Thank you so much for visiting our website! We have rebranded and now have a new business name and website. We are so excited to share this exciting news and our journey with all of you.

As some of you may know, we got engaged in August of 2016 under a gorgeous waterfall in Big Sur, California. We always knew that the day would come when we would change our business name (since Katie Guth is becoming Katie DeGroot among other reasons!), and we're thrilled that this day has finally arrived! So, here we are, formally introducing you to DeGroot Film Co.! :)

We worked long and hard to build our new brand and website, catering to the style and wedding vibes that we can't get enough of. It has been a long journey together starting with just wedding photography and then beginning to offer videography as well. We have traveled the country together capturing precious moments for so many love stories. You guys give us life!

So, we want to THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for following our journey and for always supporting us! With that being said, you can stay up to date with our work and contact us through our new website.

We are now:

DeGroot Film Co.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Year | Wisconsin & California Photographer

As some of you might know, I’ve been trying to decide whether or not to add some ‘personal’ posts to my professional blog. I’ve realized that, the more that I’ve pondered the thought, some of my biggest inspirations (other photographers) all do just that. They get close and personal in showing their clients their lives. I don’t plan to share the gory details of everyday life or the details behind my relationships with Devin, my family, and my friends. Rather, I’d like to open up to my followers, to share my life behind the lens, in a more journalistic way. I’d like to share simple projects or DIY with you. I’d like to share random thoughts, and possibly struggles. I’d like to share travels and adventures with you. 

A lot of thinking, planning, and observing has been going on in my head lately. It is a new year, afterall, and a time to reflect on the previous year. There have been some huge changes within my family this past year. Devin and I traveled to California for a week. My little sister graduated high school, and my big sister got married. The three ‘Guth Girls’ now have a Mrs. Roberts instead. Nevertheless, she’s still a ‘Guth Girl.’ I’ve spent most of my time working at my full time job and building my photography business on the side... so much so that I can’t wrap my head around the fact that this past year has already ended. 

So it’s now January and there’s suddenly this huge open canvas of ideas and opportunities waiting to be chosen and achieved. We have plans that are both so exciting and still so scary. Of course we are hoping that things go as planned, but the simple reality is that they do not. I hope that my business continues to grow and that clients really get a feel for who I am and what art I can produce for you. What lies ahead is unknown, but it has always been that way. We have to embrace new beginnings with open arms and open hearts and truly allow ourselves to fail in order to understand the correct way to succeed. Then again, there are multiple ‘correct ways.’ 

What an interesting time of year it is though, of reflection and goal setting. With an open heart and open mind though, we can achieve more than we ever thought possible. xoxo