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See you soon: Fort Hood Homecoming Photographer

I don’t like calling these ‘Goodbye’ sessions, even ‘pre-deployment’ sounds so stiff and sad. Maybe “Last Hurrah!” or something would sound better because these sessions are anything but sad! A pre-deployment family session isn’t about the upcoming emotions that military families will be feeling. It’s about the now. It’s about all the best memories and the fun times. It’s about remembering what the military member has to come home to.

I met this fun and very happy family at Chalk Ridge Falls for their session .  This mom has quickly became one of my favorite people around here.  I know she’s going to be a strong mother to these guys during the deployment.  I don’t know what it’s like to deal with deployment with older children but I know she can handle it.  My heart definitely goes out to them and I can’t wait to photograph the homecoming when it comes time.

Mandatory disclaimer:
The photos and other content of this publication do not constitute or imply any endorsement or recommendation by the Department of Defense.

Katie Smith is a participating photographer in the Operation: Love Reunited organization.
This organization provides photography to military members facing deployment.
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Brothers: Copperas Cove Photographer

I’ve met this mom and the youngest boy before and I’m so glad she came back to see me.  This time, we met at Ogletree Gap in Copperas Cove for family pictures. Getting to meet all four of them was wonderful.  They are so photogenic and the boys are redheads (little known fact: I love red hair).  I love the warm, fall colors of their outfits that go beautifully with the colors in the park.   It was a dream session even if I wore the littlest guy out.

Thanks so much, P family, for having me take your family portraits!

Katie Smith is a family and couples photographer serving the Central Texas area.
She loves photographing families cuddling, hugging, and just enjoying each other’s company.
Fall is her favorite season.  She loves hot chocolate.  And she wants you to email her at for your next photo session.
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Pittsboro Photographer: Christmas Mini Sessions

If you’re the type that doesn’t even want to think about Christmas until December, you might want to close your eyes and cover your ears!

I’ve been brainstorming this session since the summer and I’m so excited to see it come to life.  The kids were adorable in their Christmas jammies and completely suprised me by prefering to play with the ornaments over my beloved reindeer (these reindeer have been a Christmas tradition since my childhood).

Once again, I owe The Baby’s Room a huge thank you for allowing me to use their store as my studio.  Angela was awesome at keeping me on track and greeting everyone as they came in.

Love this set up?  Hate that you missed out on the fun? I’ll be hosting a round two on December 8th.  Email me for to book your spot.