Award Winning Indianapolis Wedding Photographer

The Katerina Marie Wedding Experience

We love to take this journey to the wedding day with our couples. Getting to know them and their love story gives us an abundance of inspiration for the wedding day. No matter how far away our couples live, they are all a part of our family when the day is over. We view each wedding day in its own light. Each wedding is different, just as each bride and groom are unique. Every Katerina Marie Bride and Groom is welcome to ask for our private vendor recommendations & inspiration link once they are booked. Planning a wedding can be stressful and overwhelming, but we believe it should be fun! That is why we are happy to help answer any questions you may have, even if they are not photography-related and we sit down with all of our couples to design the perfect timeline for their special day. We will help you through every step of the way to ensure your most important memories are documented in timeless fluidity.

We hope we get the pleasure of working with you!

Kat & Mike

Insanely Detail Oriented

"Katerina and Michael are truly a one of a kind team. The most important thing to me for our wedding was photography, so I obsessed over this search. From the very beginning I knew I wanted to work with Kat (I think our first phone call lasted twice as long because we laughed for most of it). I was planning an Indiana wedding while living in San Francisco, and Kat was so wonderful and accommodating to our schedule. Leading up to the wedding she was insanely detail oriented, something this type A bride very much appreciated! On the day of, her and Michael were an amazing team. Kat is an EXPERT at keeping people on schedule and managing lots of moving parts. And the best part is their uncanny ability to capture the magic of the day. We were totally blown away by our photos and loved reliving every moment. If you're looking for an organized, kind hearted, passionate, extremely talented photographer, look no further than Katerina and Michael!"

-Megan-

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Incredibly Professional & Knowledgeable

"Kat and Michael are the best wedding photographers in town! I am so happy they were available for my wedding. They are a husband and wife team, so you get TWO photographers when you book with them. Having two is really awesome because you can be assured that no moments are missed on your big day. They are incredibly professional and knowledgeable. They have done hundreds of weddings, so they know exactly what to do and where to be at the right times. Their pictures are incredible. Kat works hard on sorting and editing to make sure the pictures look perfect. They are such a joy to work with. I couldn’t have asked for a better service than what they gave us. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding or any kind of professional photographer. They are the best in the biz, no doubt."

-Sammi-

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Never Made Us Feel Rushed

“I would just like to take a minute to talk about how absolutely amazing Kat is! Her and her husband are like a dream duo! Such an easy couple to love! They are so kind, they make you feel comfortable and at ease. The photos speak for themselves! I love how clean and fresh the photos always look. She does the best job at capturing the little moments in just a single picture. I love the little details and the intimate style of the photos and how they capture every emotion. Their work is stunning. I would recommend them one hundred times over again. Especially for your wedding. No matter how much I planned mine, and I planned mine down to the bottom of every little detail and I'll tell you what, nothing went as planned. There were some set backs, but that did not stop Kat from making sure she got everything shot I would want. They handled everything so perfectly and never made us feel rushed. Even with our bridal party being a little difficult (after a few drinks), but they kept it all together and were completely understanding. I feel so lucky that we found them and we were able to have them capture our special day and I look forward to working with them again for all of life's milestones!”

-Rachel-



Destination Wedding Packages



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ELOPEMENT

$950

We have had the pleasure of capturing intimate elopements at parks nearby to the beaches of Florida, all the way to the mountains of Austria! Our passports are ready as we await our next adventure!

2 Hour Elopement Coverage
2 Photographers
Preview Blog Post
Online Gallery
High Resolution Download PIN
Print Options & Print Release
Discounted Anniversary Session

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INTIMATE
$2,000

Intimate weddings, usually consisting of 20 or less people, are always so special. We love watching the couple exchange their vows in front of their nearest and dearest. This is also a great option for the couple looking to elope but also spend the day exploring with us. Our passports are ready as we await our next adventure!

4 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
2 Photographers
Optional Complimentary Honeymoon Session (depending on location and travel dates)

Preview Blog Post
Online Gallery
High Resolution Download PIN
Print Options & Print Release
Discounted Anniversary Session

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ESSENTIALS
$2,800

*Our most popular package!

This package is perfect for the couples that are planning a wedding day for one location! Without the travel time between locations or lengthy ceremonies, six hours should be plenty of time to fit in all of the important moments a wedding day has to offer.

6 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
2 Photographers
Optional Complimentary Honeymoon Session (depending on location and travel dates)
Preview Blog Post
Online Gallery
High Resolution Download PIN
Print Options & Print Release
Discounted Anniversary Session

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KEEPSAKE
$3,600

Unless you are planning to have a lengthy ceremony or are wanting full coverage of hair and makeup, then this package should be perfect for your needs. It covers everything important while leaving a little extra breathing room.

8 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
2 Photographers
Optional Complimentary Honeymoon Session (depending on location and travel dates)
Preview Blog Post
Online Gallery
High Resolution Download PIN
Print Options & Print Release
Discounted Anniversary Session

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HEIRLOOM
$4,400

This package is for the couple planning to visit various locations on their wedding day (salon, hotel, church, reception, etc). This is also the go-to package for all of our brides who are planning to have a lengthy mass ceremony.

10 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
2 Photographers
Optional Complimentary Honeymoon Session (depending on location and travel dates)
Preview Blog Post
Online Gallery
High Resolution Download PIN
Print Options & Print Release
Discounted Anniversary Session

*Price subject to increase depending on location. Pricing can increase at any time, without notice.


 
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Find a package that catches your eye?

Let's set up a time to chat more about your plans for your special day!

 

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You might be our bride if...

You are more excited for the marriage than the wedding day.

You love adventure and can't wait to see what experiences you and your love will share.

You love the little details but know that simplicity goes a long way.

You love light and airy photos that tell a story.

 

Indianapolis Destination Wedding Photographers Focused on Pure Emotion, Romantic Moments and Timeless Imagery

A Little More

Our Philosophy

We believe that images should be natural, romantic and timeless. Our main goal is to capture your love story and the events of your wedding day in as natural a way as possible so that your emotions are pure and real. We have a very simplistic approach to our posing since we have you focus more on each other than our cameras. Although simple, we are still hands on to make sure you look your best and don’t feel awkward. Our editing style is designed to match classic film so that your images remain timeless as the years pass.

Once you book with us, you are a part of our family. Aside from the personal aspect, we know what these pictures mean to you. They are the images you will share with your loved ones for generations to come. They are the art that will adorn the walls of your forever home. That is why we hand-edit each of the best images individually so that no small detail is missed.

We truly LOVE what we do and hope that it shows in our images. Although we offer other sessions and milestone packages, weddings are our top priority. We book all other sessions and milestones around our weddings.

The Process

Once you are officially booked with us, we are available to you. We will send you an email with a link to our preferred vendors and favorite wedding inspiration—this private page is exclusive to our clients only! Our clients come first so we make sure we respond to any emails as soon as possible.

In the months leading up to the big day, we will keep in touch (mainly via social media and email). We are always open to help with any questions you may have regarding the aspects of your day. There are no dumb questions so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

About one to two months prior to the wedding day, we like to sit down with the couple to finalize the wedding day timeline as well as discuss any important details that are being planned either over the phone or in person. After the meeting, we will send notes from the meeting through email along with a link to our wedding day questionnaire that covers everything from your family shot list to vendor information and your love story.

On the day of the wedding, we get right to work upon arrival. Our specialty is natural light so you may or may not see us take out our flashes on the wedding day. Our cameras are fantastic in low light situations so we typically don't grab our flashes unless we feel it is absolutely necessary. After getting our gear set up, we will begin photographing the bridal & venue details. After that, the day starts moving and we will follow along with what is on the timeline. At the end of the night, we'll part with big hugs!

Soon after the day is over, you will see a preview posted on our blog of some of our favorite images from your day! Once the rest of the images are edited (approx. 6-8 weeks but can push 12-15 weeks during extra busy times), we will email the full gallery link to you! If you are interested in print orders, you can place those directly through your galleries while album orders can be placed one on one with Kat.

US & International Destination Weddings & Elopements / Weddings Outside of Indiana

We capture weddings all over the state of Indiana as well as at wedding venues and private locations world wide! Destination/out of state weddings are some of our favorites because we love a good adventure!  If you are local to us, you are welcome to schedule an engagement session with us. If you are not local, we will block out some time while we are traveling with you so we can adventure and get some fun shots of you two taking in this beautiful location! Travel fees are covered by our clients so we are happy to help research and keep an eye on flights to find safe and inexpensive travel options. If your wedding is being held at a resort or all-inclusive location, we will also stay at the same spot so that we are nearby. We’re happy to help you get an idea of what travel fees will look like prior to booking based on the current rates—just ask!

We especially love traveling to locations that allow us the option of spending time with loved ones! Some areas outside of Indiana that we cater to with possible lower travel rates are in/around these locations:
Charleston, SC | Seattle, WA | Portland, OR | Steamboat Springs, CO | Houston, TX | Oahu, HI | Most parts of Michigan, Tennessee and Florida

We will travel to most areas world wide but we do have a little bucket list! Here are some of the locations we would love to photograph weddings at:
Scotland | Italy | Greece | England | France | Germany | Australia | US Virgin Islands | Belgium | New Zealand | Finland | Iceland

Locations we have photographed or will be photographing weddings and engagements:
Indiana | Illinois | Florida | North Carolina | Dominican Republic | Austria | Bahamas | Tennessee

Digital Files

We average 50-100 edited images per hour that we shoot. We select the best digital images from the wedding day and edit them in both color as well as black and white. Any film scans we receive back will be uploaded to the gallery in the format and coloration they were captured in (ex: black and white images only if shot on black and white film or color images only if shot on color film). We love delivering our client’s files quickly and easily via an online gallery. You will have the ability to print, share and download your images as much as you want. We believe in freely sharing our work because that is what we would want if we were in your shoes! We only ask that you and your friends/family credit us when sharing images on social media.

Prints & Albums

We offer a wide variety of printing options so that you can enjoy hard copies of your images. Prints, canvases and other hanging presentations can be ordered directly through your gallery. When you are ready to build a custom album for yourself and/or your loved ones, we will set up a meeting to customize it to your specifications. If you love prints and would like a keepsake box filled with your favorite memories, we offer handmade wooden boxes in various stains and sizes to fill with prints. To learn more about our heirloom albums and keepsake boxes, please click here.

Coverage Time

If you are not sure how many hours you need us on your wedding day, we are happy to sketch out a rough timeline with you to get an idea of which package would be the best for what you are planning. About one to two months prior to the wedding day, we will sit down for a final planning meeting where we will go over your final timeline. If for some reason you end up needing more time with us because your original plans have changed, we can add additional hours to your time with us by adding the fees per hour to your final invoice (due one month prior to the wedding). We are very up front with our couples about if we think they need more time or not. We want to make sure everything important is captured before we leave. If for some reason you need more time with us on the wedding day, in the case you had a holdup that pushed the timeline back or for any other reason, we are happy to stay longer. In that circumstance, we will take a payment for the additional coverage time prior to leaving via Square. Wedding days are blocked off from all other sessions so we are available for additional time just in case plans change!

Our Shooting Style

We love being both interactive and discreet throughout the wedding day. There will be parts of the wedding day when we will need to be in control in order to accomplish everything that needs to be done while staying on schedule. There will also be moments when you won't even notice that we are there. We teach our couples how to pose, model and interact during their engagement session so they are naturals on the wedding day and don’t need quite as much instruction from us! We always love utilizing the venue you have chosen so we will make sure your personal couple portraits are unique! We can describe our style in three simple words: DreamyRomanticTimeless. Dreamy because we capture our work in a very light and airy fashion. While we still love a moody shot every now and then, our main work consistency conveys a dream-like charm. Romantic because we love having our clients interact with one another in a more candid fashion while they are posed in an intimate stance. The knowing smiles and scrunched noses from giddy giggles are our favorite element to capture. Timeless because our work is classic and elegant, two things that will stay in style for eternity. We love shooting film photography as well as digital photography so we do our best to match our digital work to our film work. Film is timeless, with it's soft coloration and beautiful textures, emulating the essence of forever.

Booking

Once we have answered any questions you may have and you have decided that our Wedding Experience is exactly what you’re looking for on your wedding day, the next steps are quick and easy. We will send you an email with a link to our virtual contract as well as a separate email from Square with the link to pay your 50% retainer fee. The final payment will be due no later than one month prior to the wedding date. As for how soon you should book with us, we recommend booking ASAP so that your date does not get booked by someone else. Even if you are years away from your wedding day, we cannot stress enough the importance of solidifying us as your photographers sooner rather than later.