Ben Kaatz Photography

Monterey, CA

Featured photographer of the 2015 Monterey Wedding Guide!
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I love to take pictures.  But not those stuffy posed pictures.  I take pictures of my kids, my friends’ kids, parties, special events ... You get the picture!  And this is how you can literally get the picture:

Event Photography

I like to take pictures so much that I’d like to free you from spending your next family event looking through the viewfinder of your camera.  Spend time enjoying your party and creating memories…and I’ll be there to capture them for you.  Photographing kids’ parties is one of my specialities.  Planning a wedding?  I’ll be there for you before, during, and after your event to capture those memories that will last you a lifetime.

Casual Family Portraits

I believe you and your family look best in your natural environment.  I will come to a park, the beach or your favorite casual location and take pictures of your children while they play by themselves or cavort with their friends …or with you!  And bring the dog, too!  Let’s make family portraits together!

How Does it Work?

It’s simple and affordable.  You choose a location in the Monterey Bay Area or I come to your event.  After catching all of those beautiful candid moments, I will put the images in an album on a secure website for proofing.  These are your images.  From there, I will edit and perfect a certain number of portraits of your choosing.  Right from the site you can download full-resolution images and/or order individual prints or other photo products.  There are no package requirements when ordering prints from the site.  Once on your computer you can print them, edit them, archive them, post them ... the options are limitless.

Company Head Shots and School Photography!!

In keeping with my “Studio Free” philosophy, I now have the ability to do work typically reserved for the your home, office or school.  That’s right, I bring my backdrops, lighting, and computer right into your home, office, or school and you get beautiful portraits and the hi-resolution image files from which you can make whatever you need!  Call or email me for links to samples of this new and exciting aspect of my photography service.


Please take a look at my galleries and call me at 831-297-2000 for more information, pricing, and availability.  Or click HERE to fill-out the Contact Me form and I’ll get back to you.  I look forward to talking with you!

“Studio-free” Portraits and Events. Family Photos, Weddings, Engagement Photos, Parties, Mobile Corporate Head Shots, School Photography, Senior Portraits...and more!

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Mission Statement
My goal is to provide my clients with an affordable, high quality, and flexible solution to their Family, Event, Corporate, and School photography needs.  To accomplish this goal, my photography service includes the high-resolution images files with the price of the photography session.  Prints can be ordered directly from my convenient online proofing site or downloaded with unlimited personal usage license for maximum client usability.

Proud volunteer photographer for the Monterey County Youth Museum. Click their logo above to go to the event images on my proofing site.

Click on the dragon go to the proofing site for the Serendipity Preschool portraits.

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