I'm Kat, and I'm an intimate wedding and elopement photographer based in Saint Paul, Minnesota - but I'll happily travel anywhere as long as there's a good hike or a coffee shop nearby (I don't actually drink coffee, I just like the viiibes).
I started photographing couples a little over a year ago as a creative outlet when my day job no longer brought me joy, and I quickly realized how much I loved working with couples and photographing one of the most fun days of their life. As someone who grew up hating rom-coms and avoiding all things lovey-dovey, no one was more surprised than me when I found myself crying at every ceremony and father-of-the-bride speech. My cold heart melted, and now I can't imagine doing anything other spending the day with two folks who are madly in loooove.
What I love most about this gig is capturing the authentic, genuine, and behind-the-scenes moments throughout your day. You'll never see me awkwardly posing you - I am alllll about making sure you feel comfortable and like YOURSELF. You probably will see me being a third-wheel all day and sprinting somewhere at least once (there's a reason I always wear sneakers!).
I was born in Venezuela and my family immigrated to the United States when I was five years old! I actually started kindergarten without being able to speak any English at all. I still speak Spanish fluently, and my favorite thing to do on the weekend is make arepas or empanadas for brunch.
1996: Hanging with my big brother at the pool.
1997: My first winter in the US!
these are a few of my favorite things.
CLEANING — POPSICLES — CAMPING — NOX (MY DOG) — HOME DEPOT — HUGE WINDOWS — HOME PROJECTS — NATIONAL PARKS — HALLOWEEN — CREW NECKS — HIKING — MEN'S T-SHIRTS — HOMEMADE EMPANADAS
catch me outside.
My absolute favorite thing in the world is heading outside and doing something that makes you say "woooah". Kayaking, canoeing, camping, sky diving, bungee jumping, hiking in the desert, on cliffs, up mountains - you name it, I've done it. My dream is to visit every single national park!
My most recent adventure was road tripping through Colorado with my best friend. We slept in the car for a week, visited three national parks, hiked, and had the best time. Ready for the next adventure!
national parks visited:
Arches, Badlands, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Grand Canyon, Great Sand Dunes, Kings Canyon, Mount Rainier, Redwood, Rocky Mountain, Saguaro, Sequoia, Zion
Crater Lake, Death Valley, Glacier, Grand Teton, Great Basin, Great Smoky Mountains, Isle Royale, Joshua Tree, Mesa Verde, North Cascades, Olympic, Voyageurs, White Sands, Wind Cave, Yellowstone, Yosemite
Haleakala, Hawai’i Volcanoes, Hot Springs, Indiana Dunes, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, Lassen Volcanic, Mammoth Cave, Petrified Forest, Pinnacles, Shenandoah, Theodore Roosevelt, Virgin Islands, Wrangell—St. Elias,
want to adventure together?
I'd love nothing more than to meet up with you and your love and explore, take some pictures, and have a laugh. Whether it's an intimate wedding at the base of a mountain, an elopement at Yosemite, or even an adventure session as we hike a 14'er, I am DOWN!Let's do it!