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

In Gear

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

On Paper

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

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and more still!

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)

Now, I want to hear about you! Head over to my contact page and tell me about what makes you tick, and how I can help you capture your unique story.