My earliest memories of photography take me back to third grade. I am 8 years old on Christmas Day, new camera in hand and wanting to make a portrait of each person in the room. The light was flat and the flash was direct but my passion was born. I’ve owned nine cameras since then, each one painting the pictures of my life, but that first 35mm lit a fire in me that continues to burn.
I began a formal study of photography in high school and continued at the University of Delaware, earning a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in photography in 2005. Kate Leigh Photographer opened it’s doors for business in 2007 and I’ve been photographing people for the past 12 years. With a focus on wedding, family and newborn and documentary photography, I love any kind of work that involves people and relationships. My photography sessions are often the start of something big, an engagement, a new life together or a new baby, but equally important are the finer details of your family life. I am interested in bringing your "every day" into focus and shedding light on the most sacred and beautiful moments that happen between you and your loved ones during the day-to-day. My hope is to create a collection of images that will speak to your heart, transport you to another time, evoke a feeling you might have forgotten, or simply keep a memory intact forever. Your images are not only for you but they are made for your children, and their children, because family is the root of what matters and we need to preserve it. I would love to share my vision with you.
Photo Credit: Georgi Anastasov