Laughter, tears-we're gonna capture it all


As a fellow Mama counting down the minutes til bedtime on the reg, I get it.  That annoying quote that makes you want to scream and cry all at the same time - "The days are long, but the years are short."  Yeah, it's true.   Your little people are turning into not so little people with each passing day.  And so often those days are so exhausting, it's impossible to savor and appreciate these moments that make up our lives as they are happening.  

We're going to make some magic during your family session.  I'm going to show you what I see when I look at your family.  Because looking through my lens, I only see real raw love, the rockstar parents that you are, and your littles that will never look at you quite the same way again.  I'll get you that classic shot with everyone smiling at the camera.  But most importantly, I'm going to document the fun you have as a family, your connection, and all those little unseen moments.  I'm going to curate all those images and then package them up to present to you in all their glory.  Now you get to appreciate those moments for a lifetime.  Put 'em on the wall-you're going to need those reminders on the hardest of days.




Let's keep this whole thing easy, yeah?  

Fill out the short contact form on my website and send it on over.  I make it a goal to get back to you in one business day. 

We'll schedule a brief phone call to spend a few moments getting to know each other better.  I find this phone call make things all the more comfortable the day of the shoot. 

I'll walk you through my process, which is purposely streamlined to be as simple as possible.  I'll answer any questions or concerns.  And of course, we'll get into the nitty gritty details of pricing.

1. Say Hello

2.  Sign on the dotted line

You're ready to move forward-let's do this thing!

Once you're ready to book, reach out to me and we'll select a date/time.  We'll talk locations and the best time of the day for flattering, soft lighting.  I'll send over your contract and invoice for the non-refundable session fee.  It's easy peasy-you can review/sign the contract and pay the invoice online with just a few clicks.

Your session date is now secured on my calendar!

I'll send over my Session Prep Guide that answers FAQ's.  My goal is to answer any questions before you've even had a chance to think of them.

The Session Prep Guide includes advice on picking out both your and your family's wardrobe.  It also includes some suggested color palettes to make things even easier.  

I get it, picking out what to wear is one of the most stressful parts.  I'm here to help make it easier.  Contact me if you need additional help beyond the guide.

3. Preparation

The day has come!  We meet at the agreed upon location-usually your home or a fabulous outdoor spot.  

We've already chatted on the phone, so we kinda feel like good friends already.

I'll come prepared with plenty of prompts and shot ideas that will be oh so flattering.  If you've got kiddos participating in the session, I have all sorts of tricks up my sleeve to make it fun and engaging for them and to capture your family's raw love and connection.

You get to just relax and enjoy yourself.  No stressing about your kiddos-I've seen it all.  Your job is to just keep smiling and love on your family.  

4. let's shoot!

2-3 weeks after the session, I'll send over a your fully edited gallery slideshow for you to "ohh and ahhh" over. Prepare for some emotional moments!!

Now that you've fallen in love with your images, you have 3 days to decide which Package to purchase. Don't stress though-you're just choosing the package level immediately. Take your time selecting the individual images you'll keep forever as part of that package and spending your print credit. Remember, all packages come with a certain number of digital images and a particular $ amount print credit.  

Now get that artwork up on your walls to enjoy!

5. your photographs

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heirloom artwork • priceless

Packages from $300

$200 session fee

We'll talk full pricing details on our brief introductory phone call.  Just after the call I'll send over my pricing guide, with all the collection options outlined.

I won't leave you hang right now though!   Minimum investment with Session Fee and base Package is $500.  I find most client's spend about $800.  All packages include a print credit.

The Session Fee covers my time and talent the day of the shoot and is non-refundable.   Once you are presented with your gallery you choose your Package level-buy only what (and if) you love!  

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Working with Kate was fun, easy, and resulted in family photos that we will cherish forever! She couldn’t have made the shoot more comfortable, giving us friendly instruction on a few formal poses and encouraging our family to be ourselves. 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!

Lake Harriet Family SESSION



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.

IN HOme Family Session



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! Thank you, Kate, for sharing your talent with us!



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