This is me:
I grew up the oldest of eight kids. This might not be the most interesting thing about me, but I think that it determines a lot of the ways in which I see the world. My mom noticed pretty early on that I was pretty wide-eyed and infatuated with the visuals of the world. I took up photography when I was about 8 years old with a camera that my grandfather and grandmother gave me as a birthday gift. From there, I was hooked. I always had a natural knack for telling stories, whether verbally or visually. I would tell my younger siblings wild bedtime stories or use them as models for honing in my photography skills on the small Canon Powershot I had for years. I bought my first DSLR my senior year of high school with the money I had been saving forever. I started a business at the age of 17 as a way to pay for college. I attended Rockhurst University where I attained two bachelor’s degrees in English writing and business communication. I am attending the University of Missouri in the autumn of 2020, and God willing, will be attaining my Master’s of business administration. I own Katherine M. Blanner, LLC which is a media content production and advertising company. I’ve shot four seasons of Kansas City Fashion Week, two seasons of New York Fashion Week, been named an emerging American author twice, had four published poems, and been published four times for my work in photography on Vogue Italia’s website. I’ve been very lucky that people took chances on a kid they believed in, and been given opportunities I never thought possible.
I like to tell stories. Always have… and all of the things that I do, whether it’s photography, writing, or podcasting, is just a new way to tell a story. Whether you’re here for my work in photography, videography, podcasting, writing, or whatever, welcome. Let’s make something beautiful together.
I currently work as a digital content specialist for the Archdiocese of St. Louis.