Finding a photographer was the first thing on my “to do” list when we started planning our wedding. I was so worried that, even though our wedding was 18 months away, a photographer would book up. I scoured the recommended photographers from my...
venue, looked all over Instagram and asked a couple married friends who they had used. However, after a lot of emailing and uncertainty, I was lost. That was until I found Kali’s Instagram page. I loved the candidness of her shots, the editing was more up my alley (I am not a fan of photos that looks so bright and almost washed out), and she had a lot of variety. What sold me was her website. She had a FAQ page and I remember one of the answers being a “The Office” reference. I asked to meet her with my husband. The meeting was fantastic. She was so incredibly sweet, answered our questions, and showed us more of her photography. We booked as soon as we could.
From then on she was fantastic. We did an engagement session in Flagstaff where she went above and beyond. She spent more time with us than was required and let us put on so many outfits. I couldn’t believe how quickly she got the sneak peeks back to us. Then the full gallery came in no time. She captured us perfectly with lots of laughter shots. We never felt awkward or unsure. She would just give us something to say or do and capture the moment.
Our wedding was the same story. She let me know what to have for detail shots and went over a timeline with me beforehand. She showed up on time, was super sweet to all of my bridesmaids, and made us feel comfortable. Her second shooter was amazing as well. They both were professional and knew how to direct everyone for pictures. Everything went so smoothly. At the end of the night my husband said he wanted pictures with each guest and Kali had no problem just rapid shooting a bunch of photos of us with everyone person . We ended the night with a huge group shot and said our goodbyes.
By the next day she had sent me three sneak peeks, a couple GIFs (the coolest thing I’ve seen) and a photo. I was able to post them in IG to let everyone see little snippets. Wasn’t long before she gave us another sneak peek, this time of a couple hundred photos. And after only a few weeks we got our entire gallery! When I tell you how overjoyed we were with our photos, that’s an understatement. So many great pictures. It helped me remember our day and also how beautiful everything turned out.
So basically, hire this girl. ASAP. She was such a joy and I can’t recommend her enough. We did a bridal shoot a couple days ago just because I wanted even more photos. So happy I found her. I have pictures that’ll last a lifetime but also a friendship. Thank you Kali. You’re the best.