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About Me

Hey y’all, I’m Katie! I’m the owner and photographer here at Katie McDonald Photography.   I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kentucky and have loved photography as far back as I can remember.  I feel so fortunate that this is what I get to do with my life, I couldn’t imagine not getting to be a photog full time!  I’m so glad that my husband Brandon (and John Deere) moved us to Iowa (very, very cold Iowa) and now we both get to have our dream jobs!  Even though Iowa is home now, and we couldn’t be happier here, we keep with our Kentucky traditions of bourbon, sweet tea and Wildcats fanaticism wholeheartedly!  Even now that we have our baby boy Connor, I’m not embarrassed to say that we treat our Boston Terriers, Molly and Maggie, like human children…like not embarrassed at all.  I adore timelines, lists, notebooks and sharpies!  For someone who uses cutting edge equipment daily, I’m actually pretty old school.  I think it’s the act of crossing things off as you accomplish them that gets me…I will even go so far as to add a task to my list after I’ve done it, just so that I can cross it off!

Here are some other facts (I’ll let you decide if they’re fun) about me so that you can get to know me a bit better…in list form obviously:

-Binge watching is my hobby.  Netflix is my favorite coworker.  House of Cards, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Real Housewives (and anything else on Bravo) and most recently Game of Thrones…love it all!

-I’m obsessed with Tervis Tumblers.  I have a gazillion and will likely collect a gazillion more!  If you don’t have one GET ONE, or seven!  Trust me you won’t be disappointed.

-Siesta Key is my favorite place on earth.  Something about that white sands renews me like no where else I’ve ever been.

-I’m a creature of habit…especially when it comes to food.  The staff at Jimmy Johns and Panchero’s know my order and will correct me if I’ve accidentally ordered it wrong! Not sure if that’s totally awesome or a little sad.

For additional info about me or my services please feel free to visit me on social media, email me or give me a call!  I’d love the chance to get to know a little bit about you and how I can help you create some once in a lifetime memories!



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