I’m Here and Queer
Hey, I’m Kate
Out and proud Star Wars fan, Lord of the Rings nerd, gaming geek… and bisexual woman (she/her)! I’m a first gen immigrant from the UK, and my dry British sense of humor is always right below the surface, ready to throw out a witty quip when you least expect it. One of my couples once described my photos as “artsy without being inaccessible” and I thought that was a beautifully succinct way of putting it. I bring a creative lens to documentary style images that highlight movement, emotion, and joy. When I’m not doing my job, my gang of three rescued pitbulls are laying on top of me while I play games on my Switch. If I get a rare weekend off, my awesome husband and I will throw a board game or movie night with our friends, or dress up and head to the Renaissance Festival (scroll down for photographic proof).
I remember when my husband and I first started planning our wedding. We were sitting next to each other on the plane home from Mexico with my Moleskine notebook in our laps, putting together the biggest party of our lives. I still feel sorry for the guy who had to sit next to us for the 4 hour trip. Those were moments of elation and excitement. When we got home and actually started looking for vendors, those feelings quickly changed.
All the vendors I contacted just wanted to fit our wedding into a neat little traditional box with a bow on top–with a price tag of, like four times our budget. But, they wouldn’t tell us that price tag until we had spent an hour on the phone, done a two hour in person tour, and invested a lot of energy into imagining our event there. Transparency, honesty, flexibility, and authenticity were not values I was finding in my search.
If you had any of the experience that I did, I know you’re on that search to find people who fit your vision, and who will treat you like a human not just another set of dollar signs. I knew I wanted to do things differently.
Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!! When I met Kate for coffee, it was my very first vendor meeting, and I felt like I got a tutorial not only on wedding photography, but also on the wedding planning process as a whole! Kate is genuine and down to earth and incredibly skilled at capturing the story of your relationship and the spirit of your day.It’s clear that her creative work is her genuine way of connecting with others and the world around her. She is also professional, timely, organized, and works with you to maximize value based on your budget.
Rachel + Shu
I started photographing weddings working for other companies–usually as a third or second photographer rather than the one in charge. I worked over 200 weddings before I even considered branching out on my own. Seeing all those happy people celebrating made me realize just how dang important a wedding day is to people, and I definitely wasn’t going to risk goofing it up.
I didn’t start my own company until I felt like I could walk into any venue, any lighting situation, and deal with any timeline mishaps while still making incredible images for my people. I’ve got over 400 weddings under my belt these days (maybe more, I stopped counting after year 6 or 7). When you work with me, know you’ve got someone there who knows what’s up, won’t get shaken by a little wedding day hiccup, and will take everything in stride to get you the photos you want and deserve!
After all those years of weddings, I realized something else big. The photos that meant the most to me, and to the couples that I really connected with, were the most natural ones. The ones where the camera wasn’t a thought in their minds, they were just living and experiencing each other and the day unfolding around them.
So those photos are what drive me now. I live for the little moments in between the posed camera aware ones, the moments where you lock eyes during your vows and feel all the feelings, and the belly laughs that come from spending time with your loved people.
I’m not the photographer who will bark orders at you all day, dictating every pose during every second of your getting ready photos. I don’t focus on that traditional 80’s wedding portrait – heads together, grimacing at the camera with a look behind your eyes that screams “make it stop!”
My wife and I found Kate and we knew right away her style stood out from all the rest. All the couples in her photos looked like real people. The way Kate captures the unique features, character and chemistry of the couple made having her our photographer a no-brainer. My wife and I weren’t sure how it would feel having someone with a lens up in our business during those intimate moments but with Kate we felt safe, respected and free to be completely ourselves! I promise you won’t be disappointed! Would hire her again in a heartbeat!!
Ash & Trish
I’m a photographer who wants to make sure your wedding photos are true to your authentic selves, who will make sure your voice is a huge part of your photo planning process, and will document your day with honesty and love.
I’m a photojournalist at heart, so rather than spending the day yelling at you and your family members, I want to be as unobtrusive as possible and let you experience your wedding day as it happens. I’ll be ready and waiting, like a fly on the wall, for the beautiful moments that unfold between you and your loved ones as you get ready for your ceremony. I’ll be watching your best friends during the ceremony and catch when they laugh or cry, and make sure to get dancing photos galore at your party!
I want to spend time getting to know you all in a genuine way. You should look at your wedding photos and see exactly who you two are together. I will authentically document the crazy whirlwind of emotions that is your wedding day. I’m not interested in having you fake a kiss or a smile. The fact that you’re crazy about each other is the freaking coolest. I’m not going to tell you how to show that.
I keep everything 100% transparent. I can’t express in words how frustrated I got with sneaky fees, salespeople hiding costs until it was time to sign a contract, and no one giving me a straight answer during the planning process. So, as a breath of fresh air for you, everything is on my site, and I keep everything pretty clean cut.
If you didn’t catch it on the first page, I want to reiterate that all love and all humans are valid. Every person in this world deserves love, marriage, beautiful photographs, and vendors who celebrate them and their relationships.
Let me show the world what’s important to you, and capture your genuine, authentic, gaga-for-each-other love. Into it?