Downtowning LA-ing It

My yearly families keep me on my toes in terms of mixing up our locations and downtown Los Angeles was the perfect setting for last fall's session with one of my favorite foursomes (that is now a family of five)!  The party started very quickly this go-around and I could not have been more pleased with what we captured.  Personality beyond...

On the Path to Lucky Seven

I have photographed these siblings for six years strong and to have watched and documenting them through theyears has truly been a gift... This year we traveled to a beautiful Campus outside Santa Barbara for a bit of variation... To say that I'm looking forward to this year's "lucky seven" session is an understatement!  Keep scrolling for a trip down our memory lane!

Family Love in the Fall

My favorite thing about photographing at schools is meeting the amazing families that become my clients.  Already having a "thing" going with the kids makes it that much more special when I get to meet the whole family, which in turn makes that next time at school (and so on) even (even) more special... I adore this preschooler from her big blue eyes to her adorable Mary Jane-d feet -- she continues to eat up my Elsa jokes and I can't wait til our next time (when I can test out my new material AND meet her new baby sister...) Beyond cuteness...

Winter at the Beach

There is nothing I love more than being in Los Angeles that week between Christmas and New Years when the city is OURS... as is the beach... What a great (and super calm) time of year to capture family love... The last time I had seen this foursome was when their daughter was just a year and a half old... It's amazing how much time flies and everyone grows... Love this gang!

On the Campus Where they First Met

I have been photographing this AMAZING family since before their daughter (and Katie B. Photography) was even born and this was our second session on the campus of where they first met (and where it all began)... The little ballerina in the tutu who became Katie B. Photography's first LA Parent Cover Girl, a year later, is still bringing it every time... If there was ever a family that screamed LOVE and kindness, this is it...

May at the Beach

Here in Los Angeles June Gloom and May Gray have become a staple and they are PERFECT for beach sessions where we get the freedom to move and play and run and love (and laugh!)... I met this gorgeous family while photographing at their kids' school and I was beyond thrilled to hear from them to capture the whole family in their first year back in Los Angeles...

Park Stoppers

Three kids under four sometimes equals a park stopping a good time, and certainly did when these sibs showed up.  To say the on-lookers were ooo-ing and aaa-ing and how cute-ing is an understatement and every time I look at these images we captured I can't help but do the same...

'Tis the Season

Who says we don't get festive in Los Angeles?  I loved this session and the fact that we could have been anywhere in fall... Gorgeous parents, gorgeous kids, love all around and WOW did these make a card sing...

Family Session in Playa Vista

The beginning of my new year always coincides with the completion of the calendar year, and at Katie B. Photography, the wrapping up of another year of documenting families... It's a time that while I'm still shooting, and editing, and meeting with clients, I'm also packaging up albums, framed prints, holiday cards and folios and my dining room has been hijacked with the most beautiful memories for "my" families, waiting for whatever will complete the package before it heads out to its permanent home... And as each one leaves, I take one last look and am filled with incredible gratitude for the privilege of having been called up... I loved seeing the looks on these little girls faces, and how wide their eyes got when they saw their images, matted and framed and ready to be hung, right next to last years... And I loved leaving them with a "see you next year"...

Family Fun at the Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier is one of my favorite locations, and it was the perfect choice for this very spirited family... We had a great afternoon exploring, playing and snuggling and oh the joy we captured!

Family Beach Session

The Holidays are Upon us, and I'm so excited to start blogging and sharing from my 2016 sessions!  This is one of my favorite beach shoots -- the sweetest boys and lots of love and laughter on this beautiful beach that we are so lucky to have right in our So Cal back yards...

Mommy's Best Friend

When I arrived to photograph these (adorable) sisters, they asked me if I was their mommy's best friend... I didn't quite know how to answer this question -- do I lie?  Crush their dreams?  I started to (I thought) delicately tell the truth, which was that I was their mommy's good friend, but that I believed her best friend was (insert name here), but then their dad jumped in with "five year olds have, like, ten best friends... just say "yes"..."  The real truth is, I've known their mom since we were kids.  We used to vacation together and play at our swim club together, and I believe they had a doctor's kit at their house that her older brother (who was my age) and I would play with together.  So all that said, it is such a joy to photograph this family, again and again, and watch these girls grow... We had a fun morning at the park, and a lot of laughs...

Morning in Venice

Here in Southern California, our beaches have personality, and they change every mile or so, and in Venice, their looks change too... I had so much fun with this family exploring the murals of June... Just a small peek at what we captured...

Katie's Stars, All Grown Up...

When I started Katie B. Photography, I would refer to the children a photographed as my "little stars"... Fast forward six years, those little stars have grown up and in the case of these sisters, have become these beautiful young women... We had such a fun afternoon playing dress-up and creating these wonderful images... Love, Love, Love!!!!

We are Family

One of things I love most about photographing families is hearing from the grammies and aunties after they've received their photos, and it gets even better when those grammies and aunties come to Los Angeles and I get to meet them (so imagine how great it gets when I get to photograph them!!!)  I have been photographing this crew since they moved to Los Angeles over four years ago, and it was fitting that just before they move back east, and when their family was in town to celebrate Mother's Day, that we got our one last hurrah at the beach, everyone, all together.  Our focus was grandparents and grandchildren and I absolutely adore the moments that we captured.  I love how this family loves.  And laughs.  What great medicine...

Madison at two (part 2)

My pride and joy has been (and will always be) my returning clients and I was so thrilled to capture Madison, now at two and a half... She is still a very busy little girl who loves to explore and changes outfits and bows as seamlessly as a runway model.  How pretty is she in pink?  And blue, and... well, the rainbow spectrum could go on and on...

Catch us if you Can

Last summer, I arrived to capture a family with with four boys aged 2.5 months to seven years old, not quite knowing what to expect.  I knew their mom wanted to document a "morning in their life" but I didn't quite know that meant they'd be running around in their pjs and undies and we'd be playing their version of "catch me if you can"... In our just over an hour together, we jumped, chased, read, sifted through baseball cards, demonstrated our knowledge of every piece of sporting equipment under their sun, and truly captured life at their moment in time... I love these images we captured, one in particular which has turned out to be one of my very favorite of last year... The phrase "catch us if you can" is how I describe these boys and for their parents... well... "I don't know how they do it"...