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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

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

Rachelle

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

Lauren

We are already thinking about our next session with Kathleen!

Tricia

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 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

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Your photo session should be a true experience

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

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

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

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"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.

Erika

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.

Lizette

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.

Kristin

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!

Danny

newborn, family sessions

"Kathleen has a very calming presence, which combined with her expertise, made the actual process very easy."

Our experience with Kathleen was wonderful! Kathleen took beautiful photos of our new family, which we will cherish forever. But perhaps more importantly, Kathleen’s cool professionalism made the photo session go very smoothly, especially with our three month old. Kathleen has a very calming presence, which combined with her expertise, made the actual process very easy. We look forward to having Kathleen take family photos for us again soon!

Kaitlin

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.

Kimberly

newborn sessions

"Right away, I noticed all of the beautiful photos that she took of newborns, families and special events. My husband and I have never been 'picture people,' until we were pregnant with our first child."

Jen & chris

"At first, we were hesitant and nervous about a photo shoot, but once we saw the finished product, we knew we had made the right decision. Our maternity shoot was so much fun. Kathleen put us at ease, listened to what we wanted (and didn't want) and came prepared with many ideas for us. We love our photos and feel so happy that Kathleen was able to capture that special time. As a mother herself, Kathleen was also a natural fit for our newborn photos. She came to our house, knew exactly what to do to capture our photogenic newborn, and took pictures that we will cherish forever. We are so glad to have relied on Kathleen for these special memories, and will be trusting her with our family’s most important moments going forward. Thanks Kathleen for converting us into 'picture people.'"

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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