While Kaitlin Powell Photography might be new to Pittsburgh, she is not new to the world of wedding photography. This IL-to-PA transport has been using her fine art degree, affinity for natural light, love of emotion, and appreciation for details to artistically document weddings for over three years. A big believer that every love story is worth telling, Kaitlin gets excited by authenticity and vulnerability. She makes it incredibly easy for her couples to open up, be their honest selves, and quickly forget that she's even there at all. The result is pure, truthful images that are guaranteed to give you the feels all over again every time you see them. And her signature blend of modern and vintage editing styles mean that your photographs will always be en vogue. Couples who value photographic art, who are willing to set outside their comfort zone, and who want to find a friend in their wedding photographer are Kaitlin's jam. Sound like you? You know where to find her.
Tell me a little bit about your business!
I’m a new photographer to the Pittsburgh area, transplanting from Central, IL and I'm loving my new home in western PA! While I may be new here, I’m actually a seasoned veteran! My passion for weddings has blossomed over the last three years, but I’ve been in the photography world about eight, with a fine art degree in photography.
My bread and butter is working with couples. Pretty much any love story – they’re all worth telling.
I’m inspired by natural light and all the unique things that it touches, powered by wrinkled noses and laugh lines, and I fully believe that love is in the details. I want to explore and experience every. single. detail. – right along with you from the beginning of your engagement all the way till the end. Not just as your photographer, but your friend.
What makes your work unique? Why should brides and grooms hire you?
My shooting style is relaxed. I feel that if I’m relaxed, you’re relaxed and that allows your personalities to come shining through. I’m passionate about real and authentic moments. There’s going to be lots of cuddling, eskimo kisses, organic movement, touching foreheads and holding hands while being stupid and weird (if that’s your thing). If you want to laugh – laugh. If you want to cry – cry. Forget I’m even there and just enjoy being with each other!
I strive to capture light in a romantic and artistic manner, while adding my own blend of modern and vintage charm into my editing style.
I pride myself in not being just another wedding vendor. Hopefully by the end of your engagement, you'll consider me a friend (or even after our first meeting)! As your wedding photographer, you'll get a personalized experience – someone who will always have your best interest at heart, and is looking forward to your wedding day almost as much as you are. I will cry when you walk down the aisle and say your vows. I’ll cheer when you have your first kiss, and dance with you when the music starts. And at the end of the day, I promise to pour my heart and soul into real and timeless shots that will preserve the – sometimes messy – perfection of your life forever.
Let’s take a trip together, you’ll like the way I see things.
What is your ideal client like?
I work with and get along with just about everyone. My ideal client would be couples who value the art of photography and trust that they hired me for my technical and artistic expertise. Couples who are easy going and willing to try different things (that will, after all, get you images like the ones you connected with initially). People with a touch of goofy, whimsy, and curiosity who are willing to open the window of their hearts and let me have a peek inside – give me a call!
At the end of the day, my favorite weddings are full of meaningful and personal details and moments. I just want to spend my time being surrounded by joyful people, celebrating a love story.