I graduated from the University of Texas in 2013 with a B.S. in Radio-TV-Film and never left Austin. A musician myself, shooting music is my greatest passion. Focusing on concert and portrait photography, live and narrative music videos, I have been building Katie McDowell Photography since 2015, working with hundreds of bands and individuals.

My work as director of photography and production designer has been aired on Starz and streamed on Netflix, Redbox and iTunes, as well as garnered recognition at Slamdance Film Festival and the Student Academy Awards. One of my recent Directorial projects "Drove Me Anywhere" by Hill Country Revival has just begun broadcasting nationally on The Country Network.​

I was selected as a member of the 2019 Official SXSW photo crew and have had photos published in The Austinot as well as used in national advertising campaigns for house of torment, owned by 13th floor entertainment group.