2013 Holiday Card Collection!


It’s that time of year again!
We have a brand new collection of holiday card templates for the season.
Get your orders in before Dec. 6th to receive and send out before christmas!

St. Augustine Photographer: Early Bird Special On Holiday Mini Sessions!

30 Minute Mini Session Plus 25 Holiday Cards – $200

Book Before Oct 6 and Get 10% Off!

    It is that time of year again! Time to pull your family together and get ready for our annual family photo and holiday card sessions! Get your session  on our calendar before Oct 6 to get this great deal!  This year we are offering our gorgeous pearlized cards as part of the mini session package. Each session includes a 30 minute photo session PLUS 25 of our 4×5.5in flat cards, designed in one of our super cute templates customized with your family name and message on the back. A fully customized design upgrade is also available for an additional fee. We also upgraded our envelopes this year to pearlized steel from plain white for free! Check out a couple of our templates below. Email us for our full package options and to schedule your session. Don’t wait! The last booking for on-time delivery of holiday cards is Nov 25.



St. Augustine Photographer : Secret Engagement Part 2!

Last week we posted one of our Best Of picks of an engagement surprise at the St. Augustine Lighthouse.
Today I got to be part of another covert operation that was even sneakier than the last. Andres called us up about 2 months ago with a grand plan to ask Danielle to marry him at sunrise at the top of The St. Augustine Lighthouse. With the clever ruse of being a magazine photographer, I photographed Andres down on one knee asking Danielle the big question as the sun rose over the Atlantic. Through tears and joy radiating from her, she said YES! And then proceeded to be shocked how many people were able to keep the big secret.

Congrats to Andres and Danielle! We wish you absolute happiness!

St. Augustine Lighthouse Engagement

St. Augustine Photographer : We have a winner of our Share contest!

Congrats to the winner of our “Share” contest on Facebook!!!!

Stay tuned for a post with images from Sol Felix’s free family session. Thank you all for participating and for all of those who voted for us for Best of St. Augustine. Results are announced in September so keep your fingers crossed!

Free Session Winner

St. Augustine Photographer : Best Birthday Girl

Best Birthday Girl!

St Augustine Photographer

In honor of Kate’s birthday today we had to show another birthday girl who stole our hearts during her First Year session in the studio. You might have seen Grace shortly after this shot devouring a squishy cake on Facebook. We wanted to share her birthday joy that came out when a bucket of balloons was placed in front of her. Can you hear her squeals?! Yep, Best Birthday Girl written all over it!

St. Augustine Newborn Photographer: Rhys » Kate Gardiner Photography - […] this family from the beginning, photographing the couple’s wedding, along with big sister Grace’s first birthday! We love that our clients include us as their family grows, documenting all of their biggest […]

St. Augustine Photographer : Best Secret Engagement

Best (Shhhh! It’s a secret!) Engagement!

St Augustine Photographer

Dan called me to be a part of his surprise when he popped the question to his girlfriend Annika at the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse. You might have seen our sneak peek a couple of days after it happened on Facebook when the pair wanted to finally announce it to the world after telling their families. But it was fun for a couple of days being in on their secret!

St Augustine Photographer: Our Best of the Best 2013

In honor of the St. Augustine Record’s Best of St. Augustine 2013 contest, we decided to nominate our own Best of the Best awards! Stay tuned over the next week and a half, as voting for the Best of St. Augustine wraps up on July 31, where we roll out some great photos of our clients from the last year. Some you have seen on Facebook, but most are hidden gems that only our clients have seen. Remember to vote for us for Best Photographer (Click Here!) and don’t forget to register for our free session giveaway!

Best Fireman-Carry Down The Aisle
Hammock Dunes Wedding

Fawn & Tom Hill – Hammock Beach Resort – April 6, 2013

Win a free portrait session!

Participants who share the Facebook post will be entered into
a drawing that will be held on August 1, 2013. 

click here to share post!

The winner will receive a 30 minute mini-session with a disc with 20 of your favorite images.
Additional artwork and prints are available for purchase following the session.


It’s that time of year again!

We appreciate all your support of Kate Gardiner Photography!
Thanks to you, we have been named Best of St. Augustine for the past three years
And we hope to take home the honor again in 2013!
Click the link below to vote:


If you have voted in the past, it is possible your computer will have saved your login and password.
Their system is kind of glitchy (as some have experienced before).
If you have trouble, give it another shot after quitting your browser.
We are listed under professional services.
Then just scroll down to the “Best of Photography” section and cast your vote.

The voting period is very brief so

Thank you from the team at
Kate Gardiner Photography, Inc.

Kate, Jason, Brenna, & Amy

St Augustine Wedding Photographer : Best of the Best 2013 - […] have seen. Remember to vote for us for Best Photographer (Click Here!) and don’t forget to register for our free session […]

St. Augustine Wedding Photographer: Crystal & John at The River House

On April 20th we were part of a swinging good time at Crystal and John’s River House wedding. The day turned up a bit chilly (odd for Florida!) which changed their outdoor ceremony into a cozy inside ceremony, officiated by one of their close friends. Crystal and John both have a huge extended family which were excellent sports about braving the slight chill outside for family photos. Their bridal party was incredibly fun and kept the party going on the dance floor. When it came time to cut the cake there was some discussion between them whether they were going to be “nice” or “go for it.” You can see who won! Congrats you two! So glad to be part of your day!

Elizabeth & Aaron

We were honored to be a part of Elizabeth & Aaron intimate ceremony at the beautiful Castle Ottis in Vilano Beach, Florida. This magical landmark was built in the 1980’s and said to be created to designate a “place of peace upon this earth.” Elizabeth descended gracefully down a majestic spiral staircase to be escorted to her future husband, Aaron. Surrounded by candle light and loved ones, the two tied the knot! Following the ceremony and family photos, we hopped across the street to The Reef Restaurant for a sweet reception in their upstairs private dining room.


Venue Spotlight: Marsh Creek Country Club

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Pirkko McKenna, the new catering manager at Marsh Creek Country Club. We have shot several events at Marsh Creek over the years and have always had a wonderful experience. Their clubhouse makes a great wedding venue. They host ceremonies out on the green for 140 guests with indoor and outdoor reception options. The warm tones of their dining room are illuminated with a full wall of windows overlooking the estuary. The entire venue has a great Florida feel.

Amy Robb: Kate Gardiner Photography’s New Associate Photographer

We are so excited that Amy Robb has come on board with us as our new associate photographer! She will second shoot with us and also cover some of our smaller weddings when we are not available. Our shoot styles are so compatible and not to mention she is wicked fun! Amy and her husband Geordie recently moved to St. Augustine in November 2012 and they are avid kiteboarders.  When she is not out chasing the waves or shooting, Amy runs her own small business, Slidetray Media that offers social media solutions for businesses. Here is a slideshow of some of her recent work. More fabulous stuff from to come!