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Want to see what a KTP mini session looks like?

Wondering if a mini session would be a good fit for your family?  Curious how many good pictures we can get in only 20 minutes?

Then this post is for you!

Most kids, and let’s be honest, parents don’t love taking pictures for more than 20-30 minutes.  Much longer than that and attention spans are gone  and you might begin to want to strangle your three year old.  Just kidding, sort of!

Here’s the deal! Not only is a mini session plenty of time for me to get a ton of great shots, but everyone always loves how quick and painless these shoots are!  I hear this ALL THE TIME! Clients are usually shocked when they see how many awesome shots we can get in that amount of time!

Want to see for yourself?  Here are two recent mini sessions both shot in under 30 minutes! Just click on the image to see the gallery!



We only do mini sessions a few times a year!  NEXT MINIS: Fall | October 15th  –> Details & SIGN UP here!

Your mini session includes 15 high-resolution digital images, perfect for printing, sharing online, Christmas Cards and gifts! PLUS 5 beautifully matted professional prints (8×10 and smaller).

If you have any questions, just shoot me a quick email at and I would be happy to help!

Fall Mini Session Day | Now Booking!


You don’t want to miss this experience!

I’m starting to feel it. School is back in full swing and the air is starting to get a little cooler in the morning. Fall is right around the corner! 

Announcing FALL MINI SESSIONS. I’ve been completely inspired by Shaker Village, a gorgeous historic Kentucky location, for a day of fall mini sessions!  Book a shoot and enjoy dinner at the Inn for a wonderful family experience! 

I hope you join me to take some photos and to make some memories with your family! Check out the details, FAQ and booking info below. I am only opening up six mini session slots, so don’t wait!

1. What are fall mini sessions?

Mini sessions are 20 minute sessions booked back-to-back on one day only. Twenty minutes is plenty of time to get some beautiful family images. Most kids (and sometimes Dads lol) don’t have the attention span for much more! 

2. What is included? 

Your session includes 15 high-resolution digital images, perfect for printing, sharing online, Christmas Cards and gifts! PLUS 5 beautifully matted professional prints (8×10 and smaller).

3. How Much?

These all inclusive mini session are $499. Due at booking to hold your spot. Additional a la carte products are 30% off.

4. When and where? 

Fall mini sessions will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Shaker Village, less than 30 miles from Lexington. Rain date: 10.16.16

Session times starting at: 

3:30pm | 4:00 | 4:30 | 5:00 | 5:30 | and 6:00pm

If you’re ready to snag one of the fall mini sessions, sign up here to choose a time slot and book!

Mastering Outdoor Photography Mini Course


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Imagine creating amazing outdoor photos anywhere, at anytime of day, even in the worst lighting situations, like full sun (yikes)!

Some side effects of shooting in bad outdoor lighting are squinting, crazy shadows, and disappointing photos!

That fancy dslr camera isn’t as smart as it thinks it is and often gets confused, leaving you fumbling with camera settings and missing shots!

Sometimes the color of your images comes out too orange or too blue leaving your subjects looking like oompa-loompas and smurfs!



Have you dreamed of easily and consistently taking beautiful outdoor images with magical lighting and perfect color?

Your life’s events don’t revolve around good lighting, know how to confidently shoot at any location, at any time of day.

No more ruined shots from squinty eyes, crazy color settings or camera confusion.

Stop stressing and start enjoying shooting outdoors.


Introducing Mastering Outdoor Photography

A video based mini-course designed for creative photographers who are ready to master amazing outdoor photography at any time of day!



I’ve spent the last 5 years of my photography career teaching and mentoring hundreds of photographers to take their photography to the next level.

In my experience, most people are clueless about what good light is and how to find it.  

Trust me when I tell you, “It’s all about the light!”

That is why I created a solution …

Here’s what we’ll cover in this course:

  • My number one secret for finding magical outdoor light.
  • How to find the best light at any outdoor location at any time of day.
  • The biggest mistake most photographers make when shooting outdoors.
  • My easy method for nailing your camera settings every time.
  • How to make your subjects look beautiful, even in full sun.
  • How to perfect your color settings (leave the oompa loompas to Willy Wonka!)


You’ll get access to:

  • 20+ Video lessons with real behind-the-scenes footage and step-by-step examples.
  • The private Facebook Community where you can get support and continue to grow with other awesome photographers.   Plus, I’ll be in there each week commenting and answering questions, etc.
  • Lifetime access to all of the course materials.


The Mastering Outdoor Photography Mini-Course is only $97 



I’m so sure you’ll love the Mastering Outdoor Photography Mini Course that I guarantee it!

You get 30 days to go through the course, and if you’re not happy with it, we’ll give you your money back.

I’m positive you’re going to get the real results you want, so I will put my money where my mouth is and refund you 100%!






How long is the course?  I am so busy this summer.

This self-led course comes with lifetime access so you can take it whenever it works best for YOU.   I have been teaching photography classes for the last 5 years of my career and have learned the best ways to teach people in a fast and efficient way.  The videos in this class are straight to the point and packed with value to get you taking amazing photos as quick as possible.  



How do I access the course?

Once you enroll, you will receive an instant online access to the Mastering Outdoor Photography Mini Course.  That site will contain all the videos and resources to walk you step-by-step to beautiful outdoor photos. Remember, you will have lifetime access to the course!



What skill level do I need to be to take this course?

In this course I cover all my professional outdoor lighting tips and techniques that have taken me years of experience to master.  The step-by-step lessons are perfect for anyone from beginners to more advanced students.   



How much is this course?

I am pretty sure I had a moment of pure inanity when I priced this course at only $97 because it is truly jam packed with value.  If you dream of easily and consistently taking beautiful outdoor images with magical lighting and perfect color, you can’t afford NOT to take this course.  I’m so sure you’ll love the Mastering Outdoor Photography Mini Course that I guarantee it with a 100% refund policy!  


I’m ready to enroll!


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Love You Mean It | Lexington Fashion Photographer

Sharing a fashion shoot with the sweet and stylish blogger, Ali Hollins from Love You Mean It Blog.  Coming by way of referral from my OG fashion blogger pal, Beth Parker of Seersucker and Saddles Blog. And oh was she right when she told me just how sweet Ali was. We had a fun shoot together in and around the studio. It’s pretty awesome … For years prior to having my studio, I would bring my clients to this same neighborhood my studio is now located in. We would park and shoot tons of looks all from our cars. Well, as you can imagine an air-conditioned changing room in the studio is a legit better set up!  To get details on these looks, check out Ali’s blog!
Location: Warehouse Block – Kristin Tatem Photography Studio – 316 N. Ashand Ave. Lexington, KY 40502
Would love to chat about a session with you! [email me at for details]
Photographers!  Learn about how I shoot images like these with my photography classes!
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Summer Session | Family Photographer Lexington KY

Popping in to share this summer family session!  I thought this family was too cute and I love the way these images turned out.  From outfit selection to the shoot to laying out a beautiful wall gallery for the hallway (see end of post for display image), I want to make this family portrait photography process easy for my clients.  If you’re interested in learning more about what our sessions include, check out this portrait session information video! 

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The display we designed at the ordering and design session.  More about what happens AFTER the session can be found in this video! 

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