Award winning wedding and lifestyle photographer Kathy Shilling Freundel has been lauded as one of the area's top documentary photographers. Awarded the Arthur Remonjon Inspiration Award in 2012, NACE National Team Event of the Year Awards in 2011 and 2012 and Wedding Wire's Excellence in Photography in 2009-12, Kathy is a leader in her genre.
From her lips . . .
"I was born into a house of love. Didn't choose it, but I am grateful. After training to be a teacher of writing and literature and spending eight years in the public high school classroom, then retiring to raise and homeschool my own eight children, I've realized that I get to create a life that brings me joy and passion. Hence, house of RedBird. I am the house. And I get to say yes to my hopes and dreams. Producing films that illustrate that it's the struggle that makes the man, serving meals at Helping Up Mission, pulling others along side me as we journey our days, teaching my kids to invest in themselves and making my personal choices from a place of love, not fear . . .this is my mission.
Life is precious. I'm only guaranteed today. And I'd rather fail at something I LOVE than succeed at something I could take or leave. And photography, well, I sure do love it. So, that's my story in a nutshell.
I. love. life.
And I'm busy creating a life I love.