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.


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 to the best guy in the world – a collectibles dealer, part time movie star, and cancer survivor.

Mother to two beautiful kids.

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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