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Happy 5th Birthday, Cate

Our baby girl is 5.  5!  5?  5 years old! I just can’t believe how fast 5 years has gone, how much we’ve done, how much we’ve learned, how fulfilled we’ve been by this little girl.


This year Cate has really been all about “rockin'”. Looking back on home movies from this year, we noticed that Cate was always singing or had some sort of instrument in her hand (we really need to look into music lessons…any advice out there?) . So, of course, we had to do a rocker photo shoot and birthday party.


So, Cate….Cate is, and always has been, a talker. The girl is rarely quiet.  🙂  She is so smart, inquisitive and creative.  She notices everything.  She still loves dancing.  She’s happy and witty and silly. She’s been an amazing big sister.  She is  interested in all things “big-girl”.  She loves to be around big girls and act like she’s “12”. Most days, I think she truly feels that she is older than she is (sometimes this causes some conflict, both with us and within herself).  We are always amazed at the many sides of her.



She is very into fashion.  She helps both Corey and I pick out clothes and always picks out her own outfits too.  She always notices what people are wearing, if they’ve changed their hair, or done something different in any way.  She picks up on people’s moods too and really empathizes with the feelings of others.


She LOVES Taylor Swift.  (Heck, we all do! We like that she’s seeing a young girl be fun and funky and musical, writing her own songs and playing her own instruments.)  This is her “Taylor Swift” pose…like I said, she picks up on everything!


But, she’s still just 5. Still our little girl.  She’s innocent and sweet and has a huge heart.



I think this next one is my favorite.  It’s just so Cate to me.  I love that her right hand is blurred, because she is always in motion. I love that she’s dancing, and most likely in the middle of singing something. And, call me crazy, but that gorgeous light around her is the light that I see in our little girl.



Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl.  You are so very loved.

November 28, 2010 - 10:15 pm

Carol - Oh my gosh! These pictures are terrific. Cate is going to be famous someday. She is most fortunate to have such a great family and you are so fortunate to have such a great daughter. Don’t blink or she will be a teenager. Enjoy each moment.

November 29, 2010 - 1:18 am

Alissa - Jaime!!! Where do I even begin?!? Love her whole outfit….tutu….glitter leggings…cowgirl boots and even pink and purple nails!!! She is one of the coolest-most rockin’ little girls ever! =) She totally nailed the Taylor Swift pose…I love that one! I love them all!!!!! She is absolutely beautiful and you did an amazing job of capturing that…as always! =) Love your work and your family. You guys are all wonderful!! I’m so glad we got back in touch.

November 29, 2010 - 8:51 am

Jennifer Morgan - She is SO loved…yes she is.

November 29, 2010 - 9:15 am

momma Dar - Always love the heart and soul behind your photography Jaima! Cate is beautiful, just like her Momma!

November 29, 2010 - 10:10 am

Amy - Happy Birthday Sweet Cate! Amazing pictures, amazing niece, and she has amazing parents. Love it all!

November 29, 2010 - 11:14 am

Margie - love love love love love! happy 5th birthday cate! (the sepia toned guitar pic is my favorite) and your favorite is also awesome! i find that i like different pics of my kids than other people do, but i like them because it shows off who they are! love that we both think the same way!

November 29, 2010 - 2:29 pm

Larissa - All are stunning but these black and whites are – I don’t know – art? So beautiful.

November 29, 2010 - 5:58 pm

Leslie - Love the photo session! Nothing better than a great photographer & a beautiful model.

November 29, 2010 - 7:59 pm

Heather Fritz - The pictures and story was amazing. Made me cry 🙂 so much love in your family. You are very lucky. Would love to have you photograph my family some day. Love, babs

November 29, 2010 - 9:18 pm

aubrey - love love love these photos jamie. you are so talented at what you do. i’m sure it is that much more fun and rewarding when you are doing your little “big” girl. she is beautiful and i’m thankful i’ve gotten to know this sweet girl a little bit. my faves are the one of her feet and the black and white of her playing guitar with her hand raised. awesome job girl!

November 30, 2010 - 11:32 am

Shari Schwab - She is a beautiful girl! Happy Birthday to Cate! Great photos Jaime!
Aunt Shari

December 4, 2010 - 10:53 pm

Jula - Happy happy Birthday Cate! She’s grown so much this year, thinking back to her pics last year. Geez…it seems like you just posted those. Wow. Beautiful shots, Jaima and what a gift to have captured your Cate!

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