the one behind the camera

hello! i’m katie and welcome to my little corner of the world. i love lord of the rings, joshua tree and flea markets. plants and drift wood installations cover the interior of my apartment. i live in the heart of boston with my fine husband (that’s us at our wedding!) we live amongst our vinyl records, clay mugs and old camera collection with fresh pizza and cannoli just a stone’s throw away.

i’m a storyteller drawn to emotive and candid love. i source my inspiration from cinematic, intimate moments and fine art imagery. my goal is observe, listen and create a selection of images that make you feel something — and to capture the normal you! it’s a total honor. just as you’ll throw yourselves into your steadfast love and share it with others, i promise my creativity and talent will be reflected in your images.

i’m a bi-coastal business and split my time between los angeles and new england. no matter where you’re located, i’ll happily jump on a plane to come photograph you. let’s meet over java/vino/donuts, push the boundaries together and see where our collaboration leads.

“a thing that you see in my photographs is that i'm not afraid to fall in love with these people.” – annie leibovitz

let's be friends on instagram. slide into my dm's.

@katieasalerno

KIND CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

"our session with katie was so beyond fun for both of us! between the outfits, the flowers, the music and the company, we were on cloud 9. working with katie is always filled with lots of laughs and good vibes! her energy is contagious and she makes the most intimate and personal pieces of our relationship come to life in her pictures. her creativity and calming spirit makes for a great photographer and an even better friend."

- COLE AND PHIL

"my husband and i are both photographers ourselves but when it came to our first time with child we needed to hire someone else to take the photos to capture a piece of the unfolding story and Katie was my first choice! i've watched her passion and career in photography grow and am constantly moved by the stories she is capable of sharing with her photos. talented, fun and professional - so much love for her and so grateful for her talent!"

- JESSAMYN AND ANDREW

"from our first email interaction to the delivery of our gallery, katie was amazing to work with. when we met for coffee, she was so easy and sweet - it was like chatting with an old friend. she made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, the session was so much fun and we now have incredible pictures that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. i will 100% recommend katie to anyone and we will absolutely be booking more sessions in the future!"

- KAIT AND DARAK

"katie is simply fantastic. she has an amazing eye, such incredible talent, and made the process of taking our engagement photos and wedding photos SO easy and fun. it is clear that katie puts SUCH time and attention into EVERY single photo she takes and edits. our wedding photos came out better than we could've hoped. they're irreplaceable. we cannot articulate our gratitude for her. katie is seriously a dream and absolutely killed it at our wedding. we will sing her praises at all times. we're incredibly grateful. katie did such an amazing job and we highly, highly recommend katie for all your photography needs!"

- MIA AND LUKE

"katie and her incredible team were beyond amazing our entire wedding weekend! we had a very traditional bangladeshi-american wedding and katie went above and beyond to photograph our traditional wedding customs and our absurdly large groups of formal family shots. she also stepped up beyond her job as our photographer to assist in any way she could, including helping to coordinate our group, scoping out a spot for our portraits and keeping us on schedule. throughout the entire process, katie was very attentive to our wants and desires and her attention to detail really showed on the day of. she made sure to speak with us before the engagement shoot and the wedding to get to know us and make sure we were all on the same page - the better she knew us as a couple, the better she’d be able to capture our special moments. the photographs came out wonderfully and we’ll cherish them forever. her energy the weekend of our wedding (and for the engagement shoot) was friendly and calming. we definitely recommend her and will be sure to use her for any of our future needs!"

- TAYYABA AND HASIB

"oh my gosh what can i say about katie? first off, she is just the cutest person: friendly, kind, fun, and super positive. it was cloudy and rainy for both our engagement session and our wedding, but katie's optimism and calm attitude helped me relax. she is so fun! second, she is a total pro: her photographs are stunning and her organization, demeanor and artistic direction while shooting you are all utterly professional. this girl knows how to make you feel comfortable in front of her camera and also knows how to find the sweet moments to capture, which suited my artistic style. i truly cannot recommend her enough! when you look at katie's pictures you can clearly see her talent, but what you cannot see is just how wonderful she is to interact with. i feel lucky to have had her be a part of my biggest day."

- JAKE AND KIMBERLY

"i've known katie for a few years now and have watched her photograph newborn, family, engagement and wedding photos for friends of mine. after seeing her work, i knew i needed to hire her for my wedding. the ambedo collection was worth every penny! during our engagement shoot, katie made us feel so comfortable (especially my husband), so i knew our wedding photos would be to die for and they were a top priority for me.

i just got my wedding photos back the other day and can’t stop looking at them: they look like they belong in a magazine! katie perfectly captured every moment. i might need to wallpaper my house with them. she is truly so talented, thoughtful and thorough. her work is so unique and i’m so happy and lucky i got to work with her. you NEED to hire katie to capture your day - you'll receive top service and will not be disappointed! katie, thank you for being so dedicated. i'll be a client for life."

- ANDRIA AND DAVE

"within minutes of meeting katie, my wife and i thought of her more as a close friend than a vendor. her investment in our relationship and our love story was obvious during every interaction. she wanted to know us as people. her demeanor, professionalism, and preparation made us comfortable immediately and made us feel like we were working with someone who cared deeply about us.

throughout the planning process, katie was very responsive to emails and receptive to meeting up, and was always interested in how we were doing. our engagement shoot went spectacularly and it felt much more like hanging out with a close friend than a typical wedding industry vendor. on our wedding day, katie was able to expertly wrangle our wedding party and family and get into just the right places for incredible photos without even once feeling intrusive. it was easy to forget she was a hired photographer because of how much she felt like just another of our close friends taking part in our day. after the wedding, katie was in regular contact regarding our photos and provided some incredible previews that reassured us that they were going to be awesome. when we got the full set, we were blown away!

we wanted someone to capture not just the wedding day moments, but the feelings we had for each other and the character of our relationship. katie has the ability to make us feel like our love for each other is the only thing that matters, make us totally comfortable expressing ourselves, and turn those moments into photos that are so deep with meaning that looking at each of them feels like watching a movie about our love. we hired katie to be our photographer, and what we got was someone who encourages and accentuates our feelings for each other and reminds us that what we have is something incredibly special that deserves to be cherished. highly, highly recommend!"

- JOHN AND KATE

"katie was an absolute pleasure to work with. my husband and i felt extremely comfortable with her and she was extremely accommodating. she made my wedding less stressful and caught some amazing shots for us!"

- ASHLEY AND MICHAEL

"katie stunningly captured our dancers and dancewear. thank you katie for bringing this vision to life and keeping every step together relaxed, inspired and oh so enjoyable. beautiful artists made magic together."

- KATH, FOUNDER OF JAI-DEE DANCEWEAR

"katie, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for our engagement photos. thank you for sharing your talent with us; we will cherish these photos forever and we never would have anything like them without you!"

- VICKY & COREY

"katie! we seriously can't thank you enough; these photos are AMAZING! we've been so busy showing them off, we forgot to reach out and express our gratitude. honestly, had such a great time with you and todd - thank you again for making our awkward beings actually photogenic!"

- MADISON & DREW

"katie was amazing. she took the time to get to know us and our tastes and was patient when working with us. katie also struck the perfect balance of getting the right photos, while being flexible and unobtrusive. the care and attention showed, as we had great photos when it was all said and done!"

- SARA AND JAY

i love our photos. katie has the perfect eye and completely captured the spirit of our relationship and our little moments.

- KRIS AND JULES

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feel a connection? reach out and ask me a ton of questions and let's plan something amazing.