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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

  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

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

Halloween is, and always has been, one of my very favorite holidays. Growing up, we always made my costumes, usually from just piecing together clothes from around the house and occasionally branching into dying some fabric and getting really creative. I still love making costumes but this year we went store bought much to the […]

7 tips for better Halloween Photos {Northern Colorado Children’s Photographer}

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 known Bonnie for a few years now and so loved getting to know her family. It’s clear she and Brycen were made for each other. Happiness, joy and love oozes out of them and shines brightly in their sweet little Lucy. I loved watching her mommy and daddy making her grin and her trying […]

The Smith Family {Fort Collins Family Photographer}

The Votruba family was the winner of my annual birthday contest this year! We did their family photo session near the end of October and the colors and weather could not have been more beautiful! Reagan brought her A game and was full of personality for every shot. I love making these little ones shine […]

The Votruba Family {Fort Collins Family Photographer}

Miss Charlotte is no stranger to the camera, her mom being a photographer and all. She did have a touch of PCS (photographer’s child syndrome) though. 🙂 My oldest has a severe case after over 3 years in front of my lens. It’s not so much that she is shy in front of the camera […]

The Fannon Family {Fort Collins Family Photographer}

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