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A LITTLE BIT OF MY STORY

Hello! My name is Sammy Kopecky, a portrait, family, and event photographer in the Kansas City and Manhattan area. I currently attend Kansas State University and am majoring in Marketing and pursuing my Master's of Business Administration. I can't wait to get to know you better! 


First, I'll tell you a little bit about my life outside of photography.  

 

I am a Catholic and it is the root of who I am and what I do. One of my greatest desires is to live fully and abundantly alive, and I truly believe that is only possible through knowing the One who created me and letting him teach me how to do so (John 10:10). I am active at the St. Isidore's Center on K-State campus and at my local parish back in Kansas City. I LOVE shooting for Catholic events (and weddings :)), it adds an even deeper layer of beauty and goodness behind what I am shooting. If you would like to chat more about faith, I could talk for hours.


I am a daughter and a sister in an awesome family of four: my parents, my younger sister, and me. My family, put simply, is a family of master debaters–we can talk about anything and everything, take every side to each topic, and finish the conversation a few hours later than we had planned. I grew up learning how to communicate clearly, and effectively, and I truly believe it is one of the things that has helped me to manage those crazy family group photos and wedding day chaos!

Overall I’m a people person. I love being with people, around people, and getting to know people. Everyone has their own story and the more we get to know them is the more we grow ourselves. I probably have the coolest friends in the entire world, from all walks of life, and they make me the best version of myself. 

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In introductions, they always tell you to mention a few fun facts so here they are:

  • If you don't know where to look for me, you can probably find me on a roof or on top of something tall. I just love being close to the sky, and any of my friends will tell you that the occurrence is far too frequent. I guess that's just what happens when you mix an adrenaline junkie with no fear of heights. :)

  • I absolutely LOVE sushi. I couldn't tell you why or how but I am always craving it (and rarely eating it!)

  • My favorite color is yellow, and I like to think my personality is yellow as well. 

  • I’m obsessed with Ted-Talks because the idea that a person who has done extraordinary things can share them with the world is genius.

  • I love making connections and trying new things.

  • I really try to be a well-rounded person, it gives me a sense of balance and curiosity.

WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO

I've been interested in photography for as long as I can remember. I started learning the works of a camera just by taking photos of my friends or the views from my travels, and have kept shooting from then to where I am today.

I love photography, I think it’s beautiful that you can reveal the best version of someone that they may not even know exists. I’ve been grateful to have created a business from my passion, but at the root, I love what I do so it doesn’t even feel like work!

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I started taking photos because I felt joy in the beauty of the people around me, and I had the ability to show that beauty to others. I believe photography can shape someone's perspective on the world.

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