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  • Welcome to my Blog!

    I am so happy you have found my photography blog! My name is Katie Mathews and I am a custom photographer in Wilmington, NC. I specialize in photographing baby bumps and newborns. I also spend a lot of my time photographing families and kids of all ages. I love to meet new people, and most of the time, my clients become friends! At my sessions, we don't say cheese and we don't use fake backgrounds. We have fun and while that's happening, I capture true emotions and expressions!

    Here you will find updates about my business, contests, specials and sneak peeks from photo sessions. In addition, I let you know what's going on in my crazy life. I am married with a son, two dogs and a cat. I also have an adorable niece and two nephews who make appearances on my blog frequently. I update fairly regularly, so you can subscribe via the button on the header or check back often. I absolutely love to receive feedback, so let me know what you think by leaving me a comment or sending me a message via the contact page.

    I hope to hear from you soon! Now sit back, relax and enjoy the view!

2014 Fall Mini Sessions / Wilmington NC Child and Family Photographer

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again but it is! Where has this year gone?!? We’ve been slammed with newborns but you all are on the ball and have been asking about mini sessions…so you asked..we answered! We changed things up this year…and I think y’all will be happy! We added a few extra spots (since we sold out last time), we added a few locations and we even lowered the price a bit! You’re welcome:)

I’m super excited for these! Not only will you have me shooting, but my assistant is going to come along and assist with making sure kiddos are looking in the right direction (she’ll do her best..haha), making sure hair is in the right place and help pose your family. If you haven’t had a chance to meet Catherine yet – you’ll love her! She has four kids of her own so she knows how to wrangle kiddos!  As of next week, she will also be handling the majority of the emails for KMP as well as assisting with editing, so you will get your CDs back with plenty of time to print your holiday cards and Christmas gifts for the Grandparents!

2014 fall minis

We only have TWO dates available  – Tuesday, September 30th and Saturday, October 4th

Tues, September 30th (Wrightsville Beach) -  5:40pm, 6:00pm, 6:20pm and 6:40pm

Sat, October 4th (Carolina Beach Boardwalk) – 8:00am, 8:20am, 8:40am, 9:00am, 9:20am, 9:40am

Sat, October 4th (Field/Tall Grass)* – 5:10pm, 5:30pm, 5:50pm, 6:10pm

*specific location TBD – will be within 30 minutes of Wilmington (likely to be less)
Simple outdoor background with vintage couch & various chairs/props

  • Fall minis are for families or we can do just the kids! It is recommended that babies be able to sit up on their own for their individual photos
  • The cost of the fall minis is $350 for families up to five people. (Additional family members will be invoiced $25 per additional member after booking)
  • Mini sessions include 10 images from your session, fully edited, on cd with a print release (to print in whatever size and quantity you want from the lab of your choice).  You will get a gallery of all final images to choose from. Additional images may be purchased a la carte.
  • The specific location will be disclosed upon booking. These are on a first reserved first serve basis. You will be invoiced for the full amount at booking, however only $100 of the fee is required to hold your spot. This deposit is non-refundable. Remaining amount must be paid 7 days prior to your mini session or you will lose your spot.
  • Mini sessions are scheduled every 20 minutes. You must be on time. 10 minutes late results in only 10 minutes for your session. Please understand we cannot change this rule as we will have another family coming right after you.
  • To book your mini session, email katie@katiemathewsphotography.com along with your first and second choice for your time slot as well as the number of people that will be photographed and the ages of any children. Also send us your name, address and phone number so we can add it to our billing system. One of us will invoice you and upon receiving your deposit we will email you with your session time. (Just FYI, this process can take up to 24-48 hours because we have lots of newborns this week)
  • We look forward to seeing many of our returning clients and hopefully meeting some new faces!

Wilmington, NC Newborn Photographer / 2013 Newborns

Happy New Year!! Hope everyone had a nice Christmas too. I can’t believe it’s 2014 – where has the time gone? I guess as you get older time really does go by quicker!  I’ve been meaning to get back to blogging for umm like 2 years? Acck….what a slacker right? haha  I admit it’s easier to just post a couple pics from each session on facebook but I do miss blogging. So gosh darn it I’m going to give it another shot…. let’s see how it goes :) 

First up I wanted to share a collage of the majority of our newborns from 2013. We were so blessed and fortunate to photograph 91 newborns!!! My goal was 96 so I’m pretty stinkin happy with the results. We absolutely loved working with each and every family and loved loving on those babies. I hope 2014 is as fruitful!!

As a thank you, I’m doing a little giveaway on my facebook page for a $200 gift certificate. Go here to read the details: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152113844364462&set=a.425994224461.218221.30055694461&type=1&theater

And here are the beautiful babies!!

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2013 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Canvas Sale

Here it is..the 2013 Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale and I’ve decided to go ahead and start it early (today!).  I haven’t done a canvas sale since last year at this time and don’t plan to again for some time.  I have slashed the prices because I love my canvases and want all of my clients to get one (or 10)! So between now and the end of the day Monday, shoot me an email with your canvas orders and I’ll get them processed and delivered in time for Christmas. Makes the perfect gift – grandparents love them!! There is no limit on the quantity you can order and shipping is included in the price!

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Wilmington Child and Family Photographer / Fall Mini Sessions 2013

This year I will only be offering 10 appointments and I’ve changed things up a bit from previous years. I’m really excited about it and hope you will be too!

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013 (Rain date: Sunday, October 13, 2013)

Time/Location:  Morning sessions will be held at the Arboretum
Evening sessions will be held at a still to be determined outdoor location. My vision is to have a field/open area with lots of grass and trees. I will bring a vintage quilt to do some family shots sitting, playing with each other etc. Families will also have the opportunity to use our 1955 Cobalt Blue Chevy pick-up truck as a prop (sit on it, lean on it, have it in the background, etc)  All of these sessions will take place when the light is soft and the sun is coming through the trees! Gorgeous!

Session Includes: 20 minute photography session
10-12 high resolution images, fully edited and presented on a custom cd. You will receive a photo release that allows you to print the images in whatever quantity and size you’d like. (Cds will be mailed to you within 2-4 weeks of the mini session)

Investment: $400

To book: Email kmpminis@gmail.com with your 1st and 2nd choice for your time slot. Appointments will be scheduled in the order they are received.  My assistant Catherine will be managing all of the bookings. You will receive an email within 24 hours notifying you of your time slot and you will also receive an invoice. Half of the fee is due at booking ($200); the remaining is due 30 days prior (on September 12th). Your session is not considered booked until we receive the deposit.

UPDATE:  We only have 5 spots remaining 8:00, 9:00, & 9:20 at the Arboretum; 6:00 and 6:20 at the gorgeous outdoor location!

Other than newborns and 1 year/”Oh Baby,” these are the only sessions I will be doing for the rest of 2013.

Thank you so much!

 

Wilmington NC Child & Family Photographer / 2013 Fall and Holiday Mini Sessions