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I'm an internationally recognized documentary photographer specializing in "day in the life" family documentary sessions that are part story, and part poetry.

I also work with small businesses and corporations to create commercial storytelling films and custom stock photography that goes beyond taglines and traditional marketing tactics and creates a genuine connection with your ideal audience. 

In addition to my documentary photography work, I'm a sought after mentor, business consultant, and workshop instructor, as well as a designer specializing in visual branding that reflects not just the heart and soul of a small business, but its unique story as well.

My work has been featured on The Huffington PostCraft & Vision, Let The Kids, Manfrotto Imagine More, and many others.   

Currently based at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona, I've been serving clients all over the world since 2009. 

I'd love the chance to work with you in whatever capacity you need. Please don't hesitate to reach out!

commercial projects
Casey McCauley // documentary family photographer & iPhonography genius treasure of us! Thank you so much for this

documentary family photography

You’re sitting at your kitchen table. One child is pulling at you and asking for water while you’re trying to help your other child with his homework. For a moment you feel split in two, and you drown a little in how hard it is to be so needed.

But then a voice in your head reminds you that all things pass (including the good things), and that one day you won’t be needed so much. Your heart constricts and you realize how much you want to hold onto THIS.

This exact moment: the ordinariness of being needed, of being right in the thick of it with your children. It reminds you of all those who’ve gone before, who’ve told you to hold onto these days with everything you have, and you know you need to find a way to make that happen.

Family DAY IN THE LIFE sessions start at:

Two Hour Session: $900  //  Half Day Session: $1500  //  Full Day Session: $2100

Most families spend between $2000-3600, including travel costs. 

environmental portraits

family at the grand canyon with dog flagstaff family photography

Another year. Another adventure.

New milestones and new experiences. 

Environmental family, children, or couples portraits are about holding on to who you are right now, so that year after year you have tangible evidence of not just the memories, but how it's felt along the way. These are the photographs that will fill your walls with both art and stories, because sometimes you don't realize how much right now matters until you are looking back on it. 

Available in and around Grand Canyon National Park & Flagstaff, Arizona.

Environmental FAMILY/CHILDREN/COUPLES PORTRAIT sessions start at:

20 Minute Session: $300  //  One Hour Session: $750

Most clients spend between $600-1200. 

For information on locals-only Grand Canyon Fall Family Mini Sessions, click here. 

Casey McCauley // documentary family photographer & iPhonography genius treasure of us! Thank you so much for this

branding for photographers

where visual storytelling meets design

Your branding may be a logo, fonts and color choices, but your BRAND is you. 

I'm sure you've heard that message over and over, and have maybe even gone down the path of trying to figure out your own brand, either on your own or with a professional. But it's still hard to know exactly what that means, and how to best communicate it to others. Being able to create a set of elements that communicate who you are to the rest of the world is an important step for any business.

My role in all of this is to help you find not just your brand and a set of visuals to match, but your VOICE. I'm going to help you find your why, and figure out how to express that to the world.

In a word - I'm going to help you find YOU.

branding for photographers workspace
Jen Bilodeau // Photographer, Click Photo School Mentor, & Kind Soul 100% of herself into everything she does. If you have been fortunate enough to cross paths with Kate before, you know she puts




This was an investment in my business that will pay dividends for years to come.

education for photographers

this is the promise I make to you - 

I will fight for you. I will provide you with motivation when you have none. I will be your cheerleader when you can't see your talent for yourself. I will be an honest, gentle voice when you need to hear the hard truths. I will honor your journey by walking along side you for as long as you need. I will share my knowledge willingly and joyfully, and help you discover all the things you already know and shine light on new things that will change you. I will do the work with you to find your weaknesses and help you turn them into strenghts.

And I will celebrate with you, cry with you, and laugh with you, every step of the way. 

I'm a formally trained teacher with a Masters degree in education. Mentoring and workshops are the perfect way for me to bring my passion for photography together with my decade of teaching experience. I've been honored to formally work with over 500 photographers over the last four years. You can trust me to put you first, and to show up for you. 

This journey doesn't have to be a lonely one. You don't have to struggle with where to go next, and how to get there.

I will make time for you, hold space for you, so that you can grow and find your self in your art - no matter where you are on this path.If you are looking for a mentor, a teacher, a guide, or a friend, please reach out to me.

I welcome emails, and would be beyond honored to be invited to join your journey, or have you join one of my workshops.

David duChemin // humanitarian photographer, bestselling author, & genuine nice guy vibrant and alive. Kate has a great eye, but it's her heart that makes her photographs of family life so



She is also that rare soul that wants to share that heart, and that's what makes her so generous a teacher.

Commercial Projects

coming soon... 

Tiffany Luong // documentary family photographer, toddler wrangler, & tiny home dweller genius storyteller. Kate is such a

Contact Me

and let's chat!

Whether you want to talk about a family session, design services, a workshop or mentoring, or just want to connect with me, you can use the form on the right or email me directly at kate@katedensmore.com.

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