I had the unique pleasure of creating professional headshots for a musician recently!  Kathryn Prinz plays the flute — four sizes of the flute to be exact! — and also is one of the rare and few who plays the zither.  Not only did I have fun styling, posing and lighting her with her instruments, I was also treated to a lovely musical demonstration! 🙂

Kathryn also warmed my heart when she sent me this message the following day: “Thank you so much for the photo session yesterday!  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but you put me completely at ease, and in fact, it was a lot of fun!  Your photography joy and passion are so evident when you are working.  It was fun to watch your creative muse at in action! 🙂  You have such a special gift, Gretchen.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to work together.”  Messages like this absolutely make a photographer’s day!!

Flute player collage

Kathryn Prinz – flute player and teacher (click to enlarge)

I also have to share a shot or two of her with the zither – it’s really a beautiful instrument!  More people should learn and keep the tradition alive, and Kathryn is helping to do that. Information about her studio and lessons is below. I doubt you could find a nicer, more supportive teacher!

The Prinz Music Studio, Oyster Bay, NY, provides an opportunity for children and adults, to learn, be encouraged, and enjoy playing the flute and zither instruments.  All music instruction is provided by Kathryn A. Prinz, who has been inspiring music students for over 30 years.

Kathryn’s philosophy to music and teaching focuses on the joy of learning and sharing music.  She customizes lessons to each individual student, working to challenge each student to their potential, yet in a way which makes learning enjoyable, fun, and inspiring.  Flute and zither ensemble programs are also offered.   For more information, contact Kathryn at 516-522-1230 or through the studio website at


  1. Leah September 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    These are just lovely! She looks so stylish and I can’t imagine how she’ll choose which one to use…

  2. julie September 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    These are just gorgeous – I love the way you’ve artistically captured her!

  3. Becca Kaye September 6, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful and elegant woman!!!

  4. viki September 7, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    very nice,clean and professional..wonderful looking lady ,great smile .

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