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PNW Proud: Snohomish & Seattle Wedding & Elopement Venues off the Beaten Path

Often times, couples feel pressured into choosing a traditional venue for their wedding festivities, but living in the beautiful lush greenery and forest surrounded PNW, they’d feel much more at home in the great outdoors. While searching for venues that fit that quintessential Northwest Wedding, we found that there are several little known sites scattered all over our gorgeous state – and very few resources to find them. All of the places listed are in Washington State.

We’ve got quite the round up of amazing sites for you – places perfect for elopements, small intimate wedding celebrations and all the way up to all 200+ of your favorite people partying alongside you. Whether you want a wedding weekend or a day of fun, there is bound to be an option that is ideal for your outdoor-loving little PNW heart. We haven’t shot at all of these locations, but have hiked or visitsed many of them. Feel free to add any we missed in the comments!

Many of these places will require a site fee or a Discover Pass, so don’t forget to purchase that now. Site fees vary and will be listed on the websites linked.

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Deception Falls, WA

Deception Falls: http://www.waterfallsnorthwest.com/nws/falls.php?num=4666
We love this hike. Not only is it easily navigated, but there are a TON of options for photos. There is an under cover area and a bathroom, but this is definitely better suited for an elopement.

The Salt Box Barn on Fir Island: https://www.saltboxbarn.com/  (this is a bucket list venue!)
We absolutely adore this beautiful wooden barn with classic charm.

Deception Pass: http://parks.state.wa.us/497/Deception-Pass
A forest, a beach, a bridge … what more can you ask for?

Mount Erie: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mount-erie

Big Four Ice Caves: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/big-four-ice-caves
As of July 2015 the caves are closed to the public, so while you can no longer access that area, the trail has some amazing spots and there is a large area that will accommodate a few friends & food.

Barclay Lake: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/barclay-lake
This is a little bit of a hike (2.2 miles one way), especially since the early 2016 has downed a few trees. This is great for an elopement, but make sure you’re prepped for the up and over and duck under moments and crossing of a couple waterfalls.

Eagle Falls: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/eagle-lake

Shangri-La on the Greenhttp://shangrilaonthegreen.com/
This is a beautiful campground venue with a waterfall, open meadow, bridge, hiking paths, and a cute lodge style house with patio and fire pit. This can accommodate a small to mid size wedding and is great for that wedding weekender couple.

Millersylvania State Parkhttp://parks.state.wa.us/546/Millersylvania

Rattlesnake Ledgehttp://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/rattle-snake-ledge

Mount Rainierhttp://visitrainier.com/places-and-attractions/weddings-retreats-and-reunion-spots/

Treehouse Pointhttp://www.treehousepoint.com/  (this is a Bucket List venue for us, please message us for a special discount on your wedding photography!)

Fort Flagler: http://fortflagler.net/

Fire Mountain Scout Camphttp://www.firemtn.org/facilities/

The Lookout Lodge: http://www.thelookoutlodge.com/ (this is one of our preferred venues, please message us for a special pricing package on your wedding photography!)
Nestled in the woods near Lake Stevens and Snohomish this venue is surrounded by beautiful trees and mountain views – everything we love about WA. They are perfect for elopements and larger weddings alike. You’ll be serenaded by birds, frogs, and amazing sunsets.

Camp Ramblewood: http://parks.state.wa.us/365/Camp-Ramblewood

Fields Spring State Park: http://www.stateparks.com/fields_spring.html

Fort Worden: http://www.fortworden.org/
Surrounded by water, birds, and views every PNWer loves. This venue can accommodate a large wedding, too.

Larabee State Parkhttp://www.stateparks.com/larrabee.html

Cama Beach: http://parks.state.wa.us/483/Cama-Beach
This site has a Great Hall that would be ideal for a reception.

Kitsap Memorial: http://parks.state.wa.us/398/Kitsap-Memorial
This site also has log buildings that can host a reception or even an indoor ceremony.

Mukilteo LightHouse: http://mukilteohistorical.org/
This is a perfect ceremony site – they often allow limited access to the lighthouse tower, and the grounds offer plenty of space for guest seating.

Saint Edwards Grotto: http://parks.state.wa.us/401/Saint-Edward—Grotto

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Hampton Hideaway

Mineral Springs Group Site: http://www.go-washington.com/Mineral-Springs-Group-Site-Campground/

Hoh Rainforest: https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/camping.htm (this is one of our preferred locations, please message us for a special pricing package on your wedding photography!)
This is one of my favorite places in the entire state, and there are multiple hikes and a campground. This would be a great location for an Elopement.

Cabins on the Point: http://www.cabinsonthepoint.com/

Skalitude Retreat Center: http://www.skalitude.com/outdoor-camping-weddings/

Beacon Rock State Park: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beacon-Rock-State-Park/108387759185812

Bethel Ridge Retreat: Bethel Ridge Retreat

Kelly’s Resort: http://kellysresort.com/

Skamania Lodge: http://www.skamania.com

Carson Ridge: http://www.carsonridgecabins.com/washington-state-elopements.html
This site is great for elopements or intimate weddings.

Suncadia Resort: http://www.suncadiaresort.com/weddings/roslyn-wedding-venues

Washington State Inn: http://bbteam.com/listing/washington-state-inn-wedding-venue/

Wallace Falls Lodgehttp://www.wallacefallslodge.com/

leavenworth elopement venue alpine lodge reception table with river view
Alpine Lodge

Penrose Pointhttp://www.stateparks.com/penrose_point.html

Hampton Hideaway: http://www.hamptonhideaway.net/ (this is one of our preferred venues, please message us for a special pricing package on your wedding photography!)
This venue has a barn, orchard, two separate houses you can rent for getting ready areas, and an awesome staff.

Battleground Lake: http://parks.state.wa.us/405/Battle-Ground-Lake-State-Park

Bagley Lakes: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/trip-reports/trip_report.2012-10-15.1168513723

Dragontail Peak: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/dragontail-peak

Cave B Inn: http://www.cavebinn.com

Moran State Parkhttp://moranstatepark.com/

Tolt-MacDonald Parkhttp://www.kingcounty.gov/services/parks-recreation/parks/parks-and-natural-lands/popular-parks/toltmacdonald.aspx

Farrel McWhirter: https://www.redmond.gov/facilities/facility/details/farrel-mcwhirterpark-61

Rocky Brook Falls: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/rocky-brook-falls

anacortes wedding venue wisteria gardens wedding dress on trellis in the sunlight
Wisteria Gardens

Blanca Lakehttp://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/blanca-lake

Diablo Lake: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/diablo-lake

Ape Caves: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/ape-cave (this is a Bucket List site for us, please message us for special wedding photography rates!)

Shi-Shi Beach/Point of Arches: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/north-shi-shi-access

The Island House: 
This venue is perfect for a mid-size wedding. It has a great patio area for the reception, sits next to a pond and has a smaller pond on the property, and a beautiful home with multiple levels for getting ready.

Alpine Lodge: http://alpinepension.com/
This lodge sits up against the river and provides a stunning backdrop for your ceremony and reception. It has a home with multiple levels, a deck, and patio space.

Greenfield Farm & Garden: http://www.greenfieldfarmandgardens.com/

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The IslandHouse

Did we miss any amazing sites? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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GSquared Weddings is a husband and wife photography team (Kate and Josh) specializing in weddings and couples in the Pacific Northwest and Big Sky Country. We have an artistic style and fearless approach to wedding photography and are obsessed with love. We are based in the sweetheart town of Snohomish, WA, but we travel far and wide to create visual love stories for the amazing and beautiful characters that hire us as their authors. We would love to create for you, but first let’s start with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

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  • Look, I SUCK at being in photos if no one tells me how to move myself to look my best. I *need* guidance. Normal people feel like this – we need help when we’re in front of the camera. That’s why, when I’m working with clients, I like to do a little bit of show-and-tell. I’ll show you a bit of what I’m looking for (even if it means I look ridiculous), where to stand, what to do with your hands, all of that. Then, I guide. I prefer posing that looks authentic and natural and includes movement (which helps when you have a videographer, too), so I have a ton of amazing prompts I use to get those natural smiles and laughs. I am also a personal cheerleader. I am going to be complimenting the hell out of you during photos. I can’t help it, it’s my brains natural tick when I’m in the zone – I don’t even realize I’m doing it until someone giggles. Fair warning. No need to say anything (I totally get feeling awkward when you’re complimented, I never know how to respond either), just keep rocking your awesome photos and all will be great. I even use prompts during wedding party photos, because we know that the point is to have fun, not just smile at the camera like statues.  I’ll also check your hair, jewelry, tie, how you’re holding your bouquet, etc, to make sure everything looks right. I don’t love editing, and would rather get as much right in camera as I can. And I REALLY love connection. I say things like “all hands on deck” which means you should be touching eachother with both hands because when you’re not – it looks disconnected and uninterested. And we don’t want that.
  • I LOVE to love on our couples. This is my "why". The majority of our clients work in service/helper type careers and are VERY Type-A ... and anyone who is type a knows how hard it is to let go and let others do for you. Guess what? I'm also a Type-A. 
That's why I've created a wedding process that will let you not only feel completely in control, but also allow you to trust and let go on your wedding day. With over 500 weddings under my belt, I know how to love on you and your partner through every decision and how to protect your wedding day experience through any chaos. 
It also allows me to give that extra love you deserve and so rarely get in your helper job. 
Hot and can't get to your chair to put your coat down? I've got you. Brought comfortable shoes for the reception? No worries, they're already at your chair, and I will totally help you get out of those uncomfortable heels and into those comfy shoes. And back into the heels if you want to make sure you wear them for the first dance. And back out of them to just dance barefoot for the rest of the night. 
I help hold your plates while you dish up your dinner and carry them to your seat so you don't spill on yourself while you talk to people on the way back to your table.
Want a drink from the bar? We've got you. Wherever you are in the reception, we'll bring it to you. If your bustle rips, or your straps break, or your suit pants rip, we've got a sewing kit and bustle pins... all in our handy packs. Sweaty and shiny because of the heat during portraits? We carry blotting tissues. Worried about sunburns? We've got sunscreen that isn't greasy. If we notice your hair fall out of place or your bustle coming undone, we'll discreetly take care of it for you. 
If you get a stain, we know how to get rid of it and carry a special magic spray to do just that. Overwhelmed and need a minute? We don't mind being the bad guy and taking you away for "photos" (read: a few minutes to just regroup and re-center yourself - no photos involved). 
Have an obnoxious uncle or overbearing aunt? We've got jobs to help them feel important and to keep them from impacting your experience on your wedding day. ❤️
  • Kate here! I get a lot of comments about my on-body gear setup on wedding days. This is basically my superhero suit, and not just for photos. 

The photography focused setup allows me to carry all of my lenses, batteries, memory cards, and personal lighting so that I never have to go to my camera bag throughout the day. 

And then there is my secret weapon: my tactical waist bag (that's code word for fanny pack). We joke that this bag is a bit like Hermiones' bottomless bag because it can hold SO MUCH MORE than you can imagine. 

I keep a small version of an emergency kit in this bag, I can hold the timeline, family group lists, pens, my walkie talkie base (yes Josh and I use headsets and walkies to keep in communication), the brides touch up kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, my phone, waterbottles for me and the couple, bobby pins, the ring until its time to go down the aisle, speeches, tissues for tears, breath mints, scissors, the garter so you don't forget to put it on for reception, etc. Yes, all at once.  I love my little magic pack. 

This setup allows for the day to flow as smoothly as possible and for me to love on our couples and their closest friends and family. 

I can also hands-free my camera with my setup to help carry the train of the brides gown, carry drinks to you, carry dinner plates to your table, help fix a loose piece of hair or bustle your dress. 

Most surprising, I can even get low with the best of them for the unique angles (and to bust out some dance floor moves).

Yes, it probably weighs as much as I do. 💪💪

But it's so worth it when everything I need for almost any situation is right at my fingertips, and I know I won't miss a moment.
  • The in-between and unexpected are what we live for. When Moms toast goes a little ... sideways ... we will make sure you never forget.
  • I was telling a bride tonight that I can look at photos from every wedding I've done and remember something impactful from that day. 

Like this one. He swore he wouldn't cry seeing his little girl in her gown, but I knew better. 

Right after this moment he looked at me and said "delete that" ... but he knew better. 

I love nothing at weddings more than emotional moments.
  • There was no Dads First Look planned at this wedding ... but our experience means we watch for things anyways. 

You can rarely plan for the most emotional moments, and the weight and depth of these slices of time only grow as the years pass.
Look, I SUCK at being in photos if no one tells me how to move myself to look my best. I *need* guidance. Normal people feel like this – we need help when we’re in front of the camera. That’s why, when I’m working with clients, I like to do a little bit of show-and-tell. I’ll show you a bit of what I’m looking for (even if it means I look ridiculous), where to stand, what to do with your hands, all of that. Then, I guide. I prefer posing that looks authentic and natural and includes movement (which helps when you have a videographer, too), so I have a ton of amazing prompts I use to get those natural smiles and laughs. I am also a personal cheerleader. I am going to be complimenting the hell out of you during photos. I can’t help it, it’s my brains natural tick when I’m in the zone – I don’t even realize I’m doing it until someone giggles. Fair warning. No need to say anything (I totally get feeling awkward when you’re complimented, I never know how to respond either), just keep rocking your awesome photos and all will be great. I even use prompts during wedding party photos, because we know that the point is to have fun, not just smile at the camera like statues.  I’ll also check your hair, jewelry, tie, how you’re holding your bouquet, etc, to make sure everything looks right. I don’t love editing, and would rather get as much right in camera as I can. And I REALLY love connection. I say things like “all hands on deck” which means you should be touching eachother with both hands because when you’re not – it looks disconnected and uninterested. And we don’t want that.
Look, I SUCK at being in photos if no one tells me how to move myself to look my best. I *need* guidance. Normal people feel like this – we need help when we’re in front of the camera. That’s why, when I’m working with clients, I like to do a little bit of show-and-tell. I’ll show you a bit of what I’m looking for (even if it means I look ridiculous), where to stand, what to do with your hands, all of that. Then, I guide. I prefer posing that looks authentic and natural and includes movement (which helps when you have a videographer, too), so I have a ton of amazing prompts I use to get those natural smiles and laughs. I am also a personal cheerleader. I am going to be complimenting the hell out of you during photos. I can’t help it, it’s my brains natural tick when I’m in the zone – I don’t even realize I’m doing it until someone giggles. Fair warning. No need to say anything (I totally get feeling awkward when you’re complimented, I never know how to respond either), just keep rocking your awesome photos and all will be great. I even use prompts during wedding party photos, because we know that the point is to have fun, not just smile at the camera like statues.  I’ll also check your hair, jewelry, tie, how you’re holding your bouquet, etc, to make sure everything looks right. I don’t love editing, and would rather get as much right in camera as I can. And I REALLY love connection. I say things like “all hands on deck” which means you should be touching eachother with both hands because when you’re not – it looks disconnected and uninterested. And we don’t want that.
Look, I SUCK at being in photos if no one tells me how to move myself to look my best. I *need* guidance. Normal people feel like this – we need help when we’re in front of the camera. That’s why, when I’m working with clients, I like to do a little bit of show-and-tell. I’ll show you a bit of what I’m looking for (even if it means I look ridiculous), where to stand, what to do with your hands, all of that. Then, I guide. I prefer posing that looks authentic and natural and includes movement (which helps when you have a videographer, too), so I have a ton of amazing prompts I use to get those natural smiles and laughs. I am also a personal cheerleader. I am going to be complimenting the hell out of you during photos. I can’t help it, it’s my brains natural tick when I’m in the zone – I don’t even realize I’m doing it until someone giggles. Fair warning. No need to say anything (I totally get feeling awkward when you’re complimented, I never know how to respond either), just keep rocking your awesome photos and all will be great. I even use prompts during wedding party photos, because we know that the point is to have fun, not just smile at the camera like statues.  I’ll also check your hair, jewelry, tie, how you’re holding your bouquet, etc, to make sure everything looks right. I don’t love editing, and would rather get as much right in camera as I can. And I REALLY love connection. I say things like “all hands on deck” which means you should be touching eachother with both hands because when you’re not – it looks disconnected and uninterested. And we don’t want that.
Look, I SUCK at being in photos if no one tells me how to move myself to look my best. I *need* guidance. Normal people feel like this – we need help when we’re in front of the camera. That’s why, when I’m working with clients, I like to do a little bit of show-and-tell. I’ll show you a bit of what I’m looking for (even if it means I look ridiculous), where to stand, what to do with your hands, all of that. Then, I guide. I prefer posing that looks authentic and natural and includes movement (which helps when you have a videographer, too), so I have a ton of amazing prompts I use to get those natural smiles and laughs. I am also a personal cheerleader. I am going to be complimenting the hell out of you during photos. I can’t help it, it’s my brains natural tick when I’m in the zone – I don’t even realize I’m doing it until someone giggles. Fair warning. No need to say anything (I totally get feeling awkward when you’re complimented, I never know how to respond either), just keep rocking your awesome photos and all will be great. I even use prompts during wedding party photos, because we know that the point is to have fun, not just smile at the camera like statues.  I’ll also check your hair, jewelry, tie, how you’re holding your bouquet, etc, to make sure everything looks right. I don’t love editing, and would rather get as much right in camera as I can. And I REALLY love connection. I say things like “all hands on deck” which means you should be touching eachother with both hands because when you’re not – it looks disconnected and uninterested. And we don’t want that.
Look, I SUCK at being in photos if no one tells me how to move myself to look my best. I *need* guidance. Normal people feel like this – we need help when we’re in front of the camera. That’s why, when I’m working with clients, I like to do a little bit of show-and-tell. I’ll show you a bit of what I’m looking for (even if it means I look ridiculous), where to stand, what to do with your hands, all of that. Then, I guide. I prefer posing that looks authentic and natural and includes movement (which helps when you have a videographer, too), so I have a ton of amazing prompts I use to get those natural smiles and laughs. I am also a personal cheerleader. I am going to be complimenting the hell out of you during photos. I can’t help it, it’s my brains natural tick when I’m in the zone – I don’t even realize I’m doing it until someone giggles. Fair warning. No need to say anything (I totally get feeling awkward when you’re complimented, I never know how to respond either), just keep rocking your awesome photos and all will be great. I even use prompts during wedding party photos, because we know that the point is to have fun, not just smile at the camera like statues.  I’ll also check your hair, jewelry, tie, how you’re holding your bouquet, etc, to make sure everything looks right. I don’t love editing, and would rather get as much right in camera as I can. And I REALLY love connection. I say things like “all hands on deck” which means you should be touching eachother with both hands because when you’re not – it looks disconnected and uninterested. And we don’t want that.
Look, I SUCK at being in photos if no one tells me how to move myself to look my best. I *need* guidance. Normal people feel like this – we need help when we’re in front of the camera. That’s why, when I’m working with clients, I like to do a little bit of show-and-tell. I’ll show you a bit of what I’m looking for (even if it means I look ridiculous), where to stand, what to do with your hands, all of that. Then, I guide. I prefer posing that looks authentic and natural and includes movement (which helps when you have a videographer, too), so I have a ton of amazing prompts I use to get those natural smiles and laughs. I am also a personal cheerleader. I am going to be complimenting the hell out of you during photos. I can’t help it, it’s my brains natural tick when I’m in the zone – I don’t even realize I’m doing it until someone giggles. Fair warning. No need to say anything (I totally get feeling awkward when you’re complimented, I never know how to respond either), just keep rocking your awesome photos and all will be great. I even use prompts during wedding party photos, because we know that the point is to have fun, not just smile at the camera like statues.  I’ll also check your hair, jewelry, tie, how you’re holding your bouquet, etc, to make sure everything looks right. I don’t love editing, and would rather get as much right in camera as I can. And I REALLY love connection. I say things like “all hands on deck” which means you should be touching eachother with both hands because when you’re not – it looks disconnected and uninterested. And we don’t want that.
Look, I SUCK at being in photos if no one tells me how to move myself to look my best. I *need* guidance. Normal people feel like this – we need help when we’re in front of the camera. That’s why, when I’m working with clients, I like to do a little bit of show-and-tell. I’ll show you a bit of what I’m looking for (even if it means I look ridiculous), where to stand, what to do with your hands, all of that. Then, I guide. I prefer posing that looks authentic and natural and includes movement (which helps when you have a videographer, too), so I have a ton of amazing prompts I use to get those natural smiles and laughs. I am also a personal cheerleader. I am going to be complimenting the hell out of you during photos. I can’t help it, it’s my brains natural tick when I’m in the zone – I don’t even realize I’m doing it until someone giggles. Fair warning. No need to say anything (I totally get feeling awkward when you’re complimented, I never know how to respond either), just keep rocking your awesome photos and all will be great. I even use prompts during wedding party photos, because we know that the point is to have fun, not just smile at the camera like statues.  I’ll also check your hair, jewelry, tie, how you’re holding your bouquet, etc, to make sure everything looks right. I don’t love editing, and would rather get as much right in camera as I can. And I REALLY love connection. I say things like “all hands on deck” which means you should be touching eachother with both hands because when you’re not – it looks disconnected and uninterested. And we don’t want that.
Look, I SUCK at being in photos if no one tells me how to move myself to look my best. I *need* guidance. Normal people feel like this – we need help when we’re in front of the camera. That’s why, when I’m working with clients, I like to do a little bit of show-and-tell. I’ll show you a bit of what I’m looking for (even if it means I look ridiculous), where to stand, what to do with your hands, all of that. Then, I guide. I prefer posing that looks authentic and natural and includes movement (which helps when you have a videographer, too), so I have a ton of amazing prompts I use to get those natural smiles and laughs. I am also a personal cheerleader. I am going to be complimenting the hell out of you during photos. I can’t help it, it’s my brains natural tick when I’m in the zone – I don’t even realize I’m doing it until someone giggles. Fair warning. No need to say anything (I totally get feeling awkward when you’re complimented, I never know how to respond either), just keep rocking your awesome photos and all will be great. I even use prompts during wedding party photos, because we know that the point is to have fun, not just smile at the camera like statues. I’ll also check your hair, jewelry, tie, how you’re holding your bouquet, etc, to make sure everything looks right. I don’t love editing, and would rather get as much right in camera as I can. And I REALLY love connection. I say things like “all hands on deck” which means you should be touching eachother with both hands because when you’re not – it looks disconnected and uninterested. And we don’t want that.
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I LOVE to love on our couples. This is my "why". The majority of our clients work in service/helper type careers and are VERY Type-A ... and anyone who is type a knows how hard it is to let go and let others do for you. Guess what? I'm also a Type-A. 
That's why I've created a wedding process that will let you not only feel completely in control, but also allow you to trust and let go on your wedding day. With over 500 weddings under my belt, I know how to love on you and your partner through every decision and how to protect your wedding day experience through any chaos. 
It also allows me to give that extra love you deserve and so rarely get in your helper job. 
Hot and can't get to your chair to put your coat down? I've got you. Brought comfortable shoes for the reception? No worries, they're already at your chair, and I will totally help you get out of those uncomfortable heels and into those comfy shoes. And back into the heels if you want to make sure you wear them for the first dance. And back out of them to just dance barefoot for the rest of the night. 
I help hold your plates while you dish up your dinner and carry them to your seat so you don't spill on yourself while you talk to people on the way back to your table.
Want a drink from the bar? We've got you. Wherever you are in the reception, we'll bring it to you. If your bustle rips, or your straps break, or your suit pants rip, we've got a sewing kit and bustle pins... all in our handy packs. Sweaty and shiny because of the heat during portraits? We carry blotting tissues. Worried about sunburns? We've got sunscreen that isn't greasy. If we notice your hair fall out of place or your bustle coming undone, we'll discreetly take care of it for you. 
If you get a stain, we know how to get rid of it and carry a special magic spray to do just that. Overwhelmed and need a minute? We don't mind being the bad guy and taking you away for "photos" (read: a few minutes to just regroup and re-center yourself - no photos involved). 
Have an obnoxious uncle or overbearing aunt? We've got jobs to help them feel important and to keep them from impacting your experience on your wedding day. ❤️
I LOVE to love on our couples. This is my "why". The majority of our clients work in service/helper type careers and are VERY Type-A ... and anyone who is type a knows how hard it is to let go and let others do for you. Guess what? I'm also a Type-A. 
That's why I've created a wedding process that will let you not only feel completely in control, but also allow you to trust and let go on your wedding day. With over 500 weddings under my belt, I know how to love on you and your partner through every decision and how to protect your wedding day experience through any chaos. 
It also allows me to give that extra love you deserve and so rarely get in your helper job. 
Hot and can't get to your chair to put your coat down? I've got you. Brought comfortable shoes for the reception? No worries, they're already at your chair, and I will totally help you get out of those uncomfortable heels and into those comfy shoes. And back into the heels if you want to make sure you wear them for the first dance. And back out of them to just dance barefoot for the rest of the night. 
I help hold your plates while you dish up your dinner and carry them to your seat so you don't spill on yourself while you talk to people on the way back to your table.
Want a drink from the bar? We've got you. Wherever you are in the reception, we'll bring it to you. If your bustle rips, or your straps break, or your suit pants rip, we've got a sewing kit and bustle pins... all in our handy packs. Sweaty and shiny because of the heat during portraits? We carry blotting tissues. Worried about sunburns? We've got sunscreen that isn't greasy. If we notice your hair fall out of place or your bustle coming undone, we'll discreetly take care of it for you. 
If you get a stain, we know how to get rid of it and carry a special magic spray to do just that. Overwhelmed and need a minute? We don't mind being the bad guy and taking you away for "photos" (read: a few minutes to just regroup and re-center yourself - no photos involved). 
Have an obnoxious uncle or overbearing aunt? We've got jobs to help them feel important and to keep them from impacting your experience on your wedding day. ❤️
I LOVE to love on our couples. This is my "why". The majority of our clients work in service/helper type careers and are VERY Type-A ... and anyone who is type a knows how hard it is to let go and let others do for you. Guess what? I'm also a Type-A. 
That's why I've created a wedding process that will let you not only feel completely in control, but also allow you to trust and let go on your wedding day. With over 500 weddings under my belt, I know how to love on you and your partner through every decision and how to protect your wedding day experience through any chaos. 
It also allows me to give that extra love you deserve and so rarely get in your helper job. 
Hot and can't get to your chair to put your coat down? I've got you. Brought comfortable shoes for the reception? No worries, they're already at your chair, and I will totally help you get out of those uncomfortable heels and into those comfy shoes. And back into the heels if you want to make sure you wear them for the first dance. And back out of them to just dance barefoot for the rest of the night. 
I help hold your plates while you dish up your dinner and carry them to your seat so you don't spill on yourself while you talk to people on the way back to your table.
Want a drink from the bar? We've got you. Wherever you are in the reception, we'll bring it to you. If your bustle rips, or your straps break, or your suit pants rip, we've got a sewing kit and bustle pins... all in our handy packs. Sweaty and shiny because of the heat during portraits? We carry blotting tissues. Worried about sunburns? We've got sunscreen that isn't greasy. If we notice your hair fall out of place or your bustle coming undone, we'll discreetly take care of it for you. 
If you get a stain, we know how to get rid of it and carry a special magic spray to do just that. Overwhelmed and need a minute? We don't mind being the bad guy and taking you away for "photos" (read: a few minutes to just regroup and re-center yourself - no photos involved). 
Have an obnoxious uncle or overbearing aunt? We've got jobs to help them feel important and to keep them from impacting your experience on your wedding day. ❤️
I LOVE to love on our couples. This is my "why". The majority of our clients work in service/helper type careers and are VERY Type-A ... and anyone who is type a knows how hard it is to let go and let others do for you. Guess what? I'm also a Type-A. 
That's why I've created a wedding process that will let you not only feel completely in control, but also allow you to trust and let go on your wedding day. With over 500 weddings under my belt, I know how to love on you and your partner through every decision and how to protect your wedding day experience through any chaos. 
It also allows me to give that extra love you deserve and so rarely get in your helper job. 
Hot and can't get to your chair to put your coat down? I've got you. Brought comfortable shoes for the reception? No worries, they're already at your chair, and I will totally help you get out of those uncomfortable heels and into those comfy shoes. And back into the heels if you want to make sure you wear them for the first dance. And back out of them to just dance barefoot for the rest of the night. 
I help hold your plates while you dish up your dinner and carry them to your seat so you don't spill on yourself while you talk to people on the way back to your table.
Want a drink from the bar? We've got you. Wherever you are in the reception, we'll bring it to you. If your bustle rips, or your straps break, or your suit pants rip, we've got a sewing kit and bustle pins... all in our handy packs. Sweaty and shiny because of the heat during portraits? We carry blotting tissues. Worried about sunburns? We've got sunscreen that isn't greasy. If we notice your hair fall out of place or your bustle coming undone, we'll discreetly take care of it for you. 
If you get a stain, we know how to get rid of it and carry a special magic spray to do just that. Overwhelmed and need a minute? We don't mind being the bad guy and taking you away for "photos" (read: a few minutes to just regroup and re-center yourself - no photos involved). 
Have an obnoxious uncle or overbearing aunt? We've got jobs to help them feel important and to keep them from impacting your experience on your wedding day. ❤️
I LOVE to love on our couples. This is my "why". The majority of our clients work in service/helper type careers and are VERY Type-A ... and anyone who is type a knows how hard it is to let go and let others do for you. Guess what? I'm also a Type-A. 
That's why I've created a wedding process that will let you not only feel completely in control, but also allow you to trust and let go on your wedding day. With over 500 weddings under my belt, I know how to love on you and your partner through every decision and how to protect your wedding day experience through any chaos. 
It also allows me to give that extra love you deserve and so rarely get in your helper job. 
Hot and can't get to your chair to put your coat down? I've got you. Brought comfortable shoes for the reception? No worries, they're already at your chair, and I will totally help you get out of those uncomfortable heels and into those comfy shoes. And back into the heels if you want to make sure you wear them for the first dance. And back out of them to just dance barefoot for the rest of the night. 
I help hold your plates while you dish up your dinner and carry them to your seat so you don't spill on yourself while you talk to people on the way back to your table.
Want a drink from the bar? We've got you. Wherever you are in the reception, we'll bring it to you. If your bustle rips, or your straps break, or your suit pants rip, we've got a sewing kit and bustle pins... all in our handy packs. Sweaty and shiny because of the heat during portraits? We carry blotting tissues. Worried about sunburns? We've got sunscreen that isn't greasy. If we notice your hair fall out of place or your bustle coming undone, we'll discreetly take care of it for you. 
If you get a stain, we know how to get rid of it and carry a special magic spray to do just that. Overwhelmed and need a minute? We don't mind being the bad guy and taking you away for "photos" (read: a few minutes to just regroup and re-center yourself - no photos involved). 
Have an obnoxious uncle or overbearing aunt? We've got jobs to help them feel important and to keep them from impacting your experience on your wedding day. ❤️
I LOVE to love on our couples. This is my "why". The majority of our clients work in service/helper type careers and are VERY Type-A ... and anyone who is type a knows how hard it is to let go and let others do for you. Guess what? I'm also a Type-A. 
That's why I've created a wedding process that will let you not only feel completely in control, but also allow you to trust and let go on your wedding day. With over 500 weddings under my belt, I know how to love on you and your partner through every decision and how to protect your wedding day experience through any chaos. 
It also allows me to give that extra love you deserve and so rarely get in your helper job. 
Hot and can't get to your chair to put your coat down? I've got you. Brought comfortable shoes for the reception? No worries, they're already at your chair, and I will totally help you get out of those uncomfortable heels and into those comfy shoes. And back into the heels if you want to make sure you wear them for the first dance. And back out of them to just dance barefoot for the rest of the night. 
I help hold your plates while you dish up your dinner and carry them to your seat so you don't spill on yourself while you talk to people on the way back to your table.
Want a drink from the bar? We've got you. Wherever you are in the reception, we'll bring it to you. If your bustle rips, or your straps break, or your suit pants rip, we've got a sewing kit and bustle pins... all in our handy packs. Sweaty and shiny because of the heat during portraits? We carry blotting tissues. Worried about sunburns? We've got sunscreen that isn't greasy. If we notice your hair fall out of place or your bustle coming undone, we'll discreetly take care of it for you. 
If you get a stain, we know how to get rid of it and carry a special magic spray to do just that. Overwhelmed and need a minute? We don't mind being the bad guy and taking you away for "photos" (read: a few minutes to just regroup and re-center yourself - no photos involved). 
Have an obnoxious uncle or overbearing aunt? We've got jobs to help them feel important and to keep them from impacting your experience on your wedding day. ❤️
I LOVE to love on our couples. This is my "why". The majority of our clients work in service/helper type careers and are VERY Type-A ... and anyone who is type a knows how hard it is to let go and let others do for you. Guess what? I'm also a Type-A. 
That's why I've created a wedding process that will let you not only feel completely in control, but also allow you to trust and let go on your wedding day. With over 500 weddings under my belt, I know how to love on you and your partner through every decision and how to protect your wedding day experience through any chaos. 
It also allows me to give that extra love you deserve and so rarely get in your helper job. 
Hot and can't get to your chair to put your coat down? I've got you. Brought comfortable shoes for the reception? No worries, they're already at your chair, and I will totally help you get out of those uncomfortable heels and into those comfy shoes. And back into the heels if you want to make sure you wear them for the first dance. And back out of them to just dance barefoot for the rest of the night. 
I help hold your plates while you dish up your dinner and carry them to your seat so you don't spill on yourself while you talk to people on the way back to your table.
Want a drink from the bar? We've got you. Wherever you are in the reception, we'll bring it to you. If your bustle rips, or your straps break, or your suit pants rip, we've got a sewing kit and bustle pins... all in our handy packs. Sweaty and shiny because of the heat during portraits? We carry blotting tissues. Worried about sunburns? We've got sunscreen that isn't greasy. If we notice your hair fall out of place or your bustle coming undone, we'll discreetly take care of it for you. 
If you get a stain, we know how to get rid of it and carry a special magic spray to do just that. Overwhelmed and need a minute? We don't mind being the bad guy and taking you away for "photos" (read: a few minutes to just regroup and re-center yourself - no photos involved). 
Have an obnoxious uncle or overbearing aunt? We've got jobs to help them feel important and to keep them from impacting your experience on your wedding day. ❤️
I LOVE to love on our couples. This is my "why". The majority of our clients work in service/helper type careers and are VERY Type-A ... and anyone who is type a knows how hard it is to let go and let others do for you. Guess what? I'm also a Type-A. 
That's why I've created a wedding process that will let you not only feel completely in control, but also allow you to trust and let go on your wedding day. With over 500 weddings under my belt, I know how to love on you and your partner through every decision and how to protect your wedding day experience through any chaos. 
It also allows me to give that extra love you deserve and so rarely get in your helper job. 
Hot and can't get to your chair to put your coat down? I've got you. Brought comfortable shoes for the reception? No worries, they're already at your chair, and I will totally help you get out of those uncomfortable heels and into those comfy shoes. And back into the heels if you want to make sure you wear them for the first dance. And back out of them to just dance barefoot for the rest of the night. 
I help hold your plates while you dish up your dinner and carry them to your seat so you don't spill on yourself while you talk to people on the way back to your table.
Want a drink from the bar? We've got you. Wherever you are in the reception, we'll bring it to you. If your bustle rips, or your straps break, or your suit pants rip, we've got a sewing kit and bustle pins... all in our handy packs. Sweaty and shiny because of the heat during portraits? We carry blotting tissues. Worried about sunburns? We've got sunscreen that isn't greasy. If we notice your hair fall out of place or your bustle coming undone, we'll discreetly take care of it for you. 
If you get a stain, we know how to get rid of it and carry a special magic spray to do just that. Overwhelmed and need a minute? We don't mind being the bad guy and taking you away for "photos" (read: a few minutes to just regroup and re-center yourself - no photos involved). 
Have an obnoxious uncle or overbearing aunt? We've got jobs to help them feel important and to keep them from impacting your experience on your wedding day. ❤️
I LOVE to love on our couples. This is my "why". The majority of our clients work in service/helper type careers and are VERY Type-A ... and anyone who is type a knows how hard it is to let go and let others do for you. Guess what? I'm also a Type-A. That's why I've created a wedding process that will let you not only feel completely in control, but also allow you to trust and let go on your wedding day. With over 500 weddings under my belt, I know how to love on you and your partner through every decision and how to protect your wedding day experience through any chaos. It also allows me to give that extra love you deserve and so rarely get in your helper job. Hot and can't get to your chair to put your coat down? I've got you. Brought comfortable shoes for the reception? No worries, they're already at your chair, and I will totally help you get out of those uncomfortable heels and into those comfy shoes. And back into the heels if you want to make sure you wear them for the first dance. And back out of them to just dance barefoot for the rest of the night. I help hold your plates while you dish up your dinner and carry them to your seat so you don't spill on yourself while you talk to people on the way back to your table. Want a drink from the bar? We've got you. Wherever you are in the reception, we'll bring it to you. If your bustle rips, or your straps break, or your suit pants rip, we've got a sewing kit and bustle pins... all in our handy packs. Sweaty and shiny because of the heat during portraits? We carry blotting tissues. Worried about sunburns? We've got sunscreen that isn't greasy. If we notice your hair fall out of place or your bustle coming undone, we'll discreetly take care of it for you. If you get a stain, we know how to get rid of it and carry a special magic spray to do just that. Overwhelmed and need a minute? We don't mind being the bad guy and taking you away for "photos" (read: a few minutes to just regroup and re-center yourself - no photos involved). Have an obnoxious uncle or overbearing aunt? We've got jobs to help them feel important and to keep them from impacting your experience on your wedding day. ❤️
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Kate here! I get a lot of comments about my on-body gear setup on wedding days. This is basically my superhero suit, and not just for photos. 

The photography focused setup allows me to carry all of my lenses, batteries, memory cards, and personal lighting so that I never have to go to my camera bag throughout the day. 

And then there is my secret weapon: my tactical waist bag (that's code word for fanny pack). We joke that this bag is a bit like Hermiones' bottomless bag because it can hold SO MUCH MORE than you can imagine. 

I keep a small version of an emergency kit in this bag, I can hold the timeline, family group lists, pens, my walkie talkie base (yes Josh and I use headsets and walkies to keep in communication), the brides touch up kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, my phone, waterbottles for me and the couple, bobby pins, the ring until its time to go down the aisle, speeches, tissues for tears, breath mints, scissors, the garter so you don't forget to put it on for reception, etc. Yes, all at once.  I love my little magic pack. 

This setup allows for the day to flow as smoothly as possible and for me to love on our couples and their closest friends and family. 

I can also hands-free my camera with my setup to help carry the train of the brides gown, carry drinks to you, carry dinner plates to your table, help fix a loose piece of hair or bustle your dress. 

Most surprising, I can even get low with the best of them for the unique angles (and to bust out some dance floor moves).

Yes, it probably weighs as much as I do. 💪💪

But it's so worth it when everything I need for almost any situation is right at my fingertips, and I know I won't miss a moment.
Kate here! I get a lot of comments about my on-body gear setup on wedding days. This is basically my superhero suit, and not just for photos. 

The photography focused setup allows me to carry all of my lenses, batteries, memory cards, and personal lighting so that I never have to go to my camera bag throughout the day. 

And then there is my secret weapon: my tactical waist bag (that's code word for fanny pack). We joke that this bag is a bit like Hermiones' bottomless bag because it can hold SO MUCH MORE than you can imagine. 

I keep a small version of an emergency kit in this bag, I can hold the timeline, family group lists, pens, my walkie talkie base (yes Josh and I use headsets and walkies to keep in communication), the brides touch up kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, my phone, waterbottles for me and the couple, bobby pins, the ring until its time to go down the aisle, speeches, tissues for tears, breath mints, scissors, the garter so you don't forget to put it on for reception, etc. Yes, all at once.  I love my little magic pack. 

This setup allows for the day to flow as smoothly as possible and for me to love on our couples and their closest friends and family. 

I can also hands-free my camera with my setup to help carry the train of the brides gown, carry drinks to you, carry dinner plates to your table, help fix a loose piece of hair or bustle your dress. 

Most surprising, I can even get low with the best of them for the unique angles (and to bust out some dance floor moves).

Yes, it probably weighs as much as I do. 💪💪

But it's so worth it when everything I need for almost any situation is right at my fingertips, and I know I won't miss a moment.
Kate here! I get a lot of comments about my on-body gear setup on wedding days. This is basically my superhero suit, and not just for photos. 

The photography focused setup allows me to carry all of my lenses, batteries, memory cards, and personal lighting so that I never have to go to my camera bag throughout the day. 

And then there is my secret weapon: my tactical waist bag (that's code word for fanny pack). We joke that this bag is a bit like Hermiones' bottomless bag because it can hold SO MUCH MORE than you can imagine. 

I keep a small version of an emergency kit in this bag, I can hold the timeline, family group lists, pens, my walkie talkie base (yes Josh and I use headsets and walkies to keep in communication), the brides touch up kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, my phone, waterbottles for me and the couple, bobby pins, the ring until its time to go down the aisle, speeches, tissues for tears, breath mints, scissors, the garter so you don't forget to put it on for reception, etc. Yes, all at once.  I love my little magic pack. 

This setup allows for the day to flow as smoothly as possible and for me to love on our couples and their closest friends and family. 

I can also hands-free my camera with my setup to help carry the train of the brides gown, carry drinks to you, carry dinner plates to your table, help fix a loose piece of hair or bustle your dress. 

Most surprising, I can even get low with the best of them for the unique angles (and to bust out some dance floor moves).

Yes, it probably weighs as much as I do. 💪💪

But it's so worth it when everything I need for almost any situation is right at my fingertips, and I know I won't miss a moment.
Kate here! I get a lot of comments about my on-body gear setup on wedding days. This is basically my superhero suit, and not just for photos. 

The photography focused setup allows me to carry all of my lenses, batteries, memory cards, and personal lighting so that I never have to go to my camera bag throughout the day. 

And then there is my secret weapon: my tactical waist bag (that's code word for fanny pack). We joke that this bag is a bit like Hermiones' bottomless bag because it can hold SO MUCH MORE than you can imagine. 

I keep a small version of an emergency kit in this bag, I can hold the timeline, family group lists, pens, my walkie talkie base (yes Josh and I use headsets and walkies to keep in communication), the brides touch up kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, my phone, waterbottles for me and the couple, bobby pins, the ring until its time to go down the aisle, speeches, tissues for tears, breath mints, scissors, the garter so you don't forget to put it on for reception, etc. Yes, all at once.  I love my little magic pack. 

This setup allows for the day to flow as smoothly as possible and for me to love on our couples and their closest friends and family. 

I can also hands-free my camera with my setup to help carry the train of the brides gown, carry drinks to you, carry dinner plates to your table, help fix a loose piece of hair or bustle your dress. 

Most surprising, I can even get low with the best of them for the unique angles (and to bust out some dance floor moves).

Yes, it probably weighs as much as I do. 💪💪

But it's so worth it when everything I need for almost any situation is right at my fingertips, and I know I won't miss a moment.
Kate here! I get a lot of comments about my on-body gear setup on wedding days. This is basically my superhero suit, and not just for photos. 

The photography focused setup allows me to carry all of my lenses, batteries, memory cards, and personal lighting so that I never have to go to my camera bag throughout the day. 

And then there is my secret weapon: my tactical waist bag (that's code word for fanny pack). We joke that this bag is a bit like Hermiones' bottomless bag because it can hold SO MUCH MORE than you can imagine. 

I keep a small version of an emergency kit in this bag, I can hold the timeline, family group lists, pens, my walkie talkie base (yes Josh and I use headsets and walkies to keep in communication), the brides touch up kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, my phone, waterbottles for me and the couple, bobby pins, the ring until its time to go down the aisle, speeches, tissues for tears, breath mints, scissors, the garter so you don't forget to put it on for reception, etc. Yes, all at once.  I love my little magic pack. 

This setup allows for the day to flow as smoothly as possible and for me to love on our couples and their closest friends and family. 

I can also hands-free my camera with my setup to help carry the train of the brides gown, carry drinks to you, carry dinner plates to your table, help fix a loose piece of hair or bustle your dress. 

Most surprising, I can even get low with the best of them for the unique angles (and to bust out some dance floor moves).

Yes, it probably weighs as much as I do. 💪💪

But it's so worth it when everything I need for almost any situation is right at my fingertips, and I know I won't miss a moment.
Kate here! I get a lot of comments about my on-body gear setup on wedding days. This is basically my superhero suit, and not just for photos. 

The photography focused setup allows me to carry all of my lenses, batteries, memory cards, and personal lighting so that I never have to go to my camera bag throughout the day. 

And then there is my secret weapon: my tactical waist bag (that's code word for fanny pack). We joke that this bag is a bit like Hermiones' bottomless bag because it can hold SO MUCH MORE than you can imagine. 

I keep a small version of an emergency kit in this bag, I can hold the timeline, family group lists, pens, my walkie talkie base (yes Josh and I use headsets and walkies to keep in communication), the brides touch up kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, my phone, waterbottles for me and the couple, bobby pins, the ring until its time to go down the aisle, speeches, tissues for tears, breath mints, scissors, the garter so you don't forget to put it on for reception, etc. Yes, all at once.  I love my little magic pack. 

This setup allows for the day to flow as smoothly as possible and for me to love on our couples and their closest friends and family. 

I can also hands-free my camera with my setup to help carry the train of the brides gown, carry drinks to you, carry dinner plates to your table, help fix a loose piece of hair or bustle your dress. 

Most surprising, I can even get low with the best of them for the unique angles (and to bust out some dance floor moves).

Yes, it probably weighs as much as I do. 💪💪

But it's so worth it when everything I need for almost any situation is right at my fingertips, and I know I won't miss a moment.
Kate here! I get a lot of comments about my on-body gear setup on wedding days. This is basically my superhero suit, and not just for photos. 

The photography focused setup allows me to carry all of my lenses, batteries, memory cards, and personal lighting so that I never have to go to my camera bag throughout the day. 

And then there is my secret weapon: my tactical waist bag (that's code word for fanny pack). We joke that this bag is a bit like Hermiones' bottomless bag because it can hold SO MUCH MORE than you can imagine. 

I keep a small version of an emergency kit in this bag, I can hold the timeline, family group lists, pens, my walkie talkie base (yes Josh and I use headsets and walkies to keep in communication), the brides touch up kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, my phone, waterbottles for me and the couple, bobby pins, the ring until its time to go down the aisle, speeches, tissues for tears, breath mints, scissors, the garter so you don't forget to put it on for reception, etc. Yes, all at once.  I love my little magic pack. 

This setup allows for the day to flow as smoothly as possible and for me to love on our couples and their closest friends and family. 

I can also hands-free my camera with my setup to help carry the train of the brides gown, carry drinks to you, carry dinner plates to your table, help fix a loose piece of hair or bustle your dress. 

Most surprising, I can even get low with the best of them for the unique angles (and to bust out some dance floor moves).

Yes, it probably weighs as much as I do. 💪💪

But it's so worth it when everything I need for almost any situation is right at my fingertips, and I know I won't miss a moment.
Kate here! I get a lot of comments about my on-body gear setup on wedding days. This is basically my superhero suit, and not just for photos. 

The photography focused setup allows me to carry all of my lenses, batteries, memory cards, and personal lighting so that I never have to go to my camera bag throughout the day. 

And then there is my secret weapon: my tactical waist bag (that's code word for fanny pack). We joke that this bag is a bit like Hermiones' bottomless bag because it can hold SO MUCH MORE than you can imagine. 

I keep a small version of an emergency kit in this bag, I can hold the timeline, family group lists, pens, my walkie talkie base (yes Josh and I use headsets and walkies to keep in communication), the brides touch up kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, my phone, waterbottles for me and the couple, bobby pins, the ring until its time to go down the aisle, speeches, tissues for tears, breath mints, scissors, the garter so you don't forget to put it on for reception, etc. Yes, all at once.  I love my little magic pack. 

This setup allows for the day to flow as smoothly as possible and for me to love on our couples and their closest friends and family. 

I can also hands-free my camera with my setup to help carry the train of the brides gown, carry drinks to you, carry dinner plates to your table, help fix a loose piece of hair or bustle your dress. 

Most surprising, I can even get low with the best of them for the unique angles (and to bust out some dance floor moves).

Yes, it probably weighs as much as I do. 💪💪

But it's so worth it when everything I need for almost any situation is right at my fingertips, and I know I won't miss a moment.
Kate here! I get a lot of comments about my on-body gear setup on wedding days. This is basically my superhero suit, and not just for photos. 

The photography focused setup allows me to carry all of my lenses, batteries, memory cards, and personal lighting so that I never have to go to my camera bag throughout the day. 

And then there is my secret weapon: my tactical waist bag (that's code word for fanny pack). We joke that this bag is a bit like Hermiones' bottomless bag because it can hold SO MUCH MORE than you can imagine. 

I keep a small version of an emergency kit in this bag, I can hold the timeline, family group lists, pens, my walkie talkie base (yes Josh and I use headsets and walkies to keep in communication), the brides touch up kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, my phone, waterbottles for me and the couple, bobby pins, the ring until its time to go down the aisle, speeches, tissues for tears, breath mints, scissors, the garter so you don't forget to put it on for reception, etc. Yes, all at once.  I love my little magic pack. 

This setup allows for the day to flow as smoothly as possible and for me to love on our couples and their closest friends and family. 

I can also hands-free my camera with my setup to help carry the train of the brides gown, carry drinks to you, carry dinner plates to your table, help fix a loose piece of hair or bustle your dress. 

Most surprising, I can even get low with the best of them for the unique angles (and to bust out some dance floor moves).

Yes, it probably weighs as much as I do. 💪💪

But it's so worth it when everything I need for almost any situation is right at my fingertips, and I know I won't miss a moment.
Kate here! I get a lot of comments about my on-body gear setup on wedding days. This is basically my superhero suit, and not just for photos. 

The photography focused setup allows me to carry all of my lenses, batteries, memory cards, and personal lighting so that I never have to go to my camera bag throughout the day. 

And then there is my secret weapon: my tactical waist bag (that's code word for fanny pack). We joke that this bag is a bit like Hermiones' bottomless bag because it can hold SO MUCH MORE than you can imagine. 

I keep a small version of an emergency kit in this bag, I can hold the timeline, family group lists, pens, my walkie talkie base (yes Josh and I use headsets and walkies to keep in communication), the brides touch up kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, my phone, waterbottles for me and the couple, bobby pins, the ring until its time to go down the aisle, speeches, tissues for tears, breath mints, scissors, the garter so you don't forget to put it on for reception, etc. Yes, all at once.  I love my little magic pack. 

This setup allows for the day to flow as smoothly as possible and for me to love on our couples and their closest friends and family. 

I can also hands-free my camera with my setup to help carry the train of the brides gown, carry drinks to you, carry dinner plates to your table, help fix a loose piece of hair or bustle your dress. 

Most surprising, I can even get low with the best of them for the unique angles (and to bust out some dance floor moves).

Yes, it probably weighs as much as I do. 💪💪

But it's so worth it when everything I need for almost any situation is right at my fingertips, and I know I won't miss a moment.
Kate here! I get a lot of comments about my on-body gear setup on wedding days. This is basically my superhero suit, and not just for photos. The photography focused setup allows me to carry all of my lenses, batteries, memory cards, and personal lighting so that I never have to go to my camera bag throughout the day. And then there is my secret weapon: my tactical waist bag (that's code word for fanny pack). We joke that this bag is a bit like Hermiones' bottomless bag because it can hold SO MUCH MORE than you can imagine. I keep a small version of an emergency kit in this bag, I can hold the timeline, family group lists, pens, my walkie talkie base (yes Josh and I use headsets and walkies to keep in communication), the brides touch up kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, my phone, waterbottles for me and the couple, bobby pins, the ring until its time to go down the aisle, speeches, tissues for tears, breath mints, scissors, the garter so you don't forget to put it on for reception, etc. Yes, all at once. I love my little magic pack. This setup allows for the day to flow as smoothly as possible and for me to love on our couples and their closest friends and family. I can also hands-free my camera with my setup to help carry the train of the brides gown, carry drinks to you, carry dinner plates to your table, help fix a loose piece of hair or bustle your dress. Most surprising, I can even get low with the best of them for the unique angles (and to bust out some dance floor moves). Yes, it probably weighs as much as I do. 💪💪 But it's so worth it when everything I need for almost any situation is right at my fingertips, and I know I won't miss a moment.
1 week ago
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7/10
The in-between and unexpected are what we live for. When Moms toast goes a little ... sideways ... we will make sure you never forget.
The in-between and unexpected are what we live for. When Moms toast goes a little ... sideways ... we will make sure you never forget.
The in-between and unexpected are what we live for. When Moms toast goes a little ... sideways ... we will make sure you never forget.
The in-between and unexpected are what we live for. When Moms toast goes a little ... sideways ... we will make sure you never forget.
The in-between and unexpected are what we live for. When Moms toast goes a little ... sideways ... we will make sure you never forget.
The in-between and unexpected are what we live for. When Moms toast goes a little ... sideways ... we will make sure you never forget.
The in-between and unexpected are what we live for. When Moms toast goes a little ... sideways ... we will make sure you never forget.
The in-between and unexpected are what we live for. When Moms toast goes a little ... sideways ... we will make sure you never forget.
2 weeks ago
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8/10
I was telling a bride tonight that I can look at photos from every wedding I've done and remember something impactful from that day. 

Like this one. He swore he wouldn't cry seeing his little girl in her gown, but I knew better. 

Right after this moment he looked at me and said "delete that" ... but he knew better. 

I love nothing at weddings more than emotional moments.
I was telling a bride tonight that I can look at photos from every wedding I've done and remember something impactful from that day. Like this one. He swore he wouldn't cry seeing his little girl in her gown, but I knew better. Right after this moment he looked at me and said "delete that" ... but he knew better. I love nothing at weddings more than emotional moments.
2 weeks ago
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9/10
There was no Dads First Look planned at this wedding ... but our experience means we watch for things anyways. 

You can rarely plan for the most emotional moments, and the weight and depth of these slices of time only grow as the years pass.
There was no Dads First Look planned at this wedding ... but our experience means we watch for things anyways. You can rarely plan for the most emotional moments, and the weight and depth of these slices of time only grow as the years pass.
2 weeks ago
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10/10

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