PRINT SHOP | texas series

I am excited to announce my print shop is live! I have wanted to do this for a while, but never found the right collection of photos. I finally rounded up some of my favorites from the lovely state of Texas. There are so many places dear to my heart in this state and I hope these photos reflect that. Here is a little about each of the photos in the series.

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This images is from the Barton Creek Greenbelt where I literally grew up running barefoot, swimming every summer there was water, swinging from trees, saving fish, collecting rocks and so much more. I got engaged here, learned to love trail running, and it's a special spot for my mom and me :). I love when there is water but I also love the way the bleached creek bed looks even without the water. 

The next three are from Leakey, Texas. Which is an oh so quaint little town on the Frio River. I've been going there every summer for as long as I can remember and I just love the absolute simplicity of it. 

This photo was taken near the Warrenton fields where hundreds of antique vendors set up shop twice a year for a few wonderful weekends of junking, collecting and lots of kettle corn. I try to make this trip every chance I get and the spring weekend is just bursting with bluebonnets. 

This winter field is from a beautiful bed and breakfast in Roundtop. I went for a sisterhood weekend with my sister and cousin and this was the view we just couldn't get over.

This cotton field is outside of New Braunfels and a few friends and I had a dreamy shoot that we put together after a rain. The light was just amazing. 

Johnson City is on our drive on the way to the Frio River-- one of my favorite antique stores located there is a must stop. I love these string lights haphazardly strung between these gorgeous Texas oaks! 

These river rocks from the Frio River are really one of my favorite things ever. I love the worn shapes and the bleached whites and greys and how they get hot in the sun. This is probably my favorite in the series.

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

FALL MINI SESSIONS

In just a few weeks I will be offering Austin mini sessions! Get your holiday cards knocked out and have a fun time playing in the park. These are for families, individuals, seniors, roommates... whoever! 

Details:

$300 

30-40 minute session + disk of about 20 edited images

November 8 @ Butler Park with slots starting at 9am

Email me kate@katestafford.com to book your slot! 

kate stafford photography | mini sessions
kate stafford photography | mini sessions

LIFESTYLE | ford

Ford is at such a fun age. He's all about running around and playing. During our session I had to make sure to keep up! Martha Lynn is a good friend and it was so fun to take pictures of her and her boy! 

FASHION | raven + lily fall lookbook

This little labor of love is finally live on the Raven+Lily website! I worked with a super talented team on this look book and couldn't be happier with the way everything worked out. Please go check out their beautiful fall collection and read the stories of women they are helping employ. I'm sharing a few of my favorites from the shoot but view the entire look book here

kate stafford photography | raven + lily fall 2014
kate stafford photography | raven + lily fall 2014
kate stafford photography | raven + lily fall 2014

LIFESTYLE | summer play

I got to photograph my nieces the other week and these photos just speak summer to me! Grace is 3 and is all about make-believe right now. I love how she pretends everything into a little family and is full of surprises in the funny things she says. Shelby Kate is 1 and her very contagious smiles get me every time. Love them!

lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
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lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography
lifestyle summer shoot | kate stafford photography

LIFESTYLE | kortni and daniel

Here are a few outtakes from a recent engagement session for Kortni and Daniel. I love photographing friends when you can tell just how happy they are! Kortni is a florist and Daniel made the table in the photographs for her so we just had to incorporate that in the shoot. 

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