Columbia, SC Portrait Photographer

with 13+ Years Experience

Serving the greater Columbia, SC area

Your portraits are one-of-a-kind moments meant to be shared with others.  Documenting this particular season in your life is worth it.  We're never guaranteed tomorrow, so let's celebrate the blessings we have today.  

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Hey, I'm Kate!

It's so nice to meet you, and I'm thrilled you're here!  I’m a photographer at heart, always looking for the genuine expression or smile that’s inside of every person who comes before my lens. Based out of Lexington, SC (right outside of Columbia, SC), I aim to help moms feel their best in one of the sweetest seasons of their lives, entrepreneurs feel confident to share the story that makes them who they are, and for seniors to be completely themselves in a raw, real sort of way. What are your passions and what’s most important to you about your images? I want to know so we can create photographs that mean something to you! It’s in the candid moments where the real magic happens – where your personality comes through and your images start to come to life!

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You've heard the old adage before - a picture is worth a thousand words.  And perhaps that's why images mean so much to us - they create feelings and emotions in us that are otherwise hard to express.

Sharing your story is more than just creating images with smiles. It's looking deeper for connection and personality and then capturing those images that tell your unique story.

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I LOVE my photos. I loved that you knew exactly what to do. You had a vision and a plan and you gave clear instructions to get it accomplished. I appreciated that you made me feel comfortable as this was my first professional photo shoot. I loved your process from beginning to end. From the consultation to planning to execution, it was so professional. I knew exactly what was going on and felt very prepared. Your recommendations for make up artists, location etc were spot on. 

"I lOVED yOUR process from
beginning to end!"

Kelly & Nick

I love how Kate captured our relationships and the excitement we had in anticipation of the birth of our twins in our photos. She made the whole process from location selection to styling to photoshoot days fun and relaxing.  Kate's organization and thoughtfulness about all of the details made the whole experience very enjoyable! The pre-shoot consultation and guides help you know what to expect and how to prepare. She's amazing with getting toddlers to smile and captures their personalities so well!

"Kate's organization and thoughtfulness about all of the details made the whole experience very enjoyable!"


I was absolutely blown away by my finished photos! Choosing just 75 of them proved to be such a difficult task that I purchased more than the agreed upon package! You made ME photogenic!  You are a beautifully gifted genius, and I love the pictures - I'm beyond excited!  You made the whole photography session a lot of fun and knew just how to get me to laugh and to encourage a genuine smile. Truly, I'm in awe of your talent!

"I was absolutely blown away by my finished photos!"

Ansley & Christina

We were excited to review our images and really enjoyed looking through our options. You were so great to work with and we appreciate your eye!  We are excited to integrate these into our website and social media!  You guided us in which photographs would be the most helpful to use in our business for our website and social media. You have a great amount of business branding knowledge and are so helpful throughout the whole process from planning through receiving your pictures. We look forward to working with you again for our next session. We highly recommend contacting Kate for your next session!

"You were so great to work with and we appreciate your eye! "


I can’t say enough how much I love our family photos! They are, by far, my favorite yet. I feel like each person in my family was captured in their true essence and you’re not just seeing a still image, but the personality of each of us through the photos. That’s so precious to me because my children are still very young, and their personalities will change, and it gives me such joy knowing that I can always look back on these, and remember exactly the way they were!

"These images of my family are, by far, my favorite yet!"


Kate!! The pictures are awesome!! You do such a great job!  You are a fantastic photographer and a pleasure to work with. You captured our family's unique dynamic and personality during each photo session. I am so grateful for your photos that document our growing family over the years! 

"Kate!! The pictures are awesome!!."



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I can't wait to get to know you and talk about how we can create beautiful images for you! 

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