“My name is Katie Bodden, and I live in Pensacola, Florida. I grew up as a Navy brat but have
lived most of my life in Pensacola, which I consider my hometown. Growing up in a Navy family,
I was surrounded by aviation. Thus, my respect and interest in this subject matter have
increased over the years.
I attended Auburn University, where I met my husband and began a family. We moved back to
Pensacola in 2015. Since then, I have enjoyed being able to photograph the Blue Angels as the
National Naval Aviation Museum Volunteer Flight Line Photographer and have recently had
several of my photos published in the “National Naval Aviation Museum’s Blue Angels: A
Pictorial History” book.
My passion for photography is fueled by the discovery of the beauty held in this place-
Pensacola, and I love being able to showcase it through my photos. You can usually catch me
chasing the sun at sunrise or sunset, capturing our world-class sandy white beaches, and last
but never least, observing all things military aviation.
I am incredibly excited and honored to be the Featured Artist of September’s Gallery Night-
Celebrate the Blue Angels! When you see my photos, I hope they allow you to feel like you are
enjoying some of these unforgettable moments with me.”