One of my favorite parts of photographing a wedding is all the pictures I get to take of the bride, and usually her bridesmaids, or best friends and family, getting ready.Read More
This Valentines day I am giving away an engagement session! If you have been following me on Instagram, you already know this. One lucky couple, (or even if you are not engaged feel free to tag) wins a session with me...that is a 600.00 value! Good Luck !
1.Tag a friend on a post of mine on IG
2. Follow Me
3. Use the hashtag #kateuhrygiveaway
* You must live in Connecticut. I'm happy to travel with-in an hours radius, or let me suggest a really pretty on site location. Unless you wanna pay for my travel!
The winner will be announced on Valentines day before midnight. Remember, tag a friend who is recently engaged, and you and your friend will be entered to win. And...If you don't win, but youbook your wedding day with me you will receive a complimentary engagement session with your wedding package through February 14th! I thought this would be fun, since I have never done a giveaway, Valentine's Day seemed like the perfect time!
For all you guys who are recently engaged I am happy to say we still have slots open this summer & fall. Though I am taking on a limited amount of weddings this year, I have openings, and would love to hear about how you met, and what your wedding plans will be! To get more information on how I work, my style, and cost, please visit my info page here.
This year has started off quickly, with a few weddings already booked and a lot of incoming inquires. I am really looking forward to the 2019 season!
Since 2001 my primary source of income has been photographing weddings. I started off charging 2,900 in 2001. It was really not enough to live off of, but it was so much fun. I loved it so much, that I was okay living from hand to mouth. One year I booked 18 weddings (between May and October) some on back to back days. It was late December in 2012 and I had just finished shooting a wedding at a hotel. It was perfectly nice, and a adorable couple. But I started realizing that I was burnt out. I missed out on so many friends gatherings that summer, family reunions, college reunions, and I missed summer completely. Suddenly it was weeks before Christmas and I had just finished my last wedding of the season. I had heard the same wedding dance songs, seen the same white bouquet. I just started feeling "this isn't me". It wasn't why I started photographing weddings, and it wasn't really what I loved about weddings. I had recently gotten all kinds of wedding awards and it was nice, because it validated what I was doing but I was getting all these brides who wanted the same thing. And I just didn't want to do it anymore. It didn't seem like what I had loved so much about photographing weddings in the first place. Which brings me to to the last several years. They have been wonderful!
Last year I took on a limited amount of really special weddings, ones that truly meant something to me; I connected with the couples' and I just fell in love with their story. I stoped worrying about the amount of weddings I shot, and focused on the weddings that seemed interesting, meaningful and beautiful. It totally changed me. And it totally changed my work. I am limiting myself to just 10 weddings this summer. And YES, I still have spots available June-August!
I love natural light. I love down to earth outdoor weddings, its why and how I started photographing weddings in the first place. I will also be limiting my weddings to specific venues. At home weddings, outdoors, or at venues that are light-filled. Some of these include The Lace Factory, The Inn at Mystic, South Farms,Connecticut Vineyards & The Winvian. It doesn't mean the entire wedding must be outside (although that is pretty much my favorite-who doesn't love a campfire?) I am also adding in some traveling dates to my weddings. So if you are getting married in LA or in Colorado, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, I would LOVE to photograph your wedding!
And lastly, and kinda why I started this post, COST. I hate talking about money but It's how I make a living, and I gotta feed my dogs! In order to give you the boutique wedding photography that you deserve I need to charge a bit more. One, the cost of living is going up, and I haven't raised my prices in FOREVER! In the last several years it is expected to include a USB drive, a private online gallery, and in order to provide all the nice extra's (like these photo boxes with prints) which are included in all my wedding packages, I must raise the price. Starting February 1, the starting cost for my wedding packages will be 4,200. For more information, or if you are interested in booking for THIS SUMMER feel free to contact me and we can see if I have your date opened!
The best of 2018! It's been a banner year for intimate weddings, and fun family sessions. As I look back on 2018 I have so many good pictures that it makes it hard to just pick a handful. So I am focusing on the candid pictures...the outtakes if you will
Seniors from high school kicking of the school yea
Kids watching a magic show at a wedding in June.
Thank you everyone for making this one of my most memorable years !
Happy New Year, and cheers to good health, a warm shoulder to lean on, family, and most of all, lots of love,
A cozy bbq wedding celebration
South Farms is a beautiful farm venue in the Litchfield County hills, located in South Morris, CT. right near me. On a cool and windy November day L & J celebrated with their families and friends . They were married at a small private ceremony and later threw this party for their friends and family to celebrate their marriage. Here are a few of my favorite highlights from the night! I loved the BBQ theme, it was a cozy atmosphere, with a homey down-to-earth feel.With lot's of kids running around and signature cocktails. The tables set with blue and white checks. It lended itself to a very cozy and warm atmosphere. Vendors: Venue: South Farms Floral: Sarah Worden Natural Design Food and catering : The Cue BBQ Mobil Pub Events Cheers To Lenny & Jen! May you live happily ever after with your two beautiful kids! Want to see more from South Farms weddings? Check out this post too!
Miranda and Lindsey were married at a small at-home ceremony in Washington, Connecticut. On 11/11 they were surrounded by their closest friends and family. On a sun-filled Sunday afternoon their family gathered around them in the elegant Livingroom of Miranda’s parents’ home. Encircled in an archway of white flowers, and ferns, just as the sun was setting on behind them through the French glass doors. They pulled off this elegant wedding in just one week! They had planned a large wedding elsewhere in May, 2019. However due to Miranda's mom's illness they pushed the date forward, and decided a small, at home wedding was exactly what they wanted. Friends and family helped to get the wedding together. You would never have known. It was as beautiful and sweet as any wedding I have seen.It’s not every day nor every year I am able to witness a wedding this special. I truly believe that the smaller the wedding the more magical it can be. The house was packed with gorgeous flowers, which Miranda’s cousin drove all the way from Washington D.C. in a U-Haul! The food, exquisitely presented by a local chef. First look ! My sincerest congratulations to the two brides, who met, fell in love, and got married. And all because they met each other on Bumble. Modern love. Hair & Makeup: Joes Salon & Spa Florist:Park Florist- Takoma Park, MDWedding Gowns : Davids BridalCatering : Hidden Valley Dessert : Sweeets- Candy Shop in New PrestonCake: Ovens Of France
On a blustry rainy day, the two loveilest people got married in the midddle of a rain storm. In A beautiful barn ceramony at South Farms, in Morris, CT. And it was intimate, and cozy and filled with so much love. When joining together, they included Chris' four boys! Four boys who were just the sweetest kids, and loved every mintute of the day. Christine was so excited to marry the man of her dreams, and never let the weather dampen her spirts (sorry for the pun) . Venue-South Farms, Morris CT Floral: Bantam Blooms Catering : Riverhouse Catering Bridal gown: Barbra Kovach DJ/entertainment- Jason Hart Music
Crafted wooden box frames ready to hang with paper backing and hardware.
New products in available in the gallery! About three months ago I switched over to a new gallery hosting website. I love it so much (and this is NOT a sponsored post). It is exactly what I would want if I were a client. There is a new line of procducts available right from your gallery shop. Shop for note cards, holiday cards, save the date card, albums, calenders, and best of all framed photographs! I love the clean and modern simple designs. Instead of shopping in differnt spots for your products, you can get them all in one spot. The quality is simply beautiful, What I want, and what my goal has always been is to allow you to USE those images in beautiful ways. Wheathe it is a frame, a book, or simple paper goods. However, I still offer custom services, for those of you who would rather let me do the designing. Press printed cards on a matte recycled paper. Designed for holidays, thank you’s and more.All products are made in the US. For all my current clinets I am offering 10% off ANY new product line. simply enter "thanks" at checkout.
A foodies dream wedding
Kathy and Jim’s Culinary Art institute wedding was a first for me. A first for a lot of reasons. One being that CIA in Hyde park just started offering the campus’ gorgeous venue as a wedding venue and secondly, it was a bride that I could relate to on so many levels, and it left my heart so open for anything. Kathy, the same age as me (early fifties) was a bride for the first time, at 51. She knew she wanted something special, that both she and Jim love. Food. Her love for the culinary arts, and her own kitchen skills led Kate, of Green Apple Weddings, to find the perfect venue for them in Hyde Park, New York. *See below for all vendors. Thank you to: Green Apple WeddingsThe Culinary Art Insititue of AmericaAshley Cruz (hair and make-up)Floral Design- Melarosa DJ/Ceremony musicians: A Starry Night Music
*Brides dress Carolina Herrera
I wanted to jump on the blog quickly to let all my new wedding clients know about our new photo presentation boxes. Last year I was disappointed when the company I used in California closed down shop. I loved their artisan linen boxes and albums. So I have been on the hunt for new ones, to present to my clients for the upcoming season. Well, I finally found them, and they are gorgeous! For me, having actual tangible prints is so important. This is why each session or wedding includes either prints, or an album. Here is the thing: if you have lovely pictures, and they sit on your computer somewhere, you don't really get to LOOK AT THEM! What is the point in that? Pictures should be handled, hung, framed, and shared. RIGHT? I love the neutral tone, and you can display the box right on your coffee table or bookshelf. Or keep on your desk at work!
Sara and Mark’s Greenwich, CT wedding was a family affair. After meeting many years ago, the two of them had each two children, and last Saturday their family became one. It was a low-key, and very elegant affair, the boys in their Tuxes, and sweet little Chole (Sara’s seven-year-old) had a magic wand flower (thanks to the florists at Something Special).
Their first look! So fabulous, and the kids and I watch from the little balcony. Bridesmaid and bestie Nicole was a rockstar, the ultimate friend through out the day. I loved this 'first look", when Sara's dad saw her for the first time. Nothing sweeter than a father daughter moment. After the ceremony everyone hopped in limos over to Valbella !! Cocktails, apps, & a magic show for the kids.
During cocktail hour out on the terrace, the grownups sipped champagne & appetizers while the children had a magic show outside, with board games, balloons and even cornhole! There was not a detail missed. In the evening they danced, and ate cake, and danced more. What a beautiful new family. Congratulations Sara & Mark!
Event Coordinator Heather Allen | Table 6 productions
Flowers| Something Special Hair & Make up | Flashy Flash Hotel accommodations /getting ready pictures| Delamar Church| St. Barnabas, Greenwhich Band| Bob Kolb Trio DJ| Vivid EventsVabella Bridal Gown | Plumed Serpent
It's always hard to chose favorites! As far as this year goes I had a lot, both family & wedding pictures and two awesome styled shoots. It's always interesting to me what other's pick as fav's and what end up being mine. With out further ado, a few of my very favorites from 2017~ *picture by my second photographer BrunaAnd for family and children's pictures, I always have a really hard time picking. But here are a few favorites from 2017! Have a happy New Year, and I will see you back here in 2018! xoxox-Kate
Hello! I thought I would update my personal vendor recommendations for the 2018 season. The common thread is excellent service and gorgeous taste. As for the food and catering, I am very picky. I eat and taste the food at each wedding:). Note most of these caterers offer vegan and vegetarian as well. There are so many amazing vendors out there! My best advice is to make sure you like their style taste the food, e Some florists love to use native and farm-grown flowers, some caterers use local farm produce, etc.. Ask questions, and follow on Instagram to see what they do (check out who I follow). Some are local to Litchfield County, CT. others serve all of New England. I have added a few from last year, so take a peak at some of the local new venues! Event Coordination + Planers: Sorries & Revelry,Amy Champagne , Infinite Events, Jubilee Events, Eileen Smith Events, True Events.Florists:Sara Worden Natural Design, Floral designs by Justine Ashleigh’s Garden, Just for you floral design, Hannah Floral Design, Jaclyn Iris flowers.Food: JP Gifford Market & Catering, Executive Cuisine,CT Wedding Group,Cloud 9, and Garelick & Herbs Alternative: Big Green pizza Truck, Skinny Pines pizza truck, and El Camion Taco truck.Desserts + Cakes: Cakeore & Co,Erica O’Brian Cakes, Amanda Bakes, Local venues: South Farms, Candlelight Farms, The Mayflower Grace, Winvian. Vineyards: Chamard, Hopkins, Jonathan Edwards, Saltwater Farms, Lyman orchards. The Barns at Wesleyan hills, The Lace Factory, and Wadsworth Mansion to name a few. There are a ton more I have worked at and love, I couldn’t possibly list them all. I love outdoor, beautiful settings of all kinds and have photographed weddings and receptions at most of the yacht clubs and country clubs around Connecticut. Mystic, s, Newport, and many Rhode Island locations are also a favorite travel for me. Looking for a new barn venue? Waldingfield Farm is now hosting weddings. Small weddings, (I think under 100). And the landscape is gorg, and the barn is brandy new. Contact Patrick Horan. *see picture above, or visit out styled shoot here.