weaving . quilting . knitting . crocheting . embroidery
needlepoint . soap making . pottery . stained glass
Kathi Mathies, our newest team member

Fascination with photographs began quite early in my life (3rd grade) and grew over the years, along with the gratification of being able to permanently record people, landscapes, and special events with a camera.

As time went on, my quest to fine tune aspects of photography led me to Indiana University in Bloomington where I completed courses that improved my understanding of the camera itself and it’s creative ability. While at IU, I also studied dark room photo development and eventually purchased dark room equipment, developed film, printed pictures, and sold images to clients who preferred that unique option.

I’ve been blessed with many opportunities to capture amazing scenery and inspiring moments, having been a resident of Alaska, vacationer of Hawaii, and visitor of the Western United States. Of course, I’ve frequently filmed beautiful Southern Indiana as well!

Although my primary profession is in the medical field as a nurse, being a freelance photographer and then owner of Photographic Images is a priority and prominent secondary career. A few years ago, an additional opportunity presented itself when I joined an established local photographer in her business called Visions Memory Studio. Co-owning the business and applying my skills in a formal studio setting was an amazing experience! I sold my portion of the business back when my nursing career demands increased.

A list of businesses I’ve sold photographs to or did freelance work for includes: The Herald, Holy Family Church, The Huntingburg Press, Hoosier Video Services, The Message, Southern Hills Counseling Center, Scenic Hills Care Center, Northwood Retirement Community, and Schmitt Photo. My photographs have also been used in business brochures and advertisements.

I’ve been privileged to photograph numerous events including weddings, anniversaries, family photos, and senior portraits. The Abbey Press in St. Meinrad published my work in poetry books, wall art and calendars.

My greeting card line has been sold at Finishing Touches, Elements of Fine Design, the Jackson Street Gallery in Jasper, and is currently on display at Traditional Arts Today.