Hostler Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Family Photographer

One day while I was out for a run, I saw this beautiful barn and property and I thought to myself, “self: you should stop by sometime and ask to take pictures there because it is GORGEOUS!”  I never got around to stopping….

Fast forward several months later and I met this beautiful family and we were discussing locations for their upcoming session.  We got to talking about Casey’s parents property and, would you believe… it was the property I was wanting to take photos at!!  And seriously, ya’ll….. the location did not disappoint!

Check out this seriously adorable session!  And William rocked it!

Thanks so much you guys!  I had an amazing time!

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Zimmerman Sneak Peek {Port Royal, Pa} Family Photographer

Y’all… I have been dying to share these photos with you all!!!

This gorgeous family came all the way from Maryland for their family session!  Talk about pressure! 😉

We had a beautiful (albeit hot) day for our session.  The sunlight was AMAAAAAZING! Maddie was a gem!  The outfits were on point!  Seriously, everything was perfection!  Y’all made my job so easy!

One of my most favorite things about my job is that when I first meet a client to discuss their upcoming session they are strangers but by the time we finish photographing their session, we are friends.  I just love it!!! ❤

Thanks so much for trusting me to capture your beautiful family.  I had an amazing time! ❤

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Brown Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Newborn Photographer

Two blog posts in two days!  Woohoo!  I’m on a roll!

The next family featured on the blog is the Brown family.  What an absolute joy it is to be asked to photograph these brand new little ones!  Baby S was an absolute dream to photograph.  She made my job so easy!  She even flashed her smile for me a few times!

Enjoy the sneak peek! ❤

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~Katie

Regester Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Newborn Photographer

I have done an absolutely horrendous job of updating my blog recently!  So this morning I’m ignoring my terribly messy home and sharing some of my absolute favorites from this session.

I have known Baby O’s daddy for several years.  It was so great to catch up and meet his brand new little one!  Thank you for allowing me to capture your beautiful family!

Enjoy!!!!

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Photographing your own children…

When you are the child of a photographer, somewhere along the line you develop something called “PCS” or Photographer’s Child Syndrome.  PCS can be quite irritating. You (as a photographer) have great plans of taking amazing photos of your children… capturing every sweet detail… but your child has other ideas.

Every now and again I can bribe my children with something to get one decent photo but I don’t attempt to get more than a few photos.  And I rarely pull out my “big girl camera” because they typically won’t cooperate when they see that.

Something like this little gem… 447A9798 copy-advFor Easter I wanted to get one good photo of my girls in their Easter dresses.  The resulting image took 20 minutes, a twisted ankle and I STILL had to do a head swap to get them both smiling! 2016-05-15_0002 copy 2-adv2Anyway… I purchased a gown not too long ago for clients to use during sessions and my oldest thought it was adorable!  So I thought I could use it as bribery.  Boy, did that work! I need to remember this for future photos with her!  Here are some of the images I was able to get:  447A3450 copy-adv 0-adv 447A3487 copy-adv 447A3587 copy-adv 447A3601 copy-adv 447A3609 copy-adv 447A3527-inprog-advAnd I wanted to get some matching photos of my youngest so we threw her in the same dress!

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If you have a session coming up and you’d like to use the gown, just let me know! I have one in size 1-2 years and 3-4!

Digon Sneak Peek {Mifflintown, Pa} Senior Photographer

I knew Minna when she was an itty bitty baby…. Talk about making me feel old when her Mom messages me asking to set up senior photos for her!

Last year in the Fall we had originally scheduled her session.  Unfortunately, we were not able to follow through with it.  And between me losing my mind with having two little ones and Minna being so busy with her senior year we almost forgot to reschedule it.  Fortunately, we were able to get her appointment scheduled and then it was crossing fingers that this crazy rain we’ve had every day for over two weeks didn’t force us to cancel.

As I left my home on the day of Minna’s session it was absolutely down pouring.  I had packed my daughter’s My Little Pony umbrella (because seriously, when you have kids, you know where their umbrella is but not your own…) and bags for my gear and I was ready to get this session done!  I got to Mifflintown and it was completely dry!  In fact, the sun was trying to come out as well.  It was an absolutely GORGEOUS day for photos!

Enjoy the sneak peek!  And thanks for asking me to do your photos, Minna!  I had such a great time!

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Longing for a baby on Mother’s Day…

I can remember sitting in church on Mother’s Day in 2011.  Mothers were being celebrated for all that they do and I sat with my head hanging and tears falling because I so desperately wanted to be a Mom and yet I still wasn’t.  My husband and I prayed and prayed for a child and, honestly, I was losing faith.

Today is a day of celebrating mothers yet I am so certain that there are many of you who sit today with tears streaming down your face because your womb is empty… and today is just another reminder of it.

…I know you’re hurting

I remember that pain so well.  I so wish I could give each and every one of you a hug.  My heart bleeds for you.

I am so incredibly thankful that a doctor was able to figure out what was going on with me.  A week after I was diagnosed, I had surgery.  And we had our Genesis Faith on March 3, 2012. (Genesis’ name holds great meaning to us.  She was our beginning and we had Faith that we would be blessed with a child.)   And on October 29, 2014 we were blessed again with our Olivia Grace.

…But… for so many of you, your stories of infertility are not as short-lived as mine.  Please know that today you are not forgotten.  I am thinking of you and praying for you…

…praying for your miracle baby…

“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.”  Psalm 37:4

❤ ❤ ❤

All my love,

Katie