SAN LUIS OBISPO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY (and then some...)


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.

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May 15, 2013

Landon. But even better LANDO. Yup, just like Star Wars. Lando. I still find myself thinking I should’ve had a son just so I could name him Lando, too. Stacy and Sean got married three years ago at Bianchi, and they come back annually to celebrate. (Funny side story, on one of their visits, Sean and Stacy went to the movies in Paso Robles. Just so happens that Jason and I went to the same movie that night. I hear this voice saying “Katie, is that you?” in the dark. Sure enough, I’d sat down right in front of them. SMALL WORLD!) This year they brought Landon with them and we took photos at the winery. I admit I got some happy goosebumps while photographing little Landon on the same patch of grass that his parents got married on. Stacy and Sean have attended several weddings that I’ve photographed and each time I’m impressed by the way they maintain and nuture their friendships. They are all supportive of each other. I just realized while typing up this post that I’ve seen Sean as a fiancee, groom, best man, officiant, and now father!! That’s got to be some sort of record, right?

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February 18, 2013

Paul and Kate got married and experienced a whole lot of “wow, this never usually happens” moments. And unfortunately, not really much of those moments were the good kind. I think I’ve talked about it before, but the flowers were wrong (ordered peonies, florist delivered carnations), dress was the wrong size (ordered a 2, store delivered a 14), cupcakes were wrong (ordered “m” logos, bakery installed them upside-down as “w” logos), flat tire on the way to the venue, zipper breaks 5 minutes before the ceremony, and the list goes on. But, they persevered and laughed.

They got pregnant with twins almost immediately after deciding they might want to have kids. What are the chances, right? Kind of as remote as having all those things go wrong at their wedding. VERY slim indeed. And then the “wow, this usually never happens” continued when they were born at 27 weeks. But, Paul and Kate persevered and laughed. Yes, even in a NICU…they found a way to laugh about things like weighing diapers.

Recently, I had a four-hour break during a split shift wedding in San Jose (morning ceremony and evening reception). I googled their address and my luck was good. Paul and Kate lived only 7 miles from where I was having lunch. I called and invited myself over for a visit. It has been three years since I saw Sadie and Izzy in their NICU incubators. What a difference. I’m so glad they have the “wow, this usually never happens” in their lives because those girls are healthy, happy, and without major health problems from their premature births…and I think that is rare, too. (Although, in a very “this happens all the time” way, Izzy ran her forehead into concrete just before I came for a visit. Kids always injure themselves before photo sessions.)

I look forward to the next stage of “wow, this never usually happens” in their lives. Because you know it’s gonna happen. Luckily, I think it’s for the better now.

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November 19, 2012

Mary and Justin were ever so patient with me. I had been beyond busy with travel and work, so Tori was already 6 months old by the time I got to meet her. Boo for that. BUT, she delivered on the long anticipated meeting with BIG BLUE EYES. The biggest blue eyes. Oh, I got lost in them.

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November 14, 2011

Kealoha and Brian had a sweet New Orleans themed wedding at Spanish Oaks Ranch a couple seasons back…but their fun wasn’t done. Bring in Baby Mahatma (not his real name, just a nick name…but I’m loving it!) He loves reggae music, dancing, being held, being fed, and sleeping. He has a wicked cool smile with a sweet lips! At first I swore he looked just like his dad, but then Kealoha showed me her baby photo and WOW…he is every bit his mom’s image! Thanks so much for letting me get my baby fix…he smelled so darned great!