About Me! Read the article published in Voyage Dallas about my photography business (located in Frisco, TX)!

I am excited to share that Voyage Dallas Magazine reached out to me to be a featured business and the article was just published (5/31/17)!

Read all about how I started in photography and view images from both sides of my business – did you know I shoot 2 different genres?! Yup! I have 2 different specialties which means 2 different business Facebook pages and Instagram accounts!

“Why?”, you ask… The two sides of my business are kept separate because they appeal to very different types of clientele (I’m so proud of both of them!), and who knows – maybe they will even mesh at some point. For now they are best kept separate, but I hope to be able to photograph some of my fitness clients’ maternity/birth/newborn images in the future OR maybe one of my birth/portrait work clients will get into health & fitness or sports and want to document their journey!

Click this link to read the full article & find out more about me and my specialties:
http://voyagedallas.com/interview/meet-kristin-ratterree-k-rae-images-frisco/

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Houston / Dallas Pet Photographer – Cerri and Argo Corgi dogs

Pet photography has grown over the years, but it’s still not as popular as people photography, is it? I don’t often just to get do shoots for animals but when I do, it’s both a challenge and an absolute blast. Every animal, dog cat or ?, seems to have a different personality and reacts differently to photos being taken. Here are some tips I’ve learned with pet photography that I utilize in my sessions:

Tip #1 – When coming on a pet photography photoshoot, please don’t forget to bring both toys and treats! Sometimes noises stop working and we need to get the animals to look in a certain direction or do something specific –> that’s when we need treats!

Tip #2 – Don’t choose a location where there are already a ton of distractions. Dogs, for example, are already easily distracted (squirrel!), and anything else around will just take their attention whether it be other animals, people, or who knows.

Tip #3 – Be prepared to get dirty and try to have fun during the shoot. Owners will probably be a little sweaty by the end of the shoot due to handling the animals and possibly even playing fetch while I focus on photography so make sure you are dressed appropriately and ready for a small (dare I say) workout.

Meet Cerri & Argo!

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To book pet photography in the Dallas or Houston areas: kristin@kraeimages.com

I serve:
Dallas locations: Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Little Elm, Carrollton, Prosper, Irving, and other areas; Houston locations: Katy, Cypress, Cinco Ranch, The Woodlands, Spring, and more; Will travel for shoots beyond these locations- will incur a travel fee in these cases.

Natural Light Maternity Photography – What to expect when you’re expecting… to do a pregnancy photoshoot with me!

This is an article for all moms or soon-to-be moms who are considering having maternity (pregnancy) photos taken. It’s a bit long but will provide great insight into maternity sessions!
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I’m kind of excited to get my thoughts down on paper (eh, well on a blog) around maternity photo sessions and what mom’s can expect. I’m sure you have all heard about the book “What to expect when you’re expecting” so I’m putting a spin on this to share my thoughts around what all you lovely mom’s can expect when you shoot with me!
{Note: I am located in Dallas, Texas, specifically around the Plano and Frisco areas, and I take photos all around the DFW metroplex. I travel often to Houston, TX and will also travel for clients willing to bring me out!}

Taking professional photos is a wonderful experience and a great way to capture this AMAZING time. It’s time to forget the cellphone photos that you may only post to a social media site here or there. Instead, it’s time to plan to have beautifully created, artistically edited photos done that you will treasure, want to BRAG about and even print to show off! I hear some mom’s saying “I already did it with my first” or “I may do it with my next one” but the time is now. If you did natural maternity portraits with your last one, maybe try a city scene, country set, or milk bath session (possibilities are endless). Your pregnancy experience will be different with every child so why not capture it?

The purpose of taking maternity photos is to document the wonderful transformation your body is going through, remember this special time & the feelings you have, and to celebrate the new life you are bringing into the world. I’m here to capture those details and emotions through my eyes (and lenses)! Once you realize that taking professional photos with me is totally! worth your hard earned money, you will start to understand the reason why right away. The goal of my photography business is to be able to provide a boutique and personally catered experience to all of my clients – and who doesn’t love being catered to?!

About K-Rae Images:

What you should realize that I’m 100% NOT:

  • working for a large company who is trying to get clients in and out
  • inside a mall selling quick 1, 2, 3 smile shots
  • making you buy 10 different sizes of the same image (like box stores do)
  • requiring you to provide your own maternity clothing

What I absolutely AM:

  • offering you a professional customized experience
  • providing you with different maternity gown options; you can always bring your own outfits if you prefer too! I may not have every gown you see because I have taken photos with other models and mom’s who purchase their own dresses but I do have 7+ to choose from in all different colors, coverage, and materials.
  • allowing you to select exactly what you want (you can choose to purchase digital images, prints, canvases, OR photo albums) & allowing you to select the sizes of products you want
  • going to spend quality time editing your photos to make sure they have my artistic touch and will display beautifully if printed (see before and after photo below)
  • using a professional photography lab to make sure the image colors and tones turn out exactly as intended
  • going to do my best to make your session enjoyable and memorable
  • ready to provide you with images that you will want to display and show people!

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Now that we got all of that out of the way, you should know that I absolutely love what I do. I have had a passion for photography since high school (developing film in a dark room), and I always strive to create something special. My favorite time to capture these types of images is between 28-35 weeks; however, everyone shows at different times and in different ways so we can plan your session around your figure.

Your photography experience with me will start BEFORE your actual session. I’ll send you information via e-mail, we will decide the perfect location for you, and we can even chat on the phone before your session. We can talk about outfit or maternity gown options, family members you want included in your photos (if any), and potential color schemes. Then you will arrive onsite, we will have a blast taking the photos (of course), and then the fun part…

You are invited to my home, or I can travel to yours, for a view and order session – this will be a fun time to review the proof (barely edited) images, talk through what you love and what you don’t and then make final selections. For those of you that are super busy or unable to sit down with me, you can view online. Your images will be placed in a private online gallery so you can view the proofs, favorite, make comments, etc. With the proofs, you will also get to see a few fully edited images to see my artistic transformation and envision how it would look on the rest of the images. During the in-person view and order session, you will be able to see and feel the different products I offer so you can truly understand the quality. For example, my canvases are fully backed and come ready to hang with tight corners and amazing print quality (no cheap-o canvases where you can see the boards on the back!).

After confirming your order and paying for the images, I will spend up to two weeks editing them and then as soon as they are ready, I will send you the digital images (if you purchased any) and then send off the others to the professional printing lab I use to create your new items to treasure!

I look forward to working with you and capturing some stunning images (and hopefully documenting either your birth story or newborn photos afterward!).

If you haven’t already booked a session with me (and have a belly you want to photograph), now is the time –> E-mail me: kristin@kraeimages.com

I hope you love these images, and feel free to write to me on the blog with any questions/comments!

I serve maternity photography clients in both Dallas, TX & Houston, TX and surrounding areas. I will travel outside of these locations for portrait sessions; however, a travel fee may be included.

Newborn Photography – Frisco, TX Newborn Photographer (Baby Boy)

Meet Namdar! We decided to keep his session very simple and sweet by using a neutral palette throughout. His parents came from Iran all the way to the US to have him, and he was such a good baby during the session. I decided to have a bit more fun with the props and do an Indian newborn feather headdress in a shot (to remember Texas) and then wrapped him up with a little teddy bear for some extra fun. When I gave him the bear he smiled too!

If you know someone wanting a creative Dallas newborn photography session, give them my information, and we will create something special to tell their story too ❤

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There’s something about the overall cream color in this shot below that makes me swoon. I wonder what color combinations I’ll try next –> what are your favorite colors to see with a newborn?

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2017 Maternity Photography – Houston, TX – Dog Maternity Photos

What a beautiful couple these two are! I have actually known them most of my life and SURPRISE! I introduced them to each other and now they are married and expecting their first child. You can’t appreciate doing photos for a close friend much more than I did with Brooke and Brad. And… to put the cherry on top, they are waiting to find out the sex of the baby! Gender reveal will be during their birth photography shoot that I plan to drive down for! I absolutely love them both and can’t wait to meet their little one. As a photographer residing in Dallas, TX but with family in Houston, it’s such a good position to be able to travel home for a photoshoot and also see family at the same time. Congrats Brooke, Brad, and baby ❤

They did a double session: First part was at a natural location in the outskirts of Houston, TX and the second was in their home with their 2 furry family members. It’s always a hoot taking dog maternity photos and having them lick mama’s belly to get the shot!

Brook and Brad Maternity Blog
Natural Light Maternity Photographer
Brooke Indoor Dog Maternity Photos
At Home Maternity Photoshoot