(In addition to being a coffee-holic) Kate Trabalka is currently a photographer and photojournalist based in Columbia, Missouri. One of her biggest passions is meeting new people and helping tell their stories. Whether it be getting to know someone during a portrait session or documenting someone’s life through a photo story, connecting with people is one of Kate's favorite activities. 

As someone who grew up in the small town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Kate understands the importance of community, and that is a feeling she wants to build and sustain with her clients. Through her storytelling, Kate not only wants to preserve memories and moments, but she wants to represent her subjects well and capture a feeling that will leave an impact on people.

Kate is also a graduate student focusing in photojournalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, as well as a graduate research assistant and coordinator with College Photographer of the Year. She has previously worked as a photographer for the Columbia Missourian, the online editor for Vox Magazine, a coordinator for Pictures of the Year International and an editorial intern for Dance Teacher Magazine and Dance Business Weekly. Kate graduated from East Tennessee State University in May 2021 with a bachelor's degree in media and communication with a concentration in journalism and a minor in dance.

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