You know what’s great about being an adult? You can eat whatever you want. Like just straight-up carbs for dinner and call it a meal. No one can yell at you because you’re in charge.

But you know what’s great about being a kid? They see the magic in everything. Their imaginations turn everyday occurrences into epic adventures.

I try to live my life on the edge of adulthood. Not because I’m not good at it, because I am (what up taxes?!). But because I never want my spirit to feel a day past childhood.

That’s how Katherine Joy Studios photographs.

We find magic wherever we go: the look you give each other when no one else is around. Or when your mom's tearing up as you get zipped into your dress. Or when your dad can’t hold it together as he walks you down the aisle. When you sneak away to the bar to take a shot with your BFF during the reception. Or the moment your best man rips the seam of his pants doing the wobble.
We’ll get that moment because we'll be dancing right next to him.

We Capture Your Day in a Way that Also Speaks to You

Although we are artists and do a damn good job at guiding you both, we also want to know what’s important to you on your wedding day. What matters to you the most? Because 

This day is about you. Your memories. With your people.

With that, we also pride ourselves into knowing how to break the ice, to be easy in conversation and at the same time blend right in to capture all the moments. We know when to guide/direct as well as understanding family dynamics and different personalities.

We know what it takes to make beautiful wedding photos. But we also know that the making of them should be just as great as the end result. It should be fun and it should be easy. Katherine Joy Studios makes it both.

Our couples have more fun on their wedding day than anyone else I know. But we can’t take all the credit for that—it’s not only because we make the experience stress-free, full of laughs, and free of any stiff posing. It’s because my couples are the best people and they all trust us. Are you awesome? Do you trust us?

You: "But Kat, when there's a camera's in my face, I get awkward AF."
ME: There is little we won’t do to get you to open up and be yourself in front of our camera. From the moment we meet you, we will be trying our hardest to make you comfortable with a normally not-so-comfortable situation. Almost EVERY couple tells us that they don’t like having to pose for pictures. And we say, “Great! This won’t feel like posing at all.” This couple pictured here, they even told us they were the most awkward in front of the camera...and you never would have guessed).

Real Reviews

"Katherine makes you fall in love all over again right there in front of her-which absolutely shows through in our pictures."

Still not convinced? Our Clients love us. See For Yourselves!




We want to make sure you know that we celebrate inclusivity and intersectionality.
Love is love. Black lives matter. Social justice matters. We are committed to photographing your love no matter how diverse it is.
Please note we do not photograph weddings on plantations.

I’m Katherine and I’ve been shooting weddings for over 5 years. My work has been featured in People, TIME, 100 Layer Cake, Junebug Weddings, and more. 

BTS From Our Wedding Day Portrait Session

Post-Elopement Selfie, YASSS

Our Videographer Saul, Working Hard.

Instructing Before a First Look

Post-First Look photographed at the Coast of Cornwall, UK

Getting Ready for That Dance Floor

Because Details Are Important