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some of the cutest kids EVER! It is every photographers dream to tell kids what to do and have them actually do it. It was such a treat to have these kids cooperate so well.


I keep saying “so cute” over and over out loud. I just love your picture’s so much I can’t get over it. I can’t wait for my next two newborn shoots.

 ( Jan 28th, 2012 9:21 pm)

Love your Christmas card!!! Are the ornate frames on the sleeve Image Garden too?

 ( Feb 9th, 2011 3:14 am)

Kate! I love your photography, thanks for using my headband! Amazing pictures! Thanks again!

 ( Dec 17th, 2010 7:27 pm)


 ( Dec 9th, 2010 4:02 pm)

Gorgeous! As always! Katie what lens do you use in the studio? Love the clarity you get!

 ( Dec 5th, 2010 9:28 pm)

Sorry I can’t remember the girls name that sold me that headband. She came to a MJ party.

 ( Dec 5th, 2010 7:41 am)

Syria- think I got it at Joannes fabric

 ( Dec 5th, 2010 7:40 am)

very cute indeed! Ahh, sooo true about the photographer’s dream! LOL Same question as syria. :D

 ( Dec 5th, 2010 7:39 am)

I am trying to find the “ALL BROWN fabric backdrop”, with texture leaves…but I can’t find in any of the two links you posted :( …could you pls tell me where to find that backdrop..? Thanks so much!!!

 ( Dec 4th, 2010 4:24 pm)

Can you share where the mustard felt flowers headband is from? And the one with blues? They are both darling!!

 ( Dec 4th, 2010 7:18 am)

check out and

 ( Dec 4th, 2010 6:29 am)

got that cute headband at the busy biddy in Orem!

 ( Dec 4th, 2010 6:28 am)

Do you know where that cute, colorful, button headband came from?!

 ( Dec 3rd, 2010 9:57 pm)

Oh Katie, they are wonderful!!! Thank you for the beautiful pictures of my children. Now I need more wall space for canvases. xoxo

 ( Dec 3rd, 2010 7:44 pm)

LOVE the pic of her putting her hands on her hips.

 ( Dec 3rd, 2010 6:43 pm)

Katie, I absolutely ADORE your fabric backdrops!!!! Do you mind sharing where you got them? Your work is AMAZING!!! Keep it up! =)

 ( Dec 3rd, 2010 5:29 pm)

Call me crazy but the middle boy looks like he could be your Mya’s twin! These pictures are amazing, of course :)

 ( Dec 3rd, 2010 4:30 pm)

Oh wow, these are cute! Bet these parents are over-the-moon with these pics! You guys are so fab :)

 ( Dec 3rd, 2010 12:39 pm)

That is one good looking family! And as usual, some wonderful photography!!

 ( Dec 3rd, 2010 8:19 am)

November 22nd 2010
 • posted by  katie

just girls

Rachel always brings the cutest clothes!
* no longer doing family pictures on location starting 2011. We will still be doing child sessions on location, but space is limited so book early. Were cutting back our sessions to spend more time as a family in the evenings. Hope everyone understands:)


Where do you get that lace headband? The gold,tan and cream one! Love it and cant find it on etsy!

 ( Feb 6th, 2011 6:27 am)

I am wondering if you can share with me where you get your backdrops…I especially like the brown one (with texture) in these pictures…thank you so much!! :)

 ( Dec 2nd, 2010 8:46 pm)
Sally Metzger 

Where can I purchase a hat like that?

 ( Dec 1st, 2010 5:33 pm)

Yes I use a boppy:) And yes sometimes I cheat too, just depends on the baby.

 ( Nov 27th, 2010 7:55 am)
Amanda Richards 

Katie! I loved the video you posted with the baby resting on her hands. Could you tell me how your set up is? Do you use a boppy under her? And how do you position her legs and feet. I almost pulled if off the other day but we had to cheat and have mom hold his arms. :-) Thanks! Love everything you do!

 ( Nov 23rd, 2010 10:19 pm)

Thank you so much for these! I cannot wait to enlarge them and hang them up on my walls, I sooo Love them!!

 ( Nov 23rd, 2010 10:02 pm)

Love your pictures. Do you know where the little hat came from?

 ( Nov 23rd, 2010 5:09 am)

Always beautiful… love your style. I have a question, which I’m sure has been asked, your little fabric floral stools… is it ok to ask, where might one find one of those?

I have to say- nice to read of folks making time for famiy; the children grow up too fast and family time is super important! Enjoy!!!

 ( Nov 23rd, 2010 12:22 am)

Good for you guys, sad for me:(

 ( Nov 22nd, 2010 12:08 pm)

November 17th 2010
 • posted by  katie

so sad

There are no words that can describe what this family has gone through this past year. Poor little Rex was diagnosed with a brain tumor this last year. Around the same time his mom found out she was pregnant with little Anna. Their biggest hope is that he would make it to see her. I feel so blessed to be able have created these memories for this family. I have grown to love them.
Rex passed away today. Here is a link to his blog if you would like to donate to his family.

We took these pictures about a week ago. The Dr. told them that Rex only had 24-48 hrs to live and that was a couple weeks before his little sister arrived. I’m so glad he held on long enough to meet her. He loved her so much! He was so weak in these pictures, he couldn’t sit up on his own and was really sleepy, so we didn’t get a ton of shots, but he was such a great little trooper.

I will post more of little Anna later, but here is one.


Tears welling up over this post… what a precious gift you gave to this family, as they will treasure the beautiful photos of their sweet little son their entire lives. Blessings to you.

 ( Apr 26th, 2011 3:58 am)
Angela Tritle 

I stumbled across your work on youtube, actually. (On how to pose a baby with their chin in their hands….which was fantastic, btw)

And just read this story….oh my!! I’m no crier, but this had me in tears. What a beautiful, priceless moment to capture photos of this sweet family together for just a little longer.
The picture of the brother and sisters hands together puts a lump in my throat, it’s just beautiful!
A price tag couldn’t be put on a session like this. Simply beautiful. <3
I will be praying for this precious family!!

 ( Feb 1st, 2011 6:54 pm)

Somehow I overlooked the posts around this time. I am utterly teary and heartbroken! I looked at the photos more intimately and saw the little angel in Rex as he looked at his sister with love, especially in his white suit! I truly believe that little Anna has been appointed a special guardian angel for the rest of her days. And to mom and dad, I pray for you from the bottom of my heart. I hope you find the strength and peace to keep Rex alive…through stories, videos and photos (thanks to peekaboo). May God bless you now and forever.

 ( Dec 30th, 2010 3:49 am)

I had to comment!! I can’t even imagine what that family is going through….I’m sure they will hold on to these pictures for the rest of their lives!! Your work is amazing…I found you through Snazzie Drawers.

 ( Dec 29th, 2010 9:35 pm)

Lovely pictures. I am glad you were able to help them remember Rex through these awesome pictures. I’m sure his baby sister will forever cherish these when she gets older. My heart goes out to the beautiful family.

 ( Dec 2nd, 2010 9:48 pm)
Elisa Sandgren 

Steph is one of my dear friends. These pictures will be a big part of their family forever! Thanks for taking them!

 ( Nov 29th, 2010 5:01 am)
Angela Liddle 

As a mother to my own 3 year old (who is only 2 months younger than Rex), I cannot even imagine the heartache. I literally was bawling and sobbing through these pictures as well as following their story. My heart goes out to his family. This makes me want to squeeze my own son a little tighter tonight. I’m so glad they were able to get some beautiful pictures with their family before his sweet spirit was welcomed back to heaven.

 ( Nov 25th, 2010 6:55 am)
katrina witt 

I am too bawling my eyes out!!! Beautiful family! i love them in white. that got me the most.

 ( Nov 24th, 2010 6:49 pm)
Jennifer Barnes 

I am bauling my eyes out too. I have to remember that the things I am dealing with in life is nothing in comparison to losing a dear child. I pray that this family will feel peace and love at this very difficult time. What a great job you did capturing such special moments for them.

 ( Nov 24th, 2010 4:16 am)

I’m deeply sorry about your loss. I’m glad you were able to capture these beautiful moments on camera and know they have now become precious memories. Praying for you.

 ( Nov 24th, 2010 1:49 am)
Monica Fangupo 

What awesome memories you have given to this family. I can’t even imagine. I really like your work…this story made me cry.

 ( Nov 23rd, 2010 7:12 pm)
Maria Lucas 

My heart goes out to this family. I am still in tears from reading the story of Rex’s family and taking a looking at these amazing photos. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. What amazing photo’s for the family to have, you have given mom, dad and baby a gift that will last a life time.

 ( Nov 23rd, 2010 6:52 pm)
Sandra Deckelman 

This family was blessed to have had you capture these precious moments in their beautiful children’s lives…. These will be the memories this little girl grows up having of her big brother and angel in heaven!!! God Bless this beautiful family and I pray for the handsome soul of little Rex!!

 ( Nov 23rd, 2010 6:51 pm)
Jennifer Tonetti-Spellman 

I can’t stop crying- as a fellow photographer I could only imagine the joy and pain for you all at the same time…beautiful family and may God be with them. Little Rex will forever be his sister’s angel watching over her.

 ( Nov 23rd, 2010 6:40 pm)
Keri Doolittle Photography 

Wow, these are just amazing images, so full of love! They will cherish these pictures forever, I am so glad you got to capture these!

 ( Nov 23rd, 2010 5:08 pm)
Hannah Taylor 

We sit here holding our son in tears over your story and cannot imagine your loss. What a gift for you new little one to meet her brave big brother and be able to capture those timeless memories on camera. We offer you the deepest sympathy and our prayers are with your family.

 ( Nov 22nd, 2010 3:51 pm)

Speechless at how beautifully you captured this sweet family. I know they will treasure these images forever. My heart aches for them. No parent should have to endure the loss of a child. Praying comfort over them during this most difficult of times.

 ( Nov 22nd, 2010 8:42 am)

This story is so touching and so incredibly sad. What a gift you have given this family. I’m sure they will treasure it forever.

 ( Nov 21st, 2010 9:36 pm)

I am so sorry for your loss which is way to farmiliar to me. Our first grandson was a premie with many health issues. He died at the age of 6 when his baby brother was only 3 weeks old. Keith also died of a brain tumor. My prayers for you and your family.. please contact me if you’d like. I’m sure my daughter-in-law would be happy to talk with you also.

 ( Nov 21st, 2010 7:03 pm)

These are truly priceless, what an amazing gift and treasure. My heart is breaking for this tiny family.

 ( Nov 21st, 2010 6:40 pm)

Oh my goodness….I know their family will cherish these….I will be praying for them….so beautiful!

 ( Nov 21st, 2010 2:42 pm)
Michelle Monson 

So heartbreaking but yet just so beautiful… they will foreveer cherish this moments. My prayers and thoughts go out to this beautiful family.

 ( Nov 21st, 2010 11:44 am)

I cried so much. This family is so courageous and I pray for them. You captured wonderful moments that little Anna will also be able to look at when she is older. I love all the photos but especially the one where they are all together and they are watching little Anna sleeping. To me, this photo is saying that little Anna can now take her nap because she was just in her big brother’s arms who made it all okay and for her not to worry.

 ( Nov 20th, 2010 5:18 pm)

I’m so very sorry for your loss. I love your beautiful touching pictures. What a blessing you have to be able to spend time and get to know your sweet blessing. Your family will be in my thougths and prayers. Know your sweet boy is in God’s loving arms and he not in any more pain. (((Much hugs)). What a blessing to have so many beautiful memories. My heart is broken for you family. What a beautiful family.

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 10:30 pm)

What a beautiful family. I have two little ones the same genders and ages as theirs and so this breaks my heart-I can’t even imagine! The picture of Rex holding his moms hand is so sweet, just exactly how she’ll want to remember his little hand in hers. I also love the ones of rex and baby sister in white..Both so very close to heaven. Very emotional and beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing. My heart goes out to this sweet family.

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 7:51 pm)
Sabrina Jackson 

My heart goes out to this beautiful family. I am so happy that they were able to capture these memories. How a picture will tell a story of a million words, these pictures will always be there for great memories. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 4:50 pm)

Oh, what a beautiful gift you were able to give them…gorgeous job!

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 4:32 pm)

Just last month a baby girl I photograph passed away from open heart surgery. Totally unexpected. She just wasn’t strong enough. 8 months old. My heart breaks for this family. You did an amazing job capturing what little time he had with his baby sister. Beautiful!

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 3:54 pm)

How incredibly heartbreaking. But what a gift you have given them.

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 12:44 pm)

I don’t even know this family but, my heart goes out to them. These pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am so sorry for your loss.

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 12:36 pm)

My heart breaks for them, you captured beautiful memories for them that they will surely treasure. They are in my prayers

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 12:08 pm)

Wow, what an amazing gift you have given this family! You did a wonderful job of capturing this family. My heart goes out to them. Hugs and Prayers!!

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 11:53 am)
Laura Polen 

I’m totally crying. This family is in my prayers. What a beautiful gift you gave them with these photos to cherish forever.

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 5:18 am)

My heart breaks for this beautiful family. What a precious boy who I’m sure touched countless lives. My heart and prayers go out to this family.

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 4:38 am)
Alisa Veylupek 

Thank You so much for taking these pictures for them. Makes me super happy. You guys are great!!!!!

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 4:35 am)

Oh Kate, I am sitting here wondering what to say. I am so sad for them. I can’t imagine watching a healthy child just wither away. And I am so sorry for you. I know you love them and are probably beside yourself. As for the pictures, they are priceless. I can’t get over the one that Anna is looking at Rex. I am not sure if his eyes are closed or if he is looking at her, but either way it is amazingly perfect. Both so close to the other side. You gave them little pieces of their heart in perfect pictures for the last time and you did such a beautiful job.

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 4:29 am)
Monica Martin 

HUGE tears running down my face right now, ugh, can’t take it…. I know the pain all to well of losing someone, my heart goes out to them, and I pray that God will give them the strength to to get through this. Kate you captured some beautiful pics of them, the one’s of him with his baby sister are PRICELESS, AMAZING!

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 3:58 am)
Katie Hatch 

My heart is breaking for this family. You did a beautiful job capturing the love they have for each other. He is so darling.

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 2:58 am)
Casey Cashell 

tears are pouring….i pray that this family feels the sweet all sustaining comfort that only God can provide in times such as these. My two boy are almost the exact same ages as their little ones. my heart aches for them.

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 2:55 am)
Michelle Kane 

What a heart wrenching post. I too am filled with such sadness and at the thoughts of what this family has gone through. What an amazing instrument of God you are to have been there to create these keepsakes for this beautiful family. I pray for God’s peace and comfort for them.

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 2:40 am)
Candice Andrus 

These are my neighbors. I offered to do their photos as well and was so happy to know that they had this need met. Thank you for this beautiful gift, not only to them, but to all of us who can view them. Thank you.

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 1:55 am)

I look at your blog regularly, but don’t usually comment, but I had to on this one! I have to say what an amazing family. I don’t know them but they will be in my thoughts and prayers! What an honor for them to ask you to do these for them! They are amazing and I know they will cherish these forever. I went to their blog and read what has been going on and I am bawling. So sad. Amazing work you did for an amazing family.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 11:09 pm)
Kerri Batze 

Wow…I could not even imagine!! This has brought tears to my eyes. What a hansome little man and a beautiful little girl. My prayers go out to the family!! Just remember you will always have your little angel watching over your family.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 10:14 pm)
Wayne DeVincent 

Katie, Thanks for using your God-given talents to help us see how precious life is.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 9:52 pm)
Leah Fontaine 

I’m in absolute tears right now. This poor sweet family. My prayers are with them at this time. What a testament to your profession. This family will treasure these images for a lifetime. The love Rex expresses for his sister is so apparent through these images.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 9:49 pm)

I’m just going to say “Ditto” to all the wonderful comments already posted. My heart goes out to this family, they are in my prayers.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 8:31 pm)
Angela Healy 

Wow, I can not even begin to imagine this family’s heartbreak. My prayer for them is that they will find peace and his memory will live on. Beautiful job capturing these moments they will cherish forever. I would have been in tears the whole time!

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 8:07 pm)
Phyllis Godwin 

My heart goes out to this young family. Love and prayers for them all

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 7:39 pm)

My heart, prayers and thoughts are with this family, this post had put me in tears. Such a beautiful family and beautiful kids. The pictures are amazing, what a great gift.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 7:33 pm)

So sad… in tears writing this. To Rex’s famliy, I am so sorry for your loss of such a sweet beautiful boy. You will be in my prayers.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 7:28 pm)

Wow-that is so sweet and special. What a cute boy- and priceless photos.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 7:08 pm)

This post left me in tears. What a sweet little boy. My heart goes out to his family. I’m so happy they had the opportunity to do these pictures with you. Those two black and whites of big bro and little sis laying together are just absolutely STUNNING. I’m certain they will truly cherish these photos.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 6:53 pm)

I am literally in tears at work ready this. Off to the family website to hopefully lessen their burden a little bit. God Bless his families. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 4:31 pm)

Wow, this family has so much courage! What a gift that they have these pictures of their 2 babies. These shots are priceless Katie :)

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 4:31 pm)

My heart breaks for this family – but for them to have these images of their son and daughter together is the most amazing gift you could have given them – what tender moments you captured. I am sure, when this little girl grows up….she will cherish these more than words can even express. I know I would. What an honor you have been given. Beautiful images and beautiful family. Off to dry my face!

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 3:58 pm)

As a mother of two my heart goes out to their family and friends – my prayers are with you!

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 3:24 pm)

When I look at your site, I always scroll to the bottom and work my way up from the last post I read…so this post really caught me off guard this morning. My heart is breaking for this family. What a very special and brave little boy. With three children of my own, I just can’t even imagine what this family is going through. I pray they are brought much strength through their journey of finding peace again. What a priceless gift of photos and memories you were able to give them Kate.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 2:29 pm)
Joy Stallard 

Heart is broken for this family. Can’t get them off my mind. I just can’t imagine how difficult this journey will be for them with their new life without their sweet Rex. Prayed so much for them this week and hope they are blessed with wonderful friends who overfill their lives with love right now.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 1:57 pm)

What a story of great sadness but also tremendous inspiration. Most any of our issues seem pitifully tiny in comparison to what has gone on with this child and family.
How can a little boy fight such a fight so young, or understand that pain and suffering? And for the parents to watch their child go through it and not be able to take it away.
You are all heros, plain and simple. To have one child leave you as another miracle of life enters your life….two extremes at the same time. The best and worst for any parent.
Anna will know her brother forever because of these photos, done so beautifully. They will always mean so much…the brother she barely met and never knew…but you can almost feel them touching just in the photos. She will have those moments with him all her life now.
Truly, our prayers and love do go out to all of you. And especially brave little Rex, whose pain and weariness are over. We pray his parents can remember his strong soul and brightness, and it will help ease their sorrow in the months and yeas to come. Even though you may know us, hundreds if not thousands–stand still when we heard and saw your story. Thanks to all of you for sharing such a sacred moment.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 9:14 am)
Remarkable Gift 

[...] so sad | Our hearts are broken, but we have these precious pictures to preserve his memory. You are the most gifted photographer…and have provided our family the most treasured gift! Our deepest thanks for this truly remarkable gift [...]

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 5:17 am)
Shauna Ploeger 

What a touching story. Thank you for sharing. This is why we are photographers; capturing moments in life that can’t be expressed through words. What a blessing you were able to give them. My thoughts and prayers will be with this sweet family.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 4:53 am)

I can’t even see the keys to type this. What a keepsake you have created for this family. My heart goes out to them……..

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 4:43 am)

Oops..sorry for the multiple comments of the same message. This was my first time ever posting on a blog and I thought it didn’t go through.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 3:56 am)
Corin Jones 

Oh my. I could look at these photos all night. They are such an enormous reminder of how extremely precious life is. To lose a loved one is heart-breaking, but to lose a loved one so soon and so young, is unfathomable.

My heart goes out to them completely. You did an amazing job.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 3:50 am)

I never cry, but I am crying now. This is so sad:-( My heart breaks for this family, and I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. The photos are so beautiful too, and it is so wonderful that you had the chance to capture the love that he has for his sister.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 3:38 am)
amanda richards 

I don’t cry very often but this post made me start bawling like a baby. You did an amazing job for this family. God bless them.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 3:34 am)

I never cry, but I am crying now. This is so sad:-( My heart is breaking for this family and I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. The photos are so beautiful too, and it is so wonderful that you were able to capture the love he has for his sister.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 3:34 am)

I never cry, but I am crying now. This is so sad:-( My heart breaks for this family and I will keep them in my prayers. The photos are beautiful and it is so wonderful that you were able to capture the love he has for his little sister.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 3:31 am)

I can’t see the page anymore cause my eyes are filled with tears. My heart goes out to this family. You did a wonderful job. These are so precious.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 2:49 am)

What a wonderful gift you have given this amazing family. Their strength through this horrible trial has been amazing. These pictures will be cherished by them forever. Rex was a fighter and I’m so happy he got to meet his sister. My heart is broken for this beautiful family.

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 1:14 am)
Cortnie Bigelow 

I am in complete awe of these photos Kate. Thank you for sharing these! My eyes are filled with tears for this sweet family…What a little angel he obviously was and I’m sure he blessed their lives incredibly!! The pictures of the two kids together dressed in white are just perfect….What perfect memories to have forever! Again, thank you for sharing. And to the family, even though I don’t know you, your family will be in our prayers!!

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 12:49 am)
Shauna Russell 

There simply are not words to describe our gratitude for preserving these tender memories for our family! Our hearts are broken, but we have these precious pictures to preserve his memory. You are the most gifted photographer…and have provided our family the most treasured gift! Our deepest thanks for this truly remarkable gift! We love you!

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 10:22 pm)
McKenzie Wheeler 

Oh, I am crying my eyes out right now! So amazing to have those photos of him holding his sister and the ones where they were all dressed in white…GOSH! What an amazing gift you were able to give them!

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 9:12 pm)
Skye Hatten 

My heart breaks for this family…I can’t even glance at these images without crying. Your courage for putting this session together is nothing short of amazing.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 8:36 pm)
Jennifer O. (aka Romeo and Mae) 

Oh gosh, the pics of him and his baby sister are killing me! So sad for his family. :(

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 8:04 pm)

The family will treasure these photos forever. This should be a moment of great happiness for them with their newborn daughter and yet they´ll have to deal with the loss of their precious son at the same time.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 8:03 pm)

oh how beautiful… i am in tears. what a beautiful family! I love the one where they are both wearing white…very fitting.
love that you captured these moments! You have the best job!!

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 7:51 pm)

So heartbreaking! Having these portraits is such an amazing gift for this family. You’ve capture beauty and memories that will never go away…God bless you!

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 7:40 pm)
Liis Tamra 

My heart goes out for this family :( Truly sad what happened and such a brave little boy…beautiful pictures.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 7:30 pm)

I am crying! You are so sweet to capture these beautiful pics for this family. Your job is so rewarding. I don’t know how you can edit these without crying your eyes out. I love the ones of both of them in white.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 7:08 pm)

Oh Katie, what a wonderful treasure you created for this family. I have been watching Rex’s website for quite some time. Our hearts ache for Rex’s parents, grandparents and extended family, but he is now surrounded by glory and perfect beings. The picture where Rex and Anna are laying together, his eyes are closed and her’s are open, looks like she is communicating with the man upstairs and preparing Rex at the same time! Priceless

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 7:06 pm)

That made me cry. So heartbreaking.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 6:42 pm)

Amazing pictures and amazing little boy to hang in there to meet his sister. I cannot imagine having this happen, but they will have your precious images to hang in their home to keep these memories and to show sis how much her brother loved her. I am a firm believer in making time to take pics….So proud that this family did. Great job capturing these precious memories.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 5:44 pm)

…no words took my breathe away

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 5:28 pm)

Well I didnt expect to have a cry fest this morning. What a BEAUTIFUL boy. It is times like this that we are able to see the importance of our jobs as photographers. I am sure that these photos will be cherished forever. My heart goes out to this cute family.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 4:45 pm)
Alisha Nuttall 

Oh my gosh, I am in tears. What a strong family.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 4:20 pm)
Michelle Guzman 

My prayers go out to this family. God bless them. What an amazing thing to have such beautiful memories presented in these photos.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 4:05 pm)
brooke Vanausdal 

been crying for hours now. I have never met this family but know what it is like to loose someone so close. I can’t even imagine loosing a child. The least I can do is pray for them and make a donation. My thoughts will be with this family.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 4:01 pm)

Oh Kate. I’ve done so many sessions like this you’d think I’d be stronger but tears are just streaming out of my eyes! I’m SO glad you were able to give them their family of four portraits before Rex passed away… what a blessing and how great that they thought to make time for it… they will always treasure them. Prayers to this family today!

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 3:55 pm)
amie hale 

Oh my gosh, that makes me so sad. Just shows you how precious life is. Darling family. What a cute little boy.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 3:36 pm)

Good Job Katie… I’m so glad that this family had the chance to capture this moment to freeze in time. And to have just the perfect photographer to do it for them. God Bless this family and count our blessings for every moment we have to be with our loved ones. The best thing about being a photographer is that we get to use our camera as a journal and keep our memories alive.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 3:26 pm)

I will be praying for this amazing, beautiful family. What an awesome thing to be able to capture priceless memories for them.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 3:10 pm)
Amy Smith 

Oh this is heartbreaking!!! I can’t even imagine as a parent myself – how you would handle this. My prayers are for this sweet family and bless his little heart, he is now home and in no more pain. What a wonderful memory you have made for them Katie!!!

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 2:41 pm)
Crave Photography 

I’m officially bawling my eyes out. My heart goes out to this sweet family. I think you captured some of the most beautiful memories and tender moments between this family.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 2:10 pm)
Keri D'Agostino 

I am sitting here with tears rolling down my face. My heart breaks for this family, but these photographs show so much emotion with even knowing the story behind it. Great job capturing this moment for this family. I can see the love and strength in their eyes, I prat that God brings them the comfort they need right now.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 1:54 pm)

These photos really touched me, and my prayers are with this family. I am so happy he got to meet his baby sister.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 1:31 pm)
Dawn Hudson 

This is a heartbreaking story. You did a great job capturing his personality for them when he was healthy and the sweetness only sibling share. Bless their hearts.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 1:02 pm)

What a treasure these pictures are and will be! My heart aches for this family and I will be praying for comfort today.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 1:01 pm)

My heart is breaking for this family. What a wonderful thing to be able to have such beautiful pictures of him with his family to hold on to!

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 12:52 pm)

Breathtaking images. I am so happy to know that he lived long enough to meet his baby sister What an amazing gift that will be to her! My thoughts and prayers are with the Family!

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 12:41 pm)

What a heart wrenching story…I am in tears. What a gift a photographer can give; to document who someone was and how they were in this world. May he Rest In Peace.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 10:21 am)

Oh wow, I’m crying like a baby…. these pictures are so priceless – and you did a wonderful job capturing the love. So so so sad, but what an amazing way to be able to share your talents with this family.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 7:54 am)
Nataly Harris 

I just had to comment…I’m literally in tears. My heart just aches for this family–but those sweet captures will bring tears of joy to them forever, I’m sure.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 7:49 am)

This is so heartbreaking. I’m so sorry that this family is going through this, he looks like such a sweet little boy. :( You did an amazing job capturing these pictures for them.

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 7:43 am)

November 15th 2010
 • posted by  katie

Lilly and Kelton

Love these cute kiddos!


thank you so much! i love them :)

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 9:28 pm)
Amy Smith 

Hi Katie -

Do you use the 7 foot soft box for newborn sessions as well? Alien Bee?

 ( Nov 16th, 2010 8:17 pm)
Ridge Meadows Photography 

gorgeous..Love your lighting SO much as well:)

 ( Nov 16th, 2010 6:18 am)

I have a 7 foot soft box and that is it:)

 ( Nov 16th, 2010 5:26 am)

Adorable! I am so jealous of their beautiful blonde hair!

 ( Nov 16th, 2010 3:05 am)

Well it’s official…you are my favorite photographer! Amazing work! Do you mind if I ask what kind of lighting you use? I bought a lighting kit with daylight balanced lamps but the color isn’t soft and warm like your studio work! Your images are to die for!

 ( Nov 15th, 2010 4:50 pm)

October 4th 2010
 • posted by  katie


Just look at the curls on this beauty! What a cute easy going one year old she was. And couldn’t help take just a few of her big sister!


I love those pink hats that you used in this session…any idea where I could get one for myself or what they are called?

 ( Oct 23rd, 2010 7:03 am)

I am in love with your photography – seriously!!!
Can anyone tell me the name of those pink hats you used in this session? or where I might can find one of my own?

Thanks! Keep up the gorgeous work!

 ( Oct 23rd, 2010 7:01 am)

that soft thing the big sister is sitting upon is awesome, love love the textures. all your work (back grounds, props are way cool)! loving it all.

 ( Oct 14th, 2010 12:15 pm)

I just love your work!! I love the backdrops you use, your props and what the kiddos are wearing is so adorable!! I wish I was that creative!

 ( Oct 10th, 2010 5:29 pm)

from pepperlu

 ( Oct 10th, 2010 5:14 am)

Wow those curls are so adorable! What a cutie!

 ( Oct 9th, 2010 5:56 am)

SOO Darling! Where’d you get the cute pink lace one piece?!

 ( Oct 8th, 2010 7:46 pm)
Cassie Mickelsen 

The pepper lu backdrops are amazing! Have they launched yet and do you know the web site where we can get them?

 ( Oct 7th, 2010 12:18 am)
Amy Earle 

Oh! They are absolutely adorable!! Love them all!!

 ( Oct 5th, 2010 6:06 pm)

What a couple of cuties! You are truly an inspiration :D

 ( Oct 5th, 2010 1:46 pm)

Oh so sweet! Lovely images :)

 ( Oct 4th, 2010 8:09 pm)
Linsey Sorensen 

Thanks Kate, I love all your backgrounds, they turned out really cute.

 ( Oct 4th, 2010 3:28 pm)

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)

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 16th 2010
 • posted by  katie

presley and jett

Another one of my favorite families. You would never guess that Presley use to hate getting her pictures taken. And of course she is really into fancy nancy right now, so we HAD to do a fancy nancy tea party. Too bad I didn’t have a video camera to record all of the cute things she was saying.


Love your photos. Just came across your site this week. Beautiful. I love that textured bean bag! Where did you get it? It would be so cute in my boys room!

 ( Aug 31st, 2010 1:27 pm)

I LOVE these headbands! Where did you get them?

 ( Aug 20th, 2010 3:38 am)
Tiffany Roundy 

Wow these are beautiful! Great job Katie!

 ( Aug 19th, 2010 2:02 am)
April: Bridges to Blessings 

These are absolutely gorgeous! You really do an amazing job!

 ( Aug 18th, 2010 2:50 am)


 ( Aug 17th, 2010 7:51 pm)
Niki Barber 

LOVE these!!!!!!!!!

 ( Aug 16th, 2010 11:24 pm)

Thanks so much Katie! We love them! You guys are the BEST:)

 ( Aug 16th, 2010 9:11 pm)

August 15th 2010
 • posted by  katie


Oh, how I love taking pictures of little girls. Especially ones as animated as little Kate. Isn’t she a cutie!

Cortnie Bigelow 

What a doll!! The pinwheel….so cute!!!

 ( Aug 17th, 2010 3:49 pm)

Oh my gosh she is a doll! Love the colors. Hurry and call me.

 ( Aug 16th, 2010 4:51 am)
sarah cartney 

Love the colors in these and love the movement. She is adorable!

 ( Aug 15th, 2010 8:19 pm)
Jessica Downey 

Ohhh, I love these so much! What a great job you did capturing her vivacious spirit!

 ( Aug 15th, 2010 8:08 am)