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Art & Life with Kathryn LeBoye

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kathryn LeBoye.

Kathryn, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
My career as a photographer started with an awakening. My mother was gravely ill, and I was by her side to the end. Sitting there by her bed, I suddenly realized how precious life is and how we should not waste a moment of it. From that point on, I decided to radically change my entire life. I moved on from a bad marriage and career to follow my dreams. I went back to school to get a degree in photography and started to pursue my passion. I have never questioned the choice to reinvent myself and know I will be taking photos for the rest of my life. Through my work, I’m able to celebrate life and preserve precious moments of time for other people and their families.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
As a photographer, my job is to create great images that my clients love. It is deeper than that though – I believe that my life’s purpose is to tell their stories by capturing important memories from babies to adulthood. Before I take photos of my subjects, I take the time to get to fully know them, their personalities and any wishes they may have.

Like so many people in my generation, photos from childhood were often few and far between. I wish there would have been more photographs of myself and my family to remember them better. That has been my driving force as a photographer.

In these times of camera phones, anyone can take photos of any moment in their lives. However, a GREAT photograph can show the true emotion within. I find the pursuit of that perfect image to be inspiring for myself as well as my clients.

What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
As an artist, other artists are always important to one’s growth. They can inspire, challenge, support and teach you to become even better. I attend photography workshops featuring my favorite artists. That is a great way to network with other photographers.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Like most artists, I have a website, a blog and social media accounts that display my photography and journey as a photographer. I am also involved in the community and display my photography at various events in the OC area.

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Image Credit:
On the photo of me, please credit Blue Sky’s Studio

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