Katie is a 26 year old Navy spouse originally from Virginia, who currently lives in Jacksonville, FL where her husband is Stationed. She is "fiercely" independent and a go-getter who works in communications and public relations, and loves to explore new places and cultures. Some of her recent adventures took her to Ireland and Japan! Her husband is currently deployed and Katie admits that she's learned so much about herself since he's been away. She wanted to do this shoot primarily for him to give him beautiful images of herself to show him that she has been "KICKING ASS" while he's been gone.
To relax, Katie loves to curl up with a good book and glass of wine or beer and "go somewhere else". (she loves Jane Austen and Harry Potter!). Fun fact: they named their cat Gryffindor.
Katie also enjoys cooking, decorating/DIY and binge watching Netflix with her hubs (girl after my own heart!) Katie also loves to crank up the music and belt it out when no one is watching! I absolutely LOVED her choice of music - brought me back to my high school days! We listened to some Matchbox 20, Coldplay, Maroon 5, Panic at the Disco, etc.
When asked why she decided to do these portraits, Katie said that she'd always been awkward in front of the camera, and self conscious, but she had always loved seeing timeless images of family members from when they were younger. She wanted to give these as a gift to her husband for the present, and show family members later in life what she was all about during this period! (her twenties!).
One of Katie's favorite features about herself are her eyes (and her hubs loves her shoulders too!) so we made sure to focus on those throughout her session. Our stylist, Chelsea Krasnow with Beauty by Chelsea Dae gave her a beautiful and natural look with hair and make-up that helped Katie to feel beautiful, sexy and confident during her shoot. She brought some gorgeous wardrobe items and suddenly I wished I could raid her closet! We had an amazing afternoon, beautiful weather - and believe it or not, as awkward as Katie "THOUGHT" she was in front of the camera, you would NEVER have known. To me, she was a natural. Gorgeous, confident, strong.
It's safe to say I think her hubby is going to fall in love with her all over again <3