I don't have some melt your heart, inspirational story about becoming a photographer. It basically stems from the fact that I'm obsessed with everything weddings--every detail, every speech, every first dance song that gets picked. It fascinates me to see two people start their beautiful journey in life together surrounded by all their closest loved ones. I've always been interested in any kind of art- I knit, paint, sew, own a ceramics kiln, do caligraphy...photography just seemed like a natural medium to me from the get go. In 2009 the amazing Angela Anderson took me on as an intern, recognizing my eye like she has with so many wonderful photographers in Kentucky. I learned so much from her before eventually going out on my own to start Kate McStay in 2012. Over 100 weddings later and I still cry when my couples have their first look, I fan girl out every Saturday at color schemes and bouquets, and I love the creativity I get to pour into each wedding photo to make them fresh and incredible. I will be there from day one with you, you can reach out to me for more than just photography. I have worked with almost every vendor in the area and have seen everything possible that can happen during a wedding. I'm not just your photographer, I'm here to get to know you and your plans inside out. I want to capture every detail you have put so much time and attention into, and I want you to be relaxed knowing your images are going to be even more amazing than you even expected. I shoot all of the traditional poses but I mainly shoot journalistic style, which means I capture moments you don't even know are happening or smiles that come very naturally. I want to tell the story of not just your day but of how much you mean to each other and how much each guest does too. I'd love to meet with you for a coffee and hear everything about what you have planned and how we can work together to make your photos unique and absolutely EPIC!