We are proud to introduce you to another fabulous member of the 2010 Get Hitched Give Hope team, Kat Speyer of Persimmon Images! Kat has been a professional wedding photographer since 2009. Kat is a member of the GHGH Public Relations Team, serving as our Press Coordinator. She gets to make those all-important contacts with local and national media, as well as contributing to the overall PR messaging and look. We love having her on board!! (Kat has also been one of the beautiful models showing off the gorgeous gowns donated to previous years’ auctions!!)
Kat, what do you love about your work? I love doing work that creates meaning for other people. Helping people preserve their memories and memories of their loved ones for generations to come really makes me feel as though I am making a difference. There’s nothing better than doing work that, as a direct result, gives greater happiness to another person.
What drew you to Get Hitched, Give Hope? Part of the reason I started my business was to make a difference. In my old career, I felt as though nothing I did mattered or touched the lives of others. Following my passion was one way to reach that goal, but I also wanted to do more. Volunteering with Get Hitched, Give Hope was the perfect opportunity for me to give back to the industry that helped me follow my dream all while making new friends and helping people in need.
What is your favorite product or service you provide? I’m torn. I really love photographing weddings– I was a wedding blogger before I became a photographer– and every wedding is so unique, special, and emotional. My favorite part is really getting to know the couple before their wedding day… I’ve made so many great friends that way. But, I also love boudoir sessions. Creating sexy, intimate photography is just so much fun!
Why do clients choose you? I work together with my husband, Justin, who is a nurse practitioner by day and my photographic assistant and the Persimmon Images CFO by night. We’re a bit of a quirky couple: fun, adventurous, and a bit crazy, and we love to work with other couples who see life through the same kaleidoscopic glasses. We’re all about giving our clients the best experience, not just on the wedding day, but all the way from day one. Our clients are our friends, and we treat them as such– unique, fabulous individuals. We work with a limited number of couples each year so we can spend as much time with each couple as possible and create images and products that will capture their memories for future generations.
Thank you, Kat, for your generous contribution to Get Hitched, Give Hope!!