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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

Easter Mini Sessions 2018

Hey Everyone!  2017 was a BIG year for Katie English Photography! I saw more AMAZING clients than ever before, upgraded equipment, probably doubled my amount of props and accessories, and did a ton of continuing education…and that’s not even all of it! No matter how busy it gets around here, I always have a FAVORITE time of the year….Bunny time! Every year I think it gets better and better…last year we  had a great turn out, the kids were BEYOND excited, and those bunnies were oh-so-snuggly (as always). Here’s some super sweet bunny shots from 2017:

I promise you, this year will not disappoint. Same great bunnies, more cute kids…what could be better?

The basic information will be similar to last year , but with a twist: 25 minute sessions held in my home studio off of Mineral Springs Road in Lexington. These 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! The bunnies are extremely well behaved, they are actually bred to be show bunnies and are used to being handled on a regular basis. Sometimes we’ll have them in baskets or sitting next to your child, and sometimes if the child can gently and safely hold them they are given the chance to do that as well. I have an assistant who will be with me at each session whose entire goal is to keep our little bunny friends safe and that part is very important to me! After the sessions are over they will go back to their cushy life as award-winning bunny-celebrities ;).

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 fun and full of color so this year we’re all about the neutral backdrops …(with a pinch of bright and colorful because I just can’t stay away from it!). I’ll have four setups and you can choose one, two, or three of them for your session (most people tend to pick their two favorites). The classic Easter fashion colors would be perfect this year!  I chose backdrops with a similar color theme so you can easily do multiple sets on one outfit, but back by popular demand I’ll be allowing one quick outfit change again this year! 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!

Outfit Suggestions: The set will be aluminum, burlap, and white (think everything Joanna Gaines) which is so neutral just about anything goes. Chambray or gingham would be adorable, navy, khaki, anything floral, solids, you name it!

Outfit Suggestions: Here’s where we bring in the fun colors! Pinks, purples, yellows, greens, all the pastels you can think of :). I would stay away from bold colors, reds, and any blues close to the backdrop color (very light blue is fine).

Outfit Suggestions: White, white, and lighter shades of denim! Beautiful, simple cotton and linen. Eyelets, ruffles, all things simple and classic! I wouldn’t suggest any other colors or pastels with this gorgeous backdrop.

Outfit Suggestions: Also….white, white, white! Beautiful, simple cotton and linen. Eyelets, button down shirts, khaki, all things simple and classic!

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So how does it work? On the day of the session you’ll come 15 minutes before your scheduled session time and while you are waiting you can fill out a little paperwork and 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). You can choose to include the bunnies or not, whatever you prefer.

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 (with a $10 old-timer discount for those with 2+ years of bunny sessions prior to this year!) 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 done 3 weekends of Easter Minis and they’ve sold out within hours and this year I’m only able to do two weekends because of prior commitments and how early Easter is! Still, here are the times and I truly hope I can fit everyone in who would like a session time!

Saturday, March 10th

9:00am: Kerry Feichtel

9:30am: Whitten Bryans

10:00am: Katie Schill

10:30am: Hope McCall

11:30am: Katie Daniels

12:00pm: Jamie Smith

12:30pm: Adrienne Wilson

 

Sunday, March 11th:

9:30am: Ashleigh Ledford

10:00am: Monica Conklin

10:30am: Nina Peeples

11:00am: Dana Shellem

12:00pm: Nicole Mitchell

1:00pm: Mimi Kizer

1:30pm: Kathy Sikes

 

Friday, March 16th:

9:30am: Julie Belman

10:00am: Janelle Strubbe

10:30am: Susan Jennings

11:00am: Bekah Wenning

12:00pm: Tailor Owen

12:30pm: Amber Holder

 

Saturday, March 17th:

9:30am: Becky Farmer

10:00am: Melinda Warren

10:30am: Lindsey Young

11:00am: Kionna Keels

12:00pm: Michelle Tolbert

12:30pm: Robin Vassey

1:00pm: Leslie Rider

1:45pm: Courtney Crosby

2:15pm: Megan Simpson

 

Sunday, March 18th:

9:30am: Bridget Stokes

10:00am: Megan Yongue

10:30am: Jessica Chavis

11:00am: Marti Phillips

12:00pm: Rebecca Rhodes

12:30pm: Michelle Henry

1:00pm: Erica Mattox

1:45pm: Lauren Cook

2:15pm: Amy Gelhaus

 

March 24th and 25th are reserved as make-up dates in case I have to cancel a full day of sessions due to major illness (not just the sniffles) or family emergency.

Sign-ups start WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST at 8:30pm (evening) for all previous Katie English Photography clients. I brought this back again this year, to show how grateful I am for you guys who’ve been great support these past 5-6 years! To all of the brand new clients, I am SO excited to work with you too! I can’t wait to meet your little ones as well, your sign-ups will be the following evening: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND at 8:30pm. 

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!). 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). Once I receive each text in order I’ll then enter the name into the time slots above (as quickly as I can!) so everyone else will know what is taken and what is still available. 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 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.
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!

 

Valentine Mini Sessions 2018

Valentine Mini Sessions are BACK! Last year was SO. MUCH. FUN with the old school Strawberry Crush soda setup and this year we’re doing the SWEETEST little Cupid scene, perfect for Valentine’s Day. You’ll be so excited to show off your little angel 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 home studio in Lexington. 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 (4 total, more available for purchase) and cards (20) will be available in about 7-10 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.

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

Saturday, January 27th

9:50am- Michelle Tolbert

10:00am-Whitten Bryans

10:20am- Hope McCall

 

Sunday, January 28th

10:30am- Lauren Smith

10:50am-Katie Daniels

11:10am- Ashleigh Ledford

11:30am- Debbie Pirngruber

 

Makeup Day

9:30am- Janelle Strubbe

10:00am- Daphnie Smith

10:40am- Julie Belman

How do you sign up? I’m doing it a little different this time! Starting on Tuesday January 16th at 8:30pm you’ll visit HERE and select “Valentine Mini Deposit” and then select the time you’d like, and follow instructions/pay from there! So very simple! This is the first time I’m running sign-ups this way and I’m hoping it will make everything very easy and stress-free, but if you have any questions or problems please let me know!

This is going to be a blast (and beyond cute). Can’t wait to see you there!

 

SIDE NOTE: I can’t figure out why these images are blurry. Working on that!

Photo Canvas Slip Covers for the Holidays

Hey everyone! I thought I’d stop by quickly to post a decorating hack I came up with last year. I was wanting to utilize the beautiful portraits that Jennifer Gray did for us, but I didn’t want to spend the money for canvases that would only be displayed for a month per year for a couple years. So I decided to create slipcovers for them! Check out below how I did these, they stored well and have lasted for year number two so far and are officially my favorite Christmas decorations as of yet! I hope you can find ways to utilize the holiday portraits I’ve made for you as well! I’d love to see how!

And that’s it! When you’re ready to put away your holiday decoration just slip the prints/strings off the canvases and store the prints carefully. Good luck on making you’re own version!

Christmas Mini Sessions 2017

Bring your kiddos in their winter best for this Christmas Camping theme! These are going to be SO SO cute! The campfire, roasting s’mores, and buffalo plaid? I can’t wait!

Here are the details:

Date: November 11th and 12th

Time: 9am – 12pm

Cost: $135 for a 25 minute session and you’ll receive 10 high resolution digital images with rights to print and share. A family picture can be included with the same theme as well! Don’t forget, I’m doing a Diaper Drive this fall so if you bring a package/box of diapers you’ll get $10 off plus an entry to win a FREE session in 2018!

Sign ups start on October 18th at 8:30pm! Here are the available times:

Saturday, November 11th:

11:00am: Michelle Tolbert

11:30am: Kia Bristow

12:00pm: Erica Mattox

1:00pm: Robin Vassey

1:30pm: Lauren Sarver

2:00pm: Ashleigh Ledford

2:30pm: Mimi Kizer

3:00pm: Katie Daniels

 

Sunday, November 12th:

9:00am: Megan Simpson

9:30am: Ashley Jones

10:00am: Kimberly Adams

11:00am: Nicole Mitchell

11:30am: Courtney Crosby

12:00pm: Kim Wikoff-Brabham

12:30pm: Bianca Bosch

 

Here’s how you sign up: Starting October 18th at 8:30pm please text me at —— 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!). 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!

Fall Mini Sessions 2017

Hello everyone! It’s that time again, family mini sessions are about to be in full swing! This year I’m doing something special…I’m teaming up with the South Carolina Diaper Bank and this fall (up until December 31st) I’ll be collecting diapers for our local Mamas who are in need. To find out more about that….click HERE. But first, I’m going to give you 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 😉

15 digital images- Includes print release!

$145- Interested in a discount and a chance to win a FREE full session anytime next year?  Click HERE to learn how.

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 8th: Riverfront Park. Columbia, SC

9:00am: Bekah Wenning

9:30am: Heather McCants

10:00am: Sarah Vickers

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Saturday, October 21st: Columbia Riverwalk. Columbia, SC

9:00am: Bridget Stokes

9:30am: Elizabeth Porth

10:00am: Chollet Helfer

10:30am: Jessica Calhoun

 

4:00pm: Aimee Carter

4:30pm: Claiborne Patrick

5:00pm: Kiera Dillon

5:30pm: Katie Daniels

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Sunday, October 22nd: South Carolina State House. Columbia, SC 

9:00am: Jessica Haught

9:30am: Alyson Wilder

10:00am: Lindsey Kremlick

10:30am: Christina Doby

11:00: Catherine Nolan

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Sunday, October 22nd:  Cayce Historical Museum. Cayce, SC

2:30pm: Emily Baker

3:00pm: Anna Fleming

3:30pm: Julia Holladay

4:00pm: Kristen Spotts

4:30pm: Katelin Williamson

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Saturday, November 4th:  Sesquicentennial Park. Northeast Columbia, SC

9:00am: Carol Reynolds

9:30am: Ashley Philp

10:00am: Julie Belman

10:30am: Gina Stevenson

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Sunday, November 5th:  Hollow Creek Christmas Tree Farm. Gilbert, SC 

2:30pm: TJ Wallace

3:00pm: Jennifer Pozsik

3:30pm: Jessica Chavis

4:00pm: Heather Tucker

4:30pm:  Elyssa Folsom

5:00pm: Lisa Gillespie

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To sign up (starting Thursday, September 14th at 8:30PM), text me ——- 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. 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!

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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 Jammies setup was the BEST but this year’s is going to be even better with a forest/rustic/buffalo plaid theme, I think you’ll LOVE it! Sessions will be $135 and held on the morning of November 11th and 12th,  info for sign-ups and sneak previews of the setup will be coming soon!