The COVID-19 pandemic may have shaken the world, but it doesn’t need to shape up the start of your marriage.
It's probably no surprise that in this season, weddings, like everything else, often look a bit different.
But just because your celebration plans need to shift a bit doesn't mean that your love isn't worth celebrating. It most certainly is. In a world that threatens to overwhelm us at times, you found one another. You fell in love and you made the decision to profess to the world that this is it.
And whether you're planning to walk down the aisle surrounded by family and friends or you're planning something more intimate, we believe that your love deserves to be captured. Your story is a joyful one and we would be honored to tell it.
Lenses? Check. Masks? Check. Sanitizer? Double check.
I pride myself on paying attention to the COVID-19 guidelines set by the CDC as well as the local state and township guidelines.
You can expect myself and my team members to take the following precautions:
• Wearing a face covering
• Washing or sanitizing hands frequently
• Practicing social distancing where possible
• Monitoring our health daily
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"Catie is literally a one-of-a-kind photographer! It seems so rare to find someone who is genuinely SO talented in her photography and style and attention to detail and who is also such a sweet, sincere, warm person. She made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera and captured everything so perfectly! I literally cannot recommend her enough and I can say that I will definitely not be looking anywhere else for a photographer - for any future photo needs I have I will definitely be coming back to Catie!"
"Catie was incredibly professional, she knows her craft and her editing style is editorial, timeless and elegant!!!! She anticipates what shots are needed and is SUPER fast at getting them done quick and painlessly for the portrait shots. She is so sweet and truly a joy to work with. We were so lucky to have her on our wedding day, we scored big time!! Everyone says our photos are absolutely stunning!"
A micro wedding typically includes a smaller guest list (up to 50 guests). Even though the guest count is smaller, this type of wedding is often planned. Many couples choose choose to spend their full wedding budget - just on fewer people. Think: beautiful wedding dresses, elegant florals, candlelight dinners and open bars.
couples who want an elaborate wedding with a smaller guest list
A minimony is even smaller than a microwedding and typically includes no more than ten guests. Although smaller, minimonies typically include many of the traditions found at a larger wedding. Think: a commitment ceremony, florals, a catered meal, beautiful portraits. Many couples who plan minimonies are choosing to celebrate with a sequel wedding at a later time.
couples who want to celebrate their union with close family & friends
After a minimony, many couples are choosing to host the traditional wedding they were planning (pre-COVID). Think: a packed dance floor, a bridal party, a larger number of guests.
couples who have married but who still want the big party
This is probably already a term you're familiar with. A couple can't wait to be married and they want to skip the traditional ceremony, so they find a witness and someone to conduct the ceremony. Think: Pam & Jim at Niagra Falls in The Office. These days, elopements might be spur of the moment but they may also be planned. Romantic locations, beautiful attire and intimate images of the two of you.
couples who want an intimate ceremony without the fuss
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I know postponing a wedding is not an easy decision. If you find yourself in this situation, I ask that you let me know ASAP so that we can work together to find you a new wedding date. All rescheduled dates for Fall 2021 or 2022 must choose a Friday or a Sunday date in order to avoid paying an additional retainer. If you choose to reschedule your wedding for a new Saturday, we will need to charge an additional retainer fee.
Should I be unavailable on a new date, I will do my best to help connect you with a photographer who is available. The retainer you paid to reserve our time will not be refundable but can be put towards a future portrait session.
If you would like us to take a COVID test prior to your wedding, we are happy to do so. Send us an email to learn more about COVID testing and the cost involved with a test.
I am fortunate to be a part of an incredible community of local photographers. Should I find out that I am sick before your wedding, I will reach out to my community and do my best to find a replacement photographer with a similar style to mine.
Unfortunately due to my shooting schedule, it is not possible for me to fully quarantine for two weeks prior to your wedding day. However I will do my very best to limit my exposure to others and take all necessary precautions on your day.
I know that choosing to canceling a wedding is not an easy decision. If you find yourself in this situation, I ask that you let me know ASAP. The retainer you paid to reserve my time will not be refundable but can be put towards a future portrait session.
I ask that the couples and families I work with during this time do their best to limit their contact with others prior to the wedding day. I will keep myself and my team socially distanced on your wedding day and in order to limit our exposure and keep our clients & families safe, will not be at the center of the dance floor (don't worry, we'll don't need to be close to capture amazing dance shots!)
All posing will be no-touch and we ask that you limit group photos to no more than ten people at a time. Should catering allow, we would also prefer a vendor meal over being a part of the buffet line.
Like just about everything in this season, your wedding day coverage will look a little bit different. We'll wear a mask while we shoot and remain socially distant. It's likely that we use longer lenses to maintain distance between ourselves and our subjects.
In order to limit our exposure and keep our clients & families safe, will not be at the center of the dance floor (don't worry, we'll don't need to be close to capture amazing dance shots!)
All posing will be no-touch and we ask that you limit group photos to no more than ten people at a time.
While coverage will look a bit different, our clients have not noticed a difference in the quality of the images we produce on their wedding day. If you would like to see a wedding photographed during the pandemic, just send us an email!
As long as we are in a location that does not legally require masks and we are socially distanced, a mask will not be required during photos.
I am still shooting engagement sessions. During the session, I'll maintain a safe distance and do my best to choose an outdoor location that does not legally require masks.
At this point, our couples have not noticed a difference in the quality of their engagement session images.
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Full wedding day coverage collections begins at $4800. Learn more about full wedding day coverage on our weddings page.
However, I know that in these times, it's likely each couple will need a custom coverage. To learn out more about a custom collection, please contact me.