Step 1. Shoot me an email.
Step 2. We set up a phone call, meet-up, or email to feel out if we would be a good fit.
Step 3. Once we know we’re going to click, a 50% non-refundable retainer and signed contract will secure your date!
**Changes during COVID: I have reduced the non-refundable deposit to an even $500 (usually around $1000).**
My default payment schedule is: 50% up front, 25% midway, and the remaining 25% paid 30 days out from the wedding. If you need a custom schedule, we can talk and set one that works for both of us.
On average, I deliver around 100 photos per hour of coverage. But there is no set number. I deliver the images that turn out and aren’t repetitive. I would never hold back any of your precious memories.
I love editing photos, so I get them to you quickly. My contract says within 30 days, but I usually deliver much sooner. Getting you your photos is my top priority. I send your photos in an online gallery. Through the gallery you’ll be able to download, share and print.
It depends on the schedule of the day. I usually encourage having a second photographer because I can’t be everywhere at once. However, small weddings generally don’t require a second photographer. Weddings where everything, including all getting ready, is in the same location helps alleviate the need for a second photographer as well. We can talk to see if you would benefit from having a second photographer.
It’s not crucial, but it’s really beneficial for both of us. I have a different approach to engagement sessions than most photographers. My goal is to create a space for you guys to be yourselves together like I’m not even there. Think of something you do together, whether it’s date night, going to get ice cream, or just watching Netflix at home, and we’ll just do that. I won’t tell you to do any uncomfortable poses or make you do something you wouldn’t normally do. We can get some nice portraits at the end but the main focus will be capturing you in your actual environment the way you actually live your lives. These would be amazing photos to show your grandkids, like look how we spent our time together back in the day!
HECK YES! I will follow you to the ends of the earth. I often travel within the Midwest but will gladly travel anywhere. Pricing varies depending on location.
Please contact me to discuss special pricing
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!
"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."
I cannot begin to tell you guys how amazing Caitlyn was throughout the entire planning process. Her preparation made everything run so smoothly and her attention to detail made my heart sing. She provided about 50 first look photos to us the very next morning after our wedding and we received the remainder of our photos edited and touched up beautifully within a month of the event. I have already recommended her to my friends and family for their weddings and events! She is stupendous!!