Mebane Mother’s Day Portraits

Mebane Mother’s Day Portraits

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to think about the perfect gift. After all the times she’s been there for you, give her the gift of quality time together.

In April and May, Katie Smith Photography celebrates motherhood with this limited edition portrait experience.  You’ll receive a portrait session for two in our studio near Downtown Mebane. During your session, you both will feel like models posing for portraits full of beauty and grace. Perfect for capturing the mother and daughter bond! After the session, you can casually stroll Mebane’s Clay Street while I prepare for your same-day ordering session. During your ordering experience, you’ll be able to take your time viewing images and choosing the ones that speak to your heart. Within two weeks of ordering, you’ll receive your portraits.

As a bonus, if you book two sessions -one for you and your mother, the other for you and your child- you’ll receive complimentary session time for three generation portraits.

Your portrait experience begins at only $99 for your portrait session and 8×10 fine art print. Book now to reserve your session time.

To book, fill out the form below or call 336-675-5252

Additional Information

Mother’s Day portrait sessions can also be booked Thursday-Saturday during the months of April and May for regular price.

Session fee does not include digital files.  Digital files and additional prints are available for purchase.


3 Month Baby Portraits in Mebane, NC

3 Month Baby Portraits in Mebane, NC

I met this family last year for a maternity portrait session in Durham, NC.  I loved getting to know them and I was really excited to see them again for their son’s three month portraits.

When they walked into the studio, my first thought was “Wow, he looks just like his daddy!” My second thought was how much I loved his hair.

When Mom pulled these sunglasses from the diaper bag, I knew something adorable was about to happen. The sunglasses with that serious face makes me smile every time I see it.

3 month old baby wearing sunglasses

Katie Smith Photography has a cozy home studio located a half mile from Downtown Mebane.

When not photographing adorable babies and their parents, Katie Smith enjoys visiting Alamance County’s parks and trying out local ice cream parlors.

Want your baby’s milestones captured?  We recommend sessions at 2 weeks old, 3 months old, 6 months old, and 12 months old. Our Grow With Me plan is perfect for capturing all these beautiful milestones. Email for more information.


Your Guide to Professional Headshots

Your Guide to Professional Headshots

You want to make a great first impression on your customers. You dress right, you practice your speech, and you have a great handshake.  However, thanks to websites like LinkedIn and Facebook, your profile photo can be your first impression. What impression are you giving?

When a customer sees your photo, they’ll subconsciously ask themselves these questions:

  • Will they like you?
  • Do you look friendly and approachable?
  • Are you professional? Do you look competent at your job?
  • Do you appear trustworthy?

If your photo isn’t friendly or professional, you might miss the opportunity because it even gets a chance to knock!

How to Prepare for a Professional Headshot Session

What makes a great headshot?

Like most things, you’ll know it when you see it but how can you make sure it’ll be great before you see it? It starts with making sure you look your best- taking care of your skin, dressing in a way that represents your brand- and ends with a photographer that can capture your spirit.

A great headshot is not a selfie, a vacation photo, or your family portrait.


Most importantly, wear clothes that make you feel comfortable and confident. Don’t be concerned about your shoes since they won’t appear in the photos.

Most men and women wear blazers over button up shirts or blouses. If this doesn’t fit your brand, you’ll still want to wear long sleeves.

Long sleeves helps the viewer’s eye be drawn to your face.

Solid colors and textures photograph best. Avoid busy patterns to keep the customer’s focus on your face.

Consider the impact of your clothing’s colors.  Red ties and blazers project self-confidence and power. Yellow ties show optimism and outgoing friendliness but not considered professional. Black ties and dresses are very formal or can be too solemn. Burgundy and navy are classic tie colors that you can’t go wrong with.

If you will be wearing glasses when meeting customers, you should be wearing them in your professional headshot. Avoid reflective and transitional lenses.  If possible, bring a set of frames without lenses to prevent glare and refraction.

Skin & Hair

Make your salon or barbershop appointment about a week before picture day. Now is not the right time to try a new style so stick with your current look.

Ladies, don’t overdo it on the makeup. Keep your natural every day look. Save the heavy makeup for glamour portraits.

Men, avoid stubble by shaving an hour before your photo session.

Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and get your beauty sleep so you feel refreshed and ready to show off your dazzling smile.

What to Bring

*lint roller

*hair brush/spray

*make up for touch ups

*oil absorbing sheets

*Props- this is really only important if you have a certain object the pertains to your work, such as I do with my camera.


With Katie Smith Photography, all our images are retouched. Our typical retouching include whitening teeth, brightening eyes, and removing blemishes and stray hairs.

before and after retouching

Excessive retouching such as removing birthmarks, tattoos, braces, and wrinkles from clothing will incur an additional $50 retouching fee.


Before your headshot session, we’ll have a quick 10 minute phone consultation to go over your professional headshot needs. What business will you be representing? What emotions do you want to convey? Do you need to look strong and powerful or more laidback and friendly? Do you have any particular concerns about your appearance? By communicating all your questions and concerns, I’ll be able to help your create an attention-grabbing headshot that will help you stand out from your competition.