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Fall Mini Session time!

I know multiple people have been waiting patiently for this – Fall minis this year will be October 28th and 29th!

Not sure you want to commit to a full session? Don’t think your kids will last through a full session? This is the perfect option for you. Even though the session itself is only 20 minutes, you will have a private proof viewing appointment in studio with a custom slideshow of images.

This year, we are planning both days outdoors. $50 retainer will hold your session. You’ll then have the option to choose your day and time slot. SATURDAY OCTOBER 28th will be at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax. SUNDAY OCTOBER 29th will be at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Chantilly. With minis, we always try to keep the appointment times and locations outdoors. If it is absolutely not possible because of high wind or heavy rain, you will have the option to either move indoors at the eKate Photography studio, or use our backup date of November 5th.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. If you are ready to reserve your session, contact us using the form below!

Appointments are very limited and are reserved only after a contract is signed and retainer is received.


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Santa Sessions!

Do you HATE waiting in line at the mall every year? I know the feeling. My kids even get sick of it and ask why we are waiting in a ridiculous line to see Santa, because they are hungry/tired/bored/screaming/etc.

Now you don’t have to wait in that line! For $15, you can reserve a spot on December 2nd. Bring your kiddos and have milk and cookies, do a seasonal craft, and get photos with a natural-beard Santa!

Here is how it will work: Once you sign up for a time slot (2pm, 3pm, 4pm) and pay the $15, you’re in. On December 2, you’ll show up at your appointment time along with four other families, and check in. That’s the longest you could possibly be waiting in line – behind four other families. Each of the five families signed up during that hour are guaranteed to get photos during that hour. There’s no rushing (we have other families, so you can’t hang with Santa forever, but you will get to chat with him!), and kids will have activities and snacks while they wait!

Once you get your photos taken, you will see them right away and decide which ones you’d like as prints or image files. ONLY PAY FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KEEP! Reserve your space now:

Along with prints, we will have holiday cards, ornaments, and MORE!

Drop in space will be dependent upon availability AFTER reserved slots are filled. If you don’t want to risk it, sign up now!

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Who I Am Project – Model Call


Do you remember that awkward stage before you’d come into your own? Not quite child but not a teenager? Could you have used a confidence boost and a celebration of who you are with no pressure to be anything else?

Babies are so cute, new, and chubby, and everyone wants photos of them. Toddlers have those big, bright eyes do hilarious things all the time as they are learning how to basically be a human. Elementary age kids get lots of attention at first, but those tween ages are often forgotten. At ages 10-12, kids aren’t children anymore but aren’t quite teens. There is so much pressure put on kids as they get older that they may change completely, right before your eyes.

I’m making it my personal mission to capture those lost preteen years. The goal is to help tweens look and feel awesome and have unshakable confidence in themselves when they hit middle school.

In comes the “Who I Am” project!

We are starting the “Who I Am” photography project to fill in the forgotten photo years while enriching the lives of pre-teens. The main goal is to make pre-teens look and feel beautiful and in the years when everything feels wrong or awkward, we want them to be confident in who they are.

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for female OR male models for our photography project, ages 10-12. We will ask the model and their parents a few questions, then combine the text and photographs to create a meaningful piece of art.

Why “Who I am”?

We want to capture the the personality of these tweens and record the last stage of their childhood before they become young adults. We want them to each realize their own true beauty and identity so that they are confident in themselves before they start middle school. Imagine the impact a single beautiful image can do for your tween’s self-image!

How to participate or nominate a friend:

Please e-mail us by Friday, January 20thEXTENDED TO JANUARY 27TH! if you are interested in having your child participate in this project, or if you would like to nominate a friend or family member who you think would be perfect for this. Please nominate people you believe would enjoy the boutique experience we provide. The in-studio session itself is complimentary and includes $50 in product credit (a total $245 value). Our goal is to create a gorgeous group of photos you’ll love and that truly show your child’s spirit and soul! Many people like to use these photos as birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and “just because” gifts for their son/daughter. NO PURCHASE REQUIRED.

If you DO choose to purchase additional items, our portrait collections start at $1,085, or the minimum a la carte purchase is $300 (if you choose to spend more than the included print credit).

After you email us, we will send you specific details and you can decide if this project is perfect for your child.

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Drop in Saturday!

Do you just need a few images for a holiday card? Are you not sure you’re ready to jump into a full professional photography session? Do you want holiday themed prints, or better yet, magnets of your kids to pass out to family at Thanksgiving?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I have your solution! Stop by my studio between 9:30am and 1:30pm or 5:45-6:45pm this Saturday to take advantage of my winter/holiday themed setup. NO SESSION FEE! Just drop in and we are ready to go! You’ll get a few shots, see the proofs right away, and be able to purchase prints, holiday cards, or image files right then and there (cards/prints will be available for pickup on another date).

Sample prices:

Single 5×7 image file – $20

Set of 25 double sided cards with envelopes – $55

Magnets – $8

No appointment is necessary, but please call or email if you have questions!

571-408-9223 – – 10370A Democracy Lane Fairfax ekl-fox-26

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New Products! Complimentary Matted Folios

I’m adding products to what I offer my clients and I’m really excited about it! Some of the new things I’m offering are mini press books (great for portrait albums!), a better selection and larger option for accordion books (currently one of my most popular products), and these amazing matted folios:


I fell in love with the first one I ordered.  These things have the sturdy feel and classy look of an album, combined with the display ability of a small framed print.  Perfect for desks and shelves.  Like I said, I love them.  They come in five different sizes with lots of cover material options.  I’m so excited about them that I am offering an 8×8 matted folio to the first three clients to book a portrait session with me after this announcement.  Just like I announced on my FB Page, it is the first three clients to book a new session for a date between now and May 6th.  I’m not yet offering these to all clients, so be the first to get one! ($150 Value).

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Name/Word Prints

This started as a craft project.  I had gotten tickets to the Redskins-Steelers game as an anniversary gift for Bart a few years ago.  I was buying them from a friend, and planned to “run into” her while Bart and I were at the grocery store (a grocery store we don’t normally go to).  I claimed I owed her money from something rugby related, and THAT was why I was handing her $140 in cash while in the checkout line…  Sketchy, right?  (and SBJ, you definitely didn’t make things any LESS sketchy).

Anyways, with this massively awkward attempt to hide something, and because I thought Bart knew SBJ had season tickets, I was positive he knew what his gift was.  Last minute, I decided to try to throw him off by making a name sign of our last name.  He loved it.  (I kept waiting for him to seem disappointed or confused, but it turns out he had no idea I had bought Redskins tickets.  I had gotten all stressed out for nothing, but what else is new…)

We hung our name sign up, and every time someone noticed it, they would either say they wanted one or that I should sell them.  Well, now I do!  It is kind of a fun side item for me, but I thought the holidays were a perfect time to offer them.  Here is what I wrote in my Holiday Newsletter:

Searching for that special gift?

Why not a customized name or word print?
These are available in black and white,
neon, or primary colors.  Pricing depends
on the number of letters and the print size,
ranging from desktop accessory to poster
size.  A 7-letter word in black and white (a
10″x30″ print size) is only $40!

Orders can be placed with me directly and
picked up in Fairfax in only 4 business days.
If you don’t mind waiting 7-14 days, you can
have your order shipped directly to an
address of your choice, with no shipping
!  Options such as framing,
mounting, and gift packing are also

Is your creative mind spinning?
Feel free to contact me to see if what you
are imagining is possible!

If you are interested in ordering, you can contact me.

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