wedding & elopement photography
rehearsal dinner photography
a few more things
This could be the only time in your life that you hire a photographer to document your life. Hopefully not, but it’s very possible.
If you’re an introvert like me, your wedding will probably feel like an overwhelming (but beautiful) swirl of interruptions and moments you desperately want to grasp and remember… but can’t possibly. A client recently told me that I was a “stealthy photo ninja,” a “calming, directive presence in the wedding storm,” and that it warmed his heart to see “all that we enjoyed and much of what we missed as the busy couple.” That’s what I’m here for. A few more things:
I know first-hand how uncomfortable it is to be the center of attention. I've got a bunch of tricks in my pocket to help you relax because I know how intense it all can feel.
I'm a feminist who does not care much for traditional gender roles. Inclusivity is very important to me.
I have photographed about 100 weddings and will be a resource to you during planning to help make the most of our time together.
I shoot a roll of film at most weddings as a creative exercise.
nice words from past clients
“We could not be a bigger fans of Kate. Not only is she the sweetest and most level-headed person, she is so professional and produces amazing photos. She floated seamlessly through our wedding day; navigating big personalities, hiking, and climbing railings with such grace. She was the calm that ultimately helped us choose to continue shooting and even keep the ceremony outside and we were rewarded with picture-perfect overcast for the rest of the wedding. Not only was she pivotal to many great decisions made that day, she was able to capture the essence of our life-long relationships in single shots. Her pictures are alive. I don't know how she does it, but she does. And, for all this we are so grateful. We would work with her again in a second, we just need to figure out what other occasions we can have her over for! “
- Christine & Phil, Princeton, NJ
"We were so happy with our choice of photographer in Kate. She was a calm presence throughout the day, making both of us feel comfortable in front of the camera and capturing some truly beautiful moments with our guests. Not only was she kind, warm and wonderful to work with in person, but she was also easy to communicate with leading up to the wedding. She also prepared and sent us the photos from our wedding in a very timely manner. As we had hoped, they are absolutely fantastic. The way she frames the event, capturing it just as it was, is impressive. Because the shots aren't staged (except for the portraits we requested, of course), the photos feel genuine. And, she got so many different angles of the event - it almost seems like there must have been two or three of her there.”
- Alexia & Dan, Brooklyn, NY
”Kate is a fantastic person to work with. Very clear and responsive. A good listener who asks good questions and is genuinely interested in learning about your goals and hopes for your wedding (and its photos). She also is a calming, friendly and unpretentious presence to have following you around on your wedding day. She has such a good eye for that and is willing to be creative to get the shot. At our wedding, she noticed one of my wife’s bridesmaids standing alone on a balcony. (For example,) Realizing it would make for a great candid shot, she managed to sneak behind a tree and snap an amazing photo. Clearly, we were very happy with our decision to hire Kate. We think you will be, too.”
- David & Emma, Orcas Island, WA
For more reviews, please Google search "Betty Clicker Photography" and peruse my business reviews page.
frequently asked questions
Will you travel to photograph our wedding?
A resounding YES. About half of the weddings I photograph are outside of Virginia. I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to document weddings in India, Spain, the Caribbean, and all over the USA. Weddings within 100 miles of Richmond, Virginia require no travel fees. A flat, no-fuss rate of $300 is applied to weddings outside that radius regardless of whether it requires a car trip or plane ride. Weddings outside the U.S. have a flat $500 travel fee.
How can we book you?
A retainer fee of 50% and signed contract with is required to book me as your photographer. After that, we'll start collaborating on timeline and structuring your day around the most ideal lighting situations for photography. The remaining balance is due any time on or before your wedding date.
When and how will we receive our images?
You will receive a link to an online gallery with hi-res digital downloads 4-6 weeks after your wedding. The majority of my office time is spent on color correcting and post processing, so you can be sure that the utmost care is taken with each image and that you'll have a cohesive set of images that tell the story of your celebration.
Do we have rights to the files?
You will have full printing rights to your photographs! If you choose to share photos online (which I encourage... just no cropping or re-editing please) please remember to credit Kate Thompson and/or Betty Clicker Photography.
Do you offer prints and albums?
YES! And I encourage each and every one of my clients to print their wedding photos. Make the most of your investment by printing your photos rather than letting them sit and collect dust on a hard drive! If you don't order an album with your initial wedding package, you'll receive a PDF with album and print pricing with your wedding photo delivery. Our studio offers custom-designed albums by a professional graphic designer and prints on gallery-quality paper with archival inks.