get real…
"My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe and my camera is my passport." -Steve McCurry

We keep it real over here! I am the happiest when I am outside so find me at a concert, camping, beachin it’, adventuring with our doggo, taking a sunset walk or chillin on a patio with good tunes and don’t forget my drink! My photographs are all about connection and having some fun with your love. Gimme all the romance! My style is true to life, dreamy yet bold, and sometimes even a dash of mood. :) And yes, I am a chatty Kathy so don't worry about being, feeling, or looking awkward I promise I’ll beat you to it!  

I’m Kathy I’m your go with the flow, easy going gal but you can always count on me to shoot ya straight.

Hii my love birds,

 I always knew there was more to city living though & we get one life right so why not explore? I left Chicago when I was 27 and have lived in Texas, Colorado, and now planting roots in Florida. I’ve learned that the only way to LIVE is to do, I am a firm believer that the more we sit on dreams, plans & settle in life the more we rob ourselves of the greatest joy in life… actually living.

With me in your corner, I will always keep it real, encourage you to just be yourself (because who cares what others think), jump at life, and always find time let loose and live yo life! 

My family immigrated from Poland when I was a year old and I have lived in Chicago for majority of my life.

So maybe I’m a bit of a go getter, dreamer and optimist.

"She made us feel so comfortable and is an extremely personable individual, with an artistic eye. She will make your experience memorable!! Highly recommend!"  -Sadie

"Kathy did such a beautiful job at capturing such candid moments of my husband and I."

Client Love

 Since I was a little girl I have always loved love and been boy crazy but I never thought I’d have a boyfriend because I always felt awkward and teenage acne got me good girl! When I was 20 years I went on a cruise with my best friend and little did I know I was going to meet the man I was going to marry ( whaaat !? I KNOW!)Spent a week together adventuring on that boat shooting tequila, he even made it to my top friends on Myspace ( I’m old - I know) to 11 years later we reconnected ( thanks snapchat) and it was like no time had passed, it was crazy! We formed a long distance friendship which eventually led to us visiting one another that led to long distance dating, to me taking a leap of faith & moving to Colorado (his home state). Now 4 years later, I am married to my bestest friend, we are both thriving in our careers, and building a beautiful life together and just had our sweet baby boy Jacob. Fate, believe it yall :)

It’s only fitting to share mine since I get to learn about yours, plus who doesn't love a good love story?!

I believe you are investing in the entire experience and I do not take your trust in me lightly which is why my passion goes beyond the lens and I try to make this experience with my clients comfortable, fun, and unique because no couple is the same. 

Investing and trusting in a photographer is more than just investing in pretty pictures.

And that's the beauty of your love.That's the beauty of your story.

Why ME…

My journey to love…

I'd beg my mom to take me to the store to develop a disposable camera allll the time, shoot most times I’d ride my bike to the store and I was always that friend documenting every trip and every outting. Yes, you know that annoying one that always said “one more” Well… here we are still saying “one more” but to clients! I took every single photography class in high school but ended up in the dental field for ten years. I even joked with old bosses about how my dream job would be getting paid to take epic landscape sunset photos outta helicopters or being a live music photographer. It wasn't until my early 30s that I decided to listen to that nagging little voice and take a leap of faith and started investing in education and gear and really discovered that this interest really is my calling and purpose on this earth and it has lit a fire inside me that is indescribable. 

I LOVE what I do and I can’t picture doing anything else with my life than this, truly!

Why photography…


Kathryn Johnson is a Tampa-based destination wedding and elopement photographer. Her style is intimate, fun, and focused on genuine connections, making each moment feel authentically you.