I'm married to my high school sweetheart, Nick. We fell in love as 15 and 16 year olds and haven't looked back since. I'm pretty sure we've both morphed into entirely different people (a few times over!) in the 20+ years we've been together, but we've managed to do it together.
We have three kids-Austin (7), Adri (5), and Arlo (3). They are simultaneously the light of our lives and the ones that run us ragged. They are my daily muses, fueling my photography passions and always helping me to see and appreciate the beauty in the ordinary.
When I'm not smiling to myself as I edit your family's images, you'll find me:
•Counting down the minutes until the kid's bedtime (just keeping it real!)
•Netflix binging the latest dark drama series. All time favorites include The Handmaid's Tale, The Ozarks, Breaking Bad, and Money Heist.
•Spending time with my kiddos in our southwest Minneapolis neighborhood of Kingfield.
•Scarfing take out Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, or Ethiopian from our favorite local restaurants.
am so very excited you're here! A little about me. I'm a recovering perfectionist, striving minimalist, glass half full-er, and life-time learner.
Photo Credit: Jennings Photo
Oh my gosh, I am absolutely speechless. These photos are INCREDIBLE and Kate has such a gift- an eye for detail and lighting and emotion. I sincerely cannot thank her enough for capturing this emotional transition. I will be over here in tears looking through these stunning images.
Working with Kate was phenomenal. Anyone with kids know getting them to cooperate for photos can be a challenge! She made the process stress-free. She rolled with what the little ones needed, found ways to engage them and keep them interested. She has a kind, empathetic nature that put everyone at ease. I think some of the improvised moments created some of the best photos. We are very happy with our experience!
Working with Kate was fun, easy, and resulted in family photos that we will cherish forever! The kids had a blast and I could not believe all of the great shots Kate managed to capture considering all of the running and goofing around our 2 and 4 year olds were doing! I was amazed by her efficiency; her knowledge of light and location allowed us to shoot in several locations in a short window of time. The result was a group of beautiful, candid, and high quality photos that captured the warmth and glow of our family’s togetherness. Kate is a joy to work with and we look forward to more family photo shoots with her in the future!
Kate was so great to work with! She came in, made my kids feel comfortable, had the patience of a saint, had great ideas, and then to top it off her editing is just so beautiful! She definitely captures personalities all while making the shoot feel effortless. So grateful for her talent!
Working with Kate for our newborn session in our home was like visiting with a good friend. Kate clearly and confidently directed our poses and positioning, which is invaluable as new parents just getting the hang of things. Kate’s warmth and calm demeanor allowed me to feel comfortable nursing in front of the camera. We love the images she was able to capture of our growing family and will cherish them forever!
Kate knew exactly how to cue every photo to have them look incredibly professional yet still allow me to feel comfortable for each shot. It's not always easy to feel beautiful when you are so pregnant but I have never felt so full of beauty until that shoot and especially seeing the images afterwards. She captured timeless photos that I will happily look back on for the years to come. I know it's easy to say this when you are happy with something but, I really cannot recommend Kate enough when it comes to maternity photos.
It was a fantastic experience inviting Kate into our home to help us capture the memories of our newborn. Despite being exhausted and our house being a mess, Kate ensured that our photos turned out their best. Both her demeanor and final product were highly professional. We are so grateful that she helped us capture these fleeting moments as our newborn quickly grows up.
Kate’s warmth and kindness allowed us to feel comfortable from the very beginning, which resulted in her capturing our family and this moment in our lives in such an authentic way. We are in love with the photos and have been proudly sharing them with everyone. Kate is fantastic at what she does. We highly recommend her and hope to work with her again.
Kate has an incredible talent, not only in the quality of her photography, but it starts from the beginning with her kind demeanor, helpful prep guidance, and putting you at ease as soon as you meet her. She made us feel comfortable from the start and we enjoyed the entire experience while having fun as a family. She is patient, full of suggestions and ideas, understands all kinds of lighting and worked her magic with lifestyle photography. We were familiar with her work and yet she always amazes us with the variety and quality of her work providing us with an extensive gallery that it makes it hard to choose favorites when we love them all!