Who you hire affects the entire experience you’ll have before, on and after your wedding day. You deserve a photographer who is invested in your love story, who you enjoy being around, who will be there to serve you from beginning to end, and who will deliver images that allow you to feel each moment all over again.
While my style is very hands-off, I won’t leave you hanging. You won’t feel lost or without direction. For portraits, I create a space for you and your partner to be together by asking you special questions that are designed to have you focus on each other.
I’m queen of going with the flow and reducing your stress with my calm and collected personality. Have a crazy family -biological or chosen? Same here, I can navigate those landmines with ease. We’re behind on schedule? Well that’s why you hired a professional photographer who is experienced and can bring us back on schedule no sweat.
My husband has this goofy saying, the 5 P's: “Prior preparation prevents poor performance,” as silly as it is, it’s so true. Your wedding day will be fun and relaxed because we will communicate and prepare beforehand. Potentially stressful situations will ease by because we’ll be prepared for them.
I'm mostly a fly-on-the-wall with a bit of take-chargeness when necessary. I will approach your day as a witness. Meaning I will use empathy as my main tool, feeling what and who is important to you, sensing when you need my help, not passing any judgement on moments or emotions, and capturing your day exactly as it happens. You’ll be surprised at the photos where you didn’t know I was even there, or photos of things you had no idea were happening around you. I’m here to document each part of your story, each face, each passing moment, so you can relive them over and over.
After you inquire, we’ll set up a time for a phone call, meet up, or email back-and-forth so we can see if we’re a good fit. It's important for you to like your photographer as a person since they'll be around you more than your partner.
You'll tell me which package you would like to book and I'll send over your proposal. To book, I require a non-refundable 30% retainer and a signed contract. All of which can be done online, super easy! Once that is out of the way, you’ll be officially booked and I’ll send over my wedding guide chocked full of helpful tips and tricks to plan your day.
Three weeks out from the wedding, I will send you two questionnaires. One to gather any information I’ll need (like timeline, special family dynamics, vendor information, etc.) and another for the list of family photos. I treat each family photo like roll call, calling out the names of the people in the photo. It makes things go very quickly!
I arrive early to scout locations, and get a feel for the venue if I haven’t been there before. I do not need anything from you. You’ll feel confident in my ability to capture your day due to our prior communication. You’ll just enjoy the day and live in the moment.
The wedding has passed and you can’t wait to share photos with everyone. I will send you sneak peeks within 24 hours so the first photo you share doesn’t have to be a grainy cell phone photo.
I will deliver your full gallery within 30 days. You’ll be able to print, download, and share with friends and family all from one link. The gallery will be left up for one year, so be sure to download all the photos, and get photos printed so your best memories don’t just hide online but come to life on your walls.
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From that point on, Caitlyn made the entire process so seamless. She recommended that we pick engagement locations that truly meant something to us. Per her advice we took photos at our grandfather's family farm and our parent's bar, and man she was so right! These pictures captured the essence of our relationship so perfectly while also making it such a comfortable experience. Caitlyn kept up communication and sent over several helpful wedding guides and surveys to ensure we got exactly what we wanted out of our wedding photos. On the day, she blended in so well with our family and friends that no one was even aware there was a photographer around. The photos she took were more than I could have asked for and truly transported me back to our perfect day. She truly has a talent for identifying the most special of moments of your day that you will forever cherish.
"Our experience with Caitlyn was nothing short of AMAZING. From our first call I could tell she was not only professional, but also extremely personable and truly wanted to build a relationship with her clients.
I cannot say enough about how much we LOVED working with Caitlyn. From the beginning I felt like I was chatting with a friend. She is relatable, kind and very helpful! She was prepared weeks prior to the day and then completely delivered!! She was the perfect amount of in the shadows capturing moments and in your face posing and directing us. All of my expectations were blown out of the water! But what we have loved most is hearing our family and friends' reactions to them. We have gotten so many compliments on how well they depict us, our families, our bridal party and everyone's personalities!
You can literally 'hear' each photo.
Caitlyn truly captured us and our wedding perfectly from start to finish and we are forever grateful for her and her talents.
"Where do I begin... Caitlyn not only did an amazing job photographing our wedding day, but also did an amazing job at being there through the chaos. Caitlyn was so good about asking questions that didn’t bombard my husband and I. When I didn’t know what i wanted or didn’t know what to do she was there to help me figure out what I wanted. If you are looking for more than just a photographer who *clicks* a button then Caitlyn is your girl."
"Caitlyn has all the secret tricks to bring out the fun energy between a couple. Because it’s there. Putting your love out there for the world to see can be uncomfortable. But the best part is that Caitlyn doesn’t ask you to do anything uncomfortable.
Jess and I can’t be more happy with our photos (and we got 50 sneak peek photos the same day!) and how quickly they came to us. She captured the good, the ugly tears, and the better. She captured our love again, one year later; on our wedding day. And she did not disappoint."
"Caitlyn was a fantastic photographer and we were lucky to have booked her to capture our special day. At the outset, her photos speak for themselves. She does a wonderful job and truly captures the moment. But what makes her incredible is the customer service she provides. My wife would message her asking for recommendations, whether it be makeup/flowers or other help. Caitlyn would respond immediately with very helpful recommendations. This is above and beyond any of our expectations. At the wedding, she worked tirelessly to capture all moments, and was creatively thinking of fun places to take photographs. When we got all of our photos, Caitlyn got them to us early and they were beautifully edited. In short, we cannot recommend her enough."
With how busy your wedding day typically is, it is important to have someone you trust behind the camera to capture the moments you don’t get to see. Caitlyn was able to capture so much during our day that was extremely meaningful to us. The investment to get a professional photographer is beyond worth it, especially if you choose Caitlyn to do your photos.
I would also like to add how smoothly everything went despite the pandemic going on. Caitlyn was able to easily adapt to our nontraditional backyard ceremony and reception. We really didn’t have any set events planned for the evening besides eating and huddling inside because it was super cold outside. She made all of the unplanned indoor photos look beautiful and I can’t thank her enough for that.
Caitlyn has honestly been amazing! I’m absolutely in LOVE with all the pictures she has done for us!! Caitlyn has been incredibly helpful even with planning our wedding day schedule and advice from her experience. She makes taking the pictures easy and fun with natural poses and captures the real us in her photos. The whole process of booking Caitlyn was easy and smooth. Caitlyn helped us stayed organized on our wedding day by following our timeline and making sure everyone was lined up for family pictures which is not an easy task with my large family. You can tell Caitlyn loves what she does and her passion shows in her actions and her work. I would absolutely recommend Caitlyn to anyone for any photos!
Caitlyn was absolutely PHENOMENAL. She was so easy going, so incredibly sweet, super quick at replying with any questions I had, and got our photos back to us so incredibly fast. I would recommend her to EVERYONE. I am so thankful that I found her. We will always remember what an incredible day our wedding was because how beautiful our photos were. I can’t say enough good things about Caitlyn! Definitely use her for any photos you need taken!
When we were looking for a wedding photographer, we were focusing on 3 main things. Affordability, quality, and customer service. Caitlyn provided us will all of those plus more! Working with her was so easy breezy, I felt so confident in her ability and I knew that my engagement and wedding photos were going to be amazing based on her previous work. I felt super comfortable working with her, and she made both my fiancé and I comfortable and confident in front of the camera, even though either of us had never gotten photos done professionally before. If you're between Caitlyn and another photographer, GO WITH CAITLYN you won't be disappointed.
Caitlyn’s work is breathtaking. The way she is able to capture the love between partners, you can hear the photos, and the love. Caitlyn eased every nerve we had on our wedding day. She offered guidance and advice, she laughed with us, and she made sure we felt like we had every photo we could possibly want before she left. Less than TWO weeks after our wedding, Caitlyn delivered the most beautiful, breathtaking, wedding gallery. I’ve looked through all 700 of our photos multiple times, and each time I am left speechless.
If you’re looking for a photographer with impeccable talent, a love for what she does, and someone that will not just be your photographer, but your hype-woman and friend- you’ve found her in Caitlyn!
There are a million things I could write here about the incredible experience my husband and I had using Caitlyn Cloud Photography. From our very first email, Caitlyn was responsive, informative on the different packages she offers (and helped us decide what would work best for us), and made us feel like our big day mattered just as much to her as it did to us!