So, how many iced coffees 

will this cost me?

Is your wedding in

YES

No

Ohio?

Even though I wish you could pay me in iced coffees, I've got a life to pay for. 

Listen, I get it. Weddings are expensive AF. Helping my sister plan her's and eventually planning my own, I've seen the numbers! On my end, the numbers for being a professional, legal, too legit to quit, and insured full time wedding photographer is in the ten's of thousands. Between my accountant, my daughters BOMB ASS school, business insurance, taxes, equipment, personal bills, and misc and various business bills, it adds up. I price myself to survive. 

Even though I wish you could pay me in iced coffees, I've got a life to pay for. 

other important thangs

Listen, I get it. Weddings are expensive AF. Helping my sister plan her's and eventually planning my own, I've seen the numbers! On my end, the numbers for being a professional, legal, too legit to quit, and insured full time wedding photographer is in the ten's of thousands. Between my accountant, my daughters BOMB ASS school, business insurance, taxes, equipment, personal bills, and misc and various business bills, it adds up. I price myself to survive. 

My cats eat a lot.

Riley's pink drink & cake pop's

those random Target runs

Chicken Tikka Masala while I edit

a pre-school that rocks!

-Cate

My cats eat a lot.

Riley's pink drink & cake pop's

those random Target runs

Chicken Tikka Masala while I edit

a pre-school that rocks!

-Cate

other important thangs

Don't look at it as thousands of dollars.

look at it as paying me an iced coffee a day . . . for a year.

Don't look at it as thousands of dollars.

look at it as paying me an iced coffee a day . . . for a year.

Zac and I have a goofy relationship which, normally we would tone down in-front of others but with Cate she pulled our most genuine selves out to capture the most candid and authentic photos.

Cate is that good. 

 Bri & Zac

Hit me up

01

LET'S CHAT in email, phone, or ON SKYPE so I can get some details for your package!

02

choose your package

03

SIGN YOUR CONTRACT & PAY RETAINER

04

Have the best day eva!

05

SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL IMAGES & ORDER YOUR TANGIBLE GOODS

06

Working Together.

the timeline.

investment

and monies.

weddings

average investment $3,230

This is an average. But for real, every wedding is different, that's why I dropped the cookie cutter pricing guide where you end up adding or subtract from the three options anyway. 

What will happen after you head over to my contact form, will be me doing a happy dance and then talking to you about all the deets through either text, email, phone call or face time. 

send me a note

starting price for 6 hours: $2,400

couples sessions

engagement, anniversay, proposal or just 'cuz

No experience needed

Snuggles & cuddles

Romantic & emotional

No posing

Fun & upbeat

Laughs & giggles

A signed printing rights letter, to print for your favorite printing lab.

Up to 2 locations

50+ hand edited high resolution  digital images

Outfit changes

1 hour together

Private online gallery to view, download,
print, and share with family & friends. 

what you get

$495

Answer:

I'm based in my hometown of Dayton, Ohio. I serve Cincinnati & Columbus locally without travel fees. You can click here if you are having a wedding outside of the Cincinnati, Columbus, & Dayton area.

I've got my passport handy, luggage always ready, and TSA precheck. I'M DOWN!

Between engagement sessions, weddings, picking up my daughter from preschool Monday - Friday, travel, and personal lives, I can't commit to providing that experience for them (and potentially you) if my schedule is filled up with driving to and from and meeting with couples that may or may not hire me for their wedding day!

I am more than happy to hop on a video call or a phone call with you for now! I'm totally happy to meet with you, after you book and before your wedding day (I only offer this if couple's ask and if they don't have an engagement session booked FYI), when my schedule has more flexibility.

I pride myself in being able to communicate with my clients promptly.

No.

Each date is secure and taken off of my calendar officially with a signed agreement and paid non-refundable date retainer. I get 4-11  wedding inquires for most wedding dates, sometimes at the same time.

Yes and no!

It will always be just me, unless you book a second photographer to assist and photograph the day of! 

No. It would not be fair to my past and present clients who paid full price. 

All wedding galleries are delivered via a private online photo gallery. You can share, download, and print straight from your gallery. You can share the link to your family and friends, as well as social media.

Prints & Leather/Linen/Velvet albums are available to invest in. 

No! You wouldn't buy a nice meal and want it coming out uncooked. My editing makes up half if not more, of my style. I promise to not leave anything out. The photos I don't deliver are mid-blinking, unflattering, and duplicates. Everything else gets hand edited and makes the final cut in your gallery!

Don't fear! Whether your wedding is local or destination, I come prepared!

Local: I always show up early the day of the wedding to scout. The lighting/weather will vary
from season to season so I find this way being the most accurate. I make sure to find the best place for family formals, wedding portraits, first look if applicable, and wedding party photos.

Destination: For within the US, I show up one full day in advance to scout locations for off site portraits as well as show up early the day of to do the above. (see local) International weddings, I show up 2-3 days early and do the same above!

Oh I go you booooo! Once you book with me, I will send over my what to wear guide, to help you with any and all questions you may have!

I am currently booking through March 2021. Popular dates get snagged quickly and the rest are booked 10-18 months in advanced so do not hesitate to reach out to me! I am currently booked up for 2019, more than half way booked up for 2020, and a handful for 2021!

Every wedding is booked digitally. You can use a credit/card or bank transfer to pay securely through Honeybook.

A paid non refundable date retainer of $1,000 is due and a signed agreement to secure and book your date. The rest is due 2 weeks before your wedding date. I also offer payment plans leading up to 2 weeks before your wedding day upon request.

This is a common AND valid question. For this to happen I would have to have an family emergency/death or in the hospital. This has NEVER happened, but if for any reason it does, I will have someone I trust fully and who's work you love, take my place. I will still edit your photos.

I GET your anticipation. I deliver all galleries within 6 weeks. With popular seasons, I have weddings every single weekend, so I work my hardest to deliver as quickly as possible.

Want to see a sample wedding day timeline?

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sign up to receive the free wedding timeline ebook!

Heck yeah!

Kelsey & Cole

"I have never been a fan of getting pictures taken but Cate was able to make it such a fun and relaxed experience."

Erika & Tommy

"Her sense of humor along with her EXCELLENT photography skills allowed us to break out of our shells and capture the true love between us."

Megan & Dan

"Cate cares so much about her clients and she does such an amazing job of capturing little details and moments that let you reminisce about some of the happiest times of your life".

sweeter couples.

megan & dan

erika & tommy

kelsey & cole

Brittany & Jaihron

"She responds to any questions in a timely manner and didn't pressure me to use her, but I knew I wanted her to be our photographer before I even had a wedding to plan!"

Rachael & Tony

"Cate was so pleasant to work. The whole way through she truly wants her clients to be happy."

Jessie & Nathan

"She was so receptive and made us feel SO calm throughout both our last minute engagement session and our big day.

sweeter couples.

Jessie & Nathan

rachael & tony

jaihron & brittany

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