Hi, I'm Katie Koranda, and I'm so honored you're here to learn more about me and what I'm doing at Koranda Lab Photography!
My day job is managing social media and blog storytelling for a global nonprofit, but I love this work so much I decided to expand it into my nights and weekends as a Twin Cities documentary and lifestyle photographer.
I know that YOU have a story to tell, and I'm passionate about helping you tell it. I want to use my background in multimedia journalism to document your story.
I specialize in capturing moments. Whether you're a family looking for photos, an individual who needs a new head shot or a business, I want to meet you and tell your unique story.
If you enjoy a journalistic, documentary style of photography for your family or organization, I think we are MFEO (MADE for each other). Also, if you know that's a quote from Sleepless in Seattle, we are extra MFEO.
My ideal session is following your family around as you play at the park or mull about your home. Those largely uncaptured moments are where your story shines.
*Koranda Lab Photography is a legally registered limited liability company.
Click on photos (by the amazing Shannon Kathleen Photography) to navigate gallery
Long story short...I don't use a lot of gear. I feel that I am better able to capture your story when I become part of the scene, a participant-observer of sorts.
Camera -- Canon 6D
Go to lenses -- 50 mm & Tamron 35 mm
Lighting -- natural light, no gear
Editing -- Lightroom and a clean edit; b&w lover
MA Journalism: 2013
Founder & Photographer//Koranda Lab Photography: Current
Digital Content Specialist//Feed My Starving Children: Current
Reporter//Pioneer Press: 2015
Digital Producer//Minnesota Public Radio: 2014
Store Manager//Starbucks Coffee Company: 2007-2012
In Real Life
Devoted to Nathan and Ramble, and of course, my sisters. OBSESSED with my nephews. Progressive Christian, empath, boxer. (click on photos to navigate gallery)