Authentic candids & intimate moments: this California wedding photographer is a rare talent (with a special offer for you!)

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…

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It's Hades & Persephone in this Greek myth-inspired underworld wedding inspiration

We are loving this Greek underworld-inspired wedding inspiration for the mythology lover in all of us. Real-life couple Tonya and Jessie were inspired by the god and goddess Hades and Persephone of the underworld with The Fates in attendance as flower girls.

Don't miss the black and red dress with red crystal crown (Persephone was queen of the underworld, after all!), florals with deep roses, dark leaves, and hints of forbidden fruit, and the huge and amazing goth chic cake.

If you want stunning throwback wedding style, you MUST see this line of vintage wedding dresses

We have been loving short and cocktail-length wedding dress styles since our site launched. They channel the 1940s to 1960s in all kinds of amazing, vintage ways. And fabulous dress designers, House of Mooshki, are PROS at channeling those vintage vibes. From delicate lacy sleeves and full cocktail skirts to color underlays and beautiful embroidery, they are able to capture a moment in time that will up the ante on your whole wedding look. Learn more about their upcoming U.S. trunk shows!

Funko fans: get ready to lose your cool when you see this Funko headquarters engagement shoot

Tannah and Nic collect Funko toys and wanted to do have their engagement shoot at the Funko headquarters in Everett, Washington. It's super colorful, full of literally larger-than-life vinyl toy figures that are super popular, and just a really awesome backdrop for photos.

It was especially fun for them to let off some steam at a more casual setting for their engagement since their wedding will skew a bit more formal. Oh, and don't miss the making of the cake toppers!