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About Us

20+ Years of Experience in Photography

If I wasn’t a photographer, I would probably own a cute little coffee shop where people could sit down, relax, and enjoy the moment, and that that’s exactly what I’m trying to achieve in my studio. From coffee and snacks to a fully stocked changing table, a large variety of outfits, and the option of having your hair and makeup done right here before your session, we try to make your time with us as enjoyable as possible.

You’ll hear me say over and over again that I would love for you to have artwork of your family in your home. Why? I really believe printed photographs help families keep their history alive. It’s a way to show your children how much you love them. When you walk by those portraits in your home, you’ll feel a sense of joy and peace. Time goes by so fast, but your beautiful images will remind you of past milestones and that there are more memories to be made and cherished.

The ArtCafe Experience – What can you expect when you book a session with us?

The Phone Call

We’ll start our journey together with a phone call. It’ll give me the chance to learn about your family and your vision for the session, and you’ll be able get the answers to any questions or concerns you might have. My goal for this call is for you to feel confident in your choice to work with me.

The Consultation

Once you’ve decided that our studio is the right choice for your needs, we’ll meet in-person to explore what your goals are for the session, what images are most important to you, and what style you are drawn to. We’ll intentionally focus on the personalized experience that we are creating for you. Are you looking for a masterpiece over the fireplace, or do you want to start a family wall gallery? Are you interested in telling your family’s story with a custom-designed book or portfolio box? What are the best outfit choices for the kind of portrait we are going to create? We all have a unique vision, and I want to make sure we keep yours in mind throughout our time together. Last, but not least, we’ll cover the investment you are making–so there are no surprises after your session is photographed.

The Session

This may seem like the most stressful part of the process, but it shouldn’t be. If you are joining us for a maternity or family session, consider having your hair and makeup done right here in the studio, prior to your session. An hour of pampering will take your mind off any worries or stress about the photo session. As a photographer and a mom, I’ve heard it all. We’ll take our time and make the session a fun experience for everyone.

The Portrait Presentation

This is everyone’s favorite part. About two weeks after your session you’ll come back into the studio to view your images and finalize your portrait order. By referring back to your original vision during our consultation, I’ll help you choose the perfect photos to display that vision and make it a reality. Since we are designing treasured pieces of art, all decision makers should be present.

Pickup or Delivery

There is nothing more rewarding than proudly displaying your artwork in your home. Depending on the products, your order will be printed and ready to be proudly displayed about three to six weeks after the portrait presentation. Now, you can sit back and enjoy looking at the beautiful faces of the ones you love the most.

Testimonial
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Andrea R.
My biggest fear was not bringing the best outfits to my maternity shoot, but Kerstin has a wide variety of beautiful clothes to choose from in her studio. My favorite part was the professionalism of Kerstin and her staff, as well as the calm and peaceful atmosphere. You can’t go wrong with ArtCafe Photography, and you are guaranteed beautiful and professional pictures.
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Erin H.
I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for not just today, but all three times that we have visited your studio. It has been such a pleasure getting to work with you. Thanks again for taking such amazing photos of my baby girl.
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Saddaf A.
Kerstin has a huge selection of props. She was so patient with my baby. If you want the best quality and best props go to ArtCafe Photography.
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Dawn G.
You always do a wonderful job with your photos. I adore you and your work!
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