HELLO! I'M KATIE & I'M HAPPY YOU'RE HERE!
First and foremost, thanks for visiting my website. I was born and raised on Long Island, New York. As a young child, I always had a camera in my hand (thanks to my mom & dad). They both always encouraged my creative side— which I’m so grateful for.
When I was about 18 years old, I spent much of my time photographing concerts in New York City, it was such a blast!
After spending a few years focusing on concert photography, my passion shifted to documenting the stories of couples and families. I started traveling more and learned that my favorite place to be was photographing people and their stories among the great outdoors.
I stayed in New York until I moved to Virginia with the love of my life to study for my doctorate in clinical psychology. During the very long five years of which I was studying to become a Doc, I always found solace in photography.
Although I’m not practicing clinical psychology right now, I happily graduated with my degree in June of 2020. I decided to leave psychology behind while I pursue my passion— photography. Why? To keep it simple: because this career feeds my heart & soul and nothing is more important than that.
MEET MY BETTER HALF, MY SWEET HUSBAND, KEVIN
Kevin and I met back in 2012 and he has basically been my best friend since the moment he said "hi." Sounds dramatic, but it's true! We got married in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont in 2018 & bought our first home in Connecticut in 2020.
If you have booked a family session or a wedding with me, you have likely met Kevin. The kids LOVE him because, well, he's way funnier than me! He will do just about anything to make kiddos laugh so I can capture those really authentic smiles, usually the parents laugh too!
Aside from his comedy acts, he is a tremendous help with assisting me with equipment, keeping me on schedule when we have numerous sessions back to back, and the world's speediest second shooter during weddings (he's basically a ninja).
He's usually very easy to spot with his bright, welcoming smile & will 95% be sporting a green Patagonia full-zip.
things i do in my spare time...
Over the past few years, I have focused on building a life that simply brings me joy every single day.
We are blessed to live in a quiet, quaint town in Connecticut that we just adore. When I'm not photographing others, I'm most likely spending time with family, friends and our sweet animals on our small hobby farm.
Over at the Ivans hobby farm, we have 9 chickens, 3 very loving miniature donkeys and our two very loyal pups, Charlie & Molly. Just last season we planted some blueberry bushes and I try to grow flowers in our garden. Let's just say, we're learning more every year.
If you know me, I'm more likely to have a camera in my hand than not. I love to experiment with my 35mm film cameras, as most of my work is inspired by film photography.
Other than that, I love decorating our home and always love a good movie or crime series.