Saturday, April 25, 2009


a mix of frogs, kids, and shopping. my weekend. how about this for a sneak peek? cute, huh?

hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

xo, katie

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Miss Renee

Love abounds for little Miss Renee! She is one lucky little cookie with the biggest, most reflective, and beautiful blue eyes going! She is such a sweet little girl...check her out!

Nothing like a little Momma love!

Now, Renee is the first grandchild for the grandparents on her Dad's side and ummm, it shows! I am not sure I have ever, EVER seen such a strong and beautiful connection between a grampy and his granddaughter as I saw in these two. Renee lit up when she saw her gram and gramp and to hear them talk about her! Boy, oh boy, she is one lucky little peanut! Check out this little connection that I am talking about!

Here is Renee in Gram's antique wicker chair. At this point in our day she had had enough of me and my camera and was just as chill as could be.

A formal little photo...

Just chillin! See daddy's reflection in her eyes?

At the very end of our session she started making the cutest little faces. Renee, you are too cute! I hope I get to see you again soon!

Slideshow to come once I figure out FTPing on my new computer!!! :)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Girl Invasion

Having two boys and having always wanted a girl, I absolutely adore my little girlie neighbors. First of all they are as sweet as pumpkin pie and iced tea from South Carolina; second of all they like the same colors that I do; and third of all, they have lovely wisps of long golden hair that whip around their pretty little heads while they skip and hop through my backyard.

For a momma with two Star Wars-loving, short haired boys (whom she loves with all of her heart and soul and then anything else leftover) little girlie neighbors are such a sweet breath of fresh (much needed) Spring air!

Here are some photos that comprised about 5 minutes of my afternoon on Wednesday...

This next photo's pose was designed courtesy of my natural little model. She had so many moves for me.



Thursday, April 16, 2009

Head Shots & Cute Kids in CT

So what started off with some traditional head shots for a new job ended in what you could call some of the cutest, funniest kids in CT! Take a look!

Here's Dad in just a couple shots...

And here is a cutie little 4 month old. This little man , only at 4 months old was basically sitting up all by his onesies. He is a strong little dude!!!


And this post wouldn't be complete without little miss. Check her out!

I have a thing for half faces lately... not too sure why. I pretty much adore this photo with all my heart.

Thanks for having me guys!!! Looking forward to this weekend! :)


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Note to Spring

Dear Spring,

I have missed you.
You warm my soul.
You make me happy.
You are yellow, and green, and pink. And Blue. My favorites.
I am watching you as your little buds are starting to blossom into leaves, and flowers.
I love that you allow me to go jacketless.
I can open my sunroof when you are around, until you rain into my car - then I don't like you as much, but I get over it.
You are good because I can launch my maniacal, winter-crazed children into your warm, backyard arms.
You lovingly let my dog lay golden in your suns' rays. Then she gets fleas. And I am bummed that you are here. But again, I get over it.
You make my birds sing. And my heart.
I spy on the new life happening in my tiny, ancient birdhouses. I love this.
I have vowed to take more photos of you this year. And I will save them for next winter when I will surely miss for you again.
Thank you for coming back.
I have missed you.
I hope you like these photos.
I love you Spring.



I had to include this last photo even though it's pretty crappy. As far as I know this is a tadpole egg sac. We found this on a little jaunt through Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, CT. It was taken through the water, hence the cloudiness. You see, me and tadpoles, we have a thing. We're buds. Always have been, always will be. They are my favorite little slimy things in this entire universe. Especially when they start to get little legs. I think they are wonderful and the fact that we spotted this little egg sac this year warmed my heart more than anyone will ever know. Someday I'll tell you the story, or just go ask my mom. She'll tell you the story.



Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Jaime & Chris: Wedding at Saybrook Point Inn

On Saturday April 4th, I assisted the super brilliant photography team of Carla Ten Eyck and Mike Romano for a gorgeous wedding at the Saybrook Point Inn in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. What a beautiful venue! Check it:

Jaime has a quiet moment right before she has her hair done

Pretty little detail

I dare you to tell me what is special about this image - apart from the fact that I took a ring shot with an iron dog...

The girls getting ready

Carla and Mike both got some amazing shots of Jaime and her fantastic expressions while she was getting ready, but I couldn't resist posting this moment - so fun!

Look at this cutie munchkin catching a little nap before the ceremony began. Oh and the best part about him (aside from his beautiful red hair that I absolutely love!) - his name was Charlie!!!

Jaime's brother walked her down the aisle. I just love Jaime's expression here:

Signed, sealed, and delivered!

Possibly one of my favorite photos of all times...

Now, one of the best parts about working with Carla is watching her get ideas and then execute upon them. She gets these visions of locations where she would like to photograph the bride and groom and their bridal party. Carla had in her head that this following wall would be a perfect spot for some fun photos. Despite a little bit of friendly ribbing and questioning from some of the involved party, there was a unanimous consensus at the end of the night that these were indeed some super shots. I am not going to post the large group shots since those were all orchestrated by Mrs. Ten Eyck (go to Carla and Mike's blog for those) - but I did shoot in tight so I got a couple of things that were a little different. Here goes...


These girls were rockin' OUT!!!!

And another wall - since it was too windy to go to the actual beach - Carla made do and found a substitute instead!

And finally it was time to head inside to get some dancing on!

Jaime and Chris - thanks so much for having me, I wish you both the very, very best!!!

Carla and Mike - thank you both for a super fun day! :)