First and foremost, we are parents to two amazing kids. They are witty, sensitive, artistic, and sweet… we are so blessed beyond our dreams to be their parents. When we are not working we are with them. Andrew is the primary caregiver and takes care of the family, while Katrina is usually working on perfecting images for clients.
Katrina and Andrew have been wedding photographers in Arizona for over a decade. Katrina began shooting wedding in 2002 … yes, that’s 13 years ago! Boy does it go by fast! 400+ weddings later we’ve been through a lot of highs and lows and have given blood, sweat, and tears into forming what Sedona Bride is today. Andrew joined the studio full time 10 years ago and we’ve worked through almost every kind of situation that can happen on a wedding day, and in business and life, and have come out stronger and more knowledgeable as a result.
We are very lucky to have a long list of happy clients, many of whom we’ve become great friends with. Please be sure to read our TESTIMONIALS / LOVE NOTES page, which is just a few reviews from a compilation of many clients. There is nothing we love more than hearing our sweet couples swoon over their wedding photography!
We’ve also have had our work featured in more magazines and online publications than we can name. We’ve been published in BRIDES, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Modern Bride China, Vogue Japan, and InStyle Weddings to name few, and publishers have featured our work in almost every Arizona wedding magazine for almost 10 years. Online we’ve been honored to have our work featured many times on Style Me Pretty, The Bride’s Cafe, Wedding Bee, and many others. Be sure to visit our PRESS section to see just a few of the features.
About Katrina (as told by Andrew)
On our first date, many years ago ( but not that many, we’re still young!), Katrina attempted to teach me how to shoot pictures on her old Nikon film camera. Since the moment I met her I knew photographing life was her passion and who she was.
Katrina is an incredible Mother and a strong woman! She has a way with the kids that I could only hope to have, or rather, not hope to have, but understand she has because she is their Mother and a Father cannot be those things. I admire those things because there is nobody like Mom!
Katrina is as tenacious as they come. She is a perfectionist, but not annoyingly so. She is a mellow, Type B, but knows what she wants when she sets her mind to it. She likes high quality and stops at nothing to ensure our clients, and our family, have the same. I like this about her because she is as consistent in her personal life as she is in her business life, and serves as a great example to the many photographers she has mentored.
Katrina is intuitive; she understands needs before one has expressed them. She is the Sistine Chapel; one of a kind, miraculous, beautiful, and glorious. I see these remarkable traits every day in her and I thank God that I am blessed with her in my life.
When Katrina chooses to know something about something, she really takes the time to learn about it and know aspects about it that nobody else would ever know. She is the smartest and most insightful person I have ever known. I pray our children inherit her gifts, and that some of that will rub off on me.
Katrina is a planner. She figures out the best route to get to the goal. The route may not always be the cheapest, but it is always guaranteed, and strategically optimized, to be in the best interest of the parties involved.
Lastly, Katrina is an incredible teacher. She is always seeking self-improvement in her photography career, and I believe has achieved this, in part, by serving as a teacher and mentor in a series of highly regarded wedding photojournalism workshops. Her students always love her and end up keeping in touch with her years after the workshop. They are still friends now, and consequently, many of her best friends are former students. To me this says a lot about the love and genuine care she puts into whatever it is she chooses to do, and how evident that is to those whom she affects.
About Andrew (as told by Katrina)
On our fist date many many many years ago I photographed Andrew on my old Nikon film camera … he happily began shooting with me a few years into the business and has been an integral part of the photography studio. He’s gone on to win awards for his photography work and become an accomplished photographer and served as a photography mentor at highly acclaimed photography workshops. But what he brings to a wedding day that I love the most, is his ability to get along with everyone with his kind spirit and genuine personality.
Andrew’s background is both in technical IT and art through oil painting … he’s one of those rare people I know that can use both sides of his brain. He handles all things RAM, GHz, HTML and other computer IT things that I don’t know very much about. Yet at the same time he can go out and talk to the groomsmen like they are old friends and has an ability to make anyone quickly feel at ease.
Just this year, he’s gone on a health kick working hard to keep a mostly organic vegetable-based diet, with juicing all sorts of green smoothies and tons of salads… yet he’s sweet enough to the rest of the family that he still cooks meat and gets us pizza on Friday pizza day. 🙂 Contrary to popular belief, he’s the one that cooks and takes the most time taking care of the kids with homework and playtime … don’t call him Mr.Mom though … he’s just a great dedicated dad.
Andrew is a brown belt in Karate. He started taking classes with the kids when they were very young (our son and daughter started at just 4 years old) … when we’re on a work trip or family vacation it’s not unusual to find him out working on his Kata.
His ideal day would start with a morning workout and end with snuggling up to a book (he loves reading military history books like his father did) after a long day of fun with the family.
I admire that he strives to have a spiritual life, too. We both might not be the best at making time to know our Heavenly Father, but Andrew has a sweet heart and always works on bettering himself, loving others, and seeking truth.