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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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?! 😉

The Johnson Family

Family portraits in Valley Garden Park, Greenville DE.

I haven’t posted anything in WAY too long. So we’re throwing it back to Spring and I’m catching up. These pictures were captured back in May. It was a gorgeous day, and this family is SO much fun. I think you can see how awesome they are in the pictures. 😉

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SPRING Beach Mini Sessions!

Spring BEACH Mini Sessions! Cape May NJ, Sunday May 15th!

Sunday, May 15th I will be in Cape May, NJ for beach mini sessions!! BOOK NOW!

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Each session booked will benefit Boots & Bellies or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (your choice of either charity when you book, since May is Military Appreciation Month and Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month). Find out more about Mini Sessions that Matter.

 

My Art.

It’s been a long time since I sat down to write an ACTUAL blog post. You know, the kind where I actually just chat about life and don’t just announce something. 😊 Sorry ya’ll.. I’ve been busy. Busy living, busy creating, busy art-ing.  Okay, so I made that last word up. 😂 But you know what I mean! ✏️🎨

So in Spring 2009, I took my first photography class at Wilmington University. It was my first formal photography class.. up until then I had just played with cameras.. sometimes tried to take artistic shots.. and didn’t really understand the mechanics of it AT ALL. I used both film and digital as I was growing up.. but had only ever owned point and shoot cameras (some with manual functions but not to the extent that an SLR camera has.

That same semester, I took a digital drawing class. It was another formal introduction into something I had an interest in, but had never really given much effort.

That semester (and the rest of my college career) pretty much changed the course of my life drastically. I finally felt PASSION for something that I could turn into a career. It has been an amazing journey to where I am now.. and I continue to be excited about what I do EVERY DAY.


Since I was a child, I have always happily bounced around from one creative venture to another.. rubber stamping, crocheting, quilling, and obviously drawing and photography. You name it and I’ve probably tried it.

After taking all of the photography and art classes that I could at WilmU, my current creative habits are refining the skills I learned and trying out different mediums. With my art, so far I’ve tried acrylic paint, charcoal, pan pastel, graphite, colored pencils, pen, and water color. I still meet up with one of my art teachers (Gail Piazza!) who has become a wonderful friend and we’ve been getting together (often times with other artists as well!) every week or so for #artparties since the fall. It’s been amazing trying different mediums and techniques with her guidance, since she has been doing this a lot longer than I have!

So lately, I’ve been REALLY loving black colored pencil for portrait drawing. Fellow (#artparty) artist, Deshawn King, suggested that one and I can see why! It’s not as messy as charcoal, but you can get really deep contrast with careful layering. It’s awesome. Pen and watercolor has been fun for doodling cupcakes. And I’m still finishing two portraits with acrylic paint.. that’s been really challenging. I should probably start working on those again… I took a break out of frustration and I’m pretty sure it’s been months since I touched them. Woops.

Anyway.. I figured it was time for a random blog post about what I’ve been up to lately, so I’ll leave you with a few recent drawings. Enjoy! 💗

Mother’s Day Contests

We’re on the second Mother’s Day Contest over on my Instagram.. Last week a special mama won a custom 5×5 portrait drawing of one of her favorite pictures of her little one (see below!)

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This week the Instagram contest is for a mini session with prints!

And now we’re kicking off my email newsletter contest!

Winner receives their choice of
a 12×18 portrait drawing of one of their favorite images of their little one(s)
OR
a 16×20 print from a session with Katy Rose Photography (haven’t had a session with me yet? Book one today! No session fee for family sessions! Deposit required to book a session, but will be applied to your print order during the presentation of your images!)

A winner will be selected at random on April 30th, 2016 at 5pm EST.

ENTER NOW!