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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!

The weather is getting colder and colder and before you know it those sleigh bells will be ringing! Dear Kate Studios is hosting Holiday Mini Sessions November 24 this year! This will leave you plenty of time to order Christmas Cards and Family gifts from your images!  There will be two sets to choose from. […]

Holiday Mini Sessions 2019 {Loveland Studio Photography}

Winter wonderland mini sessions

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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  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

If you know me or have read anything on this website, you know motherhood is a theme that’s always on my mind. Being a mom is the most important role for me. Throughout my journey, I’ve loved seeing how motherhood is different for every woman. Yet there are universal truths too.   I’ve studied motherhood […]

Motherhood Sessions 2019 {Loveland Studio Mommy and Me}

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Jovi has come to see me at the studio a couple of times now over the past few years. She’s so sweet and a little shy. It usually takes her a few minutes to warm up and feel comfortable in front of the camera. This year, she came in for a Glitter Mini Session with […]

Jovi and Amiah (Glitter Mini Sessions- Loveland)

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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I met this sweet family of 3 early one morning down near the Poudre river just north of Old Town Fort Collins. For September, it was a really chilly morning! There was a little bit of frost on the ground and the air was super crisp! We had a great time hanging out down by […]

Fall Family Mini Session in Fort Collins

The colors of fall can be so magical but the weather in Colorado, often is not! On this particular day however, I could not believe how warm and wonderful it was! I was actually hot after chasing kiddos and playing with this sweet family for their pictures. Did I mention it was November?? Crazy!  The […]

Loveland Family Pictures {The Hurleys}

I so adore watching my clients grow! This was my third session with the Jackson family and this year they had grown by 2 feet! Baby Cora is just a couple of weeks younger than my littlest, Henry, so it was so fun to see her!! Big brother, Bryce, takes his roll seriously and was […]

Fort Collins Family Mini Session- The Jacksons

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