LIFESTYLE | summer patio

I'm no gardner but I'm trying to get better at growing and caring for green things. After our hot Texas summer I'm proud that I have a few patio plants not only somewhat thriving but blooming! I also kind of like the dusty green plants turn at the end of the summer as opposed to the brilliant green of spring.  

LIFESTYLE | nahto family

Loved reconnecting with one of my favorite high school teachers and photographing her family! These kids were seriously the sweetest. 

kate stafford photography | family
kate stafford photography | family
kate stafford photography | family
kate stafford photography | family
kate stafford photography | family
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kate stafford photography | family

Even the sweetest kids have to be silly sometimes ;). 

kate stafford photography | family

PORTRAIT | spencer

I got to take Spencer's senior portraits a few weeks ago. This guy is headed to Nashville for school to pursue his music dreams-- so cool! 

kate stafford photography | senior portrait
kate stafford photography | senior portrait
kate stafford photography | senior portrait
kate stafford photography | senior portrait
kate stafford photography | senior portrait
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kate stafford photography | senior portrait

mother's day moments

This is a collection of sweet mother moments from the past few years. I've been honored to know and work with so many mamas and grandmothers that obviously love their kids so well. Capturing this love and joy is truly one of my favorite things about photography!  

kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day
kate stafford photography | mother's day

PORTRAIT | beth

I did a lovely college senior session last week for sweet Hannah and realized I've had her sister's senior photos blog lined up for a year and forgot to post it! Beth is a down to earth awesomely Austin-y girl. Here are a few photos we snapped last year at the greenbelt. 

kate stafford photography | senior portrait
kate stafford photography | senior portrait
kate stafford photography | senior portrait
kate stafford photography | senior portrait
kate stafford photography | senior portrait
kate stafford photography | senior portrait
kate stafford photography | senior portrait
kate stafford photography | senior portrait
kate stafford photography | senior portrait
kate stafford photography | senior portrait
kate stafford photography | senior portrait

LIFESTYLE | scout 6 months

What happens when your brother comes over to help you with business spreadsheets? An impromptu six month photo shoot of your niece... because neither Scout nor I wanted to sit through spreadsheet explanations ;). She's the cutest and I'm so happy to be her aunt! 

kate stafford photography | lifestyle session
kate stafford photography | lifestyle session
kate stafford photography | lifestyle session
kate stafford photography | lifestyle session
kate stafford photography | lifestyle session
kate stafford photography | lifestyle session
kate stafford photography | lifestyle session
kate stafford photography | lifestyle session

PORTRAIT | maddie + emily

Twin sisters who are beautiful, talented, make everyone laugh and super down to earth... sounds like a great pair right? Maddie and Emily are awesome and I can't wait to see where they end up next year for college-- separate or together I know they are going to do big amazing things.

They were also a huge help in my senior group shoot last fall! 

kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits

And just a few outtakes because these girls make me laugh! 

kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits
kate stafford photography | senior portraits

LIFESTYLE | william

Sweet baby William is my dear friend's first baby. He's just the cutest and I was so honored to take his newborn photos. Jennifer and I also conspired on designing a fun announcement to send out to her friends and family (more on that later!). It was so special getting to be involved in this amazing time of my friend's life! 

kate stafford photography | newborn lifestyle
kate stafford photography | newborn lifestyle
kate stafford photography | newborn lifestyle
kate stafford photography | newborn lifestyle
kate stafford photography | newborn lifestyle
kate stafford photography | newborn lifestyle
kate stafford photography | newborn lifestyle
kate stafford photography | newborn lifestyle
kate stafford photography | newborn lifestyle
kate stafford photography | newborn lifestyle

LIFESTYLE | christian family

I got the chance to photograph this sweet New Braunfels family this fall. I love getting to catch up with them once a year for these photos! I really appreciate the way Mark and Leslie are raising their kids-- it's so refreshing to get to spend some time with them. Leslie is a great creative friend as well. I love getting to see all her house projects... and of course the chickens :). 

All this family sweetness had to be broken up with some good old fashion trampoline craziness... 

LIFESTYLE | faith

I love that I got to take my childhood friend's wedding photos and her first baby's pictures! It's crazy how time flies. Faith (named after her grandmother) is the happiest girl with the cutest smile.

kate stafford photography | lifestyle
kate stafford photography | lifestyle
kate stafford photography | lifestyle
kate stafford photography | lifestyle
kate stafford photography | lifestyle
kate stafford photography | lifestyle
kate stafford photography | lifestyle
kate stafford photography | lifestyle
kate stafford photography | lifestyle

Baby Faith, mom and grandma... so sweet.

kate stafford photography | lifestyle

HOLIDAY CARDS

Christmas is coming! One of my favorite things during this season is all the holiday cards coming in the mail. This year I've designed (with some help from my husband!) some simple cards for you all to order. These 5" x 7" flat cards will be printed on double thick matte card stock and come with a kraft paper envelope. There are four designs to choose from. Email me for pricing and ordering. 

TO ORDER

Send me an email to kate@katestafford.com with your high res image

I'll send you a digital proof for your approval 

Turn around time after proof approval is 1-1.5 weeks (rush shipping available)

kate stafford photography | holiday cards
kate stafford photography | holiday cards
kate stafford photography | holiday cards