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So you may have found yourself asking: what is K Shot Photography exactly? K Shot is a husband and wife wedding and portrait duo. We are centrally located in Pittsfield, MA; the heart of the breathtaking Berkshire County! Our company has been passionately capturing your most treasured moments since 2014, however K Shot was more formally established in 2018.
I, Kaileigh (Hyman) Rachwal, began serving the Berkshire County in 2014. I had found myself back in Pittsfield following some time spent in Marlboro, VT in 2013. I had been studying photography there but found the program to be too centered on fine art and realized I had zero interest in that scene. That summer I began assisting a wedding and portrait photographer in Hoosick Falls, NY. Much to my surprise, I instantly fell in love with wedding work. My second year into working for her I shot my first solo wedding as K Shot. The next few years were rough as I struggled to start my business. In fall 2017 things began to really lookup; I shot an engagement shoot for a friend, which turned out to be a major turning point for K Shot! A few couples booked their weddings with me after seeing this shoot and loving the photos! I had been wanting to offer a second shooter option for a while in our wedding package. After having reached out to a couple of people interested in potentially learning more about weddings and portraits, I continuously found myself frustrated as none were the right fit.
Phil, my husband, had repeatedly inherited my hand-me-down cameras over the years. He’d had a long rooted interest in photography but knew nothing about it; early into our relationship I began teaching him basics of how to use a camera on manual settings and how to take a decent picture. Nature photo walks were a regular event at that time and served as an opportunity for him to learn and practice. Being the amazingly supportive man he is, he often accompanied me to shoots to assist me, hauling props, equipment, and setting the shots up. In late 2017 we decided he would begin second shooting as well. I always call the years prior to 2018 the “dream years”, when K Shot Photography was nothing more than a dream. 2018 was when it became a reality; we were finally able to serve the community.
That’s exactly what we’ve been doing for the past couple of years now, finding ways to capture memories for those in need of quality photography. Though making it a full time operation for me last January (2019) truly aided in getting us to where we are today with this company, none of this would be possible without our amazing clients who have trusted in us! We’ve met so many wonderful people along the way and have been so honored to have had the opportunity to work with them all!
As we begin the ‘20’s, we look forward to better serving our current clients as well as meeting and working with so many new ones to come! Thank you so much for your interest in our work and supporting our small business!