Back-to-school mini-sessions ~ Montoursville Child Photographer

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Ready to celebrate that little one who is about to head off to his or her very first day of kindergarten? Or maybe your kids are a bit older, and they’re anxious to show off those new school clothes. Let’s kick off the new school year in style!

For the first time ever, Katie Garber Photography is offering mini-sessions!

Now is your chance to freeze this moment in time and take advantage of this special opportunity to create some very special school pictures! They’re only little once, and you will forever treasure these special photos. Please email katie@katiegarber.com to secure your session. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis so please don’t delay!

 

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Cyra ~ Williamsport Area Senior Portrait Photographer

The week that we chose to shoot Cyra’s senior pictures was a very stormy one, so it was a struggle to find a time for her photo session when it wasn’t literally pouring outside. The sky was so dark and gloomy I thought for sure it was going to rain at any minute, but thankfully it held off and we were able to find some gorgeous light regardless. I loved getting to know this beautiful young lady!

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Leah ~ 2 years ~ Williamsport Child Photographer

Some of my favorite photo sessions are with returning clients; I have had the honor of taking Miss Leah’s portraits since she was born. It is always fun to see her, and of course to see how big she is getting. At two years old, she is full of spunk and energy, and we got some photos that capture exactly that! Isn’t she sweet?!

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Samantha and Gavin ~ Williamsport Children’s Photographer

This adorable brother and sister pair recently came to see me for a photo session. Their mom said it had been quite some time since they had professional portraits taken and that she had been searching for just the right photographer. I was so honored and grateful that she chose me. This little duo was adorable, and I loved the outfits they came dressed in. They look like little models! Here are a few of my favorite pictures from their session.

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Zale ~ 21 days ~ Williamsport PA newborn photographer

Three week old Zale had such an amazing newborn photo session! Considering she was an “older” newborn at the time of her session, this little angel slept and slept. She never even made a peep! Her handsome toddler brother came along for some photos too. What a cute pair!

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Darren ~ 6 months ~ Montoursville baby photographer

Six months is always such a fun age for baby pictures. Babies are often sitting up at this point, and they’re usually full of smiles! Handsome little Darren was just the happiest little guy from the minute he arrived and we got so many wonderful portraits.

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Brinley ~ 11 days ~ Williamsport PA newborn photographer

Miss Brinley came to see me for her newborn pictures one cold, cold morning in January. She didn’t really feel much like sleeping, but we got some of my favorite newborn shots to date regardless. Such a perfect little bundle of sweetness!

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Get Those Pictures Printed! – Montoursville PA baby and child photographer

Do you remember twenty years ago, how exciting it was to get a roll of film developed and see what was on it?

(Wow…did I just say, “do you remember twenty years ago?!” Boy does that make me feel O.L.D.!!!)

I can recall picking up the pictures at the store and not even being able to wait until I got home to tear that envelope open and see what was inside! Of course, there were usually a few pictures that didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped, but there were always tons that I liked, and I had so many smiles and laughs looking through them. I remember showing them to people who came over to visit, putting them into albums, and of course picking a favorite or two to to put in a frame.

While digital photography is amazing in so many ways (of course, it’s fantastic to be able to realize right away that you caught someone mid-blink), it’s kind of sad that so often we no longer bother to get the pictures developed. Admit it…you have tons of pictures that you love buried on a hard drive!

I know for me personally, I have literally thousands of pictures of my kids that I have totally forgotten about. Occasionally when I am organizing my portfolio or cleaning up my hard drive, I will sort through them and get all sentimental over them. But really, they are doing me little good stored on my computer! I look through them once a year or so, and my husband and kids NEVER see them. I do pretty much all of my editing when my kids are napping or in bed for the night, so quite often my kids never even see the pictures I take of them unless it happens to be one I print for the wall. This makes me really sad! My husband also pointed out last fall that we had an embarrassing lack of pictures on our walls, especially considering I am a photographer. In my defense, we moved to this house a little over two years ago when I was eight months pregnant, and between starting up my business and all of the craziness that goes along with being a stay at home mom to three, I just hadn’t gotten around to it! Well, thanks to Pinterest, I knew exactly what I wanted to do about this problem!

I had seen a picture of Ana White’s Ten Dollar Ledges a year or so ago and loved the look.

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Even better? Materials were relatively cheap, and the shelves were pretty easy to put together (Or should I say, they were pretty easy to make my husband put together, LOL. Thanks for always humoring me and helping me with my crazy ideas, Bill!).

I spent months collecting any cheap picture frames I could find. Thanks to my wonderful mother, I had a pretty good start on a collection because she gave me a lot when she was moving and getting rid of them. For the rest, I grabbed any 25 or 50 cent frames I could find at yard sales all throughout last summer.

One of my favorite things about the way that this project turned out is actually that the frames are not all matchy-matchy. I love that there are all different shapes and sizes, and some of them have such detail and character. To make them all coordinate with each other and the rest of our decor, I just spray painted them with the same  paint I used for the frame that holds our large family photo that also hangs in the living room. I only remembered to take a picture when I was about halfway in to this process, but hopefully you get the idea.

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After painting them all, they now match perfectly…but not TOO perfectly!

And of course my MOST favorite thing about my new picture wall is that now I have a wonderful place to display some of my favorite photos! There are tons of pictures of my three favorite little people now gracing my wall, and it will be easy to add to whenever I get a new favorite.

Here are a few shots of the finished project.

I hope that it inspires at least one person to get those pictures off of the computer and on to the wall!

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Hadley ~ One Year ~ Montoursville baby photographer

Miss Hadley is another baby who I have had the privilege of photographing as a newborn and then again at one year. I can’t believe how fast all of these sweet babies are growing up! Her mom and I had lots of fun planning this session and had so many ideas we wanted to try out. She ended up with so many cute pictures it’s hard to even decide what to share. Happy birthday, Hadley!

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Isaac ~ One Year ~ Montoursville baby photographer

It was such an honor to take Isaac’s one year portraits; his parents had scheduled appointments for photo sessions throughout his first year of life, so I kind of felt like I had been right there with them watching all of his special milestones along the way! That first year of life is really such a special time because those tiny babies grow so quickly and change so much during that twelve month span. I think Isaac’s family will be very glad to have these portraits to look back on as he continues his journey into toddlerhood!

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