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Meet Kaitlyn Kohn

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kaitlyn Kohn.

Kaitlyn, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I first started Photography in 2008 in Oceanside, CA. With what started as a hobby, became my career as the passion for the art of portraits grew.

In 2010, I began experimenting in filming and editing videos. Learning from trial and error, I have now created a larger portfolio of visuals.

In 2011, I graduated from The Art Institute of California – Orange County with an Associates of Science Degree in Digital Photography.

During school, I was an intern assistant for Lifestyle Photographer, Sean Armenta. I assisted Armenta on photo shoots for Laguna Beach Magazine, Newport Beach Magazine, Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine, PBS and more. After I completed the first internship, I began interning for an event company called INTO THE AM. I was shooting events, photographing DJs such as Steve Aoki, 12th Planet, LBCK, Swedish Egil, Le Castlevania and Designer Drugs. During these internships, I learned a lot about the business, as well as the technical and creative aspects of photography.

I enjoy working outdoors with the natural elements of the world around me, in addition to my curated shoots. My work can be bright and colorful or more vintage with a film look. My work varies and covers all walks of life. I’m inspired by music, art, culture, and people. I have always been a fan of capturing the lifestyle, personality and essence of each and every one of my clients. Ultimately, creating a memorable experience for all.

This business is competitive & frustrating. It’s also rewarding, exciting & challenging. It takes hard work to be a creative, a business owner and a social media guru all at the same time. My love for the art is what drives me to continue my way to the top. I strive to create bigger and better works of art for myself and those who continue to celebrate and enjoy my visuals.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No artist is going to have a smooth road. Anyone that tells you that is lying or extremely lucky. The beauty of art is finding your way through the bumps. It takes hard work & dedication to get through this business because you will experience rejection, creative critiques, terrible clients, waiting on that check, self-doubt, and artist blocks where you don’t know what to create. Continue Grinding.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a photographer, videographer and graphic designer. My specialty is Lifestyle Photography.

My portfolio consists of album covers, commercials/promotional pieces, event coverage, flyer design, indoor/studio photography, logo/graphic design, music videos, outdoor photography, portrait photography, product shots, residential/housing photos, weddings & personal creative projects.

I’m told that my use of color is one of the things that makes my art stand up and stand out.

I’m most proud of my portraits & my growth in my creative direction. In 2018, I created a series based on color theory & female unity. I titled it, “KK’s Girl Gang: The Chroma Series”. It covers the full rainbow, primary colors, complementary colors, neutrals and black & white. It can be seen in its entirety on my website. Creating this project created beautiful vibes of sisterhood. It was very fun and fulfilling to create.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Going forward, I aim to have consistent work while continuing to create what makes me happy.

It’s a new decade and the future has endless possibilities. 🙂

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