Archive for the ‘family’ Category

These guys always go all out!  And no we did not do all of these in one session:)



Curious where the tutorial is for the fabric on frames! :) Thank you, great work!

 ( Oct 10th, 2012 7:08 pm)
Megan Parkins 

Ive been wanting to figure out a way to put wallpaper up for a backdrop but can’t figure out how to do it?? Someone suggested gator board, but that is really expensive. Do you mind sharing how you did it?? Btw I now have all of my fabrics on frames like you showed in your tutorial…you seriously have made my life so much easier. I can’t thank you enough for sharing that! You are amazing!!! Thank u, thank u!!!!

 ( Jan 7th, 2012 6:05 pm)

I have had a lot of my friends ask where I bought the cute poncho my baby is wearing.I got them from Little Warrior, My Favorite!! The clothes are all super soft and good quality besides being fun and unique. The owner, Mitra, is great to work with too:) I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for summer!

 ( Jan 7th, 2012 6:43 am)

I can’t believe I didn’t mention how cute these outfits are too! I would never know how to coordinate the outfits, suspenders and combining the formal with the casual. What talent! Where did she get those tutus!?!

 ( Jan 6th, 2012 5:14 pm)

These pictures are amazing!!! You are such a talented photographer, I really wish you could do our family pictures! A friend of mine came and had you do her family pictures and they had a fabulous experience! You’ve got talent!!!

 ( Jan 6th, 2012 4:53 pm)

THANKS LADIES!!! I really appreciate all the flattering comments! You are all seriously too sweet. I think I will come back to this post when ever I am having a bad day:) So first I have to tell you I bought the cute headbands from Cozette Couture. I was thrilled to find out she has a Kiosk in the lower level of south town mall. Suzette the owner is such a sweetie and so great to work with if you want anything custom. I bought my pants from blend in Utah County, my new favorite store! My husband worked hard on the backgrounds:)(thanks babe) I don’t know how he did it, but he figured out a way to make the wallpaper backdrop portable. Katie and Dan are both so great to work with! We just love them!! With some of my kids getting older these pictures were so important to me and I wouldn’t have had them taken by anyone else. Thanks Katie and Dan! You will never know how much these pictures mean to me.

 ( Jan 1st, 2012 1:45 am)
Amy Davis 

coolest family EVER! Best photos EVER! This is what photos look like when all the stars in the universe align! Wonderful Work!

 ( Jan 1st, 2012 12:42 am)

OMG!!! Ok seriously, I have never seen anything like this! So, how big is your studio to have all these props? I love that red sled! Where did you find it? I love those southwestern style outfits! Sorry for the 20 questions but where can I find all those cute headbands & hats? love love love everything!

 ( Dec 31st, 2011 6:52 am)

WOW WOW! This is the best family session I have ever seen!!! So they brought the wallpaper and you wallpapered an extra wall just for this session? Their clothing is amazing. A family/mom has to have this style to begin with! It is not something you can “get” a family to do for a session if the style is not there in the first place! I just love it!!!!

 ( Dec 28th, 2011 6:45 pm)

I really- really wish I knew how to get my clients out of dull dark/neutral clothing and into fresh, colorful, fun clothing! I don’t think people understand the concept of layering:)

 ( Dec 28th, 2011 6:34 pm)

Hi Sally- They brought it, but they got the wallpaper from anthropologie.

 ( Dec 27th, 2011 4:59 am)
Sally Cavanaugh 

Where did you get that amazing tree fabric!? I love it!

 ( Dec 26th, 2011 6:07 pm)

What amazing pictures.. Love them all .. What a great looking family… You rocked this shoot..:0)

 ( Dec 26th, 2011 5:11 pm)

This family is super cool!

 ( Dec 26th, 2011 12:30 pm)
Katie Hatch 

You rocked this photo shoot Kate! Love everything about it :)

 ( Dec 26th, 2011 3:19 am)
Ruby Blue inc. 

Ok.Officially obsessing over this family. Where the heck do you get that kind of style. I must find those pants that the mom is wearing. These are Genius. Absolutely genius down to every last detail. You guys make a killer team!!

 ( Dec 24th, 2011 5:15 pm)

December 12th 2011
 • posted by  katie

Jones family

Gilles Mc Intyre 

What headflash and lenses you use on that picture!
Thanks, very beautiful :)

 ( Dec 9th, 2013 8:06 pm)

Thanks Sarah! It won’t top last year. Nothing fancy:)

 ( Dec 22nd, 2011 5:28 am)

Waiting on you to post your kiddos Christmas pix! They are always great!

 ( Dec 19th, 2011 8:37 pm)

Waiting for you to post your kids christmas pictures!!! lol

 ( Dec 19th, 2011 8:36 pm)
La Flor Couture 

Such a beautiful family! Gorgeous pics!

 ( Dec 19th, 2011 4:22 pm)

I love that lacy cover the girl on the far right has you know where she got that? All of your clients dress so nicely! I wish I knew the secret to getting them into nicer brighter clothing and away from all neutrals, blacks and greys:)

 ( Dec 15th, 2011 9:08 pm)
Katie Hatch 

BEAUTIFUL photos Kate!

 ( Dec 14th, 2011 3:11 pm)

November 28th 2011
 • posted by  katie

Taylor & Tylie

This cute family came in from CA for picts.  I’m glad their kids were so well behaved.  If we were to fly anywhere for pictures Lyla would be terrible!!  Kristine it was so much fun meeting you and your lovely family!

Andrea larsen 

Precious girls!

 ( Jan 12th, 2012 2:56 am)

Love the blue backdrop, where did you get that one? I need one in FL

 ( Dec 8th, 2011 2:27 am)
Auntie Annie 

I love the photos…they are so beautiful! Your combination of colors, textures, clothing, accessories…every detail….amazing!

 ( Dec 3rd, 2011 7:47 am)

I love how happy these girls are, so cute! And so neat that their family flew out for the photo shoot. :)

 ( Nov 30th, 2011 11:59 pm)
Katie Hatch 

I love how happy those little girls look! My goodness their entire face lights up when they smile. Too cute!

 ( Nov 30th, 2011 3:05 am)

Thanks Katie! Pictures came out great. Had a great time and a really fun family weekend.

 ( Nov 30th, 2011 12:23 am)

I just love all your backdrops! Is it wallpaper? I love the mustard damask one you used in your Christmas photos last year. Where did you get it?

 ( Nov 29th, 2011 6:24 pm)
krisi yee 

Thank you Kate and Dan for taking such great pictures! And for making our girls laugh so much! We all had a great time!

 ( Nov 29th, 2011 4:28 am)

what beautiful little girls!

 ( Nov 28th, 2011 4:03 pm)

March 18th 2011
 • posted by  katie

nelson family

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


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

 ( Apr 3rd, 2011 11:07 pm)

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

 ( Apr 1st, 2011 5:15 am)

Hi Catie!

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

 ( Mar 31st, 2011 12:50 pm)

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

 ( Mar 29th, 2011 5:33 pm)

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

 ( Mar 27th, 2011 9:28 pm)

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

 ( Mar 26th, 2011 2:01 am)

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

 ( Mar 26th, 2011 2:00 am)

What a beautiful family and lovely photos!

 ( Mar 25th, 2011 9:16 pm)

The shirt looks like one from anthropologie.

 ( Mar 25th, 2011 7:45 pm)

the shirt looks a lot like this one from Anthropologie.

 ( Mar 25th, 2011 7:44 pm)

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

 ( Mar 25th, 2011 3:03 am)

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

 ( Mar 24th, 2011 6:28 pm)

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

 ( Mar 23rd, 2011 8:36 pm)

I think the lace dress is from the gap.

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 9:42 pm)

Monica, they will be available soon through pepperlu:)

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 9:40 pm)

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

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 7:15 pm)

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

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

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

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 4:01 pm)

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

 ( Mar 21st, 2011 11:37 am)

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

 ( Mar 20th, 2011 6:16 pm)

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

 ( Mar 20th, 2011 4:05 am)

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

 ( Mar 20th, 2011 3:28 am)

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

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

Beautiful! What a gorgeous family!

 ( Mar 19th, 2011 4:17 am)

Your pictures are ALWAYS stunning!!

 ( Mar 19th, 2011 2:46 am)

What a beautiful family!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 ( Mar 18th, 2011 3:41 pm)

March 13th 2011
 • posted by  katie

Parker family

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

Becky Eastman 

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

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

Love love love them Katie! Thank You so much!

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

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

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

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

 ( Mar 14th, 2011 3:10 am)

November 16th 2010
 • posted by  katie

Finn, Nora & family

So Ian emailed me a few months ago saying he wanted to surprise his wife for her birthday, by flying their family out from Florida for some family pictures! Is that not the cutest surprise EVER? He gave her a map to Utah to open on her birthday and that is how he told her. Talk about a little pressure. And of course the day they came in, was sooooooooo freaking cold and dark outside we didn’t get to shoot long outside. Luckily little Nora was so awesome and smiled for the whole session! These guys were so much fun to shoot and glad their little kiddo’s got to see snow for the first time:) Enjoy!


Beautiful family, beautiful work!

 ( Nov 23rd, 2010 2:55 am)

Wow – look at the eyes on those beautiful babies!

 ( Nov 22nd, 2010 5:55 pm)

These shots are fantastic. The parents sure have great fashion sense for their kids. Their kids must be amazingly well-behaved, for the son to wear a blazer without complaint and for the lil one to wear a headband and not try to take it off. Great family to work with, I bet! :)

 ( Nov 19th, 2010 12:13 am)

Gorgeous work as always…love them all!!! Where did you find the backdrop used for the family photo? Denny? Which one? I have been having such a hard time finding a neutral backdrop in browns that I “love” and I love this one but can’t seem to find it. Help!

 ( Nov 18th, 2010 2:21 pm)
Tracy Murphy Eder 

WOW, the pictures couldn’t be any more Beautiful!! You’re right Amanda, the one of Finn & Nora together is absolutely precious!
Love them all. So glad you guys gad a great time in Utah and the kids got to see snow. Way to plan a special trip Ian!

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 5:45 am)

SO BEAUTIFUL!! Each and every shot is just amazing. Such beautiful kids! Wow!

 ( Nov 17th, 2010 1:53 am)
Ian - Amanda's Husband 

Well, I guess I get credit for planning the trip but Katie and Dan get all the credit for making it a success. Great job you two! It was truly worth it!!!

 ( Nov 16th, 2010 9:58 pm)
Lindsay Banner 

Why I am getting all emotional looking at these pictures!! I LOVE these!! What a GREAT husband Ian is!! Amanda and Ian are what make Banner Boutique so fun!! Thanks for doing such an AMAZING job on their pictures!! You guys ROCK!!!

 ( Nov 16th, 2010 8:54 pm)

Thank you so much, Katie and Dan. I just love these and I can’t say how grateful we are. That picture of my two sweet babies together is priceless! It was an amazing experience and you two are phenomenal. Nora was a terror on the flights home, but it was all worth it. I’d do it again in a heartbeat!

 ( Nov 16th, 2010 3:31 pm)
Judy Perez - Amanda's mom 

OK… I have to admit that when the kids told us they were going to Utah for a photo shoot, I couldn’t help but wonder (and hold my tongue), “Utah? What’s wrong with the photographers we have in Florida? Why go all the way to Utah for…photos???”

BUT, after seeing these, I can understand what Amanda was talking about. They are amazing, as are all the ones below them.

They had a great time on their little “photo vacation”. Finn got to see snow for the 1st time. Ian was sweet to plan all this out. What a great son-in-law! What a sweet family! What a proud Nani.

 ( Nov 16th, 2010 2:25 pm)
Jennifer O. (aka Romeo and Mae) 

How sweet is that guy?! What a gorgeous family!

 ( Nov 16th, 2010 12:46 pm)

What a guy to do this for his wife…and family! So many shots are great, but the one with Mom and daughter second row from bottom is beautiful and touching! Almost brought tears to my eyes….something so innocent and pure about it. Hope you enjoyed your trip, and amazing photos as usual. I am one of the many who look forward to each new posting and it’s usually one of the highlights of my day when I see something new! What a gift

 ( Nov 16th, 2010 9:15 am)

November 3rd 2010
 • posted by  katie

Keller Family

Dan and Jon have been friends since they were kids. Love you guys.

Laura Polen 

What finish are you using on this last photo. LOVE the look. So crisp and serene. Great shoot!

 ( Nov 8th, 2010 4:59 am)
Merilee Leishman 

Im a huge fan of your work!!! Your an amazing photographer, infact I want to aspire to be like you.. Im pretty new at photography, but am loving it!! I love your blog, and look at it daily. I love to see your new posts and see what you’ve done!! I can’t say enough how much I adore you!! What kind of lens do you use on your camera?? The clarity is outstanding..
Merilee Leishman :)

 ( Nov 5th, 2010 10:04 pm)
Crave Photography 

Beautiful family session!

 ( Nov 3rd, 2010 7:20 am)

Nice looking family and darling boys! Second row on right, sitting on fence is my favorite! You’ll love those photos in the years to come…my kids grown and looking back they are precious!

 ( Nov 3rd, 2010 7:12 am)

November 1st 2010
 • posted by  katie

Manwaring family

Mary Williams 

Your work is awesome!! I love how patient you are with all the questions you receive…..

 ( Nov 13th, 2010 3:51 pm)
Patti Prince 

Amazing work. Love you backdrops. Please, please share where you got them. And the flooring its amazing. I take it you have your own studio.. Please share your ideas!!! Just starting out and would greatly appreciate your

 ( Nov 10th, 2010 6:58 am)

These are sweet!

 ( Nov 2nd, 2010 4:57 am)

Where is this field located? It’s pretty!

 ( Nov 2nd, 2010 3:33 am)
Becky Eastman 

I agree, that first one should be BIG! They are all great!

 ( Nov 1st, 2010 1:44 pm)

LOVE that first image! I hope they get a huge canvas of that one!

 ( Nov 1st, 2010 1:37 pm)

October 26th 2010
 • posted by  katie

Pia family


Beautiful Picture, Beautiful Family! Can you tell me (mom) where you got your bright yellow shirt. So stunning!

 ( Feb 1st, 2011 8:07 pm)

I’m sorry, I made it years ago, not sure the exact colors I used. Just 2-3 shades of brown and some gold and bronze paint from Joannes.
I did texture it first.

 ( Oct 31st, 2010 7:08 am)

Hi I emailed you abt the wall too! LOL I just love it. I think you said before you made it? Could you share the colors and brand of paint? Its perfect!!

 ( Oct 29th, 2010 6:19 pm)

yes Maam

 ( Oct 29th, 2010 6:22 am)
Julie Pia 

BTW… Is there a chance you could white out Mason’s “orange” shoe lace and send me the pictures??? Let me know! Thanks girl!

 ( Oct 28th, 2010 9:36 pm)
Julie Pia 

Ahhh….. I’m speechless. You guys did an AMAZING job… as usual. It was fun getting to know you, your husband and your sweet baby! Thanks again! Loves…..

 ( Oct 28th, 2010 9:34 pm)

What a gorgeous family and you guys photographed them PERFECTLY! So beautiful!

 ( Oct 28th, 2010 7:14 am)

STUNNING (as always)! Just LOVE your work…you are such an inspiration!

 ( Oct 27th, 2010 2:20 pm)

Sorry it is a canvas that I had and I just textured it an painted it.

 ( Oct 26th, 2010 10:24 pm)
Helen Farr 

Wow, what a beautiful family! Great job.

 ( Oct 26th, 2010 9:01 pm)
Michelle Guzman 

What a gorgeous family. I love their outfits!

 ( Oct 26th, 2010 7:25 pm)
Tammy Hoeger 

Oh my goodness – I love, LOVE that back wall (with the texture). Please, please tell me where it’s from!?!? Is it a drop? Wallpaper? These family shots are simply perfection – you rock!

 ( Oct 26th, 2010 6:12 pm)
Jennifer O. (aka. Romeo and Mae) 

Wow, this is one gorgeous family!

 ( Oct 26th, 2010 5:38 pm)
mary kaye 

Absolutely adore your photography and blog! Would you mind sharing what type of lighting you use in your studio?

 ( Oct 26th, 2010 1:53 pm)
Becky Eastman 

Oh I LOVE LOVE that beautiful back wall! And that amazing couch! And your wonderful photography!!! You rock.

 ( Oct 26th, 2010 11:58 am)


 ( Oct 26th, 2010 9:14 am)

September 11th 2010
 • posted by  katie

silcox family

Quinn just sent me an email telling me she has been checking the blog every day for her pictures. I only post a quarter of the sessions we shoot, I just don’t have time to blog everyone, but when someone tells me they have been checking the blog every day, I gotta post! Enjoy:)


The Mom does love them! Thank you Katie and Dan!

 ( Sep 13th, 2010 2:48 am)

What a cute family!! So glad we can be so far behind together.

 ( Sep 12th, 2010 7:04 am)
sarah cartney 

Yes I love them. The little boy has the cutest dimples.
The mom should love them.

 ( Sep 12th, 2010 12:27 am)
Karla Lewis 

So glad you did, they are beautiful!!! She should be thrilled!

 ( Sep 11th, 2010 7:42 pm)