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  • Welcome!

    Take a quick look around, and I think you'll get a pretty good feel for me, Katie Anderson, newborn photographer based in Salem, OR. I adore precious little newborns, pregnant mamas, and everything 'baby.' I love what I do. While there is some sameness to each newborn session, every baby is so special and unique. My hope is to deliver portraits that capture that uniqueness!

    I have a BA in Interior Design from WSU. After working in architectural firms for 3 years, I made my photography hobby a career. I have been photographing professionally for 5 years now.

    When it comes to the rest of my life, I've got my amazing husband of 10 years and am shamelessly obsessed and hopelessly in love with my two little girls, Amity (4 years old) and Verity (2 years old). No doubt you'll see their sweet faces brighten this screen from time to time!

    Thanks for visiting, and I hope you'll be in touch soon!

ADALINE | SALEM, PORTLAND, LAKE OSWEGO AND WILSONVILLE OREGON NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

I may be partial, but I sure have a special place in my heart for sisters.  Now Everlyn has been welcomed into the club of sisterhood with the arrival of her baby sister Adaline.  I can’t believe it was over 2.5 years ago that I was taking Everlyn’s newborn photos!!  A big Thank You to this sweet family for choosing me to capture this very fleeting and precious time for both of their girls.  Congratulations on your two little beauties!!  xoxo, Katie

Don’t forget to become a fan on Facebook and follow me on Instagram to keep current on sneak peeks, promos, mini sessions, model calls and giveaways!

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WILLA 6 MONTHS | SALEM, PORTLAND, LAKE OSWEGO AND WILSONVILLE OREGON NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

How adorable is this little sweetie?!  I had the pleasure of taking her photos in December when she turned 6 months old.  Those blue eyes are captivating!

We had gone back and forth…to reschedule or not to reschedule??  The weather had been fluctuating from downpour to sun.  And I’m not exaggerating!  This particular day we had chosen for the session was like the only day that worked with our schedules without pushing the shoot out until the next month.  And pushing it out until the next month quickly became an option that was off the table.  Was a January session really going to be any more predictable in terms of good weather?  And this family needed photos from Christmas Cards!!  So then we started to think of a location that would be covered and I remembered the Jordan Covered Bridge at Pioneer Park in Stayton, OR.  This was going to be a drive for my client family but I suggested it anyways and they were totally willing!  It turned out perfectly.  It did sprinkle for a portion of our session but thankfully we had the covered bridge and a very happy baby.

Don’t forget to become a fan on Facebook and follow me on Instagram to keep current on sneak peeks, promos, mini sessions, model calls and giveaways!

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ALAINA | SALEM, PORTLAND, LAKE OSWEGO AND WILSONVILLE OREGON NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

This little lady is the brand new daughter of my dear friend, Missy of Take 5 Photography in Vancouver, WA.  She is an extremely gifted photographer specializing in families and weddings.  And I love her to pieces.  She is real, genuine, funny, sweet, ever thoughtful, generous, and more.  Since moving to Salem I don’t get to see her as much but we still meet over yummy asian food from time to time : )

And now she and her husband have welcomed their second baby into their family!  Alaina was a much hoped for GIRL and I’m so ecstatic for them that their wish came true.  Big brother, Jack, is going to have his brotherly duties cut out for him!  This gorgeous girl was a treat to photograph.

Don’t forget to become a fan on Facebook and Instagram to keep current on sneak peeks, promos, mini sessions, model calls and giveaways!

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OUR WISH FOR YOU

May you always see beauty in the world

And hear music every day.

May you know the touch of gentle hands

And walk the peaceful way.

May the words you speak be loving,

May your laughter see you through.

May you be blessed with hope and joy –

These gifts we wish for you.

-Theresa Mary Grass

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May you always see beauty in the world

And hear music every day.

May you know the touch of gentle hands

And walk the peaceful way.

May the words you speak be loving,

May your laughter see you through.

May you be blessed with hope and joy -

These gifts we wish for you.

-Theresa Mary Grass

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SALEM, PORTLAND, LAKE OSWEGO AND WILSONVILLE OREGON MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

Yes, it’s winter time…Not my favorite time of year.  But I’ve felt determined lately to stretch myself creatively despite being stuck inside to photograph.  I have this wonderful inside studio space now in Salem, and I better take advantage of what I have, right?  I’ve been really inspired by some other photographers to do a maternity session that is more intimate, sexy, and feminine than what I normally photograph outside.

This gorgeous mama is very active with Crossfit and it shows!  She is strong.  This is her third baby and she had never had maternity photographs taken.  I was so happy to deliver this set of photos to her.  I know she will treasure being able to remember what her body looked like during this time.  She has worked hard to stay fit, healthy and strong during this last pregnancy and it shows!

Don’t forget to become a fan on Facebook and Instagram to keep current on sneak peeks, promos, mini sessions, model calls and giveaways!

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Quickening

Some people call it butterfly wings

Or champagne bubbles

Or mermaids blowing kisses.

I call it “miracle.”

-Betty Williamson

DAYNA | SALEM, PORTLAND, LAKE OSWEGO AND WILSONVILLE OREGON NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

For my last blog post of 2014 I leave you with this gorgeous brand new baby girl.  Dayna was such a delight to photograph!

Her mommy is a super talented photographer (Shonda Barlow Photography) that I have always admired and looked up to.  I love seeing her photographs of her children pop up on my Facebook newsfeed.  Her exposure and composition is always so Spot On, making for magical childhood photographs.  When I got the email from her asking me to do Dayna’s newborn photos last minute, it was sort of like getting an inquiry from a celebrity!!  What?!  You want ME to do them?

After the session, this is what she had to say about the photos to her friends on Facebook.  This made my day, my year, and made me tear up.

“Baby Dayna did a number on me! We will leave it a that. Plus, anyone heard of post partum preeclampsia? Oh, I had not!…Until two days after delivery! Now, I know all about it. Basically, what I’m trying to get to is, that while the baby has been perfect from the moment she was born…I have been miserable. Which brings me around to one of the best decisions I ever made. Letting someone else photograph my baby. I have spent the last nine months, thinking of the photos I would take of my Dayna. With head in barf bucket, I planned, and planned. Then, she was born…I was well enough to get some hospital pics, but really, I was just starting my unplanned trip, downhill. So, with what little I was capable of, I packed up my baby, and took her to Salem to see Katie Anderson Photography. That was one of my smarter moves in life, and I’ve decided that if anyone has a baby, whether your feet resemble large water balloons or not, whether you can sit or not, or bend, or click a camera or not, you should just treat yourself to a newborn photographer. 

I sat on a comfortable couch, and let Katie take care of everything! It’s hard for a photographer to do that, but like I said…one of the best decisions I ever made. Dayna is 16 days old now, and I’m just now able to walk, bend, see my ankles, and even consider picking up my camera. If I would have waited until I felt well enough, I would have missed out on that sleepy newborn. The first week of a baby’s life is so fleeting. Dayna is my last. I’m very grateful to Katie for capturing my tiny little girl, during such a tiny window of time.”

You can see the gorgeous photos she took of Dayna in the hospital (this is before the post partum preeclampisa set in).  How perfect and sweet are these??

Don’t forget to become a fan on Facebook and Instagram to keep current on sneak peeks, promos, mini sessions, model calls and giveaways!

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ASHLEY | SALEM, PORTLAND, LAKE OSWEGO AND WILSONVILLE OREGON MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

This gorgeous mama just celebrated baby’s due-date-day!  Baby brother will be arriving anytime now, they are hoping before Christmas!

Ashley is a fabulous photographer here in Salem.  She does a lot of high school senior work.  So if you know of a graduate, check out her website!

Don’t forget to become a fan on Facebook and follow me on Instagram to keep current on sneak peeks, promos, mini sessions, model calls and giveaways!

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