arizona family photographer

Hey! I'm Katie

an easy going, low pressure, story telling photographer in Mesa arizona.

I capture what life looks like with a happy family and busy kids! My images are natural, relaxed, and filled with light and joy. These elements inspire me the most when working with memory making families. No awkwardness.

As a mom I know what it feels like to watch my kids grow up way too fast. And I also know that most people are disappointed when the picture on their phone just “doesn’t do it justice.”

and That’s my why - to capture what matters most to you in a beautiful and emotive way. 

I've always been drawn to photography and print design. I love creating custom albums for my clients and seeing the work we create together in print. I started my family photography business in Mesa, Arizona about 5 years ago and I thoroughly enjoy everyone I get to meet and work with.

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Katie Shirk poses with her camera for business headshots in Gilbert AZ at the Heritage District.

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no stress shoots for easy going Arizona families

My process of family pictures is simple and straight forward. I’ll help you with wardrobe styling before the session, and print design and display after the session. And you can trust me to handle crazy kids and (sometimes) cranky dads at the shoot!

The photos will only mean something to you if you have a good experience at the session. That’s why I direct you the entire time and bring the fun, so you can relax and soak up your amazing family.

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“We continue to choose Katie for family pictures year after year.

Her work stands for itself and she is just a delightful human to work with

You won't regret working with Katie!”

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