Who am I?
Hi, I am Katie, a 30 something full time photographer currently based on the Hampshire Wiltshire border, in the town of Tidworth. From mid 2022 I will be based in the Devonshire town of Starcross just south of Exeter meaning I will be lovely and local again for Devon and Somerset weddings, but still more than happy to travel back to Wiltshire, Hampshire and beyond.
I’m an army wife and a mum to one. I love horses, eventing where time allows. I enjoy a hefty dose of sci-fi and feel most at home in the the great big outdoors! I’m also a self confessed geek and techy nut.
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?
Why I’m the photographer for you
My job is to capture the moments, so that the day can be relived for years and generations to come. I want you to be able to look back and see the magic of your day.
I am a creative documentary photographer. This means I love to capture the unscripted moments that take place throughout the day. I want to immortalise the reactions and emotions of the couple and their guests.
As a friendly and approachable person I can naturally merge into the background of the day, meaning I can capture those natural unposed moments. I also liaise closely with the wedding co-ordinator & other suppliers to ensure I am in the right place at the right time.
Importantly for a lot of couples I don’t pose! I may prompt you, but no rigid 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 & savour it, whilst I capture beautiful photos. I will also put you at ease when you are in front of my cameras. 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 pollen on your clothes, lacing a dress, or providing scissors to cut out a label, I will help out, in fact I’ve done all of those things! For this reason I am perfectly suited to photographing weddings.
Although I can and do work solo, I prefer 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.
“Katie is an amazingly talented and creative photographer. Highly professional, fantastic ideas and totally reliable. A delight to work with from the pre wedding shoot to the very last photograph and beyond. We are so happy with our wedding photographs. I would highly recommend her.”
-Laura & Justin
“AMAZING! So pleased we chose Katie to do our wedding photography she has given us amazing photographic memories to last a lifetime and captured the day perfectly. Highly recommend to anyone – don’t get married without her! She is also the loveliest person to have around on your wedding morning when nerves are running high, professional friendly and lots of fun. Can’t thank you enough Katie! “
-Catherine & George
“Katie took some amazing photos that captured the essence of my wedding. I am not the most photogenic but I truly loved them all! “
-Vicky & Paul
“Worked to the brief to a T… Paparazzi style shots, which I prefer anyway, but also as I hate having my picture taken. I now have some gorgeous wedding pics on my wall thanks to Katie!”
-Claire & Rich
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, and photographs are often the only tangible memory from your day.
I have packages to suit most budgets as I can offer partial day coverage. I always advise it’s a wiser investment to have reduced day coverage from a photographer you love, rather than full day coverage from a photographer you merely like.
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 a standard day (8 hours of coverage) starts from £1750. Partial day coverage starts from £650 for 3 hours. I also offer bespoke elopement and small covid 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.
If viewing this page on a mobile, please rotate to landscape view to see the questions in full!