London Family Mini Session | Plano, TX Family Photographer

Mini sessions during the holiday season are always so much fun for me. I get the chance to take photos for many different people, from couples to families and even pets. This allows me to grab a variety of shots in a pretty short time frame. Plus, let’s face it, families with little ones can’t always last a whole hour anyway so you really have to leverage the “focused” time you can get!

Here’s a collage of photos from my holiday photo session in Plano, TX with the London Family. They are returning clients, and their girls are all so full of life!

They went with red, white, and navy as their color scheme, and I brought along my navy quilt to accent their photos.

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Family holiday mini session collage – Texas family photographer

K-Rae Images is a boutique photography business located in Frisco, Texas and serving Dallas and surrounding areas.

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Fall Mini Sessions are here – Limited Dates | Plano, TX Family Photographer

Fall Mini Sessions are here!

(*Limited dates – Only 4 time slots each day)
Dallas family and child photographer – located in the Plano & Frisco area.

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*** These sessions are $225 and include a 20 minute session and 8 professionally edited Digital Images in color. You will have the option to purchase additional images after viewing your gallery. To book, you will be asked to pay a $75 non-refundable deposit via PayPal with the remainder due at time of session. If we need to reschedule due to weather we will easily arrange for this. ***

COST: $225 ($75 due to book with the remainder due at time of session)
WHO: Mini sessions are for anyone – Families, couples, maternity, kids, pets
WHAT YOU GET: Playdate with the family/significant other/children/pets, 8 Digital Images (you can print/post), Private online viewing gallery to select your images, option to purchase additional items
WHEN: Friday, November 3rd & Saturday, November 4th Only (Session start times will be assigned between 4:50-6:20pm; 4 slots available each day)
WHERE: The location for these sessions will be in Plano, TX (Detailed directions will be given after booking)

DETAILS: My goal is to capture the fun emotions and love amongst your family members or between you and your significant other – the sessions will have some posed shots looking right into the camera but the rest will be more playful and natural. I want your family to be yourself and interact with each other! In fact, if you have kids, it’s best NOT to tell your kids it’s a photoshoot but rather a family play date outside (there’s even a playground on site that you can all have fun at after the shoot). I’ll give some direction during our shoot, but it will mostly be 20 minutes of fun with your family. Once booked, I’ll send a password to my private blog post with more details, a what to wear guide, and link to my clothing inspiration page.

If you have any questions, simply reply via email or send me a text.

***These mini sessions are NOT for extended family groups, they are for immediate families with up to 6 people total, couples, kids, or pets. If your immediate family is larger than 6 people, please contact me before booking.***

I look forward to meeting you  ❤
– Kristin

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“Every good and perfect gift is from above” – James 1:17

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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.

Wegrzyn Family & 1st birthday | K-Rae Images Richardson, TX Photographer

As soon as I met the Wegrzyn family, I could see the love they have for their kids – they were so sweet together. Can you believe that this session was their first time to ever hire a professional photographer?!

Happy 1st birthday Jimmy – hope it was a great one!

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Dondalski Family | The Colony, TX Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing a sweet little family this week with another photographer and friend, Lorena. Although the father was unable to make the photo-shoot,  we had a good time on a very beautiful day capturing the personalities that were present. Toddlers can be a little more difficult to keep up with (making for a good slice of exercise for the day) but if you do, some great moments can be captured.

Here are some of the images from the day…

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