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  • WELCOME!

    Thanks for stopping by! I'm Katie English, a photographer in Lexington, SC that specializes in maternity, newborn, child, and family photography.

    Here on this site you'll find information about my portrait sessions and pricing, details about specials and mini sessions and a little bit about me as well. I also post favorite images from some of my client's sessions, but to check out my most recent work (updated weekly) please check out my Facebook business page HERE.

    Take a look around, I'm so glad you're here and I can't wait to meet you!

    Katie

A Little Update and Some Easter Mini Session Information!

Hey Everyone!  2018 was a BIG year for Katie English Photography and 2019 is going to be even bigger! My brand new studio is complete and it’s better than I ever could have imagined…I can’t wait to show you! I’ve really been inching my business into different directions and I’m shooting more newborns and babies than ever before and the biggest change? Preschools and Daycares! I’m currently working with several of them and have loved taking your kiddos’ Spring and Fall portraits at their school. Sadly with all of the changes and new work I’m taking on this Spring, something was going to have to change or it was going to start majorly affecting the attention I paid to my current clients or I’d be sacrificing major time my family. I sadly considered cutting out Easter Minis all-together, but at the last minute I decided I just couldn’t do it….so I will be holding Easter Minis BUT for the first time in 6 years, I won’t be having real bunnies join me in the studio this year. The amount of time these cute little guys took up is more than I can handle, even though I’m going to miss them just as much as you will!

For those of you who’ve been with me from the beginning and loved those bunnies most of all, I understand if you’ll be sitting it out this Spring, but I’ll miss you terribly and hope to see you another time this year! For those who would love Easter/Spring portraits without the furry friends, I still have beautiful setups and fun props for you this year! (even a fake bunny who seriously looks so real we tricked my whole neighborhood!).

I promise you, this year will not disappoint….no real bunnies, but we’ve got cute kids and fun setups…what could be better?

The basic information will be similar to last year: 25 minute sessions held in my brand new studio off of Mineral Springs Road in Lexington. These minis will be great for both boys and girls, babies and kids of all ages. Last year we had little ones from a few months old all the way to 12 years!

As far as backdrops, I’ve been working overtime coming up with some new ideas and fun setups for this year and I think you all will love what I’m working on. Last year was simple and neutral so this year we’re all about the colors…(with a pinch of neutrals because I know you all love that simplicity!). I’ll have 3 setups and you can choose one or two of your favorites for your session. The classic Easter fashion colors would be perfect this year, and back by popular demand I’ll be allowing one quick outfit change again! If you think you’ll have enough time to do one quick outfit/shirt change for your kiddo (you know them best!) then go right ahead!

Here are the backdrops for this year, I can’t wait to add the fun props to go with them! The photos above show Option One from my studio with Bryson, one of my favorite little models!

(An actual example from my studio is above!). Outfit Suggestions: The set is so much fun and just about anything goes. Bright colors, neutrals, white, chambray, just about anything!

Outfit Suggestions: The set will be very neutral just about anything goes. Again, chambray would be adorable, navy, khaki, anything floral, solids, you name it!

Outfit Suggestions: Think Pastels! Blues, Pinks, purples, yellows, greens, all the sweet colors you can think of :). I would stay away from reds, navy, dark browns, etc. This backdrop is smaller and best for individuals, though it would be okay for a quick sibling group shot!

So how does it work? On the day of the session you’ll come 10 minutes before your scheduled session time and while you are waiting you can finish getting the kiddos dressed. When we are ready for your session to start we’ll pick your favorite backdrops and props and get to work, taking about 20-25 minutes to get the best shots of your little one/s (sibling groups are welcome).

Afterwards, what will you receive? I pick the 8 best images from the session and you’ll receive them as high-resolution edited digital files in an online gallery (where you can download and print/share however you choose) and a print package consisting of 1-8×10, 2-5×7, and 4 wallets. In the years prior since everyone LOVES the magnets, I’ll be bringing them back again! Along with the files and print package you’ll receive a 3″ x 4.5″ magnet for your fridge or filing cabinet, so your cuties can be displayed all year long. The total cost is $145 and can be paid by cash or check on the day of the session (minus the deposit, explained below). About two weeks after the session (or before Easter, which comes first) your digital images and prints will be available and you can either pick them up or you can have them mailed (for an extra $6 fee to account for packaging/postage).

I’ve been (happily) bombarded with messages asking about the available dates/times and finally…here they are! In the past I’ve been able to add on sessions early or at the end for those that missed the sign-up but I am so sad that this year I truly can’t because the weekend is already so scheduled!

Saturday, March 30th

11:00am: Marti Phillips

11:30am: Katie Schill

12:00pm: Shelby Stewart

12:30am: Robin Vassey

1:00pm: Nicole Crook

2:00pm:  Katie Daniels

2:30pm: Brittany Waring

3:00pm: Amber Holder

3:30pm:  Nicole Mitchell

4:00pm: Mimi Kizer

4:30pm: Janelle Strubbe 

 5:00pm: Katie Daniels

 

Sunday, March 31st:

9:00am: Bridget Stokes

9:30am: Paige Stiles

10:00am: Ashley Jones

10:30am: Becky Farmer

11:00am: Casey Cooper

12:00pm: Michelle Tolbert

12:30pm: Megan Simpson

1:00pm: Joanna Keller

1:30pm: Whitten Bryans

2:00pm: Gracy Ruth-Homs

 

Sign-ups start MONDAY, MARCH 18TH at 8:30pm (evening)

How to sign up for a time slot:

It can get a little complicated because in the past these have gone very quickly (I am so thankful for you guys!), but this year could definitely be different due to no bunnies. But still, just to be safe I’ll keep the sign ups the same. To sign up for a time, you’ll need to text me at 803-743-7189 starting no earlier than exactly 8:30pm with your name, email address, preferred date/time and a backup all in one message (more than one text changes the order that your first text was received! I’ll text you back if I’m missing info from you). If you have a specific time that you REALLY want then I’d suggest texting me immediately, spots will be reserved first come/first serve (each person texting me is allowed to reserve one spot. Please keep in mind that what is listed as the last session of the day will not necessarily stay that way, I sometimes have to move sessions around to the end for one reason or another). It usually takes me awhile to get it all set up so you can check the site to see if you got your spot, but I’ll respond by late or by the next morning, then send you a PayPal invoice via email for the $50 deposit and you’ll just need to pay it within 24 hours of me sending it to hold your spot. Once again, it might not get that serious this year because of the changes but I don’t want to promise that and then you miss out!

I think that covers the major details! If you have any questions at all, please call or text me at 803-743-7189 or email me at KatieEnglishPhotography@gmail.com. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone!

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Valentine Mini Sessions 2019

Valentine Mini Sessions are BACK. Last year was SO. MUCH. FUN with the sweetest Cupid setup and this year I’m bringing back an oldie but a goodie…The Kissing Booth! Perfect for Valentine’s Day! You’ll be so excited to show off your kiddos whether it’s via social media (I can see all the cover photos now!), photo gifts and prints you create, or on the adorable cards you’ll receive as part of the package. I know my girls’ are going to be SO excited to pass out their own personal cards to their little friends and teachers at preschool!

Here are the details! Each session will be 20 minutes long and held at my brand new studio in Lexington…I cannot WAIT for you to see it! This would be great for both boys and girls (4 months old and up), and as always, sibling groups are welcome. After the session you’ll be able to pick from a few different card designs and then all high resolution digital images (5 total, more available for purchase) and cards (20) will be available in about 10-14 days. The cards will be printed on beautiful 4×6 cardstock (envelopes not included) so they’re the perfect size for sending out to family and friends or passing out at school. The cost is $125 and minus the deposit, will be paid on the day of the session.

Here are the available time slots (each session will be 20 minutes long):

Saturday, January 26th

9:00am- Gina S.

9:20am- Hope M.

9:40am- Jessica C.

10:20am- Marti P.

10:40am- Shelby S.

11:00am- Whitten B.

11:20am- Julie B.

 

Sunday, January 27th

12:00pm- Amy S.

12:20pm- Lauren C.

12:40pm-Michelle T.

1:20pm- Ashleigh L.

1:40pm- Holly H.

Here’s how you sign up: Starting January 15th at 8:30pm (but not before to be fair) please text me at 803-743-7189 with your name, email address, preferred date/time and a backup all in one message (just in case I get multiple clients texting at once. If you send more than one text it messes with the order that your first text was received! If you forget to text me your email I’ll just ask you for it later). I’ll text everyone back once I have them entered and then I’ll be requesting a $50 deposit (that goes towards the total payment) via Paypal within a couple days of sign-up to hold your spot.

Please let me know if you have any questions, I can’t wait to hear from you!

-Katie English

Studio Christmas Minis 2018- The Polar Express!

After all 3 clues I gave away on my FB Page, you guys definitely guessed it! (I need to get better at this clue thing!). This year’s theme is going to be The Polar Express and I am so excited about it! Once the backdrop comes in I’ll have my little models show you how it looks in “real life’ but in the meantime I’m attaching a picture of it below plus some other little details I’ll have…with more to come! I can picture the kiddos in little robes and/or pajamas but feel free to dress them in whatever you’d like!

Here are the details:

Date: November 4th and 11th

Time: Check dates below

Cost: $135 for a 20-25 minute session and you’ll receive 10 high resolution digital images with rights to print and share. A quick family picture can be included with the same theme as well but these are mostly for the kiddos!

Sign ups start on October 10th at 8:30pm! Here are the available times:

 

Sunday, November 4th:

9:00am: Heather Williams

9:30am: Jessica Mottel

10:00am: Kimberly Adams

10:30pm: Courtney Crosby

11:00am: Katie Schill

11:45am: Arann Hyder

12:15pm: Aisha Grimes

 

Sunday, November 11th:

11:30am: Robyn Lynn

12:00pm: Monica Conklin

12:30pm: Susan Jennings

1:00pm: Wendy Gregory

1:30pm: Kristen Spotts

2:00pm: Ashleigh Ledford

2:30pm: Nina Peeples

3:00pm: Nicole Mitchell

3:30pm: Aimee Simon

Here’s how you sign up: Starting October 10th at 8:30pm (but not before to be fair) please text me at 803-743-7189 with your name, email address, preferred date/time and a backup all in one message (just in case I get multiple clients texting at once, more than one text messes with the order that your text was received! If you forget to text me your email I’ll just ask you for it later). I’ll text everyone back once I have them all entered and then I’ll be requesting a $50 deposit (that goes towards the total payment) via Paypal within a couple days of sign-up to hold your spot.

Please let me know if you have any questions, I can’t wait to hear from you!

-Katie English

Fall Mini Sessions 2018

Hello everyone! It’s that time again, family mini sessions are about to be in full swing! I love this season and getting to catch up with families that I haven’t seen in awhile, and meeting new families that I’ve yet to work with! This year I’ll really be focusing on capturing the emotion between you guys, still getting those coveted “posed” shots with everyone looking at the camera, but adding in some special ways to show the love you have for each other (trust me it’s there, even after prepping and getting the whole family out of the house in one piece on picture day 😉 ). As far as locations, I asked and you answered! I think I’ve got a good variety for exactly what YOU asked for! Here’s the mini session details:

30 minute session- We’ll get everyone together as a family, the siblings, each individual child, and of course Mom and Dad by themselves. 30 minutes is the perfect amount of time, which is about 25 minutes longer than the average attention span of a toddler 😉. Please keep in mind your baby’s wake/nap/bed times when scheduling, as well as daylight savings time! (November 4th). If the weather is very overcast keep in mind we might push the sessions up 30 min or so as well! Our goal is the best light possible!

15 digital images- Includes a print release! If I’ve got more images for you, they’ll be available for purchase so don’t worry about missing out on any of your gorgeous images.

$150- Includes the $25 deposit to hold your spot which you’ll pay online, super simple!

Date and Location: Pick one! Your options are below:

(Family photos aren’t what you’ve got in mind for your Christmas card this year? Christmas studio mini sessions are coming too! More info will be at the end of this post)

Sunday, October 7th:  Irmo Town Park

8:00am: Katy Heymann

8:30am: Claiborne Patrick

9:00am: Robyn Neville

9:30am: Julie Walters

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Saturday, October 13th: Riverfront Park

4:00pm: Jenny Pozsik

4:30pm: Sara Bonner

5:00pm: Lorraine White

5:30pm: Holly Hall

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Sunday, October 14th:  The State House

8:30am: Megan Yongue

9:00am: Melinda Warren

9:30am: Kayla Haynes

10:00am: Marti Phillips

10:30am: Lacy Evenich

11:00am: Stephanie Peterson

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Sunday, October 21st AM:  Palmetto Collegiate Institute

8:00am: Bridget Stokes

8:30am: Kiera Dillon

9:30am: Sarah Olenchak

10:00am: Jennifer Hollingsworth

 

Sunday, October 21st PM:  Riverfront Park 

4:00pm: Heyward Bonyata

4:30pm: Elyssa Folsom

5:00pm: Melissa Masters

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Sunday, October 28th:  The State House

9:00am: Tracy Spires

9:30am: Heather Tucker

10:00am: Chollet Helfer

10:45am: Jessica Chavis

 

Saturday, November 3rd:  Northeast Location (possibly Sesqui Park but I’m still waiting on another location confirmation. I promise trees and pretty things 🙂

9:00am: Bekah Wenning

9:30am: Lindsay McCutcheon

10:00am: Christina Doby

10:30am: TJ Wallace

11:00am: Heather McCants

 

3:00pm: Joanna Eichelberger

3:30pm: Katie Murphy

4:00pm: Jessie Steedly

4:45pm:  Samantha Reynolds

 

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Saturday, November 10th:  Hollow Creek Christmas Tree Farm

1:30pm: Carol Reynolds

2:00pm: Elizabeth Porth

2:30pm: Amanda Tadlock

3:00pm: Julie Belman

3:45pm: Nina Peeples

4:15pm: Bonnie Levkoff

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If you’ve been with me for years and one of your only available dates is a location we’ve done before…message me! We’ll figure something out! To sign up (starting Tuesday, September 18th at 8:30pm- I can’t take any reservations before!), text me at 803-743-7189 with your name, email address, and preferred date/time (and a backup). If you have a specific location and time that you REALLY want then I’d suggest texting me immediately, spots will be reserved first come/first serve and usually sell out VERY quickly. I reserve spaces in order of my received text messages, so keep in mind if you text me another message you’ll lose your place in line in my inbox! I’ll be requesting a $25 deposit (that goes towards the total payment) via Paypal within a couple days of sign-up to hold your spot. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Thinking about a studio session for your Christmas card? These are a whole different style and so so cute. Last year’s Christmas camping setup was the BEST but this year’s is going to be JUST AS CUTE with a brand new theme to be announced soon, I think you’ll LOVE it! Sessions will be $145 and held on the morning of November 4th and 11th,  info for sign-ups and sneak previews of the setup will be coming soon!