Hi, I'm Kati. I'm so excited you've stumbled upon my little home on the internet! I know there are literally thousands of photographers to choose from, so being considered to document your day is such an honor. I hope you like what you see!
I'm from Arkansas and live one block away from the house I grew up in. Guess you could call me a homebody! I can't help but laugh at a bad pun, I love interior design, and I'm obsessed with clean lines and the color white. I have an Amazon Prime obsession - my mailman and my husband both probably hate me with all the packages being delivered on a daily basis. I'm also a foodie with a weak spot for charcuterie boards and cocktails, and I love Christmas so much that I don't take December weddings just so I can soak in the season as much as possible.
I'm more in love with my husband today than I was when we exchanged vows 7 years ago (wow I'm old), and I'm grateful every day that we are parents to the most amazing little boy, Jack. Every month I count down the days until book club with my best girlfriends, I facetime wayyyy too much with my sisters, and Sundays are strictly reserved for QT with my family. It's a good life, y'all – let's be friends.
HOW I GOT HERE
I didn't ever plan on growing up and becoming a wedding photographer, but now that I'm here it makes perfect sense. As a little girl, I told everyone that I wanted to be an artist someday and when I wasn't drawing or painting, I was thinking about love.
Fast forward to college. I met my husband, John, when I was a freshman, but it took us 2 years to start officially dating. After graduation, I landed a job as an art director at an ad agency, but because I like having creative outlets, I dabbled in cake decorating for a couple of years before buying a camera and teaching myself photography. When John & I got engaged, I splurged on my dream photographer to shoot our wedding – I have NEVER regretted that decision! The moment I saw our wedding photos, I realized being a wedding photographer was my destiny. It's so much more than just taking pictures... it's creating priceless heirlooms for generations to cherish.
I became a full-time wedding photographer in January 2014. Over the years, I have photographed hundreds of weddings and traveled all over the world. I still pinch myself that I get to do what I love for a living – it truly is the absolute best job in the world! After giving birth to my little boy in 2017, I started shooting on an old film camera. Instantly I fell in love with it...the painting-like colors, the softness, EVERYTHING about film makes my heart swoon. It has made me fall in love with photography all over again.
My style mainly revolves around three things. The first is natural light. You know what I'm talking about... that buttery, delicious, golden light that I'm known for! I look for good light everywhere I go and if I'm behind a camera there's a 95% chance I'll let out a little scream of delight when the delicious light comes out!
Second is authenticity. I try to incorporate authenticity into every aspect of my business, from my first emails with you to how I shoot to even how I edit. My goal for every photograph is to capture real relationships, real emotions, and real memories (not just a photo for Pinteret's sake), and I don't really believe in retouching 'cause I think you're beautiful just as you are.
Last (but certainly not least!) is relationships. I love getting to know each of my couples and curating a true friendship! I only take 20 weddings a year because I really believe that I do my best work when I have the chance to get to know the two of you. I love showing up on a wedding day as more of a friend than just another vendor following you around!
In 2018 I started shooting film (you know, the old school film you loaded into a camera and had to send off to get developed) and it's completely redefined my work, taking it to a higher level than I ever dreamed. I love the slowness of shooting on my film camera. I love the tones that my film achieves, and the softness of the images. It's absolutely dreamy!