Southern California Wedding Photographer
CANDID AND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
I'm a Los Angeles based wedding photographer but I spend a good portion of my weekends photographing weddings and elopements in my family's hometown of Santa Barbara. After years of working full time as a fashion photographer, I found myself increasingly jaded and uninspired with the inauthenticity of the industry. As a lifelong hopeless romantic, wedding photography proved to be the perfect antidote- it's the ideal mix of photojournalism realness, fine art creativity and raw emotional moments. Now 8 years later, I've found my real passion in documenting lasting love stories in a professional yet fun manner and guiding couples through the crazy and joyful process that is a wedding.
"Kaitie's effervescent personality makes shooting with her both natural and comfortable, allowing her to capture an authenticity and joy that I never imagined could be translated in a picture.
Her working style is unobtrusive, she seamlessly inserts herself into your event to beautifully capture grand spaces, small details, and most importantly those special moments that are so often overlooked."
Professional, Laid Back and Authentic
I'm all about trust and transparency; I make sure we have all the plans, lists and visions nailed down so you can head into your wedding day worry free. I pride myself on being a reliable, positive and calming presence throughout the process, ensuring that you feel comfortable and excited when you finally get in front of the camera.
Captivating, Curated and Candid
Self-described "awkward in photos" couples: Challenge Accepted. No trendy filters, cheesy poses or cookie cutter images here- just true to life, timeless coloring and tasteful editing so your photos look just like your wedding day felt.
I go all out for my couples
I want to bring that extra something to your day- whether it be guidance and resources in the planning stage, direction and laughs during formal photos, or just someone to run interference when you need a moment alone- I've got you.
Exploring new places is at the top of my list
Favorite travel adventures include a very windy and deserted springtime visit to the Amalfi Coast, too many steins at Oktoberfest in Munich with my college friends, and exploring and haggling in the markets of Marrakech, Morocco.
Hiking, biking and camping
Growing up in Utah I spent a lot of time camping, rafting and exploring the outdoors with my family. That's me backpacking the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali Coast of Kauai.
River rafting + surfing
My dad taught me how to row and river guide when I was 13. I had the privilege of spending 3 weeks rafting down the Grand Canyon at 16 and every summer since then I've guided my own boat down the rivers of Idaho and Oregon. I picked up surfing during the pandemic and have been hooked for the last year!
Dos Pueblos Ranch Wedding
Kaitie went the distance in every way to get us the shots we wanted, edited beautifully, and every one unique. She was professional, fun, and made us comfortable in an otherwise sometimes slightly awkward situation of being the subject of a photo shoot. The wedding photos turned out more beautiful that I could ever have imagined. I loved her style, I love her editing, and the feel to her photos. She was everywhere at once, but not noticed a bit. She was professional, listened to all of our desires, and delivered. 100% She was also extremely helpful and professional in the whole wedding planning process. Not a single complaint from this customer. We loved Kaitie!
Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding
She was so fun to be around and with my family hard to wrangle, she did it with such ease and efficiency!! But the pictures...they brought tears to my eyes and we are getting so many compliments on all the photos. could not be happier with the results and I would recommend anyone and everyone to use her skills on the biggest day of your life!!