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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!

As summer starts to turn into fall, the sunflower field is in bloom! Last year was my first offering family photos at this private sunflower field near Windsor, CO, and I am so excited to be heading back this year! Mini sessions are the perfect option for the sunflower field! You get a beautiful variety […]

Sunflower Mini Sessions Northern Colorado

This sweet baby just turned one and I’m finally getting her newborn session blogged! I loved photographing baby M at just a few days old. Mom and Dad brought her to my downtown Loveland Studio for her first baby photo session. These moments during a newborn session are so special. There is so much love […]

Loveland Studio Newborn Baby Pictures

newborn baby tushy up pose with gauzy cover and pink floral headband on gray backdrop

It has always been my favorite season, so I might be a little biased, but summer is truly the best time for family photos in Northern Colorado. Yes, fall is typically touted as the time of year to get your pictures taken but as a photographer with 10 + years of experience, I’m going to […]

Why summer is the best season for family photos in Northern Colorado

family playing in the poudre, fort collins, co

One of the very best parts of being a newborn photographer in Northern Colorado is watching families grow! I have had the pleasure many times over of seeing two people become parents for the first time and then to see them come back to my downtown Loveland studio with new little loves! I met this […]

Two little men and a lady [Northern Colorado Newborn Pictures]

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.┬áNo need to worry about who has practice or […]

3 Reasons Why Summer Family Photos Rock

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

dressing mom for family pictures what to wear

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!

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