my why...
All of my life, I have loved taking pictures. My husband and my three children inspire me everyday, and I know, with time passing by so quickly, I want to capture every moment.  
My decision to retire my 20 year nursing career and become a full time photographer was finalized when my sister suddenly passed away at 39 years old, leaving behind 4 children...the youngest being only 2 at the time.  It was then that I realized my calling for capturing connections amongst family.  I had taken images of my sister with her newborn baby. The immediate connection between mother and daughter radiates through the portraits.  These will be a life long treasure for her little girl to look back on...they are proof of just how much her mom loved her.  It is my HOPE  that the moments captured through my photography will bring you joy and BUTTERFLIES  for years to come!
Life is short, time is fleeting...our time here is uncertain.  
Your legacy needs to be documented and I would love the privilege to do so!

owner & founder of butterflies of hope photography
newborn, maternity, childhood, family photographer

Heather Banker

- Heather

Hi there! I’m Kate, the lead photographer for weddings and events at BOH, as well as the marketing manager. In 2021, I graduated from Nicholls, a small town college in Thibodaux, La, with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved special moments and events. Whether writing down the moments or taking photos on my phone, it was always of the utmost importance to me that I remember every single detail. When following in my mom’s footsteps with photography, I developed the dream and passion of wedding photography. Photographing special moments throughout my clients’ lives fuels my fire and makes me just the happiest girl! It is my number one goal that my couples get to relive their wedding day, every detail, for the rest of their lives! I strive to make my couples and their families feel confident, comfortable, and beautiful during this major season of their lives. With my passion of photographing true love and details, I am able to create a full wedding album showcasing the true fairytale of  your wedding day!

photographer & marketing manager of butterflies of hope photography
brand owner of BOH by Kate
wedding, proposal, engagement, pre-bridal, branding, graduate & family photographer

Katelyn Banker Craven

- Kate

Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to be a photographer. Being able to capture memories to look back on for a lifetime makes it all worthwhile. After having children of my own, I have learned that time is truly a thief.  Being able to document their growth and achievements has inspired me to do the same for everyone that stands in front of my camera! 
Life is precious and deserves to be captured! I would be honored to do so ❤️

newborn photography assistant, wedding 2nd shooter
boudoir, family, childhood, graduate photographer

Mercedes Rivet

- Mercedes

Helping others is my passion! I love welcoming our clients, problem solving, and marking things off my checklist! Just as the girls capture every little detail behind the lens, it's my job to not miss a single detail behind the desk! Most times I am your first point of contact here at Butterflies of Hope, and it is my goal that you feel like the only client we have! I love being a team player and I am constantly looking for ways to help the girls lessen their load! It is my HOPE that your experience with us is effortless as we help you capture the sweetest memories for years to come. 

studio manager
heirloom and product sales

Alexis Mosher

- Alexis

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