new products!

Crafted wooden box frames ready to hang with paper backing and hardware.

New products in available in the gallery! About three months ago I switched over to a new gallery hosting website. I love it so much (and this is NOT a sponsored post). It is exactly what I would want if I were a client.  There is a new line of procducts available right from your gallery shop. Shop for note cards, holiday cards, save the date card,  albums, calenders, and best of all framed photographs! I love the clean and modern simple designs. Instead of shopping in differnt spots for your products, you can get them all in one spot. The quality is simply beautiful, What I want, and what my goal has always been is to allow you to USE those images in beautiful ways.  Wheathe it is a frame, a book, or simple paper goods.  However, I still offer custom services, for those of you who would rather let me do the designing. Press printed cards on a matte recycled paper. Designed for holidays, thank you’s and more.All products are made in the US. For all my current clinets I am offering 10% off ANY new product line. simply enter "thanks" at checkout.

fun fall family session in Warren CT

we roasted marshmellows and breathed in that crisp fall air....

fun fall family session in Warren CTFor the Fifth year, I showed up on a Sunday morning to capture the Klein family at their pretty house in warren, Ct, in Litchfield County. The first real "crisp" fall morning. As always, I was greeted by their tiny dog, Lula. Family sessions are best when there is no rush, no where to be, and everyone can take their time! This is exactly what we did. A little  camp fire for the girls to roast marshmellows (yes for breakfast)! We slowly made our way to the garden for tree climbing and checking to see what was still growing. I can't tell you how much I love these moments. To be able to capture the genuine moments of every day family life in a beautiful & meaningful way. This is what it's all about!  fun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTfun fall family session in Warren CTIf you'd like to see more from the family you can see here and here  happy fall y'all! xx

Senior Portraits 2019

  I took some senior  portraits in Litchfield County, last week, and it was a first for me!  I had a really fun time with six senior girls from Harwington a few weeks ago, who wanted some portraits to document their final year of school together. All of the girls have been friends since grade school, so it was really fun to capture the group just a few days before senior year started. We chose Topsmead, as it is one of the most beautiful locations in Litchfield County. It's one of my favorite places to shoot portraits and engagement sessions. All the girls decided they wanted to match, so they chose white sundress' and sandals. Each one of them looked gorgeous. I loved that they were so creative,  They brought balloons, which they released at sunset, and made a sweet flower design out of cardboard and faux sunflowers (2019). senior portraitssenior portraitssenior portraits senior portraitssenior portraits

Tony + Corryn engaged

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Tony + Corryn Engaged

I am so excited to share these sweet engagement pictures with you on the blog. I met Tony & Corryn through Instagram several months ago. Corryn and I were both remodeling our kitchens, and we chatted all things kitchen, from subway tiles, to countertops. After finally meeting fiancé, Tony last weekend during a rainy day in Morris, CT. It seemed obvious to me to take pictures that day in their house, that they worked so hard on together! We had originally planned on an outdoor session in Litchfield on the green, but due to the rain we switched things around. I am glad it worked out this way because it gave me a chance to see all the hard work they did in person. It also allowed me to really capture who they are as a couple. Surrounded by their little animals, a sweet dog, and two ducks. We ended up hanging out for over two hours over tea and chatting about everything-from their upcoming wedding plans in September and how they met. They met when corryn was just 16. She had her eyes on him at a baseball game that her dad was coaching. Through the years they stayed in touch and started dating seriously in the last five years. tony and corryn engaged | Kate Uhry photography tony and corryn engaged | Kate Uhry photography tony and corryn engaged | Kate Uhry photography tony and corryn engaged | Kate Uhry photography tony and corryn engaged | Kate Uhry photography tony and corryn engaged | Kate Uhry photography tony and corryn engagedBTW-the table that is pictured in the kitchen was just one of their DIY projects! I love their spirit, the love for one another, and the way they make each other laugh! You can follow along on their home reno and more on their Instagram feed.SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

time flies

lilacs for sale at bodega And suddenly we've gone from winter to Spring in a matter of days. I've been trying to 'put pencil to paper' so to speak, but now that the weather has shifted I've been spending all my free time outside! I am really excited to kick of wedding season, as well as my anual spring mini sessions. I am still here, and ready for what the season brings. Which will include a few summer destnitions in Nantucket, Martha's Vineyardm and more. But I am most excited for the beach, and the few little elopments I photographed this spring, which I will share soon. I love intimate, and tiny weddings, as well as elopments. It is always such a really meaningful wedding. No fuss, and I really love the intimacy of a small wedding. You really get to capture all the emotions and authentic moments. For now, I will leave you with this: I still have a few slots open this month for Mother's Day Mini Sessions. Now through May 20th. only 200.00 for a lovely session with me on location in Litchfield County. Happy Mother's day!

HAPPY SPRING!

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happy belated new year

kate uhry photoOk, so not very timely, but I wanted to jump in here (January of course) and wish everyone a happy new year. Sorry for the radio silence. Ive been working on my new website design, full branding makeover, and logo design! Other than that, it was a full week of stay-in-pj's-all-day kinda vacation, lots of hot chocolate, warm cozy fires, and movie watching. My idea of a perfect way to ring in the new year!   I am really happy to be selling my art now online! I first started doing this in the late fall, when a photograph of mine, was bought by a designer, and then featured on Home Polish! So I scrambled to put a storefront together in a few short hours! 'Dunes' is the print I sold, and now I am in a partnership with Framebridge! So exciting, it's truly a life long dream of mine to sell my photographs! So with all that new, I sharing with you a few sweet gallery wall examples (some of my art in them, and photographs). Remember you can mix and match frame, artwork, and photographs! Here is a great example of a really traditional gallery wall, with matching gold frames, and the mat's are all the same size, nice if you like a grid design. gallery wall design-kateuhry I personally love a little salon style wall, different shapes, colors and images. Mixing vintage art work with current family pictures, as well as this print from my shop . For questions about design, please shoot me a message! kate@kateuhryphoto.com Or if you already know what you want head over to the shop  and pick out one of my own prints. Once you order a print, with frame, it will be drop shipped directly to you via Framebridge. It is is easy-peasy.

Happy New Year! and may your new year be filled with lots of love, light, and art!

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Christmas Tree Farm

My beautiful cousin and her family, had some fun on a snowy day, and we captured some fun moments with her sweet fur babies too. So festive, isn't it?! This will (probably) be my last post of 2017, where does the time go? It is true, that the older you get the faster time goes by. It's been a beautiful year. Wishing everyone, who follows along on the blog, or on social media a very happy Christmas, and Hanukkah, a fun New Year's  Eve too! I'll be chilling out watching movies, winter dog walks, hanging with my sisters and nieces and nephews, and my parents, ENJOY! xoxo, Kate SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

Snowy Mini Session

Snowy Mini SessionWhat a fun weekend ! I had several mini holiday sessions and we were blanketed with our first snow here in Litchfield County, Ct. Making the photo sessions truly winter/holiday inspired. Everyone (including me) was pretty excited about the first snowfall. Especially, though the kids and their adorable puppy! A snowy mini session was just what I needed to get into the holiday spirit! Snowy Mini SessionSnowy Mini SessionSnowy Mini SessionSnowy Mini SessionSnowy mini sessionSnowy Mini SessionSaveSaveSaveSave

August

Girl Lying in Field-August-Kate Uhry photographypeacheslifestyleHello August!

I wanted to pop on to the blog briefly and post a quick peek at what I have been working on, lots more to come! I am so busy right now, and have a lot of weddings and family sessions to share with you in the coming months. I just don't have time to share them all at once with long blog posts. Yesterday I had such a good time with this beauty, who just turned 16, and has legs to the moon and back. We were at March farms picking blueberries, and peaches , and running around the orchard on a beautiful AUGUST DAY! Happiness. One of my pieces of art was featured in a home tour over on Home Polish if you want to check it out, you can purchase the print here.  The summer sale is one, and I'm offering FREE SHIPPING! Enjoy every bit of August, and the last days of summer, they go by fast, don't they? I am getting pretty booked up for my family session this late summer and early fall, so if you already know you want to have a photo session with me, book now, I still have some slots in Sept & Oct open, but weekends are filling up. As for weddings and 2018, inquires are coming in, but I am now booking for spring 2018-summer 2019! The calendar is wide open, and I am limiting my weddings next year to just 12-15 for the entire year. My goal is to be able to provide you all with a total boutique experience and really enjoy that one-on one client experience when it comes to weddings. The less I photograph, and the more I can have time to really connect with the couples I do photograph. Stay tuned for a few minor tweaks, and also some BIG news on the studio, have a fabulous weekend!

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Sunday's and baking

woman holding cupcakesJust a few words on Sunday's of late (before wedding season kicks in). They have been full of what normally I would be doing mid winter, not (pretty much first day of spring type-thing). Because of the cold weather here in New England, and the snow that fell last weekend, ive mostly been feeling like just nesting inside and eating sweets and loads of carbs.  Meet the (kinda healthy muffins) Before the recipe, I must say that this reminds me of my dad, who would make this classic recipe when I was growing up-I thought at the time it was horrible-to be fair-what kid likes bran muffins. But I sort of refound this recipe recently... so as an ode to my dad, a great classic recipe (and easy) recipe for Bran muffins.  The apple sauce adjustment is kinda what makes these really good, and not dry! bran muffin-recipe-INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups Kellogg's® All-Bran® Original cereal 1 1/4 cups fat-free milk 1 egg 1/4 cup vegetable oil DIRECTIONS Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside. 2In large mixing bowl, combine KELLOGG'S ALL-BRAN cereal and milk. Let stand about 2 minutes or until cereal softens. Add egg and oil. Beat well. Add flour mixture, stirring only until combined. Portion evenly into twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin pan cups coated with cooking spray. 3Bake at 400° F about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Serve warm. Note: VARIATION: For muffins with reduced calories, fat and cholesterol, use 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons oil and substitute 2 egg whites for 1 egg. VARIATION: For muffins with reduced fat and cholesterol, substitute 2 egg whites for 1 egg and 1/4 cup sweetened applesauce (or 2 oz. jar bananas baby food) for 1/4 cup vegetable oil. (Muffin texture may vary slightly from The Original All-Bran Muffins recipe.) Believe it is going to warm up a bit for the first day of Spring, but after looking at next weeks forecast I see some cold coming our way again. Till it warms up, and the snow melts, I'll be sticking with some weekend baking. xx SaveSave

why prints matter

Why Print Matters

  Let me explain: It used to be that photographers would hand over "proofs" (prints) to their clients. These proofs served as a tangible item to show clients what pictures were taken. When I first started photographing weddings I would print out a contact sheet, and chose the images I wanted to hand over. Most clients got about 200 or less images from they're wedding day, and some got albums, which I put together myself. A year after their anniversary, and after I had saved the images I wanted to keep for my portfolio, I would mail the clients the negatives to keep. Think of the digital images as negatives, the original. The process of being able to upload the images and share them online with you in a gallery is amazing, it’s efficient and cost affective. However, it is not a substitute for the actual pictures. It is a tool to view your proofs. Got it? Am I loosing you? Read on.  When I first started out, this was never an issue, because everyone got 4” x 6" prints from me with every wedding, or session. It was costly using film, and it took a lot longer, but it was truly a thoughtful and artistic process. One that I miss.  Now  digital images are tucked away on a jump drive in your desk, or lost in your computer somewhere, never to be seen again. Lets be honest how often do you just sit at your computer and enjoy looking at pictures for the joy of it? I think generally speaking we have become consumers, who want things quickly, and our attention span is that of a two year old. I know I am guilty of that. I have decided to do a 180. I am now offering prints with every single shoot or wedding. If you want more, you can order them from your online gallery, at a nominal cost (less than a Starbucks latte:). Online cloud storage is good for up to eight months (6 for family sessions) so it gives you enough time to look at the gallery, and decide what you want to print out, and order addtional prints, frames etc... The beauty in this is that you can share the gallery with your family, and they can order prints directly. If you'd like to simply show your friends you can also share your gallery on Facebook. I have been trying to reconfigure my delivables (i.e what you get with the shoot) in a way that benefits my clients, and myself without compromising on quality without having to up my pricing in 2017. In order to do this, I have thought long and hard about what has worked in the past and what hasn’t. I will be delevering actual printed photographs, that are shipped directly to you a few weeks after the session (or wedding).  I know that people lead incredibly busy lives and with kids, work, organizing your home, there is not enough time in the day for you to sit around and design a family album, frame that print you always wanted of your wedding day, or your daughters first year. I am offering this service becasue I think it is important, and in my experince, it is not that you don't want to do it, you just don't have the time! Why are prints important? Over the last several years it has been popular for photographers to just hand over a CD (now obsolete) or USB drive with all the images. I fell into this because it was everyone else was doing, and I felt pressured to do the same in order to keep up with other photographers. However, it was never somthing I felt comfortable with. In my mind it was like handing over a client a set of hundreds of negatives, and making them sort through them, and them take them to a print shop! It’s NOT a finished product. Don't get me wrong. Digital files are wonderful. They allow us to share our memories with friends in far-off places. But where digital images offer us the ability to share far and wide, physical products give us a long-term piece to be shared, felt and enjoyed for years and generations to come. This is why every single family session or wedding package includes prints, and/or a framed image in our signature frames or album, as well as ten digital images for you to use as you please. You can also order any of these services a la carte if you wish, at any time (book now, decide you want an album in six months, ok)! It is super important to me that you actually have a tangible picture! USB drives can be purchased if you'd like. But I will send over a USB drive on your one-year anniversary. I know that some of you want to share your favorites on social media, which is why I also will be sharing  some digital images for you to share on social media, or for those of you who are DIY and want to make your own calendar, or thank you cards, great! I encourage this! In addition to frames, albums and prints, and Canvas' you also can use my design services to create beautiful gallery walls. I offer several types of layouts, and frames to chose from, along with a printed layout of how to hang them (or if you'd prefer, I can come over and help you).  I can’t wait to share with you how gorgeous they are, and it is something I am so excited to add to my services for 2017! Here is to a brand new start. Savor eveything, yes? Have a questions? I'd love to hear what you think. xx

holiday cocktails

cocktails-two-holiday-cocktailsI thought I would share with you one of my new favorite cocktails for the holidays. It's light and refreshing, and very pretty and festive. A friend served it up a few weeends ago. holiday- cocktails-kate-uhry-photo grapefruit fizz-holidaydrinks-Kate-Uhry-photoholiday -cocktials-kate-uhry-photoThe recipe is pretty simple, fruit juice (we used grapefruit) prosecco, and fresh herbs, with a splash of soda. The key was mixing the rosmary and the sage in with the cocktails. You can cut up any fresh herbs and leave them out for your guests to chose their own!  I think it would be great with pomagrant too!  The gorgeous glasses are old, but you can find simialr ones on Amazon ! I love the copper, and pink, it's a feminine touch on holiday colors, don't you think? I like these glasses from Anthropolgie too! Have fun at your holiday parties, and enjoy some specialty cocktails! xo-Kate.  

Summer panzanella salad recipe

It's been way to hot to properly cook inside. With temps in the 90's for days, my kitchen is already sweltering (hello old 1734 house with no ac). So I thought I'd share a salad I made last week, that I plan on making again and again throughout these hot days! chicken-and-nectarine-panzanella This is a fairly easy to follow recipe, with just some minor prep which you can even do while its still cool in the morning! I highly recommend grilling the chicken ahead of time, then you can set it aside to cool. What you will need: two boneless chicken breasts 1 small zucchini 1 small shallot 1 nectarine a handful of fresh mint a  small whole wheat  baguette (its ok if its stale! ) Arugula fresh mozzarella (about 3oz.) a sprig of fresh basil What to do:

  1. toast the bread ahead of time preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop up the bread in 1/2 " cubes and spread on a cookie sheet. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over it. cook 6-8 minutes till lightly browned.  Cover the chicken breasts in love oil, and season with salt and pepper. While doing this you can place the chicken breasts on the BBQ (if you don't have one you can sear it in a skillet)
  2. Halve, pit and slickly thin the nectarine. Halve and thinly slice the shallot. Chop up fresh mint finely. Set aside.
  3. Make zucchini ribbons (you can use a peeler for this if you don't have a gadget. Place in a bowl and leave in fridge.
  4. Cut up the mozzarella and chop up the basil. Set aside.
  5. over low heat put the mint, nectarine & shallots in a small non stick pan, with a bit of olive oil, sauté for a bit, just until the juices are all released, and flavors are blended/ set aside in bowl.
  6. Slice the chicken breasts into strips once they cool.
  7. Finish: Toss the arugula in to a bowl, and mix in the zucchini, nectarine/combo with the fresh mozz, & basil. Add the bread , and the chicken. Lightly too with an old and vinegar dressing.

thanks to @hello fresh for sending me such great inspiration!