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Reviewed On 10/29/2017 by Kait B
Kate is a complete artist and total genius with the camera. Plus, she was so warm and calm and excited about being with us on the big day. We loved working with her and the end result has been pure magic. Worth every penny - we will have the...
se beautiful photos for years and years to come!!
Reviewed On 9/05/2017 by Ann L
Hiring Kate as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made throughout our wedding planning process. My now husband and I met with a few different photographers when we first got engaged and when we met Kate at Starbucks one ...
evening, we were totally won over--not only her photographs (she brought some amazing albums showcasing her work) but her easy going, friendly demeanor, her candidness, and her approach to her work. Fast forward a few months and Kate was communicating with us about the details of our day and answered all of our back-and-forth questions about what would work (first look or no first look?), what would be challenging (will we have enough time?), and how we could structure our day to get all the shots we wanted based on our timeline. Fast forward a few more months and Kate was photographing our big day. She was equally as sweet, laid back and fun to hang out with as when we first met her, making everyone around her feel calm and relaxed--my bridesmaids still taking about how awesome she was. She totally ran the show and made sure we got everything accomplished that we wanted to in a timely manner. Best of all, Kate's work came out AMAZING. We had a few sneak peaks of her photos within a few days, a slideshow after 10 days, and the full set a few weeks after that. I literally cannot stop smiling because I feel like I can relive every emotion of the day through the shots Kate got. Of course the portraits are great, but Kate's real talent is capturing raw emotion in candid moments--from smiles, tears, laughs, dance moves, applause, and little glances, she caught it all and seemed to be everywhere at once without being distracting or intrusive. I would choose Kate a million times over and encourage everyone else to give her a serious look. You won't regret it!
Reviewed On 3/14/2017 by Nicky D
Kate was such an amazing part of our wedding, from start to finish. As the first vendor we committed to, we were blown away with her work and her professionalism, and at the same time, felt so comfortable and at ease with her around, which is s...
o important, as she's essentially hanging out with you all day, during the very intimate parts of your wedding day! She has the perfect combination of amazing photographer skills and artistry, along with the perfect personality to blend seamlessly into your day as though she were a guest at the party (my friends are still asking about her). Thank you SO much, Kate. Our pictures are beyond anything we could have hoped for, and we had so much fun sharing our special day with you!
Reviewed On 7/22/2015 by Phoebe R
It is clear why Kate got awarded Best Boston Wedding Photographer 2015. The photos she produces are simply stunning. She is a wonderful person and makes you feel so comfortable. As soon as we did our engagement shoot with her I knew she was som...
eone I would want around me on my wedding day. Kate was also very unobtrusive while taking her photos and several of our guests comments they did not even see her but somehow she snapped amazing photos of them. Kate's style is a great combination of artistic yet authentic. She captures beautiful moments between people and has a sense of humor about the pictures. I absolutely love my photos and really enjoyed getting to know Kate. Hire her before she gets booked up!
Reviewed On 5/20/2015 by Chelsea W
Kate was simply phenomenal from start to finish. We met with her shortly after our engagement and her enthusiasm was contagious. Fast-forward to the day prior to the wedding: she actually went and scoped out our first look spot to come up with ...
picture ideas. She also reached out to the Hair and Makeup vendors to coordinate the morning of time line so that the bridal party would not have to think about it. Day of the wedding: she starting taking pictures in the getting-ready rooms and true to her word, she made it seem like she wasn’t even there while snapping a bunch of candids. She arrived on time and her enthusiasm and perky mood were contagious! Then we went for our first-look photos and she truly shined! She set up our first look in the very spot we met for the first time and had many beautiful shots in mind. She commanded attention and authority in an easy going and friendly way. She was flexible with us adding in extra stops for silly pictures at our two favorite food trucks. When it came time for family portraits, she executed the different family set ups in an extremely quick and efficient manner. We both have large families that can be unruly and everyone took to her immediately and she was able to precisely capture each picture! Throughout the night she was a smiling face who I honestly rarely noticed. We received previews just a few days later that were just stunning and a beautiful slide show of many pictures while on our honeymoon! All of our images were accessible in an extremely timely manner on an elegant and easy to use site. Looking through all our images, the memories and feel of the day were truly captured. The moments with in the images are beautifully composed and the emotions can be felt. I especially loved the way Kate managed to capture our guests reactions to the ceremony and reception. Our dance floor was full all night and Kate was able to get in the thick of it for some truly fun pictures! Working with Kate was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! From start to finish, she was professional, timely and a truly wonderful person to be around! We would highly recommend Kate for any photographic needs!
Reviewed On 8/17/2014 by S C
Everyone should hire Kate to capture their wedding. Kate is remarkable because not only does she take stunning photographs that make all her subjects look great (people in our lives continue to remark on this fact), she really captures the way...
you felt in that moment and on that day. The people in her photos don't look like supermodels (unless of course they are supermodels, then then they might), instead they look even better - they look like the very best versions of themselves, which is exactly who one wants to be at his/her wedding. She beautifully captured us as our most joyful, tearful, love-filled selves and of course did this amongst all the chaos and chatter that inevitably comes with such an important occasion. She got the scene, the feeling, and aspects of the wedding that we felt and experienced but could not have noticed or articulated until Kate's photography illuminated it. Kate was also incredibly helpful in answering questions, offering suggestions, and providing insights about day-of timing, photo locations (she's creative and adventurous, which we loved!), other vendors and all sorts of details, which we didn't take for granted with the whirlwind of wedding resources and info out there. It was important to us to work with someone whose photography was out of this world but also someone whose judgment we trusted - we definitely found that in Kate.
Reviewed On 7/26/2013 by Paula C
We recently had Kate do the photography at our wedding and had previously had her take our engagement photos as well. She is amazing! She is fun to be around and makes even the formal pictures fun (and the fun pictures are a total blast). Of co...
urse the pictures are absolutely stunning and she captured our day so well we have felt like we are reliving it as we look at Kate's photos. We couldn't be happier with our choice in Kate.
Reviewed On 9/23/2012 by Katie G
Kate photographed my wedding and I couldn't be happier! The photos have been amazing. She really worked to get all the photos I wanted. A great addition to her photography is her personality! She makes you feel comfortable and it shows in the p...
ictures! I highly recommend her to anyone looking!
Reviewed On 7/15/2012 by Amanda C
From day 1, we knew Kate was our girl! She was the very first vendor we hired and by the time our wedding rolled around, she felt like a very good friend who took "kick-ass" photos! After our first meeting, my husband and I were heading up to M...
aine for the week... and it just so happened that Kate was heading up to Maine too! When she offered to make the hour drive down OOB to meet up with us on the beach while we were all on vacation, we hired her on the spot! Kate blew our expectations out of the water on every level. She was a complete joy to work with, she was incredibly professional and responsive but she was also so much fun to be around and so easy to talk to and get along with... this was so important, especially during our first engagement shoot, and her energy and lightness totally helped Matt and I relax and just have fun with it!! And it just got easier and easier from there. By the time of our wedding we felt so comfortable with Kate and her lenses! And everyone that takes one look at her website or blog knows that her work is absolutely incredible!! She captures the essence of the moments for SURE! I would recommend her to everyone I know!!! Thank you Kate!! You were such a huge part of our whole wedding experience and we could not be happier!
Reviewed On 11/09/2011 by Kate B
There really aren't enough positive descriptors in the dictionary to describe the amazing Kate McElwee. Conscientious, communicative, creative, warm, photog-ninja... just a start. Taking our engagement pictures was one of the most fun days I ...
have ever had in my whole life. Kate creates photographs with a great balance of providing suggestions and rolling with the punches in a very natural way. Our recent wedding sneak peak picture is super awesome....and I am on pins and needles to see all of my pictures/memories shortly! (Another great benefit is that Kate does not make you wait forever for your pictures - I know two friends who - no lie - were divorced before they got their pictures back! - our wait is about a month, which is very doable. I love Kate, her work, her professionalism and approach to her work and clients!
Reviewed On 9/30/2011 by Chrissy A
Kate was probably my favorite part of the entire wedding. Not only because the pictures she produced for us are shockingly beautiful, but because she is the most adorable, kind, and fun person to be around. I am sad the wedding is over because ...
I won't have an excuse to hang out with her anymore! VERY highly recommended - she is worth every penny.
Reviewed On 8/25/2010 by Melissa D
Kate was by far our favorite person to work with in this whole wedding experience. Her personality is so bright, energetic and welcoming, and her photos are stunning. Our family and friends all raved about how nice she was to work with on the...
day of the wedding because she was very efficient while still being fun and friendly. Kate went out of her way for us throughout our engagement session, wedding and beyond. If you like the photos on her website, we would highly recommend her! She was a pleasure to work with.