Authentic candids & intimate moments: this California wedding photographer is a rare talent (with a special offer for you!) #Sponsors: Photographers#california#wedding photographer August 13 2019 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. When we met Kate of Katherine Elyse Photography, it was love at first meeting. Her imagery was immaculate, but her spirit was what really drew us in. She's a pro at capturing offbeat and authentic weddings and we felt instantly that we had to let our readers in on her expertise and drive. She's shot over 200 weddings over ten years and still loves every minute of it, too. Let's learn a bit more about this California-based wedding photographer who manages to translate stories of love into visual imagery that wows us… Kate is skilled as hell Kate is incredibly passionate about the artistry of photography and capturing authentic moments in a skillful way. She told us that she loves shooting weddings in particular because they give her a glimpse into the hearts and souls of those who have found their person (their lobster!). When you love documenting love, you can give so much better photos to your clients. She's constantly improving her craft and striving to deliver both the best experience and most amazing photos. And they are AMAZING. Bringing out the best in her clients while making them feel comfortable in front of the camera is her ultimate goal. Here's what Kate had to say… I am all about capturing the details of your wedding day exactly as they are and preserving your memories for the rest of your life. My shooting style is almost exclusively candid moments and natural portraiture. While you enjoy every awesome moment as it’s happening, I’m working paparazzi style in the background taking honest photos of you, your friends, and your loved ones as they celebrate with you. Each finished photo will be a record of your wedding day memories that you can cherish forever. Kate's clients are EVERYBODY One of the biggest bonuses we saw in Kate's portfolio was her proven record of representation. WE saw LGBTQ+ couples, people of all races and sizes, and all kinds of offbeat styles. It was clear that she makes a point of finding clients who represent all of us and make each and every one of them look and feel amazing. And it really makes a difference in the final product of your wedding photos when your photographer has experience (and loves!) all kinds of people. You know she's not limiting her portfolio to cater to one type of specific client. She's finding beautiful moments in all her clients' weddings and letting you see your own story in the most beautiful ways. Kate gives back Kate even reaches out to her communities for what she calls Give Back Sessions where she gives empowering and therapeutic shoots to those dealing with illness, loss, or grief. In addition to giving back to her community, she also gives back to our Offbeat Bride community! Offbeat Bride promo: Book with Kate and mention you saw her on Offbeat Bride and get a FREE Guestbook Album with any Engagement Package! If you want to guarantee that you'll adore your photos, choosing Kate as your photographer is a no-brainer. She's based in California, but get in touch if you want her to travel to wherever you're having your wedding. But get in touch soon as her calendar books up fast. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Executive Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS It's Hades & Persephone in this Greek myth-inspired underworld wedding inspiration NEXT This Virginia backyard wedding combined Scottish heritage with Lord of the Rings Show/Hide comments [ 2 ] Kate is amazing. She helped us capture great photos of our large family with such beautiful candid quality and personability that I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer in the area. She's truly a gem and does her very best to capture everyone in their very best light. Reply Kate is amazing!!! She captured beautiful pictures of my wife and I back when we had just been married. I’ve also known Kate since high school and yes, she has ALWAYS been this cool, inclusive and all around rad. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.