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Meet Your Key West Wedding Photographer

Karrie Porter Key West Wedding Photographer HeadshotKarrie's Portrait KARRIE PORTER

Welcome!

Thank you for stopping by.  I'm Karrie, and I'm a destination wedding and portrait photographer based in Key West, Florida in the beautiful Florida Keys.  But you probably already know that, if you've gotten this far!  ;)  Let's get to know each other, shall we?

 

Originally from a rural area outside Tampa, FL, I grew up loving art, architecture, anthropology and animals.  My younger brother and I had a variety of chickens, rabbits, and a goat that rode around on our pot-bellied pig's back (true story!).  I practically grew up on the back of a horse, training in dressage and taking care of the weanlings at a local Thoroughbred farm (from which an incredible level of patience and persistence would come in handy later in my wedding career!). 

After declining an acceptance to pharmacy school in 2001, I focused on my then-budding passion as a photographer, and started my business with a Pentax film camera and a whole lot of enthusiasm.  I went on to study and earn a degree in Professional Photography, and later a Bachelor's in Fine Art, from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.  The work did not stop there, and I regularly attend workshops, conventions, and take part in continuing education to constantly improve.

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While I have always photographed weddings, my career has also included other creative outlets in the equine photography, women's portraiture, digital painting, photo restoration work, and teaching.  I served as the Director of Advertising for one of the largest photographic lighting manufacturers in the world, Paul C Buff Inc (my fellow photographers will be familiar with the legacy White Lightning or the fun and funky Alien Bees strobes), and I was a Photography Professor at the International Academy in Nashville, Tennessee for several years, teaching advanced Photoshop, lighting, and posing courses. 

I get an exceptional energy - a mini-adrenaline rush, of sorts - every time I press the shutter.  And when I get that note saying "we never imagined how incredible this would be", it adds to a lifetime of fulfillment and happy memories.        

Set of wedding ringsDiamond wedding ring between tungsten groom's ringCouple's rings together

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