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Kind Words

“It is impossible to stop time no matter how hard we try. Children grow faster than we would like or could ever imagine. Before long the sweet newborn smell is gone, then the toddler turns into a 2nd grader, and then you are hugging a young adult who is taller than you are and ready to go off to college. The perfect moments we are experiencing right now will, before long, become the sweet memories of our past.

Photography has given us a way to capture those memories in complete perfection. Moments that might otherwise be lost can be frozen, forever, to look back on over and over again. The right photographer is an investment, not just for the photographs they take, but for the stories that they are able to capture and tell with those photographs. You can’t trust that kind of responsibility to just anyone, and that is why my family has chosen Katie to be our photographer.

Katie doesn’t just snap a picture of your family. She takes the time to find out your story and capture it for all time. She gets to know you, and with that knowledge she comes up with a way to put who you are into those photographs. I look at pictures she has taken of my children, and it isn’t just their image that I see. She manages to capture their entire personality. She goes above and beyond to make sure that who they are shines through in her photographs; even if it means crawling around on the ground with a teddy bear on her head to make a toddler feel comfortable enough to come out of his shell. (She did this for us, and while she was pregnant to boot!) She understands how important what she is capturing is for you and your family. She puts her heart and soul into her work, and it shows with every single photograph she takes.

We live 1,200 miles away from Katie now, and many people have suggested other photographers. Many people have tried to get our business. The problem is that they aren’t interested in my family, or telling our story. They are interested in how big a profit they can make or how big a package they can sell us. Their heart isn’t in their work, and you can see it. I’d rather wait and get pictures done when we can be in Ohio to work with Katie than work with someone who will take a picture of my family, but doesn’t care about the people on the other side of the lens. I’d rather wait to have a photographer whose passion bleeds into her work than someone who can’t even be bothered to remember your name. I can’t imagine having anyone else as our family photographer, and I look forward to working with her every single time we get to see her. She is more than our family photographer. She is family.” –Holly G.