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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

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

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!

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}

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}

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