The Lilac Lion




Charlotte North Carolina Wedding Photographer

Hi, I'm Katie. My background as a zookeeper let me see that life becomes so much more joyful when you follow your dreams. Time waits for no one. You owe it to yourself to do things that make you happy. 

When I found I wasn't truly living my dream, I decided to find a career that set my heart ablaze. I wanted to help others do what makes them happy, especially on the one day that holds such love, companionship, and signifies a new beginning. 

I am more than your wedding photographer; I am your friend. I help couples create an intentional experience that allows for genuine love, connection, and emotion to shine through  in every image. 


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I take care of capturing your wedding day so you can relax, soak up every moment, and create fun and meaningful memories!

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Carrie & Tanner

"We just got the photos and I just wanted to say THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!! You captured exactly what I wanted!! ...the photos are AMAZING!!!!! ...We just got home from our honeymoon and these make us sooo happy to look at!!!"

Kelli & Spencer

"Katie is truly a natural!...Her eye for detail and the art of photography is amazing. I am so over the moon with how all of my photos turned out. I will truly cherish them forever and I am so glad I had Katie to help me capture these once in a lifetime moments so perfectly...Katie is very professional and easy to communicate with. I can't recommend her enough! I will definitely be using her again for future photos!"

Carlie & Tevon

"Katie did an amazing job with our engagement photos. She picked out a great spot for a photos and helped us a lot with posing!"

Mariah & Abbie

"My wife mariah and I are expecting our first baby in just a few short weeks. We booked the lilac lion photography luckily just in time. Katie was able to squeeze us in! We are so pleased with how our photos turned out. Katie perfectly captured mariah and I’s love for one another and our excitement for our new little one. If anybody is looking for a sweet and talented photographer go with The lilac lion photography!"

Natallia & Nikolai

I absolutely loved my photos from peach blossom session! Katie was so easy to work with! Everything was explained well, she helped us to pose. Thank you so much for helping me to capture the beauty of my motherhood! I will cherish these photos forever!