Have you ever dreamed of getting married in a helicopter, eloping on a mountaintop, or tying the knot in a Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed ceremony?
Whatever your one-of-a-kind wedding ideas or desires for an adventure-filled celebration, I’m there to capture your candid moments while putting a uniquely artistic spin on your day. My experiences have brought me from weddings in the Indonesian rainforest to romantic backyard boating adventures in upstate New York, and everywhere in between. At Kathryn Cooper Weddings, I photograph engagements and celebrations ranging from the subtly nontraditional to the utterly unique.
Some of my favorite shoots include:
- Photographing in a helicopter en route to a private island for an intimate elopement in the U.S. Virgin Islands
- Documenting a warrior wedding, complete with a sword-fighting bride and groom as part of a choose-your-own-adventure costume party in New York
- Hiking with my awesome brides for photos in beautiful spots around Maine's Acadia National Park for an LGBTQ, campground-based, DIY wedding weekend
As a creative photojournalist, I’ll catch your ceremony and family photos while also focusing more on candid moments in a stress-free, laid-back way. Animal lovers, LGBTQ+ couples, religious folks, non-religious folks, quirky partners, adventure junkies — no matter who you are, I’d be honored to photograph your day.
How I cater to Offbeat Brides
If you’re the type of couple who knows you want something truly creative and awesome on your wedding day — even if you don’t know exactly WHAT you want — I’m your gal. I’ll get to know your personalities and come up with incredible photos that I guarantee no one else will have!
I’m based in New York and California, and have worked on every continent except Antarctica (but let’s go!). I also do nonprofit, travel, and event photography, so my stories of scuba diving in Maltese caves and motorcycling up steep Himalayan dirt roads on assignments make my mother cringe and run out of the room during family holidays.
So, whether you’re looking to do an underwater shoot in the Bahamas, ride down an Austrian mountain coaster, or hike up a nearby mountain for some epic views, I’d love to make your photos even more fun and amazing than you ever imagined. What adventure shall we plan together? I can’t wait to capture your awesome celebration!
“Kathryn's creativity and ability to capture every detail with artistic perfection is beyond belief. Plus, she's freaking hilarious and easy to work with. Her style is unconventional and her photos are stunning—she had a spinning ring of fire at our wedding for crying out loud! Who comes up with stuff like that?! Kathryn Cooper that's who!" - Erin and Jenn