A Slight Business Shift

Transitioning to documentary style photo sessions in and around Northern Delaware.

Alright everyone, it’s time for a change. Don’t worry though.. it’s not a huge change – only a slight shift. I am just continuing to follow my heart, embrace life changes, and tweak my business to fit my personal life & business goals.

Have you ever noticed how life is a continuous journey of self-discovery and endless changes? And every time there’s a significant change, you realize all the tiny details that you miss.. or simply just the tiny details that you are most grateful for?

Somehow I have a gift to notice tiny details as they’re happening, and it’s like they shine and sparkle and flash at me in slow motion- screaming to be captured. I’ve decided to transition my business into the photo-documentary world to hone in on this particular gift, and immortalize some of YOUR priceless moments and precious details.

Starting immediately (aside from any current inquiries & sessions scheduled), I will no longer be offering solely posed sessions. So if you’re looking for posed babies or a family session with a whole lot of “looking at the camera” type photos, I can suggest some truly talented colleagues to you. If you’re looking for documentary-style sessions, or even “lifestyle” sessions, then I’m your gal! Those of you who have already worked with me, you know that my sessions have always been heavy on the candid side anyway, so this isn’t much of a shift!

Moving forward, all of my sessions will be mostly candid, documentary-style sessions. These sessions are super flexible! Whatever is going on in your life is easily documented (maternity, birth, adoption, newborn, babies, general family/children, new home, new pet, etc). All sessions have a session fee of $100 per hour of coverage (with discounts available for sessions 3 hours and longer). I still offer a la carte options with no print minimums for fully customizable packages to meet your budget! Since I’m now charging a session fee, my print & product prices have been adjusted accordingly, so you’ll be spending around the same amount as you have in the past if you have a 1 or 2 hour session. (And sessions of 3 hours or more have discounted session fees to keep my rates reasonable!)

My schedule is pretty hectic for the next few weeks, so if you’d like to get on the calendar, you should contact me right away or take a look at my online calendar to book a consultation or get an idea of when we could do a session (contact me to book the session though, because I want to make sure we have plenty of time!)

With these new sessions, I’ll be blogging & posting a lot more, so stay tuned!

Smiles! ✨😉

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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Any questions?

 

 

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!

Latch On & Family Fair 2016 at Nemours

Latch On & Family Fair 2016 at Nemours! It was a gorgeous days filled with gorgeous families! Breastfeeding, babies, family and fun!

So many awesome mothers. And fathers. And grandparents. And incredible littles. (And super amazing staff that hosted this beautiful event!)

The Latch On event at Nemours has proven to be (again) my favorite event to photograph. There is a beautiful sense of friendship and honest, open camaraderie that takes place at the latch on events. I love overhearing mommas congratulate other mommas for hitting milestones or simply compliment one another. There was tons of love floating around on this beautiful day!

I recognized many  faces from last year, and it made my heart so happy to see those families again! There were also lots of new babies this year! One was only one week old!! Oh my, those tiny little hands.. And feet.. And itty bitty nose!
I. Just. Can’t.

So would you like to see what I saw from behind the lens yesterday? Get ready for awesomeness (and make sure you check out the link below the gallery.. there are more images there!)

Want to see more? (Because YES, there’s more!!) Click here! 🙂

 

 

 

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.

See more here!

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?! 😉