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Kate Buckles Photography

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

(63)
1 hire on Bark
Kate Buckles Photography logo
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Kate Buckles Photography

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

(63)
1 hire on Bark

About

Kate Buckles Photography is a premier photographer in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area for Newborn, Maternity, Birth and Family Photography. As your photographer, I want to capture the laughs, the smiles, the joy, the tears...all of it. I'm all about creating an amazing experience and having fun along the way.

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Kristin B.

30 October 2019

We love Kate! She offers several "bump to baby" packages. The one we chose included maternity, fresh 48 (pictures in the hospital after birth), and newborn. It also includes milestone photoshoots at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months with a cake smash for the birthday shoot! All of this came at a competitive price. Kate is a talented professional who captures beautiful photos. She has all of the backgrounds and props you could want for newborn pictures, which also saves you money. As a new mom, I appreciate having all of these photos scheduled in advance so I don't have to think about it. Kate makes you feel comfortable and finds the most flattering angles and poses. Our time flies by because she's so fun to talk with while snapping pictures. I highly recommend her to anyone expecting a baby! More...

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Jennifer Sapp

23 October 2019

Kate is so awesome with capturing great moments and really getting the kids to smile and laugh! We cherish our family photos from her :)

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Grayson Rose Phillips

18 October 2019

Kate was amazing! She was quick to answer questions, emails, and IG messages! She had some great location recommendations (as we were traveling in from out of state) for our shoot. Kate was so laid back and easy to talk to during our shoot! She made us feel some comfortable and I felt like we had been friends for years! BEST of all.... Our pictures were returned SO FAST and were A More...

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Stephanie Sanchez

16 October 2019

Had so much fun with our family mini session with Kate! She had a great location and was so sweet and easy to work with. Very happy with our photos and excited to have her capture more moments like these for us in the future! More...

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Tracy V.

13 October 2019

Especially great at family and children's photography, and babies. Really appreciate the "mini sessions" that are affordable and with wonderful themes / background.  Kate also captured our family during a reunion and was able to get us all in and looking good- including our pets. Not an easy thing and it went great, and she positioned us all so we looked great. Thanks for all you do to capture our family. More...

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Vanessa Duran

29 August 2019

We had an amazing experience with Kate for our newborn session. Managing session details was so simple to do online, and she was quick to respond to any questions. Her studio was warm and welcoming. She was incredibly kind and patient, taking time to comfort our son as well as encouraging me to take as much time as I needed to nurse him. Kate clearly loves what she does and values client satisfaction. Our photos were perfect, and we will cherish them for a lifetime! We will definitely be seeing her again! More...

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Victoria Blocker

27 July 2019

Kate is not only a talented photographer, she is the sweetest person! She was super patient and kind with my toddlers and made our photo session so special. Kate is AMAZING!

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Nina Love

23 July 2019

She's been taking my baby and family pictures for over a year, I love her work and she's incredibly nice!

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Whitney Meeks

13 July 2019

Kate has created a very comfortable environment in her home studio! We felt like friends the second we walked in the door. AND...she has a playroom right outside the studio for young kiddos to keep busy while they wait! This was a huge perk that I wasn’t expecting! I would highly recommend Kate to anyone wanting to capture their special family moments! More...

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Patsy Baca Gomez

11 July 2019

Kate was absolutely wonderful with our family pictures, there are 23 of us and she was so patient, kind and sweet, remembered names and just awesome work ethics, the end result was priceless, thank you Kate for that, I highly recommend her Photography services, I know with the size of our family we will be using her for occasions to come.

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Kyle Stephenson

9 July 2019

Kate was amazing with our kids! She understood how hard it can be to make a 15 month old take pictures. She was patient and work amazing with them!

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Jessica Clapp

9 July 2019

I can only repeat what others have said: Kate is very, VERY good at her job! She is so patient with kids and babies—and so considerate of everyone’s needs, preferences, and comfort during sessions. I have 4 kids—twins and toddlers—and I was expecting there to be a lot of meltdowns. But everything went smoothly! I’m still in shock! Thank you for photographing our family and new babies! It was a real treat! More...

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Schehwar Stevens

30 June 2019

Kate is amazing! We had such a fun family and cake smash session and absolutely loved all of our photos! I highly recommend her!

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Judi Wharton

15 June 2019

Kate is an amazing photographer. She has such a kind and generous heart too! I highly recommend her!

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Katie Sacoman

13 May 2019

Kate did such an amazing job! I wanted to do a mini session for the grandmothers for Mother's Day. She was great about suggesting poses/groupings as well as asking if I had any specific requests. The photos are beautiful and were such a sweet gift. And her turnaround time was impressive. Thanks so much! We will definitely be contacting her next time we need photos! More...

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Katie Zamora Sacoman

11 May 2019

Kate did such an amazing job! I wanted to do a mini session for the grandmothers for Mother's Day. She was great about suggesting poses/groupings as well as asking if I had any specific requests. The photos are beautiful and were such a sweet gift. Thanks so much! We will definitely be contacting her next time we need photos! More...

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Brandi Schaeffer

9 May 2019

We hired Kate for our daughters 8th grade session and they came out beautiful! My daughter said she really liked and connected with Kate. We believe her because the pictures are wonderful!! Would definitely work with again!! More...

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Danielle Beebe

9 May 2019

She is super sweet and takes wonderful photos! The photos turned out perfectly!!

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Kyndyl Harris

3 May 2019

Kate was heaven sent at the birth of my son. She captured EVERYTHING I wanted. She was informative and so caring. I would’ve been lost without her. If you want beautiful photos that you can cherish forever I highly recommend using Kate❤️ More...

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Stacey Bailey

29 April 2019

she is super nice, genuine and very accommodating. you can tell how much she enjoys taking pictures of families.

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Christina Baca

27 April 2019

What a wonderful and affordable photographer! Thank you Kate Buckles Photography for giving our family some beautiful and memorable photos.

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Lindy L

27 April 2019

Kate is awesome! I have 4 young children that are very difficult to photograph! She made it fun and fast! The portraits turned out so cute! We will cherish them forever!

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Savannah Trujillo

19 April 2019

She is amazing!!! So friendly and very good with the kids! I really loved her work and her prices are very reasonable!

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Jennifer Turner

17 April 2019

Kate is amazing to work with- can’t say enough good things about the experience and her photos! My kiddos have a blast!

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Courtney Hines

13 April 2019

Kate is so kind & welcoming, we booked our very first session with her for Easter minis. Our children had a blast, they were so comfortable with her & really enjoyed it. We will be back for future sessions! More...

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Catee Torrez

13 April 2019

She was so sweet & made our mini shoot so natural and relaxed which makes taking photos of a toddler so much more enjoyable! I loved her ❤️

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Stefanie Wenzel

28 March 2019

I can’t not speak highly enough of Kate! Taking photos can be so anxiety provoking for some and Kate made us feel so comfortable, like we’d known her for years. She was so patient and gentle with our newborn. And I have been so impressed with the quality of the images and time frame that we receive our pictures. More...

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Krista Telles

10 March 2019

Kate did my maternity photos, and newborn! My husband and I are so thankful we came to find her. She captured our little family so perfectly and the photos will be cherished forever. She was so patient with my 4 year old boy and so sweet with our baby girl. Highly recommend :) More...

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Katy B.

6 March 2019

We had the pleasure of going to see Kate for our daughters newborn photo session. It went amazingly well. Kate was warm and welcoming and her studio was perfect. She has everything you need, so unless you want something special, it is easy to book and go! She is very talented and patient and can get super cute poses of your baby. She also did some family photos for us as well. I am so thankful and happy to have all the beautiful images she took. They will surely be treasured. Thanks Kate!! More...

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Amanda Lucero-Chavez

27 February 2019

Kate was very nurturing and gentle with our newborn during his shoot. She gave him extra love for changing and nursing needs and captured priceless images. Her prices are affordable and she delivers images quickly! She is skilled in her trade and has a warm welcoming presence. Thank you Kate! More...

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Amanda Chavez

26 February 2019

Thank you Kate for capturing our newborn and family pictures so beautiful! I appreciate your fast turn around and fair price for such a full session!

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Jessica Rodriguez

26 February 2019

We have done several phot shoots with Kate, and I can without a doubt she is the best we’ve worked with! We have younger children who move so much, and she always manages to capture them perfectly! She is a wonderful photographer, a wonderful person, and we highly recommend her! More...

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Amanda Burns

26 February 2019

Absolutely the BEST photographer in all of Albuquerque! (And we have tried a number of them.) Beyond her extreme talent as a photographer, she is truly passionate about what she does, patient with her customers, easy to work with and has great turn around time! She captures our family in a way that truly shows its beauty. I am proud to show off every photograph she has taken. I highly recommend Kate Buckles Photography above all else!! More...

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Natassia Weber

26 February 2019

Kate buckles photography has captured so many beautiful moments for me and I can’t express enough how special she has made each and every moment! •Kate was there for the birth of my son and she was very professional and made sure to stay in close contact through everything! She made sure to be at the hospital multiple times to capture moments throughout labor and of course she was there for the birth! The photos came out incredible and I will forever cherish them! •Not long after the birth of my son , we went back for newborn and family photos. She was sure to make my baby comfortable and had so many options for his pictures. She worked so well with my other children too and helped get family photos that I just absolutely LOVE! Kate Buckles Photography has captured so many special moments for me and I couldn’t be happier with the pictures, service, and professionalism that I have received. If you need ANY kind of pictures taken I would highly recommend Kate Buckles Photography! More...

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Julia Jarrard

26 February 2019

Kate is incredibly talented. She’s been photographing our family for awhile now. I am so happy to have found her, as she provides us with amazing quality photos that somehow always capture my children’s personality and beauty. From her mini sessions, to maternity sessions to newborn sessions; she has constantly come through with some of my families best photos! More...

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Nicole Rogers

13 February 2019

We’ve been having Kate take our pictures for about 2 years now! We have done family, extended family and Easter pictures to name a few. She is absolutely AMAZING! Our two young boys warmed right up to her, grinning ear to ear for every shot making family pictures a breeze! After we take pictures we can never just pick one favorite because all of them are equally great! We can’t thank her enough for the memories she has provided us with! I would recommend her to anyone in search of a great photographer!! More...

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Megan Pitts Gray

5 February 2019

Kate was amazing! She was so good with my little boy and she made the shoot so fun and enjoyable. Our pictures turned out so well, and she’s so quick to respond back to you. My family will definitely be using her again! More...

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Robin Hayter

27 January 2019

Kate Is wonderful to work with. She is great at handling groups big and small and takes amazing pictures. I highly recommend her.

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Hailey McClain

16 January 2019

Love her so much! She’s so sweet and understanding and I cherish our photos everyday!

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Jocelyn Moreno

10 December 2018

She is the best ! Super sweet we loved taking our pictures with her

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Marta Valiente

7 December 2018

I love Kate! She’s so sweet & amazing. I’m 110% in love with my pictures. She took my little ones newborn pics as well as Christmas minis! It was so much fun. Really good price too!! Thank you Kate! she’s my go-to for pictures! More...

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Becky Baker Kunzler

11 November 2018

Katie is amazing! Her photos show her talent, which is phenomenal. What you don’t see is her patience with the kiddos and her hospitable dedication to making sure that she captures what we are hoping for. We found her photography package to be an incredible value. Thank you so much, Kate! We made great memories getting our photos taken, and now we have permanent reminders that we will cherish for years to come. More...

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Melissa Aragon Adkins

6 November 2018

Kate!!! We love our family photos, you did such a great job! Your patience for my crazy family was amazing, even after a hand full of cactus and a lost dog ‍♀️

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Roberta Elizabeth

5 November 2018

I can't Thank You enough for the INCREDIBLE photos you took for our special day. Kate, you are PHENOMENAL! So Blessed!

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Cas San Dra

10 October 2018

Our fall photos came out great and Kate did a wonderful job working with our 11 week old baby. Thank you!

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Sofia L. Sena

10 October 2018

So thankful for Kate. She made the whole process enjoyable and natural. She is not only a wonderful/patient photographer but is a joy to work with. Kate has a true natural talent for photography More...

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Ashley Osuna

25 July 2018

Kate took photos of our daughter's birth. They were beautiful! She captured every moment perfectly. I am so grateful to have these photos to look back. Not only did she take great pictures, she was so sweet and helpful during the whole process. More...

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Micah Calvert

25 July 2018

We were so blessed to have Katie at the birth of our third baby. The pictures are amazing, and the moments that she captured will be treasured forever. I only wish I could have had her there for the birth of my other two kids! More...

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Lauren Curoe Stover

25 July 2018

Kate is a fabulous photographer. We've had photos taken twice with her and both times were amazing.

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Nina Marcela

25 July 2018

I love the pictures
Thank you so much
Definitely going back to you

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Kristy King Wellman

25 July 2018

Kate donated one full session with digital album to an Albuquerque Mom’s Blog, Mom’s Night Out event...and I won!
We had so much fun with Kate. She put us all at ease. My “stranger danger” 19 month old even held Kate’s hand! She gave gummy bears to my girls, and captured great joy and smiles as a result. Thank you, Kate! You really have a gift. We will cherish our Fall photos....our family finally complete. More...

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Lindsay H McGhee-Addis

25 July 2018

Late did a great job capturing our breakfast with santa fun and was able to get sweet memorable pictures of our boys as they sat on his lap.

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Ashlin Tignor

25 July 2018

We have done two mini sessions and love our photos! Kate is very sweet and was patient with our young daughter.

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Sam Smith-Klein

25 July 2018

Thank you Kate for the amazing experience my daughter had being a model! She loved it! And even though the weather was bad, it was a fun time and we love the pictures!

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Britt Westvang

25 July 2018

My family loves Kate! We’ve done two mini sessions with her and are always delighted by the results. She takes the time to get to know you and is very genuine.

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Cheyanne Chavez

25 July 2018

Took Easter Mini photos with Kate and they were so much fun! She was great with our crazy 2 year old little boy and did everything in her power to make sure he had fun and SMILED! Can’t wait to see how the photos turned out! � More...

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Sarah Juarez

25 July 2018

Had a great experience with Kate!! The session was perfect! She had a great space set up and she was very friendly with my daughter. She was easy to work with and 20 minutes was more than enough!! I will absolutely be booking with her again! Thank you Kate � More...

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Deena Rosenberg-Hoogspanning

25 July 2018

Thank you for taking such wonderful and thoughtful photographs of my family! I know how hard it is to catch all of us looking at the camera and not making a weird face at the same time and you knocked it out of the park multiple times and are GREAT with babies. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Patricia Nichols

25 July 2018

Kate Is the most amazing photographer! She has taken birth, newborn and family, a year later family photos, and even Easter mini sessions for my family! Not to mention head shots for my medical practice. Besides being incredibly professional and taking amazing photos, she has a special connection with children. She is always able to get my rambunctious toddler to pose and be incredibly adorable every time! I can’t recommend her enough!!!! ���� More...

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Jessica Rodriguez

25 July 2018

We did Easter photos with Kate! We had a teething 18 month old, and two rambunctious toddlers who just wanted to hold the chicks and bunny. She was so incredibly patient with them! We were so pleased with how our photos came out, and we will definitely be using her again! More...

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Larissa Navarro

25 July 2018

Just moved to the area and literally booked a session with Kate the next day & had such a great experience! Kate and her husband were so nice and very willing to try and make my serious baby smile which is something you do not get from many photographers these days. I look forward to having her take my engagement pictures!! Highly recommend kate buckles! More...

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Andrew N Amanda

17 June 2018

We absolutely LOVE Kate and her wonderful family!! She is so sweet and friendly! Kate Buckles Photography has beautiful sets and great props to make her photos stand out from other mini sessions we have done. She takes the time to make our children comfortable, and we really appreciate that about her! She makes the sessions feel like an afternoon with an old friend, all the while, capturing sweet and candid photos of our family. Thank you so much for our beautiful photos, Kate! We look forward to our next session with you! More...

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Suzie Rice

11 May 2018

I just got our pictures from a “Mommy and Me” session where my two year old was not having it, and Kate was still able to get some really nice shots! Kate was very patient with my toddler’s lack of Cooperation and was very warm and friendly! I would definitely recommend her!! More...

Q&A

Having fun!! And of course a great photographer! ;) It is so important to me that in your session we have fun and enjoy the process! When we are truly relaxed and laughing, we get the best photos! Don't worry, I am a pro at getting your kids to have fun too ;)

We set a date first, and then talk about locations! I love to get a feel for exactly what you are looking for in the finished photos and then can recommend places based on that.

Working with AMAZING families! It is truly a honor to be able to help each family capture this season in life! These photos are precious and so important to get!

I have always wanted to have my own business, and photography has been a LONG time passion... (Think it started in High School!) This business also allows me to stay at home with my three kids, and that is just amazing!

I am always working and striving to be the absolute best I can be for you! I adore kids and working with families, you are not a number, but a family I adore getting to know in the process!

Services

Capture that sweet baby bump before it pops! Suggested gestation for photos is between 30-35 weeks.

Ready to capture some sweet memories with you family? Forget past family photo nightmares, I'm all about making photo sessions fun and relaxing. You'll walk away with confidence in fantastic photos to treasure forever!

I am so excited you're considering birth photography! Birth is nothing short of miraculous and it's my privilege to capture such intimate moments. A little about me; I'm the mom of three little boys. With my sons, it was important to me to have their delivery documented and I was so thankful to have a photographer at their births. Because of the labor fog, I don’t remember the faces of those around me well, much less what I was feeling or thinking in those moments. Looking at my photos transports me back with a rush of emotion. I remember holding my son for the first time, the relief of labor being over, the face of my husband as he saw his son for the first time, priceless moments I will cherish forever! My greatest hope is that by having these hours documented, you can cherish the gift of welcoming your little one into the world, without worry of losing such precious memories. Let's grab a coffee and explore if birth photography is right for you. Often momma has a lot of questions and I am more than happy to discuss all aspects and help you get a clear understanding of what this would look like for you!

As they say, that sweet baby does not keep. Let's capture timeless photos to be remembered for years to come! I shoot lifestyle photos of you and your baby, plus partners and siblings, in a relaxed session, taking time for details and many candid photos of you and your newest addition!

Their first year is so special, and a great way to celebrate it is to capture all their sweetness in a fun cake-smash session! Indoors or out, messy or not, let's plan together the prefect way to capture this celebration!