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!
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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.