Lori Carr

5 Star Google Review

Kathy did an incredible job making me feel comfortable and taking wonderful photos that she could display as soon as they showed up on the computer screen. I appreciate all the extra effort she went through to create a quality product. Thank you Kathy! I highly recommend you to anyone.

Ednaline “Nanny” Concepcion

The Lin Marie Foundation

Kathy goes beyond her line of duty to get the best pictures and will satisfy the customer regardless how big or how little their event is. To top that, she has a golden heart! She cares about your charity like is her charity!!!! Thank you Kathy!

Lee Halverson

5-Star Google Review & Photography student

If you want the best, the most innovative and the most creative, you really need to call Kathy. I took a course from them years ago and their collective imaginations started my artistic journey. I have continued to follow their artistic adventures ever since, Not only are they true creatives, they are real people who really care about what they do!

Ava Spece

5 Star Google Review | former CEO Workhouse Arts Center

I have had the distinct pleasure of working with ImageWerks and the incredible Kathy Strauss on multiple occasions. She is a skilled professional and maintains a consistent upbeat spirit of human kindness, compassion, and love for her work and love and compassion for her clients/customers.

Deanna S.

5 Star Google Review

You cannot tell anyone about the talent and expertise of this very professional and talented photographer and artist. She listens, creates and then produces photos and works of art that never disappoints her clients. Our area has been given a gift by Kathy moving to Myrtle Beach. If you need any type of photography be it business personal wedding, family vacation at the beach you will never be disappointed.

Debbie Snider

5 Star Google Review | Personal Brand Client

WOW....I had so much fun working with Kathy during my photo sessions. Love how she creates all areas of your life and business to put together the sessions. If you haven't booked a session with her I highly recommend you do. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity. Thank you again Kathy!

Stacey Apgar

5 Star Google Review | Family Photo client

We used Kathy for a family photo session while on vacation. We arranged prior to our arrival and communicated back and forth as to want we were looking for. We had 11 of us with 3 being 13 years old, 3 and 2 so she was ready for a hand full! The pictures came our beautiful and professional. Because we were all together for a very short time Kathy got the proofs ready in 2 days and brought them to our condo herself for us to preview. We would definitely use her again. You will not be disappointed!

Katherine Gotthardt

CEO | All Things Writing, LLC

Kathy is an amazing artist and photographer who has the rare ability to help people relax enough to tap into their most authentic, creative selves.

Emily M.

5 Star Google Review

Kathy is incredible!! She is always so sweet and so kind. She joined us at Myrtle Beach KOA Resort and did a paint and wine night. She is always adaptable and willing to help. Everyone walked away happy, full of skills, and appreciation for the art skills they didn’t know they had. Thank you so much Kathy! We can’t wait to see you again at Myrtle Beach KOA Resort.

Kimberly Fowler | realtor

5 Star Google Review | Personal Brand Client

Kathy is a fantastic photographer! She really captures your personality in her work. She shot my professional headshots, and I can't be happier. I highly recommend ImageWerks for your photo and painting needs.

Nicole Marino

Headshot client

I was in need of a professional headshot for LinkedIn and was referred to ImageWerks from the Career Counseling Company I was working with. Being self-conscious, I was apprehensive at first but Kathy immediately put my mind at ease. Kathy was incredibly professional, kept it lighthearted and fun, and the photos came out great! Kathy made the photoshoot such a positive and empowering experience!

Jackie Velesz

5 Star Google Review | Corporate photography

Wow, can’t say enough about how happy and pleased I am with the photographs Kathy did for me. I am getting ready to list my home and she really did a beautiful job!! I’ve known Kathy for years , we are both from the Prince William County area. She was well know in the business community and did wonderful work there. I highly recommend her! Very professional! Thanks Kathy, you are the best!!

Myra Murray

5 Star Google Review | Family photo client

5 Star professional all the way. Knowledgeable about their craft. Yes craft... not just snapping a camera. Kathy Strauss is inventive and unique. I had a family photo session with my family. The weather did not cooperate for the beachfront venue and we had to change the plan at the last minute. No problem. ImageWerks met us at the new location and the session went off without a hitch. Kathy's camera skills are up there with the best photographers available. And once your photos are ready to view and choose she is patient and more than able to help you select the best ones. She knows her stuff. I will use ImageWerks for my professional photography needs and cannot recommend them highly enough.

Katherine Metre Akbar

President | Your Edge for Success (YES, LLC)

Kathy Strauss has won numerous awards as best local photographer, so I was proud to partner with her to provide headshots for my clients to use on LinkedIn. She always took good care of my clients, and they now look professional on LinkedIn, which is so important to being contacted by recruiters. I also engaged her to photograph our staff, and she did a nice job with that. One staff member needed some makeup, and Kathy took care of that, as well as had her take her hair down, creating a softer look. Another staff member resigned shortly after the photo shoot, and Kathy managed to invisibly Photoshop her out of the group photo!

Terri Stevens | Creative Outdoor Solutions

5 Star Google Review | headshot & senior photo client

I have had the pleasure of having worked with Kathy Strauss on a couple occasions. Kathy took my daughter's senior pictures and she picked the best spot for the photos and also handled my daughter's make-up. My daughter was nervous and Kathy quickly calmed her nerves and was able to capture her true essence and energy. We had the best time at her photo shoot. It was an amazing experience! Kathy also had the task of creating my professional head shot. I say that, because I hate to have my photo taken. Kathy put be at ease and produced awesome shots of me. I get compliments on them all the time. I highly recommend Kathy of ImageWerks. You will not be disappointed.

Debra Harris

Travel Agent | personal brand client and photography student

I learned so much about what goes into making a great photo and how to tell a story through the visual components. My class with Kathy Strauss was engaging and timely as a business owner myself, I can use all the skills I learned in everything I do going forward.

Jackie Taylor

Realtor | Berkshire Hathaway

Kathy is Awesome! She is amazing and such an artist at her craft. She makes the experience easy and fun. I will recommend her to everyone needing professional photography.

Kristy Yelle | Palmetto Film Protection

5 Star Google Review | family & headshot photo client

Kathy with ImageWerks recently did a professional and family photo shoot for us and the results were amazing! She took us to the state park and captured the beauty of nature with our family story. The professional photos for our business captured our brand and the headshots are fantastic! Our family photos turned out beautiful and we could not be happier to have updated moments of our lives to share with family and place in our home. 💙 Kathy is truly remarkable at what she does and we will definitely be using her again every single year!!

Angel Heart of Hope Ministry

Memorial for Bella Muntean in Covenant United Methodist Church

There aren't enough words to express our deep gratitude for the incredibly beautiful memorial for "Bella". Despite her immense suffering Bella's faith was unwavering, not like my own. I know this was only possible by the Holy Spirit inside of her, giving her the strength & courage to be an example for all of us. You were able to capture the whole essence of Bella in this incredible masterpiece an we are so humbled. —God Bless You for His Glory! Brenda, Dorin, Julia & Angel Bella

Megan Cooke

5 Star Google Review | Pet Painting Commission

Kathy created a beautiful portrait of my mother's dog who recently passed away. It was such a touching gift to be able to give to my mom. I appreciate her work!

Emily S.

5 Star Google Review

I have worked with Kathy for years. Her level of creativity/ expertise is amazing and truly shows in her work. I highly recommend Kathy, you wont be disappointed..

Wynn Godbold

Person Brand Client | Public Speaker & Coach

I did my branding photo shoot with Kathy.  When I met Kathy, I knew immediately she was the person to take my photos. I was looking for a photographer with whom I would feel comfortable being 100% myself. I wanted my personality and essence to shine through, not my insecurities. Kathy instantly made me feel comfortable—it shows in my photos!

Caroline Heider

Independent Evaluation Group | World Bank Group former Director General, Evaluation | Senior VP

I met Kathy during a training that was offered for evaluators. Her creativity and ability to connect the highly analytical field of evaluation to the creative process intrigued me. When she showed me a teambuilding exercise that involved creativity and deepening the understanding of how each member on a team contributes to the larger whole, I was hooked and invited her to do a project with our team.

Jesse Oxendine

Painting Commission Client

Recently the love of my life passed away unexpectedly at the age of 33. I wanted something to honor her memory and thought that a portrait would be something that I could cherish forever. I came into contact with Kathy and had a sit down with her explaining what I wanted. Upon seeing her and GC's work I was so impressed that I asked them to create 2 portraits for me. They agreed and two months later they did not disappoint. The portraits turned out better than I had imagined. I will never forget Ashley and also remember that every time I look at my portraits I will never forget Kathy and GC for creating something that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Bruce Moore

Internet Ad Management

This was my Dad’s 90th birthday party. I’d guess 150 or more people came in a 2 hour period to see him. Kathy did a great job. I had no idea having a good photographer would take the party to the next level. Someone could be a great photographer and have great equipment, but if you can’t work with people to make the shots happen then it’s all for nothing. Kathy did great at all of that and this is why people were lined up to take a picture with my Dad like they were waiting to see Santa Claus. Lot’s of fun!

Molly Grove

George Mason University | Headshot client & Painting Commission

I am amazed at the portrait. They did a phenomenal job. I love, Love, LOVE IT!!! I remember when you took that picture at the chamber when I became chairman in 2009! I forgot I was having my picture done that day but you made me look pretty darn good! (Note: this is the painting done from the photo Kathy took)

Gayle Whitlock

5 star Google Review | Whitlock & Associates

We have worked with ImageWerks personally and professionally for many years—Kathy has a special way to tap into your unique personality and capture it in a fun yet professional way—anyone can take a stiff headshot—she will bring out what makes you special and memorable! If you want to stand out from the crowd—give ImageWerks a call!

Kinsey Denney

Photography student

Doing this photography class outside of school allowed me to deal with the stress and explore something I otherwise would not have been able to do. I learned the basics of Photoshop and editing, but more importantly, I got feedback from my fellow participants and my photography has improved. Because of this class, I have considered doing the art show in the spring. I have grown as an artist and found that photography is a de-stressor for me. I plan to keep up this hobby/activity for the rest of my life

Candi Keiter Johnson

Volunteer at Shih Tzu and Furbaby Rescue

Kathy is one of the most professional women I know. She is extremely creative and gives her all. Her photography skills are superb. What I like best about Kathy? She’s a huge part of the community she lives in. She gives of her time and talents to several non-profits.

Karin Collis Arnette, CAS

Photo restoration client

Kathy is wonderful to work with . . . When my mother turned 85 last year, I was in need of a special gift. At her age she has everything she needs and doesn't really want anything. I had an idea that she might enjoy having an photo from long ago of her parents when they were young & her grandmother. I found old photos from 60 years ago and Kathy restored them for me so that I could give them to her as a present for her Birthday. She loved them and a year later she still has them in a prominent place in her home. Kathy also added color which for those of you that remember was non-existent for most of their lives. Thank you Kathy for preserving a memory!

Mike Cook

Mike Cook Insurance

Kathy made the head shot process that I was dreading easy and enjoyable. She was a true professional and pleasure to work with, her works is exceptional. As an award winning photographer and artist she knows how to make you look your best