Katie Dessin

Portland+ Los angeles
love and lifestyle phoTOGRAPHY


As a kid, I told myself I would never have a desk job. Before I finished elementary school I was an actor, painter, writer, and director. If it was creative, I wanted to try it. However, it wasn't until 2008 when I took my first film photography class, that I would discover the career I was truly made for.
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I wouldn't be a photographer if I didn't say, it's what I'm passionate about. But my job is way more than just posing people and clicking a shutter. I am eager to capture the happiest moments in a person’s life, because love and the ability to laugh is all we really have at the end of the day.


I shoot with my partner Jem, who is a Communications Design student. He has an eye for the detail. I have an eye for the story. Together our skills create memories. I couldn’t imagine having this business without him.

If you’re engaged (and congratulations!), or are seeking some inspired photography, I’d love to meet with you in my cute downtown office over sweets and drinks. Shoot me an email at katie@katiedessinphotography.com to get the conversation started! I’d also love to see you on my Instagram @katiedessinphoto where we can get to know each other a little better.


ABOUT My signature Look:

How do we achieve such a classic and bright look in our photography? Glad you asked! We use film, in addition to digital cameras, as our tool to tell your unique stories. The grain and color are charming benefits of film, but I also love the way it slows me down to capture raw, candid, and real life moments. Want to get nerdy with me? Click here to see why I love it so much!



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