the one behind the camera

a little about me

i love human connection, cups of java and lord of the rings. plants and drift wood installations cover the interior of my apartment. i live in the heart of boston with my best friend slash fine fiancé. we live among our vinyl records and old camera collection, with fresh pizza and cannoli just a stone's throw away. we’re saving a couch spot for our future dog, shire. i love irish whiskey, joshua tree and flea markets.

as a photographer, i'm drawn to storytelling and unapologetic emotion. i love what i do because this business is personal. i get to work with real people and turn their stories into real art. i'm humbled that my clients have open, kind hearts and crave artistry. whether it's a wedding, engagement or family session, my clientele want a different kind of photography experience and that's what i seek to deliver.

aesthetically, my goal is to create rich, soulful imagery that you can share with your loved ones for generations - and to capture the normal you! it's a total honor. i'm a bi-coastal business and split my time between los angeles and new england but will gladly jump on a plane to come photograph you. available for wedding, couple, branding and family coverage. let's meet over java or vino or doughnuts and see where our creativity leads.

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

"we cannot begin to articulate our gratitude for katie. she 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!"

- mia and luke

"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

"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

"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."

- kimmy and jake

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 was obvious during every interaction. during our first meeting, she was interested in what we wanted out of our photos and what style we felt connected to. she wanted to know us as people - about our relationship and our story. 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 when we would get them. she provided some incredible previews both in an album as well as on instagram that reassured us that they were going to be awesome, and when we got the full set we were blown away by them!

we wanted someone to capture not just the moments around and during our wedding, 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

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