Helloooo! I am Kalie! I absolutely LOVE what I do and am so thankful to have found my calling. My son was born 4 years ago and when you're staring down at your newborn child you think (beg, even) for them to find happiness. Find it in their every day life. In their job. In their families. In their decisions. Choose Happiness. I looked at my own life, and realized I had found happiness everywhere except work. I was miserable working the grind in a field that didn't inspire me, and so I created Filling the Frame.
I live in the Seattle area and moved here 8 years ago. I love it here and am head over heels for all that the PNW has to offer. I have a pretty awesome guy by my side who inspires me to be even more creative than I could imagine and together we are attempting to raise a four year old little man in a very big world. (I say attempt because parenting is way harder once you have a kid!)
I love being behind the camera (I am just as awkward as the next person in front of it!) to play and manipulate the moment as it is such a special feeling. I love photographing people with their people. Being a fly on the wall and catching a moment that was special and shared between two people is so magical. My husband says I get high off my sessions. I come home describing the light and the moments and the "Wait until you see what I got!"s. Maybe it's the adult interaction and conversation since it's usually me and my little man all day, but I think it's all the smiling and love I get to experience.
I work hard throughout the session to guide and capture moments, and share them with you. I love seeing which ones will become your favorites, and which ones your friends comment on. I love this part because it means I did what I was trying to do. I wanted to capture you, right now, with the people that you love and the ones who make you smile the most.
That's me. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be living this life with the people that I love. I want to meet you and your people and capture what inspires you to smile. Let's create beautiful images together that will last a lifetime.