Me either and I assure you I have yet to photograph that family! If you’re thinking, “Hey Kati, I just want a few photos of us smiling at the camera...” then it’s quite possible I am not the girl for you and guess what? That is totally okay! If you’re wondering why the heck not, it is because I am here to tell your family’s story: as a crew, as a unit, in this season of life. Of course we’ll grab some smiling family photos but that is just the start! You will belly laugh, tickle fights will ensue, and you’ll get a little out of breath (okay, maybe a lot!). I was a camp counselor and babysitter for over ten years so interacting with and entertaining children is my specialty, and one of the things I love most about family photo shoots. If I’m being totally honest, I probably know more kids songs than they do! Little Einsteins theme song anyone?
You’ll receive a minimum of 50 edited images in your own private gallery to download and print within 4 weeks of our photo shoot and a preview within one week!
Location scouting: Location can play a big part in your family story and we’ll work together to choose the perfect spot for your shoot.
Outfit planning: If choosing outfits for everyone in your family is something that makes you so nervous you want to postpone family photos until infinity, then I’m the girl for you! I can help you choose looks that will make everyone feel great and that will photograph beautifully together!
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Kati Best is literally the "BEST"! She always seems to capture the most perfect moments. Even with children not cooperating at times, she somehow gets photos of us all laughing and smiling! She went beyond my expectations with the video she recently made at the hospital after my daughter was born. I cry every time I watch it! Kati is so sweet, funny, and makes you feel like she's a friend you've known forever. We are beyond blessed to have her document our growing family!!
Kati has taken our family photos for the past three years. Every session is so relaxed and fun. Genuine laughter from our whole family! Even when the kids aren’t cooperating, Kati is able to capture amazing pictures! She is great at posed pictures, but the candid photos are always my favorites! Some favorites are photos of my kids going down the slide or zip lining at a local park! My kids get excited to hear it’s time for photos with Kati!
Kati is truly amazing. She is well prepared and goes with the flow. Our son has never been cooperative for photos, but Kati will do whatever it takes to get him to smile or giggle (even if it means jumping up and down on a rope bridge). She captures real moments and knows how to make you feel totally at ease during your session. Don’t hesitate to choose her for any pictures you need!
She isn't Kati BEST for nothing! She has taken care of me for my wedding reception, the birth of my daughter and most recently our family photos. Ella wasn't in the best of moods when we left but Kati had her giggling in no time. She had us all laughing which created the best smiles I've seen on myself in photos. Her out of the box thinking and sense of adventure helped create my favorite piece that I couldn't help but blow up as a poster. That picture is just pure art! The experience was great and we will always use Kati to capture important events or make every day life special too. Forever in your debt!
Working with Kati has been such a great experience, I keep coming back for more! I have a one year old daughter and Kati has documented every step along the way. We've done everything from maternity to fresh 48 to family photos (with our pupper!) and she always makes us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She is always able to capture the little moments and interactions—you can literally feel my daughter's joy coming through the photos! Kati truly feels like an old friend when you meet her, and then quickly becomes just that. And to top it off, she's super quick to get final images back to you and it's always hard to pick my favorites. Kati definitely exceeds any expectations I have for a photographer. As long as she owns a camera, I won't be trusting anyone else to document our family.
Kati came to our home to take some family photos as well as newborn shots of our daughter, Lena. She made us feel completely comfortable and kept a laid back environment so that she was able to capture some beautiful photos & moments! And she was able to do so with less than favorable weather conditions, a screaming baby, and two great danes that love to be in the middle of everything...without breaking a sweat at all. She has a great eye and takes totally natural/candid photos, we were thrilled with the end result and highly recommend her expertise!!
I can't count all the times Kati has taken pictures of our little family (seven? eight? nine?), and every time she delivers magic. She has this way of drawing out the best part of our personalities... and always (always) captures us in natural, flattering poses. Final photos are stunning -- consistently beating my expectations (and I have high expectations)!