California Fine art
wedding photography




Wedding photography that elevates the unscripted to fine art. Vibrant, soulful storytelling with a cinematic edge.

Your wedding is an intentional celebration of your unique love story. For one weekend, your favorite people will be in the same place at the same time. You want photography that reflects this fleeting and precious cosmic convergence. Images that make you feel and take you back, full to the brim with human magic. A time machine of your very own.

Bright jewels of feeling held in your hand like beach glass. Images that linger in your memory long after the music fades.

"Kate, I don't even know how to express to you how much these photos mean to us. They are just all. so. damn. beautiful."

Katee & Sky

"Kate is a fantastic professional and a wonderful human being. She was down to earth, hilarious, sincere, and considerate. She truly made our intimate wedding absolutely magical."

Cassie & Benjamin

Pure perfection. Amazing. Sweet. Pure spirit. Ridiculously talented. Kate was an absolute gem! She put us at ease and made us feel completely comfortable.

Jessica & Anthony

behind the lens

Meet Kate

My not so secret superpower is singing songs that I don't know the words to. I believe you can tell a lot about a person if you start dancing and they immediately join in. In high school, I wanted to be a poet. I picked up a camera instead. 


Your Wedding


There are three things that motivate my approach to your wedding day: comfort, collaboration and intention.

For occasional mermaids and blue hour lovers

Photographs that speak to the beauty of found moments. Images infused with the soul of your celebration. Wedding photography that feels like you.

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