Today we’d like to introduce you to Katie Ezell.
Katie, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
When I was in high school, I decided I wanted to be on the yearbook committee, and I decided that a photography class would be a great asset to my yearbook class. Senior year of high school was when I really fell in love with photography.
I had been photographing things when I went on vacations for a couple years, but that class really kickstarted my career. Not to mention, when I had my own Senior Portraits taken, my mom and I were so shocked by how the photographer ran his business, that I decided I wanted to be a photographer that was better than him.
By the time I graduated, I had a real website, a brand new camera as a graduation present, and a new love for photography. Over the last 9 years, I spent time going to workshops, mentorships, upgrading gear, and just learning all that I could! I went from photographing high school seniors and portraits of friends, to being an international wedding photographer.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I don’t think any road is truly smooth. I had some difficult times, where I couldn’t decide what I wanted to photograph, to having most of my camera gear stolen at a wedding while we were still shooting.
But with a little guidance from a fellow photographer and a little help from insurance, we’re back on a pretty smooth road.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Katherine Rose Photography story. Tell us more about the business.
We are a Professional Wedding Photographer in Southern California! We specialize in weddings, engagements, and boudoir. We’re also hybrid photographers, so we photograph on both film and digital cameras.
I’m most proud of how we’ve really defined our style. 3 years ago, we started photographing with film, and that really defined our style and our business. Not to mention it’s something that people notice first about us. And it sets us apart from a lot of other photographers.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
It’s been both good and bad. I had some good luck in starting my business and finding a partner who likes to the photographer as much as I do.
My bad luck with getting gear stolen actually ended up being for the better because I was then able to upgrade my equipment to better my photography. I’d like to say luck has been helpful, but I think it’s really just perseverance.
- Weddings range from 2500-4000
- Portrait sessions are 400
- Boudoir sessions start at 500
- Website: www.katherinerosephotography.com
- Phone: 7608553371
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/katherinerosephotography
- Facebook: facebook.com/katherinerosephotograph