Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing. -Dr. Seuss


Holiday Season has arrived! {Gulf Coast Photographer}

Loading up my gear and getting ready for the start of holiday sessions, it’s usually my busiest time of year and my favorite too! The crisp nights and not to hot days, the leaves are scattered across the ground and the cotton looks like fields of snow. Living here on the Gulf Coast, I might be at the beach one day and the Christmas Tree Farm the next. Holiday cards are so much fun, I’m looking forward to the weeks ahead and seeing how much all the children have grown.


Morning By the Bay

Mobile Bay couldn’t be more peaceful in the morning, with just a hit of a breeze, and the sand still cool on our feet, many of my families choose to conquer the summer heat by getting an early start. We’re done before breakfast and ready for a well deserved cold glass of orange juice.

Generations of Memories

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Recently I had the pleasure of photography 4 generations, ranging in age from 8 months to over 80 years. I remember when I did this with my first born, such an important and special memory. I am thankful for my own photo that is displayed in our living room and honored to do the same for another family of beautiful women.

Winter Mini Session [Gulf Coast Photographer]

Winter Family mini sessions for 2016.

FAMILY MINI SESSION- 40 min session (location of your choice, but must be within 20 minutes of Daphne,AL)

Immediate family ONLY. Up to 4 children.You will receive 20 fully edited images from your session, on CD only Session can to be scheduled in 2016 anytime between January and April.

Price: $175 (offering a $50 Discount if book through my Big Cartel Site).

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Father’s Day Inspired Photo Ideas

When it comes to Father’s Day, honoring Dad is key and coming up with gift ideas is not easy, from neckties to his favorite food or the latest gadget, finding something special can be daunting. Why not make it fun!! Grab his favorite shoes, a few ties and the kids and show him how much he means to you through photos. I just love this DAD inspired mini-session, I’m sure he will too!kate reali photo dad promo 9kate reali photo dad promo 10 abcDE

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Going out with the Circus

… so let’s party!

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Yes, putting together a mini Circus in our backyard was an insanely incredible feat for one!
But so worth it, though sometimes I wonder if Pinterest is going to be the death of me.
There are way too many great ideas which have taken my simplest of projects and spun them into hyper overdrive.
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I completely love that while everyone was singing happy birthday to “you”, my birthday girl… I mean birthday unicorn hat girl, was singing happy birthday to “me”!

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One of the highlights was having our wonder pup jump through a ring of fire! Little E practiced with her all week and to our sheer amazement she really did jump through the hoop on cue.

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Clown noses and live goldfish went home in everyones goodie bags, I’m sure the local pet store’s running on fish bowls this week.

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Turns out the balloon pop was a huge hit and had kids lined up all afternoon, only to break away for the occasional snack and cake.

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So glad we found the Fred’s crustache sandwich cutter, it was perfect for making mustache chocolate chip cookies.

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What can be more fun than a doughnut eating contest?!

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I’m so obsessed with these Pottery Barn Kids birthday hats! Not only are they absolutely adorable and very well made, they stayed up on everyones head!

Happy End of Summer, everyone!