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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

Back to School Mini Sessions 2017- Columbia, SC

You guys….this summer has once again FLOWN by! I swear I was just seeing all of those First Day/Last Day of school comparison pictures on all of my Mama friend’s Facebook pages and here we are, about to start back up again! Why not celebrate with updated portraits in one of those cute new “back to school” outfits you’ve been eyeing? And don’t get me started about the electric blue backdrops and “hurry up!” forced smiles that come with school yearbook photos, let’s get those out of the way with professional lighting and a one-on-one experience!

With these Back to School Mini sessions we’ll start with the fun school-themed backdrop and props (including the signs that say “preschool/kindergarten/etc, here we come!”) and then finish up with a neutral gray for a head shot similar to what the schools do…only not similar at all ;). The more relaxed atmosphere will make for much more natural smiles for a better photo to pass out to relatives, add to your yearly collection, and of course to share online to show off your (not-so-little anymore) baby to friends and coworkers!

I’ll break down the finer details:

Who: Preschool age and above. Sibling groups are welcome!

What: A 20-25 minute session using 2 Backdrops (don’t worry, it’s plenty of time!)

Where: My home studio in Lexington (off Mineral Springs Road)

When: August 12th. See below for specific time slots.

How much: $99! That’s it, for fun and unique portraits that will not only be perfect for showing off to friends, but also make great additions for teacher’s gifts and hold up for years to come in their baby albums (wait, you haven’t started one of those either? Guilty)

Now that you know your options, here are the available time slots on August 12th:

11:30am: Kristina Goff

12:00pm: Jo Mason

12:30pm: Lisa Gillespie

1:00pm: Catherine Nolan

2:00pm: Jackie Rowe

2:30pm: Wendy Hoyt

3:00pm: Gina Reeves

 

How do you sign up? Text Katie at 803-743-7189 starting at 8:30PM on Tuesday, August 1st and let me know which time slot you want. I’ll mark you down and send you the $35 deposit invoice via Paypal to be paid within 24 hours to hold your spot. (The $64 balance will be due on the day of your session). I’ll then send out even more info closer to the date!

Can’t wait to see you there!

Katie

Easter Mini Sessions 2017

Hey Everyone!  2016 has been 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 of my favorite bunny shots from 2016:

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 all about the neutral backdrops so this year we are changing it up a bit with colorful sets. 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). I noticed that the fashion colors for this spring are leaning towards coral, mint, pink, and as always, plenty of neutrals so these will be great! This year I’ve even put together some outfit inspiration for you so that you can get an idea of what colors and patterns would go best with each backdrop. You can even click on the link to see where to find each outfit! Something else new this year? I’m adding in an outfit change! If you think you’ll have enough time to do one quick outfit/shirt change for your kiddo, then go right ahead!

Boy’s Plaid – Boy’s Oxford – Plaid Pant/Shirt SetDenim Shirt

Pink EyeletTeal dotsPurpleWhite

WhitePink EyeletPurpleDarker PinkWhite

Denim DressWhite SleevelessDenim Button-UpOrange Dress

Green DressCoral DressWhite Button-UpGreen Button-Up Onesie

Floral DressWhite Button-UpFloral Tutu DressFloral MaxiPlaidWhite Dress

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, it’s whatever you prefer.

Afterwards, what will you receive? I pick the 7 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, 4-5×7, and 8 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 $125 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 $5 fee to account for packaging/postage).

I’ve been (happily) bombarded with messages asking about the available dates/times and finally…here they are! I’m unfortunately not able to take on as many sessions this year due to a new schedule, but hopefully we’ll be able to make it work for everyone!

Saturday, March 18th

10:00am: Bridget Stokes

10:30am: Jennifer Bailey

11:00am: Niki Brown

12:00pm: Robin Vassey

12:30pm: Jodi Canady

1:00pm: Becky Farmer 

1:45pm: Veronica Mullens

2:15pm: Leslie Rider

 

Sunday, March 19th:

12:30pm: Jamie Smith

1:00pm: Michelle Tolbert

1:30pm: Kim Wikoff-Brabham

2:30pm: Mimi Kizer 

3:00pm: Nicole Mitchell

3:30pm: Susan Jennings

4:00pm: Lindsay McCutcheon

4:30pm: Traci Mullens

Saturday, March 25th:

10:00am: Kayla Haynes

10:30am: Hope McCall

11:00am: Julie Belman

12:00pm: Lindsey Young

12:30pm: Jessica Chavis

1:00pm: Ashley Streett

1:30pm: Emily Baker

 

Sunday, March 26th:

9:00am: Ashley Jones

9:30am: Michelle Henry

10:00am: Elizabeth Glisson

10:30am: Dana Shellem

11:00am: (Last session) Clara Rodriguez 

 

FRIDAY, March 31st:

9:30am: Ashley Powell

10:00am: Emily Mains

10:30am: Janelle Strubbe

11:00am: Monica Conklin

11:30am: Bekah Wenning

1:00pm: Jaclynn Goings

1:30pm: Katie Fowler

2:00pm: Ciara Dean

2:30om: Lori Mauldin

Sunday, April 2nd:

10:00am: Sarah Carter

10:30am: Melinda Warren

11:00am: Ashley Canzater

11:30am: Whitten Bryans

1:00pm: Nina Peeples

1:30pm: ­­Kevin General

2:00pm: Kristina Goff

2:30pm: Mary Catherine Raines

April 8th and 9th 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 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH at 8:30pm (evening) for all previous Katie English Photography clients. This is new this year, to show how grateful I am for you guys who’ve been great support these past 4-5 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: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1ST 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 grateful 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. I’ll 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!

 

Valentines Mini Sessions!

Valentine Mini Sessions are here! Last year was SO. MUCH. FUN with the bakery setup and this year we’re doing a little play on words with the super delicious Strawberry Crush soda (which will actually be fruit juice), perfect for Valentine’s Day. You’ll be so excited to show off your little crush 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) 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 28th

9:00am- Connelly-Anne Ragley

9:30am- Emily O’Connell

9:50am- Alecia Sturkie

10:30am- Courtney Crosby

10:50am- Bianca Bosch

11:10am- Amy Wallace

11:30am- Kristina Goff

 

Sunday, January 29th

9:30am- Jessica Tripp

9:50am- Hope McCall

10:30am- Tracy Miller

10:50am- Ashley Daugherty

11:10am- Michelle Tolbert

11:40am- Kiera Dillon

12:00pm- Ashleigh Ledford

 

How do you sign up? Text Katie at 803-743-7189 starting at 8:30pm on Tuesday, January 17th and let me know which time slot you want (and a backup. Please note that the last slots of each day might have sessions added after them due to scheduling changes). I’ll mark you down and send you the deposit invoice to be paid within 24 hours to hold your spot. I’ll then send out even more info closer to the date!

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

“The Night Before Christmas” Mini Sessions!

Bring your kiddos in their Christmas jammies for this “Night before Christmas” theme! These are going to be SO SO cute! Of course I had to get my ladies in front of the camera to try it out and they had a blast playing around in “Santa’s bed!” Haha hey, whatever works 😉

Here are the details:

Date: November 5th and 6th

Time: 9am – 12pm

Cost: $125 for a 25 minute session and you’ll receive 10 high resolution digital images with rights to print and share. Family pictures can be included as long as parents are also in their Christmas PJ’s (hehehe).

Sign ups start on October 21st at 9pm! Here are the available times:

Saturday, November 5th:

9:00am: Ashley Jon.

9:30am: Kristen Spo.

10:00am: Jodi Willets (contest winner: Free Christmas Session)

11:00am: Sabra D.

11:30am: Jessica Abb.

 

Sunday, November 6th:

9:00am: Katie Sch.

9:30am: Katelin W.

10:00am: Whitten B.

11:00am: Molly B.

11:30am: Kevin Gen.

Here’s how you sign up: Starting October 21st at 9pm please text me at 803-743-7189 with your name, email address, preferred date/time and a backup all in one message (more than one text messes with the order that your text was received!). 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 family is allowed to reserve one spot) and sometimes they go quickly. 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 2016 Family Mini Sessions

Hello everyone! It’s that time again! I know it’s hard to think about when we’ve been having 100+ degree days but Fall is almost here! (Just take one look inside Hobby Lobby if you don’t believe me 😉 ). This year I’m using a few new locations (thanks to some awesome suggestions from the world’s best clients) and I can’t wait to see how we can get creative with them!

The structure of the family mini sessions is going to be similar to last year, the cost is going to be $125 and we’ll shoot for about 30 minutes, making sure we get plenty of shots of each individual child, the siblings, and of course everyone together. The session is a little shorter this year (I’ve found that kiddos don’t seem to last much more than this…and then those smiles become forced) but feel free to still bring an extra shirt/sweater for a quick change (even bring Christmas outfits, it doesn’t have to be strictly “fall” clothes). Afterwards (within a couple weeks) you’ll receive 15 edited digital images with a print release.

Below are your location and date options. (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)

Saturday, October 15th: SC State House. Downtown Columbia

9:00am: Linds. McC.

9:45am: Kim Wik.

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Saturday, October 15th: Grassy Field. Lexington (Private Property)

4:00pm: Kristen Sp.

4:30pm: Heather McC.

5:00pm: Elyssa F.

5:30pm: Jessica Chav.

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Sunday, October 16th:  Palmetto Trail. Peak, SC   (Not my images below. Source)

3:00pm: Jennifer Poz.

3:30pm: Bridget Sto.

4:00pm: Heather Tu.

4:30pm: Sarah Co.

5:00pm: Brittany W.

5:30pm: Michelle T.

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Sunday, October 23rd: Sesquicentennial Park. Northeast Columbia. (Not my images below. Source)

8:30am: Kionna Ke.

9:00am: Kiera Di.

9:45am: Julia Ho.

10:30am: Heyward B.

 

3:30pm: Ashley Dau.

4:00pm: Bekah We.

4:30pm: Jonee Ch.

 

 

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Saturday, November 5th: Hollow Creek Christmas Tree Farm. Gilbert, SC (Not my images below. Source)

3:45pm: Carol R.

4:15pm: Robyn L.

4:45pm: Susan J.

5:15pm: Jessica Cal.

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Sunday, November 6th: Palmetto Trail. Peak, SC (Not my images below. Source)

2:30pm: Jessica H.

3:30pm: Irish P.

4:00pm: Sarah Ko.

4:30pm: Ashleigh L.

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Saturday, November 12th: Irmo Town Park. Irmo

8:30am: Gina Stev

9:00am: Nicole M.

9:45am: Sarah V.

10:30am: Chollet H.

 

To sign up (starting September 8th at 8:30pm), text me 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. 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. You’ll be able to pick between a few different backdrops for a stylized setup with lots of Christmas/winter props. The kiddos won’t be able to look any cuter in their holiday outfits and even Christmas pajamas are fun to wear! These sessions will be $110 and held on the morning of November 5th and 6th,  info for sign-ups and backdrop options (the ones below are samples) will be coming soon!