Your family is looking for your Los Angeles Newborn Photography to get covered, and covered in a way that’s tender, beautiful and hopefully not so intrusive that the magic and newness is taken away from this very special season.

Working with this beautiful family was so sweet because this is the second baby we have photographed for them, and the elation was something so special that words can’t quite express, but I hope these photographs do the job. Creating heirlooms that this family will have for the rest of their lives is truly and honor and makes working with families on your Los Angeles Newborn Photography so meaningful and truly a treasure, one that I do not take lightly.

Call the Studio today to get your birth on our calendar and let us help you plan for your Los Angeles Newborn Photography session with Katee Grace.

Studio: 310-779-1041 or KATEE@KATEEGRACE.COM

 

Lots of Love,

Katee Grace

Working with my couples even before baby arrives is really special, of course every part of the process is sweet but maternity sessions are a sweet time to document your love and this beautiful stage in life, as well as the beauty your love has produced, the radiant mommy & daddy-to-be.

Working with D + O on their Marina Del Rey Maternity Photographs was so fun, I made them promise any friends they sent my way had to be as much fun them, they agreed of course. 😉

With your Marina Del Rey Maternity Photographs or other maternity photographs, we like to plan their sessions around the 7th month (which gives us a few week window). Every momma is different and with for your Marina Del Rey Maternity Photographs or other Los Angeles location maternity photographs, the 7th month has your tummy at a beautiful size for photographing while still feeling very comfortable in your pregnant goddess body. Some women may want to do their Marina Del Rey Maternity Photographs earlier and some may bloom later in pregnancy and want to hold off a bit, but the 7th month is my recommendation.

For O + D’s Marina Del Rey Maternity Photographs we chose locations they love and chose two locations near each other but very different, starting at the Venice Canals and ending at the beach. This also gave the opportunity for O + D to have a wardrobe change, which I always suggest for these suggestions.

Marina Del Rey Maternity Photographs

Contact the Studio today so we can help you plan a beautiful, fun and memorable session for your Marina Del Rey Maternity Photographs (or maybe somewhere else in Los Angeles!).

Studio: 310-779-1041 or KATEE@KATEEGRACE.COM

The amazing Breegan Jane and T Lopez, the creators of Mom Life Yo and hosts of the weekly radio on Dash Radio are multi-talented at hosting radio shows, parties and their diverse litany of skills in the work and creative spaces. Their accomplishments would need a separate post but for now, follow along on their radio show and person social media accounts to keep up with the fun!

Thursday evening was hosted as a Wellness Event at the very Malibu Pretty Calamigos Beach House. The evening was hosted by Mom Life Yo with special guests and incredible Wellness Panel including the beautiful Desi Bartlett, whose work with Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga, mommas and babies extends beyond the her families and client in Santa Monica to the 10+ Workout DVD’s currently on the shelves, not to leave out her most recent DVD with Beach Body. Desi is a household name for mamas and rightly so, with health and honor something she naturally cultivates. Also working in the mom space is the infamous Lori Bregman, whose work as a doula in the Los Angeles area has a client list of such people as Kelly Rowland and Heidi Klum, but her insight and understanding of feminity and connection are so evident, a true gem in the doula world. As a resident shaman at Vedanta Institute, Joseph Emmitt brought health and wellness advice for our thought life and emotional care. It was truly a night to remember, with delicious drinks and yummy ors d’oeuvres, the decor and smiles are clear indicators of the time that was had. I hope you enjoy a peek into this Mom Life Yo World and the Wellness that they are encouraging in a beautiful space and maybe find some new inspiration following some of these folks along.

http://www.loribregman.com/testimonials/

Contact the Studio today for your photography needs. 310-779-1041 or Katee@KateeGrace.Com

Love, Katee Grace | KateeGrace.Com

Every Family Photography Session is unique and beautiful in such a special and unique way. 

I had so much fun getting to know this beautiful couple and their sweetest little boy during their session this summer. There was playtime, song time and fun indoors and outdoors. The clean lines and stunning design of their home juxtaposed to their fairytale like backyard was a dream and was a special space to document this very precious season of their lives and love. 

I hope you enjoy this peek of this sweet, beautiful family’s Family Photography Session and maybe it will give you inspiration for your own session, whenever you are ready to book.

 

 

Choosing locations for your Family Photography Session that are special to your family make the session and experience that much more personal and for younger children can also be more comfortable for them straight out the gate.

 

 

We look forward to helping your family beautifully document this special season of your family’s life. Imagine, if our children have beautiful portraits growing up with your family, and you, their parents… We strive to make your session and photographs a gift that will stand the test of time, and truly be a gift that keeps on giving.

Contact the Studio today at: 310-779-1041 to book your session!

Xo, Katee Grace | Katee@KateeGrace.Com

Earlier this year I had the honor of meeting Breegan Jane of Mom Life Yo, a local, innovative interior designer and owner of Leona in Venice.

She and her boys came to a Valentines Day event I hosted with Bashery & Co after our first meeting I was so inspired by her styling and how she integrated fun into the photography portion. We worked together on some content for her takeover of Acquarium of the Pacific in March and I couldn’t wait until the next time I got her and her beautiful family in front of my lens. **(Check out the Aquarium photos here).

This session will have several installments and I am so excited to share part 1 that we shot in Marina Del Rey just a few weeks ago.

Sessions with kids under 4 are some of the most adventurous, and as a friendly reminder, kids are kids and we work with them and do what we can to engage them in fun and sweet ways, some of these are coached by me, some come naturally to you and some are initiated solely by your little ones.

By the end of this session, me and the boys had become fast friends, and once again I can’t wait to photograph this sweet family again.

I can’t wait to help you plan a beautiful family session, exactly as you’d love to be photographed in this season of your family’s life.

Please contact the studio today to begin your booking: 310-779-1041 or Katee@KateeGrace.Com

Xo, Katee Grace | KateeGrace.Com 

***The original of this article is published by Inspired by This so please jump over to their page for the feature! 

As a photographer, I am telling people’s stories everyday. From fabulous women in business for their profiles, branding, etc… , to families and the love that is shared even in the midst of chaos. (Which those early years have a lot of.)  And time and again, hearing people’s stories, continues to invite a connectedness to humanity to my neighbor, to my client and to my friend, because our shared struggles bring hope and our shared joys nurture contentment and deeper joy. 

Working with Pamelyn is nothing short of the fabulous fun the photos portray. Her genuine and candid nature not only make working with her a dream but also opens the way for a great community environment within the mom-work space, both online and in real life settings. It is such a treat to see how she so seamlessly integrates her little girls in to the fun when we have shot them altogether, and she makes it truly fun for them. If you haven’t checked out her IG, a quick follow will give you that sweet moment of “Awe” coupled with a little laugh here and there.  Enjoy a little peek into this working mama’s behind the scenes that she so graciously welcomed!

What’s your go-to meal (take out or at home)?

Sushi for sure. Moorea requests it daily!

What was your first job?

My Aunt owned a restaurant and at 12 years old I started washing dishes and busing tables.

Where do you find creative inspiration?

Everywhere! Magazines, store windows, fabrics, Pinterest, Instagram, my kids. I still love flipping through a good magazine and ripping out the pages and taping them to my office walls so I can just stare at them and dream up something cool.

Was there a moment when Bashery was born?

Can you share a bit about that?  I had been thinking about starting something new for a while. I had a few ideas that just didn’t have legs. With a background in events and marketing, my brain automatically goes there. So many people are more conscious of the parties they throw because of Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. It’s not just about looking good anymore, it’s about building your own personal brand. But, to have these parties that everyone sees on Instagram takes a lot of money or a lot of time and skill. I wanted everyone to be able to have these types of parties.  I knew there were companies that did “Parties in a box”, but all of the items are disposable and I was more into custom made pieces that really take your event to the next level. I looked at current trends and realized Millennials are leading a migration away from ownership to subscribing and sharing: Spotify invades our speakers, Netflix our TVs, Uber our curbs, Airbnb our entire homes, Rent the Runway our wardrobe. I thought why not stream those special moments in life that require a party! And that is how the rental idea was born. I wanted to help people to be smarter about where they are spending their money by allowing them to rent some really cool items. 

How do you recharge/rest?

I think that I incorporate a ton of balance into this crazy life which is probably why I don’t “rest”, but that’s just the way I like it. I don’t like to sit still, have never been a fan of naps and get more done the busier I am. I work all night and am with my kids all day, but I never miss an eyelash (even if its at midnight), nail or hair appt. and always have time for my girlfriends who are the best anti-depressant rechargers out there!

Do you have tips for new moms on balancing your relationship with your husband and your career with young children in the mix?

A whole lot of patience, a lot of love and forgive and forget easily. The shit’s not easy and if someone tells you that they are lying. Be honest and ask for help and don’t feel guilty wanting to do something for yourself. You need to do you and feel like a normal human being and then everyone is happy. Oh and GOOD LUCK!

What is your favorite part of Bashery & Co?

The potential. It’s only just the beginning. I feel such a sense of excitement for the future and that, in my mind, is what its all about. Without that, what am I doing this for?

If you had to pick three defining words to be known for in 50 years what would they be? 

Genuine, Fun and Inspiring

Working with Pamelyn of Bashery & Co is a dream! Working on professional and branding photographs with creatives or straight up business people is one of the highlights on my shooting schedule! Call the Studio to set up your consultation today!

Katee Grace at 805-637-7412 (Yes, we are based in Los Angeles) 

Xo, Katee Grace

Celebrating the sweetest 5 year old on the block comes with the grooviest party for Spring 2017…

When Zooey’s mommy contacted me about photographing the party, I immediately saw it! I love the 60’s and 70’s (early 70’s especially) when it comes to fashion and fashion/styling inspiration! I have several pairs of bells in my closet just for regular days but I pulled out my Lilly Pulitzer dress to hone my inner flower child chic look… and because I would’ve had to wear heels with my bells and that makes photographing children a bit more challenging. Knowing Harlow Jade was styling the guests ensured that the perfect mix of retro glam with the beach feel and killer party styling of Wild Child, the Traveling Photo Bus, The Nail Truck’s chic Airstream, would all combine with Zooey’s super groovy dress by Pleiades and her bellbottoms also by Harlow Jade in a magical, retro fusion.

You’ve seen Zooey and some of her friends grace the covers and content of some pretty hip brands and awesome vendors serving Southern California and the world with their style and grace. Hope you follow along these super cool kids and brands, I promise you will be find your days and online scrolling brighter and happier.

Kids & Fashion Crushes (Serious Must Follows!): 

Party Host: Wild Child

Zooey in the City: Birthday Girl, 1/2 Japanese, 1/2 Vietnamese, represented by Bensimon Models & Talent

Stella & Blaise: Brother & Sister duo represented by The Osbrink Agency

Bashery & Co: Mama who always brings the fun, set designer and party planner extroidinaire

Julia Vaughn: Mother, Creator, Stylist, So Cal Vintage Enthusiast

Ann Maria Hoang: Visual Tastemaker, Wardrobe Stylist (Goddess behind mstr_of_disguise)

Marie Rafferty: 5 Fashion Group

Lydia Page: MUA, Corky Dutch

Jillian of NEON RAE: Specialty curated giftings for the freshly born to the centenarian

Tiny Whales: Kid’s Tees “Always RAD Never Flake”

Elizabeth Mathis: mama to girls, wife to model, lifestyle & parenting blogger, Wilhelmina Models

Coury Combs: Making happy memories with her family… sweet moments and hip mom style

Food:
Jinny’s pizzeria
Paloma Treats
Good Town Donuts USA
tonyschocolonely_us

Fun:
The Nail Truck
Traveling Photo Bus
Seedling & Onchmovement (also see Onch Website)
Bells: Harlow Jade
Crowdsigns

Thank you for coming by to check out the fun from Zooey’s party… though portraits and lifestyle work are the focus of Katee Grace Photography, I love working with families and brands with event photography. Contact the studio to secure your party on my calendar! Katee Grace at 805-637-7412 or Katee@KateeGrace.Com

XO, Katee Grace 

**Los Angeles Photographer available for travel, passport ready for your more exotic memories (or branding!)

Exploring the Aquarium of the Pacific with Breegan Jane and her two boys was nothing short of adventurous. As always, her styling and wardrobe choices were nothing short of fabulous! I mean, you can’t go wrong with Zara Kids and mommy in Zara too is a match made in heaven, or in some spectacular fashion design heaven.

Breegan’s takeover was scheduled to be for the following week so after the fun of exploring, playing hide and seek and bouncing ride games on mommy’s knees, we headed off to the local lunch spot to go through the photos, PF Changs of course.

Finishing the photo selection we really only needed 5-7 photos but of course couldn’t resist these final 20 for the final product.

What are some of your favorite summer activities to do with your kids? Have you been to the Aquarium of the Pacific yet? If so, I have to ask… Have you fed the birds?!

Wishing you a fun spring and summer filled with fun in the sun, cozy naps and lots of BBQ 🙂

Contact the Studio today to talk about your “Day in the Life” or “Vacation” Photography Package today! Call 310-779-1041

Xo, Katee Grace | KateeGrace.Com

This newborn photography sessions took us to the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, where Katee Grace lived for almost 10 years before moving to Los Angeles.

Sometimes transitioning with a new baby and an older sibling is as fun as this! This big brother love seriously melted my heart! I go way back with this family, having photographed their wedding 10-ish years ago, then shooting their first child’s newborn photography session and here we are with the second addition.

I’ll share a little from mommy’s viewpoint:

“Our session was simply splendid. Katee made us all feel at ease from beginning to end, even the kids were happy and pleasant around her wanting to play even after! These pictures are treasures to me, even with the extra effort and energy needed even with these sleepless nights, it’s all worth it. Since this is the second time around, I know so acutely that we don’t get these times back. We will cherish these pictures forever. Thank you, Katee.” 

During Family Newborn Photography Sessions when we have older children, there’s definitely a bit of a different flow, one that yields to the seasons and ages of older children as well as that of the newest babe.

We started almost straight out the gate with some sibling love photos due to the excitement of big brother, you’ll see a big of a progression from forced cuddles to wiling kisses… Such is life with a baby and big brother though, right?! Big brothers love hard, as they should.

The cuddle nap time with mommy and her newest babe is one of my all-time favorites. I imagine it printed 16×20 with a wide mat and gold frame hung in a changing room or bathroom… in 20 years I see this mama looking at that photo everyday remembering those sweet, tender moments and early years in a house full of boys.

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Call the studio today with any questions you may have about newborn photography sessions, family sessions or anything else! I look forward to hearing from you and photographing your beautiful family the way you’ve always dreamed.

Xo, Katee Grace

Your Los Angeles Photographer | 805-637-7412 | KateeGrace.Com

Newborn sessions are always dreamy and this Playa Vista Newborn Sessions is no exception. Lifestyle Newborn Sessions are a timeless, tender and special way to enjoy not only the photography session but also your photos throughout the years. Taking time out for extra feedings, cuddles, and sweet kisses are what you love most about your new baby routine and I love coming in to document these quickly fleeting newborn memories.

Are you pregnant or have you just welcomed your newest babe to the fam? When scheduling Newborn Sessions here in Los Angeles, I love to give a good deal information about the flow and preparation for your Katee Grace session upon booking. One very important detail is that with Newborn Sessions it’s ideal for your babe to be between 5-12 days old. After the 12 day mark, believe it or not, they start to change!! The sweet newborn look begins to give way to some baby love, that can come with baby acne and generally less cooperative in the various posings and outfit changes.

If we are past the 12 day mark, it’s not too late for 1 or 2 month photos though!

This beautiful Playa Vista Family welcomed their sunshine, their baby girl and I was honored to photograph their family newborn photography session in-home a few weeks ago and I am still over the moon for them and their newborn photographs. Please check out sweet baby C’s nursery here!

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Contact Katee Grace today to talk through your newborn session or family session details and dreams! How would you like your family to be photographed?

Xo, Katee Grace

Your Los Angeles Photographer | 805-637-7412