I grew up in California and went to college for the 'creative' side of Computer Science- digital photography, modeling, texturing, animation. I also studied Fine Art- film photography, drawing, art history.
My first foray into photography as a possible career was high school (2001) and 35mm film techniques and darkroom. That education continued at CSU Chico with my grandmother's Minolta 35mm camera. I bought my first digital camera and took my first photo computer class in 2005, and bought my first DSLR in 2009, a Cannon Rebel XT. In 2014 I acquired my second Cannon, a Rebel T1i. Along the way I bought all my equipment with the money I made from Photographing anything I could get my lens on. I started Katherine's Kreations L.L.C. in April of 2014. I acquired my 3rd camera, a Canon T6i in 2017 along with various lenses- 300mm and a macro, for longer and shorter distances, effectively giving me (and my clients!) more creative options, and my first camera is officially retired. I also became the Frame Shop Manager at Hobby Lobby in 2017, which has been a useful link to provide full service for my clients!
Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: I love making things for people. I love creating a fun environment, we'll be friends when I'm done! I'll give you any and all tips I know to make sure you look great. I love that my clients call me up when their first child is born after I've done their wedding photos, and when I look at my facebook friends, they still use the photo I took of them years down the road. I make sure my clients are happy, that they are proud to post these pictures on social media and recommend me to their friends, because that's the best sort of advertisement!
Q: What makes you special / Why should we choose you?
A: I strive to catch all the best moments during weddings and events as well as make creative photos. My favorite part of photography is post-production. Photoshop. Making collages, creating effects, adding elements, perfecting the already great. My degree in Computer Science allows me to create exciting photos! In my photo edits, I create borders, vignettes, color pops, sepia-tone and black and white, to name a few. I believe there is an artistry in looking at a photo and seeing the possibilities. Making something great even more wonderful is my odyssey. It's what I love the most about what I do. Give me the opportunity to show you.
Q: How many photos will you take?
A: I subscribe to the theory "The more, the merrier". I take 100 to 200 photos per hour to try to capture everything I possibly can for my clients.