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Happy September !!!

Can you believe how fast the summer went by? I sure can’t !. As excited as I am about having a schedule again… It sure does feel bittersweet.. before you know it, it’s Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and then …. The holidays!!

I don’t know about you, but every year I swear to myself I’m going to be more organized, gifts bought early, and of course my holidays pictures for my cards and my family gifts done before October.. honestly.. that never happens..but a girl can dream right? So this year I have planned ahead .. for my family as well as yours.. and am now offering our mini sessions earlier than ever before!!



▪ 30 minute session
▪ 2 amazing locations
▪ 3 collections to choose from

Collection 1 ~ $150.00 – includes one hand edited high resolution image emailed to you.

Collection 2 ~ $250.00 – includes 5 hand edited high resolution images archived on a wooden zip drive for you to print where you wish, then keep these memories forever !

Collection 3 ~$375.00 – includes ALL 15 of the hand edited images in your online gallery on the wooden Zip drive too!

Perfect for those holiday cards!!


In order to reserve your session with us there is a 100.00 deposit due at time of booking which goes toward any of the collections.

There is NO SESSION FEE !!


Please call us at 631.576.6445 or email us at michelekats@gmail.com to reserve your spot!!

Hi there everyone!!

I am so over the moon to share something so exciting and humbling at the same time..

Over the summer I was asked  to be a part of a such a beautiful  project where I was asked to photograph a very deserving family who was chosen for a home makeover through City Farmhouse, Better Homes and Gardens and the Rebuilding together !! . My images would decorate this families home and be cherished for years to come. Since photography has been such a blessing in my life in so many, many, ways that when I was asked to be a part of this incredible giving back opportunity  I knew immediately it was for me.  So of course I was super happy to get ON BOARD!!   I had such magnificent day getting to know this beautiful boy Liam and his sweet selfless Grandmother Karen.. she was so very grateful, and kind, that it just swelled my heart even more!! Not to mention the cuteness of little Liam!! :::SWOON:::

My sweet friend Jen from City Farmhouse has had this idea for a while now and she pitched her idea to Better Homes and Gardens and they couldn’t be happier to work with her!! I am so happy to say that the entire makeover including some of my images are published in this issue here!!


These are her words :

“This deserving homeowner makeover is something I had been wanting to do for while so when a pitching opportunity with BHG presented itself, I knew it was the right platform in which to share my idea. Blogging has been a wonderful career for me, full of rich blessings I never could have imagined. With that being said I was looking to bring a purpose to what I do & longed to bring joy to someone else.”

~ I couldn’t agree more ~

“I want to share with you a little more about the homeowner Karen & her grandson Liam from Long Island, NY. This family touched my heart in ways I never knew possible. At times the journey was filled with many obstacles but we never waivered from the goal. Which was to give this amazing gift to the most amazing family. I witnessed the most selfless acts by so many involved in this project that it changed me as a person. And the gratitude Karen & Liam had for us made it all worth it, to see their faces as they walked into the room, all done for the very first time is something I will NEVER forget. You can read more about their story and about the makeover here.. http://www.bhg.com/decorating/makeovers/long-island-rebuilding-together-main-floor-makeover/..”

here are some images from that session..



PINIMAGEThis is one of my images blown upon the wall now in this families home, and the others are sprinkled throughout !


and some from the issue… PINIMAGE



You can check it all out in the October issue of Better Homes and Gardens!!

Have a beautiful day!!





Oh… how I just adore maternity sessions!!  and lately I’m loving the lifestyle approach to them, more real, more raw, more authentic. In your home, in your space, with your energy. It makes for an amazing session!!  Look at this gorgeous momma to be!!  I know a little late on post

3… My daughter turns three tomorrow.  As I was rushing around getting all of her birthday party things in order and making sure its a special, very pink (as per her request) day for her. I had the chance to meet up with some friends while we waited for her ballet class.

There were four of us moms sitting there. All of us had two boys and the last child a girl. That was the only similarity. Oh yes and we live in the same little town. We all came from different backgrounds, went to different schools, and had different talents. A dancer, a singer, an artist and a comedian. There we sat.  Laughing, chatting about music , laundry , disney world, our kids. How each one is so individual, so unique, so there own person.  It got me to thinking… How I sometimes group my kids together, how I wish I had more time to spend with each of them individually. So when I ask how was your day. I can actually hear just one of my children tell me , instead of all three, and then me saying, ok wait your turn and how my daughter always wants the stage first.  Maybe its a girl thing , maybe its the baby of the family thing, maybe its just her, either way, God I love that child.

Spunk. Shes got Spunk. I’ve been addicted to mexican food lately, more so than ever,  and  she just entertained the crowd at the restaurant by her singing and dancing. I think she might be a performer one day. Oh and she’s a bit dramatic. sometimes 😉

What ever path this life lays out for her. I will be her biggest fan.  I will tell her to go for happy, find your passion, and smile big.