CAN WE GET A QUICK BIO?
I've been a professional photographer for 23 years and I've been photographing weddings for 14 years. I started studying photography when I was 14 after my mom taught me how to use her Minolta X700 (film) camera on a trip to the San Francisco Zoo. She was wildly impressed with my penguin photos and encouraged me to continue taking photos of everything. Yearbook and Newspaper clubs followed during high school and college. I graduated from The University of Georgia after (too) many years of school. I started JetKat shortly after graduation and remained in Athens for several additional years. Eventually my husband and I moved back to California to have babies and grow old.
WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHY DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN?
I offer my photo skills for weddings, families, and businesses, but I also have experience with and enthusiasm for birthday parties, toddler playdates, groups of graduating seniors (high school or college), newborn babies, launch parties, live music, workshops, headshots, events, conferences, interior design and architecture, art studio visits and product photography.
I also teach workshops to parents who would like to take better photos of their children. Please contact me if you'd like me to speak to your school, organization, or personal squad.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE AND WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?
Wedding Photography starts at $3,500 and includes an engagement shoot, 8 hours of wedding day coverage with 2 photographers, and high-resolution copies of your photos within 8 weeks of your wedding. I’m based near San Francisco, but I love to travel, so let’s hook it up!! I request a $500 retainer with a signed contract in order to reserve your wedding date. JetKat Photo is proud to support marriage equality for everyone! Please email me if you'd like to meet to discuss the possibilities of working together: firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekend Photography Session is $700 for a 2 hour session and include high-resolution copies of your photos within 2 weeks of our session.
Weekday Photography Session is $500 for a 1 hour session and include high-resolution copies of your photos within 2 weeks of our session.
Mini Sessions are $400 for 45 minutes and are available in the fall. The photo session includes high-resolution copies of your photos within 1 week of our session.
WANNA NAMEDROP SOME CLIENTS? Beyond portrait photography, I also do photography for artists, corporate organizations & events, and bloggers. There is a simple elegance and ease to my aesthetic that is unique and inspiring. Here are a few of the clients I've worked with: NPR , Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Tiny Celebrations, Hej Doll, Public Bikes, Apartment 34, Copy Cat Chic, Neve & Hawk, Petite Collage, Say Yes (to Hoboken), City Sage, Rare Device, AuPairCare, Girls, Inc, Gardenista, Too Small to Fail, Camp Mighty, Serena & Lily
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY PHOTO SESSION?
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WHAT IS IN YOUR PHOTO BAG?
I use Canon 5d Mark iii. I have a variety of super badass Canon lenses: 24mm 1.4L, 35mm 1.4L, 85mm 1.2L, and a 70-200mm 2.8L IS II
WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE?
I believe great photography is as timeless and as unique as you are. It's part art and part photojournalism and I would describe my style as casual, thoughtful, warm, natural, and elegant. I thrive on capturing real laughs and real love.
DO YOU SHOOT THE FAMILY GROUP PHOTOS THAT WE NEED?
Yes, of course!! I just don’t feature those on my site because you’ve seen them before. Email me and I'll be happy to send over a few of my samples. Usually we spend 10-20 minutes before or after the ceremony to capture the formal family portraits.
BESIDE PHOTOGRAPHY, WHAT GETS YOU SMILING?
My family makes me smile more than I could have ever imagined. Other things that bring me joy are my plants, drawing, music, friends, mid-century modern (architecture/furnishings) and exploring new places. Check out my hobbies gallery below or my Instagram feed for more of my day-to-day life and times.