Hi!  I'm Katie - photographer and owner of Creative Image Weddings & Portraits. Home base is Wilmington, Delaware - but we're open to traveling anywhere you might need us!  If you are looking for a wedding or portrait photographer, visiting this blog is a great way to get to know our work and personality.  I'm so glad you are here!  Comment and let me know what catches your eye!

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Hi! I'm Katie - photographer and owner of Creative Image Weddings & Portraits.  Home base is Wilmington, Delaware - but we're open to traveling anywhere you might need us!  If you are looking for a 

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October 16, 2020

Marian Coffin Gardens

A Fall Family Session

Ahhhh! A Carney family Fall session at Marian Coffin Gardens. Perfection. In case you missed my Instagram post, nearly every year (for I think 5 or 6 years) Shaina comes up with a family theme for their photo session. For this year, she picked a Victorian/gothic type theme. (their outfits and props are the best!)

Getting Personal

Due to the weather, the particular day this family session was scheduled was GROSS. It was a dark day and threatening rain most of the time (of course it started lightly raining immediately when I got to the Marian Coffin Gardens). Because October is Mental Health Awareness Month, let me be real a second. It was hard for me to feel that motivated to even pack up my camera for this session. Some days are like that. I know for many, it’s possible that more days in 2020 have felt this way than in any other year.

So, I’m writing something a little more personal to let you know that if you are reading this and also struggle with anxiety and depression, you aren’t alone. Seek help if you haven’t already. Find a support system. I’m thankful that in the hardest of times my faith gives me hope. My husband, family, and friends support me. I told my husband before leaving for this session that I knew when I got the gardens and got started, I would have more energy and that it would help with the ‘gray feelings.’ This is because I love what I get to do. I love serving families and couples with creativity. What do you love? Put that in your ‘tool box’ to fight against mental illness. Also, check out the resources that NAMI Delaware (other clients of mine!) offers. Don’t suffer in silence.

Thank you for reading and listening. And finally – please! Enjoy this sample of photos. Thank you, Carney family! I love working with you all so much.

Are you interested in a session at Marian Coffin Gardens? Get in touch!

  1. Shaina Carney says:

    Family picture day is one of my favorite days of the year, and working with Katie is a huge reason why. Each year Katie’s creativity helps bring our vision to life — whether we are braving the rain in gothic themed outfits or posing in ridiculous 80’s themed Eagles outfits! Katie’s ability to capture each member of our family’s personality is amazing, and every year I say this photoshoot is my favorite. I can’t wait for next year!!

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