Hello, my name is Katherine but please call me Kat - all my friends do. I have an Italian father, a German mother and I grew up in Toronto where I live and work as a photographer. 

I like loud art and quiet design. I make toothpaste and love to swim. A traveller at heart, my favourite holidays have been to Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Sicily and Stockholm. If I wasn't always carrying cameras, I would ride my bike everywhere. 

My husband's name is Ryan and he's a dear. He’s a coffee nerd and loves to camp. We're slowly renovating a 1961 modernist house and we live with a rescue puppy from Seoul. It’s no joke how much I adore our little pack-life and if I'm not with you, I'm probably with them :)

Making small pieces of art to commemorate happiness is my way towards living an extraordinary life. I would be love to be part of your wedding plans, please be in touch. 



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Rates begin at $4000 for a full day of wedding coverage and a fine art album. If you need more or less coverage, there are options. Prints, additional photographers and extra hours are booked individually so you can design your own perfect collection. Hourly rates are available for small weddings. Please Contact so I can share a detailed list.


Destination Weddings

I'm based in Toronto and accept a small number of travel commissions every year. In addition to the photography fee, I charge a flat-rate travel fee to cover costs. Let me know where you're going or if you need some ideas - I have lots! 


engagement session?

Yes. and have no fear, engagement sessions don't have to be lame. I view engagement and couple portrait sessions as separate projects from weddings and I tailor a fun and creative experience for you. Often my couples have a vision in mind and I love to help execute that. You don't have to be getting married to have this experience and make beautiful photos together. There are no rules. Share your ideas with me, embrace your creativity and let’s come up with something good. 


Wedding Photography Permits

For most locations in Toronto, a wedding photography permit is required. Permits usually come with an (annoying) fee but are generally easy to obtain. I encourage you to book your permits early and will help you figure out when permits are needed and how to get one. 


Big yes! I love dogs and I'm happy to incorporate your pet(s) into our session but please note, I require you to bring along a friend to pet-sit while the animal is not involved in the shoot.


Booking Process

30% retainer and signed contract are required to secure your date. Availability is not guaranteed until bookings are confirmed. I book most weddings 8 - 12 months in advance. 



Yes, lets meet! I work from the most beautiful co-working space Toronto has to offer. Be in touch and I'll have you over for coffee/tea and view of the skyline. If you're out of town (or lazy because its winter) we can always Skype, FaceTime or go old school and talk on the phone.