About Life Illuminated and A Little Bit About Me:

Via interview on aijcast 

Or read here:

Hi! I'm Katie Archibald-Woodward. I'm delighted you've come to visit my website! When the name Life Illuminated popped into my brain this little light lit inside me.  I said the name aloud.  A smile broadened across my face and I could feel this twinkle in my eyes.  It was the sense of hope and dream of what it might be like to live a life that is illuminated.  

I am a connector.  It is at the core of who I am.  Being a connector draws me to people, to nature--to beauty.  It has set my heart on a path that longs to bring individuals, cultures, all the deliciousness of life together.  I desire to enliven hearts and minds to the essence of who we are and why we live.  In essence, I want to help the world connect with itself and illuminate life.  

I want to encourage you to dream and dream big.  To reflect on who you are, what you like, what makes you come alive--that voice of the genuine within you.  What is true and purposeful.  As the great mystic and theologian, Howard Thurman, says, "Don’t ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."  

So, it is my delight through Spiritual Direction to companion with you on your life's magnificent journey. To explore the genuine in you, what makes you come alive, what stifles your life, and partner with you as you discover for yourself the vastness of love and grace that is ever and always for you.

It is my joy through photography to illuminate the beauty of this life.  To reflect the radiance in you and your families in portrait sessions.  To capture your story through stilled moments in time.  To offer inspiring imagery from around the globe to brighten awareness, to stir awe, to beckon rest, and invite reflection.

I hope you enjoy my website and look forward to the possibility of partnering with you.  

Blessings on your journey and the glorious unfolding of your life!