Originally from the Live Music Capital of the World, Katie moved about the country (Nashville, TN, Seattle, WA and Athens, GA) for several years before settling in the Alamo City with her husband and young family in 2018. She's a lifestyle portrait photographer (always finding the good light), outdoorsy (…as in she likes to drink on patios), and an audiobook and podcast enthusiast (especially psychological thrillers). When she isn’t behind a camera or laptop, Katie is exploring the world with her husband, delightful daughter (2018), cheeky son (2021), and tiny pup. You can find her on Instagram (@hersideproject). Favorite Restaurant: Paloma Blanca 🕊️ Favorite Landmark: Mission Marquee Plaza Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Cascarones

Out-of-the-Box Local Playdate Ideas

        With the end of school rapidly approaching, I’m already mourning the loss of our beloved schedule. To get out of my own rut, I’m also simultaneously seeking activities to do with my children this...

Preserving Memories Without a Baby Book

Confession: I’ve never filled out the pages of a baby book. I have two of them, but they’re full of pristine, blank pages. Truthfully, this is how they’ll remain until I eventually hand them...

I’m Actually Not That Mean—Just Ask My Baby Monitor

If you live with a young human, you know what it’s like to lose your patience. If you haven’t reached your emotional limit while a small child tries to set the high score for...

The Life-Changing Practice of Secondhand Shopping

Have you ever admired a friend or neighbor’s style, marveling at her expansive wardrobe and beautiful home decor? I certainly have while also wondering how it’s possible to afford such luxuries, and so many...

We Need to Talk About IGT and Breastfeeding

For as long as I can remember, I looked forward to breastfeeding. My mother speaks quite fondly about her own experience, so I always assumed I would follow in her oversupply footsteps when my...

Tips for a Successful Family Photo Shoot

Hey there, Mama. My guess is you’re a little stressed out right now. School and extracurriculars are in full swing, Halloween is upon us, Thanksgiving is basically tomorrow, and don’t even get me started...

Respectful Parenting Opportunities

Childrearing practices run the gamut when it comes to commanding respect from little ones. In order to comply with our elders’ wishes, many of us were raised on the allure of special treats, fear...

Your Village Wants to Help You

“I can’t move.” I uttered these words after lying on my stomach for an hour at physical therapy. My lower back was mysteriously in agony, a searing 10/10 pain that rivaled the unmedicated childbirth I...