About Kathleen Hertel Photography
Hello... My name is Kathy and I am a Photoholic and a Travel addict. It's been over too many years since I've had this problem and I don't plan on changing it any time soon.
I've been behind the lens since I was 15. I am both self taught and highly educated in Photography and yet I'm still learning new tricks every day.
I am an Introverted Extrovert meaning I love/hate being the center of attention. Which is why being a photographer fits me so well. My introverted side hides behind the camera while I quietly capture moments around me... Meanwhile, my extroverted side constantly talks to strangers and knows how to make people laugh and feel emotion.
I've had some pretty cool jobs in my life... I've worked at Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios. I've been my Universities Mascot, I worked in Event Management and even met some of the members of N'Sync... (sadly not Justin).
I've traveled the world to see and photograph wildlife in it's natural habitat. I've been to all Seven Continents (Antarctica twice) . I've trekked the Inca trail and spent the night at the top of an active volcano in Congo. I've swam with Great Whites, Orca Whales, Humpbacks, Seals, and Dolphins. In 2017, I won my first wildlife photography award and published an article about trekking with gorillas that was read by over 100,000 people! I am constantly doing things I am afraid of because... well because I'm an idiot sometimes.
I am not a pretty in pink and sparkly type girl. I'm a t-shirt and jeans that will most likely get a little muddy. I'm a lover of the outdoors hiking, camping, being by the water or in the woods it doesn't matter. I love a good IPA or craft beer and a red wine is my go to especially with chocolate... I'm goofy and a bit sarcastic and can talk too much...
The most important thing about me is I am Compassionate. I have Compassion for the people I meet, for the job I do, for the wildlife that I am trying to help save, and for our planet.
When I am not photographing weddings I am traveling the world looking for stories of how everyday people are making the world a better place.
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