Archive for the ‘newborn’ Category

This has been the week of newborns! Here is one of the sweeties I shot yesterday.


Awesome work! and a very cute baby! :)

 ( Nov 26th, 2012 5:28 am)

The color blends perfectly. Awesome work! and a very cute baby! :)

 ( Nov 26th, 2012 5:26 am)

Katie- I am addicted to your web site. You do AMAZING work. I JUST got the Nikon D700 with the 24-70 mm and 75-200 zoom. Is that what you shoot with? I thought I remember seeing that ina another post? Flash on? LOVE your work. So creative.

 ( Feb 25th, 2011 7:34 pm)

Hi Jenn,
I mostly use my 50mm.
Thanks for everyone’s kind words.

 ( Feb 23rd, 2011 4:16 am)

Hi Katie, I was wondering what lens do you use for most of your indoor shots? love love love your work!!

 ( Feb 22nd, 2011 1:25 am)

Brandon I shoot jpeg

 ( Feb 21st, 2011 6:34 am)

Do you shoot Raw or Jpeg? I love your pictures.

 ( Feb 21st, 2011 4:40 am)

Hi Melissa- Skye’s sister made it:)

 ( Feb 20th, 2011 6:21 am)

Adorable baby and such a cute headband. Where did you find it?

 ( Feb 20th, 2011 5:51 am)
Laura Brett 

You nailed it! Awesome work. :)

 ( Feb 19th, 2011 1:09 pm)

she is perfect! so precious..

 ( Feb 19th, 2011 9:19 am)

Oh how precious! Love the little delicate headband. Where is that from please?

 ( Feb 18th, 2011 7:49 pm)
Chi-Mai Rodeheaver 

You are a wonderful photographer! I only wish we knew about you with our first….the pics are priceless..

 ( Feb 18th, 2011 6:37 pm)

Super cute!

 ( Feb 18th, 2011 3:59 pm)
Amy Smith 

***sighhh, so beautiful!

 ( Feb 18th, 2011 1:55 pm)

January 13th 2011
 • posted by  katie

Charlie & Annabel

So I never photograph babies older than 3 weeks, unless they have been in the NICU, since they are so hard to get good sleepy pictures. Well this little gal had to be in the NICU for quite a bit, so she was a little older than I normally shoot. She was a little tricky to get to sleep, but it was so worth it. Isn’t she the cutest little thing EVER!


Sara I got it on etsy.

 ( Feb 27th, 2011 9:24 pm)

I MUST know where you got the precious pink hat! I just had my little girl and these photos really are an inspiration!! Thank you for sharing!

 ( Feb 26th, 2011 7:49 am)

Just stumbled across your site/blog from a link in another photography forum, and just had to stop and leave a comment, because I was gobsmacked at your work. Truly stunning, inspirational, beautiful images. The hard work and talent really shows through in the pics. Wonderful stuff.

 ( Feb 22nd, 2011 2:29 pm)
Monica Martin 

what a beauuuuuuuuuuty

 ( Jan 30th, 2011 7:26 am)

So georgius baby and beautiful photographs!

 ( Jan 26th, 2011 3:57 pm)

So gorgeous baby, and beautiful photographs!

 ( Jan 26th, 2011 3:56 pm)

Thanks for everyone’s kind words. It truly means a lot!

 ( Jan 25th, 2011 5:45 am)
Angela Harris 

Every single shot is stunning!!!
All of your subjects are incredibly lucky to have you photograph them!

 ( Jan 25th, 2011 5:40 am)
Melissa Staheli 

I am Olivia’s ballet teacher. My sister-in-law Katie Kocherhans told me about your blog. You are an amazing photographer! Just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your work – AND that I love Olivia! She is such a sweet girl! :)

 ( Jan 24th, 2011 4:11 am)
Michelle Kane 

Oh yes! Total and complete doll!

 ( Jan 22nd, 2011 4:17 am)
Joy Stallard 

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Her eyelashes are heavenly! I am loving the ivory and the pink hat to pieces.

 ( Jan 19th, 2011 3:45 am)

Darling! Both of them! Great work once again.
I’m loving the beanies to, but when I searched through all the links I still couldn’t find any that you had from this shoot…?! Help, please. :)

 ( Jan 16th, 2011 10:16 pm)

Gorgeous Pictures! WOW! Love your work!

 ( Jan 16th, 2011 10:12 pm)

Absolutely precious! Fabulous work with an older baby, but even when they are older, they are just as cute! Keep up the amazing work!

 ( Jan 15th, 2011 2:55 am)
Katie Hatch 

She is soooo BEAUTIFUL! Yes, definitely worth it! Whatta doll. Makes me want to get pregnant again, lol.

 ( Jan 14th, 2011 1:52 am)
Brittany White 

Okay, Too Cute! Where did you get the adorable beanies?

 ( Jan 14th, 2011 12:24 am)

She is so cute. Your pictures are so fun to look at.

 ( Jan 13th, 2011 11:54 pm)

Hi Ashley- It is on the right hand side next to the contact button. It is the button on the right hand side.

 ( Jan 13th, 2011 5:50 pm)
Christie Lewis 

It was FOR SURE worth it. She is absolutely gorgeous. LOVE!!!

 ( Jan 13th, 2011 3:52 pm)
Amy Smith 

Sha babyyy! She is a little angel! LOVE these!

 ( Jan 13th, 2011 5:41 am)

I can’t seem to find where to follow your blog. LOVE LOVE LOVE your work!!!

 ( Jan 13th, 2011 5:23 am)
Alisha Nuttall 

oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh she is the cutest thing ever!!! I just want to squeeze her, what a precious doll!

 ( Jan 13th, 2011 4:58 am)

January 3rd 2011
 • posted by  katie


What a little sweetie this little guy was. I seriously love it when the grandparents come. Cute grandpa was dying over each pose. He kept saying “this is my new favorite” Of course they aren’t the ones getting peed all over either:) He had the best skin EVER!

These are some of the new floors and backgrounds from

Tiffany Nguyen 

Just recently found your blog and I absolutely LOVE it. You’re an AMAZING photographer. Love all your props… I want to know where did you get that cute knitted hat…??? Continue with all your great pieces of art!

 ( Jan 29th, 2011 8:58 pm)
Tabitha McIntyre 

Your work is absolutely stunning. The close ups of the baby for Pepperlu are so perfect I could almost smell him!!! Keep up the good work. You inspire me!!!

 ( Jan 29th, 2011 6:55 am)

I made the background with the baby hanging. Were having pepperlu print this for the next matt. So it can be yours soon:)

 ( Jan 27th, 2011 5:02 am)
Urbanalli Photography 

Love all of these! Where did you get that back drop with the baby hanging from the wood. I love the color and simplicity of it. I need something BIG like that….

 ( Jan 26th, 2011 2:31 pm)
Taryn Bergmann 

These are absolutely spectacular as always. : ) What an adorable subject. I love all that beautiful dark hair!

 ( Jan 14th, 2011 12:52 am)

Katie! I just recently discovered your incredible work and just had to tell you how much I love it! So, so beautiful!

 ( Jan 9th, 2011 12:07 am)
Barbara Photography 

your blog is wonderful! great shot!

 ( Jan 8th, 2011 10:55 am)

Marie- I think I got that rug from

 ( Jan 7th, 2011 6:24 am)

Thanks Remi! what a great compliment.

 ( Jan 7th, 2011 6:22 am)

HE IS SO DANG CUTE! Love cute grandpa’s, they are the best!

 ( Jan 7th, 2011 5:15 am)
remi lai photography 

This is my FAVORITE newborn series ever!! I love the natural, earthy tonal scheme of this set, the natural posing of the baby and the expressions shared. Great props, great shots captured by a wonderful photographer. What an inspiration this is! Thank you!

 ( Jan 6th, 2011 3:00 am)
Katie Hatch 

Oh my gosh! SO SO Precious! What a beautiful baby. You’re right, his skin is fantastic! You did a great job once again :)

 ( Jan 5th, 2011 6:08 am)

Stunning, where did you get the furry gray blanket/rug he is laying on?

 ( Jan 5th, 2011 4:20 am)

You are seriously SOOOO AMAZING!

 ( Jan 4th, 2011 3:28 pm)
Becky Eastman 

Oh gosh, what a beautiful baby and LOVE the hair! You are so talented at newborn photography!

 ( Jan 3rd, 2011 10:06 pm)
Jenna Crandall 

Hi! I love your blog and look at it all the time. Can you tell me where to get the ruffle one piece tube top outfit that some of the newborn girls are wearing. I am having a little girl and would love to take pictures of her in it. I live in New York or else I would be having you take the pictures! :) Thanks! I have looked everywhere!

 ( Jan 3rd, 2011 8:13 pm)


Super cute as always. Have I heard you say all you use in the studio is one soft box? Do you light to the side?


 ( Jan 3rd, 2011 7:34 pm)
Alisha Nuttall 

What is his nationality? Just curious lol

 ( Jan 3rd, 2011 6:33 pm)
Alisha Nuttall 

Oh my heavens what an adorable baby! He’s so cute!

 ( Jan 3rd, 2011 6:32 pm)
remi lai photography 

This is one of my FAVORITE newborn series EVER!! Sooo natural looking, soft, evenly-toned skin, properly exposed, natural posing, beautiful, earthy color schemes, sharp images, good variety of close-ups, half and whole length photos…..A JOB WELL DONE!! Great inspiration!! Thank you and Happy New Year!!

 ( Jan 3rd, 2011 2:53 pm)
Amy Smith 

LOVE Katie! Beautiful once again!!! SUPER excited for the Workshop!

 ( Jan 3rd, 2011 2:41 pm)

So beautiful! He is gorgeous!

 ( Jan 3rd, 2011 1:43 pm)

What a sweet sweet baby!! Beautiful photographs!!!!

 ( Jan 3rd, 2011 11:29 am)

November 15th 2010
 • posted by  katie


Another little gorgeous baby girl!


HOLY DIMPLES!!! So cute! So glad we splurged on new lenses. Let’s do it again soon, that was fun.

 ( Nov 16th, 2010 5:58 am)

got it at pier one imports a long time ago!

 ( Nov 16th, 2010 5:25 am)

Katie, I hear the newborn nest works waaay better then a bean bag. But haven’t tried for myself. But your boppy seems to be doing awesome! Here’s a link on it.

 ( Nov 16th, 2010 4:33 am)

Where did you get that ruffle pillow/blanket? (3rd row of pictures down) I am so in love! And not to mention the model is beautiful too!

 ( Nov 16th, 2010 3:20 am)
Becky Eastman 

Your photography amazes me! I check your blog every day and get so excited when I see a new post!

 ( Nov 15th, 2010 4:22 pm)

I used the 105mm 2.8 LOVE It for newborn shots:)

 ( Nov 15th, 2010 5:32 am)

I use a boppy, what is a newborn nest?

 ( Nov 15th, 2010 5:31 am)

always the cutest pictures from you! can I ask…. do you use a bean bag or a newborn nest??

 ( Nov 15th, 2010 3:34 am)

Gorgeous. Those dimples!!!

 ( Nov 15th, 2010 2:05 am)
Amy Smith 

Hi Katie!
You did it again! Absolutely breathtaking photos!!! I’m in complete awe of your work – I sent an email to you, if you don’t mind (when you get a chance) please respond. OH, and in case no one has told you lately – YOU ROCK! :) You are the best of the best!!!

 ( Nov 15th, 2010 1:43 am)

Gorgeous yet again!! You are out of this world!!! What type of lens for this session? I sent an email if you get a chance, please respond. I’m in total awe of your work!! You rock!!

 ( Nov 15th, 2010 1:37 am)

November 4th 2010
 • posted by  katie

Daxton & Bronx

This was such a fun shoot, the boys were adorable and of course Dad was STARVING so we ordered sushi during this 3 hr newborn shoot.
I’m going to have to make this a tradition on these newborn shoots, everyone is much happier with a little food:)

I just had my brother film a newborn shoot I did a couple weeks ago and will be posting parts to my blog soon. I have been getting a lot of emails on how to do this shot and it is hard to explain through email so I figured a video will be easier. I will try to get it posted this next week.


Hi, love love your work. do you use digital backgrounds or fabric backdrops for your indoor shots. i love everything you do! T.I.A.

 ( Nov 30th, 2010 10:46 pm)

hmmm maybe h&m can’t remember for sure where i got it.

 ( Nov 9th, 2010 5:06 am)

Oh my gosh I would LOOOOVE to see a video of that. It really is a mystery to me. I will seriously check your blog DAILY for this treasure. Your photography is an inspiration!!!!!

 ( Nov 8th, 2010 3:19 am)

Your images are “to die for”! Gorgeous!
Do you mind sharing the link to where you got the 1st little boys hat (pageboy) in this post? It’s gorgeous and I’m always looking for boys hats. Thank you so much!

 ( Nov 8th, 2010 1:15 am)

Hey Ela,
Yes we have a platform that we shoot on. My husband made frames out of wood that we stapled the fabric too. We set the frames behind the platform. I will make a video to show what I’m talking about:)

 ( Nov 7th, 2010 5:32 pm)

Hey :)
Just got a couple faux backdrops from pepperlu and LOVE them- (thanks to your advertising :) but I can’t figure out a good way to hang them… Nervous about ripping the material. Also- how do you get the bottom to be straight w the floor? is your flooring elevated and your backdrop is hanging behind it??? It looks so great! Sorry for asking you tons of questions…

 ( Nov 7th, 2010 8:47 am)

Nice! Can’t wait to see the videos! I’m dying over the boy’s hat! Love it!

 ( Nov 6th, 2010 1:03 am)

You are amazing! Your pictures are always beautiful and I think it is wonderful how willing you are to share all you know to help others learn.

 ( Nov 5th, 2010 4:14 am)
amanda richards 

Oh Yay! I would love to see your video. Your work is gorgeous as always.

 ( Nov 5th, 2010 2:04 am)
Melissa Richards 

I got to watch you do that shot and I still could not explain very well the magic and patience involved in hpw you do it!!!

 ( Nov 4th, 2010 11:44 pm)

Well, since you’re giving away tips ;) … where did you get the darling hat with the buttons? btw, how nice of you to share your secret to getting that perfect pose!

 ( Nov 4th, 2010 6:53 pm)

the video sounds awesome! thanks for sharing! beautiful images again! :)

 ( Nov 4th, 2010 4:31 pm)

WhooHoo…that is so exciting I can wait to see the video!! Thanks so much for sharing you techniques it is a BIG blessing!! :D

 ( Nov 4th, 2010 4:01 pm)

October 29th 2010
 • posted by  katie


She was so precious and sooo smiley!

Katie McPherson 

Wherever did you get these cute ruffled rompers?? I love them. & I absolutely love your photos!

 ( Jan 20th, 2011 4:46 am)
Katie Hatch 

Darn, I ordered the pink ruffled romper, but maybe I should have ordered the turquoise one! They didn’t have a picture of that one…

 ( Oct 31st, 2010 8:10 am)
Melissa Richards 

Wow what a scrumptious little baby girl with perfect brand new baby skin!!

 ( Oct 29th, 2010 8:26 pm)
Joyce Diaz 

GORGEOUS! The last photos with the bright blues is STUNNING!

 ( Oct 29th, 2010 4:12 pm)
Becky Eastman 

SOOO sweet. What a pretty little baby. These are all beautiful.

 ( Oct 29th, 2010 1:24 pm)

Oh my gosh…what a session! Gorgeous baby!!!

 ( Oct 29th, 2010 12:05 pm)

October 3rd 2010
 • posted by  katie

Oscar & Lola

Aren’t these babies the cutest things ever! Still making me want twins.

Emma Braford 

I love your photos! So beautiful and inspiring. I was wondering where you got that gorgeous giant green round pillow?

 ( Jan 23rd, 2011 2:02 pm)

I have links for my favorite headbands on my link section. I do have a lot of headbands here in the studio that people use:)
I hope someday you can come get pictures!

 ( Oct 21st, 2010 4:13 am)

Now I’m sure at one point you already posted this, but I never had a little girl to give them to. I now need to know where you find all of these wonderful head bands you feature in many of your photos. Also I’m just a little curious, do many of your clients have these bows or do you barrow some form your girls when inspired? P.S. As I’m sure you already know you are an absolutely gifted photographer… its to bad I cant afford you :) Keep it up I love your blog!

 ( Oct 20th, 2010 8:40 pm)

I got them on etsy. Her name is WeeLittleRobin’s

 ( Oct 10th, 2010 5:24 am)
Susan Woodbury 

My daughter wants the knit cap with ear flaps shown here (turquoise,sage, coral stripes)for her twins boys being born in December. Please let me know where I can either buy or get pattern for knitting them. Your pictures are fabulous!

 ( Oct 6th, 2010 3:07 pm)

What treasures! Beautiful and tender captures.

 ( Oct 5th, 2010 1:49 pm)
Monica Martin 

to die for!

 ( Oct 4th, 2010 5:21 am)
Janeen Cohee 

okay seriously! I can’t take it anymore! I’ve been looking at your blog for the past month now and I can’t get enough of it! I wish you were in Arizona! I am seriously considering taking a trip to Utah just for pictures! You have an amazing talent!

 ( Oct 4th, 2010 3:06 am)

Aww, Adorable little twins! I love those little lace outfits for baby girls! These are beautiful photos!

 ( Oct 3rd, 2010 10:52 pm)

August 24th 2010
 • posted by  katie

Eisley August Bennett

Love this family. Leah owns the best spa – Amara. If your ever in Orem you should check it out.
She really wanted the pram shot in the blossoms, so we took her baby in the front yard in the pram, and I photoshoped her into the field:)


The mommy holding her baby is absolutely divine! I want that photo hanging on MY wall! You just capture childhood and infancy with such soul!

 ( Aug 27th, 2010 5:35 pm)

I started following your blog when I saw some of you pics on etsy and just want to say how amazing your work is! I am starting to get into photography and I’m trying to take pictures of my newborn baby girl and want to know a couple pieces of advice you would recommend on taking pics of newborns? You have the most beautiful pictures of newborns I have ever seen! How do you get some of these poses like for example the one where they are propped up with their hands?!

 ( Aug 26th, 2010 9:25 pm)
Kim Plank 

Gorgeous – all of you! That kaiser is killing me. BEAUTIFUL. p.s. my eyebrows miss you Leigh!!

 ( Aug 25th, 2010 7:35 pm)

I love that! that is amazing. i want to ps someone OR something in as good as you… did you get my message from fb and has corrine talk to you about me?

 ( Aug 25th, 2010 6:01 pm)
Cortnie Bigelow 

GORGEOUS!!!! AAAHH, brown eyes!!!! I am obsessed with beautiful BROWN eyes!!! Probably because every member of my family (8 kids and all of my kids (3) and my husband have BLUE!!!!) BROWN eyes are simply stunning to me!!! BEAUTIFUL pictures Kate!!!

 ( Aug 25th, 2010 5:24 pm)
Jennifer O. (aka Romeo and Mae) 

You did an amazing job!

 ( Aug 25th, 2010 1:50 pm)
crave Photography 

beautiful! And way to go with the PS technique!

 ( Aug 24th, 2010 2:08 pm)

August 16th 2010
 • posted by  katie

colton, olivia and abigail

I love this family and have loved photographing their kids over the years. And I LOVE how Josh just LOVES getting his pictures taken. Especially when he is getting peed and pooped on. I swear almost every dad gets pooped on during a session, and it is so funny to watch how they handle it.

Urbanalli Photography 

oh my gosh.. that is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time…..

 ( Aug 29th, 2010 3:24 am)
Cortnie Bigelow 

These children are just beautiful!!! The last two shots just made my WEEK!!! This Dad is a Rockstar!!! LOVE IT!!

 ( Aug 17th, 2010 3:48 pm)

Katie-Once again I’m astounded by your brilliant work. Thanks for capturing such good pictures of my family. I especially liked the ones of Josh.

 ( Aug 16th, 2010 11:46 pm)

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 ( Aug 16th, 2010 7:36 pm)

AMAZING! Where do you get your very cool poofs??

 ( Aug 16th, 2010 4:16 pm)
Tiffany Roundy 

Love those last two! His face is priceless! I love your work Katie. You never cease to amaze me! Where are you finding these super cute bean bags? They are adorable!

 ( Aug 16th, 2010 2:38 pm)

Once again, amazing shots. Love that you included a few “outtakes” :)

 ( Aug 16th, 2010 1:30 pm)
Jennifer O. (Romeo and Mae) 

OMG, those last shots are awesome! LOL! Beautiful children!

 ( Aug 16th, 2010 1:01 pm)

These are awesome! The last two shots cracked me up! LOVE those.

 ( Aug 16th, 2010 12:27 pm)

August 8th 2010
 • posted by  katie

so cute

Another gorgeous baby boy. I feel so blessed to shoot all of these sweet newborns.


I just came across your site and I just wanted to say that your work is beautiful!!!!!!!!! I love your style and your subjects are adorable… Keep em coming. Thanks for the inspiration :)

 ( Aug 28th, 2010 6:58 pm)

These are just completely adorable! What a sweetheart he is! My favorite photo is the middle one with the striped hat on. His precious little cheeks melt my heart!

 ( Aug 14th, 2010 2:40 am)

Love it! He is so cute! Wow you are and inspiration:) Where did you get the quilt in the very first picture. The orange and blue colored one in the bowl, It is gorgeous!

 ( Aug 13th, 2010 8:40 pm)
Jennifer Barnes 

Kate, I got our pictures!! Just waiting for our blog post :) Just kidding. I know you are so so busy! I absolutely love our pictures. They were everything I was hoping for – bright, vivid and fun. They show each of my kids personalities which is something I have a hard time doing when I photograph them. You were so fun to watch and see how you work your magic. Thanks again!

 ( Aug 13th, 2010 6:15 am)


 ( Aug 12th, 2010 12:46 pm)
Jennifer O. (Romeo and Mae) 

Soooo precious!

 ( Aug 8th, 2010 11:49 pm)

Just precious. Looking at your images is so inspiring.

 ( Aug 8th, 2010 5:15 pm)