photo:  Emily Rogers

I'm a coffee addict and Old Bay lover. Iced hazelnut lattes and crabs are my jam (just not together)! When I'm not shooting, you can usually find me on the water in my kayak, hiking and relaxing in my ENO, or sitting on our porch with a glass of wine listening to Americana music. The Appalachian Trail feels like home to me. I wear Chacos year-round (even if my poor toes start to freeze), and will absolutely wear them to your wedding or session!

"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has a power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive." -- Eleonora Duse

I am a born and raised Marylander, currently living in Johnson City, TN with my husband, Andrew. I'm a wedding and elopement photographer for adventurous couples and those who love the outdoors! I am also a graphic designer/photographer for my husband's record label. I'm a proud member of our local Tri-Cities, TN Chapter of Tuesdays Together and the Rising Tide Society.

I picked up my first camera in middle school (my dad’s old Canon AE-1 film camera) and fell in love. In high school, I decided to pursue photography for my career and made it my major in college. I poured my heart and soul into my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Imaging at Virginia Intermont College— the magic of film and smell of developer & fixer still has a special place in my heart. After college, I assisted for several local wedding photographers and soon found my love for capturing moments and serving couples on wedding days, and have been for 6+ years!

photo:  Emily Rogers

photo:  Jeremy Gouge

I love collecting coordinates, as odd as that sounds. I love going places- summits, outcroppings, landmarks- and keeping their coordinates in my bank of memories.

Some of my favorite coordinates & places: 

  • 39° 33' 29" N / 77° 35' 55" W - Annapolis Rocks on the AT, Boonsboro, MD

  • 36° 1' 19" N / 75° 39' 35" W - The beach, Kill Devil Hills, NC

  • 36° 6' 24" N / 82° 6' 13" W - Round Bald, Roan Mountain, TN

  • 36° 39' 35" N / 81° 32' 40" W - Mount Rogers, Mouth of Wilson, VA

My hiking bucket list: 

  • Angel's Landing, Zion NP, Utah

  • Springer Mtn/Amicalola Falls, Amicalola, Georgia

  • Graveyard Fields, Asheville, North Carolina

  • Max Patch, Asheville, North Carolina

Some of my favorite adventures:

Catch me on Instagram or Twitter: @_katysergent