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Welcome, friend! I'm Kate. I married my high school sweetheart over 10 years ago and we have three curious and imaginative kids. You'll find motherhood stories and ideas here, along with gorgeous photos and videos!

Summer is my absolute favorite season and I am not ready to let it go just yet! This sweet family of three met me in the foothills just north of Fort Collins one evening in August to play. Can you believe how gorgeous this location is? It’s literally 5 minutes from Fort Collins proper! This […]

Fort Collins Foothills Glowy Family Photos

Do you hear it? I hear it too. That little voice telling me all of the reasons I don’t need to book our family for photos. “The kids haven’t really grown or changed that much since our session last summer. And I need to lose weight. And our schedule is so busy when will we […]

Why you should quiet that little voice inside your head and book your family photos

Fort Collins Family Mini Sessions at the Poudre River

River Mini Sessions Fort Collins Family Photos

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What is better than spending a gorgeous sunny evening with The Pilkington family (who obviously love each other)? Absolutely nothing! This family is so sweet, and their little boy is growing up so fast! I did Gauge’s maternity and newborn photographs. It’s hard to believe he’s two years old now! One of the absolute joys […]

The Pilkington Family | Dear Kate Studios Family Photographer

  So many people schedule their family photos for the fall. I get it, fall colors, close to Christmas so you are thinking about sending cards and giving gifts etc. But summer family photos totally rock for so many reasons!! 1. Your kids are out of school.¬†No need to worry about who has practice or […]

3 Reasons Why Summer Family Photos Rock

Motherhood is obviously¬†a very big part of me and that flows through into my photography in every session. But these motherhood sessions are a special place where I can pour my heart into celebrating the women who walk beside me in this journey. Having these beautiful mamas in front of the camera with their babes […]

Motherhood Session {2018}

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Family photography is one of the best ways of documenting growth and change in your kids and your family as a whole throughout the years. I adore seeing clients year after year and looking back on how their love for each other and bonds change from year to year. I met this family for the […]

Family Photos in the Foothills of Fort Collins

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You’ve gone through the hard work of finding a photographer that you love and you’re so excited to have beautiful family photos that show your family connecting and in love. Now comes the tricky work of deciding what to wear for family pictures that will be gracing your walls for years to come. For our […]

Dressing Moms | What to Wear for Family Pictures in Fort Collins, CO

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The thing about cliches is that they exist for a reason. Before having kids I heard people say over and over “Time flies” “Children grow so fast” and “Don’t Blink” and while I thought I understood, I didn’t. I’m not sure I fully understand now even how fast time truly moves. My kids are 4, […]

Don’t Blink – Fort Collins Family Film + Photos

Fort Collins Family Film

When another photographer contacts you to photograph their family it’s such and honor! The B family was visiting Estes Park this summer and decided it would be fun to take the opportunity to use the gorgeous backdrop of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for their family photographs! A & T were so enthralled with the location we […]

Northern Colorado Family Photographer {Estes Park Family Pictures)

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