About this Vendor
I have been shooting weddings professionally for over nine years in Philadelphia, New York and surrounding areas. I've learned that it's not about being in the right place at the right time, it's about being open to everything that is happening around me. There are beautiful details in every moment of a wedding and many that you would never know existed until you see the images from your day. My work has been recognized by Philadelphia Wedding Magazine, The Knot magazine, Lehigh Valley Style magazine, Style Me Pretty and multiple online wedding resources. I am passionate about photographing your love story for you, for your family and for future generations to appreciate, and in doing it in such a way that the magic of your day is palpable through your images for the rest of time.
Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage
Bridal Portraits, Engagement
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Photo + Video
Kate is such a pro! We truly couldn't have been happier with how our wedding photos turned out although neither of us were surprised at how much we loved them knowing that we put Kate in charge. She completely put us at ease from the moment we started our engagement shoot and we had so much fun shooting around the city with her and we knew we had made the right decision for our wedding. Our wedding day was made extra stressful due to some weather issues, but Kate was such a calming presence. Her eye is incredible and the backgrounds and shots she was able to get even in less than ideal weather conditions were stunning. Most importantly and what our friends and family have commented on was Kate's ability to capture emotion. I don't regret my decision not to hire a videographer because our wedding proofs are so full of meaning and emotion that we feel like we are re-living every second of our wedding day when we look at them. No question choosing Kate was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day!
There are not enough words to express how grateful we were to have Kate as our photographer for our wedding. The photos that she captured on our special day are absolutely stunning, and it was so easy to work with her. Kate's expertise is apparent in all of her work, and we would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer!
My wife and I spent a lot of time trying to find the photographer that we wanted to work with, and we couldn’t have been more lucky to have found Kate. Kate was very helpful and provided great suggestions to us from the start. We even did our engagement pictures with Kate in New Hope. She has such a great vision and really knows how to capture the moment. Even for someone like myself who doesn’t like to take pictures for a long time, she made it such an enjoyable experience. Not only was Kate amazing on the day of our wedding at Hotel Du Village, but looking at all our pictures now we are so happy we worked with her. All of our friends and family love the pictures so much. We can’t wait to work with Kate again in the future.
Although is being a year since we said I do....I have such great memories thanks to Kate. The engament session was so relaxed, she made us feel confortable. We didn't even feel we were in a photo session. But what i liked the most is that kate made sure to capture all the right moments, so natural....she nailed them...Kate has a great eye and vision. My wedding photos were stunning. What impressed me was that the camera that Kate used had no flash which did not interfere with the video camara's light. I though that was awesome because all the pictures were bright, perfect. When i watched my wedding video i did not see any flashes popping. Overall kate does a great job, i would definitely hire her services again.
Kate photographed our Jersey City wedding in 2011 and did a wonderful job! It was a very, very hot summer day, yet you would never know it from looking at the photographs. She was calm and cool throughout the day as we visited a few different locations to take photos, and she captured some very special moments that we still treasure today, five years later. We love her work so much that Kate has become the "official" photographer for our family -- she has since photographed us for maternity, newborn, family portraits and my brother's wedding. We've really appreciated having her capture our family's most important moments. Not only is she a talented photographer, but she's also a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Kate!
We used Kate for our wedding in October 2014 after seeing how great of a job she did for my sister's wedding in 2008. We were more than pleased with Kate's work and absolutely love our pictures! She has a way of capturing the moment without even knowing she is there! From the time we first met with Kate at a coffee shop in town to the day of the wedding, Kate was always super responsive, helpful, offered important insight, laid back, and super easy to work with. We would definitely recommend Kate Leigh to anyone looking for a down to earth, easy going, talented photographer with a great eye!
Kate was a great photographer! She really worked well with my husband and I - and also, all of my crazy family members. Her calm demeanor was very relaxing and comforting - I felt like I could trust her with everything the day of my wedding. Her pictures not only captured the happiness of our wedding day but she was able to capture true love and beauty in each picture she took. We couldn't be happier with everything she did for us! Thanks Kate!
Kate was our wedding photographer for a winter wedding and she did a fabulous job! The portraits and the candid shots were both beautiful and captured the feel of our wedding perfectly. Kate was very professional and easy to work with. We have enjoyed looking at the photos and reliving our wedding.
Perfect ChoiceReviewed on 11/12/2015 Ryan S
Kate was absolutely amazing. She was professional, really fun and comfortable to be around. Our wedding day was captured just how we wanted. I love that she had me give her a list of any specific shots I wanted so she would be sure not to miss them. She managed to get all the photos I could have wanted without intruding on the day at all. Having never had a professional photographer before I was worried I would get annoyed by always being dragged away from the reception to take pictures. That couldn't have been farther from the truth. She managed to always grab the picture at just the right moment and I never felt for a second like I was being interrupted or missing the party. She took the time to learn who was who in my family in order to make sure she got all the important shots. Kate even handled a potentially awkward situation with a family member she knew I wasn't nuts about like a total pro and smoothed it over seamlessly. She was so much fun and so friendly and our pictures are gorgeous. I'd recommend her to anybody and everybody. I wish I had another event coming up just so I could work with her again!
Loved my pictures & working with Kate!!Reviewed on 11/05/2015 Lauren R
The reason I chose Kate is because it was clear through her pictures that she knows how to take shots that catch the candid moments in a vary natural way. The pictures looked stunning, natural and beautiful and yet still persona; and special. She was easy to work with (and my family is crazy!) and made everything easy and approachable. I was so happy with my pictures! She delivered amazing albums and prints after the wedding that I love. I would highly recommend Kate Leigh!
Great photographerReviewed on 10/31/2015 Meredith B
Kate was a real pleasure to work with and captured our day beautifully. Love the candid moments she got. We also had gorgeous photos taken at an engagement shoot. I can't wait to see our photobook of our big day...I still have to select our favorites which will be hard to do with so many great options!
Kate Leigh is the best!Reviewed on 10/30/2015 Andrea K
Kate Leigh Photography is the best! Our wedding was about five years ago. From that moment on, Kate has photographed the most important moments in our lives. From our engagement and wedding photos, to documenting the birth of our children and growing family...we wouldn't trust any other photographer with our most precious memories. Kate will capture the essence of your event into the most beautiful keepsakes. Her photography is artwork...and her photos cover the walls in our house. Not only are her pictures amazing...she is extremely professional to work with, responsive, and competitively priced (especially for the outstanding product you receive). She made us feel super comfortable on our big day...and continues to do so even when we are trying to get photographs of our three young children. She is the consummate professional, but warm and engaging at the same time. Hiring Kate was the best vendor decision we made for our wedding. We feel so lucky to have our gorgeous photographs.
Kate Leigh is the BEST!Reviewed on 10/30/2015 Heather P
I was living in New York City at the time and researching photographers for my Pennsylvania wedding. I found Kate via the Knot and I have to say it was one of the best things that has ever happened to us! Kate delivered the most amazing wedding photos, definitely beyond our expectations. As many brides will tell you, the wedding day goes by so fast. It is hard to remember everything, but thankfully Kate captured so many incredible moments for us that we are able to look back on that day and feel like we are there all over again! We have since used Kate for our family photos every year since our wedding day. She is simply wonderful and her patience and warm personality make her a dream for anyone to work with. She is simply the best!
Wonderful!Reviewed on 10/30/2015 Jill O
Kate was truly one of the best vendors to work with for our wedding day. She did both our engagement photos and day of and was just so easy to work with. She listened, she wanted to truly know what our goal for the day was, and she over delivered. I really can't say enough good things about Kate, she's easy going, sweet, and her style is effortless. I would highly recommend- it's such an important part of the day and she will not let you down!
best wedding photographer EVERReviewed on 10/30/2015 Kate S
WOW! Although I already knew that Kate Leigh Photography would not disappoint, I was so beyond EXCITED to see the finished product. She is truly the best. She somehow knew how to capture all of the most beautiful moments of the day with what seemed to me as the blink of an eye! Kate is very talented. Her creative eye shines in every photo she takes. She has a special way of making you feel completely comfortable- allowing you to be in moment rather than being preoccupied with the thought of "I'm getting my picture taken..." She is professional, thoughtful, funny, and sweet- all things that make it very easy to recommend her to others.
Great PhotographerReviewed on 10/27/2015 Lori S
Kate was the photographer at my wedding in September and she also brought an associate photographer with her for the day. Kate was very professional, fun, friendly, and made our wedding day special. She was not intrusive at all, we honestly barely noticed she was there, yet she was able to capture all of our special moments. We are so happy with Kate and her pictures and would recommend her to anyone!
Kate was wonderful to work with from day 1! She was the photographer at my sister-in-law's wedding several years back and I knew from the second I saw her photos I wanted her as my wedding photographer. She was the first thing I booked after the venue! It was one less stressful thing off my plate knowing Kate was shooting our photos. She captured every important detail of my wedding and the most beautiful portraits of my husband and me. My entire family loved working with her and she was never in the way throughout the day. My husband and I are not people who are comfortable in front of the camera but felt so comfortable with her on our wedding day. Throughout all of our photos she was able to capture our sense of humor and happiness. We are so thrilled to have amazing photos for years to come and cannot wait to use Kate again in the future!
Absolutely Amazing!Reviewed on 9/15/2015 Tami K
Kate was great to work with from day one. Kate did both our engagement and wedding photos and we received endless compliments on both. Kate is super sweet and easy to work with. She is great at capturing those candid moments and always makes you feel comfortable. She is creative but open to your ideas. I highly recommend her for your upcoming wedding- you won't be disappointed!!
Surpassed Our Highest ExpectationsReviewed on 9/14/2015 Phoebe S
Kate Leigh came very highly recommended by both of my sisters-in-law, who'd also used her for their weddings. I'd seen their beautiful photo albums, but since I'm an A-type perfectionist, I still did an extensive amount of research and met with other photographers to get a sense of what was out there. I also spent hours on Kate's website, looking through her blog photos. They're absolutely captivating - - no one even came close. None of the cheesy, posed shots. Very artsy, very natural. So, we decided to continue the family tradition and use her for our wedding as well. Having seen her work, we fully expected that our wedding photos would be just as good. But nothing prepared us for just how incredibly beautiful they would be. We were blown away - - they were simply perfect. Kate truly has a gift. She captured so many intimate, special moments from so many unique angles. The most difficult thing for us was actually narrowing down the photos we wanted in our album because there were so many great ones from which to choose. Another notable thing about Kate is that she has an uncanny, unobtrusive way of blending into the crowd, so we never really realized that she was there, snapping away. She has such a calming presence and a wonderful, easygoing personality - - exactly who you'd want by your side on the most important day of your life. Yet, she was still able to somehow control our large wedding party and to get all of the formal shots that we'd requested in a relatively short period of time between the wedding and reception. Anyone who has seen our photos has told us that they're they best they've ever seen. And we, of course, have to agree. Thank you, Kate - - we will treasure them always.
Kate LeighReviewed on 9/08/2015 Karen S
I used Katie as my wedding photographer and could not be happier with that choice! She not only took the most amazing photos that I will forever cherish, but she was also so professional and made me so relaxed the day of the wedding. I am not the biggest fan of having my photo taken and she was able to make me feel so comfortable. It is such an intimate day, and the photographer is there for everything, so having to work with someone you are comfortable with is so key! As for the pictures afterwards, they are amazing. And during the whole process she was so great about emailing me back right away, which is such a help when you are emailing so many vendors. I would absolutely recommend Kate Leigh Photography! You will not be disappointed!!
Amazing PhotographerReviewed on 8/27/2015 christine j
Kate is an amazing photographer and such a sweet person! We met and chatted before the wedding and she really took in what I was looking for. She was never in the way on the wedding day and was able to envision photo ideas on the spot that I would have never thought of. I also felt very comfortable in front of the camera with her. All of my family members and bridal party commented on how great she was to work with and how quickly we were able to get through formal photos. While she is more pricey than other photographers I was looking at, it was truly worth the money in the end. I will cherish the photos forever. It is going to be very hard to pick out which ones I want in my album!
Hire Kate LeighReviewed on 2/02/2013 emily b
Kate Leigh is an outstanding photographer and really, you should hire her. 2 years after getting married, I know selecting Kate was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding planning. Kate's photos are stunning. A photographer with an impressive eye for detail, Kate has a unique ability to capture the feel of an event. Equally impressive are Kate's professionalism and flexibility. Due to the demands of our jobs, my husband and I were not easy to reach and had to shift things around as we planned our wedding. Kate easily went with the flow, accommodating our needs. One thing that was very important to me was to select a photographer who would have a nice presence on the day of our wedding and Kate was a joy to be around. Quite simply, she provided an outstanding service in every way. I am so grateful to her for capturing how special our wedding was and for also how special she made our memories with her beautiful work.
More than we could have ever asked forReviewed on 6/21/2012 Marissa S
Kate was absolutely fantastic to work with. She shot both our engagement and wedding photos and could not have been more easy going or professional. We had only spoken through email prior to our engagement shoot, but from the minute she showed up she helped my now husband and I take beautiful natural(!) photos that could not have been more perfect or indicative of us as a couple. Our guests were amazed that they never even noticed her during the ceremony or reception, but we have plenty of wonderful photos that prove otherwise! She even managed to take the unplanned rain in stride and had us ready to take indoor photos in under 10 minutes. We really enjoyed working with Kate and have already spoken with her about doing future shots down the road. If you want fabulous wedding photos, Kate is definitely the way to go.
Awesome Photographer!Reviewed on 11/13/2011 Alexis L
We LOVED Kate. She is such a warm, professional and personable photographer. She was a pleasure to work with from our engagement photos, to the wedding and afterwards creating our Album. We thought she offers great value in her packages and offers a beautiful product in her amazing photographs. She is super flexible and even when hot weather kind of derailed our original family portrait plan prior to the ceremony, she still got all the photos we wanted throughout the evening. She is a great photographer and we can't say enough great things about her!
kate leigh is amazing!Reviewed on 5/24/2011 beth s
Choosing Kate as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made. Her photography is beautiful and her style is classic yet contemporary and young yet mature. I felt that it was very important to choose vendors that have a high personal interest in their craft and love what they do since a wedding is such a personal event. After my experience with Kate I can testify that she delivers exceptional photography with very personal attention. I was planning my NJ wedding from California and I was impressed with Kate's flexibility in finding times and locations that were convenient for our first meeting and for our engagement session. Kate made us feel so comfortable and relaxed that we all had fun during our engagement session and the pictures are so great because they reflect that. She did a great job of shooting our wedding day and captured a great variety and balance of group and candid photos. Our photos were delivered to us so quickly that we were able to view them on our honeymoon. On top of everything Kate has a beautiful personality and it was a pleasure to have had her photograph a very important time in our lives :)
Meet The Owner
Things I love in no particular order: the movies, printed photo albums, the beach, ice cream, running, tennis, wine, my two babies and pedicures. I also love photographing people who are in love so let's connect and talk about your wedding!