My vision is to co-create an experience that is truest to you

I am devoted to guiding you into a photographic experience that will feel honest, expansive and creative.

Katherine Joy Franco

I’ve been building this biz for 10+ years now. And though I’ve learned so much about myself, I’ve learned even more about the couples I’ve had the privilege to photograph—what makes them smile. Like, really smile. What puts them at ease. Who is important to them on their day. Which moments mean the most to them after the wedding is over.
I’m an East coast raised, international living artist. I picked up a camera 15 years ago because I felt the most alive creating art for myself. When I started photographing weddings, it gave me even more joy to share my creative work with others so that couples can also enjoy the art we create together.
I believe in the power of living in the moment. I live this in my own life. With my empathy and enthusiasm, I'm there on your wedding day fully present in the moment. I’m extremely positive through the fun and the not so fun moments, all while capturing all the tender moments all while making sure you look fabulous.
When I'm not photographing your wedding, you'll find me shooting documentary and portraiture work while traveling around the world. I have always been aware of how short my life is which is why I am obsessed with capturing every moment of my life and the lives of my couples.

The Process

  1. You inquire. Katherine will respond within 24 hours.
  2. We hop on a call to see if we’d be a good fit. We talk about what’s important to you all and we get to know each other.
  3. If we’re a good fit, you lock us in with an online contract and a 50% retainer.
  4. You follow us on IG @katherineweddings to get pumped up for your event.
  5. Then comes the fun—we’ll meet either through a portrait session or a facetime call. You’ll get added to my photo support group. Come wedding day or photoshoot day, I’ll capture you in all it’s glory!For Weddings, Contact me below. All other inquiries – HELLO@KATHERINEJOY.COM

Real Reviews

What would you like to know about us and our wedding?
Whatever feels right for you to share with me. I'm here for the real so the more honest and transparent you are with me, the more I can be of service to you.
Do you work with second photographers?
For weddings with over 75 guests, I recommend it.

A second photographer adds another perspective to the wedding when there are moments that requires me to be in two places at once. For example:

Getting ready: If the groomsmen are getting ready the same time the bridesmaids are, 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.

Family Formals: During family formals, there are endless moments happening between the families, guests and the second photographer captures moments happening that I won't be able to catch.

I would recommend this if you want to get another perspective.
How much is the investment for a complete wedding coverage?
Since every wedding is different, I offer a variety of options and add-ons (like prints, albums, after wedding shoots, engagement sessions and extra hours). Your love story is unique and I will ensure you get what suits you best.
What's the minimum amount of hours I can book you for?
My packages start a coverage of 6 hours.
How many pictures will we receive?
My 6 hour package covers a minimum of 400 pictures.

My 8 hour package covers a minimum of 500 pictures.
What if you haven’t shot at my venue?
75% of my weddings I photograph each year are new venues I've never photographed before. I'm extremely educated in finding the BEST light to make you all and your day beautifully documented in any and every location.

I arrive 1 hour before shooting your wedding to find the best locations for portraits and family formals.
Can we meet you?
If we are in the same city, yes of course! I'd love to meet in person. If we're miles away, I'd love to meet via Zoom.

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