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Kristen and Rick, maternity

These photos are of an incredible couple, who were incredible clients 8 years ago. Since then, they have become life long friends of ours. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see such a worthy couple be blessed with such a gift… a sweet baby girl. If she looks anything like her mamma, this will be one beautiful baby.

About a year and a half ago, we had the privilege of adding Kristen to the Kortnee Kate team! She’s a gem and we feel incredibly lucky to have her.These guys started dating in junior high! They have an amazing love story to share with this little one….Kristen, you truly are a beautiful prego!

Now, poor Kristen and Rick are our good friends. So, that means when they ask us to photograph them, my whole family ends up there. And things like this happen…

But, it does keep the real smiles comin’!

… and to get this lovely photo…..….. I had to dodge my husband AND my 9 year old. NICE. It’s a good thing these two love us.This might be my fav…We were SO thankful to get a perfect evening full of perfect light.We couldn’t make it stop… so we just went with it.;)Oh, my husband….

Hi pretty girl in standing in some pretty light…They’re a little excited about this whole thing.:)hahaha! When I was this pregnant Ted would have definitely given me away for free!When you’re 8 months pregnant, a sense of humor is always in order!The sun went down and I couldn’t resist a classic silhouette. While they were patiently waiting for me to determine whether or not this was “the spot” for the shot, baby girl starting kicking. Perfect timing to capture a perfect moment…

We love you Rick and Kristen! Thank you for always being such incredibly loyal friends. We can’t wait to meet the newest member of your family! MWAH!

Check out their PASS gallery for their full session! http://kortneekate.pass.us/kloth/ 

Stephanie McguffeyApril 5, 2014 - 10:01 am

Kortnee, these are such perfect photographs. I love the one of her alone in the woods– just breathtaking. Kristen, I am so happy for you and Rick. I can tell in these pictures that you are both so in love with her already. Congratulations!

JennyBZApril 5, 2014 - 10:22 am

These are GORGEOUS!!! The light is amazing and of course Kristen looks super fab, she always does. I can’t pick a favorite, every time I tried the next one was just too pretty. Beautiful beautiful job as always kortnee, Kristen and rick I’m so excited for you! This little lady is luck to have you as parents! Big love!! xxxxxx

RoxyApril 5, 2014 - 11:52 am

Love love and more love!

AlyssaApril 10, 2014 - 8:04 am

AMAZING!!! It took me forever just to think of the word AMAZING… i was completely speechless from these photos. Even made me tear up!! Kristen and Rick are dear friends of mine and I am beyond excited for them. They are going to be wonderful parents and this little girl is going to be gorgeous just like her momma. IN love. Fabulous work from Kortnee as always :o)

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C.E. and Hazel, the legacy project

After several attempts to write this blog post, I have found that I’ve been spending more time deleting than writing. Typically, I know exactly what I want to say. But in this case, I will leave most of the talking to Hazel and C.E. In a minute, you’ll know why.

Ted and I got married really young. Well, really young for our generation that is. I was 19, and he had just turned 21. We knew everyone thought we were nuts when he proposed on the second date and we were married 6 months later. As in most areas of my life, I began to realize there were plenty of others who shared our story, but they are typically over the age of 70!

Lets all be honest, marriage can be tough. It’s really easy to have thoughts of giving up. It’s easy to sit in marital complacency and assume that’s where all married couples sit. When I hear incredible love stories of people who have made the journey and are reaping unbelievable benefits because of it, I get inspired. I get excited. I get motivated and the love I have for my own husband grows. I hope that is what this video does for you.

Welcome to the beginning of a personal project I have been working on for a long time I call, the Legacy Project. I have always been incredibly passionate about story telling. For me, interviewing these incredible couples fulfills a deep desire of mine to not only bring hope to couples, but to remind everyone of the value and joy that, listening to someone who has a lifetime of stories to tell can bring.

Please share this video with a couple you know may be struggling a bit… or a couple who is preparing for their wedding day… or someone who may just need a reminder that some people really do spend their whole lives together. An incredible love story passed down from generation to generation has to begin with someone. Ted and I are committed to giving our kids that story to tell. A story just like C.E. and Hazels.
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Sadly, C.E passed away recently and this video was played at his services last week. I was honored to have this sweet legacy of love to share with their family. What an incredible gift to hand down.
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P.S. My favorite part is the look on his face when she says how quickly they got engaged and how proud he looks when he thoughtfully says, “thank you.” Enjoy…..

If you are interested in having your grandparent or parents story documented, send us an email for more information.

Thank you to the family of C.E. and Hazel for allowing me to share….

Kortnee Kate

Holly JonesMarch 18, 2014 - 9:34 am

My grandparents are quite possibly the most adorable and funny couple in Cincinnati if you are still looking

Karen BrenningMarch 18, 2014 - 10:58 am

Precious Kort!!! Ron and I got married really young too, I was 18, he had just turned 22. I just love that we have those “childhood” years together! Sign us up to document our story in about 20 years!!! ☺️ Love what you and Ted are doing!!!!! xoxo
Karen

Jessica PlummerMarch 18, 2014 - 11:10 am

Such a sweet story! I was thinking of my grandparents who have been married 55 years now, and then she said their wedding date it surprised me as my grandparents got married December 27th as well! :) And they had only known each other since the summer.
What a great project! I am sure my grandparents and family would love to do this as well.
I see Holly Jones^^ is in Cincinnati, my grandparents are about an hour north of hers!

JesszwoMarch 18, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Goodness, how adorable!! Love this so much, Kortnee. I can picture your happy face while making this. :)

Rachel SteckMarch 18, 2014 - 2:09 pm

This is so sweet. What a wonderful keepsake for the family. Thank you so much for sharing this hilarious couple. My condolences to the family for the loss of C.E. – what a character!
xoxo
Rachel

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Sarah and David, engaged!

This session is part of my, “catch up on the blog” series! I get a bit fried during the on season when we are shooting most evenings and weekends so the blog takes a bit of a hit! I am excited to go backwards and share a lot of our 2013 fun with you!

David and Sarah were married last month so their beautiful wedding will make its way to the blog soon. In the meantime, I had to put their incredibly fun spirits on display. I can’t begin to tell you how entertaining this session was! We laughed so much and really got to know one another. It made for a seamless wedding day that had the feel of photographing a wedding for two of my closest friends. But, I am pretty sure that’s how they make everyone feel…. like closest friends.

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