So who am I? Well I’m Katie…
A self confessed geek, techy and sci-fi nut. I get on with almost anyone, although was once upon a time the shy kid. I’m a hopeless romantic and an eternal optimist but do employ a heavy dose of realism.
Now the slightly more serious/boring bit I’m 30 something currently living on the Hampshire Wiltshire border, in the town of Tidworth. From early/mid 2022 I will be living in the Devon town of Starcross just south of Exeter, but I will still be more than happy to travel back to Wiltshire, Hampshire and beyond.
I have loved photography for many a year, and love that my passion is my job. Add in I love weddings, and I mean I really LOVE weddings. They are a day of joy and happiness, so what better job can there be, than to share that day with couples?
A synopsis of me!
I’m from the island of Jersey originally. I’m a country girl so commonly found outdoors exploring either on foot or horseback.
The favourite country I’ve visited is India
Anything Marvel, Star Trek, Forrest Gump, Notting Hill, Shitts Creek, Parks & Rec, Handmaid’s Tale, The Crown and terribly terribly bad movies. They’re so bad they’re good right?!
I can’t cook half the things I would like to, but I bake a mean rainbow dinosaur unicorn cake. I never say no to cake. I may even have been bribed previously with Jaffa cakes and profiteroles!
Total animal lover, except snakes and arachnids *shudders*. Horses are obviously my favourite though without a doubt
Married since 2011 to my military (until he changes career next year) husband, we have a 5yo daughter who likes to believe she is at least 20!
Michael Crichton, Ben Elton, RR Haywood, Robert Rankin, Holly Martin, Douglas Adams, Tom Holt
Music wise I love a bit of everything. Being terrible with names I always forget the names of songs/artists I like. If it’s popular I probably like it though!
Main hobby is horse riding. Before I got old & broken I was a pretty decent 800m runner & high jumper. Eternally rubbish tennis player. Love to draw and paint in my spare (pah!) time.
I’m the 1 in 10 of the british population who doesn’t drink tea (or coffee). Don’t drink beer, wine or cider (I made a RUBBISH uni student). Normally found with a bottle of squash in my hand!
Why I’m the photographer for you
Now I LOVE a country wedding be that woodland, country house, marquee, tent, barn or even your local pub. I also love any wedding that’s just a little bit different as I’m very much in favour of having your day your way rather than following convention. All are totally my thing, but if it’s a horsey country wedding then I’m totally your girl. Honestly that combines my two favourite things together. I can rock the wedding elements whilst also nailing the horsey ones. Nothing worse than a non horsey photographer not appreciating the massive importance of forward facing ears.
Although the countryside is a reoccurring theme for my weddings I love that my clients are diverse and basically pretty darn awesome. I believe love is love no matter what race, religion, gender or otherwise. You can guarantee each set of vows and every speech will have me drying my eyes whilst also taking a photo (or 3).
I am a documentary photographer. This means I love to capture the unscripted natural moments that take place throughout the day. I immortalise the reactions and emotions of you the couple and your guests without sticking a camera in everyone’s faces.
As a friendly and approachable person I can naturally merge into the background of the day, meaning I can capture those natural unposed moments, whilst cracking the occasional awful joke.
Rather importantly for a lot of couples I don’t pose. I may prompt you, but no rigid cheesy posing. It’s not natural and it’s not fun therefore I don’t do it. The time we spend doing couple portraits is often the only time you will have all day alone together, well without guests anyway. So I work to ensure you can enjoy that time, whilst I capture beautiful photos. I will also put you at ease when you are in front of my cameras, as I get it most people don’t enjoy their photos been taken. By the end of the day you will forget I’ve even got my cameras!
A big thing that benefits all my couples is that stress does not appear in my vocabulary, I am a natural creative problem solver so in the event anything does crop up I find a solution, quickly and calmly. Be it remove pollen from or lacing a dress, or providing scissors to cut off a label, I will help out, I’ve done all of those things and more!
Although I can and do work solo, I love to work with a second photographer to enable me to effectively be in two places at once capturing even more of those magical moments. You can read about why having two photographers can be better than one in my journal.
Wedding photography is about creating everlasting memories that you can share with your friends and family. Your wedding cannot be repeated, but expertly captured, those precious moments can be regularly revisited, and eternally treasured. Although some may see photography at times as a frivolous expense, no price can be put on those memories. Remember photographs are often the only tangible memory from your day.
Where able, to give you my complete service I prefer to be in attendance from approximately 2 hours before your ceremony, to cover preparations, through to just after your first dance, before your guests become a bit too tipsy! For the average wedding this will require approximately 8 hours coverage .
As every wedding is different I like to give personalised quotes to each wedding couple, but as a guide for 2022 please use the below prices as a starting point (local travel included)
2 hours – £450 (Nb. If a weekend date can only be booked within 6 months of date)
8 hours – £1650
*I also offer bespoke elopement and small wedding coverage with options to suit most budgets so please get in touch.
I would love to hear about you & your Wedding
Drop me a message and we can discuss how I can be part of your amazing day. I always reply where I can, even if already booked, within 48 hours of your email. So if you haven’t heard from me please check your junk folder, and if needed message me again.
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