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Hi, I’m Kat!
I’m a twenty-something year old girl with a camera based on the beautiful, sunny Gulf Coast. For the last ten years, I've explored the adventures life has to offer with my husband, Forrest. We have two furry four-legged kids-- a Malinois named Nova, and a black cat, Bean.
On a family trip to Alaska, and behind the screen of a Sony Cybershot my parents bought me, the spark that was my interest in photography was ignited. It was a hobby I developed as a kid that I didn't consider as a career until college. I finally upgraded to a professional camera, started a little side hustle and here we are nine years later travelling to some of the coolest places meeting some of the most beautiful people.
My favorite color is lavender, I'm a hopeless romantic, daddy-daughter dances have me misty eyed, I love the ambiance of a local coffee shop, and I casually use more dad jokes than I should. Being entrusted with capturing these types of memories is an absolute honor. So now that you know more about me, let's get together and take some photos!
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What's it like to work with me?
Of course I'd like you to know that I'm a fun outgoing person, and that I try to make each session a comfortable and enjoyable experience but you wont truly believe that until we have the opportunity to work together.
I like to incorporate a decent balance of prompts and poses during my sessions to capture the authenticity because an entire album of posey posey photos is not my thing. We'll walk and twirl, dance and dip so that your album reflects the natural movement and attributes of your life or love story.
And if you're the "we don't know how to pose" type- forget that. I am your guide. As part of my past job working with Exalte' Magazine, I had the opportunity of leading modelling classes, so not only will I help pose you, but I will also help you understand the dynamics of the poses we incorporate so that you can begin to feel more comfortable and confident in front of the camera!
But let me tell you more about what the whole process is like to work with me- start to finish...
You’re here for a reason, to see if I might be the right photographer for you! Whether you’re just shopping around and requesting pricing from a number of photographers or you specifically came here because you like my work, I’m happy you’re here. To provide you with the best service, I want you to feel confident in me and the services I provide. Every photographer has their style, and I consider mine to be more bright, clean, organic and timeless with a hint of warmth. If that’s what you’re looking for in your album then I think we would be a great fit together!
One of the most important questions:
How much does it cost?
I refer to my packages as Investments because that’s exactly what photographs are, an investment. A photograph is a moment captured in time that will last for ages- priceless if you ask me!
My portrait sessions begin at $200 and vary based on what you’d like included in your experience. I’m happy to discuss customizing your package with added time and locations so that we can get the most out of our time together! All sessions require a non refundable $50 booking fee that will count towards your overall total. The remaining balance is not due until at least 24 hours before your session date.
My wedding packages are pretty simple and self-explanatory. Download the pricing guide below, but be sure to check my availability before you fall in love with me!
My most popular package is roughly $3,200 [8hr, 2nd photographer + complimentary portrait session] and a deposit of one third of your overall total is due at the time of booking. Multiple package options and ability to customize available!
First thing's first, I need to make sure I'm available! When you decide that you’d like to work with me, fill out a contact form under the service tab of choice here on my site to get started. Once I receive your message I'll be in touch and we'll go from there. After you're booked on the calendar, I am officially yours to help you prepare as you need whether it's outfit coordination for your portrait session or vendor recommendations for your wedding!
After we do all the fun stuff, this is where the real work begins. I begin sifting through hundreds, sometimes thousands of photos from your session or event, choosing the best of the best in a process called “culling” removing any mid-motion images, duplicate shots or photos with blinking subjects. I’ll tediously go through each individual image correcting the lighting, coloration, cropping and other minor appearance enhancements like blemish removal, skin softening, teeth whitening and eye brightening. Images are available for download digitally via a complimentary online gallery and a keepsake USB flash drive will be mailed to you. Portrait session albums are delivered no more than two weeks after your session date and wedding albums are delivered in no more than six weeks after the event date.
At this time images and albums are available for digital download with included print release, print shop openings soon!
So... What's next?
Let's get in touch!
I photograph that too!
Fun Fact: I chose to elope! As an elopement bride, I knew photography was a very important part of this experience - as it should be for any wedding day - but elopements are epic, and that should be documented properly. Every elopement is an adventure, so let's make it a memorable one together. Check out more about my elopement services and then send me your love story and let's start planning.