Why “Unscripted” Photo Sessions?

Documentary style photo sessions in and around Northern Delaware, USA.

Why ‘Unscripted’?

Just like you- I hate stress. I’ve worked with families for almost a decade, and I figured it out early on. Parenthood is tough. When you want children to do one thing- they often do the opposite. When you have a tight timeline, it’s as if they sense the urgency, and it almost always causes a meltdown (hey- I think we all feel that way under pressure sometimes..)

I quickly realized that my favorite sessions (and my clients’ favorite images) came from times that were relaxed, little to no direction, and were very candid in nature.

A few points to consider about WHY you should choose a documentary style session:

  • Stress Free! Unscripted Photo Sessions are meant to be stress free. There are no hard time limits. My goal is to be something in between a fly on the wall, and an old family friend hanging out (with a couple cameras 😉). We go with the flow- often let the children lead the way, and capture some truly stunning memories that are authentic.
  • Flexibility!  These sessions can document anything from daily life (little moments to memorialize your little one’s childhood) to big life changes (a growing family, a new home, a new pet, etc).
  • Genuine moments! Without tight timelines and expectations of everyone looking at the camera and smiling, you get real personality and sweet moments that authentic for YOUR family. I even have fun questionnaires that will help me capture things that are most important to you at this point in your life.
  • Completely unique! No staged photos and overused props here!! Documentary sessions allow us to capture your family (and home!) exactly as they are – completely unique with all the qualities you love most about them.
  • Value! When you look back at photos from a documentary session – you’ll be transported to those moments where you were genuinely involved and not praying that the kids will all cooperate and look at the camera at the same time. You’ll feel the love you had in that moment, cherishing their tiny hands and voices as you enjoy these photos for a lifetime.

So if you’re ready to book your own Unscripted Documentary Photo Session today, take a look at my schedule for a consultation, or contact me to get started!

Holiday Mini Sessions

Holiday mini photo sessions local to Newark, Wilmington & Landenberg PA! Perfect for family photos or just the kids. All packages include digital files and prints. Greeting cards are also available!

Well, it’s that time of year again!! Holiday Mini Sessions have been scheduled.. first weekend in December in Landenberg PA! And an extra bonus… you can support two local businesses at once by buying your Christmas tree during your mini photo session with me!! Make sure you contact me today, these sessions are sure to fill up fast!Holiday Mini Sessions Packages 2017

And before you pay for your session.. you can take advantage of this Black Friday sale this weekend (11/24-11/27) by buying a gift certificate in any amount – you’ll receive an extra $25 gift certificate for each $100! I can separate the certificates in any amount, or lump it all into one!

 

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Each $100 certificate purchase will receive an extra $25 when purchased Friday 11/24/2017 - Monday 11/27/2017! Thank you for supporting my small business! ❤

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2017 Beach Mini Sessions!

Jersey Shore mini photography sessions! Aug 2nd 2017 in Stone Harbor NJ


Hey everyone!! I know it’s been a while. I’ve been busy.. and I’ve totally neglected my blog and most of social media (aside from a couple posts here & there). Sorry for being MIA! I promise, all is well.. but I’ve been longing for a beach day- and one has finally been set up! Next Wednesday (Aug 2nd) I’ll be in Stone Harbor NJ doing mini sessions on the beach! I highly recommend you play hooky from work and swing by with the kiddos. We all need a mental health day from time to time, and the beach is the best place for rest, relaxation, and adorable family photos. (If you don’t believe me, take it from the mermaid.. 😍)

I’ll see you there?! Shoot me a message to set up your session!

 

Holiday Mini Sessions!

I cannot believe it is almost DECEMBER! When did that happen?! What happened to summer?! Ugh, to have warmth again. BUT we do have twinkly lights and hot chocolate.. and the movie Elf to warm our spirits for a month or so.. 😉

You asked about holiday mini sessions?? YOU GOT ‘EM. December 3rd and 4th at Hickman’s Tree Farm in Smyrna. If you want something up north (closer to Newark/Wilmington area), let me know and I’ll see what I can do. 🙂

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Last chance for Autumn Minis!

Those leaves will be on the ground before you know it! Fall mini sessions are so popular I ended up adding another day for those who couldn’t make Saturday work in their schedule. So if you’re thinking of a family session filled with beautiful fall leaves, your last chance is this weekend, Saturday, October 29th & Sunday, October 30th at Valley Garden Park!

Book your spot now! Or contact me (302.543.2367 or katy@katyrosephotography.com) and I’ll get you on the calendar.

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Autumn Mini Sessions!

Autumn Mini Portrait Sessions in Middletown, Newark and Greenville, Delaware.

**UPDATE** The baby-wearing mini sessions and today’s pumpkin patch mini sessions have been rained out 😦
Tomorrow I will be at Coleman’s Pumpkin Patch and I still have openings! Contact me to get on the schedule! 

So, I’m a little late getting this announcement out.. But there’s been lots of babies recently, so I’ve been a little busy! 😍

RESCHEDULED for Sunday 11/20 from 11a-3p – I will be at Big Oak Park in Smyrna having a blast with some beautiful baby-wearing souls. (Happy International Babywearing Week!!)

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That afternoon, I will be at Coleman’s Pumpkin Patch (RESCHEDULED to Sunday 10/9) doing Autumn/Pumpkin Patch Mini Sessions!
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Sunday (10/9) I will be at Coleman’s Pumpkin Patch, continuing the Autumn themed Mini Sessions!

Then I have a bunch of other sessions at various places that are filling my October schedule FAST… and I’ll be closing out the month with another Autumn Mini Session Day on October 29th at Valley Garden Park.

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Fall Minis are by far the most popular (I mean, who can resist those beautiful leaves?!) so if you want in.. you better act fast! Click on the day/location (above) that you are interested in and schedule yourself! If you have any questions or trouble with scheduling, call (302.543.2367) or email me and I’ll get you set up!

The Latch On & Family Fair at Nemours!

Continue the World Breastfeeding Week celebrations on August 13th with Nemours! Mini Photo Sessions starting at 10am!

*UPDATE* The Latch On Event was rescheduled to September 17th! Same time & place! See you there!!

Last year, The Big Latch on at Nemours was an incredible day. This year the event is the week AFTER The Global Big Latch On, but it will still be a beautiful fun-filled day. Join us on Saturday, August 13th from 10am-2pm with your family, and make sure you stop by early to sign up for a mini session at my table! See the Facebook event page here!
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Cait’s Blessingway

Gorgeous Mother’s Blessing (blessingway) in Maryland to help Cait prepare for the arrival of baby Max!

This was SUCH a gorgeous day. Cait was surrounded by love and support from a small group of close friends and family. She received gifts of birth affirmations, birth beads, and sacred offerings to remind her of the love and support that would continue to surround her throughout the remainder of her pregnancy and the birth of her baby. At the time, her baby’s gender was a surprise.. but a few weeks after this beautiful day, Baby Max made his way earth-side. 💗

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The Bovee Family {maternity}

Maternity & Family session in Valley Garden Park

At the last minute (back in the spring), we decided to schedule a maternity session to capture The Bovee Family for the last time as a family of four + bump before Mr. Owen made his grand debut! If you follow my Facebook page, you probably heard a lot about Owen during the last few weeks of Kim’s pregnancy, and Owens early days/weeks because of his CCAM. You can learn more about Owen & The Bovee’s story here.

We had a lot of fun during this session, trekking through mud (sorry, Kim…) and dancing to Steve’s iPhone to get Sydney to actually smile. ❤

The Bovees are simply incredible.

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Anton Michael {newborn}

Maternity photos, belly casting keepsake and unique newborn photos in Wilmington, Delaware.

I met Renée & Stephen through my cousin Melanie. They were expecting their first child and we spent Renée’s first Mother’s Day doing a belly casting of her adorable baby bump at 37 weeks… and only four days later, sweet baby Anton arrived early! We could not have timed this project more perfectly! It took me a little longer to finish getting the belly bowl ready, but he still fit just perfect for his newborn photos almost two weeks later.

 

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The evolution of the belly cast bowl – raw cast with sharp edges, cut down then additional gauze added to make edges thicker, additional plaster added for stability, then sanded and painted for final product – READY FOR PHOTOS!

 

Belly casting was SO fun and Renée and Stephen were thrilled with the outcome. They have incredible pictures of exactly how their sweet baby fit in mom’s tummy, and they have a perfect keepsake to show him when he’s older! I’m so ready to do another belly cast bowl… who wants one?! 😉