Today, I am so excited to announce the evolution of my photography business, newly launching my brand Windfirm Photography!


Some of you may have known me when I was ‘The Smiths Design,’ but that is no longer. ‘The Smiths Design’ is now happy to call itself Windfirm Photography!

Windfirm Photography by Katrina Nelson Windfirm Photography Glenwood Springs

This new brand is something I am fully connected to and represents my strong family roots – growing up a logger’s daughter – as much as it does my passion for photography. ‘Windfirm’ is a logger’s term referring to the trees that are able to withstand strong winds, much like how photography withstands the test of time.

I have been working hard with the the amazing team at Corvidae Collective for over the last 6 months to create this new brand and, along with it, improve the experience I am providing for you. Along with this brand evolution, here are a few things you’ll notice have changed:

  • I now go by Katrina Nelson, returning to my maiden name was an important part of my own personal rebranding.
  • We have a new website and a whole new look and feel that represents some of my favorite things – my love for photography, turquoise, wood, quotes, my family roots, and my amazing clients!
  • Windfirm is focused on offering quality photography, specializing in Wedding, Portrait and Event photography. We do not offer video services.

I am also beyond excited to share that the first big project I am doing as Windfirm Photography is heading to Africa on Tuesday to develop a photography program and teach photography to the children of Action in Africa. In addition, I will be working with this amazing non-profit organization to document all that they are doing for their community in Uganda. Check back on the blog for updates while I’m there – I can’t wait to share this journey with everyone!

Thank you to all who have provided endless support, encouragement and love with making all of my photography dreams come to life!

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  • Kelly says:

    So lovely Katrina. Everything about your new name, your passion, the new website is definitely you. I love the colors and brightness of everything.