There is no denying that Jeff and the fabulous team at K&K Photography have the “eye”. Both artistic and photojournalistic, they find the magic that radiates from a couple’s wedding day.
In what we can only define as clairvoyance, K&K catches those breathtaking moments throughout the storyline of your day and makes them moments you can hold in hand (and heart) forever. But perhaps even more impressive is the truly individualized approach taken with each and ever client. You could shuffle through hundreds of their weddings and never feel that the same story had been told twice. Now that’s something!
Name: Jeff Kathrein
Business Name: K&K Photography
Hails from: Clearwater, FL
How long have you served the Tampa Bay Market? We’ve been in our current studio in Clearwater for over 4 years. And since our move from Los Angeles, my wife and I have been servicing the Tampa Bay Market since 2005.
How long have you been a photographer? Does 11 years make us sound old? ;)
What attracted you to the profession? I was originally studying pre-med and was still working on my undergraduate studies at the Portland University (we lived in Portland, OR for awhile before moving down to LA) when my wife, Ana, urged me to try something that I was REALLY passionate about (all this on a break between semesters). I took up photography and was overwhelmed by the positive feedback I got on my work. It’s amazing how a little bit of support can go a long way, especially when I was already well on the way toward working in that area as a chiropractor!
What is your most memorable wedding and why? It’s really hard to choose just one, each wedding we are part of always has it’s attractive qualities and special moments. I love real moments, so something simple like a tear in a groom’s eye is equally memorable to me as is a ceremony in a chateau north of Paris or a wedding atop the mountains of Utah.
Would you say that you have an area of expertise or specialty? I try to be careful never to consider myself an expert on anything because I’m all too familiar that in this changing landscape of digital photography there is ALWAYS something new to learn and there are always new techniques to apply. But putting computers and technology aside, I do consider myself very good at envisioning my images of clients, and then communicating with them in a relaxed and easy-going way to help us all achieve those beautiful images together. There is no room for ego or a diva mentality in wedding photography, it’s all about photographing REAL moments and for that to happen it has to be all about making clients feel comfortable.
If you could offer one piece of advice to every bride, what would it be? Breathe. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Live in the moment on your wedding day, it’s an incredibly special day and if you just let yourself have a great time and forget about everything else, you’ll love the photos that can be captured. :)
Why do you love working with Event Design? We LOVE everyone on the Event Design Team not only because of their professionalism, care and attention to detail, but also because we consider them close friends, people who we would invite to our kids’ birthday parties, and people we hug when we see them whether we’re working or just passing by them on the street.