Stuff I Love Archive

A Bohemian Spring Evening | NH Children’s Photographer

After more than six months of cold winter weather, we finally got warm weather here in New Hampshire!  We are all like butterflies erupting from our cocoons.  Spreading our wings and rejoicing with the sunshine.  Beautiful free evenings like this seem to make it all worth the wait.

Catching grasshoppers. Playing monster.  Snuggling on a quilt. Chasing the sunset.  And dancing barefoot in the grass. I plan on having lots more evenings like this for as long as summer lasts.  And hopefully it will be enough to get us through another long winter.

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I will be offering some mini sessions like this in June. If you are interested in participating please email me at kate@preftakesphoto.com

XO~Kate


Pretty Palomino

Bea loves horses.  And ponies.  And pretty much every animal.  When a friend offered to let Bea ride her miniature horse we were thrilled!

Meet “Rudy”, the prettiest, sweetest little palomino we’ve ever seen!  Photographing these two was such a treat but also had it’s challenges. Rudy is young and active and pretty much ruled by his stomach.  He goes where the grass is.  Bea is, well, two. So this was a bit like wrangling and photographing two toddlers, except that one of them had hooves.   Still, it was a wonderful experience and Bea has made a new friend that she can’t stop talking about.  I love that they seem to have the same hair and are the perfect fit for each other.  

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I found Bea’s vintage dress on ebay and my Mom made the adorable flag and accessories.

XO~Kate


Farm Outing

Here are a few pictures from my morning at Stonewall Farm with Atticus and Bea.

Have I mentioned how much I love farms?  I do.  A lot.  And apparently so do my kids.

What could really be better than being around animals, climbing on tractors and jumping in hay?

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XO~Kate

 

 


Stuff I Love | Kids with Cameras

When my son Asa was three years old my parents bought him a camera for Christmas.  Not one of those “toy cameras” (which, in my opinion are a waste of money) but a real digital point and shoot.  We were a little skeptical that a 3 year old could work it but we showed him how and he caught on immediately.

I’ve been collecting his images over the years and decided to show a few of them.  He has taken that camera and documented our life, in his own way.  What I love most about his pictures is that they are NOT what I would choose to photograph.  Eh Hem, the messy table, the non-makeuped face, the dirty floor etc.  But what’s so wonderful is that they are real and they are through his eyes.

Here are some of his images and some of our messy life.  I have not altered or cropped any of these images.  The only part of myself in them is choosing the diptych formats and he stood here and helped me do it!

I thought this would be a good Thanksgiving post as it really is everything I’m thankful for.  My messy house, the beautiful blue sky,  my crazy kids and my wonderful husband.  Raw and real.

This Christmas, if you are trying to figure out what to get your child, I would strongly suggest a camera.  You never know what part of your lives you’ll see!

XOXO~Kate

PS, this is probably my last post until the baby arrives!