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Smiley One Year Old {Flagstaff, AZ Birthday Photographer}

This was such a smiley one year old! I love it when I get to see clients over and over again. It is a great compliment and so fun for me too. I photographed this guy as a newborn and you can see that session by clicking here. I did not get  to meet Dad at the first session, so that made this special 1st birthday session even more fun.  They travel for work so it took a while to finally meet up, but I’m so glad that when we did finally did meet up, it was right at 1st birthday time! 

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Can you see how happy dad makes him? I love all of the smiles so much…this is a happy kiddos!
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You can really see the love in dad’s face here too! They were having fun just playing while I captured the fun, forever!
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He really loved being outside, we stepped into the studio too for a bit but the smiles faded, so we went right back out and the smiles came back immediately:)
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I love those cheeks so much! 
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A game of peek-a-boo always is a hit for the little ones, and being in mom’s arms is always a big bonus!
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Being in mom’s arms for some snuggles may even be better. I know that is one of my favorite memories and I still love snuggling with my bigger kids, whenever they will let me. 
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Please click here to find out more about newborn and baby sessions! Thank you!



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Freelensing {Northern Arizona Photography}

I had so much fun trying out freelensing! I  know it is a bit odd looking, and it is only the 2nd and 3rd time I have tried this, but it is so fun to play and try new  things with my camera! The technique involves removing the lens from your camera, holding it close but not attaching it to the camera. it will completely change to focal plane that you are expecting and used to seeing.  Here is what I did: I used my Nikon d700 and d600 and I used a 50 mm and a 85mm lens. Longer focal lengths are better, wide may not work as well. With the lens on, I set focus and exposure. Next I take off lens, put focus in infinity, put aperture ring to 1.8 or the widest is will go (or hold ring open manually with switch on lens if it is a Nikon G lens), hold lens as close to camera as possible (harder with Nikon G but possible), shift lens, keeping it as close to camera as possible till you see effect you want. This is not something you want to try if there is any chance of dust flying into your camera, of if having the inside of your camera exposed makes you uncomfortable. I did this with my talented friend Kayla, please check out her blog link at the end of this post!

I love that this one spotlights his little tooth…

Some serious concentration on the silly putty…
My kids have a new interest in chess!

We took a day trip to Sedona and I had some more fun with freelensing.

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And you definitely have to be ready to give up control of how your photos will turn out!
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Please click here to see Kayla’s freelensing! Thanks for stopping by!



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Brand new life! {Flagstaff, AZ Classic Newborn Photography}

I really believe there is nothing more special than brand new life. I feel so lucky when parents choose me to capture this special time! These few days after your baby is born are such a blur, I love when people take the time to schedule in newborn photography. Here is a beautiful young lady that I got the honor of photographing recently, can you believe her beautiful hair? And those sweet lips?


I loved getting a few close ups of her, all of her features are so perfect and beautiful…

Do you think she is happy and cozy enough here?
Baby toes and fingers are some of my favorite things to capture, how to they come out so beautiful? I love the tiny toenails!

Now for mom and baby, there is a special smile that only happens when you are holding your new child…


And of course dad and his new little girl, this dad happens to be in the middle of medical school and has a brand new baby! He has a lot going on, so I am so glad we could capture a peaceful moment of them together.

And last but not least, all three of them together, happy proud parents! Thanks for stopping by to take a look! If you would like more information about scheduling your newborn session, please call me at (928)-380-5695 or email me. Talk to you soon!
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  • Samantha Covert - April 5, 2014 - 2:03 am

    Gorgeous family, captured beautifully! ReplyCancel

  • Kate - April 5, 2014 - 10:00 am

    Beautiful. I really love all of the details.ReplyCancel

  • Allison Jacobs - April 7, 2014 - 4:56 pm

    She is just precious!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Lee - April 7, 2014 - 6:38 pm

    Oh so beautiful! I love that hair! The images are wonderful and you did a great job capturing baby and all the great details.ReplyCancel

  • Alison W - April 11, 2014 - 6:20 am

    This is a beautiful session Katie! I love that basket shot!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Thornton Wade - April 16, 2014 - 1:10 am

    Such a sweet session Katie!!ReplyCancel

FitMoms Flagstaff, AZ pumping it up! {Northern Arizona Maternity Photographer}

I’d like to introduce you to I wonder local Flagstaff business called Fit4Mom Flagstaff that helps moms stay in shape while you are pregnant, and long after your baby is born! There are so many fitness classes to choose from, playgroups, yoga and more. I discovered this wonderful group when I decided to run a big race in Colorado called Imogene, it is a 17mile run hike from Ouray, CO to Telluride, CO. They happened to have a training group at the time and I met some of the most wonderful people there! This was several years ago and I am still friends with this group of girls, and we still run together!

I recently had the chance to photograph the Fit4Baby class and these girl are tough! They are committed to staying healthy and I’m sure have made friends for life since they have so much in common.

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Here they are using the exercise bands…
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See all the variety you can get with the bands?
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Here is a photo of their fearless leader Maricel, who happens to be one of the fun girls I trained with for my race several years ago. 
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I wish I had know about such a wonderful program when I was pregnant and a brand new mom, I love the support you can get when you are with other expectant moms and new moms, and staying in shape while you are at it is ever better! Check out Fit4Moms!
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Classic and Stylish Flagstaff Family Session {Flagstaff, AZ Family Photography}

I had so much fun photographing this sweet family! They recently moved into my neighborhood, but I have know the family for a while since the Mom and I were in a running group before. We made it a fast session because I knew the youngest would not be up for a long photo session, but it turns out she probably would have been! These were some super sweet and kind kiddos. I got the big kids to sit facing each other and then I quickly popped the baby in between them. Then as I told the older siblings to love on their little sister, I had the camera ready quickly to get a few different moments…

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And don’t you love the classic and timeless clothes Mom pulled together? They have on great clothes in neutral colors with a few pops of pink. And I love the boots on Mom and the older daughter. Like Mom, like daughter!
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I love getting a photo with only Mom and Dad. I think with kids this age it is both hard to remember to spend time alone with your spouse and also to ever get in a photo alone with your spouse. Kids want to see the love between their parents, and this always makes for some fun reactions from the kids, who are just out of the shot…

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We moved inside to my studio for a few images of just the kids, I love the beautiful light that can be created with indoor light, for some classic images. Can you stand her precious smile here? 

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And finally a little sisterly love and snuggles…
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Please click here find out what to expect at your family session!
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  • Candice - March 3, 2014 - 10:49 am

    So adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Calhoun Stockett - March 3, 2014 - 5:40 pm

    Love these! The parent shot is absolutely beautiful! And what an adorable baby! She has the cutest little smile :) Gorgeous natural light in your studio!ReplyCancel

  • Fran Barker - March 3, 2014 - 6:41 pm

    Oh my, that little one is so squeezable! Love it all but especially the light in the studio shots. <3ReplyCancel

  • Jo Clark - March 3, 2014 - 6:44 pm

    Beautiful family session! I love the variety you got with inside and outside shots. Everyone has such happy, genuine smiles! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • stephanie mballo - March 3, 2014 - 9:10 pm

    What a gorgeous family! I’m sure they will treasure these for years to come. You captured each one of them so beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Covert - March 4, 2014 - 12:40 am

    These are wonderful! I love the variety you captured by getting outdoor and indoor portraits! The adorable chub on the littlest one’s hands? Too sweet!! :) ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Tichané - March 5, 2014 - 10:11 am

    How sweet are they!! That 3rd image is melting my heart!! <3 Beautiful work, Katie!ReplyCancel

  • Lina - March 5, 2014 - 11:20 am

    Beautiful session, all captures are so adorable. I am sure family is happy and appreciates your work, stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Cooke - March 6, 2014 - 9:02 am

    Love these Katie! What a beautiful family and I love the variety from outdoor to indoor photos!ReplyCancel

  • Alison Winterroth - March 6, 2014 - 7:14 pm

    These are so adorable! I love redheads and I love all the variety you got with this session. ReplyCancel

  • Alexis - March 7, 2014 - 4:35 pm

    What a sweet family and beautiful kiddos! I’m impressed you got so many great ones of all of the kids together and happy…I have three and it is so hard to do!ReplyCancel

  • Christy Johnson - March 10, 2014 - 3:09 pm

    Such great expressions! You can tell they had such a blast!ReplyCancel

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