All Things Love + Childhood

HERE TO REMIND YOU THAT LIFE IS MAGICAL
AND THAT LOVE SURROUNDS YOU - ALWAYS.

SPECIALIZING IN OUTDOOR ELOPEMENTS + CHILDHOOD

IF YOU THINK OF YOURSELF AS "AWKWARD", OR YOUR KIDS AS "WILD", YOU'RE PROBABLY IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

I OFFER A FUN-FILLED, PROMPTED APPROACH TO CREATE IMAGES THAT'LL MAKE YOUR JAW DROP (OR SO I'VE HEARD!).

BY THE END OF OUR TIME TOGETHER, I PROMISE YOU'LL CONSIDER MODELING AS YOUR (OR YOUR CHILD'S) NEW SIDE GIG.

[ Based in Virginia + Southern California ]

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Your life is a work of art - treat it as such.

LET'S CREATE IMAGES YOU'LL BE DYING TO HANG IN YOUR HOME AND LOOK
AT EVERY DAY.

A PHOTO ISN'T JUST ABOUT THE SUBJECT, BUT ABOUT THE EMOTION FELT AS WELL.

I FOCUS ON CAPTURING THE FEELINGS YOU'LL WANT TO REMEMBER AND CHERISH FOREVER.

LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER FOCUSED ON THE MAGIC OF LIFE + CHILDHOOD

WHO'S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

As a mother (and self-proclaimed memory hoarder), I cherish having beautiful images to look back at. To remember how big my son’s smile is (even on our toughest days) and to see the love, laughter, and appreciation for life that’s ever so present in my household.

My sessions aren’t focused around perfect smiles or posed, traditional portraits. My goal is to capture you in your essence by becoming your new #1 hype girl (you should see my son impersonate me during a photo session). You’ll forget the camera’s even there, or better yet – become OBSESSED with showing off your new smolder.

When I’m not chasing someone around with my camera, I’m usually found cuddling my babies, exploring outdoors, or practicing yoga and meditation. I love reading about all things Spirituality and Self-Help and constantly work hard to become the absolute best version of myself possible.

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LET'S TELL YOUR STORY - THE WAY YOU HOPE TO REMEMBER IT

From day to day, the warmth and happiness we feel for each other can be forgotten in the chaos – even though it’s always there.

My approach using lifestyle photography offers a reminder of how magical life truly is.

I make a fool of myself (kind of kidding, but not really) to bring out the best moments and create a fun experience for everyone involved.

We'll laugh together (maybe even cry) and just have a good time all-around, while capturing your new all-time favorite images!

VIRGINIA + SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

I'm a military wife and mama whose passion lies in capturing:
- outdoor elopements surrounded by amazing scenery
- the magic of childhood (as long as you think farts are funny)
- goofy fun-loving couples
- and those first few minutes when a family or couple is reunited after a deployment.

I love bringing out the best in the people I meet, and watching them light up.

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"Not only is her work absolutely stunning, she has the most amazing personality and made our photoshoot so much fun! We laughed, joked around, and smiled the entire time!! Katie is very talented at what she does and she is SUPER helpful in posing you and making you feel 100% comfortable in your own skin." - Lexy D.