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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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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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

 

A little cup of encouragement…

I saw a post a couple of days ago about “fauxtographers” where the photographer discussed the rise of these inexperienced photographers: people who just decide one day they want to be a photographer with absolutely no knowledge of their camera outside the “auto” mode, no knowledge of photoshop, etc.  The photographer went on to say that he used to be one.  I had to chuckle because I had been tossing the idea around in my head about a blog post, not about fauxtographers, but rather about not giving up on your passion.

We all start somewhere. 

I started my business after my oldest daughter Genesis was born on March 3, 2012.  Prior to having Genesis, I had worked at two large photography companies, photographing well over 3,000 sessions.  Before that, I received my degree: a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in photography and computer digital imagery.

All this being said, the last four years has been a huge period of growth for me.

Here are just a few examples: 2016-05-06_0002 copyFall 2012 vs Fall 2015

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I am still learning and growing in my profession.  But I wanted to take a few minutes to offer up some encouragement to any up and coming photographers. If you love what you do, don’t give up.  Take each experience as a learning opportunity.  I am seriously my own worst critic!  Even after this growth, I still think to myself after a session: “I should have done this pose” or “I should have turned her a little bit more this way”.  This is how you learn.

If I can be an encouragement to you, feel free to reach out to me.  And remember, as creatives, there is no right or wrong.  (This is still something I struggle with!)

And a huge thanks to all of my clients over the years who have stuck with me as I’ve grown.  I appreciate each and every one of you!

❤ ❤ ❤

Katie

 

Imes Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Newborn Photographer

You’re never going to believe me by the looks of these photos but little Miss Lainey gave me a run for my money during her session! I’m not complaining though because, in the end, we got some amazing shots for mom and dad! ❤ (I just wish y’all could see how hard we worked for these! lol!)

Thank you so much for spending the afternoon with me during your session.  I had a great time.  Enjoy your sneak peek!

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Book Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Newborn Photographer

Meet six day old, Amelia Claire!

Amelia’s mommy contacted me months before her due date… (I love a planner, cuz heaven knows I’m a terrible one! lol) When I found out she was having a girl, I was so excited because I got to pull out all of my adorable girly props!  I mean, seriously!!! Every girl needs to accessorize!  Am I right?!?! And when I found out that mommy was a teacher, I just HAD to have my school set up for Amelia!

Side note: this gorgeous mama had to have a c-section… She wasn’t feeling very well the day of our session and Miss Amelia was giving them a run for their money that morning.  But, seriously… how GORGEOUS is she?!  She was absolutely glowing!  ❤

Thank you so much for asking me to capture Amelia’s newborn photos!  Enjoy your sneak peek. ❤ Book_21 copy447A8924 copy-adv Book_11 copy447A8883 copy-adv 447A9059 copy-adv 447A9064 copy-adv Book_29 copy447A8959-2 copy-adv447A8998 copy-adv447A9009 copy-adv447A9168 copy-adv Book_88 copy 447A9215 copy-adv 447A9235 copy 2adv22447A9139-finished-advAnd my absolute favorite image… just hatched.  ❤