Hi! Let me introduce myself. My name is Kathy Haas. Changing professions to become a photographer has got to be the best thing I have ever done. They say when you find a job that you really love that you will never work another day in your life. This is so true. If I didn’t have to pay the bills I would do it for free. I love it that much! Living in Tomball, Texas even makes it that much better. Tomball is a hometown with a heart!
“I didn’t decide to be a photographer, I just happened to fall into it.” Those are the words of Berenice Abbott, a woman who lived and died before I became a photographer myself. My official “fall into it” date was January 19, 2007, but it unofficially began when my daughter, Dana Haas, said it would be fun to be a photographer. “Yeah,” I thought. “It would.”
– and the vision of d & k Photography suddenly came into focus.
I studied part time while working full time for a physician in Tomball. The tables started to turn as I started booking more and more shoots. It wasn’t long before my one-day-a-week photography side- job became two days, then three, then four…within a few years, I was full-time, full-fledged, bona-fide photographer. No doubt about it d & k was on its way.
I love interacting with people – and, to borrow a word MasterCard made famous – the way they respond when they first see their pictures is “priceless”. When I get emotion, I know I have done a good job.
Whether I’m snapping pets, babies, families, graduates, grandparents, or executives; whether I’m at a wedding, birthday, retirement, festival or community event, its a downright privilege to be invited into peoples lives. To capture breathtaking moments, to watch a story unfold frame by frame, to be able to tell a tale when words sometimes fail….is truly an honor.
Ansel Adams got it right when he said “you don’t take a photograph. You make it.”
A couple of years ago I decided it was time to up the game and get certified in the eyes of my piers. I worked hard and studied and it happened 2 years ago. I am now a Certified Professional Photographer, and loving every minute of it.
Four years ago I had to opportunity to start taking aerial photography out of a helicopter. What an awesome job this still is and so exciting flying in the helicopter every week with the door off. I have to admit it can get a little cold up there in the winter. Thank goodness we have a short winter…LOL.