Katherine is based in Los Angeles and Spain.
Our associates are based in Nashville, New York, and Denver and beyond.
Being a destination wedding photographer, 75% of our weddings we photograph each year are new venues we've never photographed before. The reason you don't have to worry about never photographing at your wedding venue is because we are extremely educated in finding the BEST light to make you all look good in any and every location.
If we haven't shot at your venue before, we arrive 1 hour before shooting your wedding to find the best locations for family formals, first looks (if any), bridal portraits, and bridal party portraits.
Kat will respond to all the inquiries, handles the booking and payment process and edits all of the photos. Come wedding day, our associates will be the head photographer. The reason we have our associates part of the team is because of the demand for it!! There’s only so many weddings that Kat can physically take on so we handpicked a trusted associate so that more couples can enjoy the Katherine Joy Wedding Experience.
Once you book an associate, Kat will connect your associate in the emails so you all can get connected!
My luggage is literally never unpacked....I'm not exaggerating. Every destination is different and I have friends all over the world (this helps me keep the travel costs LOW) so please get in touch regarding a custom quote of the associated travel fees. Scroll below to see my travel schedule!
All we need is a signed contract, 50% payment retainer to reserve your wedding date. Dates cannot be held until both of these items are received. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding day.
We also offer payment plans. Let me know if you're interested in paying by thirds and we can totally do that for you.
Once you decide to book us, Kat adds you on Facebook. Then adds you to a private FB group that has ALL of our couples in there! She post tips, suggestions, ideas on what’s best for photos, recommendations of other vendors (coordinators, cake, florist, etc). The other couples sometimes post in there seeking for advice from past couples who have already had their wedding. We're extremely proud of this group and think it adds so much value to your experience!
YESSSS. The only photos that aren't delivered are the mid-blinking, blurry or unflattering photos I know you won't want to have. The photos that are delivered range from 600-900. Sometimes I deliver over a thousand images. It just depends on how long we're hired and how much happens on your wedding day.
For weddings with over 150 guests, I recommend it.
A second photographer adds another perspective to the wedding and can ease the stress when there is a situation that requires me to be in two places at once. For example:
Getting ready (I cannot be at two places at once!): If the groomsmen are getting ready the same time the bridesmaids are, it's helpful to have a second photographer capture moments of them as well.
Ceremony: During the ceremony, the second photographer helps me capture the families reactions, the groom’s angle during the vows, and the sweet candid moments that happen so quickly while I focus on you both. The second photographer also helps capture cocktail hour as well while I capture family formals.
Candid moments: During family formals and bridal party portraits, there will endless moments happening between the families, guests and the second shooter's job is to capture the moments happening that I won't be able to catch.
I would recommend this if you want to get another perspective. If you are having a wedding less than 75 people for your wedding day, I would only recommend 1 photographer.
Yes. Check out our cinematography portfolio in the VIDEO tab. Cinematography packages are only available when booking a photography package. If you're unsure about adding cinematography now, that's ok. You can book it up to 4 months prior to your wedding date.
Yaaaas hunnny! We have over 35 reviews on Wedding Wire and Facebook. We don’t expect you to read them ALL but we know it’s important to see real client experience. Here is the link
Wedding Wire —> https://www.weddingwire.com/biz/katherine-joy-photography-and-video-nashville/422571d14602bdba.html
RAW (unedited) photos won't be delivered to you - you are hiring me for my editing style and trust that I will send you all the right images.
Since we book over 35-50 weddings a year, 30 engagement sessions, all the time editing on weekdays, my non-stop travel schedule and we show great reviews -- we feel it is not necessary. We try our best to be as transparent as possible on our website so that you know right away if we're the right choice for you. However, I think it's super important to meet through a phone call/FaceTime meet-up to see if we are the right fit! So if that's something you want to do, let me know in your contact form.
After booking, we have The Support Group as well as engagement sessions to meet. We also stay very active on social media, another way to get to know our personalities and don't feel like strangers to you.
**Side note: If you do not book an engagement session with us and only book us for the wedding day, we will make sure to set up a FaceTime call beforehand to meet you both because we think it's extremely important to connect before your wedding.
YES PLEASE. When you email me, I'll definitely HOOK YOU UP!
- Why does it cost so much to hire us?
- We're fabulous (and you probably are too).
- We have spent years documenting moments and have gotten really good at it.
- And we guarantee you'll have a peace of mind to live in the moment.
In all seriousness, we have been shooting weddings for over 8+ years. And we're really good at it. We know this because lots of people have told us and because we're just straight up confident in our abilities. I could talk about what goes behind the scenes of a wedding photography business, but you don't need to know all of that. What you do need to know is that we are worth every penny and we'll prove it to you.
See for yourself. → Read over 35 REAL Reviews.
- Associate Lead photographer’s weddings starts at $3995 for 6 hours
- Katherine’s weddings start at $5000
- Elopements start at $2500
- Destination Weddings – Inquire
- Portraits start at $1500
- Wedding Films start at $4500 for 8 hours
- Highlight Film 4-5 minutes (Cinematic + Edited)
- 1 Videographer – Nicolas
- Drone shots of your event
- Audio soundbites from your day are available
- Only Available when booking Photography
- Available to book up to 4 months prior to the wedding date
- Online Downloadable Film