My name is Kate. I am an intuitive documentary photographer who strives to capture the art that exists in genuine interactions without excessive styling or direction. I will make a photo if I notice an irresistible puddle of light or the seductive trifecta of design, atmosphere, and composition. Otherwise I let intuition guide me and am pulled to the moments and beautiful imperfections that punctuate your wedding.
I'll capture colorful swirls of chaos, peaceful moments of structured serendipity, the quiet subtleties, and everything in between. I'm an observant fly on the wall but am prepared at any moment to jump in and be a decisive, calming presence without needing to be asked.
I live in Richmond, Virginia with my very left-brained other half, Nick. When I'm not traveling to photograph weddings and families, I run a branding studio with my sister Anna called Palindrome Creative Co. and plan an annual family photography workshop in New Orleans with four other women called The Family Narrative. And when I'm not working, you can find me cooking, reading, or tending to my beehives.
Your relationships are unique and inspiring to me. Let's get to know one another to discuss how we can collaborate to make photographs that tell the true story of your wedding and become a visual narrative for your family to enjoy for years to come.
[ If you're curious, Betty Clicker is a nickname I was given as a child. I think of it as my photography alias and figurative superwoman cape. Quality time is my currency, and calm is my superpower. ]
Life is about relationships. Listening to my clients is essential to my creative process and allows me to make honest photographs that connect our visions, match personality to portraiture, and establish trust. I strive to make photographs that broaden our emotional repertoire, encourage nostalgia, and show the importance of slowing down and being present. I'm inspired by the art that exists in genuine moments of connection between people and their environment and enjoy working with couples who are not afraid to trust me.
I do my best work when I am given the creative space to be myself. Since I will be with you during every tear, knowing look, and moment of vulnerability, sometimes I'll feel like a friend. At other times I might seem like a fly on the wall.. or a guest. My best wedding photographs have come from pure moments of spontaneity - not from a shot list or strict schedule. Couples who trust and give me free reign to document their celebration are the couples whose photos take you right back to what it felt like to be there at the wedding.