This is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times in your lives and choosing someone to capture it is a huge decision. I absolutely love everything about weddings and about all of the couples that I get a chance to work with. My philosophy as a wedding photographer is that I don't want to be just another check off your list. I want to get to know YOU as a person, as a couple, as a friend. Throughout our time together, you'll get lots of special goodies and some amazing information that can be found in my client magazine (yes, a magazine tailored just for my brides!).
You decide you want to book Katherine Elena Photography (yay!) and I will send over the invoice and contract to be signed online. Then it's time to schedule your engagement session and any other sessions you included in your package. This is where the fun begins!
About a month before the wedding, I will send a questionnaire with all the information I need to create a timeline. We'll also set up a final meeting to go over all the important things! Then before you know it, it's time for the big day! Sit back and relax knowing you're in good hands.
When we meet, we will talk about the different packages, enjoy some coffee or tea, and talk about all the fun wedding details. We'll also go over the not so fun ones like retainers and contracts. We have packages starting at $3,800 with the average client spending approximately $5,500.
You're engaged! Or if you're like me, you know it's coming and you've already started searching for your perfect photographer (guilty). Whatever point in the process, it all begins with an in-person meeting so that we can get to know each other a little bit!
"Katie is not only a phenomenal photographer, but an extremely kind person! Working with Katie was seamless and easy and we loved our time with her. She was easily accessible and responsive to our many questions, professional, and friendly. Katie is super easy to get along with which helped make us feel comfortable during our engagement photos. The day of our wedding, she ensured the day went smoothly while making sure all the details were just right. She is incredible at what she does and has done an amazing job with our photos. We are very satisfied with how absolutely gorgeous our pictures turned out. You can tell that Katie is extremely passionate and talented at what she does which makes all the difference! Thank you, Katie, for capturing our perfect day so beautifully!"
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"The first time my husband and I met with Katie, we knew she would capture our special day just the way we wanted. We flew Katie to Mexico for our destination wedding and oh man, she was great. The day Katie arrived, she offered to take a few engagement pictures on the beach as we had never done an engagement session, which was so nice and appreciated. She is so easy to be around and all of my guests loved her, even getting her involved in the dance off at the reception. At our final pre-wedding meeting, I voiced concern to Katie about not having enough time for pictures before the sunset and she had several ideas and made it work where we had plenty of time before our reception started, which was a huge relief for me. She was all around the most amazing wedding photographer we could have chosen."
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"We cannot say enough great things about Katherine Elena Photography! She is absolutely the best. The level of professionalism she has is evident from the moment you meet her, not to mention the passion she has for what she does. She takes the time to get to know you both as a couple and makes all sessions feel comfortable and easy-going. We loved working with her during our engagements and were so excited for the memories she would capture at our wedding. And she did not disappoint. Our pictures are incredible! After all the planning and preparations are made and the wedding festivities are over, the pictures are what we will have to remember the happiest day of our lives and they are truly amazing. We couldn't be happier with the work she did and highly recommend her!"
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We offer packages starting at $3,800 with the average couple investing around $5,500. Though we have set packages, we understand that not everyone fits into a box so all the packages are customizable! Don't need an engagement session? Need extra hours? Not a problem. Email us for more information on our pricing!
YES! I love to travel whenever I get the chance. Pricing for travel varies depending on the location, but for most locations within a couple hours of Charlotte are no extra charge! So if you've been dreaming of a Charleston wedding, we are right there with you! If you are considering a true destination wedding, PLEASE take us with you! Haha. But seriously...we will happily travel to be your photographers!
This is a big one! We get this question a lot, and for good reason. Picking out outfits can be nerve-wracking. My advice is to choose one casual and one formal outfit. That way you can have a wide variety. Also, go out and get yourself something new! If you're like me, you feel SO good in an outfit that you are wearing for the first time. That confidence really goes a long way in your photos!
After the wedding is over, days seem to feel like weeks when it comes to waiting to see your wedding photos. I have totally been there! I hate the waiting game as much as everyone else, so I do what I can to give photos back quickly. I always do a congratulatory social media post the day after the wedding and then within the week post your wedding to the blog. I wish I could get all the photos back that fast, but having control of the editing process is important to me and my brand, so it takes a few more weeks to get them all back! The longest you'd ever wait is 6 weeks.