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My favorite parenting quote is “the days are long but the years are short.”  As a mom of three, I know how it feels to blink and a year has passed. The kids grew so quickly that before you know it, your baby is getting on the bus for his first day of school.  Soon all you can do is reminisce over abandoned toys, macaroni ornaments, and photographs.  By booking a photo session with Katie Smith, a family photographer in Mebane NC, you preserve the fun, the love, and the memories that you treasure long after the children have outgrown their blankies and favorite stuffed animals.  


Family bonding time

When you choose a location your family loves, the photo session becomes a fun family outing.  Your family might feel at home walking the streets of downtown or getting back to nature at one of our local parks.  Full length portrait sessions are an hour and a half long to give plenty of time for cuddles, piggyback rides, or skipping rocks on the river. With eight years experience in photographing families, I know that kid sessions require fun, creativity, patience, and maybe a lollipop or two.

Family Photographer in Mebane captures real smiles, bear hugs, and perfectly posed portraits

My style is a relaxed posing that easily transitions into natural moments that keep kids smiling and Mom looking great.  Between picture perfect poses, I’ll capture the candid moments full of the personalities that you love.

Families like yours

A great family portrait captures the true essence of your family.  I take great care to customize poses and sessions to reflect genuine personalities and relationships.  Whether you have toddlers or teenagers, wild child or wallflower, your child will be the star of the show and free to express themselves.

I’ve had the privilege of photographing children with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and ADHD.   I love working with children and adults of all abilities. If your child requires special considerations such as wheelchair-accessibility or sensory friendly environment, please let me know.

Moms-to-be should book maternity portraits for 32-36 weeks of pregnancy.  You’ll be filling out those maternity tops beautifully while still having the energy to create a variety of poses.  Feel free to book the session just for yourself or as a couple/family portrait session!

Babies are best photographed in the first two weeks as newborns.  After the newborn stage, milestones make fun portraits.  Unassisted sitting, standing, and walking are great milestones to capture.  If you’re already teary-eyed from the thought of how fast baby will grow, contact me about a “Baby’s First Year” plan that includes four mini sessions to document these precious memories.family photographer in mebane nc provides cool photo gifts

Invest in your memories with portraits by Katie Smith, Family Photographer in Mebane NC

Your $150 session retainer includes:

  • 1.5 hour photo session at your favorite location with 30miles of Mebane, NC
    • I travel to Greensboro, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Pittsboro for no extra fee.  A small travel fee applies to photo sessions outside the thirty mile radius.
  • 25 unique proofs to choose from
  • Personalized ordering appointment with expert guidance on displaying your photos

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.  If you do not love your proofs, your session retainer will be refunded in full.

Mebane Family Photographer offers Wall GalleriesMaking life easier, one print at a time

Decorating your walls shouldn’t be a hassle.  With Designer Wall Galleries, you won’t have to search Pinterest for hours to find the perfect layout. There’s 33 different arrangements to fit any wall.

All our wall art is ready to hang.  You can choose from a framed print or one of three frameless options: canvas, metal, or mural mount.  Each piece of wall art includes the corresponding digital file.

Sample book by family photographer in mebane ncIf you prefer to keep all your photos together, our albums will look beautiful on the coffee table or displayed on an easel.

There is no order minimum and you only buy the portraits that speak to your heart.  With our Create Your Own Collection, you’ll be able to order exactly what you need.  Most clients choose to invest $500-1500 in their wall art and albums.

Ready to book a session with Katie Smith, family photographer in Mebane NC?

Creating your perfect family portrait starts before I pick up the camera.   Call 336-675-5252 to book your complimentary consultation.    This important meet and greet over coffee allows me to get to know you and your family.  We will talk clothing, location, and schedule your portrait session.

What moms are saying about Katie Smith, family photographer in Mebane NC

Little boy on a train by family photographer in Mebane NC


“Katie takes the most amazing photos. She was able to capture my son’s personality in the shots. She was so great with him that every time I tell him its time to take pictures, he asks if Katie can do them.”

Kids running in grass by Family Photographer in Mebane NC“Katie has a fantastic eye and is great with the kids.  I firmly believe that capturing your family is one of the best investments that you can make and I am happy we made an investment in Katie. ”