The Silent Auction for Katie is now complete! The auction took place on Friday, March 19 - Sunday, March 21. A huge thanks goes out to our generous sponsors who donated such amazing items, and to each and every bidder who participated! Now let's all walk away REAL WINNERS by donating our bid amounts directly to Katie to help pay for her medical care. After all, that's why we're all here in the first place!

Learn about our incredible Sponsors by reading our "Sponsor Spotlight" series, with interviews and insights into these unique artisan's work! We encourage you to support their shops.

Be sure to read more about Katie's inspiring story in her fight against cancer on the right hand column below. And follow our blog for updates... there's more to come!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight - SEA Photography

What better way to kick off our Sponsor Spotlight series than with a member of the Donations for Katie Team! SEA Photography does it all - from artistic photo prints to event photography to portraits, this is who you want cracking a joke from behind the lense as she captures the most important moments of your life. What started as a casual hobby has turned into a booming side business with one project after another, doing professional shoots for theater companies, individual portraits, weddings, and even product shots for catalogues.

We caught up with the very busy artist behind SEA Photography to find out a little more about her process. Read more about her in our interview below!

Donations for Katie: First, tell us a little about yourself.

SEA Photography: I'm Sara, I'm 23, I take pictures, and I enjoy long walks on the beach and the occasional KitKat bar.

DfK: How did you get started in your craft?

SEA: I started taking pictures in college just for fun, and got a professional camera after graduating. Since then, I've just been taking random photo jobs and seeing how much I can learn!

DfK: What do you love most about your work?

SEA: Seeing people's faces when I show them their picture and they like how it looks.

DfK: Your portfolio contains such a broad variety of styles and subjects. Where do you get your inspiration?

SEA: Anything from music to the way the sky looks outside. I take it from everywhere!

DfK: What made you decide to support Katie through this auction?

SEA: Katie's my friend!

DfK: Anything you'd like to say to Katie directly?

SEA: I hope we can help you beat this :)

You can check out more of SEA Photography's impressive portfolio by visiting her flickr page!

~ Sneak Peek ~

Want to know what Sara will be offering up for Auction on March 19th? We can't tell you everything, but we can show you this! Just one of three gorgeous artistic prints that will be available on the 19th. The inspiration for this one isn't hard to guess!

Gorgeous! If you love it as much as we do, remember to start your bidding on this and Sara's other prints on Friday, March 19th. See you there!