I love coffee. Sometimes people try to switch my coffee to decaf when I’m not looking. I can always tell the difference. I also like Pringles, but only the reduced fat kind because they crunch better when you bite into them and they don’t leave grease on your fingers. I’m…

About Me

As part of our quest to support women’s issues, Katana Photography is excited to announce our first ever Celebrating Survival contest!
Having any kind of cancer is frightening and confusing. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Katana Photography is welcoming all survivors from all forms of cancer to participate…

Weekly Photo

When I was looking to buy my wedding invitations (back in April), I found a lot of designers on Etsy. After narrowing it down to a couple different designs/companies, I contacted both for their pricing list. One was pretty significantly more expensive–almost $2 per invitation more. Which I think all…

Weekly Style

When talking to people about photography, I hear one phrase over and over again: Kids and dogs are the hardest subjects to photograph.
I, personally, don’t have this problem with my clients…kids and dogs are among my favorite things to photograph. Maybe it’s because I like to have any excuse…

Weekly Puppies

Last week, Sean and I had our morning coffee on the balcony and watched as the Enterprise shuttle was pulled down the Hudson on a tug boat. It’s on its way to the Intrepid and I can’t wait to see it up close at the museum!

Weekly Coffee


I’m a nail-biter. When I got engaged, I had to focus very, VERY hard not to chew my nails–because all of a sudden, everyone wanted to see my hands! For a chronic nail-biter, this is terrifying. So, I made a conscious effort everyday to not bite my nails. I would chew gum, drink coffee, always have water by my side…anything to keep my nails out of my mouth.

A few months ago…the novelty of my engagement wore off. People stopped asking to see the ring. The result? I’m back to biting my nails. ::sigh::

And now it’s coming up on my various bridal showers and bachelorette party, sooooo I’m forcing myself to stop again. I think I need to join a support group.

The Glamour/Boudoir Experience

I heard a quote today. It went as follows:

“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did.

But they will NEVER forget the way you made them feel!”

My business model has shifted slightly. I still photograph family and babies and newborns and maternity–but after July of 2012, I will no longer be photographing weddings and events. Instead, my focus will be on boudoir and glamour photography–what I otherwise like to call the contemporary portrait.

It will be a whole experience. You and I will have a consultation where we will put together ideas and storyboards. The day of your session will be a day of pampering. You’ll have your hair and makeup done while sipping champagne and nibbling on cheese and strawberries. Afterwards, we’ll meet for happy hour and go through your images where you will choose your favorites and decide on the best options for dispaly for you–whether that’s in a small album tucked away in your nightstand or as a 20×30 wall portrait in your living room.

I’m not selling you a picture. I’m giving you an experience.

And because it’s hard for me to post anything without a picture…here is a photograph from Sarah’s lifestyle session. Stunning girl.

The Glamour/Boudoir Experience