Kate Marie Photography » Colorado Wedding Photographer

Fun. Natural. Personal. Stunning.

It’s what my photography is about. It’s what my business is about. And now, it’s what my branding and website are about.

After more than eight years owning Kate Marie Photography, I’ve refreshed my business. A new look, a new feel, and a more personal approach than ever.

Katemariephotography.com is more user-friendly and easier to navigate than ever. The site now has information for engaged couples, expecting parents, new families, and anyone ready to document their love.

So… LET’S CELEBRATE! It’s giveaway time!!

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My first giveaway is a photographic session of your choice – engagement, newborn, maternity, or family! This session will come complete with a USB and print rights so you can use your photos in all the ways you love!

To enter, follow the steps below! And keep following me this week on Facebook and Instagram as I announce THREE more giveaways (some of which are from FANTASTIC wedding vendors!)

This is big. So big. Like you-don’t-want-to-miss-this-big.

What are you waiting for? ENTER TO WIN!

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  • Whitney DeMercurio - We’d love a new family shoot with Baby D! Congrats on the new site, it looks fabulous.

  • Annie Gorenstein Falkenberg - Newborn…later this fall :)

  • Elisabeth Burrell - Love the new look – classic but fun all at the same time :) So happy to see you expanding and finding such great success!!

  • Kelly Reitan - Family!!! Love my wedding pics, maternity pics, and newborn pics! Can’t imagine using anyone else for pictures.

  • Nicole Peterson - Family portraits

There’s something very special about being pregnant with your first child.

The excitement. The upcoming change. The unknown. The love that’s growing that you know, but at the same time, you can’t even imagine.

Capturing Shauna’s pregnancy with her first baby was just wonderful – and we even beat out the rain!

Congratulations to Shauna and Kris – I can’t wait to meet your baby girl!

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  • Shauna D. Davis - LOVE THEM!

The phone rang.

She excused herself around the corner of a building in downtown Denver, then mid-conversation with her doctor, she emerged to look at me and shake her head.

Moments later, she walked to me, head hanging, eyes hollow.

She collapsed into my arms. I felt her body weaken instantly as I held her up – every ounce of her. It’s all I could do. Because she had just been broken…by cancer.

cancer. 


This 26-year-old spirited woman that I had met just a few months prior just received the worst news she had ever been delivered. and life changed in an instant.

“i’m so sorry, but it’s malignant,” the doctor told her.


in the days to come, i watched kristina as she learned more about her breast cancer and her treatment plans. day in and day out, i saw this strong woman as she dealt with the unimaginable.

there were tears, there were moments of fear, anxiety, sadness, and pure devastation.

but kristina’s journey through cancer has not been defined by these moments.

you see, kristina is no normal woman.

she is fighting this disease with grace. 

with pride.

with faith.

with inspiration. 

and for every tear, there are 10 smiles that emerge from this amazing woman.


kristina has completed her first chemotherapy treatment, and just as the doctors predicted, her hair began to fall out … and quickly.

it can seem so superficial. it’s just hair, right? 

except it’s not.

it’s seeing sickness in the mirror every time you look. it’s strangers asking questions, and giving looks. it’s not looking like yourself anymore. it’s the constant reminder that you are dealing with something much bigger than yourself.


in true kristina fashion, friends and family gathered at a head-shaving party to bid her hair adieu. friends and family joined together with drinks in hand and as they both laughed and cried, the clippers hit kristina’s hair.

she cried. she laughed. and she mohawk-ed.

all in true kristina fashion. 

(to read more about kristina’s journey in her own words, check out her blog.)

below are some of my favorite images from kristina’s head-shaving party.

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kristina…

you.

are.

beautiful. 

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  • Cheryl Kreuger - What an awesome group of friends…you are beautiful with or without hair…look on the brighter side..with each hair lost you are bidding farewell to Cancer and as it starts its regrowth you are the new cancer free Kristina. ..emerging stronger, wiser and just as beautiful. . Keeping you in our prayers! !!!

  • Lauren Trotter - Such an inspiration! I don’t know you, Kristina but I can tell you’re a very strong woman!! Kick cancer’s ass!! You’re beautiful!!

  • Anna Hays - What a beautiful tribute to have that many friends around you. My sister had to do this and your story breakers my heart as I think of her and her short life. She was a fighter and fought it for 20 years before it got her. So rock on, girl. Give it your best fight ever and talk to you in 20 years. Love you.Anna

  • Todd Laurie - Kristina, you are an inspiration, you are wonderful, and most importantly, YOU ARE ALIVE!!! :) In every way, you are alive dear woman.

  • Judy Walton - So special!!

  • Brittany Lee Barnhill - Kristina I love you! You are so beautiful inside and out!!!

  • Tara - and I’m crying. She’s a very beautiful woman.

Sugar and spice and everything nice – that’s what little girls are made of.

McKinley is no exception. Such a sweet little girl with the cutest little grin.

Snuggling this little one was just perfect – and her big blue eyes and perfect newborn hair left me itching for another baby!

Enjoy some of my favorites of little Miss McKinley!

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hi blue eyes!

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aspen is already sooo good with little mckinley. such a sweetie.

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favorite. that little grin!

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leighanne is the perfect new mommy.

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3 generations together, and the smile on grandma’s face – i just love it.

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  • Katie C - So precious! I love them all especially the one with all 3 generations.

  • Debbie C - Love them!! Katie your work is beautiful and you always capture those special moments :))