Best of 2016 Newborn Photography – Fort Collins and Loveland Newborn Photographer Year in Review

Best of 2016 Newborn Photography – Fort Collins and Loveland Newborn Photographer Year in Review

I feel so blessed to have held and snuggled each and every one of these sweet little newborn babies in their first days of life. I absolutely love my job as a newborn photographer in Northern Colorado and love working with new moms and dads as they settle into parenthood or adjust to life with a second child in their homes and in their hearts. The stage of life where we get to experience pregnancy, birth and babies is so short! My youngest is now 2.5 and our family is complete, but my love for that period of life is still so strong and I am passionate about serving other moms in the thick of it. It’s a complete joy and honor to be trusted to care for you infant and capture those precious memories of this fleeting time for you. Thank you for putting your babies in my arms <3

There is something sort of magical about looking back at a years worth of work and experiences and seeing the growth and the change. It was a big year for Dear Kate Studios. I was lucky enough to photograph babies from Loveland, Fort Collins, Westminster, Eaton, Greeley, Wellington and more. I got to watch babies grow from one milestone session to the next and through their parent’s instagram and facebook accounts. I welcomed 2 new neices and new nephew into the studio. Celebrated first birthdays, family reunions and documented families as they grew. Dear Kate Studios physically grew too! In October, I moved from my 200sq ft studio space to 1000 sq ft! I love being able to welcome families in to play and get comfortable while I work with their baby. I’ve got snacks, coffee, a changing table and everything you could need for your newborn session! If you haven’t been in yet, I can’t wait for you to see it!! I’m still putting the finishing touches on decor but will write a blog post with lots of pictures once it’s ready! With the new studio I am so happy to be able to offer you more and I can’t wait to share all of the things I’ve been working on for 2017. But first, I’m so happy to share with you some of my favorite newborn pictures from 2016. Thank you again!!

If you are expecting a new baby in Fort Collins, Loveland, or the greater Northern Colorado area, I would love to work with you!! Please email me at kate@dearkatestudios.com or through the contact button below!

Loveland Maternity Pictures {Waiting on Baby A}

Loveland Maternity Pictures {Waiting on Baby A}

When Erin contacted me she knew she wanted newborn pictures of her little man but she was on the fence about maternity pictures. I totally understand how intimidating it is to be in front of the camera, but I am so glad we went for it! Soon after we started Erin and Jose were totally at ease being photographed. We laughed and joked and got to know each other, and before they knew it, we were all done! 

Baby A will adore these photos of his mom and dad as he grows. My kids love to  see  “pictures of me in your belly!”. And how special is it as an adult, to see photos of your parents before you were born? 

Expecting your own little bundle? Let’s make sure your they’ve got images to cherish for years to come. Email be at kate@dearkatestudios.com or through the contact for below to learn more!

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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 Newborn Photography Studio {Olivia}

Loveland Newborn Photography Studio {Olivia}

Sweet Olivia came to see me in my Loveland photography studio at just over 2 weeks old for her newborn pictures. There is something so special about this stage in life. It’s so very fleeting as babies grow very quickly in those first few weeks of life! This sweet girl won’t fit into mom and dad’s arms in quite the same way in just a few short weeks. I know being in front of the camera shortly after having a baby is no mom’s idea of fun but I’m so glad when my clients brave it! These family photos are priceless! 

While I keep the studio fully stocked with tons of sweet little headbands, hats, wraps, and props etc., I am always open to incorporating special things you may bring from home. This mama had a dream of lots of pink and frills for her baby girl! The sweet little tutu and matching headband were her additions to the session. Love that we could collaborate to get this gorgeous gallery that matches their home, filled with soft pinks and neutrals.  

This baby has the most gorgeous features!! Her eyelashes are amazing!! She’s got the most perfect little pout and those ten tiny toes <3 

I’m currently booking for winter due dates in my Loveland, CO studio. Please contact me if you are interested capturing this precious time in your life! 

Loveland Newborn Studio Photography {Baby Brecklynn}

Loveland Newborn Studio Photography {Baby Brecklynn}

It’s pretty much the best thing ever when a past client emails me to let me know that a new baby will be joining their family. I love love love watching families grow! I met this sweet mama when she was expecting their first kiddo. We met for coffee and talked about their new arrival and the big changes that were coming for them. When I saw her again for her newborn session I was expecting our third baby. We shared stories of newborn life and I snuggled their little guy while photographing him. Our next meeting was when he was nearly 2 years old and just as cute as can be! We met in the foothills of Fort Collins for an outdoor family session with the most perfect sunset. The next email from her let me know they were expecting again and I was just so excited to find out if it Urban would be getting a brother or a sister this summer! (I don’t know how you mamas do it who find out at delivery! I was dying to know each and every time!)

Well baby girl decided to come early!! Her session took place in my Loveland studio. Big brother played on the iPad for a little bit while I photographed mom and dad and grabbed a couple of pictures of baby on her own. When Urban was ready, he totally nailed his sibling pictures! I love that he was able to help dictate how the session went. We worked on kiddo time and and it was totally peaceful and perfect.  After Urban was done with his portion, daddy took him home for lunch and mom and I finished up with baby sister all by herself. Mom got to enjoy some peace and quiet while I worked and dad and Urban got some one on one time that is so greatly needed when a new baby arrives. 

I can’t wait to see this sweet family again to capture their next milestone! If you are looking for a photographer in Loveland I would love to get to know you and watch your family grow! Email for details on newborn photography and grow with me baby plan packages! 

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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!

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