Archive for August, 2011

Come to the second release of  You and Me! It will be September 1st.  From 9am-12pm Open house. We will be doing it at Skye Johansen’s house. Her address is 127 East 920 South in Lehi.
As before, if you can’t make it feel free to email your wish list to and we can get it ordered for you. Hope to see you on Thursday!

Also you can buy these fabulous headbands from: Cozette Couture!

melissa burson 

who is having a show? i need to order some mj sooo bad and i dont know what to do as i just recently found out about it!! help me help me!!

 ( Aug 6th, 2012 6:01 pm)

I love your work, you are VERY talented!! I have an off the wall question….I am totally in love with the background in these pictures. I am reupholstering a chair, and I was wondering if it is fabric.

 ( Sep 11th, 2011 6:00 am)

Hi Cassie, I closed my show already but will have another one in October. I can call you if you want then?

 ( Sep 6th, 2011 4:51 am)

oh my gosh Katie!! Is it too late to order???? Also, can I ask what you bought/recommend? Your sense of style for little girls is superb!

 ( Sep 5th, 2011 4:51 pm)

Hi Jenn- I got the tights from the gap:)

 ( Sep 4th, 2011 3:14 am)

Would love to know where you found the cute coral footless tights! We have that dress and those are so cute!

 ( Sep 1st, 2011 8:07 pm)
Rita Kessler 

OMG! I love MJ! It`s a shame I live so far… These are perfect!

 ( Aug 31st, 2011 1:32 pm)

I just discovered your blog and after nearly 2 hours I’m truly impressed! You’re amazing! If only you were closer to Buffalo, NY! Such talent, amazing!!

 ( Aug 30th, 2011 6:50 pm)
Katie Hatch 

Love these pics! Its making me excited to get my MJ stuff!

 ( Aug 30th, 2011 4:32 am)
Michelle Monson 

Can your girls be any more adorable!! Love all of these!!

 ( Aug 29th, 2011 6:17 am)

August 25th 2011
 • posted by  katie

Studio Tour

We get asked a lot about our studio layout. So we put together this little video. Hope you like it.


I’m so bummed I missed this? Would you be willing to repost?

 ( Jun 30th, 2013 3:58 pm)

Disappointed that your studio video has been removed. I love your images and your style. I’m a student at New England School of Photography in Boston.

 ( Feb 26th, 2012 8:49 am)
Betsy King 

So sad you took this down. : (

 ( Dec 15th, 2011 4:03 am)

I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of months now and I love all the pictures you take!!! I also loved the videos and I was so happy you shared all your talent with us. I am so sad when I noticed you removed the videos and like Brock I ask you to reconsider. I wish I could go to your workshop, to learn all those things hands on, but I just live too far away. That was really so generous and nice of you to share your talent, but now I feel sad you took it off :(

 ( Dec 2nd, 2011 8:24 pm)
Brock Kirschenmann 

Katie, I hope you will reconsider your plan to no longer share teaching information to others through online formats and otherwise outside of your workshops. I am sure you have thought it through fully. I personally follow your blog weekly, although I stopped watching many blogs for the last two months to funnel my attention elsewhere and missed the boat on this wonderful post. I would have loved to see the video.

My two cents on the situation. As a person that attends different expos, and tradeshows on photography and other topics. I have seen this situation before. To spend the high dollar cost for your small group workshops is worth every penny regardless of you helping others out for free or less money. The money spent on a workshop is for small group training, hands on experience and more. the info gained is the reason you spend that much money. When I go to say photoshop world and you are there as a presenter, you will likely share some of the same info that you present in your workshops. well I only spent a few hundred dollars on that. And then you post a few 2 minute videos here and there or make a book and sell it for $30 dollars. That is how you personally grow your teaching skills, and business. That doesn’t devalue your workshops. Any person that would publicly slander your efforts to teach others in any way different then the financial cost that person spent learning with you, didn’t either learn anything or know how to make it work for them in their situation. They should have thought harder about what they were learning and spending their money on first. They paid for the experience of working with you, not for a studio tour. IF you charged them $1800 for a two minute studio tour and they paid it they are fools, but that isn’t what they paid for and they are forgetting that.

Would I love to see this video and any others you planned on sharing? absolutely yes. If not, totally your choice. I don’t know how many workshops you have all ready run, just know you will still fill them up even if you post a 100 informational short videos on here. Because the average person that wants to spend top dollar for a workshop does so not because they would have preferred less informational free videos, rather they know what they want to learn can’t be learned in that format. They need to be there with you learning beside you and that is what they are paying for, and will continue to do so. The most successful high dollar workshop teachers, also teach in many low or no cost formats side by side.

Feel free to explore and do the same you wont regret it. however this decision you might in the future. just say-in.

Thanks for posting.

 ( Oct 31st, 2011 7:54 am)

Sorry we are removing the videos and won’t be doing any in the near future. We have had some complaints from some of the girls that came to the workshop. Hope everyone understands.

 ( Oct 31st, 2011 5:04 am)

Ok you two are AMAZING! I love all your work! Thanks so much for sharing your studio with us! I can’t wait for the tutorial for the canvas!

 ( Oct 25th, 2011 5:39 am)

I no longer see the link for the studio tour… would love to see it! :)

 ( Sep 6th, 2011 4:18 pm)

I can’t find the link to see your studio. Is it still on here?

 ( Sep 5th, 2011 7:26 am)

Okay, so maybe it’s just my computer but why aren’t the pictures showing up?

 ( Sep 5th, 2011 3:22 am)

Hi Carly- I use 2 yards of fabric.

 ( Sep 1st, 2011 3:32 am)
Laura Brett 

Love it Katie, nice to see you!!! Let’s catch up soon. <3

 ( Sep 1st, 2011 12:38 am)

How many yards do you need to get for a single backdrop to fit the frame you guys have shown how to make?

 ( Sep 1st, 2011 12:31 am)

You are too cute katie.

 ( Aug 31st, 2011 11:02 pm)

This is absolutely GENIUS! Thank you for sharing!!!

 ( Aug 31st, 2011 6:44 pm)
Joanna Escuadro 

thank you for sharing. What size if your octodome?

 ( Aug 31st, 2011 1:59 pm)

Thanks so much for sharing! Would also like to know size/brand of the softbox…and can’t wait for backdrop video….we need to do this but not sure where to start!

 ( Aug 31st, 2011 8:56 am)

Thanks for making that video! Your studio is awesome!!

 ( Aug 30th, 2011 2:00 pm)
Michelle Kane 

Fabulous. Thanks a million for sharing your insider secrets. You’re so generous and kind to do so!

 ( Aug 29th, 2011 11:57 pm)

Katie I am thinking of trading my 4×6 softbox in for a octagon. Can you share what brand yours is? Thanks!

 ( Aug 28th, 2011 4:07 pm)
Amy Earle 

Love it!! Your studio is amazing!!

 ( Aug 27th, 2011 4:51 pm)
Katie Hatch 

I LOVE all the detail, you guys have thought of EVERYTHING! All the baby supplies, GENIUS! Beautiful studio. Wish I lived in Utah so you can shoot my girls/next baby!

 ( Aug 27th, 2011 12:13 am)
Erin Campbell 

Yay!!! So awesome.

 ( Aug 26th, 2011 8:59 pm)

Your studio is clean!!!!! Oh and so is your office…Ha!

 ( Aug 26th, 2011 7:06 pm)
Kelli Marek 

Ok last questions, where did you get the wooden trees that all of your headbands are on? I think they are white with pegs. Also, the square frames with the black and white images in them? Thanks again for sharing.

 ( Aug 26th, 2011 4:14 am)

Thanks for sharing! Love your fabric frames… where do you like to get your fabric from, your backdrops are awesome!

 ( Aug 26th, 2011 1:51 am)
Kristen Harris 

Thanks for sharing! Beautiful work:)

 ( Aug 26th, 2011 12:32 am)
Kelli Marek 

LOVe the studio!! So practical. Where did you get the headband racks? Great idea!! I can not wait to see the next video on the backdrop.

 ( Aug 25th, 2011 9:36 pm)

Katie how wonderful for you to share that with us! I am dying to go to your workshop! Now to get my husband to make me some of those fabric frames!

 ( Aug 25th, 2011 8:31 pm)
La Flor Couture 

It is so fun to see where all the MAGIC happens! What a beautiful studio you have! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

 ( Aug 25th, 2011 6:50 pm)

Your studio is fabulous! I was wondering what lighting you use. Thanks so much for sharing.

 ( Aug 25th, 2011 5:35 pm)
Laura Bunker 

It is a awesome studio. I’ve always thought so. Beautiful.

 ( Aug 25th, 2011 4:18 pm)

I cant wait to see the fabric frames video!
Love your space! Thanks for sharing.

 ( Aug 25th, 2011 3:42 pm)
Jennifer O. Romeo and Mae 

Great video Katie! Love seeing your studio.

 ( Aug 25th, 2011 1:29 pm)
kelly stewart 

Thank you a million times! I loved seeing your video of your studio and your fabric frame backdrop things are genius!

 ( Aug 25th, 2011 5:19 am)
Chellese Bunker 

Extremely generous of you to share. I like to compare great photographers to Iron Chefs – just because you share your recipe does not mean someone else can bake the cake. Hope that makes some sense. I want to thank you for being willing to share your recipes, Iron Chef Peekaboo!

 ( Aug 25th, 2011 5:14 am)

Kate, you are so cute! (and so nice to share all your secrets!)

 ( Aug 25th, 2011 5:12 am)
Crave Photography 

Katie, you are SO generous to share this information! It’s fun to see a sneak peek of the studio and I must say it’s pretty sweet!!!

 ( Aug 25th, 2011 4:52 am)

August 24th 2011
 • posted by  katie

Scott Family

This mom has such great taste. These boys are so adorable!

Rita Kessler 

Love your shots! I`m a big fan of your work!

 ( Aug 31st, 2011 1:36 pm)
Michelle Monson 

They are all adorable!! Love that first one of the little guy…just perfect!!!

 ( Aug 29th, 2011 6:23 am)

I love how perfect and natural the skin tones look in your photos.
Is that something you achieve in post-production or your camera settings?

 ( Aug 29th, 2011 2:27 am)
Katie Hatch 

So cute! Mom definitely has good taste :)

 ( Aug 25th, 2011 3:52 am)

They are so cute!!!!

 ( Aug 25th, 2011 2:57 am)

August 19th 2011
 • posted by  katie

La Flor Couture give-a-way!

Winner for this give away is #34   amoryi  You can email La flor couture and pick out your headband.  Congrats!

Time for another headband give-a-way.  I LOVE La Flor Couture headbands, especially the headbands for older kids that are so hard to find.  Leave a comment and win any headband from her shop (excluding bridal).   Also they are offering a 15% discount code.

Just use code: PEEKABOO15  Leave a comment and hope you win!!

Selina Brawner 

Love Love Love these!!!!

 ( Dec 8th, 2011 1:06 am)
Melissa Brown 

The headbands are beautiful! Where are the dresses from?

 ( Aug 25th, 2011 7:12 pm)
La Flor Couture 

Thank you so much to Kate for hosting the giveaway for all of you that entered! As a thank you to all you and if you didn’t win but wanted to, please feel free to shop still and use the PEEKABOO15 code at Checkout on our ETSY site until August 31st to still get the 15% discount. Thanks so much for all the sweet comments too! xoxo

 ( Aug 24th, 2011 4:58 pm)

I’d love to win one for my girls!! Beautiful little models!

 ( Aug 24th, 2011 6:04 am)

love these and the girls in them……….

 ( Aug 24th, 2011 4:32 am)
Tiffany Hodson 

looooove the headbands!!! Thanks for offering the contest..

 ( Aug 24th, 2011 3:29 am)

Beautiful Pictures and Fabulous headbands! I would love to win!

 ( Aug 24th, 2011 2:02 am)
Karen Hunter 

These are the most beautiful head pieces I have come across…and of course beautiful models and photography! ;0

 ( Aug 23rd, 2011 5:36 pm)

I agree, headbands for my 3 year old are hard to find. Love, love, love these headbands. They are a must for any 3 year old. Your girls look absolutely gorgeous!

 ( Aug 23rd, 2011 4:55 pm)

Your daughters are gorgeous! Love the first headband!

 ( Aug 23rd, 2011 3:34 pm)
amanda richards 

Gorgeous as always! Hope I win!!

 ( Aug 23rd, 2011 4:22 am)

Loooove to win this! How adorable are these headbands!!!??? So glad you r doing this giveaway- THANK YOU!!!

 ( Aug 23rd, 2011 12:38 am)

LOOOOOVE to win this! How adorable are those headbands? Seriously… I’ll send my request to the angels……..

 ( Aug 23rd, 2011 12:36 am)

I want one!

 ( Aug 23rd, 2011 12:15 am)
Kim Bair 

I love the vintage look of the first two!!

 ( Aug 23rd, 2011 12:12 am)
amanda o. 

so pretty!! {your girls and the headbands!}

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 11:12 pm)

Love the headbands!

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 9:57 pm)

LOVE them! So beautiful!!

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 8:45 pm)

What a great vendor…wow, thanks for introducing me to her fabulous work!

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 8:28 pm)

yummy!! these headbands are so cute!!

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 7:32 pm)
Mary Guenther 

I love your bows and pics. I can never get enough of looking at photos. :)

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 7:19 pm)
Jessica Leach 

These clothes and hairbands are beyond beautiful!!! Love the colors and textures.

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 6:49 pm)

Soo cute, love them!!

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 6:31 pm)

I love the one with the lace…so cute!

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 3:36 pm)
Junie B 

Oooh! Can I have one? Pretty Please???

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 3:29 pm)

LOVE the last ruffle one! Beautiful!

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 3:06 pm)

Love these headbands! I’m trying to get some like this for my daughter. Too cute!!

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 1:26 pm)

wow! LOVE these headbands and clothes. really nice ;)

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 7:48 am)
angela coventry 

Oh, what a fantastic give away. The headbands are gorgeous!!! Would love to win one.

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 4:56 am)

Such adorable headbands, I’d love to win one for my little girl!

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 2:39 am)
Nataly Harris 

Love the headbands and the pics! :)

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 1:15 am)

Fabulous headbands!! Can’t wait to order some! Just amazing!

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 12:37 am)

My daughter needs some fancy hair pretties! These are so gorgeous!!

 ( Aug 22nd, 2011 12:28 am)
Anabel N. 

Those headbands are to die for!!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 10:34 pm)
Kristen Harris 

Thanks for sharing. She has beautiful things and she is even in my neck of the desert! I love the Dulce De Leche Signature Luxe Headband from our “Sweet Tooth” Collection, and the dressed in white headband, and the MJ HOC whimsical headband. So many fun headbands!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 10:26 pm)
Tiffany Page 

Katie…we need to come see you again soon! I would love one of these headbands!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 9:24 pm)
Jennie Bayliss 

Love Peekaboo & La Flor Couture:)

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 8:44 pm)

Just found your site and I am in love with it!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 7:53 pm)

Just found your site, and I am in love with it!!!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 7:52 pm)

These headbands are so posh and looks so great with what their wearing.

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 5:48 pm)
Brittany P 

LOVE those headbands!!! They are darling! Beautiful pictures as always too :)

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 5:18 pm)

wow! Love the beautiful headbands.

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 3:51 pm)
Kelly M 

Beautiful, beautiful girls! Love the headbands!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 2:54 pm)
Shaina Bale 

So cute! Would love to win!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 1:56 pm)
Margie Bonilla 

Beautiful girls. Beautiful headbands. Beautiful photos. I always love glancing thru your blog. Eye candy overdose;)

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 12:58 pm)

Those headbands are beautiful…i hope i win!!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 12:58 pm)
Kari S 


 ( Aug 21st, 2011 12:29 pm)

Those headbands are adorable :)

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 12:08 pm)
natalie H 

LOVE the headbands and I would LOVE to win!!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 8:12 am)
natalie H 

LOVE the headbands! And I would LOVE to win!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 8:12 am)

Love to win…everything is so pretty

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 7:34 am)
christy hatch 

Ohhhhh, ME, ME, ME! LOVE La Flor Couture!!!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 6:18 am)
kyla hornberger 

Yes please!!!!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 4:03 am)

Gorgeous headbands! I hope I win!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 3:36 am)

I love your photos! Those headbands are delish! I’d love to win one!!! Thanks for the chance!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 3:16 am)
Amber L 

LOVE! I would love a chance to win! Thank you for the giveaway~

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 2:26 am)

So cute! And I always love looking at your pictures, too!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 12:48 am)

Oh wow! Those headbands are adorable!! Talk about talented!

 ( Aug 21st, 2011 12:38 am)
Debby L 

I found your blog via YouTube and snazziepants. Beautiful photography. Thanks for the opportunity to own one of these beautiful headbands.

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 11:57 pm)

These headbands are beautiful and your girls are gorgeous! Wish I could get my kids to model like that for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 11:33 pm)

So sweet- we found out last thursday we were chosen to adopt a sweet 3 day old baby girl. We were just cleared to fly out and be with her yesterday- these headbands would be perfect for her.

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 11:14 pm)
Mindy F 

So cute, i’d love one of these!!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 9:51 pm)

Beautiul! Lovely girls and lovely headbands!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 9:30 pm)

Elegant headbands and beautiful photography, thanks for the chance to win!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 9:24 pm)

so pretty, but you girls are even more gorgeous!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 7:58 pm)


 ( Aug 20th, 2011 7:28 pm)

darling! love them

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 6:32 pm)


 ( Aug 20th, 2011 6:31 pm)

Such beautiful headbands and your girls make them that much better!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 6:27 pm)

Wowza!! These are gorgeous!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 3:49 pm)
Lacy McDonald 

Absolutely LOVE that first one!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 3:20 pm)

Would LOVE to be a winner! These headbands are beautiful!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 2:52 pm)
Kim H. 

They are all so beautiful, love them all.

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 2:39 pm)
Kim H 

Love them all, so beautiful.

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 2:32 pm)
Kristen L. 

Love your work and the headbands!!! I would love to win one :)

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 2:22 pm)
mary g 

so pretty!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 2:10 pm)

Beautiful headbands!
Beautiful portraits!
Do you print all of these out? I would have to wallpaper my home with all the beautiful work you take of your children! :)

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 1:03 pm)

The headbands are adorable! You are so talented!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 12:14 pm)
kim g 

Would love one, they’re so pretty!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 12:14 pm)
kim g 

Would love one, so pretty!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 12:14 pm)
Sandra Reinelt 

I love your pictures! These girls are so amazing. Thanks for the chance…

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 8:53 am)

I love these headbands!! So does my little girl :)

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 8:13 am)
sonjia shaw 

so gorgeous and your daughters are Insanely gorgeous

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 7:48 am)

Those headbands are darling. And your photography, fabulous!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 6:07 am)

Ah – love the beautiful headbands! I have three girls whom I’d love to see in these fun accessories.

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 5:49 am)
Nicole Baxter 

Love the lace one!!!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 5:30 am)

Beautiful, beautiful! From the head down to the toes! :)

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 5:08 am)

Beautiful, beautiful everything. From the head to the toes! :)

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 5:06 am)

Gorgeous headbands! My girls would go crazy for these! Thanks for the giveaway!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 4:55 am)
Melissa faber 

LOVE these headbands!!!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 4:53 am)
Allison Hansen 

I love the lace one. So cute!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 4:53 am)
Melissa faber 

LOVE them!!!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 4:53 am)

Beautiful stuff there! All the way around!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 4:45 am)
Becky K 

So pretty! I definitely need one for Vela!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 4:15 am)

Beautiful headbands and your daughters are awesome at modeling them! (and everything else!)

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 4:07 am)

These headbands are too cute!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 3:50 am)

Such BEA-U-TIFUL Headbands! I would love one for Lily. “Fingers Crossed”. -Trish

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 3:49 am)

love it! I have three girls and I’m into photography! This would be great!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 3:17 am)
Katie Hatch 

Oh I LOVE her headbands too!!! That first one is one of my faves! Just gorgeous :) Would love to win!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 2:56 am)

Those are beautiful, love them all!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 2:33 am)
Kara P. 

What a fun giveaway. The headbands are phenomenally cute.

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 1:33 am)

ooooh, absolutely gorgeous shots! Girly, girly!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 1:27 am)

i love them! simply gorgeous!!! your kids are stunning models- do they never get sick of it? cause they don’t show it! I need to learn your trick ;)

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 1:22 am)
Susy Hall 

Love them…just the perfect abount of feminine, and girly! I’d love to purchase a few!

 ( Aug 19th, 2011 11:41 pm)
Susy Hall 

So beautiful and feminine…..I’d love to purchase!

 ( Aug 19th, 2011 11:37 pm)

Love the hair flowers! :)

 ( Aug 19th, 2011 11:16 pm)

Love your photography and those headbands are darling!

 ( Aug 19th, 2011 11:16 pm)
Lisa V 

katie…lock up your girls they look so grown up!

 ( Aug 19th, 2011 10:51 pm)

August 17th 2011
 • posted by  katie

brooke and charles

This little guy loved getting all of his bodily fluids all over mom and dad.  Dad handled it quite well.

Michelle Monson 

Eckkkss! Poor mama and dada…that little guy is still precious and big sister is a beauty!

 ( Aug 29th, 2011 6:21 am)
Erica Shurter 

Ha ha ha! Poor mom and dad! I don’t know which one would be worse?! Ha ha great photos as always! Love your work!

 ( Aug 20th, 2011 4:09 pm)
Seraphino's Photography 

Too funny…and these babies are beautiful! Can’t get over how clear his skin is…and could her lips be any more perfect?

 ( Aug 18th, 2011 3:06 am)
Katie Hatch 

LOL! Poor Mama! Very cute children!

 ( Aug 18th, 2011 12:37 am)

Haha!!! love the first two shots, so classic!

 ( Aug 17th, 2011 8:10 pm)