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2018: Year in Review

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2018 Was An Amazing Year

In reflection, I am so incredibly thankful for those of you reading this who supported my business this year. You have made such a difference in my life and my family’s life, and I cannot thank you enough!

God delivered so many blessings as both a photographer and a mother throughout 2018. As most know, Austin and I welcomed Evelyn into our family in August. She is seriously an angel baby!! Her big brother’s keep us very busy and half-sane, but they adore her and we couldn’t ask for much more than that. Amidst pregnancy, military life, and business running, we made time to travel to visit more of this beautiful continent.  Jumping ahead to a goal I have in 2019: I do hope to document our travels via blog, filled with itineraries and accommodation suggestions, plus tips when traveling with kids, for the sake of both memories and of course for those who may want to plan their own Euro trip someday, with or without little ones.

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Looking Ahead to 2019

My family is due for a move to a new location in late spring/early summer. We do not have any specifics yet (imagine that, fellow military friends!!) but we are anticipating returning to America. I will remain open for business in Germany into the new year, with a limited number of clients.  I will be visiting home in Pennsylvania from January to February, and plan to close my doors here in Germany around May 15, 2019. In addition to this, I am also enrolled in a 12-month business journey with one of my favorite professional photographers, and I could not be more excited to dive further into my  photography journey through this course.

Although the exact location of where my business will end up in 2019 is unknown, I could not be more overjoyed to meet more friends in the future, wherever that will be!

 

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In Reflection

This year, I photographed a total of 40 sessions and 1 wedding! WHEW! I loved every second of every session. I am humbled beyond belief that 11 of those were repeat clients from either 2017 or earlier in 2018. You guys, I cannot tell you how this makes me feel! Thank you times a million for trusting me again and again with you and your loved ones behind my camera. You instill confidence and commitment in my heart, and I am so genuinely thankful.

Speaking of weddings, I have to elaborate on the wedding I photographed in October. That day changed my life! Most folks reading this probably do not know the reason why I even became interested in photography 5 years ago. The truth is that it was a result of my own wedding! When I received my wedding photographs and digital images back from my wedding photographer, I realized that that was a joy that I also wanted to share with others. It wasn’t until my mother-in-law gifted my husband and I a Canon T3i DSLR  two months later, that I began to put that thought/dream into action. I was COMPLETELY oblivious to the fact that digital photography was growing and evolving drastically around me, and how much work, time, sacrifice, equipment, and adequate education in the field was required to be successful. I happily accepted all of that and paved my own way into the world of photography, while sorting out the first few years of marriage, a growing family, and a relocation from Colorado to Germany.

Running this business is hard work, but it almost doesn’t feel it, only because I enjoy it so much. I feel blessed to exercise my passion in a professional business setting and to have success doing so in a foreign country while raising little people!

Photographing Danielle and Alex’s wedding this October was such a milestone for me because it brought me back to my initial love and craving for wedding photography specifically. I look forward to having more such opportunities in the future, and cannot wait to further develop my technical skills and share the joy I felt on my own wedding day as a bride, and the joy while working at Danielle’s as a photographer!

Thank You

To all of the families, couples, seniors, and little ones that booked sessions with me throughout 2018: THANK YOU! I feel as though I have new friendships with you all and have loved seeing you again in and around our tiny corner of the world here in Germany!

Sincere thanks goes to my husband, Austin, for his patience, wisdom, and support in every way when it comes to being a photographer’s second eye in many, many different ways throughout the year and throughout my journey as a photographer 😘.

To my family and friends, especially those stateside, who encourage me and my goals: I love you all!

Highlights

Below are SOME highlights from my amazing clients this past year. If posted every single favorite, you would be scrolling until 2020, so I had to draw the line and only post a few favorites from each session.

Again, thank you so very much to all of YOU, and I hope to run into you all again before we move in late spring 2019. To keep up with me and special announcements, be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook!

Cheers to a blessed and healthy 2019!

Frohes Neues Jahr!

 

All The Babes…

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I kicked off 2018 with Maison and Marlee. My first set of twins, and so squishy!

 

@Kaitlyn Heacock Photography Next was baby Meredith. I LOVED this in-home session with Matthew, Jennifer and Meredith. You’re going to see Meredith again later in this post!..

 

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Madison and Roland were two little one’s I had in my studio for newborn mini sessions back in April and May.

 

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Baby Evan was such a sweet boy! He slept like a champ through his entire 3 hour session with mom, dad and big sister!

 

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It was my absolutely pleasure to photograph this family over the summer!!! Rebekah was my FIRST friend here in Germany, we met 3.5 years ago in a class, and it was so special to see her family grow from 3 to 5 before they moved back to America!

 

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Sweet little Braxton was my last baby of 2018! He made his debut into the world in October.

 

Sweethearts

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The most gorgeous engagement session ever documented. Emily and Nick and the apple blossoms on the trees were BEAUTIFUL back in early May!

 

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Brianna and Montrell were brave enough to travel to a brand new location 1.5 hours away in Wiesbaden with me for their session!

 

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I had so much fun with Kris and Jeff and their pups at Burg Lichtenberg. We narrowly escaped what I’m classifying as the darkest thunderstorm clouds of the summer!

 

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Rachel and Alan had one of the most beautiful evenings of the fall to document the precious time before their baby boy arrives!

 

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I cannot describe how much fun it was to hang Eric and Alannah for an evening at Burg Lichtenberg!! So awesome to find out they are our neighbors!

 

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This was the first time Alyssa and Austin were behind a professional camera!

 

Family

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Carly was the winner of a session I donated  to an organization on base last year. She chose to feature her family in a maternity session before their baby girl was born!

 

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The Dvergsten family opted to photograph in and around their town in their favorite spots. I love when clients do this type of thing!

 

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I just love this family!!! I was blessed to see them twice this year at two different castles. Burg Lichtenberg AND Burg Eltz!

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You may recognize baby Madison from one of the cuties above. Loved hanging out with Katie and Joe at a new location I was scouting!

 

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The Won family and I hiked up a VERY intense hill to Hohenecken Castle back in April. It was worth it for these views!!

 

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I felt like I was back around my own siblings for this session, amidst the loving jokes and pokes. I had a ton of fun with the Porter family in May!

 

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The Stitzel’s were moving shortly after this session was documented. I always say that Burg Lichtenberg is “Germany” in a nutshell, so it was the perfect spot for them!
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Lori was a dear friend to me here in Germany and I am thrilled that I had the opportunity to photograph her family while they waited to welcome their baby boy into the world!

 

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Karina is another dear friend of mine and fellow photographer in the Rhineland-Pfalz region. She drank the water and is expecting their 3rd in 2019!

 

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This is the SECOND time I have had the pleasure of seeing the Nunez family behind my lens! We had the town of Meisenburg all to ourselves a few weeks ago.

Seniors and Milestones

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I had the best evening this this beauty! Alyssa is so beautiful inside and out!

 

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Caleb and I checked out some abandoned railroad tracks and an old barn in Weilerbach for his senior portraits.

 

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This was my very last studio cake smash ever, featuring Miss Tessa!

 

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Baby Meredith grew so fast this year! If you recognize her, she was one of the first baby’s I photographed in the beginning of 2018. How does time go so fast!!!??

 

Closing out 2018:

Christmas Mini Sessions

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All the heart eyes for the Davis family, who are always so supportive of me and my business!

 

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These Kretz family boys were a HUGE hit with my own boys this year! And just as sweet. Always a pleasuring seeing this family!

 

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Mother-daughter duo #1 for me this year. Yuri and Kyleigh make a beautiful picture together!

 

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Mother-Daughter due #2! Genevieve and Jade were the best of friends, so sweet!!

 

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Love the McShea family!!! I also loved their Christmas card, which looked a lot like the images above!

 

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Second year in a row spending time with the Wheeler family! This time, we were in the town of Herrstein.

 

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This will forever be one of my favorite pictures of all time with Melanie and Alana!! Seriously, that car = perfect background prop!

 

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This couple was GORGEOUS! Looking forward to seeing Addy and Levi again in 2019!

 

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Loved hanging out the Millers! Michelle is another talented photographer here in Germany and we both have baby Evelyn’s to love on everyday!

 

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Special love shoutout to Jon and Catherine! I have known both since college and I cannot wait to meet their sweet baby in May!

 

Last But Not Least…

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Danielle and Alex: THANK YOU for the 100th time for letting me be a part of your special day!

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Thanks all for reading!!! I will keep updating with our status in 2019 and hope that our paths all cross again in the future!

Happy New Year!

Love, Kaitlyn

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