Lifestyle Photographer

Look What Came in the Mail!

Who doesn't love to receive a package?  Today I had a lovely surprise waiting at my door when I came home- my new business cards and stationary!  I am so happy with how they turned out.  

Big thanks to TheAutumnRabbit for the design and I am so happy to have found Moo to print these!  The paper has a wonderful tactile quality and there are little touches that I think make these cards very unique.  

I can't wait to share them. Better yet, book a session so I can send you a thank you card :) 

New Stationary and business cards. I love how the business cards each feature a different photo.  

New Stationary and business cards. I love how the business cards each feature a different photo.  

There is no Better Friend than a Sister

These girls are my nieces so yes, I am a bit biased, but I have watched them grow up and become such amazing and talented young women that it is impossible for me not to think they are beautiful! Plus, they always laugh at my jokes. 

I am so used to photographing young children so this session was an interesting change of pace because the girls loved the camera and were very good at taking direction. I I love how they each have their own distinct style and personality but it is very clear that they are related. Basically, these girls are two of my favorite people and I can't wait to do this again!  


Happy Happy Joy Joy: Welcome to Kate Montaner Photography!

Five years ago my life changed forever.  My beautiful baby girl M was born and I became a mom. My husband’s parents had given us a Nikon D90 DSLR as a baby shower gift and I began playing with it more and more as M got bigger.  A few years, one MBA, and a second beautiful baby girl later, I am finding myself taking pictures and editing during most of my spare time. Seriously, who wouldn't with such adorable live-in subjects?  Then I started taking photos of friends and coworkers as favors and really enjoyed it. The more positive feedback I received about my photos, the more I realized this was becoming something other than just a hobby.  So here I am fulfilling my dream of opening my own photography business and it feels awesome!

It has been a hectic, scary, stressful but mainly exciting past couple of months getting everything set up and I am lucky to have such supportive friends and family.  Let's not forget the most amazing hubby who has always been my #1 fan.  

I am now taking bookings for the fall so please spread the word about Kate Montaner Photography!  And be sure to check in often to see what's going on!



My beautiful family and inspiration

My beautiful family and inspiration