Katie Tillman Photography: Blog https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Katie Tillman Photography katiegtillman@gmail.com (Katie Tillman Photography) Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:19:00 GMT Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:19:00 GMT https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u64655937-o238159123-50.jpg Katie Tillman Photography: Blog https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog 120 120 Haircut Time | Natchez Storytelling Family Photographer https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/11/haircut-time-documentary-family-photographer Haircuts. Regular occurrences in most people's lives, right? So, I bring my camera occasionally when my kids get haircuts. And the times I bring it, it ALWAYS pays off. Well, most of the time. There have been times when it stayed in my bag, like the time that there were more tears falling than hair on the floor. What's so scary about a first haircut? Giant scissors coming at a tiny wiggly person sitting in a chair that is five times too large on a giant black rectangle booster.... that's normal, right? Not to little ones. But by the time kids get out of diapers, at least my kids, all they want to know is what treat do they get afterwards. After they attempt sitting still watching an iPad with their favorite movie on it, sneaking glances in the mirror of themselves and the lady behind them with that serious look on her face, and with their mouth closed so as to not eat flying hair. Candy, treat, anything you want, just BE STILL. Any moms with me? 


Here are a few photos of my kiddos getting their summer cut back in May when school let out. (Yeah I'm super behind on blogging.) 


Thanks to my sweet friend and stylist, Meghan at C'est Jolie Salon in Natchez, MS for always being patient with my littles! 

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Faith Anne & Perfect | Mississippi Storytelling Photographer https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/8/faith-anne-perfect Storytelling sessions are my absolute favorite!

Have I said that before? Every family has a story. I love love LOVE photographing candid moments and showing families the beautiful and special everyday details I find in the seemingly ordinary things they do.

This sweet family wanted to capture their afternoon routine with their daughter and her horse named Perfect. Despite the late July heat, we had so much fun. I have to say it was a perfectly awesome afternoon ;) 


Slideshow link :: http://slideshows.katietillmanphotography.com/faith-anne-perfect


I am currently booking storytelling sessions through the fall at an Introductory Rate.

Contact me HERE for more info! 

Booking Fall 2017 sessions now! 

Email: katietillmanphotography@gmail.com

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Jack | Newborn Lifestyle session https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/7/jack-newborn-lifestyle-session Newborns melt my heart each and every time I photograph one! Being able to observe the special care taken by the parents and siblings of their new precious gift in the first few weeks of life is magical. This little guy was also extra special because I had photographed his big sister when she was a tiny wee one too. Seeing sweet little people in front of my lens again and again is truly one of my favorite things about being a photographer! Congrats again sweet friends on gorgeous baby Jack! 

Slideshow of some favorites: http://slideshows.katietillmanphotography.com/jack-newborn 


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Saturday on the Homochitto River https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/7/saturday-on-the-homochitto-river A quick little adventure || A couple of saturdays ago, we drove to pick our oldest up from summer camp. On the way back, we made a spontaneous stop at the Homochitto River next to Highway 98. I was ready to get home, but when my husband suggested it and then mentioned to me that my camera was in the car (he knew how to get to me), I was more excited than I normally would have been to make a stop on a hot sunny July Saturday in the south. We stayed only 30-40 minutes, but enough time so that everyone had fun, relaxed, skipped rocks, and cooled off for sure. (Until we had to race across the fiery hot sand and back to the car where we had one clean towel between all of us and not enough dry clothes!) It was an adventure for sure. I put together my favorites in a slideshow below. 

Slideshow: http://slideshows.katietillmanphotography.com/saturday-on-the-homochitto-river



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Sweet Ronnie Anne https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/7/sweet-ronnie-anne Catching up on some blogging this week! I have loved watching this sweet girl grow through photographing her family several times during the last 8 months. This session was done at her home in late February and in celebration of her first birthday. The adorable-ness speaks for itself :) 

Booking now for this fall!

Contact me for details on fall session availability. 


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Backyard Bubble Fun | Mississippi Family Photographer https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/7/backyard-bubble-fun-natchez-family-photographer These three rarely all play with the same toy together or do exactly the same activity at the same time. It was a different story the day we pulled out the bubble machine. More, more, more was what they told each other. The oldest refilled and they were all in awe at how many bubbles were coming out (as was I)!  

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The Whites | Storytelling Session https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/6/the-whites-storytelling-session Recently I spent a fun Saturday morning with two adorable little boys and their parents doing their regular Saturday stuff that they do. The boys had breakfast, played, went swinging, squeezed in a little patio pool-time... you know, had some good ole toddler fun (complete with a few fits and one brand new forehead scrape). I loved capturing this sweet family doing real life. No directing, posing, or look-at-me smiles, just honest moments. There is so much to celebrate finding the beauty in everyday moments. Don't let these days pass you by. We all know that time goes by faster and faster as our children age. Now is the time. Think about a Storytelling Session for you or your family with Katie Tillman Photography. I would LOVE to help you make it happen :)

Slideshow: http://slideshows.katietillmanphotography.com/thewhites

Below are some favorites from my Storytelling Session with the Whites:


Thank you for visiting! Come back soon!

Contact me for more information on storytelling sessions. 


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Surprise Engagement Party | Natchez Mississippi Photographer https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/6/happy-day Engagements are exciting, right?!

 Well... imagine there's a surprise party waiting for the happy couple moments after HE pops the question and SHE says YES! So. Much. Fun. The surprise was a success! I had a blast meeting these two sweet people and capturing this fun evening with two great families and their super awesome friends, some of whom came a long way to be here. Wishing these two much happiness!



Contact me for your next event! 


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A New Venture | My First Video Project https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/5/everyday-moments Photographs freeze a moment in time. I love still photos and always will. But what if you want to feel what those moments were like years from now? See the connections in action, the relationships, the small details, hear the sweet voices of your children talking and laughing, all those special little things that you never want to forget the sound of or the feelings you felt in that moment. I am so excited to be learning to shoot video using my DSLR camera! (This is the camera I also take your photos with)! I have been filming everyday moments with my family over the past few weeks. 

Below is my first project. Please let me know what you think in the comments below! 




Thanks for stopping by!



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The Many Faces of John :) | 4 months old https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/4/john-4-months I am so in love with my newest nephew. He is seriously the most perfect little thing and has the BEST smile! For his 4 month photos, I got my lens on this sweet happy baby. And I have to say- the facial expressions he gave us were adorable and hilarious all at the same time. See for yourself ;)

And then Daddy jumped in for a few .....


Mommy brushing his sweet hair during a diaper change :)



Now booking May and June!

Beautiful time of year for photos!



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The Blakeneys https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/4/the-blakeneys Finally catching up on some wayyy overdue blogging! Several weeks ago I traveled to Mobile (my hometown) for some photo sessions! I really really love photographing repeat clients. I love seeing how much the kiddos have grown and getting to catch up with the families again. The Blakeneys have two of the sweetest, most precious, little people I know, and it was so much fun to see them again for a portrait mini-session. They needed some updated photos of their adorable babies, so that's what we did. Below are a few favorites:





Now booking for May and June!

Contact me for travel availability!

Portrait sessions and Documentary sessions. Inquire for more information. 


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Family portrait session in Mobile https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/3/family-session-in-mobile Mobile, Alabama is a beautiful southern city with lots of history and so much beauty. It was also a great place to grow up. Late one Sunday afternoon in February, I met my precious nephews and their parents at a beautiful park for a lifestyle portrait session. These boys are the sweetest most adorable little blue-eyed brothers, and they have the most genuine and loving parents. I seriously seriously seriously love these people. 

Favorites below.... (And don't miss the slideshow!)

Click to play the Slideshow:

And more... because I can't help it!

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Sunday Funday {with the H family} https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/3/a-day-in-the-life-with-the-h-family Spending a Sunday afternoon on the Fairhope Beach in February with one of my best friends growing up was way too much fun. Add in her funny, adorable, laid-back, beautiful family and I almost couldn't stand it. You know when you see photos of your old friend's children on instagram or facebook and you think, they are so cute!?  Well... getting to hear their cute voices and watch them interact with each other made my whole year. We approached this session mostly as a documentary session. For the most part, I did not direct them to do anything. Any individual smiles at the camera were because these girls loved the camera, not because i asked them to :) Give me a shout if you enjoy documentary photography like I do. It has become my favorite genre of photography to shoot. I'll be booking more Day in the Life sessions soon.

Here is a slideshow of some favorites from Fairhope in February:

Shoot me an email if you'd like more information about my documentary sessions. Would love to hear from you! katietillmanphotography@gmail.com

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Silhouettes on the Bluff https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/2/silhouettes-on-the-bluff Natchez is beautiful. So many places to explore and so much character in this sweet Mississippi town we call home. The kids and I were all in the car the other afternoon late and decided to go drive "Under the Hill" as we sometimes do just to see the Mississippi River and the bridge up close. As we headed toward the bluff (and I saw the amazing sunset sky) I made a detour and went home for my camera. We went back to play with silhouettes. The kids loved running in the grass near the bluff and I loved catching quick shots of them with the gorgeous painted sky behind them. What was a quick 10-minute stop turned into a really fun photo series. Have you ever tried shooting to get a silhouette? If not, try it! So fun! My favorites are below.


Booking now for February and March.

Email katietillmanphotography@gmail.com for the latest offerings!

See you soon!

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Backyard Fun in January https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/2/backyard-fun-in-january Winter in the South can be anything including cold, snow (rare), possible tornado, rain, or it can be a sunny and breezy 80 degrees. I am all for the warm weather, and so are my children. They do not love playing outside when it's cold- but when it's warm, it's a different story! Documenting them freely playing is hands-down my favorite thing to do. I love how their personalities shine through and show who they are, and the images reveal what they are like at these ages. I know I'll look back on all these photos and be so happy I have them. And of course, I'll probably wish they were this little again :)


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Bee + Lash Families https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/1/the-bee-lash-family December was a whirlwind of fun family sessions. Some were last-minute Christmas card sessions, other were like this one- families in town getting together for the holidays. I photographed this sweet family two days before Christmas while they were in town from North Carolina. With such a gorgeous backdrop for photos, the misty weather couldn't even come close to ruining our day! This december morning was so relaxed and easy, and gosh aren't these two little boys the cutest?! Below are some favorites from our time together.

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Duncan Park mini-session with my three :) https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/1/duncan-park-mini-session-with-my-three Last friday afterschool, the kids and I headed out to Duncan Park. I brought my camera to attempt to get a few photos with all three of them in it! The weather was great and they had a blast.


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The Rayborn Family https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/1/the-rayborn-family Finally getting some time to blog some fall sessions!

I love photographing my friends and their families. The Rayborns wanted a certain fall look, so both Amber and I searched until we came upon something she loved (she found it in the dark the night before the session!) Thank you to the generous family that let us borrow their perfect spot for this family photo session. Mom and dad were so easy-going the whole time and although this sweet girl started out a little shy, after she warmed up I found out she actually loves the camera :)


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The Smith Family https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2017/1/the-smith-family This sibling pair brings a smile to my face anytime I see them around town! So much cuteness! It's been three years since I last photographed the Smiths, and they were ready for some updated portraits! The kids have grown so much since our last session but they still LOVE the camera. It's always fun to photograph repeat clients. Here's a preview of their recent session high on the bluff.  (And a special flashback to 2013 at the bottom!)



And these two sweet siblings back in 2013!



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The Gay Family https://www.katietillmanphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-gay-family This family was so much fun to photograph. I have known Shay since highschool and she has always given out a positive, happy vibe, and is a joy to be around. The Gays have a gorgeous home surrounded by beautiful land, and I was excited to take their photos there yesterday. Despite rescheduling for rainy weather more than once, we finally had to settle for a cold, dreary, cloudy day with a few mists thrown in... because December 25th is coming and Christmas cards are of the utmost importance, right?! Of course!! But the weather didn't stop us! The boys could not have been more adorable, and they were cracking me up the whole time.  Some of my favorites are below.






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