About Me

Thanks for stopping by!  I am a Laguna Beach native and have a very casual shooting style.  I love capturing everyday moments and strive to capture natural lifestyle shots that show your true personality.  Don’t worry about looking perfect or getting dirty so much as to just be yourself and just have fun!!!   That said I also like to cover myself and capture some posed shots as well so there are different options to choose from each session.

My background includes working as a cameraperson and video editor in television news (KTLA, KCOP & KUSI), TV Series (documentaries and sports), corporate video editing, and field producing. I have a business degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Extensive international travel has also led me to remote locations where I have captured unique images that have influenced and inspired me, while my background in video production and design has helped to make my transition to still photography a smooth one.

I reside in South Orange County, CA with my husband, 6 old boy and 5-year old little girl who all keep me very very busy and mean the world to me. I look forward to working with you!

Family Pic 2014
And the photo below was my very first shoot ever, filming for a documentary series on Aviation with the Military.  Coast Guard helicopter ride over Catalina, followed by a C130 to CH-53 refueling, one B-52 Bomber, an F-14 Fighter Jet, a Huey, one Ultralight, and a flight simulation shoot at Pendleton. In total around 25 flights over 2 years…which is why I am now scared to fly!

katie coast guard