I'm a Pittsburgh-er, born & raised, and I'm still living (and working) in the same little neighborhood I grew up in.  When I'm not running around with a camera in hand, you'll find me eating sushi with my husband at our favorite place, or online shopping for things I don't need (but really reaaaalllly want).  

Kittens, coffee, and a good book are some of my favorite things, and I'm absolutely obsessed with finding adorable sweaters for our cats during the winter (I know, crazy).  My husband, Jon, and I have been together since 8th grade and we got married right after college.  We are the type of cheesy love story that I adore.

I’m a people person and a problem solver at heart. Before photography, I earned two degrees in Psychology (you know that’s useful on a wedding day). Each step of the way, I’ll be there if you need me.

My clients can tell you best what to expect…

  • “She was there each step of the way to help us with whatever we needed, from recommending vendors to potential photography locations for the day of our wedding”

  • “On the day of the wedding, we had some rain - Katie immediately made us feel calm and comfortable with back up plans”

  • “Katie is fun, kind, and she captures the essence of you by listening to your story and telling it through photography.”

  • “She has an amazing way of putting you at ease when you are in front of the camera.”

  • “Her advice and insight from her previous experiences was so helpful when planning our formal family portraits, bridal party photos and candid wedding day shots.”

  • “Most importantly, KATIE MADE THE WHOLE DAY SEEM NATURAL AND FUN FOR ALL OF OUR GUESTS. You know you have one of the best photographers in the industry when many of your guests didn’t realize that some of the most authentic and candid moments throughout the wedding reception were artfully captured.”

All the images of me & Jon were taken by Rachel Rowland Photography; photos of me are by Dawn Derbyshire Photography.


My work has been published many times in both national and local blogs.  I'm so grateful that my amazing couples have been willing to share their day and promote their vendors.  They've been able to inspire many people!  Click the image to see the feature.



Every year I enter one photo contest, the Shoot & Share Photo Contest.  It is a worldwide competition that is open to all, and it is judged by anyone who wants to vote.  It is not a popularity contest, and names are not attached to the images till the winners are announced.  I've been blessed and grateful to have had images place in the Finalist Round, as well as the top 10%, 20%, and 30% of the competition.