Family Photos

17/52: Always on the go!

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It is more often than not my three year old will try to make it to the backyard. It is summertime, and Bug would almost always rather be outside. Even in the sweltering heat.

Talk soon,
Kate

What is Documentary Family Photography?

What is Documentary Family Photography?

If you are wondering what Documentary Family Photography is, here is my spin on it.

16/52: #worstmomever

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Why is your son crying hysterically you ask?

Because I wouldn't let him watch TV in the bathtub. #worstmomever

My mom always told me to find the humor in motherhood or else you will go crazy. Boy was she right! The raw honest emotion flowing from him was too much. I had to capture it. It is hard to see your child this upset, but the reason why was just too golden.

14/52: Beautiful, tenacious infuriating sweet love-able boy.

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This beautiful, tenacious infuriating sweet love-able boy. I won't pretend I haven't been struggling. Motherhood is messy sometimes; it is hard and beautiful and challenging and heartbreaking. I was so glad to hear that my girlfriend had a similar experience with her little one. I cried with relief.

Those beautiful brown eyes.

We have to share our stories, mamas. Building our tribe around one another and supporting each other is so important.

12/52: A Boy and his Dog

12/52: A Boy and his Dog

12/52 - A boy and his dog.

The Jones | Day in the Life

The Jones | Day in the Life

Star Wars fights, Rice Crispy treats, art projects and a whole lot of love. A Sunday with the Jones’.

The selective hearing of a two (almost three) year old.

The selective hearing of a two (almost three) year old.

We are on the precipice of three.

February Pop-Up Photo Session | Tribe Detroit

February Pop-Up Photo Session | Tribe Detroit

This February I had a Pop-up Photo Session at Tribe Detroit. I had so much fun meeting some new friends and hanging with some old.

The Marshalls | Family Session

The Marshalls | Family Session

The Marshalls family session.

The Capogrossas | Family Session

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This session was seriously so much fun! The kids did so well, and were hilarious to work with. Dylan and Nichole’s love for each other and the kids is so present. It made the experience so much more rich to be able to capture this time for them.

Nichole and I met in Kindergarten! (That was awhile ago, just in case you’re wondering.) We spent much of our youth together playing barbies, night time hide and seek, swimming and camping in each others backyards. To see her build her life with Dylan and become the mother she has always dreamed of has been amazing. Then to be able to document it for her — double amazing!!

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Thank you Nichole and Dylan for letting me photograph your beautiful family.

Talk soon,
Kate

Meghan + Jay | Newborn Family Session

Meghan + Jay | Newborn Family Session

Welcome Baby H! You are so loved.

The Flynn's

The Flynn's

The adorable Flynn Family Session at Tribe Detroit.

My Why

My Why

Art school taught me to take emotion out of the equation and be objective. So I dug deep and tapped into what really is inspiring me to be a Lifestyle Family Photographer. Let me tell you it isn't apathy and objectivity.

Reflections: March

Reflections: March

A very belated March Reflection 

I Made a Backdrop...

I Made a Backdrop...

Here is a rough how-to on how to make a backdrop. 

The Smiths

The Smiths

Michigan's Indian Summer was kind to us for this Yates Family Sesh.