As one of Los Angeles' maternity and newborn photographers, photography is a second full time career for me. I was an elementary school teacher and part time photographer for over 20 years.
My talent for photographing children was "exploited" while I was a teacher and I was the go-to person for all kinds of photos, including "make up" picture day. Thus, being a newborn photographer was a logical transition as I retired from teaching.
Photographing kids and families is more similar to teaching than you may think (grin). Truly, I have to plan sessions, think of ways to get natural expressions and understand child development. And I also have to work with parents, often, brand new parents.
Now, I am a bit of a recluse. I enjoy working on editing images, creating photo art and planning sessions. My studio is filled with all kinds of elements that I may decide I need during a session. It is not a minimalist, clean-lined studio. It is brimming with props and fabrics and furniture. You may find me rummaging around in a closet during a session looking for the perfect head piece. Or, I may venture out into the garage to get a chair or bench that I think will work better. So, sessions with me are what you may call “freely planned”. That is, I plan, but then if the mood of the session changes, then so do I.
Probably the best way to describe what I do is to quote a past client:
"Katie, thank you for stopping time so perfectly for us".
I invite you to have an in-person complimentary consultation about your maternity or newborn photo session. My job will be to create astoundingly captivating images of you and your family.
Experience what it feels like to be photographed with the people you love.
Certificated in Newborn Photography Posing Safety.
Red Cross First Aid (Infants)
Completed newborn care specialist training
15 Years experience with children with health concerns in the classroom.