011 3:58 am)
ashley isaac 

Wow!! These pics. are amazing! Your girls are stunningly beautiful!

 ( Mar 23rd, 2011 2:41 am)

Tasha- They are from party land

 ( Mar 23rd, 2011 2:37 am)
Alisha Nuttall 

I can’t wait to get Allie’s 1 years done by you!!! I know it’s a while but these are so darn cute I’m excited! Oh my goodness! You have such beautiful girls!!!

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 10:15 pm)

I really want to order some crowns PLEASE put me in touch with your friend who makes them. the email adress doenst exsist.

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 9:58 pm)

Oh my goodness! Divine delicious perfection. I can’t take the cuteness. Oh and the gloves, where oh where did you get the adorable gloves?

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 5:49 pm)
Becky Eastman 

Oh it’s just perfect! I love everything about this party. I think you need to make a beautiful little album out of all of these pictures. It would be like a little fairytale book.

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 5:40 pm)
Brittany @ Framed Photography 

Where in Saint George? What a beautiful location, shoot and your girls are beautiful too!

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 2:43 pm)
Audrey Coley 

My Lyla Rose will be 3 in May:) Beautiful baby and photos! Happy Birthday!

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 1:27 pm)

Vintage heaven! Beautiful pics.

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 9:00 am)

Amazingly beautiful photos! Your girls are so lucky to have such a creative photographer mum and to have all these gorgeous photos to look at when they´ll be older.

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 5:42 am)
Cortnie Bigelow 

Kate! Absolutely stunning!!!! I love these pictures so much!!!! Your little ladies are so beautiful!!!

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 5:04 am)

Yes I did:) It is the very first link:)

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 4:22 am)

Are you FREAKING kidding me! These are freaking amazing! How do you think up all this and put it together so perfectly! I am glad the weather was good… I heard it was cold there!

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 4:15 am)

Beautiful! I love the themed shoots:) Yours are always so adorable and perfect! This is a gorgeous location! Do they charge to let you shoot there? Also I would love to shoot my daughter birthday pictures this year at an orchard and do not really know of any in Salt Lake. Where do you recommend in utah?

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 3:20 am)

Loving all of this sweet vintageness! Absolutely Gorgeous!

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 3:02 am)

Awww! These are adorable!

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 3:01 am)

kate, everything is perfection as always! happy birthday, cute lyla!

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 3:01 am)


 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 2:52 am)
Pink Paisley Photography 

Did you say where the outfit is from that she is wearing next to the #1? Thanks!

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 2:49 am)
Pink Paisley Photography 

Wow! I have always enjoyed looking at you work, but these are breathtaking!! Your girls are beautiful:)

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 2:35 am)
Rosy Posy Designs 

Your family is absolutely beautiful Kate. I LOVE that you used the Rosy Posy necklace as a belt! Your photography is stunning…you have a wonderful style. Thanks so much for the mention. I’ll keep an eye on your beautiful blog and look forward to seeing more of your work.

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 1:40 am)
Melissa Brown 

These are so lovely! Such adorable details! Where did you get the triangle garland?

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 1:26 am)

trying to email Jo….says its invalid….really want crowns!

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 12:58 am)

You are simply amazing, Amazing, Amazing! Your set is adorable and she is adorable, I couldn’t even tell you whats cuter her newborn pictures or her 1 year old pictures??? You have a huge fan from Austin, TX (originally, Sandy, UT but we had to move) :( I am Shae Christensen’s cousin-in-law (if that even is a word??) :)

 ( Mar 22nd, 2011 12:11 am)

LOVE it alll! So dang CUTE!

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 11:12 pm)
Skye johansen 

I can’t even stand how amazing this turned out!! She deserves it, easiest baby in the whole world! I love her!!!!!

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 10:31 pm)

March 18th 2011
 • posted by  katie

nelson family

This family was so cute and easy.  Monroe was one of the easiest one year olds ever. I had to use her for our workshop.


Tiffany- you all look so beautiful! LOVE these Kate!!

 ( Apr 3rd, 2011 11:07 pm)

Thanks for your sweet words. I got that hat at a local boutique called Dear Lizzies.

 ( Apr 1st, 2011 5:15 am)

Hi Catie!

I’m a big fan of your work, not good at making comments, but you are a big inspiration!
I love the hat the baby is wearing! Is it yours or did they bring it? What do you call a hat like that?

 ( Mar 31st, 2011 12:50 pm)

Will you be offering the brown poppy with the blue vines backdrop on peperlu

 ( Mar 29th, 2011 5:33 pm)

Where did you get the hat in the black and white picture or what is it called?

 ( Mar 27th, 2011 9:28 pm)

the moms shirt is from anthropologie and her belt is from banana republic

 ( Mar 26th, 2011 2:01 am)

the shrit is from anthropology and the belt is from banana republic

 ( Mar 26th, 2011 2:00 am)

What a beautiful family and lovely photos!

 ( Mar 25th, 2011 9:16 pm)

The shirt looks like one from anthropologie.

 ( Mar 25th, 2011 7:45 pm)

the shirt looks a lot like this one from Anthropologie.

 ( Mar 25th, 2011 7:44 pm)

These are adorable ! Love mom’s belt. Where is it from ?

 ( Mar 25th, 2011 3:03 am)

I found the belt….any idea where the shirt came from?

 ( Mar 24th, 2011 6:28 pm)

The moms shirt is from anthropologie (back porch blouse $98)

 ( Mar 23rd, 2011 8:36 pm)

I think the lace dress is from the gap.

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 9:42 pm)

Monica, they will be available soon through pepperlu:)

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 9:40 pm)

I love the mother’s clothes. Where did her shirt and belt come from? Sooooo cute!!

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 7:15 pm)

Would you mind sharing where you buy some of your backdrops from? I only have one place that makes the really cute designs and they don’t have anything close to what you use and I absolutely love all of your. Thanks

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 4:13 pm)
Alyssa Walker 

Love every one of the photos Katy. Do you know where the darling headband is from? Thanks

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 4:01 pm)

Gorgeous as always. I have to ask, where did you get the headband and beads from in the pic with the turquoise dress? My daughter’s 18 mo. pics are coming up and that is so bright and beautiful!

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 11:37 am)

I just absolutely love the canvas background that you use for the family shots, everytime I see it I just savor over it! Can’t beleive you painted that yourself! start selling them, and I will be your first customer to buy it, or if you ever get bored of it, I’ll buy it from you ;)

 ( Mar 20th, 2011 6:16 pm)

Oh, that close-up. With the beads- that’s art. Cute!

 ( Mar 20th, 2011 4:05 am)

There’s the hat I’ve been looking for!!!! In the black and white pic.. What is it called and/or can you tell me where you got it?!!!

 ( Mar 20th, 2011 3:28 am)

can you find out where that cream lace dress is from? Thank you!

 ( Mar 19th, 2011 9:58 pm)
Meghan Rickard 

Beautiful! What a gorgeous family!

 ( Mar 19th, 2011 4:17 am)

Your pictures are ALWAYS stunning!!

 ( Mar 19th, 2011 2:46 am)

What a beautiful family!

 ( Mar 18th, 2011 9:40 pm)
Amber Morgan 

Darling!!! If only my little Addi would have been that good. Oh well hopefully with age she will want to be a model like your girls Katie. Can’t wait for the photos you’re amazing.

 ( Mar 18th, 2011 6:07 pm)
Jennifer F. 

So beautiful, as always! I love your backdrop you’ve been using on families. Where did you find it?

 ( Mar 18th, 2011 4:49 pm)
Tiffany Nelson 

They turned out so cute!! Thanks so much!! You’re the best.

 ( Mar 18th, 2011 3:41 pm)

March 16th 2011
 • posted by  katie


Look at this little precious baby.  Man I am so lucky to be around all of these adorable babies every day!  Also if your wanting some fun hair ideas for your girls check out their website:


I also want to know where you got the ruffled y fabric. Please share.

 ( Jun 29th, 2011 2:52 am)
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 ( Jun 26th, 2011 1:57 am)

Kristin-it is a pillow case from pier 1 imports

 ( Apr 1st, 2011 5:14 am)


I am desperately searching for the kind of blanket you used in this little girls photos. The one that looks pink/mauve in color and little folded pieces of cloth. Please please please share.


 ( Mar 31st, 2011 12:42 am)

The second picture down, with the peachy blanket, what kind of blanket is that?

 ( Mar 27th, 2011 9:43 pm)

Hi Sherry,
Sorry I haven’t gotten your email. I have been out of town. I will look for it tonight.

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 9:42 pm)
Sherry Hartzell 

Hi Kate, just checking with you to see if you got my email about the dresses you photographed in “Snazziedrawers” etsy shop? It’s the pic with the 3 little girls & I’m trying to find the dresses or what I really want is a pattern for the dress on the left & the one on the right of center. I LOVE them, so cute & I’m wanting to make them for my little grandaughter:)

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 3:15 pm)
Amanda Keeys 

Oh my gosh, what a stunning little girl! The creamy colours against her skin is delicious! Gorgeous gorgeous shots.

 ( Mar 20th, 2011 3:38 am)
Joy Stallard 

Oh my heavenly goodness she is so divine! I bet you all had so much fun dressing her up. She is just a doll!

 ( Mar 19th, 2011 3:20 am)
Tracey Leigh 

I have the info for those gorgeous bloomers permanently filed away in my brain… I’m so in love with the aqua ones I received at the workshop. I was actually referring to the pictures where the little doll is wearing the white bloomers and she is laying on that pink background. It’s got such a lovely vintage feel. I feel like such a pest.

 ( Mar 17th, 2011 3:18 am)
Becky Woods 

What a beautiful baby! Great work as always! I can’t wait to see my kids pictures!

 ( Mar 16th, 2011 6:18 pm)

Sofia- It is a 105mm

 ( Mar 16th, 2011 4:33 pm)

I posted the link to the workshop blog but here it is again:

 ( Mar 16th, 2011 4:33 pm)

So beautiful! I love the close-ups. What lens do you use for those? I don’t think my regular lenses even focus that close.

 ( Mar 16th, 2011 4:22 pm)

That is one gorgeous baby! What a beautiful session- I love every one of them. Perfection!

 ( Mar 16th, 2011 2:44 pm)

These are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! Can I ask where you get your flowered backdrops from? And also where did you find that tan/cream hat with the attached flower? It’s the cutest thing ever!!! Great work… always!!!!

 ( Mar 16th, 2011 12:45 pm)
Tracey Leigh 

OMG-sh…that’s the fabric I was asking about. That pink ruffled-y thing. What is it?

 ( Mar 16th, 2011 5:34 am)

March 13th 2011
 • posted by  katie

Parker family

Ok Chrisiti  you asked:)  My editor is done with your picts and will be dropping them off shortly. But here is a sneak peak.      Can anyone guess who the mom is?

Becky Eastman 

Beautiful! That mom looks like she could be one of the teenagers. She’s gorgeous!

 ( Mar 14th, 2011 6:52 pm)
Christi Parker 

Love love love them Katie! Thank You so much!

 ( Mar 14th, 2011 5:08 pm)
Joy Stallard 

Gorgeous photos! Christi is one lucky momma! What a beautiful family!

 ( Mar 14th, 2011 4:24 pm)
Jamie Smith 

HI! Wonderful job on your photos! I have to ask because I just love the backdrop in the large family photo… is it in fact, a backdrop?? Where could I find one similar?

 ( Mar 14th, 2011 3:10 am)

March 11th 2011
 • posted by  katie

Tessa & Christina

These little beauties came in January.  Sorry I’m so behing on posting!


Hi Jenn- I got it a Crewcuts about a year ago. I don’t believe they still have it:(

 ( Jun 19th, 2011 5:54 am)

love this orange necklace! I think I must have it for myself! Can you tell me where you got it??

 ( Jun 18th, 2011 2:53 pm)

would you mind sharing where you got the pink suitcase from???

 ( Apr 11th, 2011 3:38 pm)

Where is the cute aqua lace bodysuit from? I would love to buy one.

 ( Apr 4th, 2011 9:00 pm)

Is the aqua and white rolled vintage headband in the lase pictures from snazzie drawers? I cant seem to find this headband anywhere I love the aqua color with the lace bloomers:) SO CUTE!!!!!!!

 ( Mar 28th, 2011 1:51 am)

Thanks so much for the link!

 ( Mar 17th, 2011 2:21 am)

Got that headband from:

 ( Mar 16th, 2011 9:06 pm)

I absolutely LOVE the vintage tone!
Do you know where the lace headband in the first picture is from? I want it!

 ( Mar 16th, 2011 4:19 pm)
Becky Eastman 

Perfection! That shot with the sisters on the trunks is just about as cute as it can get. I love it!

 ( Mar 14th, 2011 6:51 pm)
Katie Hatch 

I’m in love with the black and white sister shot!

 ( Mar 11th, 2011 10:29 pm)
Joy Stallard 

Oh my these are precious little girls. Amazing job Katie!

 ( Mar 11th, 2011 1:56 pm)
Christi Parker 

Katie, I am dying to see our pics. Are they almost done? Any sneek peeks on the blog? Christi Parker

 ( Mar 11th, 2011 7:11 am)

March 7th 2011
 • posted by  katie

March workshop!

Our March workshop was so freaking fun!  We had so much fun meeting all of these AMAZING photographers!  They were all so talented, fun and cute!

Thanks for all the vendors for helping us out:

Laura Brett 

What a doll! I’m sure you girls had an awesome time. :)

 ( Mar 15th, 2011 4:02 am)
Joy Stallard 

This looked like it was SO much fun! What lucky girls to learn all of your secrets!! The photos turned out so beautiful!

 ( Mar 11th, 2011 1:51 pm)

Hi Vera,
I don’t think we will be doing another one this year:( I’m sorry we would love to have you!

 ( Mar 11th, 2011 6:42 am)

Wow…i would so looooove to attend one of these…the problem is i’m all the way in Germany :/ will you guys, by any chance, be doing another one in November? We will possibly be coming over to visit my family in Cali. thnx :)

 ( Mar 10th, 2011 8:36 am)

Yes!!! Videos!!! a DVD…that would be amazing. :)

 ( Mar 9th, 2011 10:10 pm)

Yeah! I’m glad she got to see snow! Did she love it!?

 ( Mar 9th, 2011 4:18 am)

Hi Sophia,
We have talked about it but nothing in the works yet:)

 ( Mar 9th, 2011 4:17 am)

Would you consider creating and selling a series of video tutorials, based on your workshops, that would cover equipment, lighting, posing, etc? For those of us who can’t travel this would be extremely convenient.

 ( Mar 9th, 2011 2:31 am)
Tracey Leigh 

Well my daughter got her wish before we leave – SNOW! And… just in time LOL we leave tomorrow (Tues) afternoon. Went to TP and pretty much tried to put the entire store in my shopping basket. I ended up having to ship two huge boxes AND buy an extra suitcase. BTW why is it that I am the only one that looks like a total creeper in the Saturday group photo? Looks like someone just PS’d my head onto Carilee’s shoulder. This further supports my belief that I belong behind a camera.

 ( Mar 8th, 2011 7:54 am)
Alisha Nuttall 

What a doll! Love that hair!!!

 ( Mar 7th, 2011 6:08 pm)
Erin Jensen 

Oh, I am SO ready to enroll for the April class!!!!

 ( Mar 7th, 2011 3:16 pm)
Erin Jensen 

Oh, I am so ready to enroll for April!!!!

 ( Mar 7th, 2011 3:15 pm)
Katie Hatch 

Thanks so much Kate! I just posted your beautiful pics on my blog and linked back to you :) Can’t wait to see some of the others. Beautiful Beautiful job, once again!

 ( Mar 7th, 2011 2:50 pm)