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 50% 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.
Two 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.
"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."
"I don’t even know where to begin with Caitlyn. She is insanely talented, truly dedicated, has the sweetest heart, will go well out of her way to make sure you are happy and I could not attempt to find anyone else as caring as she is. I’ve done three shoots with her and I’ve never felt more comfortable being photographed. She also delivers the absolute best results.
Do yourself a favor, and book Caitlyn."