Kathleen Mapson & Company




With a new brand comes a new look. And I am embracing them both!

There are many photographers out there that shoot breathtakingly beautiful photos, and my dear friend Terri Baskin of Terri Baskin Photography is one of them. Isn't she beautiful?!


A short reminisce - I met Terri during the times of mushroom hair do's and scrunch socks - at least two pair. The mushroom hair do was more like what MCLyte rocked back in the day! I'm sure Terri remembers that! LOL! It was 1999, my sophomore year and her freshmen year at the best school in the land, North Carolina A&T State University. We had so much fun chatting and laughing in the hallways of Morrison Hall. I even introduced her to eyebrow arching. I was like the eyebrow arching queen in our dorm, ushering newbies into the process of keeping those brows tight and right. LOL! I am still OCD to this day about brows. =)) Anyone that really knows me will tell you this! And you see Terri has kept up with keeping those brows on point!

Fast forward many, many years later, and Terri and I have remained good friends. She has helped me along on this branding journey and given me so much valuable information. I really don't know where I would be right now without her. Also, watching her talent develop behind the lens has been an amazing thing to see. When thinking about someone I knew that could capture exactly what I wanted for my business rebrand, I really could not think of anyone else. The caveat - there are two - she is a wedding photographer. She doesn't do headshots AND she lives in northern Virgina. I live in metro Atlanta. The miles are far, but where there is a will, there is a way. I knew it would eventually work itself out.

Terri was planning a trip here and we had everything all figured out. WOMP, WOMP...the weekend she was coming my little baby boy ended up with hand, foot, and mouth disease. Sigh...needless to say our session was cancelled. We couldn't have her transporting that bug back to the DMV. BUT...a silver lining was in the clouds. #wontHEdoit She informed me about a month later that she was planning to come back down during the King holiday! YES, YES, and YES!!!! She managed to squeeze me into her tight schedule. And then just like that...magic!! Well, maybe not just like that, but you know what I'm saying!

I'll be the first to admit, I don't think I do professional photography well. I am more like a candid camera kinda gal. And I am sure Terri can attest to this - I was a piece of work! Trying to look like me, but my regular me, not a fake me. Geez!! Even my little seven year old daughter was giving me pointers. She was our little helper for the day. While here, Terri did not share with me a single photo, but I felt with 100% certainty that she captured the essence of me and my business. I impatiently waited for my photos, and everything I am and believe my business is (at least right now in this moment) she captured on film - or shall I say memory card? =))

Fresh. Functional. Style. My headshots. My business. Me.






I really could not decide which ones to use for my new website. Over time, I am sure I will be switching the pictures around because I absolutely love all these. Were there more? Of course! But these are my hands down, absolute favorties!

Let me tell y'all...This woman is the truth behind this lens and as my dear friend. She is already super successful with her business, but I pray continued blessings for her and the lives she will touch through her photography. Thank you Terri for making time for me and helping me follow my dreams with style.

If you are in the DMV or Atlanta because I want her to move here (and I'm sure I'm not alone =)), and in need of a photographer to capture your wedding, anniversary, or engagement, please contact my friend Terri Baskin. She also travels. Take a moment to visit her site and subscribe to her blog. You won't be disappointed. Did I mention how amazing she is?! Get on over to her site and check her out and tell her I sent you! Have a wonderful week!