Letters To Our Children | March Edition

This month is for you, Ella.

My firstborn. They certainly broke the mold when they made you. An original, for sure.

Brimming with enthusiasm, endless energy, countless projects (you just made your own website to sell the pillows you sew. You’re seven. And I am impressed:). You prefer cartwheeling to walking, sweats to dresses and uncombed hair to brushed.

Watching you leave your heart out on the soccer field is one of my favorite things to do, ever. You are fearless. And I love that. The rips in your jeans from playing football with the boys at recess (“I scored two touchdowns. I am faster than them, mom!”) make me smile. You wear your heart on your sleeve and are proud of who you are. You rock, my kid. I love you, E.


Now head over to the amazing and talented Rebecca Leimbach…she’s seriously funny and her kid cracks me up. 🙂

March 14, 2013 - 12:48 pm

stephanie - This one got me. So good and I felt like you could have been talking about my own daughter. Cleary, your girl rocks.

March 14, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Michele Q - What a wonderful spirit you have there!

March 14, 2013 - 2:27 pm

Samantha - love it all. You truly rock Kate… I know where Ella gets it from 🙂 LOVE the running from the school bus one, seeing the little kids faces from the bus and Ella’s face is the best! Looking forward to seeing your new studio shots…

March 14, 2013 - 8:41 pm

lisacng @ expandng.com - I can tell from her photos, she’s a fireball, in a good way!

March 15, 2013 - 6:17 pm

Alana Harris - terrific Kate! i wanna meet your girl!

March 15, 2013 - 6:26 pm

Rachel May - WOW. Your words about her and the images of her are nothing short of FIERCE. The second image from the top as well as from the bottom… stunning!!

March 16, 2013 - 12:17 am

Rebecca - Your daughter and my son sounds like a match made in Heaven. Or maybe it is better to be different…I can’t remember. No matter, your pictures always blow my mind. And your girl is so amazing and wonderful and beautiful. XO

March 16, 2013 - 2:42 am

jennifer warthan - These are amazing as always. What a gorgeous, funny, bright girl! I love her spirit!

March 16, 2013 - 2:43 am

Jessica Deane - sooo awesome!

March 16, 2013 - 4:10 am

Marla Misclevitz - Kate, I have my own version of Ella and I must say that being a fan of your photography has helped me to better appreciate that even when our girls aren’t the most delicate or graceful, there’s still an undeniable beauty to behold. You do such an amazing job of capturing Ella’s spirit for who she is authentically, and it is breathtaking.

March 17, 2013 - 2:54 am

Tabitha - Yep. You rock.

March 22, 2013 - 3:47 am

melissa - i love the name ella. i also loved reading your words to her…and how fearless she is at 7 yrs old…that speaks volumes about the amazing mama you are. and i always adore your images, kate!

March 23, 2013 - 5:21 pm

Summer Murdock - She’s my kinda girl…love her independence and creativity and of course your images of her…but that’s no surprise. 🙂

March 30, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Jayme F - Amazing in everyway possible. I love little girls who are not afraid to really be themselves!

April 3, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Ginger Unzueta - Every image you post has be in awe all the time. You come up with these amazing compositions and I am just floored by them. Beautiful and I love and can see how courageous she is!

April 10, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Hannah Mayo - She is awesome. And these images are just stunning.