Umber Heart Photography | About


We specialize in Portraiture, Events, Fine Art, Nature/Wildlife, Landscape, Photojournalism, Commercial and Editorial  

Photography in the Seattle and surrounding areas.


At her core, Katelyn is an artist. Having grown up in a Coast Guard family, the middle child of three children Katelyn spent six years of her childhood living near the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska. She now resides and photographs in the Seattle and surrounding areas.

Holding a B.S. in Communications, Photography became a true passion of Katelyn's ten years ago. Photography is her life, her light, her reason to breathe, her true passion. Photography has brought her immense joy and given her the ability to travel and create relationships with amazing families.  Katelyn has had the opportunity to photograph a water birth in Germany, the canals in Amsterdam, the stars in Canada, fazenda’s in Brazil as well as families across the United States. 

Diverse in experience portraiture is where Katelyn's heart lies, she loves nature photography and spent two years traveling doing photography audits for retail market analysis. Katelyn loves to photograph children, having nannied triplets in college she truly believes no task is to great. 

Katelyn shoots with professional Nikon gear. Her immediate go to for portraiture is her Nikon D810-FX format Digital SLR Camera Body with a Nikon AFS NIKKOR 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR II Telephoto Zoom Lens and Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f1.8G Lens with Auto Focus

It’s important to Katelyn that each and everyone of her clients feel confident going into their shoot. Have you ever felt awkward posing in a stuffy studio with more lights surrounding you than an operating room? Many clients feel this way, this is one of the reasons why Katelyn photographs outdoors in natural light and in families homes. Feeling comfortable and relaxed in a gorgeous outdoor location, or in your home where you can be yourself is exactly where amazing portraits are created. 

Your family is the most important thing in the world, and it’s the goal of Umber Heart Photography to capture the joy, life and passion of each and everyone of their clients. 


To book a session text, call, email simply fill out the form provided on the contact page.


Katelyn’s work has appeared in Custom Home Magazine, MommyDoc and KevinMD