My main two goals with every couple: that you have an awesome experience, and be in love with your photos.
My main two goals with every couple: that you have an awesome experience, and be in love with your photos. It sounds simple, but i put everything into making sure it happens.
Pretty much every couple I talk to tells me they’re un-photogenic and uncomfortable in front of the camera. If this is you, you’re going to be surprised at how easy photos of the two of you are. I work off your personalities, so you won’t look like someone else. I never box anyone into an idea of what wedding photos "should" look like.
I’m there when you have random questions along the way. I make your photo timeline for you so you're not stressed day-of. And it’s not unusual for me to check to make sure you’re having fun, or help calm you down if you’re nervous. Other than when you need me though, you probably won’t notice I’m there.
Literally. I scribble notes before every wedding. I put a ton of thought into your relationship, the feeling of your wedding, and your friends and family. "Good enough" is never good enough for me, and I'm always pushing myself creatively, learning, and experimenting.
I don't just show up and shoot like your wedding is anyone else's–I put a ton of thought into your relationship, the feeling of your wedding, and your friends and family. I know the photography rules, but I often break them. Your photos will have some grain, motion blur, and funky light. They'll be about the little interactions, kids doing ridiculous stuff, and funny expressions–the things that make your wedding original. A shot of the two of you during your first dance is awesome, but you might also get one with your niece throwing a tantrum in the background.
Yes, I do. Most couples do want at least some family and wedding party photos. I do these cleanly and efficiently, and we'll put aside a block of time to get everyone together. This is definitely the most traditional I get with your photos and the goal is just to get everyone looking nice & happy and then back to celebrating as soon as possible!
I primarily shoot weddings on digital cameras, but I do offer film add-ons! If you're particularly interested in film let me know and we can talk options for incorporating it into your day.
Every full wedding includes wedding-day coverage with me, a mini studio engagement session, a complimentary roll of film, your artistically edited digital photos, private online gallery, personal print release, photo timeline creation, list of recommended vendors, and my photo planning packet. Plus, my super quick email response times and answers to your random questions along the way. I have options for a second photographer, full engagement session, additional hours, albums and prints. I also have elopement options. After a quick Zoom chat, I'll come up with some custom options for you based on what you want/need.
Once you feel all set to go, I just require a 40% retainer and a signed contract to secure your date. The rest is due 30 days before your wedding. I accept traditional check, or bank/ACH transfer (e-check). Everything is done digitally, so it's super easy. No stamps required.
Every wedding is so different, but you can usually expect about 40-60 final edited photos per hour of coverage depending on what your day is like. They're delivered digitally to you in a personal online gallery, and ready to print. I deliver only the final edited photos to you, so you won't have to go through and approve anything! I only take out photos of people blinking or with food hanging out of their mouths.
I describe it as artistic documentary. This means that your photos will be almost entirely candid, but also focused on interesting compositions to make each image into its own work of art. Most of your portraits will be about the two of you interacting together, with only a few of you guys actually looking at the camera in a “traditional” way. I do capture all the décor, centerpieces, etc., but the focus is mainly on people and emotions rather than a million shots of your dress on a hanger. You should definitely expect to get some more experimental stuff too–photos with some grit, grain, weird cropping, and movement.
Of course! I work with anyone who has a good heart.
Yes! I offer stunning albums and wooden photo boxes, and I always encourage couples to have me create something printed for you. I oversee the whole process and proof for you to make sure it looks perfect before you get it. You can see a little more about albums here.
Yes! Absolutely. I believe that your engagement session is not only for the photographs, but for the chance for us to meet and for you to get comfortable in front of the camera–because your wedding portraits will be super similar. It is so much nicer to show up to a wedding having already hung out with you. Plus, I treat engagement sessions as their own little work of art–they're not just throwaway photos to use once on your save the dates. Being engaged is a really special feeling and it's nice to have photos of that.
“Kathleen Captures an organic magic that most wedding photographers miss... She was so good at blending into the crowd and candidly capturing moments that we didn’t even notice she was there half of the time.”
"Never once did we feel "staged" or set up. Kathleen would find an amazing location, and then somehow, with her quiet, sweet photo magic, make us feel like it was just the two of us and we weren't in front of a camera. Our wedding day came along with some hiccups and stressful moments, but Kathleen was always there, so kind and calm, to bring us back to the moment and remind us of why we were there, to celebrate. Booking Kathleen was one of the best decision we made for our wedding and I can't thank her enough for making our day one we will never forget...
"Never once did we feel "staged" or set up. Kathleen... Our wedding day came along with some hiccups and stressful moments, but Kathleen was always there, so kind and calm, to bring us back to the moment and remind us of why we were there, to celebrate."
" Every single one of my photos is more beautiful than the last. Each one, capturing a moment or emotion that perfectly described my guests, my husband or me. Let Kathleen create the story of your wedding through her art and I promise, there will be nothing else like it."
“My husband and I did not want traditional wedding photos, and after looking through Kathleen's portfolio I knew she understood what that meant. Every single one of my photos is more beautiful than the last. Each one, capturing a moment or emotion that perfectly described my guests, my husband or me. Let Kathleen create the story of your wedding through her art and I promise, there will be nothing else like it. Thank you Kathleen for your beautiful spirit, and thank you for sharing a little bit of it with us!”
“Yes, she captured the most gloriously stunning photos... But the reasons we adore her are mostly how steady, calm, and thoughtful she was from the moment we met to the day of the wedding and all the days since. That has been such a gift. Plus, she’s just a delightful human being.”
“It was so wonderful to be able to have total confidence in our photographer and not have to worry about a thing... I would recommend Kathleen to literally anyone and everyone, I will shout it from the rooftops if I have to. Thank you Kathleen!”
“From the moment we showed up and introduced ourselves, Kathleen (and her second shooter) made it clear that we would be working as a team... they communicated with us and respected our shots as much as their own. This resulted in the most laid back day ever for our clients and for us!"