I’m Katie, owner of KD Photography Studios!! I have a background in photojournalism and art, so my style of shooting takes a more creative, in-the-moment approach, with a little less emphasis on posed pictures. I aim to capture the raw emotions in every one of my sessions, so my clients have authentic memories of real moments.
To My Wedding Clients... Congratulations on your recent engagement!! As you read above, I take a more documentary approach in all my sessions and weddings. Although we will have times where posing is necessary-- family and bridal party formals, and a little during the bride & groom formals-- most of the day will be recorded moment-to-moment so I can capture the true energy of the day!
Not only am I here to photograph the beautiful moments of love during your special day, but I also provide so much more for my clients! As part of your package, I will help you plan ALL the specifics, creating a detailed timeline for your entire day. I will scout locations for uniquely creative bridal formals; visit venues to find the best lighting and shooting angles, as well as venue-area portrait & first-look locations; photograph your love story by documenting all the emotions and events that unfold during the day; and finally, creatively edit your images for the perfect finish.
I include unlimited consultations in every package. During these meetings we will discuss the events and timeline of the day, as well as what you are looking for and what you want covered & included. From there I brainstorm ideas for where to shoot, and create a schedule that becomes more detailed as the planning process continues.
I love shooting in the moment, especially because each wedding has its own unique story of images, but if there is a specific pose or image you would like to recreate I will do my very best to make sure we capture a version of that image that is special and unique to YOU. I love hearing ideas from my couples because it not only helps me get to know you better, but also inspires me to come up with ideas specific to your style that I know you’ll love!
Although I plan out the main events to ensure the day is documented properly, and so we arrive promptly for important events, I truly believe the best moments are the unexpected ones that come up as the day goes on. These are the moments that make your day individually special and memorable, and capturing them is what drives and inspires me as a journalistic wedding photographer.
To My Lifestyle Clients... I like to think of my Lifestyle Sessions as more of an experience than a formal portrait session. Whether photographing engagements, families, high school seniors, or maternity/newborn sessions, I approach every one with the intent to capture memories that you are creating, highlighting your relationships and who YOU are. I want your images to be authentic and reflect your personalities, so you can look back on your photographs and remember exact moments from your session.