I'm so excited about this new series I hope to do monthly. There is such amazing talent in this world when it comes to photography and we all deserve our moment in the lime light, right! It's also a great thing to do to uplift and cheer on another photographer, we can draw so much inspiration from each other. And, who doesn't love a little eye candy, right?
Since our theme this month is revolving around the word "vintage", I sought out a local MN photographer who totally emulates VINTAGE.
I just recently met this lovely lady through our daughter's preschool class and she has quickly become someone I admire and respect, both as a photographer and a human being. She is kind, intelligent, an incredible mom, she has wicked style and has a unique eye for photographs. I got to sit down and chat with Katy today in her home and I really wish I would have had my camera with me. Her house is awesome. It screams vintage. She even has a pink refrigerator. It rocks!
Without further adieu:
Meet Katy Hall Photography!
Name: katy hall
Business Name: katy hall photography
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Using only one sentence, describe your photography style:
Modern, vintage ArT
When did you discover your love for photography:
I have always admired and appreciated what other photographers could do. I LOVED having my family’s photos taken and holding on to those memories. I had four girls in four years so this didn’t provide a whole lot of time to pursue anything else. When my youngest was one, I bought a camera. My life was NEVER the same again.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Things I’ve always loved... the sweet and simple pleasure of everyday life. I heart all things 1950s, vintage finds (typewriters, aprons, retro appliances), anything that evokes the emotions, creative blogs, and other photographers who share the same passion.
Please describe yourself (family, dreams, etc.):
I am a mom to four sweet LuLu girls and feel so blessed to have these “little women” in my life. Their forever-entertaining dad is my best friend and biggest cheerleader. My favorite times are when he plays his guitar and they all dance around and make up fun lyrics to the songs. It’s an instant mood changer if anyone has a case of the grumps. I enjoy the simple things in life... movies in the park, picking strawberries, making breakfast together, and sitting on our front porch.
What is currently in your camera bag?
Canon 5D Mark II, 50/1.2, 16-35/2.8, 70-200/2.8.
Name another photographer that inspires you:
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
President of the United States (clearly, I was bossy.)
If you could photograph anyone in the world, living or already gone, who would it be?
I recently had my dream fulfilled of shooting for Anthropologie, but if I had the chance to do a person, I would photograph Jesus. His life was more interesting and inspiring than anyone I have ever known or read about.
Name a song that describes you right now:
“1945” by Jamie Grace
If you could do anything else in the world, choose any other profession, what would it be? I could never chose another profession. Ideas are constantly racing through my mind throughout the day. Many times I have a hard time falling asleep because I am so excited about an idea or a concept. I am dying for sunshine and warm weather to arrive here... I have so many ideas to fulfill in 2012. I never thought I would say any of those things about a job. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to share in people’s stories and relationships.
Head on over to Katy's blog and show her some love!