I’m so excited about this amazing give-away!   We have so many great companies giving some killer stuff away.  We have: photoshop videos, actions, camera bags, prints, card templates, backdrops, dresses and headbands and many more amazing things!  Make sure you check back on Tuesday to enter right here.  We will be giving one item away a day, then on day 10 it will be a bigger giveaway.

xoxo – Kate



I’m posting right now. You can enter at midnight.

 ( Jan 21st, 2014 6:48 am)
Chelsea Rittenhouse 

Not sure how to enter. When I put in http://www.peekaboophotos.com it takes me to the blog. How do we enter? Thanks so much! Love all of your amazing work. I aspire to be as good as you one day.

 ( Jan 21st, 2014 4:10 am)
Tiffany Roundy 

Sweet I can’t wait!!!!!

 ( Jan 20th, 2014 4:01 pm)

January 9th 2014
 • posted by  katie

halloween 2013

Max was the perfect Carl Fredricksen from UP!


Heather- I got them at build a bear!

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

Where are Max’s Halloween costume glasses from ?

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

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

 ( Jan 9th, 2014 4:07 pm)

January 9th 2014
 • posted by  katie

Olivia’s birthday bash

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

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

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



 ( Jan 16th, 2014 10:58 am)

January 7th 2014
 • posted by  katie

maxwell 1st birthday

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


Kim L 

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

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

 ( Jan 30th, 2014 7:11 am)

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

 ( Jan 19th, 2014 6:02 am)

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

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

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

 ( Jan 10th, 2014 6:34 pm)

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

 ( Jan 9th, 2014 3:20 pm)

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

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

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

 ( Jan 8th, 2014 5:10 am)

January 7th 2014
 • posted by  katie

Yellowstone 2013

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



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

 ( Jan 19th, 2014 6:01 am)

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

 ( Jan 11th, 2014 3:02 am)

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

 ( Jan 8th, 2014 7:15 am)

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

 ( Jan 8th, 2014 7:14 am)

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

 ( Jan 8th, 2014 4:17 am)

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

 ( Jan 8th, 2014 3:09 am)

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

 ( Jan 8th, 2014 3:08 am)

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

 ( Jan 7th, 2014 8:42 pm)

January 6th 2014
 • posted by  katie

Hawaii 2013

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

xoxo -Kate

Coffee and Cashmere 

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

 ( Jan 14th, 2014 10:12 pm)

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

 ( Jan 9th, 2014 4:41 am)

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

 ( Jan 7th, 2014 10:26 pm)

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

 ( Jan 7th, 2014 8:23 pm)

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

 ( Jan 7th, 2014 3:59 pm)

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

 ( Jan 7th, 2014 3:10 pm)

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

 ( Jan 7th, 2014 1:34 am)

May 24th 2013
 • posted by  katie

matilda jane patch quilt

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


Thanks so much! Yes it is much needed:)

 ( Jan 6th, 2014 7:52 am)

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

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

I am still waiting to see your Hawaii pics:)

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

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

 ( Jul 17th, 2013 6:45 pm)

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

Vintage Inspired Girls

 ( Jul 3rd, 2013 1:21 pm)

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

Vintage Inspired Girls

 ( Jul 3rd, 2013 1:21 pm)

Where are the adorable dolls from? Super cute!

 ( Jun 27th, 2013 2:00 pm)

Where are those adorable dolls from?! Super cute!

 ( Jun 27th, 2013 1:59 pm)

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

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

Great idea; beautiful images!

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

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

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

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

 ( May 24th, 2013 8:20 pm)

Adorable quilt! Seriously talented friend.

 ( May 24th, 2013 3:28 pm)

April 8th 2013
 • posted by  katie

Lola, Ella & Nora

I hardly post to my blog anymore but I had to post these cuties since I gave these to them a few weeks ago and she still hasn’t been able to see them since her computer doesn’t have a CD drive.

Olivia Lang 

So beautiful! You are simply amazing. Do you know where the babies outfit is from. It’s so gorgeous and unique.

 ( Aug 21st, 2013 2:40 am)
Olivia Lang 

What sweet girls. LOVE LOVE LOVE..you are so amazing. Where is the baby’s outfit from do you know? I love how soft and vintage looking it is.

 ( May 30th, 2013 5:47 am)


 ( May 24th, 2013 8:21 pm)

Perfectly sweet! Any idea where her little romper is from in the last photo? I’d love something like it for my little girl due in September! : )

 ( May 13th, 2013 3:14 am)
Beth Daniel 

So many images with different props/backgrounds. Just out of curiosity, how long did this session take you? All are very precious!

 ( May 7th, 2013 3:44 pm)

So sweet! Beautiful photos. And I miss your blog posts ;)

 ( Apr 30th, 2013 12:54 am)

They look terrific!!! Love you!

 ( Apr 29th, 2013 5:33 pm)

Where did you find that amazing knitted basket????? I love!!!

 ( Apr 19th, 2013 12:40 am)

Oh so beautiful! I love how you capture such sweetness. You are an inspiration!

 ( Apr 18th, 2013 3:31 pm)

Such beautiful little girls and I love the styling. Gorgeous Katie!

 ( Apr 16th, 2013 1:32 am)

March 5th 2013
 • posted by  katie

Lyla’s mermaid party

I can’t believe Lyla is 3 already! Seems like she was just born. This little girl has been such a fun crazy addition to our family, she has so much personality, I don’t know what we would do without her.  She is obsessed with swimming and princesses so we decided to do a swimming mermaid party. There aren’t many options for swimming in March here in Utah so we decided to do it at the rec center so it isn’t the prettiest room but at least there is a great indoor pool the kids were able to do the birthday party first then go swimming after.  Got most of my ideas through pinterest, I will try to post all the links possible for everything.


The layout for lyla’s invites and the circle cutouts for the party favors and dinner menu are from www.onecharmingparty.com

Had them printed with the scalloped edge from www.prodigitalphotos.com

lunch boxes, cups, gumbal favors and wands are from www.chasing-fireflies.com

cake and cake pops are from  www.dippidee.com 

Lyla’s headband aslo the party favor hair clips with the seashells and Lyla’s necklace and bracelet  www.bannerboutiqueonline.com

mermaid cookies from  www.etsy.com/shop/TSCookies

necklace party favors from www.etsy.com/shop/thesetinytreasures

mini glass favor jars www.shoptomkat.com


You are seriously amazing!!! Cutest party ever!!

 ( May 24th, 2013 8:23 pm)

Absolutely adorable!! The mermaid cookies are to die for and that cake… WOW!!

 ( Apr 22nd, 2013 10:30 pm)

Oh this is so gorgeous Katie. Really you are so very talented!

 ( Mar 12th, 2013 8:55 pm)
Mandy Spencer 

Kates!!! Sooo unbelievably darling. You truly have a gift! Miss you!

 ( Mar 10th, 2013 12:42 am)
Kristin - Photography 

Oh my god, lovely! :)

 ( Mar 7th, 2013 7:23 am)

Wow. Your parties amaze me!

 ( Mar 6th, 2013 1:12 am)

What an incredible party! It is so perfect. You always amaze me with your talent.

 ( Mar 5th, 2013 3:54 pm)

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it all!! Lyla is so adorable!

 ( Mar 5th, 2013 1:53 pm)

February 17th 2013
 • posted by  katie


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


Kate & Dan Moss


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

 ( Dec 31st, 2013 12:57 am)

These are gorgeous, love your style.

 ( May 5th, 2013 5:59 pm)

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

 ( Mar 12th, 2013 1:59 am)

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

 ( Mar 12th, 2013 1:59 am)

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

 ( Mar 7th, 2013 4:51 am)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 ( Feb 21st, 2013 2:55 pm)

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

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

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

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

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

 ( Feb 19th, 2013 5:33 pm)

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

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

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

 ( Feb 18th, 2013 11:55 pm)
Kate M. 

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

 ( Feb 18th, 2013 11:11 pm)

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

 ( Feb 18th, 2013 6:07 pm)

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

 ( Feb 18th, 2013 3:27 am)

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

 ( Feb 17th, 2013 10:33 pm)