Indianapolis and Destination Wedding Photographer based in Carmel IN

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 will receive a 70+ page guide that was designed with you in mind to help you through every step of the process. 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.

If you are interested in learning more about us and our packages, we are happy to set up a time to meet with you! Please fill out our contact form to get in touch with us.
We hope we get the pleasure of working with you on your voyage of love!
XoXo,
Kat & Mike

Our Philosophy

As you have probably read in our About Us section, we are newly married as well. Our destination wedding in 2015 taught us a lot about little things our couples go through behind the scenes. We wish we had had a person to lean on during this process that we could ask questions. That is why we are an open book. We know how hard it is to plan a wedding and the stresses of the emotions floating around you so we are there to help in anything you may need as well as there to listen if you need to vent. 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. They are the memories from your personal Best Day Ever. That is why we hand-edit each of the best images individually so that no small detail is missed.

The Process

After the initial meeting has taken place and you are officially booked with us, we are available to you. Our clients come first so we make sure we respond to any emails as soon as possible. We will get to know how you interact and your comfort levels in front of the camera at your complimentary engagement session. Some of our couples love working with us to design custom Save the Dates to send out as well as additional wedding stationery. If you decide to go this route, we would sit down for a planning meeting to understand what style you are envisioning. Once some examples are created, they will be sent to you for approval before being sent to the printing lab. In the months leading up to the big day, we will keep in touch. If a bride decides to have a boudoir session prior to the wedding day as a gift for her groom, that will be a one on one session with Kat. After the images have been edited, Kat will sit down with the bride to place an order for her physical product gift, if she decides this is how she would like to present the gift to her groom. About one month prior to the wedding day, we like to sit down with the wedding couple to finalize the wedding day timeline as well as discuss any important details that must be captured. We will help put together a shot list at this time as well. 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 vendor information to your love story. On the day of the wedding, we typically arrive to our first location 15-30 minutes early so that we are able to get a lay of the land and set up our gear. We shoot with both classic medium format and 35mm film cameras as well as the latest in Nikon digital gear. 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 it is nearly pitch black in the space. After getting our gear set up, we will begin shooting the details. This includes bridal details as well as the decor and venue. 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! The next day, 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 and we have received the film scans (approx. 6-8 weeks), we will invite you over to sit down and relive the special day with us! This is also the perfect time to discuss any prints or albums you'd like to order for yourselves or loved ones!

Indianapolis & Destination Wedding Photographer based in Carmel IN

Essentials - $2,800

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

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

Indianapolis & Destination Wedding Photographer based in Carmel IN

Keepsake - $3,600

This package is our most popular among our couples! 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 breathing room.

8 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
2 Photographers
Complimentary Engagement Session
Preview Blog Post
Online Gallery
High Resolution Download PIN
Print Options & Print Release
Discounted Boudoir Session
Discounted Anniversary Session

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

Indianapolis & Destination Wedding Photographer based in Carmel IN

Heirloom - $4,400

This package is for the couple who wants everything covered from the moment the bride sits down in the salon chair to the final sendoff at the end of the night! This is also the go-to package for all of our brides who are planning to have a ceremony longer than 30 minutes.

10 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
2 Photographers
Complimentary Engagement Session
Preview Blog Post
Online Gallery
High Resolution Download PIN
Print Options & Print Release
Discounted Boudoir Session
Discounted Anniversary Session

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

 
I would just like to take a minute to talk about how absolutely amazing Kat is! She 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 every 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 Klinefelter (2016 Bride)
Indianapolis & Destination Wedding Photographer based in Carmel IN

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 and know that simplicity goes a long way.

You love light and airy photos that tell a story.

You get butterflies every time your love kisses your forehead.

 
Frequently Asked Questions

Engagements

We are more than willing to travel for engagement sessions depending on the location! We actually love it when our couples ask us to photograph them in a location that means something special to them! We book engagement sessions 2-6 months in advance and 30 miles of travel are included. 

Destination & Out of State Weddings

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!

Some areas outside of Indiana that we cater to with lower travel rates are in/around these locations:
Charleston, SC | Seattle, WA | Portland, OR | Grand Rapids, MI | Steamboat Springs, CO | Houston, TX | Cincinnati, OH | Oahu, HI | Kansas City, MO | Most parts of Tennessee and Florida

Digital Files

We average 50-100 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.

Coverage

We are happy to help you draw out a rough timeline that will give us an idea of how many hours you definitely need. Our main goal right now is securing and saving your date so that you don't lose the spot to another bride. We can always add additional coverage as we get closer to the big day and we have a better idea of your finalized timeline. 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. Wedding days are blocked off from all other sessions so we are available for additional time just in case!

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 deposit. 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.

Elopement Package

Intimate - $1,600

If you are planning an intimate elopement-style wedding, we offer the same inclusions as our standard packages with 4 hours of coverage.
If you don't live in IN and would like to still utilize the complimentary session, we are happy to adventure with you when we travel to your destination wedding.

Wedding Films

When a wedding film is added to a photography package, Michael is the one taking charge of the videography.
The length of videography coverage is the same as the amount of photography coverage selected.

Essentials - $1,200

6-10 Minute Short "Highlights" Film
Online Viewing
USB Drive

Keepsake - $1,800

6-10 Minute Short Film with Voiceover
Online Viewing
USB Drive

Heirloom - $2,800

6-10 Minute Short Film with Voiceover
Full Ceremony Recording
Online Viewing
SB Drive

*Travel fees may apply to wedding packages for select locations.

 
Indianapolis & Destination Wedding Photographer based in Carmel IN