Hardin {Lewistown, Pa} Family Session

It seems crazy to me that my sister’s best friend growing up has four kiddos (and the cutest dog ever).  Weren’t we all just a couple of years ago playing kick the can outside your house, Annie?!?!  Where does the time go….

Thank you for trusting me to capture your beautiful family.

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Katie

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Moist {Lewistown, Pa} Family Session

This beautiful family was the winner of my giveaway I ran on my Facebook page a couple of months ago.  Prior to photographing this session, Chelsea not only expressed her excitement for this session but also some apprehension with not knowing how her boys would do.  I promised her I would do my best to get some great photos of her family.

Guys, I was blown away by her review after her session.  I’m so thankful that I get the opportunity to meet such wonderful human beings who trust me to capture their beautiful families.

“The lengths Katie would go to, to get that perfect shot and still make sure the kids were having fun is something we really enjoyed. The kids had a fun time and were laughing and smiling and really engaged in the photo shoot.  They got to have fun while doing something most kids don’t want to and Katie was totally OK with letting them do their own thing. From start to finish Katie goes well out of her way for her clients, from setting up a meeting before pictures, choosing the best location for your family, to sitting down with you after to look at the entire gallery of pictures. Would recommend to anyone, especially families who typically don’t do pictures cause you feel your kids just wont listen or corporate ‘like mine’.  She is just great with getting the kids to have fun and enjoy the photo shoot.  The only problem I had encountered is trying to choose our favorites, because there were just so many amazing shots. We are very pleased and cant wait for the next time we need photos taken!”

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Thank you, Chelsea, for the wonderful review and for sharing your family with me for a little while.  I hope you cherish these photos for many years to come! ❤

Madison is one!

I’ve photographed SO many cake smashes over the years and they are so much fun because you never know how they will react being able to just dive into a cake.  My youngest, Madison, has been eating solids for a while and she has NO problem making a mess so I figured this would be pretty fun to watch.  I even gathered her sisters around to watch!

I wanted to start with a few non-cake smash photos.  I really don’t know how many times my husband and I had to keep bringing her back onto the backdrop.  She was pretty unimpressed with my antics and was more interested in dancing in circles behind me to the music my husband was playing than having her photos taken.  Regardless, she’s pretty cute!

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Onto the cake smash portion of her session.  I really thought she would dive in!  First, she had to  – ONE – BY – ONE –  pull off the cake decorations.  She brought them to her daddy, big sisters and me.  (Again, one by one…) She’d stay on the backdrop for a few photos then mosey on off behind me to dance or try to escape upstairs.  2018-10-02_0003

Here is one of the times that she decided she needed to take a break because being forced to eat cake is tiring… lol!  (Ignore the purple patched wall… one day we will finish it. hahaha!)

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Onto the bath portion of her session.  THIS KID WAS MORE INTERESTED IN THE TUB THAN HER CAKE.  But what I really didn’t foresee was the amount of water she was going to dump all over the floor.  The 1st, 2nd and second to last and last photos had some seriously photoshopping done to hide the amount of water splashed everywhere and to hide the wet backdrop that she decided to tear up, ‘cuz why not! lol!2018-10-02_0001I honestly cannot believe a year of her life has gone by already!  I feel like I just brought her home from the hospital!

Happy Birthday, Madison!  We love you so much!  It’s been such a joy watching you grow and explore over this past year and we cannot wait to see more and more of your personality shine through as you grow!  ❤ ❤ ❤