I live for raw moments of love with bold couples


You believe that a beautiful wedding is great,
but a beautiful marriage is better.


You're bound to cry at some point on your day,
 even if you try to hide it and act cool.


You're down to sneak out during sunset for time to unwind and snag some golden hour portraits.


You love gorgeous details, but you don't get too caught up in them.


You believe real is better than perfect. 


You're going to hit the dance floor like it's nobody's business.


You want your guests to remember your day because of the moments, not because of the things.


The best part of your day will be saying "I do"
to your man.


You made it through all of these!
You are SO my bride! 




I set my phone so Siri refers to me as Princess Consuela Banana Hammock. Because Phoebe Buffay is my idol.

I believe in the power of kindness. I love interrupting the mundane in others’ lives by bringing them unexpected joy.

I never make plans for Monday nights, because of trashy TV. The Bachelor... Dancing With The Stars... The Bachelorette... those are my jam.

I believe donuts without sprinkles are just bagels in disguise.

I still have part of my son’s first birthday cake in our freezer...he’s four.

I believe in the power of kindness. I love interrupting the mundane in others’ lives by bringing them unexpected joy.

I believe that real beats perfect. Every. Single. Time. 

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"Kate is truly an amazing photographer. From start to finish she makes the whole process fun and easy. No matter how many “dumb” questions I had to ask she was always so patient and kind. Her fun personality makes you feel at ease throughout the whole process. Her artistic ability is absolutely stunning and my wedding pictures are the most romantic, dreamy photos I could have imagined. She really goes above and beyond to make you feel special and beautiful. I would recommend Kate to anyone and everyone who is looking for a professional photographer!! You will NOT be disappointed."
Krista & Max

Click here to view krista & max's wedding photos on the blog

"I cannot say enough good things about having Kate as our wedding photographer. Throughout the entire process, it was an absolute pleasure working with her. She was patient with our questions, and very responsive. Some of the best wedding advice I received was to find a photographer you enjoy being around because you are with them for so much of your wedding day. I completely agree with that advice, and for me Kate was the perfect choice. She made the wedding day so fun and relaxing. She was easy going while still being very attentive to details, and she brought the best out in everyone while she was shooting. And aside from her wonderful personality, she has incredible photography skills! We could not be more happy with the shots she got of our day. If I could give 1 millions stars I would, because Kate is truly the best!."
Angela & Mike

"Kate and her crew were very professional and loved by the guests the day of the wedding. They really helped my husband and I feel natural and ready for the camera no matter what came our way. Many guests complimented that both photographers were even willing to take photos on their phones when asked. I received many cards in the mail from Kate that were encouraging and full of gratitude towards us as a couple for the big day.
Kate's attention to detail and thoughtfulness has continued to wow me months after the wedding. With every piece of mail I get a gift from her! Something that is always so personal and at times has moved me to tears. Professionally her deadlines are exact and the costs match the quality of work received. Quality is exactly what I found in this woman and I could not have been more thankful to have found a woman with so much talent that deserves awards, with a heart so big for her clients and professionalism that every bride to be needs to feel assured."
Taryn & Collin

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"Kate Lyon is a professional, artistic, attentive, and thorough wedding photographer. Above all that, she is a kind human being who connects personally to the people she's photographing. We felt she did not just "cover" our wedding; she worked to understand it and to document it, to reveal the beauty of it. As we page through the hundreds of photos she took of our special ceremony, we are struck again and again by how perfectly she captured our own feelings about marrying each other in front of our friends and family (feelings we couldn't process fully at the time.
Above ALL of that, Kate connected to us on that day. She got to know us, she got to know our daughter, and she worked to understand the intention of what we were doing. When our minister failed to show up (yes, that happened), Kate and her assistant helped keep us both calm, they helped us find our marriage certificate at the end of the ceremony, and they kept everyone at ease and laughing. She is absolutely fabulous.
I would recommend Kate Marie Photography to ANYONE. She produces beautiful photography, but she also enhances the event with her presence. More, she embraced us as a lesbian couple with an adopted child, affirming that she finds all kinds of love beautiful and equally worthy of documentation.In one word: WOW."
Sara & Meredith

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sara & Meredith's wedding photos on the blog

"We had the most amazing experience with Kate Marie. Our wedding would not have been the same without her. We felt like we were friends with her - she is so nice and friendly - so that made doing intimate photos less awkward. She handled complex family dynamics with a breeze. We got pictures of all the different groups within our family without anyone feeling offended when they were excluded from certain shots. She is creative, having a great eye for unique shots. Our family and friends have not stopped raving about how amazing our engagement and wedding photos are, and we absolutely love them!"
Amy & Stephen








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