Monday, October 9, 2006

The ME! Page

This is just a brief bit about me.

I have been a professional photographer since 1999, and as you can see from my work, I love film!
I use film as it gives an unique look with interesting characteristics. The colors, scratches, and vignettes you see are all derived from the cameras, films and processes I use in my film photography. I use alternative processes and old cameras to obtain my look.
In my digital work, I try to use very little photoshop editing except for the basics. What you will not see in my work is fake instragram photos inspired by the look of film. . So every thing you see, is the the REAL DEAL!

 I also love printmaking, collage & making videos.
I have two Photography Degrees, one from Hallmark Institute Of Photography, and one from Paier College of Art, BFA of Photography and Visual Arts Summa Cum Laude. I teach middle school art and have also taught at the elementary & high school levels. In addition to my photography degrees I have a Post-Bach Graduate Art Education Teaching Degree from Westfield State College as well as a MA in Art Education from Boston University.
I love flea markets, vintage clothing, toys and cameras.
I grew up in Minnesota and Connecticut but we currently make our home in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
My talented, loving and handsome husband, Clinton Smith is a glass blower and we share a two-story photo studio/glass studio on our property.
I love to eat out, especially Indian Food. I hate cooking and cleaning.
I love to figure skate and have been skating since I was five years old. Most recently I passed my Adult Bronze Freestyle & Moves-In-The-Field skating tests.
We share our home with two demanding cats and our baby boy. 

Contact me!

It's easy & fun!

My Prices

Wedding Packages

Packages start at $2000 

Includes various styles and techniques which may include:
Film, Digital, 
Holga & Diana, Cross-Processed Color,
Lensbaby, Infrared and various toy cameras. 

ALL packages include:

Up to 8 hours of photographic coverage
by Katie Malone-Smith. I am fully

One portrait session, not on day of
wedding (Bridal Shower,
Rehearsal dinner coverage, Engagement,
Day after session,
Trash the Dress session) with mini
companion album.

Password protected online proofing and
purchasing site

100 Photo info cards with your online
proofing info for you and your guests

High-resolution edited digital files of both
the portrait session and wedding day
on DVD with custom folio case
and with a limited copyright
release for personal use.

Approximately 400-700
edited images for an 8 hour packages

Extra Services include:
Additional Photographer
Additional Hours of Coverage
Additional portrait sessions
DVD slideshows
Prints & Canvas Gallery Wraps
Custom designed layflat album 
4x6 proofs of all edited images in a custom proof box.
Additional Edited Digital Files
Polaroid & Inkjet Transfer Art
GLBT Friendly
Located in Berkshire County, MA
No travel fees for within 25 miles of
Pittsfield, MA
Serving New England as well as the
entire United States

Maternity, Infant, Children, Seniors &
Families Portrait Pricing

Portrait sessions are $250

My portrait sessions usually run 1-2 hours
long with and can include various locations and
wardrobe changes.

Include a 7x7 mini proof book, $50 print credit
& low res watermarked cd of edited images
suitable for review & web use.

High res Cd of portrait session approximately
20-40 edited images $250
Albums start at $100
Canvas Gallery Wraps & Prints start from $15
Birth Announcements, Engagement Announcements,
Save the Date, Wedding Invitations,
and custom cards available
Polaroid & Inkjet transfer art available

My Style

The way I photograph is like the way I live my life. Different, Unique, New & Fun. Modern & Vintage at the same time.

Trained in film and educated at the Hallmark Institute of Photography in 1999 and Paier College of Art in 2006, I have also worked as a photojournalist for prominent newspapers & editorial magazines.
In addition, photographing with film gives a more pure & organic feel to my photography. Yes, I also shoot digital as well, as I always embrace the new and I have been a proficient user of Adobe Photoshop since 1998. I would be happy to create a package based on your needs in film, digital or both.

When photographing weddings and events,
I aim to capture the feel of the day,
rather than every single moment in time.
I capture a laugh, a look, a little
something special. What I do not do is
photograph from a checklist of traditional wedding poses. 

Take a look around & see if my style fits what you have in mind!

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