If you think you "aren't good in front of the camera"... you haven't met me yet. 

I'm based in Richmond, Virginia, but travel nationwide and internationally. In documenting dozens of them, I’ve learned a thing or two about weddings. So I am more than just your photographer; I also act as an unofficial wedding consultant for my couples. I’ve developed solid advice, preferred vendors, and lots of cool locations. I am LGBT friendly and welcome anyone. and everyone!

the experience

about ME

Katie's Manifesto

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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!"

THE REVIEWS

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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!"

THE REVIEWS

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I don’t think I’ve ever been photographed laughing so much. Thank you for taking the time to take our photos so beautifully. You made everything about having photos taken so much better than we were expecting. 

"you are a straight up G behind the camera."

THE REVIEWS

TOP ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHER
VIRGINIA BRIDE MAGAZINE
borrowed & blue
VINTAGE BRIDE
SHENANDOAH WEDDINGS

I've been pleased to see my clients featured in a number of national blogs and publications some of which are listed at right.

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LAUNCHING LATE 2022

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I would say what I am known for, or my speciality within photography is black and white photos. There is a certain intimacy to them that stands out to me, and I have spent years finding the right color balance and tonal exposure to create really moving images. However, if you notice my black and white photos just "look different" than what you may be used to seeing around, its because I shot most of them on actual film and develop them in my closet! Film is timeless, and you can't replicate it no matter how many filters you try!

WHY DO YOUR B&W PHOTOS LOOK DIFFERENT?

This is my favorite question. And I get it a lot. If you think you are awkward in front of the camera, it's because you haven't had the right photographer.  I pride myself in the fact that it is my job to find the angles that are the most flattering to all shapes, sizes, colors, and figures. 

WHAT IF WE ARE AWKWARD? 

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It feels like forever...but if you had to quantify it I have been practicing photography for 12 years. I began in film, transitioned to digital, and now have found a hybrid approach. I have always worked with couples and weddings--but do family, senior, equine, and business sessions on the side!  

In 2018 when I discovered my true love for the mountains, I focused my elopement experience on guiding couples on adventure elopements and specializing in hiking and fun!


HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS?

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If you are feeling overwhelmed--you only need one thing to start with me: a date!  I can help you with recommendations for vendors, venues, ideas, DIYs, and pretty much anything you could think to ask about a wedding or elopement. Having personal experience, I know what you are going through and also know a lot of really cool people!

wHERE DO WE START?

Golden Hour, is the literal golden rule. It's the hazy, warm, indirect goodness that happens at sunrise or sunset. After 12 years behind the camera, you can bet I am an expert at choosing the perfect time of day for your shoot or wedding. HOWEVER! Rainy, cloudy, moody days should not be ignored. Those days provide some of the best images, and our greatest asset at True Story is the fact that I can happily adapt to any weather scenario. 

What time of day is best?

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