Meet Kate, the photographer and creative behind all things Crabapple Photography.
Hi there! My name is Kate. Although now I’m more often referred to as the twins’ Mom. Those are my twin 5-year-old “lady babies” you see above with me and my husband (at age 3). They look sweet and generally are. But trust me, they can leave a room looking like the aftermath of a tornado in 5 seconds flat! The birth of my girls made me not only a better person, but a better photographer. We hoped and dreamed and ultimately struggled to have them for what seemed like years on end. Now that they are here, the passing of time has been put under a microscope and magnified ten fold.
Before I took the official plunge into professional photography, I went on a quick 5-year detour through California and the internet world: graphics, programming, marketing — ulcer. A few years flew by before it finally sunk in that life is too short to purposefully waste a moment unhappy. I’m proof you can do anything you put your mind to. So I quit my job, packed my bags and boarded a plane heading to Paris, France. I spent the next year earning my master’s in photography, soaking in the Parisian culture, hacking the French language and generally putting my priorities in order.
After about 7 years living away from family, I decided to move back to the Boston area and start Crabapple Photography. My first studio was a remodeled, detached two car garage in the backyard of my Medford, MA home. A home that was originally purchased by my Great Grandparents in 1917. That fact still blows my mind. 100 years after they purchased the home, I was raising my family and working in the same house they raised their family in. My great uncle had a dark room in our basement (so cool!). If you haven’t gathered yet, I may be a 10 on the nostalgic scale. Perhaps this explains a bit about why I like to capture photos of growing families.
In July of 2018 we moved home and studio to Andover, MA. We live close to downtown so my girls are able to walk to the library. And we can take advantage of all that downtown has to offer. The studio I’m in now has over 1,000 square feet (from less than 400!) and is located at 32 Andover St., Andover, MA 01810.
Why the name Crabapple Photography?
I get asked a lot why I chose the name “Crabapple Photography” for my business. It is because I grew up on a street called Crabapple Lane in Chelmsford, MA and as I mentioned, I’m a sentimental sap.
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