September 2016 Archive

Classic Holiday Sessions | Exclusively Styled by Shiloh Latham: New Orleans Family Photographer

Holiday photo sessions are ALWAYS a hit among my sweet clients, but this year I’m thrilled to be collaborating on an offering with my incredibly talented friend to style the most epic, classy, and exclusive setup. For those who know my style and/or work with me often, you know I’m NOT a fan of super prop-driven or posed images within my style of photography. I love the organic, candid, soft emotion that captures the essence of relationships–something that can be admired timelessly for years to come.

With that being said, my extremely talented friend and stylist, Shiloh Latham, will be designing a kick-ass setup for these sessions. Without giving too much away, I can tell you it will be a mix of a little bohemian, some classic creams, and a slight holiday and of course “cozy” vibe. The setup will have the option of more of a boho flair with deep Fall colors, more of a neutral scene, or just classic, no-prop-at-all images. All of these will be in the same general vicinity, so we can even do a mix of all of them!

++Although these sessions will be styled with more props than my average shoot, it will reflect the same organic, emotion-driven feel of my usual images.


Holiday Sessions are photo shoots with yours truly for a $100 session fee and include a private 20-30 minute session and a private online viewing gallery for ordering any and all holiday photos in time for Christmas (prints, holiday cards, downloads, etc).



10:15 AM, 10:45 AM, 11:15 AM, 11:45 AM, 12:15 PM, 12:45 PM, 1:15 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:15 PM, 2:45 PM, 3:15 PM, 3:45 PM, 4:15 PM

(Scroll below for answers to some FAQs)


Holiday Availability Collage 01

How many photos can we expect in our gallery during a 20-30 minute session? 

Generally, my full Lifestyle Sessions last only about 30-45 minutes, so even though these are considered “mini” sessions, you will have at least 30 edited images to choose from in your final gallery–very likely, more than that. (:

Will you be offering weekend sessions on any other dates?

No. I actually rarely EVER photograph on weekends, especially in the Fall, due to the busy wedding season. This will be the only date offered for Fall WEEKEND sessions, AND at exclusive pricing.

How many people are allowed in the session for the $100 session fee?

Immediate family only. Should you want extended family in photographs, each family would pay an individual $100 session fee. This would extend the time of your session for each $100 paid. Essentially, they would be booked as separate sessions, just back-to-back to ensure all necessary groupings. If this is of interest to you, it’s highly encouraged that you book ASAP before back-to-back time slots are filled.

How do I secure my spot?

To secure your spot, please email me at with your first, second, and third preferences for time on November 6th. I will email back a contract. Because these sessions are offered at a reduced rate, the entire $100 session fee ($108 with tax), is due at the time of booking. BOOKING IS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.

What does my $100 include?

The $100 includes the 20-30 minute session fee and your edited, online gallery for viewing. This session fee is an EXCLUSIVE price offering. All prints, enlargements, albums, and high-resolution downloads will be available for purchase within online galleries. My average family invests about $500-600 in a Lifestyle Session. Due to the exclusive session fee pricing for these sessions, you can expect a LESSER total investment than an average Lifestyle Session. For mini-sessions, my clients generally end up with a total investment of around $350.



For those of you who want beautiful photographs, but are wanting a more exclusive experience, please contact the studio to discuss a full lifestyle photo shoot for you and your family. Limited availability for October, November, and December.

*Note: ALL orders from Holiday Exclusives MUST be placed by MIDNIGHT on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017. No exceptions.


Feelin’ Fancy for Fall GIVEAWAY + Portrait Availability Reminders

Gumbo simmering, football rivalries, red lips and holiday parties; I cannot believe that Fall is already nearing. With it being my favorite time of year, I’m not complaining. HOWEVER, I am sending a friendly reminder that spots for Holiday Portrait Sessions are booking up rather quickly.

In the spirit of Fall just around the corner, this month I teamed up with Weiler Plastic Surgery to put together a pretty kick-ass giveaway. We know everyone has been busy getting kids back to school and gearing up for the soon-to-be Fall madness, so we thought what better than to giveaway a gift card for a little pampering AND a portrait session for those holiday cards?

The giveaway is Instagram-based (so you must be a follower on there to participate) and includes $450 worth of services to the winner. Follow me @kalinorton on Instagram for the deets!


Crunchy leaves, open fields, and boots, I love seeing my sweet families that come to me each year to document the new growth and personalities the past year has brought into their lives. Here are a few of my favorite snapshots from a few of last year’s family sessions…
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You can contact me at to inquire about availability, pricing, and reserving a date.


And Then There Were Three | Welcoming Sibley: Baton Rouge Newborn Photographer

“I never knew how much my heart would be filled by a little girl until she was here.” These were Taylor’s words to me as I walked into her home to meet baby number three for the first time.

Taylor and Blain decided to be surprised by the sex of their third child. With two boys, Taylor was presumptuous that she was about to have more football and race cars in her future. Little did she know, Miss Sibley was growing in her tummy and ready to add a little sparkle to this family of boys.

Life looks like a plethora of newborns these days, but when that means my days are filled with baby snuggles and watching my sweet friends grow their families, I cannot complain. You may recognize Taylor and her boys from this shoot, or several others I’ve posted to the blog over the years. I’ve been photographing them for years, watching their little family grow as little personalities develop in her boys.

Sibley Bech Newborn

Sibley Bech Newborn

Sibley Bech Newborn

Sibley Bech Newborn

Blain and Gant are so smitten by their little sister. Watching them give her the softest kisses and hush one another to not wake her was priceless.

Sibley Bech Newborn

Sibley Bech Newborn

Sibley Bech Newborn

Sibley Bech Newborn

Taylor and Blain, I cannot wait to document so many more sweet  moments for you.






Welcoming Duke | Mandeville Child + Family Photographer

“And even though I’m unsure about most things in life, I am certain that I love you and will continue to love you forever.”

I’m at the age where an increasingly large number of people closest to me are sporting the cutest baby bumps and in an ooey gooey mess of loving on new little life that has rocked their entire world. It’s one of the most breathtakingly beautiful things to watch from the sidelines of their new ways of life. The baby fever is REAAAAAL, friends. That’s all.

Duke is perfect. Motherhood is the most stunning thing ever. Swoon swoon.

Jenkins Family

Jenkins Family

Jenkins Family

Jenkins Family

Dixie is still trying to figure out what’s up exactly with the cute poop and spit up monster is that mommy now cuddles all of the time.

Happy Thursday, friends!