Over the course of 500 weddings (literally!), I've developed an intuitive sense for those fleeting moments that make a wedding unforgettable. I’m talking about the tearful smiles, the spontaneous dances, and the silent glances that speak volumes.

My style is a blend of candid documentary and artistic flair, ensuring each photo feels as real and vibrant as the moment it captures. From our first chat to the final delivery of your photos, I’m all about making this experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

Think of me as part photographer, part attention-to-detailer, and part cheerleader. Whether it's guiding you through your day or sneaking you away for a breather (and some stunning couple shots!), my aim is to make your wedding photography feel like a natural, stress-free part of your big day.

Because at the end of it all, I want you to look back at your photos and think, "Yes, that was us and the people we love. Captured for who we are.”

I'm Kat, chief memory-catcher and professional anticipator.

wedding photography done differently

Your love story is as individual as you are, and capturing its essence is my specialty. I dive deep into the heart of your relationship, seeking out those subtle nuances and shared looks that make your bond unique. It's about photographing not just the grand gestures but also the quiet, in-between moments that are often overlooked. 

The aim is to create a visual narrative that reflects your personality, one that you’ll look back on and say, 'That’s exactly how it felt.' Each photograph is a piece of your story, a testament to the love and connection you share. I work to ensure that the essence of your relationship shines through, crafting images that are not just pictures, but echoes of your heart and spirit.

Bringing a dynamic energy to your big day, I'm there to celebrate every moment with you, capturing the spontaneous and the spectacular.  It’s about creating an environment where you feel free to express your joy, your love, and yourselves.

The role of a photographer extends beyond just taking photos; it’s about being a positive presence, someone who adds to the magic of your day. The aim is to ensure that when you look back at your photos, you remember not just how you looked, but how you felt - exhilarated, loved, and blissfully happy.

 I understand that planning a wedding can be a financial balancing act. That's why I offer flexible payment options to make sure that budget concerns don’t stand in the way of having your dream wedding captured beautifully. My goal is to provide you with an unforgettable photographic experience that aligns with your financial comfort.

This flexibility is my way of ensuring that my services are inclusive and accessible, because I believe that everyone deserves to have their love story told in the most beautiful way possible. Let's work together to find a plan that suits your needs, ensuring that your memories are captured in a way that’s financially comfortable for you.

Every couple has a unique story, and my mission is to ensure that your story is told in a way that feels authentic to you. I take the time to get to know you, to understand your journey and what makes your relationship special. It's about creating a comfortable space where you can be yourselves, free from the pressures of posing or fitting a certain mold. I focus on capturing your interactions, your quirks, and all the little things that make your relationship yours.

My approach is all about inclusivity and representation, ensuring that every couple, regardless of their background, feels seen, understood, and beautifully portrayed. 

Sneak peeks within 24 hours

Your "We're married!" IG post shouldn't be the grainy photo your mom took from the front row.

Open Your Inbox to Your Full Gallery


In the final stretch, I focus on applying the finishing touches and editing magic. This is where I ensure that every image is not just a photo but a piece of art. The final edits are about refining and polishing, making sure that each image is just perfect on its own and with the images alongside it.

Final Touches


Now, the artistic process of editing begins. This phase is where each selected photo is fine-tuned to perfection. I apply my artistic touch, adjusting light, color, and composition to bring out the best in every image.

This period is dedicated to ensuring that the final photos not only look stunning but also feel cohesive and true to your wedding's unique style and atmosphere.

Edit all the Photos 


In the weeks following your wedding, I dive into the process of culling and organizing the gallery. This is a painstaking process, where I sift through thousands of images, selecting the ones that best tell the story of your day. It's a thoughtful process, ensuring that the final collection not only captures the events but also the atmosphere and spirit of your celebration.

cull + organize


The day after your wedding, my work shifts to safeguarding your memories. I meticulously back up all the RAW images, taking great care to ensure every precious moment is securely stored. Then, I begin the exciting process of creating your Sneak Peeks which you will receive no more than 24 hours after we say goodnight. So your announcement photo won't be that picture your mom took from the front row ;) 

sneak peeks!


On your wedding day, I’m fully immersed in capturing the essence of your celebration. From the early morning preparations to the final dance, I’ll be there, photographing every significant moment and the countless small details in between. My goal is to be unobtrusive yet omnipresent, ensuring that the magic of your day is captured authentically. It’s about documenting the laughter, the tears, and the love that fills your day, creating a visual story that you’ll cherish forever.

capture the magic


In the week leading up to your wedding, my team and I are in full preparation mode. We meticulously check and prepare our gear, ensuring everything is in perfect condition. I also finalize our wedding moodboard, a literal visual vibe of everything we've discussed with custom intention to your favorite photos and the venue. It's go time, baby!


As your wedding approaches, we’ll solidify the final details with a comprehensive Pre-Wedding Photography Questionnaire, followed by an in-depth Zoom Call.

This is where we fine-tune every aspect of your photography plan. The questionnaire covers everything from family dynamics to special traditions you want to be captured, ensuring that no detail is overlooked. During our Zoom call, we'll discuss your answers, clarify any lingering questions, and confirm all the little nuances that will make your photography uniquely yours.


In the months leading up to your wedding, we engage in a series of Creative Consultation Meetings to discuss everything from lighting to logistics, ensuring that every photograph we envision can be beautifully  and naturally executed. This comprehensive approach ensures that we're prepared to capture not just the planned moments but also the spontaneous and serendipitous ones.

It's about creating a blueprint for a day where photography flows effortlessly, complementing your celebration rather than intruding upon it.


As the wedding day starts to inch closer, we'll come together for the Engagement Session. This is far more than a photo shoot; it's a chance for us to build rapport, for you to get comfortable with the camera, and for me to understand the dynamics of your relationship.

These sessions are crafted to be fun, relaxed, and genuine, allowing your natural chemistry and love to shine through. We’ll explore locations that hold special meaning to you, experiment with different styles, and create a collection of images that celebrate your unique bond as a couple.


A few weeks after booking, we’ll set the stage with our Welcome Kickoff Call. This isn’t just any ordinary call; it’s the beginning of our collaborative adventure. During this session, we'll dive deep into your love story, your aspirations for the big day, and how we can infuse your personality into every shot.

It's also a perfect opportunity for you to ask any burning questions and for me to share valuable insights from my experience. This lays the foundation for our work together, and ensuring you have the best photos ever! 


Right off the bat, it’s celebration time! The moment you decide to embark on this journey with me, you'll receive my meticulously crafted 80-page Ultimate Wedding Guide. It's more than just a manual; it's a treasure trove of creative ideas, savvy tips, and essential checklists designed to help you have the very best experience on the day.

This guide is the culmination of years of experience and insights, tailored to help you envision and execute a wedding  where photography flows effortlessly, complementing your celebration rather than intruding upon it.

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What Happens After You Book?


welcome kickoff


engagement session


creative planning


Final meeting


final vibe check






Melissa & Michael

"You’ll see in her portfolio she has captured weddings of all sizes, but it’s obvious she brings the same energy, attention, and love to all. I could go on for hours about her skill, artistry, style, and creative eye, but I’ll just say this: she has IT.  She was so easy to connect with and made us feel amazing, beginning to end."

"She captured the essence of our day and beautiful photos of us that 100% feel like us." 

Ariane & Keelan

"As a wedding partner, Katherine exceeded all expectations. Her dedication and personalized approach made us feel like we were her sole focus, despite knowing she had other clients. The 1000+ photos we received were pure magic. Each image captured emotions in the most artistic and creative way, precisely aligning with our vision."

"From the outset, her impeccable communication and responsiveness put us at ease."

Tannaz & Joseph

"Imagine pulling up your wedding photos and returning to an exact moment - a laugh, hug, tear, cheers - captured and frozen in time. Now imagine the awe of looking at your wedding photos for the first time wholly surprised that someone was there taking a picture of that special moment. That's Katherine's style."

"She is the most intentional, present, fly-on-the-wall, gifted photographer you can possibly book for your wedding."

Tara & James

"One of my favorite things about her work is that our photos include the typical family portraits, perfectly executed documentary shots to catch all those candids, and artistic shots where she flexed her creative muscle. Taken together, each of our photos is a gem in its own right and going through our library of photos felt like digging into an onion - so many layers and new gems to find."

"The more and more we get away from the day, the more we rely on our photos to remind us how the day felt."

Where the magic happens. Based on our final pre-wedding phone call and questionnaire, I'll craft a vision for the wedding photography via moodboard to give you a feel for all the vibes.

Visual moodboard

Receive both high-resolution for print clarity and web-sized photos for online sharing. This ensures you have the perfect format for every occasion, from social media posts to large-scale prints.

high-res & web-size photos 

Enjoy the flexibility of printing your wedding photos anywhere, anytime. With full printing release rights, you can turn your digital memories into tangible keepsakes without additional fees.

printing release rights

Access a private online gallery, where friends and family can view, share, and download your wedding photos. It’s a convenient way to relive and share your special day with loved ones.

online gallery for family & Friends

Wedding photography always includes...

When opening the full gallery from your wedding, you should yelp with delight, tear up in joy, and feel authentically seen. We make that happen. Pinky swear.


every damn time

The best wedding photos aren’t about the most perfect pictures, it’s the ones that capture the genuine moment.

  • Tiny getting rooms packed with bridesmaids and zero natural light 
  • Downpour weddings in the mountains with literally nowhere to take pictures
  • Backlit indoor ceremonies where photos are at high-risk of being blown out
  • Dark reception spaces with soaring ceilings and minimal lighting
  • Battling it out with four other couples for the catering hall’s one photo area
  • The cake falling on the ground when it’s being brought out
  • Bride falling off the chair during the hora
  • Chair breaking during the hora
  • Camera flash breaking during the hora (forreal, hora is high-risk)
  • Last-minute rain plan switcheroos with everyone being squished into your cocktail hour space

real situations i’ve captured...

Having a second photographer is a game-changer when it comes to capturing your wedding day. Not only do they offer a fresh perspective and allow us to be in two places at once, but they're also there to ensure no moment goes unnoticed. 

Second Photographer

The night before your wedding is filled with excitement, anticipation, and celebration. Some of the most heartfelt moments and heartfelt speeches can happen the night before, and we don't want to miss any of it.

The Night Before Coverage

Think of them like those photos of your parents from the 1970's that you find in a shoebox...all of the retro feels while feeling just like yourselves. It's great to do a practice run before the wedding too!

Engagement Sessions

Let's be real, we won't be handing down our old iPhones to our kids. Your memories deserve to live off the screen and in your hands. Variety of prints and albums available.

Albums & Prints

Bring those timeless retro vibes to your final gallery! I'll bring along my Contax G2 to the wedding plus 10 rolls of film in color and B&W. You won't be able to tell if you got married in 2024 or 1984.

35mm Film

Who doesn't like a little extra? Check out options for services to add on to your day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

01. How many final images can we expect?

I deliver approximately 75-100 photos per hour of coverage. There is no limit on the number of photos you will receive. My team and I  photograph anywhere from 7-15k raw files for any wedding client. All the photos go through an intentional culling and editing process to ensure the final gallery unfolds as naturally as your wedding day. 

02. what is your backup system?

Oh, I care so passionately about backup systems! After your wedding, all of the photos will go through my ultra-secure triple backup system to prevent against any file loss. Multiple memory cards, physical hard drives, and digitally on the cloud. Your raw photos are saved for 6 months and you have access to the gallery for 18 months.

03. what if something happens to you?

This situation has never occurred in nearly 500 weddings, but I have a firm plan in place for any emergencies. If something happens to me before the wedding, a trained associate from the team will step in. If something happens to me after the wedding but before receive the gallery, trusted partners will access my Photo Will and follow the editing instructions to ensure you receive all of your wedding photos. 

04. do you have insurance?

I work on a series of mirrorless Nikon Z6II and Z7 cameras with a variety of lenses that give your phots a film-like, cinematic feel. I also use a Fuji GFX medium-format camera for editorial-inspired imagery and some 35mm film cameras for fun.

05. what kind of gear do you shoot on?

I work on a series of mirrorless Nikon Z6II and Z7 cameras with a variety of lenses that give your phots a film-like, cinematic feel. I also use a Fuji GFX medium-format camera for editorial-inspired imagery and some 35mm film cameras for fun.

Email me at hello@katherinemarchand.com to learn more about working together and receive my Pricing & Info Guide.

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the proof is in the pudding

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If you’re ready for a wedding photographer that gets it, learns your parent names and good angles, and dances with you at the party, and captures images that feel like you, you’re in the right place, honey.

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