Even though weddings look flashy and appealing, it takes a lot of effort to make such an event a success. While there are many moving parts during wedding planning, photography is the most important as it preserves history and memories couples, family, and friends can reminisce about in the future. A professional couples/wedding photographer helps preserve the memories by capturing moments at the best angles, lighting, props, and poses that create emotion, tell a couple’s story, enhance their love, and showcase their personalities.
Kate Legters got into photography because of the belief that taking a photo forces time to stand still. She finds thrill in working with people on the best day of their lives, allowing them to freeze their excitement, happiness, and experiences. She started Kate Legters Photography in 2018 and discovered her passion for wedding photography in 2020, where she found joy in creating beautiful art and spending time with lovely couples.
Upon a couple’s inquiry at the booking and planning stage, Kate connects with them immediately by phone or email to figure out the best package for their wedding. Before scheduling a day, a couple must sign a contract and make a 20% non-refundable retainer as their initial payment. Once booked, they receive access to the photographer’s engagement session and bridal planning guide and a small gift. During the engagement session, Kate works with each couple to plan a session that fits their styles and personalities. It also gives a comfortable, friendly, and fun feel of what photography on the wedding day will be like.
Kate offers timeline planning and venue walkthroughs, where she helps couples build a schedule for the day and discover areas in the venue to create the best pictures. Many couples love the extra time they spend discussing their photography wishes and wants as they relieve the stress that goes into wedding planning. The photographer recounts the wedding activities and addresses any last-minute questions a couple may have a week before their big day.
On the scheduled date, Kate travels to the venue and arrives ahead of time to set up, photograph the venue/guests, and capture the couple’s glorious occasion. The couple can expect to receive their final gallery within six weeks of their wedding date. The photos will be delivered via an online gallery for viewing or high-resolution downloads. The wedding packages offered by Kate Legters Photography include edited images, unlimited exposures, at least 8 hours of coverage, a second photographer, personal printing rights, digital image retouching, and ongoing contact.
Kate also captures candid, fun, and romantic pictures to acknowledge an anniversary, celebrate a special moment, or commemorate an engagement. While she enjoys catering to couples who are camera ready to showcase their uniqueness, she also focuses on taking beautiful pictures of camera-shy couples. She directs a photo session to accommodate their needs or turns a shoot into a fun date night idea. To find out more about Kate Legters Photography, visit the website and fill out her contact form to book a session.
Kate Legters Photography
Disclaimer: The views, suggestions, and opinions expressed here are the sole responsibility of the experts. No Michigan Journal USA journalist was involved in the writing and production of this article.