hello, and welcome!

I'm Katie.

I was first a runner, then I became a wife, a momma and finally I became what I am today, a photographer. I discovered this art during the last year of my daughter's high school when I began to realize that my role of Active Parenting was gradually drawing to a close. I was no longer needed at PTA events or helping in my younger son's middle school and my daily running only lasted one to two hours a day: how to fill up the rest of the time? I am a person that needs to be doing something throughout the day and have a hard time sitting still. So, I dusted off our family's Nikon DSLR and set out to learn everything about it. I would work out the exposure triangle while running, read the camera manual while waiting in the after school pick up lines (yes, I'm a nerd) and practiced, practiced, practiced every day.

And I slowly began "getting it" and my confidence grew with every click of the shutter.

I enjoy getting to know my subjects during portrait and headshot sessions, seeing their smiles and the twinkle in their eyes as I snap the shutter. I like getting to know them, and through that interaction, making a new friend along the way. My "style" is relaxed, easy going and fun, not stuffy or stiff. 

I also love photographing conventional sports (basketball, football, soccer) and outdoor adventure sports ( mountain biking, kayaking, trail running, anything that lets me get dirty). Something about being able to freeze someone flying through the air making a lay up in basketball or sailing over dirt trails during a mountain bike race gets my heart thumping and fills me with excitement. 

I love what I do and I have fun doing it. 

Thank you for stopping by my little space, and I hope you enjoy what you find here.

 

You can also see more of my work here:

Portfolio

Shutterstock

 

contact

Name *
Name
 

find me on instagram @katiemaustin