1. Gorgeous post. You got an unbelievable amount of amazing pictures. I love the family picture with everyone’s face looking up at the camera.

    Comment by Gallery by Laura Photography — June 9, 2011 @ 6:08 am

  2. Thanks Laura- I think the kids were a little burned out getting their picts taken by the end:) I’m so glad dan’s brother was there to take those few shots of us.

    Comment by katie — June 9, 2011 @ 6:28 am

  3. That last pic of your girls is priceless! Your family pics turned out great too. So nice to have captured so many family memories :) Thanks for linking up!

    Comment by katie — June 9, 2011 @ 7:12 am

  4. GORGEOUS ! Your girls are so cute ! ^^

    Comment by Miss Giny / Au Pays Des Merveilles — June 9, 2011 @ 7:18 am

  5. I LOVE your pictures…all of them are beautiful! What great memories! Where did you find the kid cameras? kites? swim suits (2 piece orange and 1 piece yellow). Thx!

    Comment by Sandy — June 9, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

  6. OMG this images are so precious! I cannot pick my favorite because I LOVE them all…

    Comment by Joanna — June 9, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

  7. These are fabulous…ok you have to tell us where you got the girls long maxi dresses..and their swimming caps and your oldest daughter’s dress with the turquoise belt…I just love these pictures it looks like you all had a great time

    Comment by Eunice — June 9, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

  8. These are fabulous family photos! your kids will cherish these memories forever! can I just stick you in my pocket with your camera for our next vacation? =)

    Comment by marissa vargason — June 9, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

  9. Beautiful photos!!! Where did you get the adorable orange bikini?

    Comment by Kathi — June 9, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

  10. Amazing! What lens did you use here? 85mm? Beautiful and it looked like so much fun!

    Comment by Amanda Richards — June 9, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

  11. These are so beautiful!! I love the soft beach light! Are these shot with natural light, or did you fill with flash? Gorgeous work and family!

    Comment by Melissa Brown — June 9, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

  12. I love them! You do such an amazing job! Would you mind telling we where you got your girls yellow swimsuit and your girls dresses that they are wearing in the family picture. You not only take beautiful pictures but have a talent for clothing as well!

    Comment by krystal — June 9, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

  13. Hi Krystal- The yellow swimsuit is actually romper that I got the lame place as the headbands.
    Mya’s dress is from mini boden, olivia’s is from Nordstroms and Lylas is Matilda Jane. The maxi dresses are from my FAVORITE new store
    The orange bikini is from jcrew. I know I have a little shopping problem:) Its a rite off though right? The camera’s are just from amazon. Swim caps are from
    We mainly used the Nikor 70-200 2.8. I think that is everything.
    Marissa, I will totally come with you on your next vacation, if you come on my next one:)

    Comment by katie — June 9, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

  14. Oh Katie! Each picture is breathtaking – gorgeous family, gorgeous photos. You are so blessed. Looks like you had a beach to yourselves too which is a nice bonus! :) Love Lu’s kites – what a fun carefree shot. BTW, you have INCREDIBLE styling talent…can Audrey have Lyla’s hand-me-downs?! Glad you had a great vacation, it’s surely deserved!

    Comment by Kate — June 9, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

  15. Katie, your pictures are amazing!!! I especially love the bathing caps! My husband and I went to Maui a few years back and we loved it there, but like you said expensive. You inspire me to be a better photographer!!

    Comment by Kim Bair — June 10, 2011 @ 12:01 am

  16. HOLY COW!!!! So worth the wait in posting! Those pictures are to die for!!! I absolutely LOVE each one!!!

    Comment by Erin Langstraat — June 10, 2011 @ 2:11 am

  17. ah. Looks like you had so much fun! I love all the pictures… back to real life. boo

    Comment by allison — June 10, 2011 @ 3:11 am

  18. WOW! Love this post!

    Comment by Kelly Stewart — June 10, 2011 @ 5:26 am

  19. I can’t get enough of these!!! Come be me and my girls personal shopper, kay?

    Comment by Briana Millett — June 10, 2011 @ 5:55 am

  20. Amazing photos, each one of them!

    Comment by Niina — June 10, 2011 @ 10:33 am

  21. Great shots! What a fabulous family memory for your girls! Love the one of them with their swim caps on too adorable!

    Comment by Shannon Stuno — June 10, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

  22. Oh wow, these are absolutely stunning! You are amazingly talented. I need to take you on my family’s next beach vacation! May I ask how you achieve that sun-kissed, hazy look? Do you use specific actions? I completely understand if you won’t share, but if you feel so inclined, I would SO appreciate it! That look would be stunning in my girl’s room!

    Comment by Emily — June 10, 2011 @ 11:19 pm

  23. What a wonderful vacation! My husband and I moved there as Newley weds and attended BYU Hawaii so I have a special spot in my heart for all of the places I saw you visit on this post. I am so craving a Matsumotos right now! Glad you had a nice break and love the beautiful pictures!

    Comment by La Flor Couture — June 10, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

  24. These are so stunning! Love the beach shots, what beautiful images and looks like you guys had a blast!

    Comment by Holly — June 11, 2011 @ 3:02 am

  25. Olivia just slays me…. She has such a serene gaze and her poses are so natural. This girl could model for the big New York agencies.

    Comment by Tracey Leigh — June 11, 2011 @ 5:27 am

  26. LOVE EVERY SINGLE PICTURE! They are all just beautiful!

    Comment by Michelle Monson — June 11, 2011 @ 11:44 pm

  27. These images are fabulous! You have a beautiful family; loved, loved, loved looking at these! :)

    Comment by Danielle McCarty — June 12, 2011 @ 11:49 am

  28. The photos are AMAZING, the girls are ADORABLE and their outfits are just too stinkin’ CUTE! LOVE this post! : )

    Comment by Taryn B — June 12, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

  29. OH. MY. Goodness. What amazing photos! Just goes to show you can pose and plan away and still get that “un-posed” priceless look. The one of the three girls in swimsuits and caps MUST be a gallery wrap in your home!!!

    Comment by Jennifer — June 13, 2011 @ 1:14 am

  30. These are such lovely pictures, Katie! Your family photo is breathtaking! AMAZING!

    Comment by Rory Drysdale — June 13, 2011 @ 4:05 am

  31. These are so cute! Your daughters are beautiful! How did you achieve that beach-wash look? Did you use an action set like Florabella?

    Comment by Faith Evans — June 13, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

  32. I love every single picture!! you make me want to take pictures or go to hawaii… oh heck I want to go to hawaii and take pictures!! your a wonderful insiration! Thank you.

    Comment by Jade Alayne — June 14, 2011 @ 6:24 am

  33. Beautiful pictures! About the clothing, I am sure you find that as your daughter gets older, it gets soooo hard finding age appropriate clothing! My daughter is 10 but wears a size 12, and it is awful trying to find decent clothes. JCrew has been our go to for dresses. I just wish more companies would make clothing for these age girls!

    Comment by Kara — June 14, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

  34. To die for! And I love Hawaii! Where are these cute chunky necklaces that your girls wear from?

    Comment by Becky — June 14, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

  35. Love all your photos!! Your girls are just adorable.

    Comment by Roxana — June 14, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

  36. Hmm, my comment got deleted…

    Comment by Erin — June 15, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

  37. Katie, these are so classic! I just love them and you have such a beautiful family!!

    Comment by Kim — June 17, 2011 @ 3:46 am

  38. Thanks everyone! Faith I used Michelle Kanes new actions.

    Comment by katie — June 17, 2011 @ 6:17 am

  39. Briana- I would love to be your personal shopper! LOVE LOVE shopping!

    Comment by katie — June 17, 2011 @ 6:18 am

  40. LOVE. I absolutely adore these images. We just returned from Hawaii too. I’ve yet to mess with the photos, but I certainly didn’t capture anything close to what you did. You have such gorgeous memories captured here.

    Comment by Michelle Kane — June 17, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

  41. :) These are TOO cute!

    Comment by s h e r r y — June 17, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

  42. When I grow up I want your life (since we are the same age!!)!!! Lovely pictures!! Such great models!

    Comment by Lazy Daisy Design: Photography by Teresa Henrie — June 17, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

  43. Your pictures are AMAZING, you brough tears to my eye with such love captured in the photos! BEAUTIFUL famiy, and INCREDIBLE photographer!!! Can’t wait to follow you.

    Comment by Kristina — June 17, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

  44. Oh my, I’m dying over the cuteness!! Thanks for sharing these amazing pics!!! Love all the MJ, necklaces, headbands, little hats…cute!!!!! Where did the girls’ dresses from the family pics come from….presh!!!!!

    Comment by brandi — June 17, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

  45. loove your photos..

    Comment by susie — June 17, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

  46. Hi brandi,
    I posted the links to the outfits in the family picts under the comments already:)

    Comment by katie — June 19, 2011 @ 5:55 am

  47. These photos are absolutely gorgeous! They really showed the magic of Hawaii and the joy shared by your family!

    Comment by bridal bouquet ideas — June 20, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

  48. Where did the ADORABLE stripe swimsuit in the last picture come from? : )

    Comment by Kayla — June 22, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

  49. where is the yellow swim suit from with the blue bow? So cute!!! I love it all!

    Comment by kirsten — June 24, 2011 @ 5:19 am

  50. Hi Kayla- The stripe swimsuit is from Gymboree:)

    Comment by katie — June 24, 2011 @ 6:23 am

  51. I’m just speechless with the beautiful pics in this post. You are amazing and have just a gorgeous family.

    Comment by Michelle — June 24, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

  52. These photo’s are beautiful, all of your work is. You are so so talented!!

    Comment by heidi — June 29, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

  53. LOVE EVErY SINGLE ONE OF THESE!!! You guys are the cutest family ever!- Kate, for real- you had better of the one of you and your girls enlarged on your wall right this minute! Beautiful!

    Comment by Chari — June 30, 2011 @ 5:19 am

  54. P.S. I want Olivia’s swim suit in this last pic!

    Comment by Chari — June 30, 2011 @ 5:20 am

  55. These photos made me gush, absolutely fantastic! The girls are adorable and the colors are so cheerful!

    Comment by Dawn — July 2, 2011 @ 3:02 am

  56. These pictures are amazing. I especially love the one of your oldest daughter split jumping on the beach. I am a photographer too. I’m definitively not as good as you though.I just barely started. But I am so very jealous that your kids will be in so many pictures. My son runs away every time I pull my camera out.He is so tired of taking pictures.My daughter is better about taking pictures but even she still has to be in the picture taking mood. By the way my daughter’s name is Lyla too! I may have already commented about that a while ago. Any how…wonderful photos, really. As a new photographer I love coming here for ideas! :)


    Comment by Jordyn — July 8, 2011 @ 5:56 am

  57. What a gorgeous family!!! Looks like such a fun trip, can u come with us on our next vacation to take pics?!

    Comment by Tara Callaway — July 15, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

  58. Hey Tara- I would love to go with your cute family on your next vacation!

    Comment by katie — July 21, 2011 @ 4:49 am

  59. OMG, I love all your photos but this shoot of your family is amazing !!!! What program do you use to edit,and how do you get the awesome vintage color look? AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Amanda — August 13, 2011 @ 6:01 am

  60. OMG LOVE this photo shoot ! What program do you edit with, and how do you get the awesome vintage color look??? Your family is amazingly gorgeous !!!!

    Comment by Amanda Rathbone — August 13, 2011 @ 6:03 am

  61. Amanda- I use photoshop and have a ton of different actions that I use.

    Comment by katie — August 17, 2011 @ 6:07 am

  62. these pictures are just beautiful and your girls they are such beauties! your family is so talented so gifted. Congratulations on your success and the new baby

    Comment by leah — July 6, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

  63. I absolutely love your pics and color combos! What brand is the dress Olivia is wearing from Nordstrom? I absolutely love!

    Comment by Nicole — May 22, 2013 @ 3:59 am

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