MEET KATIE

 

My name is Katie (which you probably already knew) and I'm a hybrid photographer based out of Dallas, Texas. (I'm guessing you knew that as well ;)).   

 

Now for the part you may not have known: my story.

 

I started my photography business when I was 12 years old. Though I had always loved taking photos, I never thought I could turn my passion into a business...especially at the point in my life where making sure I'd completed my pre-algebra homework was supposed to be my top priority.

 

So, I was terrified. I was scared about what people would think of my "little photo business". And it took a while to establish a school/business/life balance, stop doubting myself, and grow out of my shell. But the go-getter part of myself worked countless hours answering emails, learning how to edit, figuring out my distinct "style", blogging, bookkeeping, and website-updating...until eventually, I did.

  

As a young photographer, my approach to business is very different from others'. I didn't start KCP to just make a living...and to this day, I don't see it as "work" at all. I started my business because I love photography. I love that what I do gives me the opportunity to constantly meet new people and step out of my comfort zone. I love preserving authentic moments and telling meaningful stories through imagery. And through my journey of running a business rooted in love, I've also discovered my passion for educating young creative entrepreneurs. Sharing my story and my knowledge was never an aspect I thought I'd incorporate in my business...but I've come to realize the importance of community and education in the creative industry. I wouldn't be where I am now if I wasn't inspired and empowered by the young entrepreneurs who came before me and shared their stories. So, I want to give back.

Whether you are a bride in the midst of wedding planning, a creative wanting to elevate your brand through imagery, a senior in high school, or a young business-owner who seeks knowledge of their craft, you've come to the perfect place.

 

A few things you may not know...
I love shooting film- film has a timeless and vibrant character that cannot fully be emulated with digital images. Shooting film has encouraged me to be more aware, pushed me technically and creatively, and given me a new perspective as a photographer.

SHOOTING WITH KATIE

check out images from the session featured in the video HERE