“Katie is amazing. Not only is she a delight to work with, I love the photos she does of me.
Like many people, I am highly critical of photos of me. But Katie produces miracles. I end up with photo after photo of me where I actually am delighted with the way I look: confident, glowing, my personality shining through. I think it is how relaxed and happy she makes me feel during the photo session. Go get your photo taken by Katie.
You'll love the results!”
-- Deborah Hoard, Founder & Owner at Net Results
“I'm not particularly photogenic, but Katie saved the day when I needed new professional headshots! She understood exactly how to stage the shoot to ensure the camera captured my best angle. When I needed some very quick revisions to the size of the photo for a press request, Katie turned around the changes immediately. I would recommend Katie to anyone looking for a
high-quality professional photo with great service and follow-up.”
-- Amy Buckner Chowdhry, CEO & Co-founder at AnswerLab
“Katie did a professional portrait for me that is now on my card and promotional materials. She was a joy to work with, punctual, organized, had great ideas about making the photo represent me well (we shot in my yard), and delivered a great final result at a very reasonable price. I can recommend Katie without hesitation and have recommended her to friends and associates.”
-- Jeff Stine, Personal Growth & Awareness Instructor
“Katie did a portrait of me for the cover of my book. I have also used it for public relations and publicity. I was struck at how easily she produced a superb photo that editors have used over and over. At least she made it seem easy. Katie quickly put me at ease in a home setting. She was highly professional, providing me with sets of proofs and delivering digital prints in a timely manner.”
-- Cathy Robbins, Author
“Katie's headshots helped bring to life the Stanford faculty and scholars who lead our alumni around the globe on educational travel programs. Thanks to her, our travelers have a better picture of the warmth, charisma and wit of these exceptional teachers.”
-- Kara Cronk, Senior Marketing Manager at Stanford University, Alumni Association
“Katie made the process of having a professional headshot done completely painless. Gone are the days of having to hire a primadonna photog that will charge an arm and a leg. Katie is completely-customer oriented and knows exactly what she needs to do to enhance any face. She understands lighting and uses it to her client's advantage. I highly recommend Katie for a very professional
experience and finished product!”
-- Susan Rutherford, President & CEO at Rutherford Bolen Group
“You need to know that Katie Cleese's headshots are amazing! I want to endorse an outstanding product and to encourage all of you to take advantage of this. I needed a headshot and decided to go with Katie because the price was right. They turned out so well, I have had colleagues in
New York call me to ask where I had it taken!”
-- Katherine Forsythe, Owner at Get A Second Wind
“On my list of things I'd rather not do, 'have my photo taken' is probably #2, after 'get a root canal without anesthesia.' Not only did Katie understand my, um, misgivings, she cleverly put me at ease and gently coached me to become a more proficient subject. The results were nothing short of astonishing in the very best way. That she could achieve this magic with me--the least photogenic person in the world--attests to a very special blend of skill, experience, and personality. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again.”
-- Nancy Friedman, Owner at Wordworking
“I HATE posing for a photograph. It just feels uncomfortable, phony, and intrusive to me. Katie understood me and was able to get miraculous results from someone who is otherwise so nervous and stiff under these circumstances. She came to my home, photographed me in my comfort zone, made me feel relaxed and got great results. My photograph is so good people ASK ME who took it. And I, who HATE posing for a photograph, will most certainly ask her to photograph me again.”
-- Victoria Hayden, Co-founder at The Hayden Group
“Katie was delightful and took so many good pictures, I had trouble picking just one for my new website and flyers. If you are like me, an independent professional still using a picture from when you wore shoulder pads, I highly recommend you talk to Katie right away.”
-- Deb Colden, Executive Coach
“I hired Katie for new business pictures and was totally impressed with her style, process, and the results speak for themselves! I ended up with many pictures I really liked so can change my pictures out to refresh them! Katie knew her stuff, was easy to work with, made great suggestions, and made the process painless. I've recommended her to many others as she gets great results!”
-- Carol Piras, Managing Partner at The Piras Group
“I absolutely loved working with Katie on my headshots. Relaxed, natural light, stress-free. If you need a new headshot, I highly recommend her and have done so to many of my colleagues.
She promises 'you, only better,' and that is so true.”
-- Ellen Rudy, Managing Partner at The Hayden Group
“I have worked with Katie on shoots several times as a subject, and also as an assistant--so I have seen her professionalism from both sides of the camera. I have also worked with several other photographers in my many years as a graphic designer, so I have a unique perspective on what makes Katie Cleese
exceptional at what she does...
One of the most overlooked attributes of a great headshot photographer is the ability to connect with your subject and put them at ease. Katie has a unique talent in this area, and it informs the consistent success of her shoots. She comes to her subjects with empathy, humor and a great love of her work, which is infectious and allows her to bring out a warmth and relaxation in her clients that is very unusual, especially for business photography. Pair her 'people skills' with her exceptional knowledge of her equipment, especially her ability to light her subjects, both in a studio setting and in natural light shoots, and you end up with results that give her subjects a natural, radiant look that
reflect their personality in the most flattering way possible...
And finally, add to that her conscientiousness on following up in a timely manner with the final product, and aggressively competitive pricing, and she is truly a hidden gem in her field."
-- Caren Parnes, Owner at Enterprising Graphics