Monthly Archives: April 2010

baby jack

This little man and I go way back.  He may only be a couple months old but we spent one amazing day together back in September.  OK, OK– now before you all start wondering what crazy pills I took, let me explain 😉   We had the privilege of shooting his parents’ romantic and intimate wedding this past fall -and you can check it out HERE.  What I didn’t mention back then was that Vesna was also 4 months pregnant at the time!  …and I’ll bet that when you look back at those pictures now you’d never in a million years suspect that that hot mama was actually an expecting hot mama!  Fast forward to now, and Vesna and Donny have started a beautiful little family with the addition of Baby Jack.

We were actually supposed to photograph this handsome baby boy back when he was only days old but a series of freak allergic reactions and untimely colds and fevers kept us pushing the date back– luckily, when I finally did get to meet him he was just as adorable as I had expected him to be and even more of a pro in front of the lens than I ever anticipate for a 2 month old 😉  This shoot also marks a very exciting “first” for me:  the first time shooting in my new home natural light studio!  I can’t think of a better family to have helped me break it in.  Here are some of my favorite images from the shoot.

And my love affair with eyelashes goes on…

Dear Vesna:  I’d like to go swimming in your eyes.  Love, Kat

Yes, Jack’s inherited his mommy & daddy’s baby blues.  He’ll likely use them to break many hearts when he’s older.

To see the rest of the shots from this session CLICK HERE FOR A SLIDESHOW!

Vesna & Donny~  you know we love you!  And now I look forward to many, many playdates so our little boys can work on becoming BFF’s  🙂

April 21, 2010 - 7:14 am

Vesna Bidniak AWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!The pics are sooooooo beautiful!!!I love them!!! You did such a wonderful job considering all the pooping, peeing, spitting up and crying LOL!! You wouldn’t even know we faced those ‘cute’ obstacles by looking at these pics. Once again Kat, you totally outdid yourself.

April 21, 2010 - 7:25 am

Vesna Bidniak P.S. that slideshow is amazing…great song! 🙂

April 21, 2010 - 8:00 am

Ruth (or Mémé to Jack) Absolutely stunning! A picture is indeed worth a thousand words….. Thank you for sharing them with us. Terry and I can’t wait to meet Jack and see you both again soon, Donny and Vesna. Love, Ruth/Mémé

April 21, 2010 - 8:10 am

cheyanne OMG!!! Kat I am sooo jealous that you were off work when our little guy was born!!! Never before have I seen such fantastic pictures!!! Vessna & Donny, Jack just completes your beautiful family you guys are sooo gorgeous! I actually cried a little when i was looking at your pictures! Luv ya’s

The Stewarts!

April 21, 2010 - 8:33 am

Kristen Kos OMG Kat those are GORGEOUS!!!!! Guess it also helps when you working with Super Models! Lol!

Great pics guys, Auntie Kristen will be anxiously awaiting for a picture to put in her office! 😀


April 21, 2010 - 8:55 am

Linda Sahli Congratualtions, Vesna, on your beautiful family. I love the photos!

April 21, 2010 - 9:34 am

Lisa Sinclair Such a beautiful baby boy from two equally beatiful parents. Great pictures guys, you are all very photogenic!

April 21, 2010 - 9:35 am

Lori Beautiful images! Love!! Your studio has amazing light! And I love the white floors. 🙂 What a gorgeous family with stunning blue eyes.

April 21, 2010 - 9:44 am

Natalija Kat those are the most Beautiful pictures I have ever seen, besides from her wedding! I wish I knew you when my kids were babies! I can’t wait to see how your family grows Vesna and Donny! Love you guys!

April 21, 2010 - 9:49 am

Cherie Ok so I am going to say what everyone else said “Stunning, amazing, beautiful!” What a breathtaking family & yet again Kat you captured their love on camera. Jack is such a handsome little man but it is no wonder looking at his hot parents where he got it. Much love to this family & to Kat for sharing it with us!

April 21, 2010 - 9:50 am

Nola Kulchisky WOW…awesome pics and slideshow. Beautiful family captured in these photos!

April 21, 2010 - 10:03 am

Kris Epic shots. Great family photos! Looks like a magazine promotion, very professional.

April 21, 2010 - 10:05 am

Jaimie Boden Very nice photos!! Thanks for sharing:-)

Jaimie Boden

April 21, 2010 - 10:07 am

Monique Great job on these shots! Baby Jack is adorable.

April 21, 2010 - 10:24 am

Tyler You have a beautiful family!

April 21, 2010 - 10:33 am

Lora Tilley Donny & Vesna, Jack is Adorable….Great Pictures Kat!

April 21, 2010 - 11:37 am

debbie keyko WOW…beautiful pics and what a beautiful family!!!I am so very happy for you Vesna

April 21, 2010 - 12:32 pm

sharon Awww…these are so cute Kat!! I agree with Vesna, you wouldn’t have been able to tell there were any crying, pooping or puking going on at all! The studio worked out beautifully btw!!

April 21, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Heather Great pics Kat!!! What a beautiful family 🙂

April 21, 2010 - 7:49 pm

Nan and Caden Thank you for sharing your intimate and beautiful family photos. Caden and I were both absolutly in awe of Jack’s eyes….Caden’s favorite picture is of Jack and the white sheep. I just loved them all! Hope we can see all of you soon.

April 21, 2010 - 8:31 pm

Lisa Bidniak-Schumann My beautiful Jack!!!! There was never a doubt that you would steal Aunties Heart!!!! Beautiful pictures!!!

April 22, 2010 - 6:06 pm

Angela Kerr What an adorable baby, and such beautiful photos! Congrats to you, Vesna & Donny, and to you, Kat for your talents!

April 22, 2010 - 7:11 pm

Colette Benoit These are absolutely amazing photos of Jack! Kat you did a wonderful job as always and Vesna and Donny you guys look pretty good yourselves.

April 26, 2010 - 1:45 am

petra beutiful pictures, beautiful baby Jack! .-) <3
cestitam draga moja!
pusa, petra

May 10, 2010 - 10:00 pm

Laura Perfect pictures you guys – congrats again on the adorable bundle of joy!!! Looking forward to meeting him!

technical difficulties = big fail

OK so for the past 2 weeks I’ve been noticing a significant drop in emails (and by that, I mean zero) and for the first little bit I just figured it was a slow email week.  Then another week went by and still nothing… so by then, I started to feel a bit deflated.  Guess no one needs their pictures taken?? Everything seemed to be checking out fine with my mail server… little did I know that wasn’t the case at all, as today I went to go check our mail through another source and nearly fell off my chair–  41 NEW MESSAGES waiting for me.  Oh boy.  Looks like my lovely and wonderful Mac Mail failed me.  BIG TIME.

So to anyone that’s tried emailing us in the past 2 weeks and began wondering why we were giving you the cold shoulder– we’re soooo sorry!!!  I’m going to be getting back to everyone tonight, but I just wanted to make sure you all know that this really did happen.  We’re not just lazy and inconsiderate 😉 and we absolutely value your business and interest.

Thanks for your understanding,

April 27, 2010 - 2:32 pm

Annette Bidniak Until I saw Baby Jack, I thought that Vesna and Donny were the best looking people I’d ever seen. A somewhat biased opinion but true nevertheless. The words “fantastic”, “outstanding”, and “awesome” don’t adequately describe the photos!

all shook up

So I’ve come to the conclusion that if I weren’t a photographer, I’d likely be a party planner because as I must confess, I’ve got this sick, uncontrollable tendency to go ridiculously overboard when planning any sort of event.  It starts off as a simple idea for my daughter’s birthday party, then I’m designing a cute little invitation (see above)… and the next thing you know there’s 10 giant bags of supplies sitting in my living room and a receipt that I’ve gotta convince my husband is perfectly justifiable since hello– she’ll only turn 2 once!!!   I know, I know–  I’ve got a problem.  I blame it on Martha Stewart and all the design blogs I follow!  (OK and I’m also quite simply just a huge nerd who loves getting dressed up!)

Either way, it was a BLAST from the PAST this weekend and we hope all of Aaliyah’s little friends enjoyed it!  Check out some pics from the awesomely retro day.

On the menu:  french fries, mini sliders, mini hotdogs… and yup, you guessed, mini pizzas.

This amazing cake was made by a lovely lady who has made cakes for me and a bunch of our friends over the past couple of years.  She’s obviously incredible at what she does and she makes them out of her home!  Nothing but great things to say about her.  Feel free to inquire if you’re interested in getting her contact information (and yes, she does wedding cakes too!)

Here’s my little greaser Kai looking chubbier and more “tatted up” since you last saw him 😉

I guess when you grow up with a camera constantly in your face you learn how to work it pretty quickly!  shameless 😉

And lastly I’ll leave you with some CUTE pics from our makeshift “Photobooth”.  An easy and affordable idea for your next party:  set up a couple chairs, drape a blanket or sheet and snap 4 shots of each family/couple on your camera.  Then later in photoshop just create a template with 4 squares lined up and simply pop your pics in!  (I realize this part may be easier for some than others) I’m going to be sending these to all the guests as a parting favor.
Hope you had fun looking through these and that maybe it’ll inspire you to go a little overboard the next time you’re planning a party… you’ll thank yourself one day when you’re looking back at the photos!

Oh and Happy Easter 🙂

April 5, 2010 - 5:49 pm

Davina I love her outfit. I ADORE her posing!! The NAILPOLISH!! What a cutie!! I agree. She will only turn 2 once. Receipt: justified.

April 5, 2010 - 9:06 pm

Amy WOW, this is so awesome. I think you would rock event planning as well. I think this year’s BEST Mommy awards goes to a certain someone, hands down!! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for Kai when he turns 1,cuz he only turns 1 once!!

April 9, 2010 - 5:55 pm

michele dyson Are you freakin’ KIDDING me?! I, too have a serious party planning problem. And I have to say, I love doing it. Your little girl’s party looked incredible….my personal best ( to date) was a vintage Alice in WOnderland for my 4 year old this past summer. In the old orchard….so much fun. Yours though, you didn’t leave out a detail and your daughter is beauuutiful! Found you through Andrea ( Hanki), so glad I did:)

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