Hey Y'all
I'm Katie Jean

Fancy meeting you here! I specialize in documentary style photography. I love the secret moments, the emotion, and the genuine imagery of candid photography. We're all just people. We aren't runway models, and love is unique. Not every story is the same. Not every wedding day shares the same moments. I'll be there to capture the special connection you and your soulmate have in a way where "a picture says a thousand words". The subtle touching of each-others hands under the reception table--you bet I caught it. You and your lover eloping at a spot that means the most to you, or on a boat, or on a mountain, or in the desert-- I'm there holding your dress and carrying your stuff too.

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My promise to you, is I will always make you feel beautiful. Because you are. If you think you aren't good in front of the camera--you haven't had the right photographer.
True Story Photography Katie Bernard

There are lots of things in life I love, and photography helps me document them. I love seeing others happy. I love sweet tea and peaches. My rescue Shepard Aedan is my world. My husband Dylan is my universe. You’ll probably find me a lot at Krispy Kreme, or really anywhere with donuts. My religion is the mountains- they give me life and meaning. I’m outdoors whenever I can be. I’m always wearing my vintage WW2 combat boots I found at an antique store in the middle of no where, usually paired with my favorite flannel. I’m not fancy, but I’m me! Let’s meet up!

"The Best Way To Get To Know Someone Is To Walk A Mile In Their Shoes"
Catch up with me from my personal journal

Frequntly Asked Questions



What services do you offer?

Wedding, engagement and anniversary photography for seriously amazing couples. I also occasionally do family sessions and seniors.


Do you shoot film or digital?

I shoot both! Digital is my primary, because not all lighting conditions are ideal for film. I always get a few film shots at every session.


What is your editing style?

I have a darker, moody, ethereal editing style. Rich tones stand out to me and a moody ambiance just feels more intimate.


How long is your turnaround time?

For engagement sessions, 2 weeks. For wedding galleries, 4-6 weeks. You will receive a sneak peak (1-2 photos) within 48 hours of the event.


Do you travel?

YES. I love traveling so much, I sometimes will only charge you the cost of travel. (You read that right). Contact me with your location!


Is this your full time job?

No! I am actually full time in IT. Its one of my first loves, and it allows me to keep my photography as a passion and really give you my all without charging you an arm and a leg. Does that mean I don't give you my all? NO! I put my whole self into my clients.


Can I bring my dog to my session?

If you do, I will give you a hug, and I may steal him/her. Cats and pigs are welcome too.


When should I book?

It depends on your wedding date. Some dates are very popular and book up quickly (September/October and May/June). Rule of thumb is to book at least 6-8 months in advance to secure the date. I only book around 15 weddings per year so they may book up quickly!