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Parenthesis Photography

I became a wedding photographer to give couples the option to choose something different. If you like the idea of non-frilly wedding photography inspired by art, movies, and fashion, with no rules about what a wedding "should be," we're probably going to love each other. I use creative light and shadows, the landscape, and architecture to capture the atmosphere of your day. I focus on getting close candids that feel real, and really you. You end up with wedding photos that don’t really look or feel like wedding photos.

Being a good photographer is about more than just taking photos. I'm there to help with logistics. I guide you through your portrait session. And I'm your calm email support when you're stressing. Wedding planning can sometimes make you feel like you should be doing things the "right" way, and I want to help you see that the “right” way is whatever way makes you happiest.

ABOUT KATHLEEN
I have a background in film studies, art history and drawing, which definitely influences the way I shoot. I live with my husband in a little apartment overrun with books and boxes of tea. Some things I like to do when I'm not shooting: reading graphic novels and cookbooks, hiking, writing comedic prose, watching movies, and quoting Seinfeld. I was a theater kid in high school, so take from that what you will. I plan most of my trips and travel around restaurants. I have a weakness for the junkiest junk food.

I'm Connecticut-based but I'm a travel addict, so if you're getting married somewhere distant I'm always ready to go… especially because one of my life goals is to shoot all 50 states on 35mm film. I'm about halfway there.

If you like my work on Offbeat Bride, I encourage you to head on over to my website and have a look around. When you feel ready, fill out my contact form so we can meet!

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

I start with a blank page for every wedding, in a little notebook where I write ideas tailored to your relationship and vibe. We won't run through a standard list of poses, because your wedding deserves more than that. And you won't have to stand and smile at the camera endlessly, because there's a lot more to your relationship.

Before your wedding I look ahead at traffic conditions, photo permits and anything else that could become a source of stress for you. I travel absolutely anywhere, and take care of the logistics so you don’t have to do anything extra. I'm willing to go the mile, or many miles, to be at your wedding. I'll hike, get bitten by mosquitos, and get muddy as hell with you in order to make sure your wedding photography is as epic as possible.

I'm in constant communication with you from the time we meet until your photos are delivered, and that's something my couples appreciate most.

"Kathleen made my husband and I feel like we were the only clients she had. We did not want traditional wedding photos, and after looking through her portfolio I knew she understood what that meant. Let Kathleen create the story of your wedding through her art and I promise, there will be nothing else like it!" – Cory and Garren

MORE KUDOS FROM MY COUPLES

Mention that you found me on Offbeat Bride, and get a credit valued at $50 toward any wedding collection that includes a flush-mount album

Examples of my work

A few favorite sessions:

I'm super active on Instagram, so that's another great place to see what I'm up to!

Rates

$ thrifty
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$$$$ upscale
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