I absolutely love First Look Wedding Photos. There’s always something special about the couple seeing each other before the ceremony without everybody watching. Here are three reasons why the first look session rocks:

1) It calms your nerves!
Nothing more relaxing than finally being able to see each other, talk to each other before the ceremony and spend a couple of minutes together before the official events begin.

2) Be Yourself
This is the time where you can hug each other, kiss each other and actually say “You look incredible” – all the things you can’t (or maybe don’t) want to do in front of all your guests (or parents).

3) It makes your timeline go so much more smoothly
I’ll be honest. It’s fantastic to be able to take most of formal photos before the ceremony so you can enjoy more of cocktail hour with your guests.

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How it works:
After meeting with the “waiting” spouse to be, I take a step back and give you time alone while photographing from a distance. You can relax, totally be yourself, share your thoughts with each other, all that without me being right in your face.

On the fence about a first look session - when you see each other before the wedding ceremony?

On the fence about a first look session - when you see each other before the wedding ceremony?

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Don’t want to see each other before the wedding ceremony? Easy enough – do a “First Touch” Session.

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Whatever you do, do what makes you happy!

Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat LLC
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July 9th not only marked Tonya & Matt’s 5th Wedding Anniversary, it was also my first wedding as a non-smoking Vermont wedding photographer.

I can’t remember not smoking. When I was in high school, it was the “cool” thing to do and the habit stuck. Weddings can be super stressful and I couldn’t positively imagine not smoking one of my beloved American Spirits on my way home. The weekend prior was my first (and last!) triple header with weddings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I criss-crossed Vermont smoking like a chimney.

By Monday, I had lost my voice and we decided to quit cold turkey. Truth be told, it was Damian’s idea and I reluctantly agreed. We never looked back. The next weekend was Tonya & Matt’s wedding and trust me, after 12 hours of photography, I wanted nothing more than a smoke. Instead, I rolled down my car window, cranked up the stereo and entertained Vermont with Bon Jovi’s finest on my way back from the Equinox.

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So in case you come across a red Mini Cooper late at night on a weekend that happens to be blaring their stereo, know that there’s a still non-smoking wedding photographer behind the wheel singing along at the top of her lungs.

A very happy and healthy 5-year Anniversary to all of us!

Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat
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Throwback Thursday to Molly & A.C.’s AMAZING Vermont summer wedding overlooking the shores of Lake Willoughby. These DIY flowers were made by the aunt of the bride, who in a previous life happened to be a florist. Enjoy & happy wedding planning.

Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat
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The Webster Barn, unfortunately, is no longer a Vermont wedding venue. It’s a shame because I have so many amazing and fun memories of the most incredible Vermont farm weddings here.

Enjoy this beautiful sunset on Emily & Scott’s wedding day!

wedding photo at sunset in the fields of Vermont by Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat

Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photograph by Kat
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To call Stephanie & Jeff easy-going would be an understatement. To call them anything but fun and adorable would be a downright lie. They’re the type of people you only *hope* to call friends because they’re just that cool. After having lived in Vermont for 6 years, they could not imagine getting married anywhere BUT in Vermont and were super flexible, even when a cold front moved in and delayed their wedding by a day.

They only got to the amazing and incredibly fabulous Edson Hill the afternoon before and tirelessly scouted the property to find a ceremony location that was just perfect for them. With my own husband, Damian, officiating we were all set for an enchanted forest wedding in the Green Mountain State.
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One of Vermont’s most phenomenal bakeries, Birchgrove Baking, provided the wedding cake for Stephanie & Jeff’s wedding … and it was incredibly delicious.

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After some cake, we roamed the property and got to watch the Horse Whisperess at work!

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Jumping with Joy!

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We timed everything perfectly so we caught the Golden Hour in the hills above Stowe and the light as well as the mood was just magical.
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“If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” – Kurt Vonnegut, “A Man Without a Country”

Stephanie & Jeff – it’s hard to put into words how much your trust means to us. Trusting us to “make it official” and to document the occasion. We can’t wait to hear what the future has in store for you, how many animals you’re going to adopt and to see pictures of what will be the bash of the year in Nashville.

With much love & appreciation.

Kat & Damian, Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat
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