Catherine King is a professional photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, children and family photography, serving New Haven county, Middlesex county, New London county, as well as nearby areas including CT, NJ, NY, and MA. We provide on-location photo shoots, as well as studio sessions.
I’m Catherine but I go by Kat. I am a wife and a mother to two active girls (as well as a mom to a very rowdy Yorkie). I know what it’s like to feel like life is just flashing before your eyes and to want to capture every fleeting moment.
One could say that my love for photography has always been there – my grandfather and father both loved photography and I spent much of my youth in a pitch black room developing film and learning the art of working with actual negatives. My first camera was home-made and when my dad bought me my first Kodak, well…let’s just say I was obsessed.
After moving from Moscow, Russia to the U.S. during my teenage years, I got one of my first digital cameras and my hobby continued to grow, annoying most of my friends. In 2009 I got my first DSLR camera (a Canon Rebel Xsi) and began learning a whole new art that is manual mode. Although a lot has changed since those days (my camera, my skill set, and even a little of my style), one thing has not: my love for capturing life.
We welcomed our first baby girl in 2011 and our second in 2013, each pushing me to learn my camera more and more intimately in hopes of capturing every single milestone. My love for capturing these moments is what drew me toward wanting to preserve the same moments for other families and I started Catherine King Photography, LLC.
What you can expect from me
I’m down to earth, easy going, and flexible. I’m outgoing and energetic. I’m not afraid to drop down to the ground to catch a perfect moment with your toddler or spend the time a baby needs just cuddling to make sure he or she is fully asleep. I will put my camera down and play games to connect to your kids and make sure that they’re comfortable in front of the camera. I completely misuse common American sayings and make the silliest jokes. I am not afraid to embarrass myself only to see my clients laugh.
What you can expect from your session with me is fun. Yes. Fun. Our sessions reflect your families – the personalities, the relationships, the love. We spend time working with you prior to the session to alleviate as much stress from the session as we can. My goal for your session is to help you feel relaxed, spend time with your family and to have some fun! Majority of the sessions are done on-location (a location you choose or one that you pick from my recommendations). Newborn and baby sessions can be in your home or at our studio.
For me each session is more than just capturing your family in the moment – although we will absolutely do that! It’s about the connections, the emotions, the love.
Each session involves planning for the shoot together, spending our time at the photo session, and post processing. All images from your session are carefully selected, edited, and then uploaded to a password protected gallery for your review.
For pricing, scheduling a session, or more information, please fill out the inquiry form by clicking here.