My team!

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Well this is long overdue.

I’ve mentioned both of these people in various places but it’s time we do a formal introduction here on the blog.

Meet Jordan, my photographer.

Jordan, my dear friend, has been shooting some photos and video for me for a long time now. Over two years actually! She came into my life shortly after David was born and she’s become like a sister to me.

She’s known by the public as a wedding photographer, but here is who she is to me: She’s a sister from different parents, she has the driest sense of humor that is so in line with mine, she’s obsessed with Star Wars, she’s a feeler and has this way about her that compels me to often share my innermost thoughts while she sits on my floor, she loves my boys like an aunt, she is a fantastic photographer who can see light and composition like no one else, and she’s a hard worker. She’s kind and extremely gracious, and I don’t know what I’d do without her. She has helped me shoot videos for the blog for the past few months, and has assisted with shooting various other projects, including all my family photos for years!




Now, meet Nicole!ย 


Nicole has become an absolute asset to the blog. She’s technically my assistant, by job description, but I don’t feel like that adequately describes all that she does. She’s also a sounding board for ideas for posts, and helps me gauge what to say yes to and what to say no to. She manages all the details of the hair classes, assists in projects with various brands, helps answer questions through social mediaย &ย blog comments, and keeps me organized.

And that last one is a FEAT I tell you. A FEAT.

Nicole has two sweet kids, Kate and Charlie, who are similar in age to David and Luke! She’s also expecting another baby this summer! We’ve gotten the 4 of them together to play a few times and they always have a blast. Despite being a Carolina fan(go Duke!), she’s become very dear to me and I’m so grateful that she’s a part of the team!

All of these photos were taken byย Ally, of Ally and Bobby, who is a wedding photographer here in Raleigh. Jordan introduced me to her last fall and she is both talented and REALLY fun to be around. She has a bright personality and I highly recommend her if you have a photography need! Find her info HERE!



Ally shot these at a really cute dessert shop downtown Raleigh called Lucette Grace. The desserts were fancy and almost too pretty to eat! You must check it out if you live in the area, or are visiting. Get the tiramisu. It’s delicious!

So, there is the team! They both do a lot around here so I thought it was time to share a bit more about them ๐Ÿ™‚


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Stephanie says · 03.22.16

HEELS!!!!! Any Carolina fan is good peoples! My husband is a Duke fan, I’m a Carolina fan. So basketball season can get a little contentious. But living in Lexington, KY, we’re both hated by the locals.

Michelle says · 03.22.16

Lol, I bet you do get some beef! I’m a Kentuckian so I can imagine ๐Ÿ™‚

Theresa says · 03.22.16

Hey, I’m also in Lexington. Go Cats! ๐Ÿ˜€

Michelle says · 01.06.17

Yessss!!! We are big UK fans in our house ๐Ÿ™‚

Amber says · 03.22.16

Thank you ladies for all that you do for Kate and for us!

Jill says · 03.22.16

HI Kate! Awhile back you mentioned doing a blog post on your newly organized and labeled closet…is that still in the works?

Lacy Blaine says · 03.22.16

It’s so fun to “meet” them both, Kate! I notice the positive impact they have on your blog, and I love that The Small Things team is growing! Woohoo!

BethAnn Rosario says · 03.22.16

I lived in Chicago when I first found your blog and continued to follow more regularly once moving to Raleigh. Because of the small things blog we found Jordan to photograph our wedding and couldn’t be happier. She is the best. And if you ask her, I mentioned you/your blog a million times between engagement pictures and wedding day because I am such a fan. Thanks Kate and hi Jordan ( you da best!)!

Alicia @ Turquoise Grace says · 03.22.16

So fun to see a little bit behind the scenes! It’s nice to “meet” your team! ๐Ÿ™‚

cindy says · 03.23.16

Love how much you appreciate your team. It’s always nice to be acknowledged. Keep up the great work ladies.

Courtney K says · 03.23.16

Nice to meet your team! Thanks for the intro. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve learned so much from thesmallthingsblog recently regarding hair and makeup, thank you, Jordan and Nicole, for all your hard to work behind the scenes!

Evelyn says · 03.23.16

Hello team! Looks like a fun trio!

breanna c says · 03.23.16

Hi, team!
You all do a lovely job.Thanks for all you do!

Dawn Schuler says · 03.23.16

Thanks for “introducing” Jordan and Nicole! So fun to see the whole smallthingsblog team! Love the blog. Great job to all three of you.

Courtney says · 03.23.16

That Nicole is worth a billion trillion cupcakes in my book. ???

Mel says · 03.23.16

I love that you’re giving a shoutout to your team! So many more bloggers should do this! Thank you!!

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Baby Bottle says · 03.24.16

Nice to look your team.

Heather says · 03.24.16

Craziness – I used to babysit Nicole and all her sisters when I was a teenager! So fun to see her pop up on a blog I read.

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Stephanie @ ChalkSouthernToMe says · 03.27.16

What an amazing team of women that you have surrounding you! I’ve heard Lucette Grace is amazing, I’ll have to try it soon! Xo, Stephanie

Emily says · 03.28.16

I was in Raleigh that weekend you posted this! Always love exploring that area-I’ll have to remember to get dessert next trip ๐Ÿ™‚

Nat says · 04.05.16

You guys look great Kate! What do you do to keep fit? I’ve been doing some Krav Maga which has done me a world of good.

Anita says · 10.19.17

Checking to see if Kate is still having classes because I soooo want to come.