Since 2008, Mustard Seed Photography has been creating authentic, organic images full of life and natural beauty. Our passion is to capture the laughter, embraces, tears, and little moments occurring throughout your wedding day - we strive to create photographs that reflect the beauty that exists in the world around us, and to embody an aspect of fine art that each family would be proud to pass down from generation to generation.

Photography captures moments that might only last a second, but documents them for a lifetime - those are the moments that we want to capture! The ones that emerge effortlessly and are filled with authenticity. Mustard Seed approaches all of our photography organically - editing our images as minimally as possible, creating beautiful photographs straight from the camera and capturing the moments just as they unfold before us.

Our style is very natural, limiting the number of staged photographs. And in this way, we can focus on creating images that are individual to each couple. 

We love shooting in gorgeous light and in natural settings. Our sessions are fun and adventurous, and allow our couples to feel comfortable in front of the camera by removing the distractions of the busy world around us. Laughter, fun, authenticity and joy... all of these words describe the experience that we try to create with each and every click of the camera.

The inspiration for the name originated from Luke 13 where Jesus described Heaven to his disciples: "It is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air came to find rest in the shade of its branches.” These words describe the experience we want to create with every single client we photograph - a restful experience where our focus is on capturing moments in lives that are ever changing and growing. Like a mustard seed, this company too started small, and has grown to be a tight-nit family of talented artists working side by side. We'd love to have you join the Mustard Seed family too!

You can see our work published in magazines and blogs around the world - including Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, The Knot Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings and more. Learn more about each member of our team below!

about us

we hope you'll join the family

In 2008, Kat launched Mustard Seed Photography after nearly a decade of dedicating herself to her photography craft. Since then, Mustard Seed has photographed over 300 weddings in our 10 years of business across the US and overseas. She is a wife of 11 years to her high school sweetheart (check out their Fiesta Vow Renewal here on Style Me Pretty) and momma to the sweetest (and sassiest) 9 (going on 19) year old daughter! When she's not photographing beautiful weddings, she's out on date nights with her hubby enjoying a salty margarita or exploring new restaurants over the weekend! She prides herself on being able to bring a smile to anyone's face and has never outgrown her childhood dream of some day owning a pony!

Kat Theis

owner &  photographer

After getting her Pre-Med degree at the University of Houston in 2014, Jess instead decided her life's calling was in pursuing photography and started her own business. After hiring Mustard Seed to photograph her wedding (to her high school sweetheart, nonetheless) in 2015, we jumped at the opportunity to add her infectious level of joy to the team (you can see that blog post here, folks). She is a new mom to the most ADORABLE baby boy named Rhys... to say she is obsessed is an understatement! Becoming a mother has helped her to further appreciate the art of capturing moments in time to cherish forever. She loves cats, shopping, cozy days and all things pretty (lifestyle, beauty, style, and decor).

Jess Hoffman

co owner &  photographer


With an Art degree from HBU, Allyn started her journey into the world of photography in 2011 and hasn't slowed down since (she is literally taking classes as we speak at the NY Institute of Photography). She is a former Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher, and has used her experience to capture the most perfectly candid moments at weddings! A mom to three kiddos and a wife to her physics teacher husband - she spends her downtime reading novels and experimenting in the kitchen with Food Network recipes! We are beyond thrilled that she joined our team in early 2017 and always look forward to her sweet personality on wedding days!

Allyn Childers


Jessica (lovingly dubbed JJ around the studio) joined our team in 2017 as our wonderful, amazing, helpful, life-saving Studio Manager :) Can you tell we really love that she is here?? With a background in design and wedding/event planning, JJ brings an element of organization and creativity to the team that is unparalleled. In addition to managing the studio, she also curates styled shoots for our team and brings new and creative ideas to the table! Her design work has been published in The Knot Magazine, Magnolia Rouge and Inspired by This! She is a wife, momma to 3 fur-babies, and an avid cook!

jessica Jessee

studio manager