- MEET Kir -
I truly believe it takes a lifetime to get to know someone, but for now, here are the Kir basics
Ben and I met when we were 17 years old. He was actually my swimming recruit! I toured him around Duke in my high top Converse chucks while trying my hardest to convince him to join the swim team.. and maybe marry me in the process. My evil plan worked! Eight (not-so-short) years later, we tied the knot on May 14th, 2016. There is not enough space on this page to tell you how much I adore this man. Nothing you see here would be possible without his love, support and sense of humor. He makes me a better person every day. Normally, we are in sweatpants on the couch so please enjoy this rare gem from our own wedding day!
Travel + Film
Traveling is a massive part of my life. I grew up on planes going back and forth visiting my parents and I always found comfort in the next adventure. In college, I taught photography to children in Tanzania and briefly lived in Vietnam teaching soccer in a summer camp! I feel extremely fortunate that I have been able to lead a life that allows me to see more of the world; I backpacked through Europe, visited 31 states and climbed a glacier in Iceland. All of my personal photography work abroad is done on 35mm film. My not-so-secret wish is to live in a van with my film cameras and travel the United States for a few years!
Growing up, my house was always filled with animals. We typically had 2 dogs, 3 cats and whatever strays we could pick up along the way. Once Ben and I graduated college, it wasn't a moment too soon that we adopted our kitties- Tuna & Lobo. My family has a tradition of naming pets after other animals: we had a dog named Bear and a cat named Moose. It was only right that my tabby would be named Tuna-Fish Tuben and our tubby orange baby is called Lobo which means wolf in Spanish! We cannot thank Lost Dog Society enough for these two creatures and highly recommend that you check them out if you're planning to add new members to your family.
Katie is a joyful, genuine photographer who joined the Kir2ben team in 2016. Just like Kir, Katie is deeply rooted in a documentary style.
She is a lifestyle and wedding photographer that loves authentic moments, natural light and laughter. She is a Pennsylvania girl, born and raised, and currently calls Virginia her home.
She loves dancing almost as much as her poodle Windsor!
You can usually find her exploring the city or traveling the world when she's not shooting weddings. We work as a team whenever possible but also document stunning weddings separately!