Wellington, CO Newborn Baby Pictures {Baby Clara}

Wellington, CO Newborn Baby Pictures {Baby Clara}

My newest niece Clara came to see me at 12 days old for her newborn baby pictures. She was due in early June and my other sister-in-law (the baby of the family!) was scheduled to be married June 15th! Clara’s big brother’s and sister all came in their own time, the latest being born the day after his due date, and the earliest coming almost 2 weeks early; so we were all taking bets on when she would make her grand entrance! Poor mama was trying to decide if her dress for the wedding would need to accommodate a baby bump still! And Miss Clara made us wait! She was born June 13th, early in the morning.

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Clara was the longest pregnancy of all 4 kiddos! My own babies liked to bake a long time too! Harper was 7 days past her due date and Drew was induced at 11 days overdue! When it came time for Henry, we chose to induce early to avoid an Independence day baby! He was over 8lbs so I can’t imagine if he’d have stayed on the inside as long as Drew! Miss Clara was born at 9lbs 10.8oz and 20.75″ long! She continues to be the most peaceful little chub and it’s been a blast watching her grow these last few months <3

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P.S. Clara was the youngest guest at her aunt’s wedding at just 2 days old! It was so fun for the whole family to be able to meet her right away!

Were your babies early, overdue or right on time? Were you surprised with when they arrived? Comment below and let’s chat!

Newborn Photography in Loveland, CO – FAQs

Newborn Photography in Loveland, CO – FAQs

When you are having a baby it’s like there’s this whole world out there that you never even knew existed. Throughout your pregnancy you are researching car seats and cribs, sleep training and mommy and me classes. You suddenly realize how fast time is moving and know it will just feel faster once your baby arrives. You start thinking about how you’ll remember this phase and that’s probably how you’ve  ended up researching newborn photography. Photographing your baby is such a special thing and I am so honored to get to document the newborn phase for my clients! I know you have many options when you are looking for the perfect session for you and that brings up lots questions! These are the questions that come up most often from parent’s looking to document those first day’s of life with a new baby. Have a question that’s not listed here? Put it in the comments below or email here!

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WHEN AND WHERE DO NEWBORN SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

Newborn sessions take place in my Loveland studio located at 907 Van Buren Ave, Suite 160. It’s best for baby to come before 2 weeks old, but if you have missed this window, please do not hesitate to contact me to see what we can do! Younger babies tend to sleep better and be more flexible for the traditional newborn poses.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING FOR BABY?

The studio is fully stocked with all kinds of props, hats, headbands and even little outfits. Traditional newborn sized clothing and accessories are often big on brand new babies. Everything in the studio is specially made to fit your little one in their first few days of life. I am absolutely happy to include any special items, like a lovey or quilt from grandma, please just let me know what you are bringing ahead of time so that I may prepare properly. I also keep the changing table fully stocked, so really all you need to bring is the baby <3

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WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING FOR MYSELF?

Just yourself! We keep snacks, coffee and water in the studio. Dress in layers as the studio gets pretty warm to keep baby comfortable! We will do any family portraits at the beginning of the session so that you are looking fresh and not too “glowy” 😉

ARE FAMILY AND SIBLING PICTURES INCLUDED? WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

Yes absolutely!! I love capturing your family with the newest member! We will take pictures of mom with baby, dad with baby, siblings with baby, and everyone together. I recommend neutrals typically but you can also match your wardrobe to your home decor if you plan to hang your portrait in your home! I’m happy to consult with you before your session on what looks best.

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WHAT CAN I EXPECT THE SESSION TO BE LIKE?

You’ll receive full prep instructions before your session to help make sure baby is nice and sleepy. You’ll feed baby upon arrival at the studio or just before leaving home, and then we will get started with family and sibling images. I take this feeding time as an opportunity to bond with older siblings and make them feel special. I’m very go with the flow, and if a sibling isn’t feeling it right away, we start with parents. When we’ve completed this portion of the session, your job is to relax! I’ve got comfy seating and even a bed in the studio. You can watch some netflix, have a snack and cup of coffee, or even take a little nap! (Parents fall asleep often! It’s the best!!)  I’ll let you know if baby is in need of some milk or a cuddle from you, otherwise I’ll take care of everything. I may ask you to help for just a minute with some of the trickier poses that call for an extra set of hands but otherwise you are off duty! There’s a play area for siblings or you can pop on some cartoons for them 🙂

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SESSION?

After the session, I’ll go through each of the images and narrow down your gallery to the very best. I’ll do minor color corrections and crops on these images and then you’ll receive the proofs in an online gallery within a week of the session. From there you’ll have 5 days to choose your favorites to purchase. I’ll edit those fully, smoothing skin, fixing backdrops, getting rid of any blemishes or dark under eye circles. Your final gallery will be ready within 2 weeks of your selection. I do offer professional prints, canvases and albums and those are available for purchase from your final gallery. If you know you’d like announcements ahead of time, we can get those out to you ASAP so that you may get them delivered to friends and family right away!

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HOW DO YOU SCHEDULE A SESSION WHEN YOU AREN’T SURE WHEN BABY WILL BE BORN?

It’s best to schedule your session during your second trimester. I only take a few newborn clients a month because babies like to make their appearance whenever they are ready! I block off your due date in my schedule to ensure we have flexibility to fit you in. Typically, newborn sessions take place at 9:30 or 10am on a weekday. Please let me know in advance if you will require weekend availability.

If it sounds like we’d be a good fit, email at kate@dearkatestudios.com or click here and we can start planning for your newest little family member!

 

Becoming a Family {Saxby, Loveland Newborn Pictures}

Becoming a Family {Saxby, Loveland Newborn Pictures}

“Your first child makes you parents; your second makes you a family”

Loveland newborn pictures becoming a familyMama shared this quote with me at their session and it totally set the mood for Saxby’s newborn photos. Snuggled up on the studio bed looking down at their newest little family member, you could feel the love and pride oozing out of this sweet family. Big Brother Z did a great job holding his brother when his turn came and gave the sweetest quick kisses! The bedroom set in the studio is perfect for siblings in that 2-3 year old group because they feel comfortable and baby is safe and cushioned. These images are timeless and great way to remember your first baby becoming a sibling.

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Saxby was a tiny little guy at just 6 lbs 10 oz and 20.25 inches long. Babies come into the studio under 3 weeks old and sometimes are not back up to their birth weight by the time they see me. I love this too short stage when baby is sleeping so hard and I’m able to document all of their tiny little features and just how small they are. You blink and they don’t fit in your arms quite the same way anymore. That pouty lip shows the milk blister of the early days of nursing. The little eyelashes remind you of the hours you sit and watch your new baby sleep.

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If you are expecting a new little baby in your family, I’d love to document those first days for you! They move so quickly and are something we only get to experience a few times in life if we are lucky!  Email me at kate@dearkatestudios.com or through the “Book Now” button above!

A growing family {Blair, Loveland Newborn Pictures}

A growing family {Blair, Loveland Newborn Pictures}

I met the S family back in the summer of 2016 when they were celebrating making it through the first year of their first kiddos life! G was just starting to walk and holding his little arms in the air for balance as he toddled along the wooden bridge backed by the foothills just outside of Fort Collins. Fast forward a year and a half and now G is the big brother and I got to see him for his baby sister’s newborn pictures!

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Going from only child to big brother is such a big transition not just for G but for the whole family! I distinctly remember Harper’s last day as an only child. I was scheduled for induction with my second baby so we knew it was the last day. We spent the day visiting the farm and having “coffee” together. We went to dinner as a family of 3. As a mom, I worried about how I’d handle two kids. Would I be able to give both of them the love and attention they needed/deserved? Of course, every mom I knew reassured me that the love just grows and they were right. Not just the love for the new baby but somehow you fall more in love with your 1st child and your spouse watching them grow into their new roles.

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It was such an honor to watch the S family as they are growing into their new roles with baby Blair’s arrival. She is the sweetest little babe and slept like a dream for her newborn pictures. We started with the family images so that G could go hang with daddy and still got his nap! He was such a proud big brother, holding this tiny bundled up baby girl with a big grin on his face!

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If you are adding a new little member to your family, I’d love to document this special time for you! Click “Book Now” above to get in touch or email me at kate@dearkatestudios.com for more information!

Nora- A Rainbow Baby {Loveland Newborn Photography}

Nora- A Rainbow Baby {Loveland Newborn Photography}

Sweet baby Nora made her grand entrance into the world a little bit early but she’s the strongest little fighter and managed to leave the hospital with no time in the NICU! Before she was born, her mama and daddy came into the studio to celebrate this pregnancy with maternity photos. After losing their first baby, they knew this time was special and needed to document it. I’m so happy to be able to offer these indoor maternity sessions in the winter months! So much more comfortable for a pregnant mom!

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We were able to incorporate this sweet rainbow headband from Devoted Knits as a way to remember Nora’s older sister.

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Little Nora was tiny but mighty! She was such a sweet baby to cuddle and pose!

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I’d love to document your pregnancy and your baby’s first days of life! Contact me at kate@dearkatestudios.com or through the link below!

Wyatt {Loveland Newborn and Sibling Photography}

Wyatt {Loveland Newborn and Sibling Photography}

I met this mama over a year ago when she attended a Snap Happy workshop in my Loveland studio! I helped her understand the basics of getting better photographs of her darling little girl and walked through some of the settings on her DSLR camera. I was so excited to hear from her that she was expecting a second kiddo!

Sweet little Wyatt decided to surprise his family and make his appearance a little early! He was a tiny little guy when he came into my Loveland studio this fall! He was so sweet to snuggle and his big sister did a great job holding him with the proper motivation  (Read: BRIBE! haha!! ) ! Siblings this close in age are always a gamble; we definitely came out winners though! 

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I love that Wyatt showed his sweet eyes for his session too! He was so calm and just checking out this brand new world <3

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