Family Portrait Session with Katelyn McKay!
Family Portrait Session with Katelyn McKay!
Several months ago, I received an email from someone I’ve always secretly admired…Katelyn McKay of Katelyn McKay Photography.
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Katelyn is young, but incredibly talented when it comes to photography. In fact, as I’m writing this post, I couldn’t help but to flip over to her website and drool over her work.
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So…in her email, she asked if I’d be available to photograph her family this fall. Furthermore, if I would be interested in a photography swap (meaning that I would photograph her family…and she would photograph mine).
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I don’t remember my exact words, but I responded pretty quickly that I would LOVE to swap services.
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Last week, we finally met up for her family’s portrait session. The weather was not ideal (cold and dreary), but we worked it out…and chances are, you can’t even tell.
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We met up at a local nursery thinking that if it started raining, that we could slip inside (also, nurseries are full of cool lines and light).
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Interestingly enough, the rain held out so we were able to take most of our shots outdoors. I gotta give it to Katelyn for bringing so many cool props to work with…and an awesome family. I could tell that they’ve all been in front of Katelyn’s camera a time or two as they were quite natural in front of the camera.
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We especially had fun with Emily, Katelyn’s three year old little sister.
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I’d actually forgotten that Katelyn had a little sister, so I was relieved that my typical animal noises could still be used with this session. That said, Emily still made me work for a smile – you can’t tell by the photos, because I clearly was able to bring out her goofy side.
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I didn’t see nearly as much goofy with younger brother, Jeff. He didn’t put up a fight, but I’m sure he could have thought of a gazillion other places he’d rather have been. Bless his heart.
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All in all, it was a fantastic night. And while I certainly previewed more photos than I usually do, I have even more photos waiting to be processed on my hard drive. Don’t you just hate when you have too many favorites?!
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Now, we just have to meet up so that Katelyn can photograph my little family. I’ve already told her that I hope she’s ready to run because Felicity doesn’t stay still for very long (although she’ll probably just cling to my legs instead).
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Either way, I hope these photos are everything you dreamed of Katelyn. I loved working with you and can’t wait to see you again in a few weeks!

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    Beautiful photos! I love the colors they chose to wear! I will be sure to check out Katelyn’s website. I love seeing other photographer’s work! It is inspiring!

    Oh Ashley, you are so talented! These are absolutely beautiful, we all love them! I can’t even wait to see them all. Your sweet words meant so much, and I am so excited to meet and work with your sweet family! Thank you for all you did, I’m beyond happy to finally have some family photos with miss Emily in them :)

    These are fantastic! My favorites are the last 4. Especially the the family photo in the green house. I did check out her website & she is amazing!


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