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So, I turned 40 a couple of weeks ago. Guess what? Not much has changed! Except, we went on an incredible trip to celebrate my big milestone. I took a billion pictures, but I picked out a few highlights to share here on the blog. We decided on taking a Royal Caribbean cruise to Key […]

Highlights from Our Trip to Cuba…

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It’s been a year since this sweet Everett boy was born and I shared his birth announcements here on the TomKat blog, so naturally I had to come back and share his first birthday party. I am so fortunate to get a first hand look at Kim’s party styling expertise while shooting for the TomKat […]

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Guest Post by Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio I am so excited to reveal our nursery and the beautiful Shutterfly Home Decor pieces that brought it all together! When planning my son’s nursery, I wanted it to be light, natural and cozy, with a nod to the outdoors. Having a place we can be comfortable and […]

Nursery Reveal Featuring Shutterfly…

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As you may know, we are huge fans of GapKids here at TomKat and one of my dreams is to style a shoot for them one day! We use their adorable clothing all of the time for our shoots, and absolutely love the quality and style. Who doesn’t love Gap? We just heard the news that […]

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What does a group of fabulous bloggers and delicious waffles have in common? They both came to my house a couple of weeks ago for a fun breakfast sponsored by Shutterfly! I invited a few of my local blogging friends to come over to meet and greet old friends and new, enjoy a delicious breakfast […]

Fabulous Bloggers + Delicious Waffles…

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Good morning, friends!  We have teamed up with some fabulous sites to offer an incredible giveway! We are giving away TWO Canon DSLR cameras! One for you + one for a friend! Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Capture those sweet smiles or get some beautiful pictures of the beautiful goodies you make! We’ve made it super easy […]

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Good morning, friends! Well, I am officially back at my desk this morning and ready to play catch up! I truly love starting a new year, planning, goal setting and dreaming of what possibilities lay ahead. I am especially excited that it is 2014, because as a weird, superstitious numbers person….14 is one of my […]

Our Popular Posts of 2013

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Do you need some ideas for the photographer in your life? Our lovely photographer, Rennai from Ten22 Studio came up a fantastic suggestions! I’ll take one of everything please! lensbaby composer pro for slr  |  instagram friendly photo book  | reclaimed barnwood frames  |  dream catcher camera strap  |  lomography diana mini white camera  | […]

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For my final Shutterfly projects of the year, I ordered a few fabulous items for holiday gift giving! Shutterfly offers so many items perfect for adding family photos to, including canvases, pillows, calendars, and a range of adorable ornaments! I started with ornaments for the grandparents and one for us to keep for our own […]

Gorgeous Holiday Photo Gifts :: Shutterfly Projects

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If you love sending holiday cards but for whatever reason aren’t able to book professional portraits this year, this blog post is for you. Since the goal of this post is to show you how to take your own quality family portraits, these instructions are written for use with a dSLR camera, but may be […]

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We are well into fall, and if you haven’t already had your professional family photos taken, chances are you have them booked in time for ordering holiday cards. Here are a few tips I’ve learned as both a photographer and a mother to help your session go as smoothly as possible. 1. Coordinate outfits, don’t […]

Tips for A Successful Family Photo Session :: Photography

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Good morning, friends! It feels great to be back at my desk and ready to get caught up on everything we have going on here at The TomKat Studio. To start, have you guys seen this commercial for the Nokia Lumia 1020? My kids think it’s hilarious and had me watch it a couple weeks […]

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