K  A  T  R  I  N  A   J  A  Y  N  E

Wedding Photographer & Educator 
based in California & available worldwide

In 2009 I picked up my first camera and decided to risk it all to explore my creative side. I enrolled in Brooks Institute, dedicating myself to learning everything I could about photography. After graduating with my BFA, I worked in commercial and advertising photography, but found myself daydreaming about wedding photography. In the fall of 2013, I made a decision to open my own wedding photography business and have never looked back. Shooting weddings enables me to express my creativity in a way that no other photographic industry allows. I have been fortunate enough to not only photograph madly in love couples here in California, but in other parts of the world as well. 


California native with Welsh roots
I'm married to the kindest man I've ever met
Favorite thing to do: Exploring the world with Peter
& playing with our fur- baby, Dozer
Number of siblings: Seven
Go to cocktail: Margarita
Favorite place I've traveled to: Wales
Meal I could eat everyday for the rest of my life: Enchiladas
Favorite Color: slightly obsessed with Yellow
Deathly afraid of: Spiders
Coffee or Tea?: Espresso
Best soccer team: Manchester United
Bucket list item: Eat ice cream in every place I travel to
Favorite childhood memory: Cwtch's (cuddles) with my Nana & Papa

In 2009 I picked up my first camera and decided to risk it all to explore my creative side. I enrolled in Brooks Institute, dedicating myself to learning everything I could about photography. After graduating with my BFA, I worked in commercial and advertising photography, but found myself daydreaming about wedding photography.  In the fall of 2013, I made a decision to open my own wedding photography business and have never looked back. Shooting weddings and mentoring emerging photographers enables me to express my creativity and pay it forward in a way that no other photographic industry allows. I am currently based in Westlake Village, California. I have been fortunate enough for my love of photography and travel to overlap by not only photographing madly in love couples here in California, but in other parts of the world as well. 

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 K a t r i n a


California native with Welsh roots
I'm married to the kindest man I've ever met
Favorite thing to do: Exploring the world with Peter 
& playing with our fur- baby, Dozer
Number of siblings: Seven
Go to cocktail: Margarita
Favorite place I've traveled to: Wales
Favorite Color: slightly obsessed with Yellow
Deathly afraid of: Spiders 
Coffee or Tea?: Espresso
Best soccer team: Manchester United
Bucket list item: Eat ice cream in every place I travel to

It was Friday, September 21st, 2012 and I was walking into the Hyatt hotel in Santa Barbara to shoot my first wedding of the weekend. A wedding that, I almost said no to taking because I had two others already booked. Saying yes to this wedding was the best yes I have ever made in my life because when I walked in to photograph the groom and groomsmen getting ready, my eyes locked with the best man and my heart had never beat so fast in my life. Later that evening during the reception, Peter asked me to have drink and told me that I didn't have to work the entire time, but I did have to work the entire time so I declined with hopes of being able to talk to him later. As I was leaving, I didn't want to interrupt him having a great time so I used my detective skills and quickly looked him up on Facebook. Thankfully, I found him so I didn't have to build up the courage to go ask him for his number. About a month later, I was on Facebook and stumbled across his profile. With the encouragement from my aunt and friends, I nervously clicked "add friend." Peter instantly accepted, and we started chatting. From there we went on our first date, and after 4 incredible years together, Peter proposed and on April 14th, 2018 we said, "I do."

About three years into our relationship, I received an inquiry for my first destination wedding. I thought it would be amazing if we could share this experience together and since Peter had always had an interest in photography, I offered for him to come with me as a second shooter. In the months leading up to this wedding I taught him everything I knew and had him third shoot weddings with me. He was hooked on wedding photography once he shot his first wedding as a lead and today we shoot every wedding together. 

UC Berkeley Graduate (Go Bears)
Fun fact: I almost proposed spontaneously (without a ring) to Katrina after hiking to the top of a waterfall in the pouring rain
Most interesting subject: History
Favorite thing to do: Play ice hockey
Go to cocktail: Old Fashioned
Favorite place I've traveled to: Rome
Favorite band: Offspring
Meal I could eat everyday for the rest of my life: 
Rack of Lamb from Adolfo's in New Orleans
Favorite animal (besides Dozer): Frog
Best hockey team: LA Kings
Bucket list item: See the aurora borealis in person

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