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                      MEET KATIE COUNTS

wife / mother / photographer / dreamer

My family is my greatest joy and accomplishment. I’m married to my best friend, Aaron, and together we have four wild and wonderful little boys — Colin, Aidan, Brendan, and Duncan, and three fur babies — Samson, Albus, and Luna. I’m blessed to be able to stay at home with my sons, which is where you can find me during the week – cooking, cleaning, throwing baseballs in the back yard, drying tears, kissing boo-boos, celebrating wild imaginations, engaging in light saber battles and everything in between. It might be crazy and even overwhelming at times, but I really do love every single wacky part of my life.

I love the Lord and try to glorify Him in all that I do. I’m borderline obsessed with Harry Potter and cop dramas on television. I’m a proud baseball mom. I could not imagine life without my iPhone or Target. I love long romantic walks down every aisle of Sephora. I have a serious weakness for mango smoothies and carnitas tacos. I’m far from crafty, and I’m addicted to wearing black leggings. I love to lose myself in a good book, and every once in a while I’ve been known to stay up past my bedtime for a Netflix binge. I try to be girly even though I’m definitely not, and I’ve never grown out of a need to please people.

noteSuffice it to say, I have many interests – but the one I want to share with you all is my photography. I’ve been shooting professionally for a few years now, and I feel so privileged when people let me into their lives to document special moments and to tell their story. There is something so magical about this particular art form – you hold your breath, hear the click of the shutter… and in an instant you’ve frozen a fleeting moment, captured it in time for eternity.

When I have a camera in my hands, everything makes sense. In the rest of my life I might be ditzy or frazzled or even clumsy, but the moment I pick up my camera everything feels so right. Everything just clicks (pun totally intended).