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When you work with a photographer, you deserve to feel taken care of from start to finish. I absolutely love getting to know my clients for who they are in the inside and helping to bring that out in their photos. The kind words from my clients fill my heart and fuel my passion.

Kind Words

She has a true talent not only for photography but also for working with babies, anxious children and families in general. Kathleen is genuinely interested in getting a beautiful outcome for her clients and will go above and beyond to ensure the client is satisfied. She was extremely responsive to all our questions, and her e-mail communications are easy to follow. Overall, we have been extremely pleased with the results, and wish we had more wall space to hang all of the photos she takes. 

We have used Kathleen for several family photography sessions since moving to the Sacramento area from the East Coast. We really love her style of photography. Kathleen is an exceptional child photographer - is great with kids, so calm, gentle, and patient.

Tricia & Michael, Family sessions


Snapshots of Our Sessions

We have been taking pictures with her for about two years, and she never disappoints.


How she was able to get multiple pictures of ALL three kids smiling is beyond me!


We are already thinking about our next session with Kathleen!


We are so happy with our photos and are so glad we had Kathleen take them. There is no one else we would trust.

We've been going to Kathleen for a couple of years now, most recently we had Fresh 48 and Newborn sessions done. For both sessions, Kathleen made us feel so comfortable and was extremely professional. Kathleen had an awesome setup for parents and siblings [in her studio] - Disney+, snacks, drinks, a sofa to relax and nurse, among other things.

Kathleen took her time and ensured we captured every pose we had in mind. We did not have to bring anything to our shoot as Kathleen provided everything. We had peace of mind knowing everything was sanitized and clean. Kathleen was so patient, kind, and gentle with our toddler and newborn. We are so happy with our photos and are so glad we had Kathleen take them. There is no one else we would trust.

Mahnaz & ubaid

couple, Fresh 48, newborn, family sessions

Stephie & Alex

I can't recommend Kathleen enough. my husband and i recently ended a 2-year adoption journey when we brought home a baby girl. kathleen was on the journey with us, joining us in the hospital twice before our daughter was born, then taking our newborn photos with our girl.

Kathleen’s talent is a given; it’s apparent to anyone who looks at her photos. But what you don’t see is what she gives to her clients. Adoption photos, especially fresh 48 photos with birth mamas, require so much more sensitivity and care than normal newborn photos. She handled every situation with love, kindness and grace, treating every person in the room with respect and putting thought into how to capture photos that would be special for all parties. For our daughter’s newborn photos, she thought about ways to honor her birth parents in the photos, as well as ways to bring my mother, who passed away a few years ago, into the shoot.

fresh 48, newborn, adoption, family sessions

"I promise you that Kathleen will deliver gorgeous photos. But if you have any sort of special family circumstance, I can attest that she will treat it with respect and care and leave you all feeling so valued as clients and humans."

- Stephie

A personalized experience from timelines to questionnaires to your gallery 

What you get when you hire me:

Consultation for every part of the process to ensure you feel comfortable and confident



Your photo session should be a true experience

A lot of laughs, games, and fun prompts to help ease you in to your session


A fellow mom of little kids who knows the tricks to capture children's true joy


Love for my clients as humans and friends and a deep desire to freeze the real moments


"I cannot imagine working with another photographer."

We have worked with Kathleen since 2017. She has photographed our engagement, wedding and several family sessions. Kathleen has been nothing but amazing to work with! She is open to our ideas and is always available to answer any questions we have. Kathleen has been able to capture wonderful moments in our lives and she has a way of making sure my husband smiles in pictures! Thanks to Kathleen, we have the most beautiful photographs in our home. I cannot imagine working with another photographer.


engagement, wedding, & family photography

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"Kathleen was our fairy godmother at our wedding!"

Kathleen was our fairy godmother at our wedding! Hiring Kathleen was without a doubt among the best decisions we made while planning our wedding. She has impeccable patience, vision, and experience to create memorable shots. Kathleen is THE photographer you want for your big event.


engagement & wedding photography

"Kathleen gave me so much privacy and respected my wishes."

I knew after my daughter's birth that I wanted photos captured of my second time going through labor and delivery. Kathleen gave me so much privacy and respected my wishes. She let me take the lead the whole day. I didn't even know that she was there! Childbirth is so magical and having someone capture those moments not only took the pressure off of my husband and me to take them, but they gave us a way to look back and remember our son's birth forever.


Maternity, birth, newborn, family sessions

"Kathleen manages to capture her spirit and joy in every picture!"

Kathleen is beyond extraordinary! My little muppet is a very photogenic and Kathleen manages to capture her spirit and joy in every picture! I appreciate every session that we have had with Kathleen and look forward to our next holiday pictures and our annual Father’s Day picture! Although my muppet is photogenic, she’s also an active 2 year old, so just as I thought we probably did not get many good pictures, Kathleen surprises me every time with wide variety of poses!


newborn, family sessions

"Rest assured, you can present your idea/vision to Kathleen & she will bring it to fruition."

I have had the pleasure of working with Kathleen for the last year and a half now & she never disappoints. She is a natural with the kids and always makes them/us feel comfortable during a photo session. She’s extremely professional, warm and welcoming. I am beyond grateful that I found her because she is so talented at her craft. Rest assured, you can present your idea/vision to Kathleen & she will bring it to fruition. 


Maternity, newborn, family session

'It honestly felt like a friend was taking the pictures!"

It was a great pleasure having Kathleen take our little guy's photos. She was very patient and she made it really easy to feel comfortable during the shoot. It honestly felt like a friend was taking the pictures! She was also very responsive and easy to contact. We loved all the pictures from our session and are glad that she was able to help us capture such a special time for us.


newborn, family sessions

"Working with Kathleen over the years, from our first daughter’s newborn pictures, to our maternity photos with our second, and family photos of all of us - every session has been a dream!" 

Bridget & joey

"Working with Kathleen over the years, from our first daughter’s newborn pictures, to our maternity photos with our second, and family photos of all of us - every session has been a dream! She’s a total natural and has such an eye for angles, lighting, locations, all of it. We have always felt comfortable and the poses have come easily. Even our shy and feisty toddler loves working with her! The pictures are always beautiful as well, and perfectly capture the moments and phases of life for us to cherish forever. I always look forward to photos with Kathleen (any time I hear she’s coming to town I immediately send her a message and beg her to take pictures for us). I’m proud to be her lifelong client, and to call her a friend!"

Alisa & Michael

We did a family photo shoot with Kathleen and I can not recommend her enough!!!
I’ve been wanting to do a blossom shoot for a long time and asked Kathleen if she would be up for it and she just jumped right in! She made us (including our three year-old daughter, which is a big deal) feel very comfortable and was so incredibly nice, creative, professional that it was more of an experience than just a photo shoot. 

And to me personally that matters the most when you run a business. It’s all about how you make people feel and how people remember you. We ABSOLUTELY love how our pictures turned out and the whole process (including timely replies, flexibility, communication, professionalism) was impeccable! Thank you Kathleen!!!

family sessions

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"These are the photos I have framed all over our house and will cherish forever."

- sarah