I am still here.....

One of the best things about being a “part-time photographer” , is that I get to take off the winter kinda sorta!

I am still here!

Being from California I still can’t seem to embrace NY winters even though I have lived here for almost 17 years. With that said, during the winter months I tend to hibernate. I will occasionally shoot newborns in home sessions, Interior design spaces and product photography during my off winter months.

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Katie Chlad
Baby Parker Pennington

Meet baby Parker. Just two weeks old and so much love!! She took her sweet time drifting off to sleep and was entertained by big brother and sister! Pumpkin love, giggles, and lots of stealing the lime light in front of the camera! LOVE these littles!

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Katie Chlad
Edgerton Family | Fall Mini Session

I think one of my favorite things about getting to photograph family is watching kids grow. I can’t get enough! I mean, now that I have children of my own, I don’t want them to grow. I want them little like… forever.

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Katie Chlad
Dressing for a Fall Family Session

What to Wear to a Fall Family Session  

Fall is all about bundling up in lots of layers, enjoying the shift from hot to cool, and soaking up the sun and autumn foliage. Here are a few tips for choosing outfits for your fall family session: 

- Choose colors that won’t clash too much with the fall leaves. Instead, stick with a neutral palette with colors that blend seamlessly into autumn’s spectrum: earthy reds, burnt oranges, creamy nude, plum, mustard yellow etc. 

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Katie Chlad
Reichard Family

Meet sweet little Rosie! Oh so tiny and adorbs! I was so excited when Erika won the Share the Love Giveaway session! I was so excited to capture their second born!

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Katie Chlad
How to eliminate fake smiles during your session

Kids are completely unpredictable. They can be so adorable and easy going and laughing uncontrollably one minute, and the next minute, turn that charm off completely. They will typically smile for you all day long until you put them in front of a camera, then they freeze up like a deer in headlights. We want to avoid those forced smiles that all moms know 'not their real smile' during our session. 

I have spent almost 10 years photographing kids and have learned a few tricks and I am not afraid to jump, hop, or make crazy noises to get those 'real  smiles'.

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