KATE

I’m the wife of Tim Burgess, the “trophy husband,” and half of the Rally Point Wine team.

When I’m not working on Rally Point Wines, or taking care of our three kids, I’m doing something related to my photography business. People ask me all the time, “What is your specialty?” I think my “specialty” is my visual style and the way I approach subjects. I’ve been told more than anything that is what sets me apart from other photographers. However, I will say that I mostly photograph portraits, weddings, and events. But, architecture, commercial work, and fine art are also a growing part of my portfolio. I’m passionate about photography and the power and gift it can be. You can see more of my work at www.k2bcreative.com. I also have a long term project on the Old Guard soldiers serving at Arlington National Cemetery called, Rendering Honors: The Daily Sacrifices of the Old Guard Soldiers. The photography is complete and I am preparing materials to approach publishers and agents. There is a sneak peak of a few images at www.renderinghonors.com. I have a few credentials to support my obsession with photography. I earned a Master’s Degree of Photography from the School of Visual Communications at Ohio University, as well as participating as a student at the prestigious

Eddie Adams Workshop. My photojournalism work is represented by Zuma Press. Below is a small sample of my work.

Before becoming a professional photographer I earned an undergraduate degree from West Point, The United States Military Academy. I served in the Army for seven years as a OH-58 A/C and UH-60A Blackhawk helicopter pilot before leaving to pursue my photography full-time. I was stationed in Fort Rucker, AL; South Korea; Fort Campbell, KY; Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA; and Bosnia-Herzgovina. Random things about me: I love to ride my bike and be outdoors; I speak a little Spanish and Portuguese; know a couple dozen chords on the guitar; like to play Scrabble or Words with Friends; I teach Spinning classes, indoor cycling; I’m an animal lover, especially dogs; my first word was cheese and still one of my favorite foods;I like a wide variety of music; I can’t watch scary movies; I’m the oldest of four; I have a hard time remembering to close cupboard doors; I’m a tea drinker, chai is my favorite; I love the appearance and energy of trees, leaves, and water;

Crater Lake National Park is one of my favorite places in the world; my favorite clothing style is a dress or skirt with knee high boots; I lived at Lake Shirley, MA from age 4 – 7; and I’m a dual citizen of the United Kingdom.

Tim and I met at a dance club in downtown Savannah, GA when we were still both in the Army, and got married a year later in Las Vegas. It’s a pretty good story. In Tim’s version I’m flinging panties, but don’t listen to him. We have three wonderful children, 5 yr old twin boys and a 3 year old little girl that thinks she is a 5 year old boy. They are healthy, high energy, smart, and loving. Yes, we know how very lucky we are, and we are very thankful.

Tim is all about the wine making. I’m all about Tim, so by proxy I’m learning to love and appreciate wine and support this endeavor every way I can. I’m excited about bringing awareness to and helping veterans and others in need.

Though I was in the Army for 7 years, I was not deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, I have not been in combat, I have not had a fellow soldier die in my presence, I do not know what so many of our soldiers experience. I do know that Tim’s activation and deployment to Kuwait (relatively safe and out of harm’s way) still had difficulties for us before, during, and even years afterwards. It was a major disruption to our lives. It opened our eyes. If this “easy” deployment could have such a lasting impact on our lives, what about the soldiers that see and experience far worse? We knew we wanted to do more.

We are so grateful. We are fortunate that our passions for wine and photography can be used to help others in need. We hope you join us on this crazy adventure.

Kate