I’m a proud Chicago native but I currently live in Venice steps from the sandy the shore with my husband, Brett, and my small fluffy white dog, Annabelle. Unable to sit still, I am a work-a-holic and love all things that encourage stretching my creative muscles. When I’m not making photographs I am usually reading, riding my bicycle, gardening, or drinking way too much coffee. And I make jewelry as a hobby! You can check that out here if you want to know more as it is very much apart of who I am and how I create all art: WeldedRoots.com
I believe that art comes in many forms and love that through my photographs I get to support others in their lines of work. One of my great passions is to encourage and inspire others.
My studio is located in Santa Monica, CA. It is a natural light studio that opens to outside. We listen to music and create photographs. I aim to make my sessions as stress-free and fun as possible. I can’t wait to hear about what inspires you!
My makeup team is an essential part of my creating great photographs. I work with two girls on a regular basis, Angelina and Laurie, and they both have been with me for many years. Upon booking your session I will book one of them for you, you don’t have to do anything other than tell my you would like a makeup artist for the day of your shoot. I do allow for people to bring their own makeup artists however I strongly recommend using one of my girls as they are used to the lighting I use and type of makeup that works best for my shooting style. I absolutely adore my girls, and I hope you will too!
PARTIAL CORPORATE CLIENT LIST
- Cirque Du Soleil
- Flash Mob America
- Clark and Company
- David Cline Apparel
- Gold Soul Apparel
- Risk vs Reward Apparel
- The Rouge Follies with Jamie Pressly
- Fat Sal’s Deli
- GG’s Extensions on Shahs of Sunset
- DeciBio / Decisive Bio Insights
* Photo credit for photos on this page: Kelli Sweet (top of page), Bob Tuohy (center page top right), Briana Lewis (center page top left), Tanya Giang (center page bottom)
"I got an audition within the first 30 minutes I posted your photos online! You are so cool, and have a nurturing spirit and an energy about you to bring out the best in people. You provided me with an environment of instant comfort with total creative freedom to go to without judgement. I've been shot by many photographers, but these photos are the best I've ever had. I feel like I met you as a photographer, but I left knowing I had gained a friend."
"You're fantastic! Shooting with you was the best headshot experience I've ever had. My agents love the photos. I did a manager mailing a couple of weeks ago and used the photos you took of me and I've never received so many calls before through a mailing, 14 to be exact! Oh and by the way, Joan Green, ESI Network, Full Circle Management, and Allen Rice have all asked to meet with me and it's because of your wonderful photos! Thank you again!!!"
Cena A., the mother of client Rakefet A.
"OMG!!!!!! I just love ALL OF THEM!!!! I NEED SOME OF THESE FOR ME!!!! THESE ARE BY FAR THE BEST ONES EVER!!! YOU ARE SO GORGEOUS BLI AYIN RAH!!!!!! WHAT PHOTOS!!!! WOW!!!!! Love, Your Mommy"
"I woke up and saw your email and just HAD to look! Oh.my.God. I love, I love, I love!!! Seriously, I usually have such an issue choosing my favorites because I don't like any, but holy moly I loved so many of the shots you took! It's just the lighting and the makeup...everything is perfection. Angelina, your makeup artist did such an amazing job of making me look natural and so like myself. I can't wait to show my agent!!! THANK YOU!!!"
"I got cast in an Oscar Meyer commercial! Less than a month using your photos!"
"Freakin' wow. I just want to give you a hug because these pictures are amazing! I'm literally having a hard time choosing which ones are my favorites for commercial and theatrical shots. The hair and makeup is great, the choice of clothes look great (thanks by the way), and where the heck did these expressions come from? I feel so much more confident as a young actor now with these awesome headshots. Plus the experience of the photoshoot was so much fun too...thank you is totally beyond an understatement!"
"Hi Kat! Just so you know your images have helped me book 2 national commercials in the past month :))))"
"I AM IN LOVE! Oh my gosh, Kat!!! How will anyone ever choose when almost EVERY photo is usable?! I am so floored. 😀 I had such a fun time shooting with you - I just felt like you, me, and Angelina were hanging out. I left and had a moment where I was like, "I was enjoying myself so much - I hope I was actually paying attention enough to get some good pictures." You gave me everything I wanted and more. You also found my "best side" without me even saying anything. You are a genius. Thank you so much for an amazing, confidence-boosting head shot session, and pictures that are going to get me in the room. I am so grateful. I will be sending you all of my friends. :)"
"I booked 3 commercials off of your pictures, I ONLY use your shots. I booked Honda, Mcdonalds, and AAA, and even before booking those I got put on avail for two others. Also my agent knew I was looking to sign with a manager and he has a couple other actors with this manager, so he sent my pictures over to him and without even seeing my resume he brought me in for a meeting and signed me. The kicker is that it's one of the top management companies in LA. All because he saw your pictures."