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If you believe in
real moments over perfection, 
a lasting marriage over a Pinterest perfect wedding,  & Taco Tuesday...
then you're in the right place!

If you believe in real moments over perfection, a lasting marriage over a Pinterest worthy wedding, & Taco Tuesday...then you're in the right place!

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Most days you can find me running out the door with a cup of coffee splashing in one hand and too many bags hanging on each arm. I'm a big city raised, world traveling homebody living out my small town dream in messy buns and oversized t-shirts. I'm passionate about family, giving back, chips and salsa, and Sunday naps! 


Most days you can find me running out the door with a cup of coffee splashing in one hand and too many bags hanging on each arm. I'm a big city raised, world traveling homebody living out my small town dream in messy buns and oversized t-shirts. I'm passionate about family, giving back, chips and salsa, and Sunday naps! 

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Get to know me

I'm a wife, photographer, dreamer, and friend.

I'm a wife, photographer,
dreamer, and friend.

I'm Katie

Hey Y'all!

often children born with disabilities are unwanted and put out on the street.

the majority of orphans are roma (gypsy) and born into poverty. there is still much prejudice against roma people in bulgaria.

at age 18, orphans are
released from orphanages. many are without a proper education and turn prostitution to support themselves.

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Did You Know?

 Christina met Spas while living as a missionary in Bulgaria and they were married just a few short years later! As a couple they serve as missionaries to Bulgaria with Global Outreach. Together they founded Smile Bulgaria, a foundation dedicated to helping children from institutional backgrounds integrate into society in healthy and meaningful ways while also providing alternatives to institutional care. Christina and Spas have had their hand in many projects to help orphaned children including a family-based home, foster families, summer camps, and English tutoring. Spas and Christina have three beautiful girls, Joanna, Abby, and Sophia, plus, their sweet pup, Maxi!

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their 3 objectives

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To provide a safe, loving home for as many children as possible by providing all of the support, care, and opportunities possible.

To help members of the community, especially the local church, get involved in the lives of these children in meaningful ways.

To be instrumental in breaking down prejudice toward these children, and especially toward the Roma population throughout Bulgaria.

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Christina and I met during my teenage years when I was living in Bulgaria with my family. She grew to be like a big sister to me and soon I began going with her weekly to help teach English at an after school program for orphan teens. I got to know the kids, see how Christina so effortlessly interacted with them, and be a part of ministry. To this day, I still get updates on a few a the kids and love knowing how God has grown in them. Besides working together in ministry,  Christina and I grew a close relationship stemming from  a weekly girl's Bible study that she lead. Those evenings together were some of the best times. Filled with hot tea, knitting (yes we sound like old ladies!), good conversation, and lots of prayer, we all grew a special bond that I hold so dear in my heart. Christina was a comfort and encourager to me as I navigated a new country and culture.

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weddings

seniors

newborns

lifestyle

"Katie did a just-for-fun shoot of my husband and me, and it was so much fun! My husband usually hates to have his photo taken, but Katie got even him to enjoy it and laugh the whole time. Our individual personalities came out in the photos, and she was able to capture our couple personality as well. It takes a truly gifted photographer to put her subjects at ease AND capture stunning candids that not even this perfectionist can criticize. I am so thankful for these photos and I'll treasure them forever!"

J. HEARD

"Katie is an awesome photographer. She works hard to get the shots she knows will look great, and she also listens attentively to your thoughts and ideas."

A. TESTER

"Katie took our daughter's one year old photos and each one was so special. Her turn around time on getting the finished photos to us was great and her ideas during the session were too. Will definitely be coming back next time we need professional pictures taken!"

E. WEAVER

"Katie took engagement photos of my daughter and her fiance - they were awesome! She made them comfortable with expressing themselves and encouraged them to have fun - which she captured beautifully.  I highly recommend her services."

R. MOORE

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"To say Suzhanna makes
for a stunning bride would be an understatement!"

"The day of Amy’s senior portraits we had to change locations last minute. But it was totally worth it!"

"Mr and Mrs. Knechtel couldn’t of
had a more magical wedding.
Wait til you see this venue!"

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"To say Suzhanna makes
for a stunning bride would be an understatement!"

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AMELIE"S
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"The day of Amy's senior 
portraits we had to change
locations last minute. But it was totally worth it!

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"Mr. and Mrs. Knechtel couldn't of had a more magical wedding. Wait
til you see this venue!"

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