Taproot Photography
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THE EXPERIENCE

Authentic, talented, kind, and professional. I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Kate. She captured my family - our personalities, our nuances, our life - so effortlessly. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
— Dana Careless on her Day in The Life collection
Kate was phenomenal! You can tell she truly loves and cares about her work. She was patient with my little one, fun, and so kind. I am in love with her work so far and can’t wait to see her talent in sessions to come!
— Courtney Rohr on her baby's first year collection
Kate is so wonderful to work with! She was genuinely invested in capturing our family’s story during our family session. She is great with kids - completely involving them in the whole process and bringing out their individual personalities during the session and in the photos. We are so happy with our photos, and we will definitely be back!
— Kara fontes


The Taproot Experience

You've found me because you value the soul over the smile when it comes your family photography. Your story is worth telling, your body is worth photographing and all of those deep rooted feelings that you share for your family can be remembered always.  

I spread love through authentic family portrait photography.  My style is free flowing and natural, inviting play and authenticity. As a mommy, it's important to me that my photographs remember feelings, stir hearts and senses and tell the story of a day well-lived. I love photography because it offers us the gift of experiencing memories and feelings time and time again. Investing in portrait photography is investing in family heirlooms! My photographic process is guided by your story, your authenticity and your vulnerability. You can see why it's important for us to get to know each other, develop trust and invest in a lasting relationship. I promise to be attentive and sensitive to your family’s needs and provide excellent customer service and communication.

Taproot Photography Family Photographer Philadelphia


I Value Printed Portrait Art And You Should Too!

As a full service photographer offering the highest quality printed portrait art I go above and beyond for my clients! I am committed to providing stunning PRINTED heirloom photographs that you can touch, feel and enjoy every day. Psychologists have studied our physical and mental reaction to printed family photographs and have revealed extraordinary benefits to seeing and touching these photos on a daily basis. The facts are fascinating and you can read more here in one of my recent blog posts. Check out these 4 ways to tell your story through the Printed Portrait and browse my printed products and pricing.

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Step By Step

  1. Let’s Chat
    Let’s meet up for a complimentary consultation over coffee or talk on the phone about your dreams, questions and concerns for your session. The more we get to know each other the better I can serve you!

  2. Book Your Session
    You can book your Portrait Collection here or contact me directly to book. This is also the ideal time to book your Gallery Reveal & Ordering Session which will take place between 2 - 4 weeks after your Portrait Session (there will be a link to book this after booking your Portrait Collection or I’ll contact you about booking).

  3. Prep Your Kids
    I believe it’s best to take a positive approach when talking with your kids about your upcoming portrait experience — We’re going to meet our friend Kate and she’ll take our pictures when we play and cuddle together! We’ll have so much fun together! I can’t wait to spend this time with you!

  4. Your Portrait Session
    Every family is different so every session is too! I’ll be constantly taking cues from your family and tailoring your session to make it the best experience possible. You’ll experience a laid back and natural session meaning that we won’t rush anything and we’ll do what feels right for your family. My style is documentary and I’ll give prompts to create more natural interactions and expressions when needed.

  5. Your Gallery Reveal & Ordering Session
    [2-4 Weeks Post Session, In-Home] We'll start with viewing your slideshow on my Mac! After you've swooned a bit we'll choose your favorites for your Heirloom Story Book and printing. I'll show you how your favorites will look on your walls. We'll go through all of the print options, get your order together and place your session order. Clients typically spend $800-$2500 on printed portraits. At this time you will place your full order from your session so you’ll want to be sure that ALL decision makers are present. 

  6. Your Heirloom Story Book & Printed Portraits Arrive!
    Your order will be shipped to your home and arrive between 1 and 3 weeks. If you need any help hanging your wall art I’d be happy to offer assistance!

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FAQ’S


HOW FAR OUT SHOULD I BOOK?
I recommend booking as soon as possible to reserve the best date for your family. Weekend dates can fill up quickly especially in the Summer and Fall. Birth Stories require me to be on call for several weeks and I recommend contacting me as soon as you know you are expecting.

WHERE WILL YOU PHOTOGRAPH MY FAMILY?
On-Location and In-Home Sessions are available in the Greater Philadelphia Area. I’d love to travel farther for your session too! Travel fees may apply. I recommend choosing a site that has meaning for your family. I have plenty of suggestions if you need them!

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF DAY FOR PORTRAITS?
For outdoor sessions I recommend booking during the “Golden Hour” or as close to sunrise or sunset as possible. For indoor sessions I recommend booking during the day when there is plenty of daylight available.

I’M NERVOUS THAT THE SESSION WILL BE TOO LONG FOR MY CHILD
I get this a lot! At the end of my sessions it’s common for kids to offer me numerous hugs and beg their parents to keep playing with me! Why? Because I do what I say I’m going to do — I create an atmosphere of play! My Day in the Life Sessions can be up to 8 hours long and it works! I’ve been in this business long enough to pick up on subtle cues from kids and parents and to anticipate what a child needs and know how to meet those needs. More time plays in our favor! Your child will feel relaxed and comfortable with me and will show more of their true personality. If you have specific concerns about your child please let me know.

CAN I ADD MORE PHOTOS TO MY HEIRLOOM STORY BOOK?
Of course! The Story Book included with your Collection is designed to preserve your whole Taproot Story so I recommend adding all of your favorites to the book.

DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS
I realize that this type of photography in an investment in family heirlooms and memories. Please ask about payment options.

DO YOU HAVE ANY WARDROBE SUGGESTIONS?
Yes! Check out my Outfit Inspiration Guide here!