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Katrina Serene Photography


Hello world! I'm Katrina with Katrina Serene Photography. I am truly humbled that Basic Invite chose to do a feature on me and am so thankful for this opportunity to share a piece of my art with you. I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in the East Tennessee area but there's nowhere in the world I wouldn't travel for a great love story.

2017-06-12_0001I started my photography business as a side job. It was what made my soul happy but I didn't believe I could survive doing it full time so when I suddenly lost my "day job" in December of  2010, I was devastated, to say the least. I had never left one job before having another lined up so for the first time in my life I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do. I scrambled to submit applications but while I was waiting to hear back, I found the more available I was to my clients, the busier I got. Losing my job turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to me. Over the last six years, my business has flourished and I have been extremely fortunate to have met so many amazing people and shot at some really amazing places like this photo taken on a cliff in Hawaii.

Love birds, Brittany and Travis, flew all the way (4,500 miles) from East Tennessee to Oahu, Hawaii to tie the knot. I knew Brittany for a while before I met Travis. The first time I saw them together was when I took some photos of them around Christmas time in 2013. I was in awe of how in love they were and how natural they were both with each other as well as in front of the camera. I was SO excited when they asked me about shooting their wedding a few years later because of, first of all, I absolutely adored them as a couple but also because... HELLO, it was in Hawaii!! Which is the farthest my business has taken me thus far. Over the course of two days, we did an engagement session, a trash the dress session, and of course, I took photos throughout their wedding day.

There are really no words to describe what it felt like to be a small town girl from Tennessee who got fired from her day job almost six years prior yet somehow finding herself standing on a cliff in Hawaii photographing an amazing couple with the most breathtaking view... This is what dreams are made of...

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To find out more about Katrina Serene Photography or to see more of our amazing couples and weddings, feel free to check out our website or follow us on social media.







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