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the photographer behind this whole thang

Hi! Thats me, Katie (the girl in the crazy star dress).

I ended up in wedding photography in a not-so-usual way. Growing up, I was into sports more than I was into arts and crafts. In fact, I was the kid who complained while everyone else enjoyed making macaroni wreaths (or whatever activity was going on at the time). I remember telling my girl scout leader that I actually hated it – why did my wreath look so terrible? Why did I not have a natural ability to make things look nice?

Fast forward to many years of sports, and the pivotal moment of entering college not knowing what my major would truly be (because my current Marine Biology major was not going to work out – science, yikes) I switched to photography one semester in and decided that was where I was headed. It landed me in wedding photography after a few classmates asked me to shoot their weddings. And since I’m a romantic and all…it was a perfect fit from the start.

I went on to graduate CSUF with a BFA in photography in 2012 and have been full-time ever since. While most think an arts degree isn’t worth much these days, I used my time in college as the foundation for how I approach my work today. Our program was 99% film based, so I learned how to properly compose and execute a well-lit image on a film camera (sometimes with negatives the size of your hand). It’s a part of my journey that I really cherish and feel lucky to have experienced.

photos above by Lauren Scotti

I married my husband Jeremy (high school sweetheart say WHAT!) in 2012 and have been lovin’ life ever since. (A photo from our wedding below when we thought we were cool & really sweet). Shooting weddings has really become a source of inspiration for the way I approach my work. Every story is so different, and deserves to be told in its own way. You may see that my images certainly have a style to them, but each wedding is catered to the feelings and emotions of the day. The weather, mood, details and excitement of the day all impact the way I tell a story. Hope you’ll have me along to give you some magical photos!

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(photo above by Studio Castillero)

 

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PEOPLE that make me happy

My husband Jeremy & my German Shorthaired Pointer, Jasper, are my two passions in life. I'm also a fan of best friend lunch dates that last 3 hours, afternoon tea with my mom (hi mom!) and other contagiously happy people.

PLACES that make me happy

There's nothing I love more than being at home with my family. If you catch me not shooting weddings I can be found at a few of these places: Disneyland, any place that serves Pina Coladas, the local Donut shop, and my parent's pool (read: letting my dog run off his energy).

THINGS that make me happy

All the sweet breakfast foods & chocolate, new books, kisses (from my husband & dog), checking off to-do lists, other happy people, chai tea lattes, cocktails with friends, and chips & salsa. What can I say...I'm a foodie.