Kathy Kupka Photography

Kathy Kupka Photography Kathy is a portrait photographer, indie author of "Cancer is Ruff,", creator of her line of doggy greeting cards, and 17 yr survivor of Mutiple Myeloma

Specializing in child and dog photography.

Mission: Making memories!

I photographed this now almost extinct TP in 2012 in my son's bathroom because of the beautiful lighting. Now my new enc...
03/14/2020

I photographed this now almost extinct TP in 2012 in my son's bathroom because of the beautiful lighting. Now my new encouragement, get well, or just to make someone laugh card will be available at the stores below, and on my Etsy shop (for those who want to shop but keep the social distance). Credit for this caption goes to my photographer friend Katie Garlock !
www.etsy.com/shop/KathyKupkaPhotos
Gateway Gallery & Gift Shop LLC, Vintage Magnolia, Catoctin Veterinary Clinic

What can you expect when you partake in online dating? To give you some idea, here's a sneak peak from my new upcoming b...
02/21/2020

What can you expect when you partake in online dating? To give you some idea, here's a sneak peak from my new upcoming book, ONLINE DATING IS RUFF!
Preorder information coming soon!!
www.kathykupkaphotography.com

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!------COMING SOON!-------What better day to announce my new book!Yes I thought cancer wa...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!
------COMING SOON!-------
What better day to announce my new book!
Yes I thought cancer was ruff, but I hadn't met online dating yet.
My book will take you through the whole experience, from surprise first meetings to happy endings.
(This book is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual persons is purely coincidental.)
Preorder announcement will follow shortly. Spring time release date!

Happy New Year Everyone!Even though he's now gone, Buster's image will always bring in the New Year for me.
01/01/2020

Happy New Year Everyone!
Even though he's now gone, Buster's image will always bring in the New Year for me.

Merry Christmas everyone!! Looks like you all made Santa's "Nice" list!Kathy and my Sandra
12/24/2019

Merry Christmas everyone!! Looks like you all made Santa's "Nice" list!
Kathy and my Sandra

Happy Thanksgiving!
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Go back, Cookie! Smile, Santa! Look at the camera, Fleet!"Ah, I love my job especially behind the scenes! www.kathykupk...
11/26/2019

"Go back, Cookie! Smile, Santa! Look at the camera, Fleet!"
Ah, I love my job especially behind the scenes! www.kathykupkaphotography.com

Molly, don't be sad! Santa is coming back to town! Extended my Santa sessions to include this Saturday, 11/23. Let me kn...
11/19/2019

Molly, don't be sad! Santa is coming back to town!
Extended my Santa sessions to include this Saturday, 11/23. Let me know if you are interested in scheduling an appointment!! Info on my website. So much fun!! www.kathykupkaphotography.com

Sandra is saying,,,Don’t leave us now, Santa, only two more sessions!
11/16/2019

Sandra is saying,,,Don’t leave us now, Santa, only two more sessions!

What a fun day yesterday! The start of my Santa mini sessions! I have a few openings left for next Saturday, 11/16. Than...
11/10/2019

What a fun day yesterday! The start of my Santa mini sessions! I have a few openings left for next Saturday, 11/16. Thank you, Santa, you’re a good one! Precious models!!

There are only 57 days 15 hrs. until Christmas! Please contact me If you're interested in scheduling an appointment with...
10/25/2019

There are only 57 days 15 hrs. until Christmas! Please contact me If you're interested in scheduling an appointment with OR without Santa in front of this great backdrop! Come dressed up, or in your PJ's!
www.kathykupkaphotography.com

Originally Katie Garlock 's job, but because of her knee surgery, I was fortunate enough to fill in and got to meet and ...
09/18/2019

Originally Katie Garlock 's job, but because of her knee surgery, I was fortunate enough to fill in and got to meet and photograph Cokie Roberts last year. She was the moderator for the Women Chief of Staff Panel and Luncheon at the United States Capitol Historical Society. With a forward by Cokie, this book was published by USCHS. Loved listening to her speak, so smart, and attractive. May she Rest in Peace. U.S. Capitol Historical Society

A day feeling well between treatments... off the couch, head not in toilet, no treatment appointment, no test appointmen...
09/01/2019

A day feeling well between treatments... off the couch, head not in toilet, no treatment appointment, no test appointment. Just a day to get out of the house and enjoy it with family or friends, a cup of coffee, or maybe dance! No, not today cancer.
Rocky, Riley, and Charlie will make a loved one smile! This card is available on my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/kathykupkaphotos
Vintage Magnolia Gateway Gallery & Gift Shop LLC
Catoctin Veterinary Clinic
Etc. Round Hill

Oh yeah.....Here's my new card with precious Boxers, Jamocha May and Hazel Nut. I think Jamocha is whispering yet anothe...
08/23/2019

Oh yeah.....
Here's my new card with precious Boxers, Jamocha May and Hazel Nut. I think Jamocha is whispering yet another secret she can't share with anyone else but her friend!
(Friends are much cheaper than therapists.)
Now available on my Etsy Shop:
www.etsy.com/shop/KathyKupkaPhotos
Gateway Gallery & Gift Shop LLC, Vintage Magnolia, Catoctin Veterinary Clinic, Etc. Round Hill

They're back...
07/04/2019

They're back...

Thank you Etc. Round Hill for including my Cancer is Ruff book and my doggy greeting cards at your adorable store this w...
06/26/2019

Thank you Etc. Round Hill for including my Cancer is Ruff book and my doggy greeting cards at your adorable store this weekend!
June 28, 29, 30th
Fri 10:00 - 7:00, SIP AND SHOP 5 - 7:00,
Sat and Sun 10 - 5:00!

Come on in for our June Sale!Little bits of summer everywhere -hand crafted creative goods! Gifts for giving and keeping! June 28,29,30th Fri 10-7:00, sip and shop 5-7:00, Sat & Sun 10-5:00!

We're fully stocked and ready at Gateway Gallery in Round Hill, next to Stop #29 Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour! Pl...
06/01/2019

We're fully stocked and ready at Gateway Gallery in Round Hill, next to Stop #29 Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour! Please come see us! Linda here is one of our painters! Gateway Gallery & Gift Shop LLC

Just sayin' on this beautiful Monday morning...new caption from Cupcake, precious Boxer...good for a baby shower, belate...
05/20/2019

Just sayin' on this beautiful Monday morning...new caption from Cupcake, precious Boxer...good for a baby shower, belated card, sympathy card, whatever! Blank inside. Now available at: Gateway Gallery & Gift Shop LLC Vintage Magnolia Catoctin Veterinary Clinic, UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute gift shop, Local Colour Old Town, LLC, www.etsy.com/shop/KathyKupkaPhotos

Look at those icy blue eyes on Jilly, an Aussiedoodle, wishing you a Happy Birthday! Now available on Etsy. Will be avai...
05/06/2019

Look at those icy blue eyes on Jilly, an Aussiedoodle, wishing you a Happy Birthday! Now available on Etsy. Will be available in following stores later in the week. Gateway Gallery & Gift Shop LLC, Vintage Magnolia I & II, Catoctin Veterinary Clinic. www.etsy.com/shop/KathyKupkaPhotos

Here are two new Mother's Day cards. If you order on Etsy today, will receive it by Friday. Or you can find them at Vint...
05/06/2019

Here are two new Mother's Day cards. If you order on Etsy today, will receive it by Friday. Or you can find them at Vintage Magnolia I & II, Catoctin Veterinary Clinic, and Gateway Gallery & Gift Shop LLC. Thank you Cupcake for posing in the playpen, and Ivy for patiently looking in the mirror! www.etsy.com/shop/KathyKupkaPhotos

An oldie but goodie, my Buddie...Happy Easter everyone!
04/20/2019

An oldie but goodie, my Buddie...Happy Easter everyone!

I know what you're thinking, thank goodness Multiple Myeloma Awareness month is over!! I want to thank the VPPA-Virginia...
04/01/2019

I know what you're thinking, thank goodness Multiple Myeloma Awareness month is over!! I want to thank the VPPA-Virginia Professional Photographers Association for asking members to set goals they wanted to attain in March, and I'm so glad I took the challenge because I sold 106 copies of Cancer is Ruff in 31 days!
Thank you for the ones who did live testimonials, written testimonials, and who helped to spread the word, of course everyone who has bought my book over the years!
There are many more side effects in my book, but here's the last page. Fancy wants all to know that...

I can't believe it either :-), but I am SO HAPPY to say that I've now sold 93 books since March 1st. Busy last two days....
03/30/2019

I can't believe it either :-), but I am SO HAPPY to say that I've now sold 93 books since March 1st. Busy last two days. Reaching my goal of selling 100 in the month of March - Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, and close to making it a total of 1,000 Cancer is Ruff books sold! YAY!!
Here are two pages I'd like to share letting those going through cancer treatment know that's it's okay to feel sorry for yourself (Joey), and complain as much as you want! (Nando and Bjork). I think I might have done both :-)
$12.95 available on Amazon and www.cancerisruff.com

“Wow, I saw Kathy's book today and it is so clever and super sweet. What a beautiful concept and treasure for anyone rea...
03/29/2019

“Wow, I saw Kathy's book today and it is so clever and super sweet. What a beautiful concept and treasure for
anyone really, but particularly if your life has been touched by Cancer. I encourage each and everyone of you
to look at the book and consider gifting it to yourself and maybe others.”
Mary Fisk Taylor, M. Photog., Cr. CPP, ABI, API | Board Of Directors, PPA | Professional Photographers of America
Thank you, Mary Fisk-Taylor!
A few more memorable side effects from my cancer treatment featuring precious pups Wolfie (neuropathy), Maddie (night sweats), and Cocoa (insomnia). Only two more days to reach my goal!
$12.95 available on Amazon and www.cancerisruff.com

If steroids were part of a loved one's cancer treatment, you might have noticed the below side effects. Mood swings! My ...
03/28/2019

If steroids were part of a loved one's cancer treatment, you might have noticed the below side effects. Mood swings! My family wanted to leave town when I was coming off my steroids every month.
My models: Brunswick (happy), Shadow (not so happy), and Roxy (crying).

As of last night, I've sold 48 books this month - Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, trying for 100 to make it 1,000 total sold. I wonder if it can be done in three days? :-) But really, I hope you don't know anyone who needs my book.
$12.95 Available on Amazon and www.cancerisruff.com

03/28/2019

Good Morning! A testimonial that lifted MY heart...
"Just wanted to say your book is very nice we loved all the dog pictures. Lauren and I enjoyed it very we have been
showing it to everyone that comes over. My daughter is still undergoing treatment for brain cancer so
every time she smiles it lifts my heart. So I thank you for that......" Roselle Greese
Available on Amazon and www.cancerisruff.com

Another page/another side effect - needing to depend on others! I swear every day I can jump in my car and drive myself ...
03/26/2019

Another page/another side effect - needing to depend on others! I swear every day I can jump in my car and drive myself anywhere is still like a holiday to me!
Multiple Myeloma Awareness month is nearing a close. Now only need to sell 62 more books by the end of March to reach my goal of a 1,000 Cancer is Ruff books putting smiles on those going through a really ruff time.
(Behind the scenes - Jeanette is holding her Kacie in place behind the steering wheel, and Mary Kay making sure Buddie doesn't jump out.) Soft cover - $12.95 - available on Amazon and www.cancerisruff.com

A fond memory on this Sunday morning of more side effects I experienced from cancer treatment meds...one or the other! M...
03/24/2019

A fond memory on this Sunday morning of more side effects I experienced from cancer treatment meds...one or the other!
Multiple Myeloma Awareness month is nearing a close. Need to sell only 67 more books by the end of March to reach my goal of a 1,000 Cancer is Ruff books putting smiles on those going through a really ruff time.
Soft cover - $12.95 - available on Amazon and www.cancerisruff.com

Sharing another page from my Cancer is Ruff book with two more of my wonderful  models, Bertha and Seely. They're lettin...
03/22/2019

Sharing another page from my Cancer is Ruff book with two more of my wonderful models, Bertha and Seely. They're letting you know that aside from the physical side effects from cancer treatment, it's ok for you to feel......
My book is available on Amazon and www.cancerisruff.com

Wouldn't it be nice if no one wanted my book because there was a cure for cancer? In the meantime, here's one of my test...
03/19/2019

Wouldn't it be nice if no one wanted my book because there was a cure for cancer? In the meantime, here's one of my testimonials, and another page with more side effects that I experienced from the treatment.
......"My friend Kathy told me that the book is perfect for days that she hits bottom. She plans to take it with her to chemo days so she'll have a reason to smile." ~Sheri
Available on Amazon and www.cancerisruff.com

NED means with all the tests done, there was No Evidence of Disease. Adorable Basset Hound, Midge, posed so well while h...
03/18/2019

NED means with all the tests done, there was No Evidence of Disease. Adorable Basset Hound, Midge, posed so well while her "Mom," Holly McCrann Raymond, tried to work with that magnifying glass! This new card along with my others can be found at:
Vintage Magnolia, Gateway Gallery & Gift Shop LLC, Catoctin Veterinary Clinic, Local Colour Old Town, LLCL, and www.etsy.com/shop/KathyKupkaPhotos

03/15/2019

If you're in Old Town Alexandria this weekend, stop by Local Colour, a "hip art gallery specializing in amazing local talent."
Thanks, Rachel!
22 books sold, need to sell 78 more by the end of March, Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, to reach my goal of 1,000 books sold.
If you'd like to share, but having trouble sharing, please let me know. Thank you!
Also available on Amazon and www.cancerisruff.com

03/14/2019

Here's Katie! I met Katie Garlock at a Virginia Professional Photographers Association convention years ago. Aside from being a great photographer (Portraitions in Old Town) and friend, she is a cancer survivor! Helping to spread the word so I can reach my goal during Multiple Myeloma Awareness month!
www.cancerisruff.com

...I smiled and laughed out loud. Something I haven’t been doing much of lately.”  anonymous testimonialHere is Winston'...
03/12/2019

...I smiled and laughed out loud. Something I haven’t been doing much of lately.” anonymous testimonial
Here is Winston's page from my book. At least when i was going through treatment I had an excuse for why I couldn't remember things!
www.cancerisruff.com
Amazon

Going through testimonials I've received over the years about my Cancer is Ruff book.....“Greetings from sunny Arizona!!...
03/11/2019

Going through testimonials I've received over the years about my Cancer is Ruff book.....
“Greetings from sunny Arizona!!! I received your “coffee-table” photo book from my cousin...thank you for putting
it together!!! I pick it up now and again, and I find myself reminiscing about my cancer journey and the fact
that I had fantastic support from my family, friends, and church members, and now from a complete stranger...“
Jocelyn Lawley
18 books sold, need to sell 82 more by the end of March, Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, to reach my goal of a total of 1,000 books sold.
Guess it would be nice to start showing some of the pages of my book re the side effects of cancer treatment...
www.cancerisruff.com
Amazon
www.etsy.com/shop/KathyKupkaPhotos

Good Morning, While waiting for some more video testimonials about my Cancer is Ruff book, I'd like to share the followi...
03/08/2019
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Good Morning, While waiting for some more video testimonials about my Cancer is Ruff book, I'd like to share the following written one that I received, love, and given permission to share.....

"…….This photo book is amazing. This gal has very obviously been thru it and knows what all the rest of us are going
thru. Its not fun but is what we need to do. What a great way to depict and put a little happy spin on the whole process.
Gotta laugh and smile or it would just be too unbearable…….I love these expressive pups.” Peggee Ellefson

As of today, I only need to sell 84 more copies to put smiles on faces of those going through cancer treatment, and to reach my goal of 1,000 sold by the end of March - Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month.
www.cancerisruff.com

03/07/2019

Thanks Annie for helping to spread the word. Now only need to sell 85 more books to reach my goal of 1,000 books sold by the end of March - Multiple Myeloma Awareness month. www.cancerisruff.com

Kathy Kupka Photography
03/07/2019

Kathy Kupka Photography

03/05/2019

Just in case you haven't noticed, it's Multiple Myeloma Awareness month! :-) My goal is to sell 100 more copies of my Cancer is Ruff book to reach 1,000 sold by the end of March! This is my goal and my friends at VPPA are keeping me accountable. I've received many wonderful written testimonials, but here's my first video testimonial! Feel free to share! Thank you, Gibby!

Gateway Gallery & Gift Shop LLC
03/05/2019

Gateway Gallery & Gift Shop LLC

March is Multiple Myeloma awareness month. Kathy Kupka Photography is doing her part by setting a personal goal to sell 100 of her “Cancer is Ruff” books. That will make 1,000 books sold! This beautiful book is a compassionate and humorous read about cancer treatment featuring 82 canine models and it makes a great gift for someone going through this process.
Books can be purchased at Gateway Gallery, on Amazon, and www.cancerisruff.com
Photo Credit: Bob Harper Portraits

Warning Adult Content.....my new card. I'm sure you know someone who could use this one because of sickness, cancer trea...
02/21/2019

Warning Adult Content.....my new card. I'm sure you know someone who could use this one because of sickness, cancer treatment, divorce, whatever! Available now on my Etsy shop, blank cards
www.etsy.com/shop/KathyKupkaPhotos
RIP, Vinnie, thank you for all the years of posing for me. Traci Romedy

Received my Craftsman Award from the Professional Photographers of America tonight in Atlanta. My son, Tom, was my spons...
01/22/2019

Received my Craftsman Award from the Professional Photographers of America tonight in Atlanta. My son, Tom, was my sponsor! Party time!! Btw jewelry by Merry Phillips Bradford, and my shoes, A gift from my friend Cecilia Brekus from Saks!

01/01/2019
Attention LAST MINUTE SHOPPERS!! Avoid the malls and that awful traffic! This adorable 5x7 digital holiday card is a dig...
12/21/2018

Attention LAST MINUTE SHOPPERS!! Avoid the malls and that awful traffic! This adorable 5x7 digital holiday card is a digital file and can be personalized. You will receive your Ecard file as a jpeg by email the same day.
Give a lasting gift - photo sessions (2 & 4 legged subjects), prints, and/or my greeting cards.
Contact me with any questions, and I can tell you about my Gift Card Photo Session Special at [email protected]. Choose your denomination - deadline to order your Ecard is midnight on 12/23! (Thank you, Murray, for being such a good model!)

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Kathy is the Best! Love her photography and her!