Portrait of Kaat DM by Hilde Lenaerts

It's-a me! Mario!

Or not. My name is Kaat. But I guess there's a reason why Nintendo didn't pick my name for world's most famous carpenter. In English my name pronounced as 'cat' (meow), but with an extra long a. My parents didn't really think that one through, did they?

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Photo by Hilde Lenaerts

Kaat DM

Crazy cat lady. Wannabe zero-waster. Mountain lover. Ocean addict. Self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur.

Mountain landscape with pink clouds

"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ”

- LEWIS HINE

Girl with mountain backdrop

My Story

Since graduating from the 'Narafi' School of Arts in 2014, I've been trying to find a way to merge my passion for the great outdoors with my career as a dedicated photographer. I quickly realized that those two things didn't have to exist independently, so for the past couple of years I've been wandering from New-Zealand to Cuba and from Chile all the way to Sri Lanka to create unique stories that capture a personal journey - including laughs and tears, friends and family, and moments most people didn't realize were happening.

Photographer on the beach
Girl walking on beach towards mountains

The Girl Behind The Camera

Currently, I'm working as a full-time photographer shooting all kinds of events, going from weddings and family sessions to product launches and shop openings. I pinch myself on a daily basis because I honestly feel very lucky to get to meet, work and become friends with so many amazing people whilst creating visual stories and calling it work. I mean, seriously... I'm not quite sure how I got so stinking lucky, but I am extremely thankful to get these opportunities.

Couple smiling while touching foreheads

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL PREVIEW I TOTALLY GET THAT YOU'RE NOT ABLE TO PICK YOUR FAVORITES I'M FALLING IN LOVE WITH MYSELF!!!

— Matthias & Yana going all caps about their last-minute "corona-ELOPEMENT"

Couple snowboarding in wedding outfits

Limbricht | Netherlands

August 5-8

Sardinia | Italy

September 8-14

For those of you worrying about my ecological footprint: I prefer traveling over land and offset all of my travels at the end of the year with Greentripper.

Copenhagen | Denmark

NOVEMBER 22-26

Laax | Switzerland

JANUARY 24-31

Levi | Finland

FEBRUARY 6-11

Hawaii | United States

OCTOBER 19 - NOVEMBER 16

Upcoming travels.

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Boring yet mandatory information that needs to be mentioned on my website.

Kaat DM Photography is a part of Kaat DM BV, De Pintelaan 221, B-9000 Gent. BTW BE0767.541.994, handelsregisternummer: 0767.541.994. RPR Gent, afdeling Gent. IBAN BE15 5230 8129 1230, BIC TRIONL2U.