what if you could pause time? 

what if you could have photos that would capture the best parts of your life right now?

I love the ordinary moments, they're so beautiful. The way your baby sits and crawls and scoots along the floor. The look of determination in your 3 year old's eyes as she tries to do things for herself. The way your oldest and youngest child cuddle on the couch. These memories that are ordinary, but that won't last forever because time brings change.

the pasue button for the beauty in your life

My at-home, Now & Then sessions are meant to be a snapshot of your life. They're meant to show what a perfect, ordinary day with your family is like. They're instant-nostalgia creators, because you know these kids will grow up, become more independent, and your days will change. This session is a way to show your future self how good your life was at this moment. 

Anything that pauses, preserves, or stops time, even for a moment, is worth its weight in gold. 

time is the most meaningful thing we have to give. 

the good news

We can pause this moment for you. Personally, I am obsessed with finding photos of seemingly ordinary days or moments of my childhood. I love looking through old albums and seeing myself as a kid, younger versions of my parents (how did I ever think they were old?!), smaller versions of my siblings, and what a day in our life was like back in 1997. 

part I: documenting home life

Think reading books, playing games, swinging outside, riding bikes, snuggling on the couch, basically living your normal life, but making it look really, really good. 

The now & then session in two parts

Your child or children eating their favorite food or just a messy food that they love. I want to show the joy and messiness of eating. The pure delight of enjoying something you love. 

Part Ii: favorite food

I'll let you in on a little secret.

And that's where my expertise and long history of experience comes out to shine. I know how to run a session. I know how to get the photos we both want. I know how to negotiate, compromise, and make people relax. It's the reason the Now & Then session is up to three hours long--it gives us the luxury of time and letting the moments unfold without the pressure of the clock ticking down. 

Your kids probably won't do exactly what you want them to do. 

The most important thing? trust me. 

Trust that I know what I’m doing, even if your kids are acting like, well, kids. I will create photos that are beautiful, that you'll want to share with your friends and family, and that you'll treasure for years to come. 

are you wondering...

Your Now & Then session is up to 3 hours long and includes a gallery of 50+ digital, edited, high resolution images. 

what's the investment?


the investment starts at:

I'm ready to book!

(payment plans available)

what my clients are saying

Working with Kate was as natural and effortless an experience as you could imagine, even on a day that seems as busy and rapid-fire as a wedding day. She and her team were professional and courteous not only to us, but to all of our guests, and really made everyone feel at ease. As a result of that comfort, there is a candid, true, and intimate nature to the photos that I have not seen in any other photographer's work.

~ Andrew & Lacey Tasselmyer

My fiancé and I worked with Kate for our engagement pictures and couldn’t be happier. We were both hesitant to do engagement pictures but Kate made it so easy. Communication and setting up a time and location were a breeze. She suggested we pick locations that were meaningful to us. We went with two of our favorite spots in our neighborhood (Ballard locks and the Farmers’s Market) with the hopes of capturing some of the gorgeous fall colors and all the water in the area. Kate heard us and delivered! 

~ Kerry Castorina

I’ve taken a dozen 16 year olds to the Alps AND brought all of them home. I’ve navigated the Madrid, Paris, London, Barcelona, and Rome subway systems with teenagers in tow. 

I’ve caught a bride when she fainted on her wedding day. I worked my way through Tokyo, alone, without a phone and no Japanese skills to speak of. I’m a problem solving maverick.

If you like what you see, then we should definitely work together. 

overall, I specialize in chaos management.