Here are a few more Christmas outfits from persnickety. I seriously LOVE their clothes! Aren’t those striped pants that Mya has on, the cutest things EVER!? And those jackets are so freaking cute too!
Were almost caught up with editing. Only about 13 people left to edit. Thanks to brooke!

cutest headband from: ChicPretties

You can buy this new faux floor from –

Brittany Stover 

I’m an idiot, so sorry I didn’t read down far enough. What about your fabulous backgrounds. I recognize most of them as just fabrics, but do you have another fabric source you use?

 ( Jan 7th, 2011 1:12 am)

I might be doing a workshop in February still working on the details. So email me if your interested.

 ( Dec 17th, 2010 5:09 am)
Amy Smith 

Agree with Charity :) Hope you do a video on what a “typical” indoor session consists of. YOU ARE AMAZING!

 ( Dec 15th, 2010 3:07 pm)

I have an idea for a new addition to your TIPS category…would love to see how you interchange all the backdrops and what your studio looks like. It seems like you do a lot of work changing them out and that you have a huge space!! LOVE your work!

 ( Dec 15th, 2010 1:16 pm)
amanda richards 

Gosh… what little girl wouldn’t love to get to dress up all the time in such gorgeous clothing! I am wishing my parents would have been photographers!!

 ( Dec 15th, 2010 4:16 am)

I just started photography…what an inspiration you are!

 ( Dec 14th, 2010 12:58 am)
Cassie Mickelsen 

Beautiful pictures! Can I ask where the silver dress is from that your older daughter has on? It’s just gorgeous

 ( Dec 13th, 2010 11:40 pm)
Michelle Kane 

You’ll never lack for gorgeous models! These clothes are super adorable and the girls wear them so well!

 ( Dec 13th, 2010 11:41 am)
Joy Stallard 

ps is that photo of Mya in the red dress at Sundance? I so miss going to the Sundance film festivals!

 ( Dec 13th, 2010 7:04 am)
Joy Stallard 

I have been meaning to leave you a comment all day since I saw this this morning. You truly did a fabulous job at marketing her clothing and the product photography. I think everything is displayed so well. That has to be so hard to get great photos of the clothing and items and the kids too. What a challenge! I adore the photo of gorgeous Olivia leaning on the wall. She is looking so grown up though! You are right about Mya’s pants. They are the cutest ever!

 ( Dec 13th, 2010 7:02 am)

so cute! and I looove you ornaments hanging!

 ( Dec 13th, 2010 5:42 am)
Heather Farnsworth 

you always come up with the best backdrops. Like the ornaments. Amazing. I have always been a huge fan.
Happy Birthday Mya! She is beautiful! And 4! You were pregnant with her when I hired you guys to do my wedding.

 ( Dec 13th, 2010 3:50 am)

I love your hanging ornaments so cute. And the clothes are adorable.

 ( Dec 13th, 2010 12:16 am)
Amy Smith 

Beautiful!!!!!! Merry Christmas to you & yours!!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 11:06 pm)

December 10th 2010
 • posted by  katie

quilt give away!

Thanks for everyone who participated. She will be doing another give-a-way soon!
The winner from is ……….. Kendra Gable! Can you email her your address through etsy?

Ok-most of you who have followed my blog know one of my best friends Lu who made me that fabulous princess and the pea set up. She just started an etsy store since she has an obsession with buying fabric and sewing, and can’t possibly keep all the quilts she makes. Were doing a give away for this cute little quilt.
Here are the rules: Just go to her etsy store - and come back and tell me which one is your favorite quilt.
We will leave the drawing open Friday and Saturday:)

You can also visit her blog for other fun ideas at:

Alicia Crispell 

Sandi Henderson’s Meadow Sweet collection!

 ( Jan 4th, 2011 12:25 am)
Jenny Wilson 

Wow- her work is amazing…. I love the kaleidoscope baby quilt…. it is simply beautiful!

 ( Dec 17th, 2010 1:15 pm)

I love the Twice as Nice or maybe the Love on the Rocks…can’t decide! They’re all beautiful!

 ( Dec 16th, 2010 3:32 pm)

i love twice as nice! awesome!!!!!

 ( Dec 15th, 2010 3:14 pm)
Kendra Gable 

Thank you!! So excited!!!

 ( Dec 14th, 2010 3:05 am)

I really like the Daisy Love quilt

 ( Dec 13th, 2010 7:17 pm)

I love the twice as nice! Just beautiful!

 ( Dec 13th, 2010 3:10 am)

DAISY LOVE!!! Love it!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 5:59 pm)

I adore the Kaleidescope Baby Quilt! It”s simplistic and adorable!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 6:14 am)

i love Daisy Love :)

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 6:13 am)

Amanda- Yes she is the one that made my baby bedding. She is amazing.

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 6:10 am)

Twice as Nice is my favorite. It’s so beautiful

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 5:38 am)

How neat! I love the Daisy love. Such adorable quilts :D

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 5:36 am)

Twice as Nice! However all of them are beautiful!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 5:31 am)
Celeste Dodge 

Love the twice as nice!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 5:00 am)
julie harris 

I LOVE the twice as nice quilt! those are all so beautiful and she has quite the talent! i will be watching and referring there quite often!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 4:45 am)

They are all fabulous but if I had to choose it would be Twice As Nice!!! Reminds me of a blanket of memories or a perfect picture/picture perfect to be framed!!! LOVE :)

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 4:39 am)

I Love Twice AS Nice!!!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 4:32 am)
Tiffiny Dameron 

Daisy Love is my favorite! Love the fabrics, but Kaleidescope is also adorable! I love quilts and I LOVE peekaboo photos! I found you from a friend and I check out your blog daily if not every other day! A secret stalker! LOVE your work!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 4:17 am)

I love Daisy Love and Kaleidescope the best. All are very cute. Melissa

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 4:09 am)

I don’t know if she made the quilt for you in your baby’s room. But I love that one and I love the Zig and Zag quilt!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 3:24 am)

It’s so hard to choose, they’re all beautiful! But I think the Zig Zag quilt is my favorite! Love the colors in that one!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 3:09 am)
Nataly Harris 

What a talented lady! It was a difficult choice, but I would pick the Twice as Nice! :)

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 3:08 am)
michelle stancil 

I’m not sure my comment posted??? Daisy love is my fave!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 3:05 am)
michelle stancil 

Oh my! She is one talented lady! I love love love Daisy Love. :)

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 3:03 am)
Becky Eastman 

I love zig and zag because it has a retro feel…kindof reminds me of the pretty crochet quilts my grandma used to make us in the 70′s, Love it!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 2:43 am)

I like the Kaleidescope Baby Quilt!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 2:25 am)
Cassie Mickelsen 

I love zig zag! She is talented. :)

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 2:22 am)

Twice As Nice!!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 2:09 am)
Tanya Colledge 

I love Twice as Nice! With a little boy on the way, I also love the quilt that is being given away! So nice to see such cute designs for little boys too.

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 1:48 am)
Leah Miller 

I LOVE Daisey Love!!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 12:55 am)
amanda onstott 

love the kaleidoscope! amazingly gorgeous!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 12:11 am)
Lisa V 

That is hard…I think I love the zig zag the best! I love the colors and I’ve never seen one like it! So pretty!

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 12:05 am)

that zig zag is the most beautiful thing i’ve laid eyes on. i love it.

 ( Dec 12th, 2010 12:01 am)

I love the Twice as Nice. Amazing work on all the quilts. I would love to be able to sew one someday! She does amazing work- great idea to have an Etsy store.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 11:40 pm)

gorgeous!! love them all!! Twice is nice is my favorite!! Happy Holidays!! hugs!! Britt

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 11:26 pm)
amanda richards 

Love Twice as Nice! I only wish I could sew that well!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 11:14 pm)

So cute! I love the zigzag quilt.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 9:32 pm)
Kelli Marek 

Wow it is hard to choose. They are all so great. If I had to choose it would be Daisy Love. Crossing my fingers.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 9:23 pm)

Kaleidoscope baby quilt is my favorite. Anything Lu makes is going to be spectacular. She doesn’t do anything half way or not completely fabulous.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 9:09 pm)

I love the twice as nice, beautiful!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 9:08 pm)

They are lovely. I fell in love with your princess and pea pics when I first found your blog- they are really special. The Zig and Zag is my favorite.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 8:58 pm)

LOVE LOVE the twice as nice quilt…but the one pictured is darling too…so hard to chose! Love how she incorporates the white…it gives them a vintage feel!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 8:53 pm)
jenni B 

Love the Daisy Love. Congrats on opening the Etsy store, LU! You should recreate some of those princess/pea throws too! That giveaway quilt would be perfect in my baby room!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 8:36 pm)

Holy smokes, I love twice as nice. There was a quilt similar to it at festival of trees and I loved it! kaleidascopes colors are awesome together though. Hard to choose. If I win the adorable quilt, I know exactly how i’d use it!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 8:23 pm)

Beautiful! Just beautiful! I would have to say the Zig Zag is my favorite for a girl, but this quilt would absolutely be perfect in my nephew’s room who is making his debut next month!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 8:22 pm)
Kati Kofford 

I’m in love with Daisy Love. Lu is extremely talented–all of the quilts are gorgeous!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 8:11 pm)

I adore the Kaleidoscope baby quilt. It’s so fresh and modern looking. The fabric totally compliments the design.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 8:10 pm)

Mmk so Daisy Love is my favorite! I just love the color scheme and everything about it.

So listen…your friend Lu is gorgeous! (etsy picture) Having hot friends is always annoying right? (;

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 7:45 pm)
Leigh Stapley 

I love EVERYTHING Lu!! My fave is the “Zig and Zag.” No more babes for me, but who cares, I’m entering anyway. xoxo’s

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 7:33 pm)

Oh I love Kaleidescope Baby Quilt. These are so beautiful!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 6:52 pm)

I adore the Kaleidescope quilt! I’m having my first boy after three little girls and having such a hard time finding cute boy things…but this is adorable!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 6:19 pm)
Katie Kelly 

I adore the Zig and Zag quilt!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:56 pm)
Amanda Dyer 

WOW what beautiful work she does, I love love the twice as nice one. And my other favortie is the one you are giving away!!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:39 pm)

As a mother of 3 girls, I would pick Daisy Love as my favorite! I admire her amazing talent, beautiful work!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:30 pm)
Cameron Stimson 

I love them all, what a talent! But, LOVE of the rocks is my favorite! :-)

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:09 pm)

Those are amazing. She is very talented. My favorite was Daisy Love.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 4:59 pm)
Audrey Coley 

I love twice as nice! a unique pattern, and would look beautiful in my little girls room:) thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 4:55 pm)

Oooh I LOVE both Love on the Rocks and Daisy Love!!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 4:55 pm)

what an amazing give away! i still have dreams about that princess and the pea set up… so the fact that Lu is setting up an etsy shop is FABULOUS! anyway, of course i love all the quilts, but i’m thinking zig zag might be the one :)

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 4:36 pm)

I LOVE the Daisy LOVE quilt! Beautiful!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 4:19 pm)

Daisy love! Love it! Her work is remarkable!
(I thought i left a comment before, but don’t see it… please remove this one if it is just in moderation!)

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 4:09 pm)

oh wow i LOVE the twice is nice…so pretty!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 4:01 pm)
Wendy Updegraff 

I love them all! but the Kaleidescope Baby Quilt is my favorite!!! Best of luck to Lu and her new etsy store!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 3:59 pm)
Tammy Staley 

Oooohhhh, I LOVE “twice as nice”… so cute!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 3:51 pm)
Tina Wall 

Twice as nice is my favorite! so beautiful

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 3:46 pm)

I love Daisy Love!!! So adorable! Thanks for sharing this etsy shop!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 3:41 pm)

I love the Daisy Love. She is amazing! WIsh I had her talent!!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 2:59 pm)

So cute! I love the Daisy Love. She’s amazing-wish I had her talent!!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 2:57 pm)

I love the “Daisy Love” quilt. So dainty and lovely. Beautiful quilts.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 2:46 pm)

I love the Kaleidescope Baby Quilt! LOVE the colors. LOVE the pattern. LOVE everything about it!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 2:37 pm)

My favorite is definately the Kalaidescope Baby Quilt! LOVE the colors. LOVE the pattern. LOVE everything about it!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 2:34 pm)
Nicole de Melo 

I absolutely love your work! And all the quilts are fabulous but if I have to pick just one it would have to be LOVE on the rocks.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 2:33 pm)

Twice and Nice is the cutest quilt I’ve ever seen! The colors are fabulous together….wow she is amazing!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 2:14 pm)

I love the Daisy Love quilt! She is so talented! WOW!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 1:45 pm)
Erin Campbell 

Daisy Love is my fave!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 1:44 pm)
Sue Benson 

I love the Daisy Love. Thanks for a chance to win the beautiful quilt.
Sue Benson

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 11:37 am)

I love kaliedescope! So glad to see her on etsy. I hope she makes some of those flower quilts like she made for your nursery. That was the cutest!!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 10:54 am)
Fernanda Fisher 

I loved the “Twice as Nice”, sooo cute!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 10:11 am)
Ashley Madsen 

Love on the rocks. Love the colors.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 9:56 am)
Dawn Hudson 

I love the Kaleidoscope Baby Quilt and Love on Rocks. She does amazing work. I love to quilt but haven’t had the time lately with photography so I can appreciate all the hard work that goes into these masterpieces.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 9:08 am)

Kaleidescope Baby Quilt is so darling!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 8:36 am)
Carolyn J. 

I just love Twice as Nice!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 8:04 am)
Carolyn J. 

I love Twice as Nice.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 8:03 am)

I love the Daisy love one!!! Sooo pretty!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 7:42 am)
Brittany White 

Twice as Nice!!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 7:37 am)
Brittany White 

I Absolutely Love the “Twice as Nice” quilt! The pattern is very fun and whimsical. I also love how the colors are girlie but not too pink! I am excited about her new etsy site;)

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 7:34 am)

Gorgeous quilts! I’m loving the Daisy Love quilt!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 7:18 am)

Daisy love for sure! Soooo cute!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 7:16 am)
Heather D. 

The Twice as Nice quilt is so gorgeous. Perfect colors and textures to wrap up one sweet darling baby girl. :)

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 6:45 am)

love the chevron…although the daisy love matches my little girls room exactly. so darling. quite the talent.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 6:38 am)

Twice is Nice for me! Great colors, and fun pattern! Thanks for the chance, I really would love to own a real quilt for the first time ever!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 6:34 am)

daisy love is my favorite.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 6:22 am)

Wow, They are all so Beautiful and the work is Amazing. But if I had to pick one it would be….Zig Zag. I just Love it. The Twice As Nice is lovely too. Thank you Kate for sharing this amazing artist with all of us.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 6:19 am)
Brittany Preston 

I love Twice as Nice!!! All of her quilts are so dang cute! Amazing quilts by Lu and the best photos by you…what a match!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 6:18 am)

Love them all but top pick is Zig and Zag. Great quilts, I know the hard work that goes into them.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 6:18 am)
Amy W 

No Way!…this quilt is to die for!…and good timing too because I am expecting a little boy soon! I LOVE the zig zag one in her etsy shop. They are all so darling though!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 6:15 am)

Wow, They are all so Beautiful & the work is Amazing. But if I had to pick one, it would be…..Zig Zag. But I also like the ” Twice As Nice”. Thanks for sharing this great artist with all of us Kate.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 6:14 am)
Tracy Wagstaff 

Although they are all so amazing, the “Daisy Love” and “Twice as Nice” are my favorites, and are so unique and intricate… great pattern choices and flair!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 6:10 am)
Britta Robertson 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the quilts. I am pregnant with my first baby and we found out today that it is a girl! I love Twice as Nice. It is perfect to compliment any baby room! I love the one you are giving away also.. i get overwhelmed thinking of pink but this is adorable!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 6:04 am)

I love – love on the rocks!!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:46 am)
Annie Nielson 

Oh my goodness! I love the quilt you are giving away–SO cute! And I love the Princess and the Pea set-up that Lu made. I hope I have a girl one of these days so I can use that cute back drop.

All of her quilts are darling, but I love the “Twice as Nice” quilt. LOVE it!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:44 am)
Elizabeth Telford 

I really like “Love on the Rocks”…. the design has this vintage vibe to it that I love, and I really like mixing different patterns so that design is perfect. Welcome to Etsy! I have been an Etsian for about 6 months now and it’s been amazing. I’ve already added your shop as a favorite:) Your quilts are works of art and you are truly talented.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:37 am)
Ashley Mae 

Ooo, that Kaleidoscope one is awesome! I would happily take any of them home though! How generous of her!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:33 am)

Daisy Love is my favorite, but I am a huge fan of Heather Bailey!! They are all darling!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:21 am)

I adore the Kaleidoscope baby quilt, although the decision was not easy. Could those fabrics be any more beautiful?!?

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:18 am)

Daisy Love – I love daisy love! It goes perfectly with our youngest daughter’s bedding. {heart, heart}

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:17 am)

Daisy love – I am in love with Daisy Love! It goes perfectly with our youngest daughter’s bedding. {heart, heart}

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:16 am)
Christina Thorup 

I love them all! I really like the daisy love the most though!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:11 am)
Tisha Strickland 

I love Twice as Nice!!! They are all very pretty.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:09 am)
Nichole Olsen 

LOVE the kaleidoscope baby, but they are all awesome!!!!!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:08 am)
Nichole Olsen 

Kaleidoscope baby, but they are all awesome!!!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:08 am)

Daisy Love! Soo cute!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:02 am)

I love love love the kaleidescope one!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 5:00 am)
michelle riebeek 

Kaleidescope Baby Quilt is adorable I would love it for my little guy!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 4:57 am)
Kendra Gable 

I think I love Twice as Nice the most! Tough decision though!! I love the one in the photo above here on your blog too!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 4:50 am)
Katelyn Anderson 

Yay for her Etsy shop! Someday I will be able to purchase one her beautiful quilts, until then… I will say that the Kaleidoscope quilt is the most amazing thing I think I’ve ever seen. Breath taking.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 4:46 am)
Amanda Key 

She is so talented! Love, love, love the Zig and Zag quilt!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 4:17 am)
Tiffany Page 

The DAISY LOVE quilt just makes me smile. Love it!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 4:02 am)

I LOVE both the twice as nice and daisy love! I love Heather Bailey’s fabrics, but have no idea how to sew! Thanks for the opportunity!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 3:48 am)
jenni B 

Love the Daisy Love quilt. So cool that she’s opening an Etsy store! Incidently, that giveaway quilt would be perfect for my littlest man’s room!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 3:36 am)

Such pretty quilts! I like both the daisy love and twice as nice. Oh and the quilts on the princess and the pea set up are so cute too! I wondered where you got those!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 3:23 am)
Wendy J 

I really wish I knew how to sew. Her quilts are amazing!! My favorite was Kaleidescope Quilt, so different and unique!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 3:20 am)
Heather Magliarditi 

ok Im so in love with TWICE AS NICE

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 3:01 am)
Alyssa Walker 

LOVE,LOVE, LOVE Daisy Love. Sooo much talent:)

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 2:59 am)
Lindsay G 

Such adorable quilts! Love the fabrics she picks. I would pick “Twice as Nice” as my favorite.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 2:51 am)
Tiffany B 

Daisy Love is awesome, I remember when you posted Lyla’s nursery and I have loved Lu’s work since…that playmat she did was to die for!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 2:39 am)

They are all beautiful! But my favorite would be daisy love. You both are very talented!!!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 2:24 am)

Twice as nice : )

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 2:12 am)

Love, love, love twice as nice!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 1:53 am)

I love this quilt! I just had a baby girl and this quilt would look amazing in her nursery! Love the elephants! The other quilt I love is the zig zag quilt. I can only imagine the amount of work that went into it. Beautiful!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 1:46 am)

I would have to say Daisy Love……

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 1:43 am)

I love the one in the picture, and love LOVE on the Rocks! These are BEAUTIFUL!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 1:37 am)
melissa stover 

love on the rocks!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 1:34 am)

love on the rocks.. loving the primary colors and vintage prints. Perfect for a July 4th celebration ;)

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 1:33 am)
Ann Easterling 

I loveeee love on the rocks, and twice as nice! but more than anything, i’m a hugeee fan of this little quilt right here!!! we have some elephant themed clothing for our pending arrival, and omg, this quilt would be so precious to have for him!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 1:25 am)

Any of the boy quilts – I have three boys! Love this featured one!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 1:08 am)

I LOVE the twice as nice quilt!!!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 1:07 am)
Brandi Lee 

L.O.V.E. Daisy Love. The colors or gorgeous!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 1:05 am)
Brandi Lee 

L.O.V.E. Daisy Love. The colors are so beautiful!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 1:04 am)

I’ve been looking for a quilt for my daughter! I love the zig and zag.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 12:59 am)

Daisy Love! Beautiful work!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 12:51 am)

I LOVE the daisy love quilt! I have been stalking your blog for a while now and this is the perfect chance to say hello! Awesome giveaway!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 12:16 am)

Cute, cute, cute! I was needing this very quilt for a photoshoot I had earlier today :-) My favorite from her store is the Kaleidescope Baby Quilt. Love the colors and the pattern!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 12:06 am)

I can’t decide between Daisy Love and Twice as Nice, they are both so beautiful.

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 12:04 am)
Alli J. 

The Kaleidescope quilt is wowsers, but they’re all amazing!

 ( Dec 11th, 2010 12:00 am)
Alli J. 

I love this blog, and I love Daisy Love! So adorable and sweet…

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 11:57 pm)

I LOVE Daisy Love!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 11:57 pm)
Audrey Crisp 

I love the zig and zag one. But the one pictured above is darling!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 11:47 pm)
Sarah D. 

I like Daisy Love, but they are all cute.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 11:42 pm)
Sarah D. 

I like the Daisy Love, but they are all cute.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 11:41 pm)

I am so excited that Lu opened an etsy shop. I have been hoping for this moment ever since I saw the pictures of her creations in Lyla’s nursery. I love all of the quilts listed but my favorite is Zig Zag. I love the colors.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 11:21 pm)
Tiffany Hodson 

Daisy Love.. all… the… way!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 11:16 pm)
Amanda Peterson 

Love the kaleidescope baby quilt! She is very talented! And, so are you!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 11:09 pm)

They are all gorgeous! I love the Twice as Nice quilt. I love the circles. She should so sell the Princess and the pea set up!!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 11:02 pm)
Lazy Daisy Design: Photography by Teresa Henrie 

Very cute! I really like Daisy Love. But they are all so very cute!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 11:00 pm)

I love the Kaleidescope Baby Quilt, it would be darling in the nursery I’m getting ready for our baby boy. AND, I Love the quilt you are giving away! I sure hope I win it!! The patterns are adorable.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 10:47 pm)
Amy Columbus 

Lovin’ them all, but my fav is Kaleidescope

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 10:33 pm)

I LOVE the Kaleidescope Baby Quilt! It is so cute and creative! Thank you so much for this awesome give-a-way!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 10:24 pm)

I love the Twice as Nice one! They are all very lovely.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 10:18 pm)
Bonnie Loewen 

I love twice as nice!!!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 10:12 pm)
Kristen Harris 

Twice as Nice is my favorite! I love the way the circles make the fabric pop! I also love the small circle edging…soooo cute!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 10:12 pm)
Joy Stallard 

Welcome to Etsy Lu! I am loving the quilt displayed with the little elephants and the soft neutrals. My favorite in her shop is the Daisy Love. I love her shop description where she says that she keeps them simple so they can be used and washed a lot. I know she will do fabulous with her shop and can’t wait to see more creations!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 10:05 pm)

Daisy love. Such cute fabric. She is Soooooooo talented! That’s awesome!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 10:03 pm)

She is soooo talented! That’s awesome! I love Daisy love. Such cute fabric!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 10:02 pm)
Alicia Hutchins 

Love the “Twice as Nice”…but I’m not picky :)

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:55 pm)

Twice as nice is the cutes quilt ever!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:55 pm)
Alicia Hutchins 

Love the “Twice as Nice”…but, hey I wouldn’t be picky.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:54 pm)
Lisa Zeldenrust 

I can’t decide between Kaleidescope and Daisy Love. They are both amazing!!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:53 pm)

I love the Daisy Love quilt. What talent!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:53 pm)

Love, Love, Love the Kaleidescope Baby Quilt. And if I win, my little man will just look adorable all snuggled up in that cute little quilt!!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:51 pm)
April stout 

I love twice as nice…they are sooo cute, all of them!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:51 pm)

I love them all! But Daisy Love is my fav!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:48 pm)
Maloree DeMille 

love love love love on the rocks. so much talent!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:45 pm)
Maloree DeMille 

love love love love on the rocks! so much talent!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:43 pm)

Those are all beautiful!! I LOVE daisies so Daisy Love is my favorite :)

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:42 pm)
Jennifer O. (aka Romeo and Mae) 

Wooohooo she is gorgeous! I’m going to say that the twice as nice quilt is my fav, totally my style. :)

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:37 pm)
Elise Ford 

I love Daisy Love! If only we could be as talented as Lu….she is really amazing! Thanks Katie!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:34 pm)
Meghan B. 

I love the kaleidoscope quilt. So creative!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:25 pm)

i love daisy love…and the one you’re giving away. so gorgeous!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:24 pm)
Angela Timms 

OOhhh I love Twice as Nice and Daisy love at lot! Thanks for the chance to win :) :)
by the way one day I am gonna have you take pics of my sweetie! It is on my wish list :)

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:21 pm)

SO many cute quilts! I think I like the Twice as Nice one best. :)

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:20 pm)
Hannah Martin 

I love the one that you’re giving away!!! I like the Kaleidescope Baby Quilt on the Etsy Store website.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:18 pm)

Gorgeous quilts! My fave is Love on the Rocks.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:15 pm)
Bridget Grant 

Love love love the Twice as Nice..Gorgeous

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 9:14 pm)

Loving Zig and Zag. What talent! This would look great in a childs room or an adults!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:54 pm)

I am loving zig and zag! What a talent! This would look great for a child, or an adult. Love it!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:52 pm)
Heather W. 

I love the Kaleidescope Baby Quilt! Super cute.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:48 pm)

I love zig and zag – boo-ti-ful!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:40 pm)
Tiffany Roundy 

OOOOHHH I love all of them!!! I would so love to win this! My favorite would have to be Twice as Nice.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:40 pm)

I wish I knew how to sew quilts :)
I really like her Daisy Love Quilt – such beautiful bright colors.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:28 pm)
Manon Dufour 

Wow! She’s talented!!! My favorite is: Kaleidescope Baby Quilt!!!! Wish her a lot of success with her shop!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:25 pm)
Rory Drysdale 

I absolutely love the one she made for Lyla’s nursery in your photos. in her etsy shop my favorite listing is Love on the rocks! What a talented group of ladies you are! xoxo

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:19 pm)

Kaleidescope Baby Quilt is my favorite. Lu always picks the cutest patterns and fabrics.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:16 pm)

Kaleidescope Baby Quilt is my favorite, I can’t believe all the quilts Lu has made. She always picks the cutest fabrics to go together.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:15 pm)
Julie Pia 

I love them all but if I had to choose one it would be “Twice as Nice”. So darling! loves…

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:11 pm)

i love them all!!!! fabulous idea to start an etsy shop lu!!
i want to be entered to win the “LOVE ON THE ROCKS!” gorgeous!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:08 pm)

Loving the ‘twice as nice’ quilt.
Good for her making them. My grandma was great at making quilts. Just sad they all got divided this past month :(

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:08 pm)

oh my, I LOVE them all!!! But the zig zag is my favorite!!!!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:02 pm)

I hope I win!

My fav is probably daisy love! I like all the bright colors….but the zig zag is great also!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:00 pm)

Um that twice as nice quilt is TO DIE FOR! I can’t even imagine how much work went in to making it! She’s amazing!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 8:00 pm)
Jeni Earl 

My FAVORITE one is Kaleidescope Baby Quilt. Beautiful color & detail.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:58 pm)

I think the kaleidoscope since I’ve got boys at my house!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:56 pm)

I actually like the one you have pictured best. But of the ones in the Etsy shop, I’d have to say the Kaleidescope Baby Quilt. So cool!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:56 pm)

I love the Kaleidescope Baby Quilt. I am due in March with another little boy and would love to win the giveaway quilt for his nursery. All of the quilts are gorgeous!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:52 pm)
Melissa Richards 

Hard to pick a favorite, they are all gorgeous. I think I’ve settled on Kaleidescope for my favorite.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:47 pm)
Amy Smith 

Oh, and I forgot to mention! I have just the right place for the giveaway quilt! ;) ;) My brother-in-law and wife, Kathryn – are expecting a little one in May :) (Huge smile)

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:45 pm)

I like Daisy Love . . . I also need more talented friends like you have!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:43 pm)
Marilyn Richardson 

I really like the Daisy Love quilt, but they are all gorgeous )

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:39 pm)
Amy Smith 

I love Twice as Nice!!! I am a huge fan of dainty & delicate floral patterns – so this one DOES it for me! Thanks for sharing Katie!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:39 pm)

Love your blog! My favorite quilt is the “LOVE on the rocks”. It’s beautiful!!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:34 pm)

My favorite one is ‘Love on the Rocks’–they are all so very cute!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:28 pm)

I LOVE love LOOOOOVE the Kalidescope (I dont even know how to spell that) Quilt. The pattern is mesmorizing! And the colors are fresh and fun!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:26 pm)

WOW what an aamazing shop and an amazing giveaway. I love them all. Especially love on the rocks and zig and zag.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:24 pm)

These are so cute! Okay so I really love the Zig and Zag quilt. Wowzers! That looks like it would be really hard to make. Not that I know anything about sewing. : ) It’s beautiful.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:21 pm)

Oh… these are all adorable! But I think that I love the zig zag the most!! Best of luck for your etsy shop Lu!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:15 pm)

I love, love Kaleidescope Baby Quilt – it is sooo unique and different and I love the colors!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:11 pm)
Natalie Lundberg 

My fav is “daisy love” Thanks for picking me to win this adorable quilt :)

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:09 pm)
Nicole Leavitt 

I love love LOVE thes Kaleidescope Baby Quilt. The colors are fabulous and I am pretty sure I need it! :) Thanks for doing this giveaway!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:07 pm)
Sarah D 

Kaleidescope has got to be my favorite! What a talented woman! Thanks for sharing!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:06 pm)

I LOVE these quilts, they’re so beautiful!! But my favorite is the Daisy Love! :)

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:06 pm)
kim g 

Oh, Daisy Love for sure!! Beautiful quilts!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:04 pm)
Crystal T 

Beautiful quilts, I love “Twice as Nice”.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:03 pm)
Erika Snow 

I really like the one you have pictured, but the twice as nice quilt is GorGeouS!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:02 pm)

I’m expecting in June and love, love,love the Kaleidescope one!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:01 pm)
Michelle Woodland 

I LOVE her Twice as Nice quilt. It is so beautiful!!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 7:00 pm)
Kara P. 

That little blue and green quilt is too darling for words. After visiting her Etsy shop, my favorite would have to be the Daisy Love. The colors totally remind me of my mother. Thanks for doing a giveaway.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 6:57 pm)

December 5th 2010
 • posted by  katie

Mya Jane is 4!

We had a fabulous day at Kangaroo zoo for Mya’s 4th birthday party. A lot of laughing and crying at that 4 year old age.
Had to post just a quick picture of her cake from Marcee from Dipidee. She is seriously AMAZING! I just told her we were having a Tangled birthday party and this is what she came up with. Mya was in heaven!
And this fabulous dress is from chicoco I will be posting more of her fabulous outfits soon!

Her birthday invites! I designed it but had pro-digital print them with their new die cut.

And last but not least. Just shot this gorgeous dress for Dollcake!

shirley van den Berg 

It looks fantastic and she looks like a little model! Great job!

 ( Jul 5th, 2012 6:26 pm)
Kristen Harris 

oh gosh! I just realized you put that info at the top! LOL:)

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 10:21 pm)
Kristen Harris 

Wow! That is a beautiful cake? And I love your daughter’s dree too! Do you mind sharing where it’s from and who designed the cake?

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 10:16 pm)

Angela, do you ever look at your histograms when your shooting? That always helps me.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 6:03 am)

Hey Klam- I designed them and pro-digital printed them.

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 6:00 am)

She is so darling! She reminds me so much of my almost four year old! Thanks for the tip on where to get a great cake!

 ( Dec 10th, 2010 1:26 am)

I would love to know who designed the invitations. thanks!

 ( Dec 8th, 2010 3:47 pm)
Kristen Kellems 

She’s so cute. I heard that Kangaroo Zoo was really fun. Can’t wait to see you and the kids!

 ( Dec 7th, 2010 10:43 pm)

In your dollcake picture, how do you get such good lighting in the face area? I always get over exposed or too dark when im shooting with my softboxes. :) thanks

 ( Dec 7th, 2010 2:17 am)
Ann Easterling 

your going to force me to go broke!! I LOVE LOVE your photos and the clothes!! I bet Mya had a great birthday!! your such a creative mama!!! Love her dress!!!

 ( Dec 6th, 2010 10:49 pm)
Linzey Jordison 

Your little girls are darling! Where do you get all of their cute headband and hair accessories?

 ( Dec 6th, 2010 9:34 pm)
Joy Stallard 

Happy birthday Mya! She is so gorgeous! Loving her dress to pieces and that cake is amazing! What a talented cake designer. Loving this new backdrop and the new props are so awesome! What a beautiful llittle girl too!

 ( Dec 6th, 2010 3:13 pm)
Jennifer O. (aka Romeo and Mae) 

Cute cute cute! Happy birthday to your little girl!

 ( Dec 6th, 2010 2:49 pm)

Love them all. Do you have a resource for those invites or did you put them together yourself? They are fabulous.

 ( Dec 6th, 2010 3:59 am)
Alisha Nuttall 

Oh my lanta where to start…Mya how beautiful she is! That cake…AMAZING!!! WOW! Those invites…not a surprise, so cute! And Avery and that outfit CUTE CUTE CUTE! Amazing pics like usual!

 ( Dec 6th, 2010 3:44 am)

Seriously!? That cake is awesome! Your such a fun mom!! Hope she had a great bday!

 ( Dec 5th, 2010 11:06 pm)

Happy Birthday for yesterday Mya! You a turning into such a beautiful young lady!
Everything in this post is amazing Katie, the cake, invites and dress. Oh that dress… so pretty….

 ( Dec 5th, 2010 12:02 pm)

December 3rd 2010
 • posted by  katie

Jackson, Landon & Isla

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 27th 2010
 • posted by  katie

My girlies

Can you really have to many pictures of your kids? I don’t think so:) We took these a couple weeks ago up in Park City. It is getting so cold!
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Now back to work!

Ashley DeLo 

I love these pictures so much! Can you tell me where you got your middle daughter’s boots? The lace up ones?? I have looked everywhere and I am sure they don’t have them now but wanted to find out the brand. They are soooo cute!

 ( Aug 26th, 2011 4:43 am)

Brooke- It is at the big white barn not sure the road that it is on. You really can’t miss it, just ask anyone up there and they will know.

 ( Aug 17th, 2011 6:08 am)

katie…you are AMAZING! Do you mind if I ask where you took these in park city??

 ( Aug 12th, 2011 4:13 pm)

These are the kind of pictures I always try to get of my kids and never succeed. How do you get your girls to pose so nicely?
Please please please let me know if you’ll ever be coming to NYC!

Love the vibrant colors in these shots. I was wondering if you use any color enhancing actions? I use Red Leaf actions, but can’t seem to get the natural looking vibrancy with them.

 ( Dec 19th, 2010 6:05 am)

Simply Stunning!!

 ( Dec 8th, 2010 3:39 am)

I love the 50mm!

 ( Dec 3rd, 2010 7:12 am)

got most of these clothes from mini boden!

 ( Dec 3rd, 2010 7:12 am)

such beautiful photos! Where did you get your oldest daugther’s coat and hat? you girls are precious!

 ( Dec 1st, 2010 6:46 pm)

I LOVE all of your pictures…awesome photography..I love the clarity of your pictures…May I ask what your favorite lens is? Thanks

 ( Dec 1st, 2010 2:36 pm)
shannon sewell 

love love love all the color and that last one… my favorite!!! so beautiful :)


 ( Dec 1st, 2010 6:14 am)
Katie Hatch 

Ok, I’m LOVING Maya’s botts and tights! You dress your girls so cute :) Love these-and NO you CAN’T take too many pictures of your kids!

 ( Dec 1st, 2010 2:13 am)

Awee Love all your work – youre girls are soooooooo cute!!!!
Can I ask where the hats are from?? LOVE!

 ( Nov 30th, 2010 11:22 pm)

Your girls are just stunning! Great pictures

 ( Nov 30th, 2010 10:33 pm)

omg Kate!! I have to ask you, where o where did you buy your beautiful little girls these clothes?!?! So full of color , thes ephotos are the cutest!

 ( Nov 30th, 2010 7:58 pm)
Kristen Kellems 

Kate, I found your new blog! Lila is soooo big! And she has teeth! I miss out on everything. Can’t wait to see you for Christmas!

 ( Nov 30th, 2010 7:19 pm)

You are making it really hard for me not to give Gracie all these clothes for Christmas! And so mad I ordered that coat in gray instead of the one Olivia is wearing….why are you always RIGHT?!! BAH!

 ( Nov 30th, 2010 6:05 am)

Ohhh.mi.gosh….. that last one just took my breath away. Your girls are so stunning.

 ( Nov 30th, 2010 5:19 am)
jean smith 

love the beautiful girls and fun colors!!! fabulous!

 ( Nov 30th, 2010 4:29 am)
amanda richards 

OMG these are so beautiful! My three girls are 4, 2 and 5 months so getting any type of photo of them all together is a big challenge!

 ( Nov 30th, 2010 1:02 am)
Joy Stallard 

Missing Utah! Loving the photo of Olivia holding her cap. She is so beautiful!
Loving the gorgeous sky and mountains too and the Boden look!

 ( Nov 29th, 2010 3:21 pm)
Amanda Keeys 

Your girls are so pretty and so perfectly styled everytime! Love the shots, especially that last one – wow that sky!

 ( Nov 29th, 2010 9:09 am)

So freaking cute! Your style just kills me!!! I am broke with ONE girl… I don’t know how you do it with three!!

 ( Nov 28th, 2010 11:39 pm)
Alisha Nuttall 

They are so pretty!

 ( Nov 28th, 2010 11:11 pm)
Heather Farnsworth 

LOVE the last one. LOVE that purple snow-cap!

 ( Nov 28th, 2010 11:00 pm)

Lovvvee these! Your girls are so gorgeous! Do you mind telling me what kind of lens you used?

 ( Nov 28th, 2010 10:41 pm)
Melissa Richards 

Awww, cute! My favorite is the 3rd to last one with both big girls standing next to the wagon with babycakes smiling so big.

 ( Nov 28th, 2010 8:12 pm)
Laura Polen 

Love your kids! They are so beautiful. Especially love those mountains in the last one. I miss living in CO.

 ( Nov 28th, 2010 3:00 pm)
Cortnie Bigelow 

Beautiful!!! Your girls are just BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE these shots and LOVE and MISS Park City sooo much!! You are an AMAZING Photographer!!

 ( Nov 28th, 2010 7:35 am)
Monica Martin 

love your girls, they are just too darn cute for words! No, you could never have enough –I don’t have enough of myself when I was little and I wish I did. :)

 ( Nov 28th, 2010 6:14 am)

How do you out DO yourelf everytime!?!?! I LOVE every one!! THe last one is AMAZING!! And you are right—you can never have enough pictures….especially of these three Beauties :D

 ( Nov 28th, 2010 1:48 am)

Those are sooo adorable!! I love their outfits!

 ( Nov 27th, 2010 11:43 pm)

So Cute!!! Your girls are the cutest! I love that barn! Passed it many times and thought it would make cute pics!

 ( Nov 27th, 2010 8:12 pm)
Amy Earle 

Oh! Your girls are SOO gorgeous!! I love the last one too!! And their outfits are so much fun!!

 ( Nov 27th, 2010 7:40 pm)

oh my, these are gorgeous! However it does help that your girls are absolutely gorgeous!!! i love the last one! Priceless!

 ( Nov 27th, 2010 5:46 pm)
Amanda Rathbone 

I absolutely love your photography!!! I am a photogapher myself, but I have to say your work is breath-taking!!!! I stumbled upon your blog on etsy!!!! It’s a joy to look at this daily!!!

 ( Nov 27th, 2010 4:00 pm)

the last one is AMAZING! so cute!

 ( Nov 27th, 2010 1:07 pm)

love them all, but this last one…. awesome!

 ( Nov 27th, 2010 11:18 am)

Gorgeous! What a beautiful location!

 ( Nov 27th, 2010 10:04 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 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 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)

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)