Photography is a language more universal than words.
- Minor White

Out of the box and off the beaten path – that’s me! I’m a Rocky Mountain Native living in the Ozarks, so my heart lives in the mountains. The apex of my world is my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and living to glorify God. I am married to the man who was most definitely preordained for me, and we’re raising two phenomenal, smart, and wild boys: Duke and Brecken.

Besides God and Family, the joys of my life are being outside, riding one of our three horses, travel, and of course, photography. Since childhood, and even in spite of growing up as a spoiled suburban brat near Denver, you could not keep me in the house – and I was usually barefoot! I’ve always been filled with wanderlust, inherited and instilled by my parents, and it was my mother who gave me her eye for photography.
(Photo cred Catherine Jeter Photography)

I would be remiss to leave out the legacy surrounding the start of my professional photography: It was the way I felt I could honor my parents’ memories when they both passed away within 8 months of one another, surrounding the birth of my first son, in 2017-2018. They both would have encouraged it, and I knew God was directing me to do so. I credit every success to the Maker, and pray to Him before every session. The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord has given me a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. – Isaiah 61:3

The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it - Ansel Adams

You will have noticed most of my work is outdoors, in natural light. There is no greater glow than the one created by the Creator, and I know on a personal level how much the memory of the way the sun soaks over the skin of our loved ones can impact our memories. However, I am not at all afraid of indoor photography or supplementary light, and come equipped for every circumstance.

While the most important bones behind photography are its source of light (the actual word means “drawing with light”), I love to emphasize every other essence of the nature of people – from the way the breeze catches hair, to the softness in a gaze or the contagion in a laugh. These moments are forever, in high definition. I consider it failure if you look back on your memories and only see generic smiles directed at a stranger. You are the focus, and the love surrounding you. I mean to tell that story.

my
Art

It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness. - Paul Strand

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Interested in working with me? I am so stoked. Let’s get to know one another! Please review my packages and inclusions and get in touch with me.

I’m sure you’ll have questions, and once I answer them to your satisfaction, we’ll secure your date with a 20% non-refundable* installment, and I will send a contract protecting both of us for you to review and sign. From there, we’ll schedule you an Engagement Session, and I’ll provide you with general timeline insight to help the planning process as we get closer to your day. Around 1-2 months out from your wedding, when plans are mostly in place, we’ll have another meeting to thoroughly go over details and to tailor my coverage to your unique and perfect day. Of course, in the interim time, I am always available to answer questions and offer advice, both as a professional in the industry and as a forever bride myself.

A 20% installment is required to book. These act as retainers to secure my services for your date of choice, and therefore are non-refundable*. The remaining package fee is due at the time of the session. Once your deposit is made, I will send you a Client Guide, and we can discuss location, and any special requests for me to ensure I include in my planning.

*Non-refundable: Unless cancellation is on my part or in a circumstance defined as an Act of God, whereby I would not have been able to replace a cancellation with another booking.

Booking
   Process

Weddings

Milestones + Lifestyle Sessions

Wedding packages

7-10 Hours of Coverage
Complete Engagement Session
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Online Gallery
Full Resolution Downloads
Print Release
Lab Print Options

to  the
Moon    and Back

$1,900

6 Hours of Coverage or under
Mini Engagement Session
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Online Gallery
Full Resolution Downloads
Print Release
Lab Print Options

Deeper     than
     the Holler

$1,500

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$1,900

Wedding packages

"To the Moon & Back" Package
PLUS:
Complete Bridal Session
Bridal Album
Thank-you postcards
USB Flash Drive
Wedding Album

All
  of
   Me

$2,800

Around 2 Hours of Coverage including:
Ceremony
Bride & Groom, Wedding Party & Family Portraits
All products from Standard pkgs
$0.50/mi. Travel fee

the
Simple
   Things

$750

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40 images

Portrait  Sessions

Signature

$400

20 images

Simple

$240

6 images

Mini

$120

All Sessions Include:

PRAYER - For you + your family

STYLE GUIDE

DETAILED PLANNING CONSULTATION

CLIENT PROOFING - You pick your images!

ADDITIONAL IMAGES À LA CARTE

ONLINE GALLERY

DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

PRINT RELEASE

TRAVEL - Within 30 miles of Eminence, MO

ONLINE LAB PRINT ORDERING

BY APPOINTMENT GALLERY WALL + ALBUM CREATION

Emily Dailey
2020

"Kate has done it again 😍 Her work truly glorifies the King 👑
She captured the deep love I have for my Godly husband and the personalities of each family member.
Thank you, Friend 🤍"

Tammy Webery
2019

"Kate has such an artistic eye & a beautiful heart that resonates in her work!!! I couldn’t have chosen anyone more perfect to photograph my wedding!!"

Nichole Byrne
2020

"Always a pleasure to work with, and continues to not only meet all my expectations but exceeds them. Three years in a row of excellent work."

Brook Keeling
2020

"this is why no one else does our family photos. We are a Kate Staples photography only family."

Victoria Porter
2018

"I could describe our relationship in one shot from our engagement album."

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