Sweet Baby Noah {Northern Colorado Newborn Photographer}

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Sweet Baby Noah {Northern Colorado Newborn Photographer}

Baby Noah totally stole my heart! Clearly, this is his magical skill as he stole his mom and dad's hearts too! Look at his adorable little face! Love his sweet round cheeks and amazing dimples! This kiddo was full of expression for such a new little person! I loved all of his little faces but the pucker lips were my favorite!! It's crazy to think just a couple of weeks later, Noah doesn't fit in his mom and dad's arms quite the same way! Babies grow so fast!

I'd love to chat with you if you are expecting a new little family member this year! Let's capture those tiny little babes before they grow so quickly! Email at kate@dearkatestudios.com or through the button below! 

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Loveland Photography Studio {Newborn Pictures for Baby A}

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Loveland Photography Studio {Newborn Pictures for Baby A}

I could have snuggled little Adrian all day! He was so sweet and calm and just beautiful! He slept great for his newborn pictures and was so fun to pose! I loved getting to know his parent's during their maternity session a few weeks earlier and then seeing them after his birth as a family of 3! It's such an honor to document this very short time is a family's life.  Everything changes very quickly when you add a new baby to the mix! 

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If you are expecting a new little family member, I'd love to work with you. I'm currently booking for summer and fall due dates. Most clients contact me in their second trimester to ensure a space on my calendar. 

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Timeless Portraits {Loveland Children's Photographer}

There is nothing more special than a timeless portrait of you child hanging on your walls. These simple black and white images make my heart sing and I am so happy to be offering mini sessions for them this April. Kids love to see themselves decorating your home. It makes them feel loved and raises their self esteem as cited in the 1975 study. These portraits are timeless images that you can keep hanging through the ages. You'll of course still receive digital files with this session but it's important to me to know that these images are printed! 

 

Each mini session will include a 10 inch square stand out, ready to hang print, or can be upgraded to a 12 inch round wood photo block. Here's an example of what each would look like displayed in your living room. 

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Booking is now open at http://dearkate.session-booking.com/booking/Book/ Grab your spot! 

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Loveland Studio Maternity Photography

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Loveland Studio Maternity Photography

Pregnancy is such a magical crazy thing. In the thick of it, you realize the magic is there but it's not until you are through it that you see how amazing your body is and all that you are capable of. Years down the road when that baby is headed off to school you will remember, ever so faintly, the feeling of those little feet pressing against the inside of your belly. You'll remember the waiting and the anticipation. You'll think of how uncomfortable you were but how much different life was when they were still on the inside. 

I'm so happy to be offering in studio maternity photography now in my Loveland studio. A mix of bright casual, intimate moments and more moody images of just you and your babe, while you've still got that little life all to yourself. These sessions take place in my Loveland photography studio. Wardrobe is available in the studio and you can absolutely bring your own items as well. I love personalizing sessions to you!!

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In celebration of this new session style, I'm offering a complementary maternity session when you book your newborn session for due date in March, April and May 2017. If you are expecting a new little life, contact me at kate@dearkatestudios.com to book your studio maternity pictures!

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Fort Collins Baby Pictures {8 Months Sitter Session}

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Fort Collins Baby Pictures {8 Months Sitter Session}

The sitter stage is one of my very favorites to photograph! Matthew came in at 8 months, fully crawling (FAST!) and starting to pull up on things! It was challenge to catch him but oh so fun! The smiles at this age are just the best, and look at his big blue eyes and gorgeous eye lashes!! Photographing baby at all stages through out their first year is such an amazing job! I love watching these little people grow from their mommy's tummy, to newborn, to tummy time smiles, sitter sessions and for their first birthday cake smash session. Classic, simple styles create timeless portraits. I provide wardrobe in the studio too to make it easier for you! Of course you can bring your favorite outfits too! And baby's favorite lovey is always a good idea! Matthew had pink flamingo beanie baby that was just the cutest!

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Want to learn more about photography for your baby's first year? Email me at kate@dearkatestudios.com or through the button below! 

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Fort Collins Baby Photographer {Abigail's First Birthday!}

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Fort Collins Baby Photographer {Abigail's First Birthday!}

Your baby's first birthday is such a huge milestone! Not just for them but for you too! Becoming a parent is such a huge event! Your life is turned upside down and your every moment is spent nurturing this little person and watching them grow. Celebrating those monumental changes is so important! I was so excited to work with Kristin, Brian and baby Abigail to document their family at such a special time! Abigail was so sweet and full of personality and you could just see the love and pride in her parent's faces!

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I loved the big pink balloon they brought to their session and Abigail's sweet little skirt that showed off those chubby little pre-walker legs! She is a little yoga lover and did a downward dog for us too! 

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After some traditional portraits, we set her up with her very first cake! She wasn't so sure about it and didn't love getting dirty! I love how each baby is different when it comes to cake smash sessions! For Abigail, we ended up hiding some mum mums in the cake to get her to did in haha! 

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I'd love to document your milestones! Do you have a baby turning one? Send me an email at kate@dearkatestudios.com or through the button below and let's start planning! I offer indoor cake smash sessions too in my Loveland studio!

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Loveland Studio Maternity Photography {Waiting on Baby #2}

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Loveland Studio Maternity Photography {Waiting on Baby #2}

I get it. It's hard to step in front of the camera with an extra 30+ lbs of belly. But pregnancy pictures are something your children will cherish for years to come. The goal of my studio maternity sessions are not only to preserve this short moment in time for your baby to hold in their hands in 20 years, but to also make mom-to-be to feel beautiful! Whether this is your first baby or your fifth, things are about to change in  your household. I love this quiet moment set aside to thing about that new life growing inside you. The studio is a quiet comfortable place to press pause and be in the moment with  your new baby. Styling for these sessions in modern, simple and timeless. I want your connection with your baby and that pregnancy glow to be front and center <3

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My kids absolutely love seeing those picture of "me in mommy's tummy" and I love seeing pictures of my own mom pregnant with me too! Take the opportunity to photograph this precious time you have with your little one still on the inside. I promise to make it easy on you! Wardrobe pieces available in studio even!  Email me at kate@dearkatestudios.com or through the button below. 

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Fort Collins Newborn Photographer {Judson}

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Fort Collins Newborn Photographer {Judson}

Judson slept like a rock star for his newborn pictures at my Loveland photography studio! I loved snuggling this tiny little boy while his mom and dad got to take a little rest on my studio sofa. Of course not until after their first family portrait. Can't you just feel the love radiating off them? The love you feel for your partner when you welcome a new baby is something so special! I really got to know Caroline and Ignacio during their maternity session and it was so fun to watch them become parents for the first time. Here are a few words from Caroline about the experience:

Absolutely LOVED working with Kate for maternity and newborn pictures. Not only were the photos catered to our personalities and wants, they were so well done. It was hard to narrow down which ones we wanted to order! Can’t wait to get Kate to take more pictures of our new family soon!
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If you are pregnant and interested in commemorating this time in your lives with beautiful artwork please contact me at kate@dearkatestudios@gmail.com or  learn more through the button below. It's best to book your session during your 2nd trimester to ensure availability. I can't wait to work with you!

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Fort Collins Maternity Pictures {Noosa's Baby Brother}

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Fort Collins Maternity Pictures {Noosa's Baby Brother}

I love when mom-to-be contacts me early in her pregnancy to start planning pictures. It's so fun to share in the excitement of the new baby and also gives us time to plan the perfect sessions! I love customizing maternity and newborn pictures for each family! Caroline asked to include her first (fur)baby, Noosa and their Jeep in their shoot. We found the perfect location in Loveland where they could park their Jeep. The fall colors and sunset glow were just the icing on the cake. Maternity sessions are a great way to get to know your newborn photographer too! When baby Judson was born, his mom and dad were totally at ease and relaxed while I photographed him! 

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It's best to schedule your maternity and newborn pictures early in your second trimester. If you are pregnant and looking for a photographer, I'd love to chat! Email me at kate@dearkatestudios.com or through the contact button below!

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Loveland Newborn Pictures {Little Sister Hallie}

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Loveland Newborn Pictures {Little Sister Hallie}

I just loved having Hallie and her big sister (and mom ;) ) in my Loveland studio for their newborn pictures! Courtlyn was so smitten with her new baby sister and very excited to take on the role of sibling! She's at such a great age to help out her mom and give Hallie lots of snuggles!! 

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Hallie loved being snuggled up and slept like a dream for much of her session! I love this little yawn we caught on camera! 

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Hallie's dad played football in college and her mom was excited to surprise him with these photos of the girls with his Cornhuskers gear!

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While Hallie was taking a snack break, Courtlyn took center stage. I love giving big siblings a little extra attention at our sessions. They're right in the middle of a big life change and it's important to show them they're still special too!  In the new studio, there's even a great play area to keep older brothers and sisters entertained when it's time for baby's pictures solo.

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Is your baby becoming a big brother or sister? I'd love to document this special time in your lives! Email me at kate@dearkatestudios.com or through the contact button above for more details!

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Loveland Maternity Pictures {Waiting on Baby A}

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Loveland Maternity Pictures {Waiting on Baby A}

When Erin contacted me she knew she wanted newborn pictures of her little man but she was on the fence about maternity pictures. I totally understand how intimidating it is to be in front of the camera, but I am so glad we went for it! Soon after we started Erin and Jose were totally at ease being photographed. We laughed and joked and got to know each other, and before they knew it, we were all done! 

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Baby A will adore these photos of his mom and dad as he grows. My kids love to  see  "pictures of me in your belly!". And how special is it as an adult, to see photos of your parents before you were born? 

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Expecting your own little bundle? Let's make sure your they've got images to cherish for years to come. Email be at kate@dearkatestudios.com or through the contact for below to learn more!

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Loveland Newborn Photography Studio {Little Brother Maxwell}

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Loveland Newborn Photography Studio {Little Brother Maxwell}

This sweet family were the winners of my annual giveaway this summer. I was so excited to finally meet them all, especially brand new baby Maxwell! This little newborn won the lottery when it comes to fun, loving families. Big brother Jackson was quite taken with his little brother and did an excellent job snuggling him! I always start with sibling and family images right at the beginning of a session when kiddos are at their best! Once Jackson was done with his job, he spent the morning playing in the new kids area in my Loveland studio. 

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We laughed at Maxwell's many serious little expressions throughout his session. Mom and Dad said he's always serious! And loves to hold his little hands together over his chest with his little furrowed brow.

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He did give us this adorable little smirk while daddy was holding him too!

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Is a new little person joining your family? I'd love to capture this special time for you! Working with newborns is one of my very favorite things ever! Email me at kate@dearkatestudios.com for more details!

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Loveland Baby Photographer {3 Month Pictures- Jack}

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Loveland Baby Photographer {3 Month Pictures- Jack}

I was so excited to baby Jack back in the studio for his 3 month pictures! One of my favorite parts of my job is watching families grow and really getting to know them. I love following my clients on Facebook and Instagram to see part of their little ones every day life, but seeing them back in front of my camera to capture those professional images makes my heart happy! Three months is such a fun age to capture! Babies are full of smiles and really starting to master head control during tummy time!

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 Jack is the third child in his family so his mama has some fun traditions already established for her children. Big brother and sister wore the same cloth diaper in their pictures and each kiddo had a similar blanket. I loved incorporating these things into Jack's three month old photos!!

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Grow With Me Baby Plans are a great way to capture all of those milestones throughout baby's first year as they grow and change! Contact me at kate@dearkatestudios.com or through the contact form above for details! 

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Fall Family Mini Session in Fort Collins

I met this sweet family of 3 early one morning down near the Poudre river just north of Old Town Fort Collins. For September, it was a really chilly morning! There was a little bit of frost on the ground and the air was super crisp! We had a great time hanging out down by the water and skipping rocks. I love making family sessions fun! We capture these perfect Christmas card pictures but also those sweet candid moments you don't want to forget! 

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Loveland Baby Photographer {Sweet 6 Month Sitter}

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Loveland Baby Photographer {Sweet 6 Month Sitter}

Babies grow so quickly! That sweet little helpless newborn quickly becomes full of personality, sitting, and starting to crawl! These moments are so precious and fleeting! As a Loveland studio photographer, I love capturing a baby's personality as they grow! Details of their crawl, sweet chubby hands and eyelashes for days! Norah came to the studio dressed in the most adorable little polka dot dress and jean jacket. We took a few pictures in that outfit before moving to the studio wardrobe. Dear Kate Studios has a growing collection for babies ages newborn to 1 year. Babies grow so quickly that it can be a bummer to buy new outfits special for pictures only to have the not fit soon there after! I also love being able to use some of the same props and headbands that we used in newborn pictures again when baby is 6 months or a year old! It's so fun to see the comparison as they grow!

 

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Is your baby growing and changing faster than you ever could have imagined? Expecting a new little one and wanting to make sure you don't miss a minute? Contact me through the form below or by emailing kate@dearkatestudios.com to schedule your milestone session! 

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Loveland Newborn Photography Studio {Olivia}

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Loveland Newborn Photography Studio {Olivia}

Sweet Olivia came to see me in my Loveland photography studio at just over 2 weeks old for her newborn pictures. There is something so special about this stage in life. It's so very fleeting as babies grow very quickly in those first few weeks of life! This sweet girl won't fit into mom and dad's arms in quite the same way in just a few short weeks. I know being in front of the camera shortly after having a baby is no mom's idea of fun but I'm so glad when my clients brave it! These family photos are priceless! 

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While I keep the studio fully stocked with tons of sweet little headbands, hats, wraps, and props etc., I am always open to incorporating special things you may bring from home. This mama had a dream of lots of pink and frills for her baby girl! The sweet little tutu and matching headband were her additions to the session. Love that we could collaborate to get this gorgeous gallery that matches their home, filled with soft pinks and neutrals.  

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This baby has the most gorgeous features!! Her eyelashes are amazing!! She's got the most perfect little pout and those ten tiny toes <3 

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I'm currently booking for winter due dates in my Loveland, CO studio. Please contact me if you are interested capturing this precious time in your life! 

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Loveland Newborn Studio Photography {Baby Brecklynn}

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Loveland Newborn Studio Photography {Baby Brecklynn}

It's pretty much the best thing ever when a past client emails me to let me know that a new baby will be joining their family. I love love love watching families grow! I met this sweet mama when she was expecting their first kiddo. We met for coffee and talked about their new arrival and the big changes that were coming for them. When I saw her again for her newborn session I was expecting our third baby. We shared stories of newborn life and I snuggled their little guy while photographing him. Our next meeting was when he was nearly 2 years old and just as cute as can be! We met in the foothills of Fort Collins for an outdoor family session with the most perfect sunset. The next email from her let me know they were expecting again and I was just so excited to find out if it Urban would be getting a brother or a sister this summer! (I don't know how you mamas do it who find out at delivery! I was dying to know each and every time!)

Well baby girl decided to come early!! Her session took place in my Loveland studio. Big brother played on the iPad for a little bit while I photographed mom and dad and grabbed a couple of pictures of baby on her own. When Urban was ready, he totally nailed his sibling pictures! I love that he was able to help dictate how the session went. We worked on kiddo time and and it was totally peaceful and perfect.  After Urban was done with his portion, daddy took him home for lunch and mom and I finished up with baby sister all by herself. Mom got to enjoy some peace and quiet while I worked and dad and Urban got some one on one time that is so greatly needed when a new baby arrives. 

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I can't wait to see this sweet family again to capture their next milestone! If you are looking for a photographer in Loveland I would love to get to know you and watch your family grow! Email for details on newborn photography and grow with me baby plan packages! 

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Let me know a little about you and what kind of photographs make your mama heart sing!

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3 Month old Baby Pictures {Sadie Lady}

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3 Month old Baby Pictures {Sadie Lady}

I just adore this baby girl! My little niece Sadie is the smiliest little 3 month old there ever was! I was so happy she came to visit me in my Loveland photography studio for some updated pictures! Milestone sessions are super quick as babies generally don't love being in front of the camera for long. We still got a ton of variety though for a quick 20 minute session! These types of sessions are perfect for documenting baby's first year! I love to see little ones as they reach each milestone. Holding their head during tummy time, sitting independently and then standing! 

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I'm so happy to be offering more of these milestone sessions in my Loveland studio this year. I'm currently building a wardrobe of ridiculously cute outfits for your baby to wear too, to make your session even more special and stress free! Did your baby recently reach a new milestone you want documented? Contact me below! 

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How to prepare for stress free family pictures

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How to prepare for stress free family pictures

Let's face it, everyone loves having beautiful photographs of their family decorating their walls, gracing friends and family's mailboxes at the holidays, and of course to use for profile pictures.  But for most people, when the time comes to take those photos, they STRESS! Getting everyone dressed and to the location on time without someone spilling food on their outfit or blowing out a diaper raises the blood pressure! Then you get there and feel like your kiddo is at their very worst behavior!  Luckily you've hired a pro and the images will absolutely be beautiful regardless of the situation! Even still, here are a few tips to make your next family session FUN! 

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1. Prep the kids. Your photo session should be fun! Let the kids know ahead of time this is going to be a blast! You'll be hanging out together as a family, cuddling, tickling, chasing and playing games. Get your children excited for this special time you get to spend together. Avoid telling them to use their "real smile" or to behave. Words like that typically make children nervous and clam up. Those aren't the pictures you'll cherish! And it's easy to see on camera when someone is genuinely laughing, smiling and having fun. 

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2. Prep for parents. Take a look at your photographer's portfolio. Get a feel for what things you love and want to see in your own session. This also helps give you a feel for what you'll be doing during your session and helps you relax a little! If you have any concerns, speak up ahead of time and let your photographer know! Before you get out of the car at your session, take a deep breath! You may think your kids are acting crazy but trust the professional you hired to capture your memories. 9 times out of 10 they've nailed those in between moments and perfect smiles when you blinked ;)

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3. Plan for a reward. Yup, a good old fashioned bribe never hurt anyone! Plus, it will be really fun to go get ice cream as a family and celebrate after your pictures are all done. I would suggest keeping the bribes for after the session though. Red candy drool is a little distracting in photos ;)

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4. Plan your outfits ahead of time. Lay out everyone's outfit ahead of time. Make sure everyone has tried them on and that everyone is comfortable in their clothes! Itchy collars and too tight shoes take the fun away from your session. Moms, let Dad know who is wearing what and put him in charge of dressing the kids. Go take a nice shower and pamper yourself! Need more advice on what to wear for your family pictures? Check out these posts: 

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And my Pinterest board at https://www.pinterest.com/dearkatestudios/what-to-wear/

You are also always more than welcome to send me ideas you've got and I'm happy to help you pull them together!

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5. Take a deep breath and just enjoy it! Make sure you get a picture of just you and your spouse while the kids blow off some steam! You probably haven't had a good picture of just the two of you since your wedding ;) And that time gives you a moment to connect and enjoy the family you've built together!

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Ready to book you portraits for this fall? Click below! 

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