Summer update

I know, I know.  I’ve been MIA from the blog for good long while now.  The summer has come and gone & some things have changed for Dream Big.  The biggest change is that I decided to quit offering portrait photography services, so that I can devote more time to personal photography projects.  Here’s what I posted on FB on July 16th:

Good evening dreamers! Tonight, after much consideration & soul searching, I announce to you, my friends, that I will no longer offer portrait photography services. Those of you who know me or have followed my photography for a while know that my passion is photojournalistic lifestyle photography, and starting today, that will be my focus. With this change, I will be able to focus on more artistically fulfilling sessions & have time for special projects. In the next few months I hope to be able to start offering photography classes for Moms wanting how to take better pics of their kids… stay tuned for the details. Finally, I want to thank those of you who have believed in me and followed my photography since the start of dream big, & I hope that you will continue to follow my journey  Dream big!!! -Kathryn

With that said, I hope to have more time to dedicate to being a better blogger :)  I will also start posting any specials/announcements here with more regularity, so stay tuned!!!

summer sun

The sun is setting on our annual beach vacation & we finally got a sunny day today!  Although the weather was non-cooperative, we had lots of fun & will leave with great memories.  No one loves a sunset at the beach more than me.  Well, except maybe this guy ;)  Here’s my July photo challenge over at Rock the Shot

Spring flowers

Every spring these big beautiful wild flowers appear in the trees around my neighborhood & I feel the need to put my kids in front of them & snap some pics.  Unfortunately, my daughter had other plans.  There’s no shortage of spunk in that girl & she was not havin’ it… at ALL!  Oh well, here’s what I got…


Hydrangeas are my favorite flower.  They grew on the side of my Grandmother’s house, they were my wedding flowers, & my husband gave me hydrangea plants with the birth of my children.  This image of one of my hydrangea plants in full bloom is entered into the March Photo Challenge: Floral Still Life.

Dreamy Life of a Big Brother

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of doing a newborn lifestyle shoot (which I will eventually get around to posting… I promise)!  While mommy and baby sis were getting ready for their close-up, big brother was busy entertaining me by showing my his room & a few of his favorite things.Can you even stand how super-cute he is?  And such a talented drummer!Of course, it was also very important that I not only see his awesome new remote control car, but we also took it for a test drive!  Watch out girls, this little dude is gonna be a heart breaker!Thanks Ty for making me laugh and showing me your super-cool big boy room!!!!

*For more info on Dreamy Lifestyle photography, email me

Dreamy newborn

Those first few hours to days in the hospital after giving birth to your baby are a magical blur.  The excitement of finally meeting that little baby who’s been growing inside you is indescribable.   Once you combine pure hormonal flurry with pain-numbing meds you end up loosing track of time & forgetting the perfect little details of those fleeting & magical moments.

I had the pleasure of documenting this special time for my friend & her family as they welcomed the most perfect little baby girl into the world.  Baby Tennyson was only hours old but already had her big brother wrapped around her fingers :)  He was the proudest big brother I’ve ever seen.  Capturing these precious moments for my friend was truly a joy & I know she will always treasure these memories.