a non-traditional documentary wedding photographer based in brooklyn, new york

& carefree

for real life


In the vast sea of wedding photographers, you’ve made it to my little corner of the internet so I’ll do my best to keep this short: I love weddings, and I love photography.

It’s important to me that you to feel comfortable and actually enjoy, experience, and have fun at your wedding (that you’ve spent so long planning for!) as I quietly flit around in the background documenting all of the sweet, silly, sad, sentimental, and strange moments, people, and details with the utmost care and creativity.

This isn’t a photo shoot, this is your wedding day. I’m acutely aware that there are about 5 million feelings and complex relationships and dynamics wrapped up in a wedding day, and I’ll be there to gently guide, reassure, and encourage you with my 12+ years as a professional wedding guest to help.

So get cozy, wander around my website for a bit, and let me know if anything grabs your attention: I would love to photograph you with the ones you love the most.

when in doubt, dance it out

make up a super secret handshake to seal the deal,

and don’t forget: the best moments are unposed.

as seen on the internet

“but caitlin, why youuuu?”

There are countless talented photographers out there — I’m equally intimidated and inspired by them on a daily basis — so I’m incredibly honored that you’ve made your way to my lil website. But what makes me so special?

knowledge is power!

I’ve been photographing weddings since 2012 and have picked up lots of tips + tricks along the way, some of which you can find here! Anytime you have a question or curiosity or concern during the planning process, I’m more than happy to help.

empathy is key!

Being professionally photographed can be a weirdly intimate thing, so my main goal is to be unobtrusive while making sure you’re comfortable, having fun, and actually experiencing this very real day in your life while I photograph whatevertheheck happens—the good, the weird, and the wonderful.

a boy scout is always prepared!

Thanks to anxiety, I roll up to your wedding fully equipped with professional gear, backups on backups on backups (I once brought 23 batteries to a 10 hour wedding which, tbh, was too many), a Polaroid or film camera (or two), and a fanny pack full of safety pins, hair ties, fashion tape, gum, bandaids, and a Tide pen.

everything is flexible!

Want something specific but don’t see it in any of my existing packages? Need a payment plan? Want to add on an extra hour of photo at the end of your wedding day? Let me know what you’re hoping for, and there’s a 99% chance we can make it work.

recently on the journal

a woodsy house party in oregon

Greer + Daniel gathered together their (many, many, many) favorite people at Loloma Lodge in central Oregon to throw one of the best house parties I’ve ever been to.

caitlin captures the warmth and light of a love event.


kind words

from kind clients

brit + ben

“You have blown us away! We cannot thank you enough, you are truly a genuine gift to us. These pictures are beyond anything we could have dreamed of having as a remembrance of our very favorite day. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thankyouthankyouthankyou for the INCREDIBLE pictures and your friendship. Our hearts are FULL.”

nicki + gary

“An angel with a camera; Caitlin is a dream. From the time she arrived to the beginning moments of our wedding, right away she was comfortable with everyone. She brings an ease which allows people to be calm and we honestly forgot she was there, snapping away. There were many moments where she would check in and make sure everyone was good, the energy was so sweet. The work Caitlin does captures the warmth and light of a love event. We will treasure the photos forever. Highly, highly recommend her!”

lara + dan

“You have made those memories unshakable and absolute. You have made it so that every photo of that day is imbued with a little happiness magic. Thank you, Caitlin, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for having the eye to see a great photo and, more so, for having the heart to recognize a great moment. Thank you for working tirelessly on the requests of photos for groups of strangers. Thank you for ringing in 2020 with us. Thank you for being you.”

frequent q’s

This might actually be your first rodeo, so you probably have a few questions about the whole process.

Visit my contact page to see updated availability notes and send me a message to automatically receive my full pricing guide. If I’m available for your date, we’ll hop on a call for a vibecheck, chat details, and to answer any questions. When you’re ready to book I’ll send over a contract and invoice for the non refundable 25% retainer to secure your date!

  • Elopements or city hall: start at $1200 for 2 hours
  • Intimate weddings: start at $4200 for 6 hours
  • Full weddings: start at $5200 for 8 hours
  • Portrait or engagement sessions: start at $1200 for 2 hours

Each session, elopement, and wedding is customizable to meet your needs and includes your professionally edited images delivery digitally, a gallery print credit, and some casual, supplementary 35mm/120mm film or Polaroids throughout the day.

If you’re especially drawn to my loose, candid style but my rates are a little outside of your budget, please still reach out! We can possibly find a way to make it work. Reach out through my contact form to receive my full pricing guide.

As of 2024 I left the corporate world (woo!) and have much more availability for weddings. I typically book dates up to 9-18 months ahead of time but have been known to jump on a wedding with 2 weeks’ notice, so just ask!

For elopements or more intimate ceremonies these are often booked within a few weeks or months of the date, and can take place on a weekend or weekday which allows for greater schedule flexibility on my end.

Yes! Since my first wedding in 2012 I’ve zipped across the country many, many times to photograph weddings. I’m based in NYC and most weddings that require air travel will include a flat travel fee of $1500, depending on the schedule of events. Local-ish NYC weddings that are 1.5+ hours driving may include a small travel fee to cover gas and/or lodgings. Weddings near Minneapolis, MN; Cedar Rapids, IA; and Eugene or Portland, OR will receive significantly discounted travel fees since I have family nearby.

I average a minimum of 75 images per hour of consecutive coverage so a 6 hour wedding can expect 450 or more edited images in their final gallery, whereas a 10 hour wedding will be 750 or more. When I bring along a second photographer this number is closer to 100 images per hour.

Yes! In the week following your wedding I’ll send you some previews, with the full digital gallery arriving in your inbox 6-12 weeks after your wedding date. From the gallery you and your loved ones can order prints, or you can download them to print elsewhere. This gallery is available for 1 year from your wedding date, at which point I safely archive everything on my end.

I spend 90% of the wedding day working in a documentary style, so I want the day to unfold as if I’m not even there. I approach every wedding with a clean slate, spend a lot of time watching for the magical and mundane moments, and try to avoid replicating a bunch of specific photos from Instagram or Pinterest. (But don’t hesitate to let me know if there’s a certain special photo or two that you’d like to include on your wedding day.) I offer simple, light direction focused in natural movement and your connection with each other, but we’re not gonna do a lot of awkward, performative, or stiff posing, because I want you to actually live out and experience this very special day while I do what I do best and snap away.

for planning:

I’ve been photographing weddings for more than a decade and have compiled these free guides with lots of tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way.

What makes for a good location? When should we do the engagement session? Do we have to be engaged? What will we wear?!

What if we’re nervous? Do we need a schedule? What about a family photos? What’s a first look? How do we get cool light?

wanna know more?

let’s chat!

I’m currently booking for the 2024 and 2025 wedding seasons! No matter where you are in the planning process, send me a message below to automatically receive my detailed pricing guide and we can start chatting about your wedding day. If you’re not quite ready to reach out, feel free to visit my FAQ or About for more details.