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This was such a fun wrap to up to a 1st year milestone session. He is the happiest 1 year old! This was the 4th time I photographed this family. You can see the maternity session here, the newborn here and the sitting up session here. I went to this little guy’s home for all of the sessions, and I love that there is a little glimpse of his home while he is a baby! He will enjoy seeing his home as it looks now, when he is older. That is one of my favorite reasons to do in home sessions! Well this was right around his 1st birthday, so we decided to add some balloons in for a few photos. 

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I could not get enough of these long eyelashes, and I’m so glad he stood still long enough for me to capture them while he was checking out what was going on in his backyard. 
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I love this smile! Dad alway know how to make his little one laugh. Aren’t those little teeth the best?

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We took a few in his bedroom, again he was having fun laughing with dad, while hanging out with mom!
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From MOM:

“We hired Katie for her milestone baby package.  We were thrilled with the pictures from each session (newborn, six months and one year).  We even added the maternity shoot!  Now, we have keepsakes that will last a lifetime.  Katie was extremely professional, she came to our house before our son arrived to check the lighting and make sure our home would work for the background.  Katie was always prompt and prepared, even for a sneaky newborn pee!  Katie’s picture packages are reasonably priced and we loved the fact that we received a digital copy of each picture we ordered.  We highly recommend Katie and will certainly call her when we are expecting baby number two!”

Next we headed outside for a few photos, even though it was a bit chilly, it did not stop him! I love the look of concentration here…and mom and dad right behind to lend a helping hand!

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Ummm…hello gorgeous family!!!
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We turned this one into a canvas, I love how big and little he looks at the same time!
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And here are the adorable little teeth again along with a very happy kid!
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We wrapped it up inside with a little game of peek-a-boo, who doesn’t love that game? It is a guaranteed fun time! Please click here to find out more about booking your 1st year of photos with your newest addition!
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I love photographing 6 month olds, they have the best expressions! They are happy, fun, curious, confused, mad, and mostly happy! This was a really fun and special session, where I got to travel to this beautiful little girl’s grandparent’s home, for an in home 6 month old session. I have a studio for newborns and babies but I am also happy to do session in your home as well!

It was also super special because I have photographed this sweet one as a newborn, seen here! This as a wonderful home with gorgeous light. We set up a small space near a beautiful big window for the photos! I love this little smile here, she is so full of personality and so happy…

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This was a hunting home and these beads were special too, and she loved chewing on them! I love her big bright blue eyes…and those toes and that hair!!

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Then we had a little playdate with her bear, and I guess like a lot of babies her age, it is way more fun to put the bear in your mouth! Aren’t her little bloomers fun?

I loved seeing your family again and can’t wait for the 1 year old session!! Please click here to find out more about newborn and baby milestone sessions

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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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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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first time freelensing - Hilo, Hawaii Photographer - April 6, 2014 - 2:32 pm

[…] freelensing? Least favorite? I’d love to hear. Katie also participated this month, click here to see what she’s […]

lea smith - April 7, 2014 - 11:00 am

Love these Katie they are AWESOME!

Sally Bryan Molhoek - April 30, 2014 - 2:54 am

so cool! I’ve always wondered what that was!!!

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!

Kate - April 5, 2014 - 10:00 am

Beautiful. I really love all of the details.

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

She is just precious!

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.

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

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

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

Such a sweet session Katie!!

Narelle Bailey - April 24, 2014 - 3:54 am

Love these. Such an adorable baby!

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