Like a guardian angel sent from heaven, Kat fell into our lives.
It was in late August, 2009.
God always knows the perfect timing. Last minute!
Julie and I were expecting our twins to arrive just a few weeks later and having lost our full-time associate Rosanna (she got married and ran off to Atlanta.. booo!)…
We were in pretty bad shape with little hope of finding the right person before our lives were turned upside down.
I interviewed Kat a few times and was 100% sold.
I was actually sold within the first five minutes of the first interview when I saw the way she was with my kids.
Kat was no stranger to children. She grew up practically raising her four younger sisters.
Her character shined and so did her smile.
She had great style and an outgoing personality.. both necessities in my business.
Julie and I both knew that she was the one.
To carry us into the eye of the hurricane that lay ahead of us…
Rosanna flew the nest on a Friday… and Kat became available to start work on very next Monday!
Everything about her just fit.
She learned fast and fearlessly stepped up to the many challenges the job presented.
Including the much needed help on the home-front!
Editing, Photoshop, Changing diapers, Booking flights, Interviewing brides, Warming bottles, Styling shoots, Planning workshops, Picking up Aidan from school, Emails, Phone calls, More diapers, Meetings, Charging batteries, Packing gear, Calming babies, Travel, Shooting weddings, Album design, Giving us a date night, Retouching, Printing, Framing, 100 more diapers, Texting me, Texting Julie, More emails, Breaking down crying, Keeping Julie from crying, Cooking for boys, Calling clients, Pushing me to be creative, Dropping off Logan at preschool, Picking up Starbucks, Airport runs, Pushing me to finish website, Pushing me to blog more, Praying for my family, Downloading images, Backing up images, Listening to my crazy ideas, Picking my brain about photography, Uploading weddings to Pictage, Answering calls from photographers, Hiring models, Scanning receipts, Booking reservations, Bank deposits, Making lemonade for clients, More baby bottles, Shooting for inspiration, Learning Flash, Tracking me down when I miss a meeting, Rocking babies to sleep, Quickbooks, Begging me to blog more, Shopping for photo shoots, Invoicing, Formatting Cards, Packing my laptop, Taking kids to the park, oh man I could go on forever…
The tasks listed above reveal why we think of Kat as our guardian angel.
I honestly don’t know how we would have gotten through the craziness of the last year and a half without her.
We can no longer keep her to ourselves.
She is far too talented to hide her behind closed doors any longer.
World… I am so proud to introduce to you Kat Harris of Mike Colón Photographers!
She is now available to bless you too. With her talent, style, personality, and photographs!
Visit Kat’s Blog (it’s new!) and say hello!
To View Kat’s Awesome Portfolio choose from the links below:
A special thanks to the talented Trevor Hoehne for the photoshoot of Kat above!
I also want to give a shout out to Rosanna Marie Herd.. who was just as amazing as Kat and is now killing it in Atlanta with her own business. Jared you rock too!
YAY KAT!!! go get ’em girl!
GO KAT!!!!! First have to say the pictures of you are STUNNING, BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING…I can go on!! Congratulations to you!! SOOOO Well deserved!!!! I can’t wait to follow your career!!! And Katherine don’t forget we have a wine tasting date in the near future, Mike will give you a day off, right?? I’m so so so so so excited for you!!
Yay! So excited to be able to put a face to the email convos! ;) Kat, your are stunning! And Mike, for what it’s worth, my bits of interaction with her thus far have been nothing but amazing, friendly, and incredibly positive. She does the Mike Colon Photographers name proud. :) Of course, I can tell that you already knew that.
Kat – I’d still love to get together sometime and meet you in person! You’re amazing!
OHEEMMGEEE!!! I’m literally sitting in front of my computer with tears streaming down my face!! Mike, your words are beautiful and I know them to be true! Kat’s true gift and beauty is the Light of Christ that illuminates to the world around her- I have ADORED this precious woman from day ONE-Praise God HE crossed our paths all those years ago…I know in years past , Kat-you have referred to me as Your “Paul” and you “Timothy”…Not any longer sister. I want to bless you and commission you to the Nations! I apologize for my Holy Spirit ramble…Jehovah Jireh:)!! I can’t wait to see how the Lord grows your business for HIS GLORY!! I’m one proud sister!! Love you desperatley!!
OH and I forgot to mention YOU ARE STUNNING!! H-O-T-T-O-G-O!! Kat Harris is Hot to Go whoop whoop Hot to go!!;)
YEA!!!!! So excited for Kat! What a beautiful write up for a wonderful person!
Great write up. Kat is awesome. She nudged me towards attending your seven workshop and appreciate it so much. Glad I made it up to meet you guys. You guys rock!
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Mike, great writing, as always! I’m blessed to live with Kat, and I love hearing how she’s been a gift to you, Julie and the kids. Thanks for sharing it!
Well, its about time we hear more about the “real” brains behind this outfit ;-D Kat, so good to hear more of your story. I look forward to checking out your blog!
Yea Kat! She will be a great addition to the photography team!
Fabulous post for a fabulous woman and photographer! Way to go, Kat! You’re such a beautiful lady and I’ll be cheering you on in your new journey too! xo
Kit Kat! I’m so so so proud of you! You are one of the most amazing women I know and it blesses my heart to see how much you have grown on this journey and the persistence and humility you have exhibited along the way. You are truly beautiful inside and out and people will be blessed to work with you, and I know you will be a blessing to them! Love you sweet friend!
Kat I am so very excited to see your growth and your photographic precision. Your ability to capture great moments is superb and your photographs have a modern, classic, and timeless look. The Light of Christ does shine through in your work.
Hey Kat :) I took a look at this site and I was blown away….I LOVE THE WORK!! Next time you’re back in Jamaica I’m sure gonna give you guys a tours of our beautiful country. Bless Up
[…] I explained all my rational reasoning as to why I was wavering. But if you know anything about Kat – she’s a girl who acts on faith. She is the kind of girl who makes bold phone calls […]