My goal is that when you look back at your photos, you get to feel every single moment again. From the time of your inquiry I am here to listen, guide, and create for you. I am an experienced traveller, hiker, food taster, people wrangler, and creative visionary ready to help make your day magical. 

Photography is timeless, and I believe a picture says a thousand words. Have you ever looked at your grandparent's old photo albums and reminisced on what it may be like in those days, or felt like you were there with them? That is what I am going for. The camera has a way of freezing a moment in time like no other medium.

I STRIVE to create memories with emotion and authenticity. I am almost as PASSIONATE about your memories as you... close second.

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If you're wondering--I didn't choose my name just because it sounds catchy. My couples actually chose it for me. After 8 years of being Katie Jean Photography and vibing with some really awesome couples I started to hear a recurring phrase: "True Story!" Or "True Story Bro!". You can urban dictionary that last one! I realized that I can relate with my couples at such a level that by the end of the day we are laughing, telling jokes, and swapping similar stories about life, love, dogs, etc. And therefore--True Story Photography was born. I tell your "True Love Story", via my photos... whatever it may be! 

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Professional Third Wheel, Visual Storyteller. I tell your True Story.

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I live on a hobby farm with 32 chickens, 2 horses, a royal pony, 2 pigs, 2 cats and my dog!

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I specialize in destination weddings and adventure elopement planning. I have shot in Ireland, Switzerland, Montana, and more.

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My favorite place in the world is Cottonwood Pass, Colorado.

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LINDSEY + TRAVIS

They made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. I felt like I’ve known Katie and her assistant my whole life. Not to mention how perfectly she captured our wedding night! Katie does amazing work and really has an artistic eye. We wanted a creative approach to our wedding pictures to break from all the tradition and I really appreciated all of her suggestions to get some super unique and fun shots. 

These folks really KNOW what they're doing!

DAVID + AMANDA

I can't say enough good things about Katie. She was with us every step of the way through our wedding, and the pictures she took were absolutely stunning - I really appreciated her ability to capture the beauty of our moment while also giving it her own personal touch. I would give 7 stars if I could!

The memories of that day just flooded back.

ALEX + ADAM

Her pictures are amazing and she is dedicated to capturing the best pictures of your day!! She came all the way to Ireland for us and it made us feel like we were at home being with her on our day. It was one less stress I had to worry about. She somehow knew the best locations and best spots and she had never even been there before! I highly recommend her!.

Brought a little of home with us to Ireland!

kind words from my people