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.

kaitie brainerd

I give my all to my clients from beginning to end. 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.

more than just a photographer

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.

A professional + laid back approach

A professional +
 laid back approach

When you look at your photos, you’ll see genuine love. You'll see the joy of connecting with your guests. You'll see friends and family celebrating your kickass love. No trendy filters, cheesy poses or cookie cutter images here- just true to life colors and tasteful editing so your photos look just like your wedding day felt.

photos that tell your story

Work With Me

What it's like to

"She really captured the essence of our day. We were blown away.”

"Easily, her work speaks for itself, but working with her before, during, and after our wedding was stellar each time. I sought Kaitie out  because the lighting in all her photos looked so natural and she had the ability to capture couples' happiness without them looking posed. She was very thoughtful, detailed, and collaborative with our timing needs. On our wedding day, I didn't have to worry about anything. She had everything under control and took care of capturing our memories with ease. She is easy to talk to and has a great eye, she is truly an artist. This was our first wedding and both my husband and I had very little experience being professionally photographed, but Kaitie talked us through everything. She put us as ease. We loved each shot and are so happy to have Kaitie as our photographer. We 100% recommend and couldn't be happier."

Kaitie was INCREDIBLE! I felt like she asked all the right questions before the big day so that during our photo time she was able to coordinate things effectively and it felt very natural. She was punctual, professional, and all around fun to have at the event. The photos turned out beautiful and she really captured the essence of our day. We were blown away.”

Danielle + Dylan

Kat + Christopher

let's get into the details.

  • Yours truly photographing your day
  • LOTS of fully-edited, high resolution images (if it’s a special moment, trust that it’s going in your online gallery)
  • Complete printing and usage rights (duh)
  • Film photos — because this love is rich in color & timeless in feeling. Your photos should be too.
  • Timeline planning, shot list and a wedding day guide- so you can tell me what’s important on your day ahead of time, and know exactly what to expect from me in return
  • A preview within 48 hours, in case you want to relive the love right away
  • Online gallery for sharing and printing
  • 4 to 6 week turnaround time for the full gallery 
  • Package options include: second photographer, engagement session, rehearsal dinner coverage, albums

Every collection includes:

Most clients invest between $5-7k

Don’t see an option listed that works for you? Just reach out. I'm happy to work with different budget and coverage needs.

so is the day you're planning.

Your relationship is one of a kind.

Having a smaller affair? Eloping?
 Need engagement photos?

I've got a collection for that.

Having a weekday SB Courthouse Civil Ceremony?
Info here.

Tell me what this day is about for you, which parts of your wedding you’re most looking forward to, and which friends and family you’re most excited to share it with. Tell me about your awkward past experiences with photography, and how you want this to be different. Tell me about your love story, and what makes you two feel at ease together.

lay it on me

I’ll take everything you share, and use it to craft a plan, a timeline, and a (tentative) shot list. I say tentative — not because I won’t get the important shots — but because I know it’s even more important for me to be flexible. Your wedding isn’t a photoshoot — it’s a celebration. I’ll always put your wants and your experience first.

let's make art

Your photos aren’t for the gram (though you might choose to share them there). Your photos are for the memories. The first time you see them, expect the emotions to come back. Expect to see friends & family interactions you might have missed on your wedding day. Expect to feel just a little more in love (if that’s even possible).

live the memories

let's get this party started.

3: Live the memories.

2: Let's make art.

1: Lay it on me.



Here’s how the process works once you book:

It’s totally fine if you don’t know which package you want or if you still have questions. We can chat about it together, you can tell me about what you’re imagining, and you can decide if we’re a good fit. 

Ready to take the next step?