Hey there! I’m Casey Fatchett. I have been a professional wedding photographer for over 20 years. In that time, I have worked with hundreds of couples in New York, New Jersey, the Hudson Valley, and around the world. My goal is to capture the authentic, natural moments that make up your wedding day. Your photos should also reflect your unique personalities and relationship. You don’t fit into a cookie cutter, and I’m not going to try to make you fit in one either. I will work with you to find out what is MOST important to you!
Also, I feel that one of the most important parts of my job is make you feel relaxed and comfortable both throughout the planning process and on your wedding day. You can rely on my two decades of experience both to give you pointers and advice and to be assured that I have got your wedding totally covered. I have seen it all, and, perhaps because of my laid-back nature, nothing phases me. I have sewn dresses back together, been a shoulder to cry on, and much more.
Do you feel uncomfortable or self-conscious having your photo taken? Me too! I go to great lengths to make you feel relaxed, especially during the portraits. I have even put together some guides for my introverted and self-conscious couples:
How I cater to Offbeat Brides
I have a special place in my heart for the non-traditional or 'offbeat' weddings because, to quote Lydia Deetz, “I, myself, am strange and unusual.”
I believe that “love is love” and I have photographed weddings of all shapes and sizes, from huge, lavish parties to elopements where it was the couple, the officiant, and myself (yes, I served as the witness and I am happy to do that for you if you need me to). So whether you're planning an elopement or a big wedding or something in between, I am here for you.
Getting married in a forest? No problem. Want skulls and crossbones on your shoes? Awesome. Incorporating your love of cosplay, wrestling, movies, video games, or some other nerdy thing you love? I am all for it.
Once, the bride and groom at a wedding I was photographing had me join in on a choreographed sword fight at the reception. Why? Because I studied and taught fencing and stage combat for 15 years (which we bonded over and why they invited me to take part in the melee).
I have been photographing LGBTQ+ weddings since before they were legal, back in the days of “commitment ceremonies”. It makes me sad every time I receive a message asking, “This is a same sex wedding, is that okay with you?” or anything along those lines. That tells me that someone has said it was 'not ok' with them. You don't have to be concerned about being rejected when you contact me. Just tell me your pronouns at the top and we will go from there!
I also donate a portion of my income each year to social justice, civil liberty, and animal rescue charities. PS – I have an awesome rescue dog and if you want to have your pet in your wedding, your pet and I are going to become best friends. Just a heads up.
"Casey was the perfect wedding photographer for us. I really hate having my photo taken, so I knew I wanted someone who took great candid photos so I could avoid a day filled with awkward posing. We knew we didn’t want a wedding album full of super staged looking photos. We wanted photos that captured the real moments of the day. Casey listened to what we wanted and went above and beyond to deliver it. He is a joy to work with. We could not have been happier with him or our photos. We highly recommend him!!" - Amanda + Zac
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