My Approach

My Approach

I am your wedding spirit guide.

Nah, but really. Ten years in the industry has taught me a thing or two, and my wealth of knowledge is at your disposal! When you book me, you’re getting more than a photographer – you’re getting a friend. A friend with mad dress-bustling & boutonniere-pinning skillz. A friend who is invested in telling your story. And a friend who’s got your back every step of the way. My photographic style is understated, classic, and honest. While I am exceptionally talented at composing detail shots and formal portraits (and don’t worry, there will be plenty of those, mom & dad), what really ignites my creative little soul is documenting how you looked, yes – but above all, documenting how you felt on your happiest of days. Less posing, more being.

1. You inquire

You’ve got a date, you’ve got a venue, and you are ready to get this party started. Woo! The first step is to fill out my contact form  – once you do, I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

2. We chat

I’ve received your inquiry, I have your date available, and I’m ready to learn more about what’s important to you when it comes to your wedding photos. We’ll schedule a quick phone call to discuss all of the details and choose the best possible coverage tailored to fit your needs.

3. We seal the deal 

Once we’ve settled on a package, I’ll send over a digital contract and you’ll sign electronically and submit your $1,000 retainer. If you opted for an engagement session, we’ll schedule a date!

4. We discuss final details 

2 months before your big day, I’ll email you a questionnaire that will help us create a solid photo timeline. Around the 30 day mark, we’ll schedule one last phone call to go review your questionnaire and nail down the final details!

5. You say I DO! 

The day is here! Your job is to get married, my job is to guide you through creating the best possible photos. I’ll make sure we get the posed family photos, the little details, the in-between candids, and your guests wildin’ on the dance floor. When you need direction, I’ll offer it, and when you’re in your feels, I’ll take a step back and capture it. 

6. You get amazing photos!!! 

It all happened so fast! Don’t worry, you’ll be able to relive it forever, starting with some sneak-peeks delivered the week after, with the final gallery following in 6-8 weeks. P.S. Rush delivery available for those who simply cannot wait 😉 

Shall we get this party started?

© maren kathleen photography 2019 | Wedding & Elopement Photographer serving NYC | new york | catskills | hudson valley | east coast | & beyond