Katie Kmet was born, and is now living in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Her father worked as a wedding photographer on weekends. She shot film with her father when she was 16, and was inspired to explore photography rather then drawing. She taught herself to study light, composition, and other framing by photographing herself and a few select friends.
When she attended her first year it Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, she was given the opportunity to show her photographs at a local restaurant during Gallery Night in Milwaukee. After further education at MIAD, she experiments with environmental portraits and has an interest in telling special traits about people and things. She spends her time working hard on her photographs and printmaking techniques, while working on weekends selling jeans to middle aged women.