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Mary & Michael Adams 

Congrats. I always look for your post on facebook. You are a gifted person. One day maybe will will finaly meet. I love your web site.Thank you for changing the face of beauty.

Julie A Martin

Beautiful website Katie. You are an amazing person and I am so happy to have meet you. Thank you for the wonderful photo shoot we had with Joshua. He is the love of our life. What you are creating with Changing the Face of Beauty is so awesome and going to open eyes for many. Keep your beautiful work coming. You are truley gifted!!


Congratulations Katie! Thank you for Changing the Face of Beauty, it’s amazing what you’ve done. I feel honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to participate in your Campaign. It was very emotional …Congratulations and thank you again!

Michele Kovack

Katie, you are amazing person! I am so glad our paths crossed! This campaign, and the beautiful pictures you took are so meaningful. Not only are they gorgeous, but you are making great strides in how the general public sees our kids. I thank you for that!

Ann Higgins

Katie, we love the pictures you took of Maeve and Joe! You truly have a gift. Joe can be fussy in front of the camera and usually doesn’t take pictures well, but you were able to coax him out of his shell and make him so comfortable and bring out his inner and outer beauty. We are blessed to have met you and I know your campaigne will only grow more and be successful!!

Kerry Lynch

Where do I even begin with how much we loved our experience and pictures with Katie! She is an absolute sweetheart, and her work is FANTASTIC!!! The “Changing the Face of Beauty” campaign has helped us tremendously, and our daughter is so lucky to have a girlfriend like Grace 🙂

Denise Scott

Katie is the MOST AMAZING photographer and person. Her patience and kindness shows in every picture she takes. Lover her work:) Her generosity is amazing. She shares her talent with so many. Changing the Face of Beauty has opened up so many doors for a frequently overlooked (but very special) subset of our culture.

Sarah White

Katie, your pictures of Elisha captured the essence of her spirit. Thank you for beginning this amazing project, and for allowing Elisha the opportunity to be a part of it. We met her for the first time nearly one year ago; coming home from an orphanage, her skin was dry, her hair was like straw, her gaze was detached. Looking back on those photos, and then being able to see the radiant beauty that you captured … well, I cannot even begin to put into words how special these pictures are. We were able to email them to the director of her orphanage, and the staff was amazed at the beauty and joy that now radiates from her. Thank you so much for providing us such a lovely memory of our little girl at this age. To others- Katie is an amazing photographer, not just because of her skills, but because of the person that she is. She makes the photo shoot into a memory in and of itself, so that you are not just receiving beautiful pictures, but still images of an incredible day as a family. Katie, I can’t wait for the chance to work with you again- next time will surely be to capture our entire family together!

Sara Riofski

Katie, I fell in love with your work when I saw the pictures you take of your family on your blog and then I met you and Grace and it felt like we were meant to meet somehow. Having a child with Down Syndrome has been a mix of emotions for me and you made me feel like that was normal (which I appreciate greatly). Maggie doesn’t like to take pictures when I take them of her but you have a way with kids like no other, she smiled, she laughed and she even gave you lots of hugs that day. The pictures are beautiful, the experience was wonderful and I would recommend you to anyone I know.

Meghan Doyle

We had such an amazing time getting our photos taken! You are truly talented. I felt like my kids were not cooperating when we were on the shoot so I left thinking there might be a couple cute ones. I was awed when you gave me the disk – each one was cuter than the next! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I will never go anywhere else for pictures again, you are the best!

Terri Bolster

Katie, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part of Changing The Face Of Beauty. Everyone loved the photos you took of Alina. The way you put her in an unfamiliar area and let her explore while taking your photos was genius! You captured some very natural expressions and lots of excitement. Such a wonderful experience.

The Grunsteds

Katie, we love your photography. We also love how natural you are with our son and how you bring out his beautiful smile. We’ve loved being part of Changing the Face of Beauty and so appreciate how that campaign gave us our most treasured family photo. You’re amazing!

Shannon Denna

Katie – you are fabulous beyond words! When we met almost three years ago with our little baby girls I had no idea what an amazing impact you and your photography would have in such a short time. The photos you took of Riley for the “changing the face of beauty” campaign are simply stunning. You captured her innocence and her pure love and joy she has. I am amazed by all that you have done to help others see how beautiful our kids our!

Belinda Cortez Vazquez

Katie – You gave us a morning of treasured memories. You are amazing with the children and Ethan took to you so instinctively. Your photography is simply beautiful. I look forward to more sessions with you. You made the process so easy–= in fact you made the process a beautiful experience. We will never use another photographer.

Anne McSweeney

I can’t believe how great the pictures came out. The quality is great. And you can’t tell at all that the kids were cranky most of the time. It was a real pleasure to work with you. Can’t wait for our pictures next year:)

Amy Lacey

Katie, you have such an amazing talent and a way to bring out the best in people! People/babies/kids do not even realize they are being photographed and you make it all so natural! I have no idea how you do it all with 6 kids – and you never see her sweat! Thank you, Katie, for everything you do for my son and my family!! We look forward to many years of treasured pictures from 5 boys + 1 girl – 6!!