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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!

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

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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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 […]

Wellington, CO Newborn Baby Pictures {Baby Clara}

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

I’ll be taking a maternity leave for a good chunk of the summer to spend time with our newest little boy when he arrives. I love the color and warmth of spring though and want to make sure you can get your family photos in before my little break! Spring Family Mini Sessions will take […]

Spring Mini Sessions!

I’ve know Kelly since I first joined a playgroup with Harper when she was 6 months old. It’s been so fun to watch their family grow over the past few years and I can hardly believe Tessa is school-aged already! I met up with the family of 4 in Old Town Fort Collins in October […]

The Strnad Family {Fort Collins Family Photographer}

After having to reschedule our session from the crazy rainstorm and flooding in September, the Moore family was hoping for a sunny day. We didn’t exactly get our wish, but the clouds parted just long enough to fit in their family mini session though! 18 month old Silas was the sweetest little ball of energy […]

The Moore Family {Loveland Family Photographer}

The Grobabski’s Family Session in the Fall was one of my very favorite’s for the year. First of all, they showed up dressed to perfection! Perfectly coordinated with pops of color but not too matchy. The mustard yellow they chose complimented the greenery around us and brought out the same shade of yellow that grows […]

The Grobaski Family {Fort Collins Family Photographer}

The Hurley’s were one of the very first families I photographed when I was portfolio building for my business. We’ve kept in touch over the last couple of years and I even had the pleasure of taking maternity photos for Sara when she was expecting little blonde haired, blue eyed Lincoln 🙂 We met up […]

The Hurley Family {Fort Collins Family Mini Session}

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