SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE | TRAVEL

On a work trip to Mexico I finally discovered the magic of San Miguel de Allende. I had heard about it for years, from friends and acquaintances, and I was so excited to finally wander around the cobblestone streets I'd heard so much about. It's a beautiful little time capsule - and the best way to experience its vibrancy by just letting yourself get lost for a little while.  

KELLY'S KIDS - SS16 | COMMERCIAL

I've been shy about posting shots from my main full time gig - but I need to change that since it's been the majority of my work recently. So, to catch you up,  I provide all imagery for the children's clothing brands Kelly's Kids, Eleanor Rose as well as their newest addition Bourgeois Bebe. It's is a fast paced, high volume challenge and I love every minute of it.  Here's a peek at some of the shots from our recent Kelly's Kids SS16 shoot. Hope you enjoy!

 

MARFA TX | TRAVEL

This new years eve, at midnight, the hubby and I made a resolution to have more adventures. 

At 2 am we'd booked a last minute hotel room. 

By 8 am we'd loaded the car with bags, Birdie (our dog) and the baby. 

At 4 pm we pulled into Marfa, Tx.

It was only one night - but it was totally worth it. 

Cheers to adventures. Cheers to 2016.

 


ELLIS KATE | NEWBORN | DENVER, CO

Ellis Kate is the beautiful daughter of my beautiful cousin Katelyn and her awesome hubby Aaron. I was honored to have them ask that I come up and visit the new little munchkin and take some photos while I was there. We had what I would consider the perfect afternoon/evening hanging out at their fabulous home playing with dogs (Ollie and Thatcher) and new baby while listening to records. Yup, that right. It was totally perfect. 

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DULAK FAMILY | FAMILY PORTRAITS | AUSTIN, TEXAS

Early early morning sessions always turn out so great...maybe it doesn't feel that way when the alarm goes off before dawn, but there's a weird sense of accomplishment when you beat the sun to McKinney Falls Park.  We had a lovely time exploring, running around and playing a game that involved throwing rocks into the water that little June made up as we went along. Biggest splash wins. 

Aren't they the cutest trio?

ASKINS FAMILY | FAMILY PORTRAITS | AUSTIN, TEXAS

This was one of my absolute favorite sessions ever ever ever. I met this wonderful family at their house, we caught up over a few cups of coffee and then I spent the rest of the morning hanging out and taking pictures of them going about their Saturday routine...a routine that included jumping on the bed, lounging in the yard and running around like super-heros.  I learned from a very wise 3 year old that saying "Garbanzo Bean" works just as well as "Say Cheese" and is a million times funnier. This fam and I have a lot of things in common, including a shared love of mexican blankets, the same sense of humor, and the belief that the best moments in life are the ones that are imperfect and so totally human. They wanted a snippet of their life at that moment - all of it - the happy, the loud, the messy, the laughter, the snuggles. The result are images that are a window into the life of this sweet family the way they really are...which just happens to be pretty fantastic. So fantastic that I pretty much want them to adopt me - or at least let me come hang out, drink coffee and play super-heros on Saturday mornings.

BABY JACK | NEWBORN | SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

oh my gosh. Baby Jack. this tiny newborn baby had a smile that could melt every heart within 100+ miles of Texas. He is quite the lucky little dude with two beautiful parents and two hilarious Bulldog siblings. There was a lot of cuddling, a lot of laughs over the A&M / North Carolina college rivalry between the parents, and some surprise art direction by Dad involving his baseball glove which was laughed off by Mom and myself (and then quickly became a reality - and that reality was amazing)...welcome to this new big world Baby Jack.  We need more smiles like yours...

RILEY | SENIOR PORTRAITS | BOERNE, TX

Riley is so many things. She is gorgeous. She is SO smart. She is the hardest working person I know. She is hilarious. She is one of the top junior downhill skiers in the nation. She is my niece.  Also, she is not a senior yet, but since she's a teenager going on 25, I thought the category was appropriate. I could brag about her for hours. She and her mom (my sister Kim) came to Texas for a visit last summer and while sitting around on the back porch the light started doing that special thing it does in the late afternoon - so I grabbed her and my camera and went on an impromptu photo adventure. I was so sad when the sun went down because we could have taken 1 million photographs for a thousand hours. Love you RileyRoo. 

NEW LOOK | HELLO 2015

A new look for a new year you guys! I'm pretty excited about it! I was so excited, in fact, that I had to make the site active before I was actually finished updating everything...so, thank you in advance for your patience while I complete this little labor of love. If you have any questions in the meantime, you can click on the "contact" page and shoot me an email! 

I hope 2015 is filled with good news and happiness for all of you!

xx

Kate

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Attack of the Dolphin...

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From a recent shoot with one of my favorite companies, Fourkitchens.com ...I always love working with these peeps, mostly because we end up doing awesome stuff like making gif's of a dolphin puppet attack. WHO WOULDN'T LOVE THIS? (also, below the hilarious animation there's a sample of some of the more serious shots taken...professional and whatnot...)

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