HI THERE, I'M KATIE

I’m lucky enough to call myself the wife of an amazing man that will forever be my rock! Together, we have two magical children that I still cannot believe are my own creation. When we aren’t home cuddling and watching movies together, we’re adventuring the world around us.

While growing my photography business, I studied Psychology and Child Development for many years and love incorporating this knowledge into my work.

I fell in love with photography shortly after delivering my son, Caswell – my muse. My first camera was a gift, and I dove right in, reading blogs and learning whatever methods I could to achieve the beautiful images I marveled over.

Aside from photography, I’m a total metaphysical book nerd (I even take notes in the margins). Creation and the Universe fascinate me, and I’ve worked extremely hard to quiet my own mind and allow my intuition to speak loudly after years of anxiety. At home, I can be found practicing yoga or reiki, meditating, sketching or writing.

I'M A MOMMY, TRANSFORMATIONAL MENTOR AND HEALER, AND A LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN VIRGINIA BEACH.

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Shine your Light - for simply by being in your presence, others will be illuminated as well.

It’s my hope that my writings can bring some inspiration and
positivity into the worlds of those who read them.

And, that my photographs can remind those of you who have
forgotten – that life is magical.

At times, it simply takes a different perspective
in order to see what is always there.

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My Why

 

As a mother, 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 is ever so present in my household.

On those days where we are overcome with worry, or guilt, or every other emotion that has us down on ourselves, I want these images to be a reminder:

A reminder that you, are doing the best you can. That your story is unique, yet normal. It’s not always pretty, yet it is so, so beautiful.


"LET'S RAISE CHILDREN WHO WON'T HAVE TO RECOVER FROM THEIR CHILDHOODS."
- PAM LEO

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My sessions are not focused around perfect smiles or posed, traditional portraits.
My goal is to capture your reality - your real life, filled with real moments and real emotions.