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Katie Elizabeth HOPE 

I am an emotional being rooted in family, dogs and a thirst for adventure. 




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My wild within, my adventures and my girl, Juniper  

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My WILD wiTHIN

I am an emotional being rooted in family, dogs and a thirst for true adventure. 




kate or katie,
i go by both

my story in family photos

•“I was raised wild. One of my earliest memories is being giddy excited, crammed with my sisters and neighborhood friends, in the loader of my dads backhoe, getting ready to be dumped into one of the ponds he was digging out in our front yard.

•Our house was on stilts so we would race our bikes down the ramp into the swimming pool. We would set crawfish traps in the ditches while we swam in the rain water. We played hide and seek in the dark on four wheelers. When we were 5, my oldest cousin put me and my sisters inside a 4 person grave yard and left us there. We were so wild that we even played chicken on the four wheelers and go-carts which ended with stitches in my lip and a broken collarbone (but at least I wasn’t the one to chicken out.)

•We spent most of our childhood at my Mawmaw and PawPaw’s house in Kentwood, Louisiana that we lovingly called Hope Ranch. How an Otis of the world met an Avis is pure magic to me. They have 5 boys; Ray, Ricky, Ronnie, Rocky and Reggie.

•My childhood was full of watching them play ball, hunt, fish and play poker at the Hope Ranch. They would have roman candle wars which eventually led to a bunch of us kids sneaking off one year to have our own fire cracker war. We caught our cousin’s hair on fire and never laughed so hard in our life. When my brother and cousin were deer hunting out of the attic windows, they accidentally set an entire trail of trees on fire.

•We were given free rein to rip around 20+ acres on four wheels, go carts, bikes and even my pawpaw’s Toyota pickup. I learned how to drive that pickup truck when I was about 9. It was a stick shift and I thought I was the coolest human on earth when we would drive down those country dirt roads.

•When we weren’t at Hope Ranch, we were in the motor home, pulling a ski boat all over the south. We spent so much time on the water; fishing, water skiing, pier hopping, etc.. We were raised wild. We were loved wild. 
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•Being a Hope is more than a last name. It represents an idyllic childhood; adventure, risk, unconditional love and support. It’s a lifestyle; a mind set. It’s having a big, close family that will always be there...no matter what. It’s a gift✨✨

My WILD wiTHIN

I am an emotional being rooted in family, dogs and a thirst for adventure. 




kate or katie, i go by both

 my girl, Juniper blue 

I met a few other puppies the day I met Juniper. I was sitting cross legged on the floor in the living room and each puppy was let out one at a time. The other puppies couldn’t care less about me. They were running around playing and chewing on toys. When they let Juniper out she ran around me three times than plopped down in my lap and looked up at me with what I call her “happy face.” I always tell her I’m so lucky that she chose me; because that’s exact how it felt and how it still feels every time she looks at me. She had a little heart shaped nose for the first 6 months or so. I collect hearts and photograph them in nature so this was a strong confirmation that she was meant for me (not that I needed any, I loved her before I even met her.) I know I’m bias but I think she’s the best dog in the world. Maybe the best dog to ever live. She’s my once in a lifetime.  


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A.K.A  Mak, hey little Momma, my mardis gras mambo, little little sweet sweet.....

My WILD wiTHIN

I am an emotional being rooted in family, dogs and a thirst for adventure. 




kate or katie, i go by both

my adventures told through photos


-Being raised wild laid the foundation for the life that I have now. I am not afraid of failing or making mistakes. I a am more afraid of not chasing my dreams! I love taking calculated risks - for myself - not when it involves other people.

I really enjoy anything that makes my heart race,  definitely an adrenaline junkie. I love trying new sports but often times I try new things so that I hang out with people. It's not what I'm doing its always who I am with that motivates me. 


•Being a traveler has given me a deeper understanding on human beings.
I has open my mind and heart to what how other people live, how they process hurt, how they share in joy. My adventures usually push myself out of my comfort zone. ✨✨

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Our mission is simple. We create and capture tangibles images for those wild and intangible feelings. The moments and looks that you'll want to cherish forever. The ones that you'll frame in your home for years to come.