about - Katharine Bentz

Thank you for stopping by! Since opening my studio in 2004 I have photographed thousands of families on the Northshore, New Orleans, and beyond. I have infinite patience and a true knack for working with children. My clients trust in my extensive experience and professionalism that I will be here to photograph their families in the years to come.

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My style is simple and classic. My goal is to create timeless portraits that won't ever look dated. I prefer personal touches (such as a child's favorite toy) to props, clean processing, and natural locations filled with beautiful light. I go back to basics to let the subject be the focus of the image.


Location is up to you, but mostly I shoot at Fairview state park in Madisonville and City Park in New Orleans where the oak trees fill the background of your images with a southern Louisiana style. Babies under 12 months are typically photographed in my Northshore studio but we can also go outdoors if your baby is sitting well independently.


Before the photo session, I suggest to parents to not make a big deal of the children having their photo taken. It is best if I can interact with them and catch their true, un-posed personality. Your photo session will be a fun, relaxing experience. The best photographs are taken when the subject is at ease and being themselves.


Here is a short and sweet glimpse of who I am:

I am a very much in love wife of 14 years to the best guy in the world – a collectibles dealer, part time movie star, and cancer survivor.

Mother to two beautiful kids – my 13 year old son and my 17 year old step-daughter who I adopted at the age of seven.

Also mom to a fat dachshund, way-too-happy border collie, twenty-five toed cat, and a sleepy bearded dragon.

I was born in Stavanger, Norway to oil industry parents and moved to Louisiana at age 8.

Some words to describe me: casual, down-to-earth, fun, and bossy.

I am an outdoors enthusiast who loves hiking, biking, and camping.

I am equally left and right-brained. I love numbers as much as I love photography and other creative pursuits.

I welcome the opportunity to meet you and learn a little bit about you too!

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