The Photographer

My favorite pictures are the ones that tell the story of who you are now. Relive those days when your son would dance wildly, flailing his arms like a windmill, or your daughter would crawl on the ground pretending to be your pet cat, and you couldn’t stop laughing. Smile at the times when your child was small enough to sit in your lap and just snuggle. Amaze yourself with how you’ve evolved as a family—together—and continue to evolve. I look for beautiful settings, whether that be a beach, park, urban street, or even your own home, and try to find ways to feature you at your truest.

I provide plenty of direction for posing that’s geared to help you relax and let your personalities emerge. I’ve had more than seven years experience photographing families. I’ve worked with children of all age groups and temperaments and know how to bring out those expressions you love.

I’ve been in business since 2008. I’ve focused on blending the craft of photography–such as composing a scene and recognizing the prettiest light outdoors–with spontaneity to capture those moments special to your children and family. My BA degree is in English from Carnegie Mellon University, but I also studied photography both at CMU and Pittsburgh Filmmakers. I received my MFA from the University of Florida. I hand-edit your portraits to bring out the essence of you and your family.

I look forward to meeting you and creating beautiful pictures.

-Katherine Espano