I grew up in Clarkston, Michigan. After graduating high school, I went on to cosmetology school and was a hair stylist at Salon U in Lake Orion, MI for almost 10 years. I also have a Bachelors degree in Communications from Oakland University.
I am a wife and mother to four wonderful children... My family is everything to me and they are the reason I do what I do.
am so excited you're here and I can't wait to work together and make some beautiful memories with you and your family. Together we will take the photos of the ones you love the most and create gorgeous artwork you will enjoy for years to come.
A snapshot into my life
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My husband and I are so blessed to have four amazing kids. Our house is full of energy and it can get pretty noisy around here. We love to cuddle on the couch and watch a good movie, travel and discover new adventures. We love to cook and enjoy food and family dinners together.
My awesome kiddos
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In the summers you will find my family and I at the lake on the weekends. It is our happy place and our favorite place to make memories. We mainly boat on Lake St. Clair but venture onto Lake Erie a few times a year. Once a summer, we take a long trip and venture north into Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.
I love to incorporate the lake into my photography sessions as well. Meet me at the beach or the lake and we will use the water and a gorgeous sunset as the backdrops to your portraits.
lake St. clair
Traveling on the great lakes
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This is my dog Buoy. He is my best little pal and when I am not with clients he is right by my side. We love a good car ride together, we will frequent Starbucks (he loves a pup cup). And as I edit the photos, he lies right at my feet. Buoy is a chocolate Australian Labradoodle. A fun little fact. Australian Labradoodles are bred to be therapy dogs and he is the sweetest soul.
My Dog Buoy
Dogs and pets
I highly recommend Kat Figlak Photography! She did our family photos and I am SO in love with them. She made the whole family feel so comfortable and was even able to get my very serious two year old to smile in all the pictures! We've had professional photos taken before and these are the best photos we have ever taken without question. I will cherish them forever! I'll be using Kat every year for family pictures:)
I would recommend Kat over and over again. She made the whole maternity and newborn picture experience so special and comfortable. She even endured my whole family with our suitcases of clothes...which I realized I didn’t need! She has an amazing setup. The photos were phenomenal and even the way she delivers them to you is so special. I can’t wait for my little guy to grow so we can plan our next shoot!
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
I found Kat on so many platforms with so many people recommending her work and when I say I needed her, I really did! This pregnancy is so important to me and my husband and I wanted someone who I knew could capture my journey perfectly.
Let me start by saying she is very thorough and explains in detail her work, packages, and pricing. There is nothing left unsaid and you know what you're investing in. The day of the shoot she had such a huge selection of dresses to choose from that whatever you envision, she will make it happen! During the shoot she makes you feel comfortable and safe. She always checked to make sure I was okay with the different positions as well. As she was coaching, I loved how she was willing to do whatever it took to make sure I was satisfied. She’s so sweet and nice and truly cares about her clients. We’ve also hired her for our newborn pictures because I know they will be just as amazing as her other work! Thank you so much Kat! She’s more than a photographer, she’s an artist capturing important moments in everyone’s lives.
Kat is not a photographer, she is a gifted artist and modeling coach. I am so uncomfortable in front of the camera, but she suggested where to put my hands and where to look – making it so easy. She offered me her entire closet full of gorgeous maternity dresses to choose from. I think we tried 8-9 different dresses, countless positions, and did some outdoor and studio shots. She even welcomed my husband and 2 year old into the photoshoot (and boy, was my kiddo difficult!). The experience was wonderful! And then I saw the photographs… I was speechless. As I looked at my pregnant self in these images I can honestly say, I’ve never felt so beautiful, strong, and powerful as a woman in my entire life! She was able to artfully craft each photo in ways I didn’t even think were possible, replacing my face in one photo for another I liked better, adding a water effect, and a window backdrop. She even edited out the bag of goldfish my son wouldn’t put down. The time and attention she put into each and every one of my final top 17 photos goes well beyond the norm in the profession. If you are looking for a photographer that will give you 50+ digital photos that will never leave your computer, Kat is not for you, but if you are looking for 15+ digital and printed images that you will deeply cherish forever, I can’t recommend Kat highly enough. She’s incredible and worth every penny.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Kat is THE best!!!! Her warm personality makes the shoot comfortable and fun. Her attention to detail makes the end product something to cherish for a lifetime!
Family photography is not just about taking pictures, but about preserving memories. My goal is to provide artwork that will become heirlooms that will remind you of special moments of your family's legacy that you will enjoy for a lifetime. I am honored you are here!