My approach to weddings involves carefully blending beautiful, romantic images with a candid and journalistic eye. Both elements are key in my storytelling process. With over 10 years experience in the wedding industry and an art degree to back it up, my skills help me understand weddings & imagery on a deeper level.
While I do work in a more relaxed style, I understand that most people don’t know what to do in front of a camera. My job is to help bring out genuine and authentic moments between two people. I’m also someone who appreciates all the details that go into a wedding. From weddings with thoughtful ideas and amazing floral installations – to intimate elopements with only 10 guests in the woods – all of it matters to me as I’m sure it does to you. To perfectly capture the essence of a wedding, it’s the little moments + details that matter!
First, I like to meet over coffee, Skype, or email. I want to learn more about you beforehand to get a sense of what your perfect wedding day looks like and that we’re a fit. After booking, we catch back up at a later date to shoot engagement photos (if this is in your package) and create a connection which then translates into a successful wedding day. We’ll touch base about a month before the wedding to combine efforts with your planner to come up with the perfect photo timeline, and make sure everything runs smoothly. I roll with the punches and love a laid back affair, but thrive with schedules because I know how important each wedding moment is to capture! My process sets me apart because of my experience. Having been to CSUF for photography in the fine art department, my job isn’t just to produce a few iconic images from your wedding and let the rest just ‘happen’ – instead what I do is create a story of images that are ALL unique to your story. No two weddings are the same and each one deserves it’s own attention. Having that ‘artist’s heart’, I want each and every one of my images I deliver to be creative and thoughtful in itself. So let’s make some art together!
This question is so common and I totally understand why! Standing in front of a camera can be scary. But my job is to make you feel comfortable and make things light. People come away from my sessions and always say “that was fun!” because that’s how it should be.
-For weddings, and a typical 8 hour package you can expect to get 600-800 images.
*for engagement info, click on over to the engagement section (in the menu bar above)
-Weddings take 6-8 weeks to be delivered. I try my best to keep that number down because I know from experience waiting for weddings photos is highly anticipated! But I touch all my photos so the wait is worth it, promise!
Yes! Please email me if your venue requires a COI and I will be happy to supply one.
Backup gear, and back ups of backup!
My simple answer is no and let me share why. While I do thrive on schedules and family lists, I don’t like photo shot lists or Pinterest boards. You don’t want a cookie cutter wedding. You don’t want someone else’s poses, some other bride’s idea – you want your own. And you’ve hired me because you like my style & vision. If you let me tell the story of your wedding through my lens, it will be all yours – your unique wedding.
I’m glad you asked! This is really simple: wear what you like. My only rule I joke with my couple’s is to not show up wearing matching white t-shirts. Want to dress up? Do it! Wear a pretty maxi in a bold color? Love it! Do what feels right to you – you only take engagement photos once so have fun with it!
I had a list of potential wedding photographers to choose from and I had nearly narrowed down to a choice, when I stumbled upon Katie's photos. There went the other list, because Katie was the clear choice - her photos speak for themselves.
Katie is a true artist! We are beyond happy she was our photographer for our wedding. We found her through Green Wedding Shoes and our venue’s Instagram. We feel so lucky that we did! When we contacted her, she was extremely responsive (and throughout our entire wedding journey), professional, helpful and creative (helping us come up with solutions on where to take photos before the ceremony). She listened to what we envisioned and brought it to life. Her photos came back quickly and captured every beautiful moment. I can’t thank her enough and look forward to hiring her again for upcoming family photos and birthday celebrations. Thank you, Katie, for everything. We love you!
My fiance and I were nervous about choosing a wedding photographer because we both work behind the scenes in film production and do not enjoy or feel comfortable in front of the camera. When we saw Katie's portfolio, we loved how natural all her photos look. Nothing too posed, staged or photoshopped.
Katie listened to all our concerns and really made us feel comfortable. She gave good notes/direction without making it feel staged. She was even able to make it fun for us! I appreciate her patience too, as we were probably fidgety. Katie and her team were so stealth that we didn't even notice them snapping away all night. She was able to capture the energy and essence of our day perfectly and the photos are BEAUTIFUL.
It was so great to get a selection of photos right after the wedding to share, and the rest came soon after. Appreciate the quick turnaround!.
We LOVE the photos and LOVE working with Katie. Look forward to working with her on all our special events.
We can’t even remember how we stumbled upon Katie’s work but since then there was no question that we wanted her to shoot our big day! We tell our friends and family all the time that investing in Katie for our photos was one of the best decision we made. Now, a year after we are still just as smitten when we look at our wedding pictures! Katie was a dream to work with, she was really sweet, accommodating, and also very prompt and professional in all our communications. We told her early on that we rarely have our photographs taken but she made us feel so natural and at ease and most importantly she made us look so good and still be ourselves! Looking back, it felt like Katie and her team was more like friends that were celebrating with us while capturing our most special intimate moments. She captured all the details so well and all the emotions from us and our closest family and friends. I adore her work and would not have it any other way. We honestly can’t wait to have her capture other important seasons in our life again in the future!