My business journey probably isn’t the one you’re expecting. Growing up, I wasn’t a kid that knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur (that title still sounds odd to me), or a photographer for that matter. In fact, there was a time around age 5 when I was pretty confident I was going to have a career as a Marine Biologist following an exciting trip to Florida.
I guess what I’m saying is, I was not born with a camera in-hand.
My creative journey began with a style blog. This was back in the day when it was weird to have one. I was still in college, but my weekends were spent hunting down the perfect shift dress and convincing my sweet
and very patient boyfriend (now turned husband) to help me photograph it.
I’m truly very grateful that this was my beginning. My opening act. I didn’t know it at the time, but it provided so many experiences that would cultivate crucial skills for my photography business, like finding great light, coordinating colors, and posing people in a flattering way.
But eventually, I started dreaming about being behind the camera. I started my business because I realized that I could use my natural gifts to capture memories and bring joy into others’ lives. I’m so grateful to each and every bride that allows me to do just that.
with enthusiasm for big laughs, chai lattes, and dog snuggles (refer to most of my Instagram stories for evidence!). I’m also a Type A with a right brain. That means I’m an obnoxiously organized and business-minded creative. Lucky for me, it turns out those tend to be pretty good skills to have in order to run a photography business!
This is me! I handle a lot of things (aside from laundry and anything finance-related…) and I truly do love it all. I'm the lead photographer, organizer, and the communicator during the wedding day. At home, I'm the editor, blogger and the creative part of our team. I’ll also own up to eating way too many chocolate chip cookies in one sitting.
Adam keeps our family afloat. He takes on so much of the business side of things, as well as prevents our household from becoming a complete disaster (if you thought I was a neat freak, wait until you meet Adam!). He's my voice of reason and a total "numbers guy". When I dream up an idea, he's the one who tells me if it's realistic or not. He's incredibly helpful and reliable on a wedding day and my go-to for everything. In addition to all of that, he's an amazing second shooter!
Don’t forget Wesley! Lover of naps, treats, and tug of war. Our sweet pup joined our family in 2016 and has been the object of our overwhelming affection ever since. He definitely holds the title of “Most Spoiled” in our household. You’ve probably seen dozens of photos of him on Instagram already! We’re a bit obsessed.
I cannot cook. Actually, now that I think about it, a more accurate statement would be “I sincerely dislike cooking and will make any excuse to avoid it.”
I live in Wisconsin, but I have major heart eyes for the South! Plantation style homes, Spanish moss, sweet tea… swoon!
My dream destination is Italy. Relaxing on the coast with my dreamboat husband and a tall glass of Cabernet? Yes please.
I read a book with a slow cup of coffee every. single. morning. I’m mainly after personal & professional growth, but I’ll throw in the occasional mystery thriller for good measure.
I currently live in the city, but I have country roots that I couldn’t be any prouder of.
Choosing Katie will be one of the best decisions you make during your wedding process. She goes above and beyond on everything. Cliff and I feel so lucky that we have such beautiful photos and they are because of Katie's talent, hard work and passion. Every photographer will provide you with photos from your day, but Katie will provide you with the best photos and experience.
We are absolutely in love with every photo. I just keep scrolling through them all smiling so big. Your attention to detail is insane. We could not be happier with our decision to chose you as our wedding photographer! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, You captured our most special moments in the perfect way!
If you are thinking about choosing Katie as your photographer, do not waste any more time, choose her now!!! Katie has been so impressive and enjoyable to work with. Katie, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Kaitlyn and I appreciate you so much!