Hello & Welcome! I am Kati Best, a wedding & family photographer serving Cincinnati Ohio and beyond. Whether you’re newly engaged with a wedding on the horizon, you have tiny humans scampering about, or anything in between, I’m here for it all. Our photoshoot will include running , laughing, and playing in the mud, as we capture the beauty and humor of a day in your life. If you’re still reading, you must be in the right place! Kick your feet up, explore the galleries, read what others like you have to say, and get in touch. I’m so glad you’re here!
Kati is truly the Best! She traveled all the way around the world to Italy to photograph my wedding. She beautifully captured the entire experience. She made us feel relaxed and comfortable with her silly prompts that got us naturally laughing. and she was even able to get pictures of my husband smiling (and he hates smiling for pictures). At the end of the day, my husband told me that he was really happy that we were able to have Kati there to capture all the moments of our special day. I’m so grateful we had a wonderful photographer who provided us with beautiful photos to share with family and friends who were unable to attend our small ceremony. I can’t wait to use her again in the future for family photos!
“Setting up a photo shoot time & location with Kati was super easy! I explained what kind of setting I wanted and she even got to our location early to scout out some perfect spots for us! Honestly, I was kind of dreading the chore of wrangling/bribing two toddlers to pose and smile for some pictures but as soon as we met up with Kati, she immediately eased my anxiety. She was SO GOOD with my kids and knew exactly how to get them into position and laughing almost without them even realizing they were posing for pictures! I was blown away by how easy Kati made the family photo shoot process—we all ended up having a blast! Going in I was expecting to maybe have a couple of smiling but boring family pictures and was so surprised when nearly ALL the final photos were of the four of us genuinely laughing and having a fantastic time. I had a tough time picking out a photo for our annual Christmas card because Kati had SO MANY great shots of us! Thanks again, Kati!!”
“My husband and I were lucky enough to have our engagement and wedding pictures done by Kati and we can't speak highly enough of her work. Kati truly listened to our vision and created photos that far exceeded our expectations. Her use of natural light was breathtaking. She is such a genuinely kind and hilarious person that we felt completely at ease during our photo sessions and she definitely kept us smiling!
Kati captured every special moment of our wedding day and truly went far above and beyond the duty of a photographer! I had some Pinterest inspired ideas for pictures at the wedding and Kati was more than happy to be creative and take all of the pictures I wanted. She thought of so many creative and unique ideas for pictures and I absolutely love how every single one turned out. We will definitely be using Kati for any photos we have taken in the future! I HIGHLY recommend Kati to everyone I know!”
Kati went over an beyond my expectations for our family photo session!! She kept all three kids (two which are very young in age), engaged and having fun the entire time. There was a wonderful mix of beautiful posed pictures and candid pictures that we received from our session. I truly cannot speak more for how flexible and engaging she was with my little ones. You would never know how difficult they were being at times throughout the shoot by looking at the pictures. They are pictures I will treasure in my home forever and I cannot wait to work with Kati again!
Kati is absolutely phenomenal! She took our engagement and wedding photos this past year and we loved every minute of both sessions! She made us feel very comfortable, was extremely outgoing, personable and had us laughing throughout the entirety of the sessions. Kati is great at getting candid shots and using natural lighting and angles to her advantage to get wonderful photos. She truly goes above and beyond for her clients. We will definitely use Kati again and would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat! You will not be disappointed if you choose her as your photographer!!
Kati has been photographing my family from my engagement to family photos with our second child. Every photo session has been a delight! She makes everyone feel so comfortable, whether or not you’re used to being in front of a camera. She is also so great with the little kids! She is so sweet with babies and captures such great shots of them (even when sleepy or grumpy!). Kati is wonderful with kids, and has always been very successful in getting my toddler to smile, laugh, and be adventurous when it was photo shoot time. She was able to not only capture my family’s best sides, but how we realistically interact with each other. I love all of the pictures she’s taken because they are truly glimpses into what our family was like at a certain moment. Additionally, Kati has always been so professional and organized with her communication throughout the process of each shoot. We received previews and a photo gallery in a very timely manner She is truly a pleasure to work with, and I can’t recommend her services highly enough!
Kati Best is my name and third wheelin’ is my game. Finding the person who will be by your side to capture your milestones can feel high stakes but the good news is you’re in the right place! My furry crew and I reside in good ol' Cincinnati Ohio; a place we’ve made home after traveling the world. From portraits in Japan, to an outdoor wedding in Montana, to an elopement in Italy -- I love to explore the world.
I know what you’re thinking. Getting your photos taken can be stressful, a little weird, and a lot awkward and I'm here to make it NOT that! I'll help you, your partner, your kiddos relax and have fun! In fact, I promise you won't even feel like you're getting your photos taken. Our time together will feel more like a wild adventure and at the end you’ll get a collection of stunning images that reflects all of the beauty and chaos of our time together.
Photo of ME by @mkf.photo