Tell me a little bit about your business!
Hi, I’m Katie of Kathryn Hyslop Photography! I hope I will be YOUR wedding photographer, and simply put, I adore my job. Every weekend I get to hang out with couples on the happiest day of their lives. It is my role to capture those quiet, intimate moments between a newly married couple, and the loud and crazy ones during the celebration, plus everything in-between.
What makes your work unique?
I focus on the experience and communicating openly. To make sure the day flows well, we draft a photography timeline and family photo list in advance together, and I keep us on schedule, while still having a blast and getting great images.
From a photo standpoint, I use a unique mix of natural light and dramatic lighting. Many photographers do one or the other really well; I like to think I do both! At each wedding, we sneak away for a few photos after the sun has gone down; they are always everyone’s favorite!
What is your ideal client like?
Fun, relaxed, and ready to get married!
A little sense of adventure is always a good thing to have as well. The best photos happen when you’re open to taking a risk! You only get married once, so climb in the boat, dance in the street, go down the slide. Dry cleaners are a thing, and the photos (and memories) are so, so worth it. No good story started from playing it safe.
That being said, my perfect client probably also loves a good timeline and eating delicious food. In all my years of doing this, I’ve never made anyone late to dinner.
What is your approach to photography?
Photos from your wedding should remind you of all the good moments, and the fun little details you may have missed on the day itself (it really flies by!). Throughout most of the wedding, I focus on candids of the ceremony and reception, simply capturing things as they happen.
During portrait time, you don’t have to worry about what to do or how to pose – I’ll walk you through it! We do active style posing where you’re talking to each other and engaging to get those truly authentic emotions and candid(ish) looks!
For night shots and dramatic poses, I’ll tell you exactly what to do, but that is only for those few WOW shots of the day (or night!). That showstopper may need a little extra direction, but I LIVE for those moments too.