This love between you two? This love that led you to feel not just ready — but excited — to share vows in front of friends of family? This love that made everything click? 

It tops the list. This is it, and it couldn’t be better.

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And your wedding? It’s a day to celebrate the f*ck out of it (sorry for swearing right off the bat — I just really love what I do.) 


This is it.

Your friends and family can see it.

You two can feel it.

// your love

your people 

each other 

the experience //

Throw out the Instagram #weddinggoals and just be together. It’s obvious that you’re in love. You’ll see it in your photos — the infatuation, the smiles, the intimacy. All you have to do is enjoy the experience you’re sharing with your favorite people. I’ll do the rest.

When you let go of the "shoulds,"
it frees you up to focus on...

Here's what other photographers won't tell you...

You two don’t have to do a damn thing to look like you love each other in photos.







If I'm lucky enough to be the person you choose to capture your wedding, I’ll…

Sometimes, my job is about framing beautiful moments. Sometimes, it’s about being extra perceptive to what you need or what would make you feel comfortable. Sometimes, it’s helping to steam a dress or handing you food during cocktail hour as a reminder to eat.

You've done your research.

So you already know your photographer does a whole lot more than snap pics.

Even as I’m sneakily snapping photos of all the joyous moments.

Stay out of the way when you’re connecting with each other.

candid smiles + intentional portraits + little moments

candid smiles
 intentional portraits
little moments

Hand over a gallery of... 

The things I know will be meaningful to you when the day is done.

She made us feel so comfortable. It didn’t feel transactional. She brought this really positive and fun energy, which was so crucial to how our day went.

I was struck by how many photos we got. She captured so many moments, and looking at them, you feel like you can relive the day. I felt the emotions all over again. Things go by so quickly, it feels like a blur, so having someone capture these moments that you might not even see yourself is really special.”


"From the very beginning, Kaitie made us both feel really at ease. It just felt like we were hanging out with a friend."

We knew we wanted our wedding photos to "look" the way we remembered our wedding day- no unrealistic lighting, no crazy angles, nothing too "artsy" or moody. Kaitie delivered in spades. Our photos are light and airy, completely timeless and classic. She did such a wonderful job of capturing the emotion and joy of our wedding day. Kaitie gave clear direction to us, our family, and bridal party, she made sure we got all of the photos we asked for, and kept us ahead of schedule (!). We cannot say enough great things about Kaitie, and are thrilled her work will be in our home forever.”

“Hiring Kaitie for our photos was easily the best decision we made for our wedding."


“Kaitie photographed our summer wedding in Santa Barbara, and she did the most AMAZING job capturing our special day. She made Will and I feel SO comfortable, especially since we'd never had professional photos taken together."

"Not only did we feel comfortable working with Kaitie, we also had fun!! The photos never felt forced or staged.”

03. christine & will

As people who are not fond of being in front of the camera, she put us at ease, was quick but not pushy and had great insight to get the perfect shots. On our wedding day she also handled all the craziness and made everything go as smoothly as possible. I truly believed she absorbed all the stress of the day from me. She was simply amazing. Our photos were more than we expected, both in quantity and quality. She was really able to capture the day just as we remember it and it makes us so happy to look at them and relive those moments. 

"Kaitie is the absolute best! She is so thoughtful and easy going and made me and my husband feel at ease."

04. brianna & harrison

"I never did believe in the ways of magic, 

but I'm beginning to wonder why."

At the expense of sounding cheesy (just for a minute I swear)...
Some parts of life actually do feel like magic. Capturing your slice of magic, just for one day... It's truly the honor of my life.