Texas girl born and raised, daughter of a cinematographer and a college professor, I call the Texas Hill Country my home base in past and present tense.
A graduate of TCU (GO FROGS) in advertising and public relations, I moved to Austin and started working on the production side of TV, live music events, Commercial and film projects. Later, I transitioned into the post production realm and worked as a post producer for the most established post production companies in Texas, 1080 inc. (formally Matchframe). As an Executive Producer, I oversaw all projects with needs ranging from editorial, motion graphics, 3D animation, compositing, color correction or a combination of all of the above. Our clients included Southwest Airlines, BMW, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Goodyear Tires, and the US Airforce, to name a few and we worked hard to keep on budget, schedule and find some time to have a lot of fun as a team to keep morale high.
In 2011, I left the Advertising/Production world to pursue my love of photography full time - I focused on growing my freelance business for Kate Bowie Photography while happening upon the job jackpot - working as the photo and main assistant to Texas based and legendary screenwriter, photographer and novelist, Bill Wittliff. My daily responsibilities for Wittliff included introducing and guiding him in learning digital darkroom techniques and software, darkroom film development and printing, building cameras by hand, experimenting in solargraphy and film to digital restoration and production, as well as editing fictional novel and screenplay manuscripts.
In 2015, I pivoted and joined a growing creative team at Kelly's Kids, an established children's clothing company, as their lead photographer and visual director. Our team is now responsible for the content and creative strategy for three separate brands under the Kelly's Kids company umbrella - which include additional brands Eleanor Rose and Wildflowers Clothing. I photograph and edit all lifestyles and flat shots for all 3 brands - as well as produce, shoot and edit videos as supplemental content for bi-monthly collection releases of Eleanor Rose, as well as monthly collection releases for Wildflowers Clothing.