“Selfie Sundays”



This selfie taken in my bathroom with my iPhone.

Lately, I’m all about looking for ways to have more fun and connect with others while getting out and adventuring! So, I thought, why not introduce that more into my work as well! And, that’s how my new (fun and educational) series “Selfie Sundays” was born! This is a 5-week series of classes where we will meet (on Sundays) to learn about the art of photography, while drinking coffee, riding bikes and eating really great food! You, (the learner) will join me (with whatever camera you own- even your cell phone, if you’d like), to learn about portraiture (and the “art of the selfie”), learning to “see the light”, how to “explore with your camera,” and “learning to see”. I’ll also answer individual technical questions and focus on that during our last class. We will meet at 9:45am each Sunday at Rivet beginning May 4. From there we will pick up bikes from Arlberg Riverfront Rentals and head out to explore with our cameras. We will spend 1.5 hours in “class” and come back to Pybus for a catered  lunch provided by Dilly Deli. The cost is $50 per class (includes the cost of teaching, coffee, bike and food), or $220 for the 5-week series! At the end we will print the best of your work and have an art show! Class-size is limited!

The first 5 to sign up will receive a VSCOcam app filter pack of their choice!

To sign up email me:kathryn@atlasandelia.com

Classes scheduled for
May 4 -First class will focus on “The Art of the Selfie” (Using whatever camera you own, even your camera, ways to use the equipment you have and the light that is available to make the best picture (including the “selfie”) you can!
May 11-Second class: “Learning to See the Light” (Getting to know different lighting techniques using available light).
May 18-Third class: “How to Explore with Your Camera” (Trying new things, including new angles, new settings on your camera).
June 1-Fourth class: “Learning to See by Defocusing” (practicing letting go of what you’re “supposed to do” and enjoying the moment).
June 16-Fifth class: “Technically Speaking” (answering any and all technical questions about photography and your camera).


#projectweddinggiveaway winners announced!


I know everyone always says this, but Whew! This was difficult! Choosing a winner among all of the beautiful submissions for the #projectweddinggiveaway was hard…really hard! That’s why, I decided to choose TWO winners! Indeed! Two couples really stood out to me among the many dedicated individuals who are giving their time and talents to really worthy causes! I felt a special connection to each of these couple’s stories and really want to be a part of them–both to photograph their wedding and their community projects!

I love the way they talked about the work they were involved in first and then their plans for their wedding. It is clear to me their passion for community involvement is foremost in their lives. This impressed me to no end and is extremely inspiring! It’s just the kind of thing I love talking with people about! And, it’s the kind of thing I love thinking about photographing!

These couples are beautiful, inside and out! I’m so excited to announce that Jenn and John and Beatrice and Dave are the winners for the #projectweddinggiveaway!!!

Congratulations to you!!! I am grateful to you for allowing me to be a part of your lives and your story! I am so excited to adventure soon with all of you!

{ ♥ ♥ ♥ }


Wedding Photography Giveaway! #projectweddinggiveaway

I’m so inspired when I hear where my couples devote their time. I am doubly-intrigued when they are involved in building community in some way. I realized that I seriously love working with couples who put a priority on investing in community. And, I want to work with more people JUST LIKE THAT!

And that is why I am crazy-excited to announce that I will be GIVING AWAY 1 wedding in 2014 or 2015 to one such couple, anywhere in the world! Say whhaaaat?!


This giveaway is for any couple (or one half of a couple) who are currently working on a project that invests in community. AND, in addition to covering their wedding for FREE, I want to document that project through photography with them (for FREE as well)!

The project could be about creating a sustainable, volunteer-run urban farm that feeds those in need, like one of my couples in California have done, or it could be working to make drinking-water safe for people in Kenya, like another of my couples!

How it works: You, or a friend/family member must nominate yourself to be chosen. If you are a couple (or one half of a couple), or know of someone who is: a) getting married in 2014/2015 (anywhere in the world) b) Has a project they are coordinating, or involved in that helps foster community (anywhere in the world), submit a nominating letter that describes:

1) the project

2) the project location

3) the wedding details

AND be sure to include a photo of the couple!

Please send your nominations to: kathryn@atlasandelia.com

You have until January 18, 2014 at 9pm PST to enter!

We will review all submissions and pick one winner! The winner will be announced Feb. 1, 2014.

destination wedding

The details- The wedding photography coverage includes: One photographer for unlimited coverage on the wedding day, all edited and color-corrected images in high-resolution, 100 of your favorite images printed, 1-year online gallery, wedding book pre-design. All travel expenses necessary to attend the wedding are to be paid for by the couple. I, Kathryn, will travel anywhere in the world to document the couple’s community project for up to 1 week between February 1, 2014 and February 1, 2016. Airfare from Seattle, Washington to be paid by the couple, or affiliated group/company. All other travel expenses to be donated by Atlas & Elia Photography.

I truly look forward to reading your submissions! And don’t forget, if you are a friend or family member of a couple who fits this description, be sure to spread the word!

As an artist, and a person, I yearn to connect with people more deeply, through my photography and my actions. My roots are in documentary photography and I often miss doing this work! This next year will be about doing both!


{ Let’s Adventure Soon! }