Sweet Berry Farm | April Film Mama Blog Circle

Update: The friends I took the daytrip with have blogged their images from the same trip. Click here to see Natalie Seeboth’s beautiful images!

I love a good day trip and Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls is one of my favorites. We pick, sample, bounce and have ice cream for lunch. What could be better? (Note: I’m really good at blocking out the not-so-fun parts of family fun.)

This is my second month participating in the Film Mama blog circle. Click HERE to follow along with Kristin Hemenway of Americana Portraits – and be sure to click through the entire circle until you arrive back here!

Kodak Portra 400 | Mamiya 645AF

I couldn’t resist a quick stop in a bluebonnet patch on Hwy 71. Maggie has proved herself the only child in the history of children who was THRILLED with this Texas tradition.bluebonnets_blogThis month’s Film Mama blog circle includes Brooke Bikneris of Brooke Bikneris Photography, Emily Rainsford with works shared at her These Small Hours Blog, Lisa Anderson with Lisa Anderson Photo, Carrie Geddie with Carrie Geddie Photography, Jessica Simpson with Jessica Simpson Photography, Katherine Harte with Sprout Portraits, and Kristin Hemenway with Americana Portraits.

Lisa Rison Anderson - April 22, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Oh so yummy – that looks fun and like a perfectly sweet day!

Brooke Yeazel Bikneris - April 22, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Kids and strawberry patches just go together! Beautiful color!

Carrie Broder Geddie - April 22, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Oh my that color! Love this so much!!

Tasha Utt - April 22, 2014 - 4:13 pm

I just love these!

Léa Lebrun Jones - April 22, 2014 - 4:45 pm

:-) i love that very single photo has a person eating a strawberry, love these farms! beautiful photos!

Cyntia Apps - April 22, 2014 - 4:53 pm

Love it!

Tricia Boutelle - April 22, 2014 - 5:12 pm

You continue to inspire me, Katherine! <3

Corrie Heisey - April 22, 2014 - 5:28 pm

These are stunning!! The colors and the feel of film just capture this day so perfectly. Strawberries aren’t ripe here yet but you’ve really inspired me to shoot them on film when it’s time to pick. So so beautiful.

Bellingham Family Film Photographer \ Film Mama Blog Circle | Bellingham, WA Fine Art & Film Portraits | Americana Portraits - April 22, 2014 - 7:13 pm

[…] Carrie Geddie Photography, Jessica Simpson with Jessica Simpson Photography, Katherine Harte with Sprout Portraits, and last is Kristin Hemenway with Americana […]

Emily Rainsford - April 23, 2014 - 3:52 am

I have no words for how much I adore these! adore adore adore. I want to eat them. Or swim in them or something.

Joyce Kang - April 30, 2014 - 4:03 pm

it was such a fun day and thank you so much for organizing it!!

Capturing a Story: Summer Camp Giveaway!

Note: If you’re impatient for giveaway details, skip to just the below the chick picture. If not, read on…

One of my favorite parts of my job is photographing kids at school. (I know, GASP!) But it’s true. I love school picture day. I love seeing the kids year after year and I love our 3 minute chats while I try to get them to relax and they try to get me to stop pointing my camera at them. I stumbled into school photography when Seamus was a toddler. After a year and a half of being full-time mom, I was going a little stir crazy so when a half-time position at my old school opened up, I jumped at it. My contract was renewed for the following year, but only if I would return to full-time status. Sigh. So I resigned and took an editing job at a textbook publisher that didn’t require hours of grading outside of school hours.

In the meantime, I offered to photograph the kids at Seamus’s preschool to get a feel for whether I would like “being a photographer.” Turns out, I do. But I also miss teaching. Then I had a realization: The act of teaching does not require a full-time job in a classroom. So I wrote a photography/storytelling curriculum and I’m rolling it out as a summer camp at two of my schools THIS SUMMER! Capturing a Story: A Hands-On Photography Summer Camp

Now, on to the giveaway and why I hate Mark Zuckerberg. (Not really. Well…a little.) I opened enrollment late in the game. I had already sent in forms and stood in lines to get the boys in camp before I even announced that I would be offering a camp session. I have a good little group signed up at The Girls’ School location but I’d love to have more kids involved. My finger has been hovering over the “Boost Post” on Facebook for a week because the “organic reach” of the last post to my business page was…wait for it…19. Incidentally, 19 is also the number of chicks we hatched in a borrowed incubator last week.
I suppose I could thank Mark Zuckerberg for reminding me not to put all of my chicks in one box and pay to boost my post but it feels like a bait and switch to me. And, for now, I’d rather give a seat away for free than hit that button.

19 chicks

A seat for your 4th-8th grader to one of my summer camp sessions (see above) OR a family mini session with digital files. So even if you don’t have a 4th-8th grader, or your kid is already booked those weeks, you can still win by sharing. Also, I just appreciate it.

- Share this post on Facebook and comment on my Sprout Portraits Facebook Page that you’ve done so = 1 entry
- “Like” said page (don’t worry, the odds of you actually seeing anything from me without me pulling the trigger to “Promote” the post are very slim) = 1 entry
- Talk to people. If someone you refer ends up registering, that’s another entry for you = 1+ entries
- Go ahead and Enroll in Camp before April 30th (Because thank you! It’s going to be SO MUCH FUN!) = 1 entry

On Wednesday, April 30th, I’ll draw a winner.

Take that, Zuck!

Rodeo Austin

I love Spring Break in Austin. The weather is perfect, SXSW is in full swing, and the rodeo comes to town. This year we met a group of friends at the rodeo midweek to take advantage of $15 unlimited rides. Good thing, too. The kids rode and rode. Finn was tall enough and brave enough for most rides and Seamus felt so grown up going standing in line next to teenagers. It was a really great day.

I’m participating in a monthly blog circle with a group of fabulous ladies who happen to love film, like I do. To follow along, click through to Little Bud Photography and see what my fellow Film Mama, Corrie Heisey, has to share. She’ll link to another photographer in her post. Once you arrive back here, you’ve seen us all. Should be fun, right?



rodeo_austin_gamescarnival_gamesboys_on_caroselMamiya 645AF | Portra 400 | Developed and scanned locally at Holland Photo Imaging.

Corrie Heisey - March 20, 2014 - 4:23 pm

LOVE these! The colors are fabulous and they look like they’re having so much fun!

Kristin Hemenway - March 20, 2014 - 4:34 pm

The recurrent theme in our circle…real life captured BEAUTIFULLY! Color that is surreal and moments that are real! Beautiful work!

Lisa Rison Anderson - March 20, 2014 - 4:45 pm

What fun!! Love the real life and all the colors!

Jeanine Phelps - March 20, 2014 - 5:23 pm

fabulous……such fun. <3

Joyce Kang - March 20, 2014 - 5:54 pm

beautiful!! I love the colors.

Marla Cyree - March 20, 2014 - 9:01 pm

Amazed by how perfect these look! Such fun images Katherine!

Carrie Broder Geddie - March 20, 2014 - 10:21 pm

Love this color – how fun! And good for you for bringing your MF camera to the rodeo! :)

Léa Lebrun Jones - March 20, 2014 - 10:57 pm

what a fun, happy colorful post! these colors are fabulous!

Lauren Radley - March 20, 2014 - 11:25 pm

Perfect colors, perspective, all of it! Looks like an awesome time was had!

Nicole Monaco Lattanzi - March 21, 2014 - 12:46 am

These are so gorgeous! I love the colors and all of the images are just so fun!

At the Zilker Firetruck

This little sweetheart just turned one and we met at the Zilker firetruck to catch some of his newly toddling cuteness. If you’ve ever wondered when to visit Zilker park without it swarming with a million kids, I’d recommend high noon on a weekday in August. It’s deserted, I tell you. A little toasty, sure, but deserted. :)

And because 6 months goes by in a blink and they change so so much, here are a couple from his 6 month session. Those eyes.


Sula Howell - September 6, 2013 - 9:47 pm

Adorable sweetness!

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