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.
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
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!
Angela contacted me this spring when she was looking for a family photographer and I was so excited to work with her family of boys! I worked with Angela years and years ago when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter Harper and she had just had her oldest Luisangel! We’ve been facebook friends since then but it was so fun to catch up as a lot changes in 9 years! Angela is the co-founder of It’s Total MomSense and The Moms Who Rise Conference that will take place this October in Northern Colorado.
The Moms Who Rise Conference was designed to celebrate mom- life. To elevate women in their purposes and passion. To develop women beyond mom to live the more they seek. You will be equipped with the tools necessary to transform into the highest version of yourself! – http://itstotalmomsense.com/
When we arrived for our session on that warm spring night, the littlest of the boys had fallen asleep in the car. This happens sometimes no matter how we try to schedule naps! Kids have their own agenda always! So the little guy was super into mom and being held for our session which was totally ok! He loves being the baby of the family and looks up to his big brothers! The boys all had a blast running and playing and cracking jokes trying to get him to laugh!
I love how the boys individual pictures show off their little personalities! That group hug with mama is exactly what motherhood feels like sometimes!
It’s clear the Garcia household is full of energy and so much love! I always try to sneak a few photos of just mom and dad into every family session too! Most of us haven’t had a professional portrait together since our weddings!
And lastly we grabbed a few headshots for Angela to use in promoting It’s Total MomSense and The Moms Who Rise Conference! If you are a mom in Northern Colorado make sure you go check them out!
Ready to hop in the front of the camera and love on your family? Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more information!
Photo courtesy of Molly Scott
It’s been a little while (read: years!) since I’ve introduced myself on the blog so I thought it was time for a refresher! I’m Kate, newborn and family photographer based out of my Loveland, CO studio and connecting with families throughout northern Colorado. I serve parents who know that time is fleeting and that their children will only be little for a little while. My sessions serve as a timeout from “busy”; a moment to reconnect with your family for a fun and playful hour of just you and your love for each other. As a mom, this is what lights me up. Those candid in between moments snuggling your babies and feeling the wonder of parenting.
Photos Courtesy of Rhema Faith Photography
As my kids get older I see so many changes in them every day. And then other times some big change surprises me that I didn’t even notice happening. They’re 8, 5, and 4 years old right now and I’m loving the stages they’re in. Of course, I miss some of those baby things too though. And the photographs and videos I’ve taken over the year fill some little part of my mama soul and help me to remember all those little things. I’m so honored to create those memories for other families.
One of the best things about being a photographer is being able to fit my business around our family life. Time with my kids is my number one priority! As a family, we love to camp (especially near water!), visit parks, and snuggle up for a movie night. When the kids are otherwise occupied, I love creating, whether it’s working in my bullet journal, playing with watercolor and lettering or Pinterest planning our next home project (look out kitchen cabinets, I’m coming for you!). I’m always curious and constantly trying to learn something new or grow in some way. Podcasts, audiobooks, or amazon prime music are always filling my ears or maybe some trashy tv haha! I also love talking to people and learning their stories. I love how different we all are from each other but that there is always some way to relate to one another. Give me an iced coffee and good conversation any day!
As a photographer, getting to know my clients and share their stories through pictures is magical! I’d love to get to know you and your family! Let’s chat! Comment below and share a favorite podcast or audiobook you’ve listened to lately! I’m always looking for something new! Check out some of my favorites in my instagram story highlights at www.instagram.com/dearkatestudios!
Your fall family schedule is packed to the brim but it’s so important to take a few minutes together to update your family photos! Your children are growing and you don’t want to let any more time pass before you document this moment in your lives. A picture of everyone smiling and looking at the camera is important to you but what you really want to remember is those little details. How your kids snuggle together, their face when they laugh a big belly laugh, and how they still hold your hand but might not be so willing tomorrow.
I’m so excited to offer fall family mini sessions again this year! I absolutely love getting to see families year after year and watching children grow! These sessions are a perfect opportunity to take a time out and enjoy each other as a family. Mark your year and the celebrate your love for each other. These limited sessions will be held on 3 dates; October 7. All sessions will take place in natural areas in and around Loveland or Fort Collins. Exact location will be emailed to you closer to the session date. If you have had a mini session with me before, I’ll work hard to choose a location you haven’t been to before 😉 Fill out the form below to book your time! Only 9 spaces are available. If you have questions or would prefer a full family session click here or email me at email@example.com. Can’t wait to see you!
***NEW DATE ADDED! OCTOBER 21!!*****
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!
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
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!
This 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.
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 email@example.com to schedule your studio session today <3