Milestone Session {Lincoln is 6 months!}

Milestone Session {Lincoln is 6 months!}

For real, this sitter stage is one of my very favorites! I miss the days when I could put my little baby on a blanket with some toys and they’d sit and explore with their hands and put every little thing in their mouth. Before mobility got them excited about bigger and better things and moving all over the house.  These milestone sessions are always some of the sweetest as you catch all of those little sides of their personality before they can run away. Not too long after this session, Lincoln was crawling all over and then suddenly walking!

6 month sitter session milestone studio photography loveland coloradoThis was Lincoln’s second session in the studio with me! Of course, I get to watch him grow anyway as he’s my nephew but it’s a special thing to have him in front of my camera.

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I love styling these sessions to be classic and timeless. When your little one is a brother, baby #2 can have a matching session and still be in style!  The studio has a good selection of wardrobe options for boys and girls in muted and neutral colors. Including special props like Lincoln’s favorite little elephant lovey make these pictures even more special.

If the little person in your life is about to reach a new milestone, you know it will be short-lived before the stage breezes in and takes you by surprise! Contact me at kate@dearkatestudios.com to schedule your studio session today <3

Loveland Newborn Pictures {Little Sister Hallie}

Loveland Newborn Pictures {Little Sister Hallie}

I just loved having Hallie and her big sister (and mom 😉 ) in my Loveland studio for their newborn pictures! Courtlyn was so smitten with her new baby sister and very excited to take on the role of sibling! She’s at such a great age to help out her mom and give Hallie lots of snuggles!! 

Hallie loved being snuggled up and slept like a dream for much of her session! I love this little yawn we caught on camera! 

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Hallie’s dad played football in college and her mom was excited to surprise him with these photos of the girls with his Cornhuskers gear!

While Hallie was taking a snack break, Courtlyn took center stage. I love giving big siblings a little extra attention at our sessions. They’re right in the middle of a big life change and it’s important to show them they’re still special too!  In the new studio, there’s even a great play area to keep older brothers and sisters entertained when it’s time for baby’s pictures solo.

Is your baby becoming a big brother or sister? I’d love to document this special time in your lives! Email me at kate@dearkatestudios.com or through the contact button above for more details!

Loveland Newborn Photography Studio {Little Brother Maxwell}

Loveland Newborn Photography Studio {Little Brother Maxwell}

This sweet family were the winners of my annual giveaway this summer. I was so excited to finally meet them all, especially brand new baby Maxwell! This little newborn won the lottery when it comes to fun, loving families. Big brother Jackson was quite taken with his little brother and did an excellent job snuggling him! I always start with sibling and family images right at the beginning of a session when kiddos are at their best! Once Jackson was done with his job, he spent the morning playing in the new kids area in my Loveland studio. 

We laughed at Maxwell’s many serious little expressions throughout his session. Mom and Dad said he’s always serious! And loves to hold his little hands together over his chest with his little furrowed brow.

He did give us this adorable little smirk while daddy was holding him too!

Is a new little person joining your family? I’d love to capture this special time for you! Working with newborns is one of my very favorite things ever! Email me at kate@dearkatestudios.com for more details!

Loveland Baby Photographer {Sweet 6 Month Sitter}

Loveland Baby Photographer {Sweet 6 Month Sitter}

Babies grow so quickly! That sweet little helpless newborn quickly becomes full of personality, sitting, and starting to crawl! These moments are so precious and fleeting! As a Loveland studio photographer, I love capturing a baby’s personality as they grow! Details of their crawl, sweet chubby hands and eyelashes for days! Norah came to the studio dressed in the most adorable little polka dot dress and jean jacket. We took a few pictures in that outfit before moving to the studio wardrobe. Dear Kate Studios has a growing collection for babies ages newborn to 1 year. Babies grow so quickly that it can be a bummer to buy new outfits special for pictures only to have the not fit soon there after! I also love being able to use some of the same props and headbands that we used in newborn pictures again when baby is 6 months or a year old! It’s so fun to see the comparison as they grow!

 

Is your baby growing and changing faster than you ever could have imagined? Expecting a new little one and wanting to make sure you don’t miss a minute? Contact me through the form below or by emailing kate@dearkatestudios.com to schedule your milestone session! 

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Fort Collins Family Photos down by the Poudre River

Fort Collins Family Photos down by the Poudre River

Year after year I watch these babies grow and it never ceases to amaze me how fast they change! This was Lucy’s 5th and Calvin’s 4th time in front of my camera! For family photos this year they were totally comfortable just being themselves. They hunted grasshoppers, took turns snuggling mom and dad, dipped their toes in the water and skipped rocks in river. Of course we stopped and posed for a few family photos in between all of that fun but I adore those candid moments and true connections frozen in time. Next year maybe grasshoppers will be less exciting but mama will never forget how much Calvin loved hunting them this year. 

When the kids are totally done with being in front of the camera, I love taking a couple minutes to capture mom and dad alone together. Of course there are children running around their feet but it’s important to take a moment and photograph the love that created this beautiful family in the first place. <3

I fell in love with this location during this family’s session! So much so that I’m offering mini sessions here this year! They are early in the morning to get the very best light but totally worth the early wake up! And if you have a kiddo like mine who rises with the sun every day, it’s not even an early wake up 😉 Interested in booking a spot? Click the button below for details!

Loveland Children’s Milestone Photos, 2 Year Old Portraits

Loveland Children’s Milestone Photos, 2 Year Old Portraits

The weather in Colorado can be so very unpredictable! We had Hadyn’s 2 year old portraits scheduled for the middle of March, a bit closer to her birthday but the weather was just not the best and spring really hadn’t sprung! So we tried again in April. The forecast called for rain after 8pm so we thought we were in the clear! Green grass was growing, trees were sprouting new leaves and it was just all around beautiful! As soon as we arrived though, the ominous grey clouds broke open and a sudden rain started to pour down on us! After a few minutes of playing peek a boo through car windows, the sun came out! Grey skies parted, making way for a gorgeous spring evening perfect for marking Hadyn’s 2nd year! 

I love how every pictures shows a little bit more of her sweet and sassy 2 year old personality! At this age, children are so fun and curious! She climbed rocks, picked flowers, and ran down a dirt path (just a little too far!). It was such a fun session and I’m sure her mom and dad will cherish the milestone these photos mark as she grows older and her personality develops and changes more.

Looking to document a special milestone in your child’s life? Contact me and let’s start planning the perfect session for you! 

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