When you work with me, you’re not just booking someone to take photos of you or a feisty Latina that keeps it real with you – you’re getting direct access to my approach that I’ve refined from shooting 100+ weddings over the course of seven years from luxurious weddings to intimate elopements on a mountainside.

Because my process is built on trust, I want to show you why and how I'm able to obtain beautiful wedding moments.

 
Chances are you've had an uncomfortable photography experience before. Some photographers want to pose every moment and control everything to where you will miss out on the real moments (and you’ll be pretty exhausted).

Luxury, But Not Stuffy

I know when to step on the gas and when to let moments unfold. I believe there's a balance to it.
 

On a wedding day, my skill is knowing when to step in and direct to tell you what to do. During family formals, I'm not afraid to call out Aunt Becky that was busy getting drunk at the bar.
 

During our portrait session, I have specific exercises that draw the best out of you so that you don’t have to worry if you’re gonna feel weird, look weird or worry that you’re not being yourself. You will be able to let go and enjoy the moment with the love of your life.

I bring a vision, creativity and I focus on getting you outside of your comfort zone so that you can live in the moment.  

The other part of my style and the reason why couples love to work with me is because I know when to let your authentic moments unfold.
 

If you’re the kind of person that resists stepping out of your comfort zone or wants to control every little detail, we might not be the best fit. If you’re just price-shopping for a vendor, we might not be a good fit.
 

However if you’re the kind of person who values creativity, can trust me, then I know we’d be a great fit to work together!

Love is Love

We support all kinds of love and couples. Diversity, inclusion + kindness is important to our values when it comes to our business. We are allies of the LGBTQ+ community and we proudly shoot all people regardless of size, shape, color, gender or sexuality.

The Real Questions VIEW ALL
Do we get all the photos?
Yes! 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 500-900. Sometimes I deliver over a thousand images. It just depends on how long we're hired and how much happens on your wedding day. 
Where are you based out of?
Kat is based out of California and North Carolina.
What if you haven’t shot at my venue?
Being a destination wedding photographer, 50% of our weddings we photograph each year are new venues we've never photographed before. The reason you don't have to worry about us photographing at your wedding venue for the first time 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 30 min before shooting your wedding to find the best locations for family formals, first looks (if any), bridal portraits, and bridal party portraits.

How does working with your associates lead shooters work?
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. 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! 
What's included in your cinematography experience?
We deliver a 4-6 Minute Highlight Reel from your day. You will also receive the RAW footage from your day. We deliver video within 14-16 weeks.

Cinematography packages are only available when booking a photography package. If you're unsure about adding cinematography now, you can book it up to 5 months prior to your wedding date.
Should we hire a second photographer?
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 150 people for your wedding day, I would only recommend 1 photographer.
Do we meet in person with clients beforehand?
After you inquire, we'll meet via Facetime because I think it's super important to meet through a call to see if we'd be a good fit.

After booking, if you booked an engagement session, we'll meet there. If not we'll have another Facetime meeting together before your wedding day.
Do you have past REAL reviews from your couples?
Yaaaas we do! We have over 45 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

Facebook —>https://www.facebook.com/pg/katherinejoyphoto/reviews/?ref=page_internal 
How do we book?
All we need is a signed contract, a 1/3 retainer to reserve your wedding date. Dates cannot be held until both of these items are received.
Can we have the RAW files?
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.
Can we see a full wedding gallery?
YES PLEASE. When you email me, I'll definitely HOOK YOU UP!
Do you travel?
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!

 

 

Post-Elopement Selfie :)

1
3

PUBLISHED

TYPE AND HIT ENTER