Welcome to my little blog. I am Katie. Nice to meet you! I live in San Luis Obispo and happen to have one of the world's best jobs. I photograph weddings, families, and kids. Many of you are finding this blog because you are planning a wedding...and to you a special welcome. Good luck! Wedding planning is a long process, and I value the time you've taken to find my site!

And a "thank you" to my current and past clients for letting me into their special connections, sharing their families. I am blessed to continue personal friendships with many clients well past their weddings.

What inspires me about weddings? Love, connections, happiness, laughter, hugs, warmth, tears, appreciation, gratitude, praise...and that's what gives me goosebumps at weddings. The decorations get packed away (although pintrest helps us remember every detail you might have considered, lol!), but the love remains as the foundation. I want your photos to reflect more than just the decorations of your life, it should reflect the love and laughter that provides the foundation for everything to come.

August 13, 2010

Carlene and Dan planned a wedding…and it was planned well. Spreadsheets, cross-references, and color-coding. Now, most people when I tell them that there’s a spreadsheet from the bride will instinctively roll their eyes. BUT, my personal experience is that it works pretty darned well. Maybe that’s because I too am a compulsive To-Do list maker that I can appreciate a girl with a spreadsheet. Carlene knew that everything was on a plan, everyone knew the plan, and that allowed her to completely and totally relax on her wedding day. I have oodles and oodles of photos of Carlene and Dan laughing, smiling, kissing, hugging, dancing, and enjoying their wedding day. Those are my absolute favorite kind of photos!

And one shameless plug for them as well (because I love sharing cool stuff)…Carlene and Dan also made a boardgame themselves. (no…not a cheesy one like “jump to conclusions”…Office Space reference for those that haven’t been indoctrinated) But, a fanastic one called All You Need is Wine. Since I live in wine country, a good amount of my weddings serve some of the most extraordinary wines around. I think this is a fantastic gift idea for anyone coming to visit the area or get married here in the Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo areas. It really helps people understand and appreciate the differences in wine varieties. Very clever. Naturally, there was a little wine theme at their wedding…loved that!

So with that, let’s get on with some photos!

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