A fresh start

My name is Kat.  And I am a creative.  I express myself best through photography, but have been know to pick up a paintbrush or partake in a camp fire or bar sing along.  When I was younger, I best expressed myself through dance.  But puberty was cruel, and I realized that my passion for dance did not match my God given talent.

I'm often confused for either a Disney Princess or a high school senior.

I'm often confused for either a Disney Princess or a high school senior.

I was born and raised in Arkansas.  My mother was single.  And a fighter.  When I was 6, she passed away.  I became strong and a fighter like her.  I spent most of my childhood trying to stay ahead of the game with a hope getting out of a bad situation fast.  It worked.  I attended college and went on to get my Masters.  

By day I work in research.  By night, I'm a creative.  A photographer.  With a mission....to capture the moments in between.  It would seem my passion for photography does match my God given talent...and my good eye.

Recently returned to New York City.  Forgot how magical that city is.  Especially at Christmas time.

Recently returned to New York City.  Forgot how magical that city is.  Especially at Christmas time.

Recently I made the decision to actively pursue photography full time as an artist and as a business.  It will take time to slowly pull away from my full time research position.  Jasmine Star, a wonderful Wedding Photographer and Educator, has given me a great foundation.  She recently teamed up with CreativeLive for the Complete Wedding Photographer Experience with Jasmine Star.  I learned many things about myself as a person, photographer, artist and business-person.  But more importantly, I learned I'm not alone.  And that "figuring it out" is enough sometimes.  And it's ok to ask questions.  I have met some AMAZING and some BRILLIANT and just down right GOOD people through this journey.  And it was wonderful that I did not have to do it alone.

Recently rebranded with a whole new logo.  I love it.  It is totally meeeee :)

Recently rebranded with a whole new logo.  I love it.  It is totally meeeee :)

So what next?  I will share wonderful images of my amazing clients.  I will take you along on not one but two editorial projects. More importantly I'll peel away layers and share parts of me that I have never shared before.

 

A silly self portrait from my last trip to Austin with my Boyfriend.  I stole his hat (that I made....).  

A silly self portrait from my last trip to Austin with my Boyfriend.  I stole his hat (that I made....).  

Keep Snapping!

Kat D. <3