Before 8 a.m. Behind the Scenes {Katie}


A Behind the Scenes look at Katie’s Photo Shoot written from the perspective of Margaret Koning Photography

Katie and her family live just a couple streets from me, so I was excited to get to meet them and get to know them better! We are practically neighbors!

As I approached her front door, I noticed all the little details on the front porch and knew this was going to be a very pretty home. I was right! Turns out Katie is an interior decorator extraordinaire, and she had such a smart way of organizing her home beautifully.

Their two beautiful children sleep in one room in separate beds. They are close in age, but I could tell they had very different personalities from the get go. I was also so surprised to see their daughter trying out potty-training and talking up a storm! Way to go girl!

My favorite moments were during breakfast, when I had trouble photographing both parents sitting down at the table at the same time. They were popping up every few moments to grab something else or mop up a spill from the kids. This is a such relatable situation for a parent!

I had such a wonderful time photographing Katie and her family. I always consider it an honor to be invited in and snap a few genuine moments when the kids are being “real” and parents still have pajamas on!

One From the Cutting Room Floor

behind the scenes

I adore this photo because the focus is on dad’s hand holding and guiding his daughter’s hand as she learns to pour the pancake batter! Can I be super cheesy and say there was a lot of love baked into those pancakes that morning? Yes. Yes I can.

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Meg is a mommy to three small ones, Gracie, Everett, and Henry. She is married to her one and only Joel, and they look forward to having more adventures together! Meg likes to drink coffee, coffee, coffee and continues to try (in vain) to take a decent "selfie". She also loves to get candid pictures of her littles as they go about their day, which almost always involves crazy getups and the wrong size shoes. She is passionate about allowing children to explore the great outdoors at every opportunity; Colorado's natural beauty cannot be denied!