the story

I was born in the valley and raised in the mountains. I was sixteen when I discovered what art can do for someone's soul, so I picked up a camera. As I started making portraits under my mentor, Allison Ragsdale, helping with weddings and senior portraits, I began to fall in love with learning the trade. With an incredible amount of support and an encouraging amount of love, I moved 500 miles away from home, put myself in art school and began my life as an artist. 


the facts

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Minor in Business - University of Arizona | Tucson, Arizona Graduated December, 2015

the places ive been

Katie Branson Photography [Photographer]

Capture a wide array of people and places, set within Tucson’s desert landscape including portraits, event and product photography. Photograph and polish images for final sales and clientele/public consumption, with consideration of communicated technique and skill.Creative Juice Art Bar [Art Instructor/Marketing]

Art instructor for groups of up to 55 people of all ages, primarily using acrylic paint to explain and execute a complete composition within two hours while focusing on style and technique.

Tucson Weekly [Internship/Marketing]

Photographer for a weekly press, with a focus on food photography for the ‘Chow shot’ of each publication. Assignments included editing, story development and layout design.

Hand Print Images [Photographer]

Photograph and edit wedding imagery with regard to style and detail and in accordance to client’s preference.

Allison Ragsdale Photography [Photographer/Internship]

Photographed portraits, weddings, families, children and products taking lesson from Allison Ragsdale’s acute attention to detail and organization as I began my career as a photographer under her care and mentorship.

Thrive : A Creating Wellness Center [Marketing Director]

Conceptualized and implemented marketing campaigns and techniques with regard to acquiring leads and securing new clientele. Developed specific strategies and methods for a successful approach to encouraging new business and healthy lifestyles.

The greater Tucson area [Conceptual Artist]

Produce digital and color negative images based on larger conceptions in order to manifest a reaction within viewers, and furthermore to communicate my grander convictions.


Enthusiastic, award-winning photographer experienced in portrait, wedding and product photography with a cumulative nine years experience.

Effective and positive team player known for contributing impressive creative solutions and technical ability. Able to embrace constructive criticism in individual, and group settings.

Detail oriented, highly motivated and competent.

Superior communication and organizational skills that help me to maximize the effectiveness of final projects.

Exceptional knowledge of social marketing techniques that include online and public relations according to business category.

Possesses creative techniques in marketing and fundraising campaigns with a hunger for knowledge.

Efficient in both Macintosh and Windows operating software along with a complete knowledge of the newest Adobe applications including Photoshop, Light-Room, Illustrator, InDesign and Bridge. 

My Own Filter - Documentary Photography, University of Arizona - 2014