Happy Friday, y’all! Meet Katie, the newest member of our team. Katie is a recent graduate of Appalachian State University (Phil is over the moon to have another Mountaineer on them team) and is an incredibly talented editor with a passion for storytelling. She is the perfect addition to our team and we are so thankful for her creativity and hard-work (and for the fact that we have a newbie to play office pranks on!). Don’t miss her most recent edit which was featured on Southern Weddings this week!
Hometown: Burlington, NC
What fires me up: I get fired up by a couple of different things. A really good book or a TV show that I love will get me creatively hyped but I get pretty excited about being ‘in’ on big surprises and enjoying good food. A good meal is definitely the way to my heart and if it’s something I haven’t tried before, it’s a homerun. Traveling and being with people I love is when I feel the happiest. In my free time I have been exploring Raleigh because I am new to the area. Last weekend my brother and I went to the North Carolina Museum of Art and I was stoked to find out they show old films on the weekends.
If music were going to be outlawed, and I could only listen to one more song: It would be Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds. I have a really strong connection to the 1980s and this song always makes me want to dance like Molly Ringwald with my Dad (he’s the reason I love the 80s).
My favorite part of a wedding day: All of the dancing. From the ‘first’ dance to the last dance, I love it all! Seeing the couple’s family and friends cut loose in celebration is so much fun. I especially love when the bride and groom get so caught up in a moment of “Wow! We are married!” that they forget what is going on around them.
My guilty pleasure: Taylor Swift, though I don’t actually feel guilty about being her #1 fan. But the haters gonna hate.
Best part of my job: I am fulfilling a dream every time I step through the door. I have always wanted to make movies and now I get to make one a week with other people who love what they do. Playing pranks is also a pretty great part about this job, even though I am normally the recipient of the pranks.
Check out one of Katie’s most recent edits which was featured on Southern Weddings this week!