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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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! ❤

Yoder {Lewistown, Pa} Family Session

About a year before my oldest, Genesis, went to Kindergarten she sat down and started sobbing because she just wanted to learn how to read.  She couldn’t believe she wasn’t able to yet!  Aside from consoling her little heart and having a pretty good chuckle we assured her that she would be able to read soon.  It wasn’t long into kindergarten she really started to pick up on it.  She was given more and more sight words by her teacher every day and I was told one day as she was handed extra word flash cards that Genesis kind of stared at her like… “that’s it?”  This kid LOVES to read!!

I am so appreciative to this special woman here for not only teaching Genesis to read but for fixing her boo boos and listening to her anxious concerns when I couldn’t be there for her while she was at school.  She truly is an amazing teacher and I will forever be appreciative for all that she taught my daughter.  ❤

Thank you for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family, Amanda!  My hope is that as the years pass and you see these photos hanging on your wall you are able to remember all of the little details of your family when your kids were little… adventurous and curious spirits, silly faces, and the love you all shared.  ❤ ❤ ❤

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I blogged…

Guys, I don’t want to confess this… but it’s literally been almost 8 months since I last blogged.  Since I work from home I feel like prioritizing is a daily struggle — However, I’m sure this is true for working mama’s as well!

Do I try to keep up with the housework?? (Although, I feel like I just maintain a healthy level of chaos over here: not completely clean but not a complete disaster either.)  Or do I make sure that I’m on top of social media posts and blogging while still keeping up with the daily emailing clients back and forth, setting up consultations/sessions and let’s not forget the actual sessions themselves, ordering product, and delivering it to my clients.

Never mind the constant pressure (it feels) from social media to maintain absolute perfection.  Perfect photos, perfect Instagram feed/ Facebook feed.  Post what will interest people to gain interaction so the people who like your page will have the opportunity to actually see your photos you post.  But don’t post on 2 pm on a Wednesday because according to Facebook that isn’t an ideal time to get interaction.  (<—- no idea if that time actually isn’t ideal.  I refuse to do the research or obsess about posting times… with three kids, ain’t nobody got time for that.)  Don’t post too much personal content to your social media accounts… but post some that your potential clients get to know you a bit more and see you rather than just your brand.

I feel like most days I have been spinning in circles between keeping my younger two entertained while I try to finally sit down and edit that last session.  But, oh crap!  It’s 3pm and I still haven’t figured out what’s for dinner…

If you’ve lasted this long into this blog post, Lord bless ya!  I have no idea what the answer is to maintaining the perfect balance between working from home (which I absolutely love to do) and managing life….

But for today… I blogged.

Graybill Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Newborn Photographer

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged a session and what a session to start up again!

I have known Kristen for many, many, MANY years.  What an absolute honor it was to be asked to photograph her long awaited addition, Evelynn.  Thank you so much for asking me, guys.  I so enjoyed snuggling your little one and capturing her at 6 days new! ❤

Enjoy your sneak peek! ❤ ❤ ❤

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