Archive for the ‘children / personal’ Category

Max was the perfect Carl Fredricksen from UP!


Heather- I got them at build a bear!

 ( Jan 10th, 2014 6:19 am)
Heather Hill 

Where are Max’s Halloween costume glasses from ?

 ( Jan 10th, 2014 5:56 am)
Julia Shinkle 

He IS perfect for the part! His costume and little walker is spot on! So cute Kate!

 ( Jan 9th, 2014 4:07 pm)

January 9th 2014
 • posted by  katie

Olivia’s birthday bash

I don’t do birthday parties for my kids every year because it consumes me.  I had so much fun planning this party, I have wanted to do a Halloween party for quite awhile.  The photo booth was a big hit.  I bought the tent from amazon.  It didn’t get the best reviews but it was inexpensive and it was perfect for a photo booth.  I designed the halloween backdrop and sell it at pepperlu.I got the printer and paper from amazon.  It was great.  I just hooked it up to my camera and printed them right there for the kids.  I had pre-made the cards that I taped them to.

The next big hit was the pumpkin station.  I didn’t want to do pumpkin carving because it would be way to much work and way to messy.  This nuts and bolts idea was perfect.  I found some of the old nuts and vintage bottle caps from etsy.  And some I found a refurbished hardware stores.  I pre painted some of the pumpkins with silver, metallic and gold spray paint.  Then the kids did the rest!  I stored the nuts and bolts in an old  letter press drawer that I found on Etsy as well.

I got  a lot of the decor from the line meri meri.  Or Evans gate house.  I made the garland from tissue paper.  There are a ton of tutorials and youtube videos.  Or you can click here.



 ( Jan 16th, 2014 10:58 am)

January 7th 2014
 • posted by  katie

maxwell 1st birthday

Man I love this kid!  After all the cake smash shots I have done, he by far was the best one I have ever seen. He entertained everyone for quite awhile.  We are so glad he joined our family.  You can find the cloud backdrop at


Kim L 

Hi Katie!! I LOVE your parties! Do you remember where you got your apothocary jars? That is the cutest idea for a candy bar!

PS the cloud backdrop is one of my favorites from PL !!

 ( Jan 30th, 2014 7:11 am)

thanks so much. You do not want to be me. I’m kind of crazy:)

 ( Jan 19th, 2014 6:02 am)

You are so creative. Looks like a great party! So glad you are posting pictures again!

 ( Jan 11th, 2014 10:45 pm)
Vanessa Goertzen 

You always throw the most beautiful parties! Can I be you when I grow up? ;)
Also, where in the world did you get his little aviator hat? It is to die for.

 ( Jan 10th, 2014 6:34 pm)

So random but how do you get the 36″ balloons filled with Helium? Londyn has a party coming up and I would love to be able to get some that size.

 ( Jan 9th, 2014 3:20 pm)

Hi Ashleigh,
I use a 50mm and a 70-200mm on most of my pictures, every once in a while I will use my 85mm. Hope this helps.

 ( Jan 8th, 2014 7:14 am)
Ashleigh Rose 

Beautiful family and just lovely work! I noticed now that you are posting more of your family I wondered if you get out a zoom lens rather than a typical portrait lens? Do you recommend a particular zoom lens for your journalistic style shots of your family? Just curious, but if it’s trade seceret I totally get that too ????! Gorgeous photography either way!

 ( Jan 8th, 2014 5:10 am)

January 7th 2014
 • posted by  katie

Yellowstone 2013

We went to Yellowstone and Jackson Hole for Dan’s family reunion this year.  It was so much fun.  



Amber- its a roxy dress I think I got it on zappos.

 ( Jan 19th, 2014 6:01 am)

Where did you get Olivia’s dress, the blue with the black and white chevron skirt?

 ( Jan 11th, 2014 3:02 am)

Kelly-I love boden, roxy, forever 21, next direct, crew cuts and zara.

 ( Jan 8th, 2014 7:15 am)

Hi Nichol- I used my 50mm for that shot.

 ( Jan 8th, 2014 7:14 am)

What lens are you using to get the kids close in front and the tall mountains (height) in the background? Thanks!

 ( Jan 8th, 2014 4:17 am)

Their clothes are too cute! Where do you mostly shop?

 ( Jan 8th, 2014 3:09 am)

Their matching clothes are too cute!!! Where do you shop?

 ( Jan 8th, 2014 3:08 am)

Splendid photographs!
Beautiful family at an idyllic setting.
Yellowstone is on my Bucket List.

 ( Jan 7th, 2014 8:42 pm)

January 6th 2014
 • posted by  katie

Hawaii 2013

I’m so behind on posting. So sorry!  I’m going to try to catch up here.  Here are some shots from our last trip to Hawaii (maui)  It was an amazing trip. Let me know if you have any questions on outfits or anything.

xoxo -Kate

Coffee and Cashmere 

Yay!! I’m so glad you are finally back. Your photography blog is my absolute favorite. Your photos and children are breathtaking. I adore you guys. Thanks for sharing your life!

 ( Jan 14th, 2014 10:12 pm)

Where is maxwells cream overalls from in the beach pics…. Thanks!

 ( Jan 9th, 2014 4:41 am)

Thanks Kate for the kite info…I will have to try it out myself!

 ( Jan 7th, 2014 10:26 pm)

Hi Carolyn, I think I got them on Amazon, but they are just a white kite kit and it comes with paint. I just pained them myself. Have fun in Florida!

 ( Jan 7th, 2014 8:23 pm)

Wow! Looks beautiful and I LOVE your photos!! Miss seeing them! I am heading to the beach in Southwest Florida soon and would love to know where you got those kites!! They are awesome!!! :)

 ( Jan 7th, 2014 3:59 pm)

What fun memories! SO beautiful! Glad to see a new post :)

 ( Jan 7th, 2014 3:10 pm)

Gosh, I dream of a vacation like this which makes it so fun to see your gorgeous photos! I really miss you blogging! Yay for updates!! XoOXoXO

 ( Jan 7th, 2014 1:34 am)

May 24th 2013
 • posted by  katie

matilda jane patch quilt

when my best friend asked me shoot this Matilda jane quilt I was beyond excited.  I really wanted to keep it for myself!   Check out to see how she made it.


Thanks so much! Yes it is much needed:)

 ( Jan 6th, 2014 7:52 am)

This quilt is to die for. How many pieces of MJ did you need to fill it up. Did you use any extra fabrics for fillers?

 ( Oct 22nd, 2013 5:13 pm)
Amber Wallis 

I am still waiting to see your Hawaii pics:)

 ( Jul 27th, 2013 10:24 pm)
Robin Lee 

I’m happy to hear that you are taking a bit of a break. I too am a mother of 4 and a photographer and there are times when I really start to resent photography because it takes me away from my family. I think you are wise to take a little break, you won’t regret it. Enjoy your much needed time off!

 ( Jul 17th, 2013 6:45 pm)

THis is just BEAUTIFUL, I love all of your pictures, you are so talented :)
Vintage Inspired Girls

 ( Jul 3rd, 2013 1:21 pm)

I LOVE your pictures, you are so talented and the girls/dresses are all super lovely, congrats!
Vintage Inspired Girls

 ( Jul 3rd, 2013 1:21 pm)

Where are the adorable dolls from? Super cute!

 ( Jun 27th, 2013 2:00 pm)

Where are those adorable dolls from?! Super cute!

 ( Jun 27th, 2013 1:59 pm)

Love these. They are gorgeous!! Love their shoes where are they from?Quilt is adorable

 ( Jun 14th, 2013 3:01 pm)
Diane Harrington 

Great idea; beautiful images!

 ( Jun 4th, 2013 5:01 am)
Katie Hatch 

Oh I LOOOOVE it! Kate these pics are all SO DARLING! Amazing job :)

 ( May 24th, 2013 8:51 pm)
Mandy McCready 

Adore these pics!! and the blanket is AMAZING!!!

 ( May 24th, 2013 8:20 pm)

Adorable quilt! Seriously talented friend.

 ( May 24th, 2013 3:28 pm)

February 17th 2013
 • posted by  katie


Just wanted to update everyone.  Most of  you have heard we are taking a break from taking pictures for a bit starting July 1st.  Currently wer are all booked until then.  You are welcome to leave an email and put on a cancelation list if you would like.  It has been such an honnor to work with so many of you and will miss seeing you and your sweet children.  Right now I just have to focus on being a mom and taking care of these four kiddos.  When Max is a little older I’ll be starting up again.  Hope everyone understands.  If you want to keep in touch you can always find me on instagram. My user name is peekaboophotos, I would love to hear from you.


Kate & Dan Moss


where did you get that backdrop or did you make all that stuff for it?

 ( Dec 31st, 2013 12:57 am)

These are gorgeous, love your style.

 ( May 5th, 2013 5:59 pm)

Amber- Thanks! I got them at gap and janie and jack.

 ( Mar 12th, 2013 1:59 am)

Hey Kathy,
Yes I will keep this blog up:)

 ( Mar 12th, 2013 1:59 am)

Kate!! What is the photography world going to do with out you!!?? Good for you! Enjoy those babies while you can:)

 ( Mar 7th, 2013 4:51 am)

Katie, I am so sad! I will miss your talent SO MUCH! There will be a hole in the industry but your family I know will benefit greatly from your decision and that…THAT IS ALL that matters!

 ( Feb 26th, 2013 3:19 pm)
Brooke Gardner 

These are darling of course! I’m so excited for you to be able to do this! I miss you!!!

 ( Feb 25th, 2013 6:14 pm)
Amber Wallis 

I love your work. You are such an inspiration. I Hope you will continue to post pics of your darling kiddos! I’ll keep checking your blog:)

 ( Feb 22nd, 2013 3:39 am)
Deidra Brown 

I follow you and love looking at your sweet children photos. I totally understand that you want to focus on being mom to your 4 sweet babies I have 5 sweet babies of my own and I love every minute of being their mom. :)

 ( Feb 21st, 2013 2:55 pm)

Your girls are absolutely beautiful! Mya’s eyes- wow pretty!!

 ( Feb 19th, 2013 11:42 pm)
Gareth O'Neill 

Look at all of the colours in her eyes. Amazing!

 ( Feb 19th, 2013 7:36 pm)
Katie Hatch 

Good for you Kate! Your children are most important :) Love these pics as always! Where is Lyla’s dress from? LOVE it!

 ( Feb 19th, 2013 5:33 pm)

I love your work! I was really hoping to get our family picture taken by you, but I completely understand about taking a break (we are expecting our fourth as well)
Are you going to keep this blog? do you have another one we can follow?
Wish you all the best luck!

 ( Feb 19th, 2013 4:45 pm)
Ann Easterling 

you NEED a break! Can’t wait to see more though, love your work and the pictures of your cute kiddos! Hugs Kate!

 ( Feb 18th, 2013 11:55 pm)
Kate M. 

It’s so refreshing to see someone as successful and talented as you taking a break to focus on family – props to you for making that decision! I can only imagine how busy it must be at your house. You are a great mom, and it shows through your sweet kids. I still look back nearly every day to see if you’ve posted new pictures though – I LOVE your work! This shoot is no different; perfection as always :)

 ( Feb 18th, 2013 11:11 pm)

Katie you are amazing! I am already on your cancelation list. Is it bad I’m praying for someone to cancel? LOL Where did you get your girls dresses?? They are darling!

 ( Feb 18th, 2013 6:07 pm)

Kate – You have been an inspiration and I have enjoyed seeing all of your amazing pictures!!

 ( Feb 18th, 2013 3:27 am)

You are so amazing. I totally applaud your decision to put your business on hold. I just made the same decision back in December. It was really hard but the best decision I ever made.

 ( Feb 17th, 2013 10:33 pm)

May 15th 2012
 • posted by  katie

my girlies

Well most of you already know but were expecting a baby BOY this September!  Were super excited to finally throw a boy in the mix.  Just an update on the schedule.  Were booking in November right now.  We only have a few spots left they will be in the evening at 5:30pm.


Thanks Kelly!

 ( Jan 1st, 2013 6:23 am)
Kelly Stein 

hey, I didn’t know this big new!!! I’m happy for your little baby!!! God bless you and your family! :)

 ( Dec 27th, 2012 9:12 pm)

DYING over these! Hooray that your girls will still pose for you! Can’t wait to meet this little Moss!

 ( Jul 28th, 2012 4:23 am)
Kate M. 

Oh, Katie, I’m soooooo excited for you!!! Another girl would be just as awesome, but it will be so fun to throw a boy into the mix! -Love the pictures of your sweet girls, and Lyla is so big now! I love how each of your daughters is beautiful yet completely unique. You are so blessed. I really wish we lived closer so I could have you photograph my kids all the time. Hopefully we’ll be back someday – sooner than later!

 ( Jul 25th, 2012 3:59 am)


We first had 3 girls as well (now 6,4,2) and just had a little boy 2 months ago. It is SO much fun!!!

 ( Jul 15th, 2012 11:40 am)

Congrats on your exciting news! We love having three little boys, maybe someday we’ll have a girl? Amazing shots as usual!

 ( Jul 13th, 2012 3:52 pm)

Jackie! Yes you need to come out for sure!

 ( Jun 14th, 2012 4:57 am)

Hi Kalin-
I just used a reflector. It helps a lot if your shooting with back light. Hope this helps.
Maybe our kids will meet up someday:)

 ( Jun 14th, 2012 4:56 am)

These images are gorgeous!!! Just wondering if you are using flash (on/off camera?) for any of these images?? I struggle so much with getting good outdoor pictures. The faces are always so underexposed or background blown out when I shoot in sunlight like this! Any tips??? Thanks so much. Gorgeous girlies…..I have 3 boys about the same ages, hmmmm!!!!

 ( Jun 11th, 2012 2:51 am)

Congrats! I can’t wait to see all of the fabulous pictures you are going to take with a little boy in the mix! Also, I would love to know where you got the leg warmer/shorts outfit that Lyla is wearing (head to toe). So cute!!!!

 ( Jun 8th, 2012 7:20 pm)
Jackie Baughman 

Congratulations to you and Dan on the BOY this September!!! That is great news!!! Still hoping to get out there in January! :)

 ( Jun 2nd, 2012 2:33 am)
Nicole Hager 

These are just beautiful!

 ( Jun 1st, 2012 3:55 pm)

Hi Nathalie,
Thanks for your kind words! I would love to photograph your kids if you ever come here:)

 ( Jun 1st, 2012 4:23 am)

Congratulations! How exciting! Your daughters are beautiful!

 ( May 29th, 2012 11:27 am)

Where did you get the ruffle shorts, tank, and leg warmers….on the little one?? ADORABLE

 ( May 28th, 2012 10:54 pm)

Congrats for your future little baby boy!
Your pics are so amasing and you inspire me all days!
I come from Québec (Canada) and one day, I want you to photograph my children! You’re so inspiring!

Have a nice day!
(sorry for my bad english… I speak only french!)

 ( May 27th, 2012 4:08 pm)

Congratulations- best wishes to you all.

 ( May 23rd, 2012 3:14 am)
La Flor Couture 

Congratulations!!! I have been taking a break and finally checked your blog. What great news!!! I am so excited for you! :) Love the pictures of your girls too. It will be so much fun for you to get a boy now too! So happy for you and your family!

 ( May 21st, 2012 3:20 pm)
Michelle Kane 

Congrats! Super exciting for you! I don’t know how you guys manage 3 little ones and a thriving photography business. You amaze me. Love, love, love these captures.

 ( May 19th, 2012 11:45 pm)
Alicia Crispell 

Congratulattions Kate!

 ( May 19th, 2012 2:27 pm)

Oh my word Katie! Congrats on the new addition coming to your family!!! Your husband must be SOOO excited!!!

 ( May 18th, 2012 1:28 pm)

How exciting to have a boy. The pictures are just lovely.

 ( May 18th, 2012 3:52 am)

these are absolutely, amazingly darling. what a talent you have. beautiful. beautiful. beautiful.

 ( May 17th, 2012 7:55 pm)

OH MY GOSH KATIE!!! These are AMAZING!! The orchard, lighting, outfits and your BEAUTIFUL girls! I am so excited to see the photo’s you take with a boy in the mix:)

 ( May 17th, 2012 4:04 pm)

Congrats!!! We got a boy after 3 girls too. It’s been WAY different, but good. You will LOVE it!

 ( May 17th, 2012 3:29 am)
Heidi Childs 

wow congratulations Kate I can’t wait to see how gorgeous he will be:)

 ( May 17th, 2012 12:13 am)
Kimberly Bair 

Congrats katie!! How awesome! He is going to be spoiled rotten by his big sisters :)

 ( May 16th, 2012 4:37 pm)

OMG! Congrats!!! How exciting, a boy!!

 ( May 16th, 2012 6:04 am)

Congrats Katie!!!

 ( May 16th, 2012 4:47 am)
Katie Hatch 

Can’t wait to see all the fab pics you’ll take once your baby boy is born! Love these pics, your girls are such beauties!

 ( May 15th, 2012 6:03 pm)

Congrats! Your girls are so so cute. Happy for you that you got a boy now! They are so fun!

 ( May 15th, 2012 2:22 pm)

Aweee CONGRATS!! How exciting! This baby boy is going to get some serious sisterly love! These pictures are PRESH!

 ( May 15th, 2012 1:59 pm)

Katie, I’ve been watching your blog daily too! I was anticipating the announcement! Love these photos of the girlies! Lyla’s outfit is precious!! She is so adorable! Of course Olivia and Mya are just darling too! I have loved watching them grow through your photography. You are so talented. xoxo

 ( May 15th, 2012 10:40 am)

Yay!!! I’ve been coming to the blog everyday waiting for the announcement! I saw it on instagram. So so exciting! I have four boys and hoping the next might be a girl! But we lie our house full of boys! :) )))

 ( May 15th, 2012 7:04 am)

March 18th 2012
 • posted by  katie

Lyla’s 2!

I can’t believe my baby is two already! I swear she was just born. She sure has been our little spitfire.  Very determined, independent & mischievous.  She is so full of personality, we just love having this little lady in our family.

The party was at Dear Lizzy’s  the cake is from Dipidee and the cherry napkins are from Amy the labels for the drinks & party favors are from Paper Jacks and the cherry suckers are from Stephanie.  Hope this is everything:)


LOVE!!! SOO Amazing Katie!! I love every little detail:)!! Little red finger nails:)

 ( Apr 5th, 2012 6:01 am)

Happy BDay Lyla! So Cute, cute, cute! What a gorgeous cake!

 ( Apr 2nd, 2012 11:49 pm)

Oh my goodness you’re girls are are soooo cute!!

 ( Mar 29th, 2012 2:48 pm)
Vanessa G. 

Oh my goodness. This is the most adorable thing ever!

 ( Mar 27th, 2012 11:51 pm)

Addie- I got the cherry dress from ebay.

 ( Mar 26th, 2012 4:38 am)

So cute!!! I am dying to know where you got the cute cherry dress!

 ( Mar 25th, 2012 11:09 pm)
Katie Hatch 

These turned out so cute Kate :)

 ( Mar 24th, 2012 10:43 pm)
Talia Audenart 

Holy cow!! Perfection!!

 ( Mar 23rd, 2012 10:28 pm)
angie andrews 

Seriously, this is amazing!! I want to come to one of your parties, just to be in awe!

 ( Mar 23rd, 2012 5:46 am)
cozette couture 

OH MY!!! Love this! You are so talented!!!!

 ( Mar 21st, 2012 4:45 am)
Shannon Ross 

Love these pictures. Where did you get her dress from its so cute?

 ( Mar 20th, 2012 4:14 am)
La Flor Couture 

What a darling little girl 2 year old you have!! My little man will be 2 in about a month and its freaking me out! They grow so fast! She is so so beautiful in these pictures! Happy Birthday Lyla! :)

 ( Mar 20th, 2012 12:05 am)

What an amazing party. Katie as always you have awesome taste. She and her sisters are adorable.

 ( Mar 19th, 2012 8:46 pm)

Happy Birthday, Lyla! Can’t believe how fast she has grown up! Her birthday party looks like it was absolutely darling. How fun!

 ( Mar 18th, 2012 7:11 pm)

She is so stinking cute! I love the picture of all 3 of them at the table. What a fun day :-)

 ( Mar 18th, 2012 3:17 pm)

Amazing! So cute and it looks like she had fun. Congradulations on your little girl. Soon she’ll be all grown up so hold on to the yonger days!!!

 ( Mar 18th, 2012 3:08 pm)

Congratulations to your baby!!!!!!

 ( Mar 18th, 2012 7:38 am)

February 14th 2012
 • posted by  katie



Your photographs are amazing, your backdrops and props just pop and take the photographs to another level.

 ( Aug 4th, 2012 12:16 pm)
Rubia Monteiro 

My name is Rubia Monteiro, I am Brazilian.
I loved your blog, wonderful.
In addition to my blog, I am a therapist Floral (Bach Flower), Feng Shui and I write some chronic.
One of my passions is photography.
Congratulations on your beautiful work.

Rubia Monteiro

 ( Jul 10th, 2012 7:13 pm)

Love your kiddos there r so pretty! You are preparing them for models, hell i think they could start now! So precious!

 ( Mar 29th, 2012 6:28 pm)
Yvonne Chakraborty 

What gorgeous styling / use of props in this beautiful shoot!

 ( Mar 20th, 2012 2:45 pm)

I love these pictures and the whole retro theme!
Can I ask you where your daughter’s scalloped hem dress and the light blue top with lace sleeves are from? Thanks!

 ( Mar 6th, 2012 7:11 pm)
Kristen Harris 

Katie, I have another sizing question! Thanks for your reply. What size is the love me dress Mya’s wearing? My daughter is about her same age and size. Thanks!

 ( Mar 6th, 2012 1:14 am)
Amber Wallis 

Where did you get that darling camera?

 ( Mar 3rd, 2012 2:38 am)

soooooooo cute! where did you get the background

 ( Feb 20th, 2012 10:51 pm)

so darling!

 ( Feb 20th, 2012 7:33 am)

Kristen- She is wearing size 4′s seems like they run big.

 ( Feb 20th, 2012 4:37 am)

Hi Natalie- My husband just panted the zig zag backdrop:) There are tons of tutorials on youtube to show you how to paint them.

 ( Feb 20th, 2012 4:35 am)

Katie love these. where did you get all of your girls dresses and your little ones headband on the first picture? Awesome

 ( Feb 17th, 2012 9:52 pm)

Katie- Do you make your own paper flowers or do you purchase them?

 ( Feb 17th, 2012 4:08 pm)

Wow! This shoot is amazing! Nice work!

 ( Feb 16th, 2012 8:05 pm)

Hi Katie! I am a huge fan of your work!! I love it all! I am also dying over your backdrop. Would you mind sharing where you found the zig zag! It would look perfect in my little girls room!! Im obsessed with it!!

 ( Feb 16th, 2012 7:34 pm)

Beautiful!!! May I ask what size of salt-n-peppers your daughter is wearing? My daughter is the same age as yours. I got 6′s and just sent them back for 4′s??!!!
Now I want that dress!

 ( Feb 16th, 2012 5:38 am)
Katie Hatch 

How adorable!

 ( Feb 16th, 2012 4:29 am)

My sister found you on Pinterest…we love your work – would you mind saying where you find all your different fabric backdrops?

 ( Feb 15th, 2012 9:06 pm)

Wow your girls are stunning and of course your work is amazing…

 ( Feb 15th, 2012 8:34 pm)

Seriously Katie!! I am dying over these! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)!! Literally put a smile on my face:) Think I could work without pay if I could get amazing pics like this every holiday:) I was checking out the blog to see if you had posted pictures of sweet little Nieko. I was sent a sneak peek and can’t wait to see the rest! He is beautiful like his mommy! I am NOT patient enough to be a photographer, but these inspire me to figure out how to use my own little camera:)

 ( Feb 15th, 2012 12:27 am)

SO CUTE!!! :)

 ( Feb 14th, 2012 10:15 pm)

LOVE the heart dress….where is that from?

 ( Feb 14th, 2012 7:56 pm)

You are so talented! Your girls are BEAUTIFUL! You’ve out done yourself. I know it was a ton of time but they are PERFECT!

 ( Feb 14th, 2012 6:26 pm)

Where did that cute heart dress come from??!!

 ( Feb 14th, 2012 6:24 pm)

Okay Katie, you HAVE to tell me where you got that wonderful chevron background – it is perfect!

 ( Feb 14th, 2012 5:43 pm)

uber cuteness!

 ( Feb 14th, 2012 2:33 pm)