July 14th, 2016
Hi! I’m Katie, a wife, puppy momma, and photographer living in Rhode Island, USA. I’ve been married to my amazing husband Taylor for 4 years, and we have two ridiculously cute rescue dogs named Lucy and Teddy. Lucky for me, all three of them LOVE getting their photo taken (or the copious beers/treats I bribe them with). I am also the owner and principal wedding photographer at Brave Hearts Photography. When I’m not working, I love to hike, travel and go on adventures with my camera equipment.
I can’t really pinpoint the exact moment in time when I discovered my passion for landscape photography. It was more a confluence of events. Growing up in New England I developed an appreciation for nature at a young age. My father passed along a love for the mountains through countless hiking and skiing trips up north. My mother passed along a near obsession with beach-going and sunset-viewing on our family vacations in Cape Cod. I took my first photography class in High School. It was a black and white film and darkroom class and I loved it! However, post High School I was way too poor to keep it up. Finally after several years and a corporate career, I rediscovered photography in the digital form. It instantly clicked (no pun intended) and promptly turned from a hobby into a career.
I find it very challenging to describe my style of photography; I communicate so much better with images rather than words! My photography is colorful and dramatic. I gravitate towards monumental vistas that often include mountains or water. I often include man-made objects in my work. I regularly feel that they bring a necessary scale or bit of tension to an image. The painter in me is constantly seeking exquisite light and skies that could have been painted by an impressionist master. Most of the work of creating an image is done in camera. My post-processing workflow has become more and more minimal as time goes by. My main goal in post is to produce a final image that portrays the mood and feeling of a place that I can so vividly recall in my mind’s eye. I strive to tell the story of a place with each and every image.
<——Yup, that’s me! Photo Credit: Jordan Ison