I'm a wife, mom to my fluffy goldendoodle, and a west coast native who loves the sunshine! My favorite things include traveling, being a foodie, and photographing genuine love and unforgettable memories for my incredible clients! 

my photography journey

who I am

I take so much pride in my client experience because I believe that capturing photographs of your family should be effortless, enjoyable, and genuine. My goal is to serve you from start to finish, leaving you in awe of your feel-good photoshoot experience, with your beautiful images being the cherry on top. My all-time favorite feedback is that I made my clients feel so comfortable, that they had fun during their session, and that they got emotional when seeing their finished images.
You can absolutely count on me to lead the way every step of the shoot, to be goofy and sing your kid's favorite song to get the genuine smiles, and most of all to make you feel like you're just hanging out with a close friend.

simple, enjoyable, and genuine experience   .. 

what it's like to hire me

we'll probably hit it off if...

Looking back, photography was always a part of my life. I was always the girl who brought along a hand-held digital camera when hanging out with friends or an underwater disposable camera on vacations or to water parks - hahah! I just had to capture every moment. In high school, I had a project in which I had to interview someone in my desired profession and I interviewed a family portrait photographer. My mom bought me my very first Canon DSLR camera that year and the rest was history! Fast forward to after college, I picked up my camera again and invested in a photography course. Every free moment I had was spent practicing with nature out in the desert or getting friends to model for me in exchange for dinner... (you know who you are!) From there, Photography by Katherine Nicole was born and I have enjoyed every single minute of doing this as a profession for the last 4 years! Someone pinch me!

  • You want your family photos to exude joy, love, and true connection
  • You want a very authentic, lighthearted, and fun photoshoot experience that will serve as a memory in itself, aside from the portraits captured
  • You want a friend in the photography business... (The Shane Company, anyone?) - someone who will truly make you feel comfortable and be your hype woman 

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