It's about more than hiring someone to hold a camera and snap a few pics. Wedding photography is about carefully crafting and capturing the moments of your big day in a way that beautifully tells the story of your love.
After photographing more than three hundred weddings over the last ten plus years, I've really come to value the unexpected, intimate moments that take place on a wedding day.
The hug your mom gives you before you leave your dressing room. The tear that falls down his cheek when he sees you walking down the aisle. The way the two of you lean your heads together during the toasts.
This day is about more than the flowers and the shoes you chose. It's about celebrating the start of a new legacy. It's an honor to play a small part in such a significant day and I hope you'll choose me to be a part of yours!
IN A NUTSHELL
don’t expect to find any AWKWARD PROM STYLE PHOTOS around here.
I’ll jump right in and get to THE GOOD STUFF, the AUTHENTIC moments.
No career as a model required.
genuine SMILES as you dip your heads together and share a QUIET JOKE together,
HANDS HELD tight because you never want to let go,
carefully stolen KISSES as the SUN SETS just below the horizon.
are you ready?
Your photos are meant to be printed and live where they will be seen often. They serve as a reminder of the promises you made to one another and preserving your legacy for generations to come. You will receive an album proof within two weeks of your gallery delivery.
your first family heirloom
the next step
EXPLORE THE PROCESS
I was immediately taken by Catie's work online. Her style is so classically beautiful, romantically artistic, and that of
Martha's weddings and Vogue caliber. She has a way with capturing candid moments well and knows how to seek the best lighting (handy device on hand)! In addition, she so patiently worked with us with our ever-changing and disappointing wedding plan changes due to the pandemic. Catie was so gracious throughout the process and it was a great relief to have a vendor we could count on to be there when our special day finally came! The day of our wedding, Catie guided us thorough glamourous poses, captured our vision and our special candid moments, and paid attention to the finer details i.e. making sure my hair was in place, veil etc. She was so naturally positive and joyful for us that day, it really made us feel special. I cannot recommend her enough! We received the highest compliments from many of our friends who said our wedding photos looked that of magazine work. Her work speaks for itself and on top of that, she is truly kind professional, highly organized, and an expert in her craft. As Ansel Adams once said, “A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” Catie captured just that for us.
charissa & joshua
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Nicholas + christine
Michael + Carly
ERIC + SHARLINE
Andrew + Annie
Justin + Chelsea
CARL + JENNIFER
SAMER + CARRIE
Mike + Tracy
Nicholas & Christine
Planning // Events Etc.
Cinema // Iron & Fern
Venue // Private Estate
Florist // Stems By Diana
Band // Dart Collective
Hair + Makeup Artist //
Wedding Dress // Mira Zwillinger
Groom's Attire // JL Hilburn
Rentals // Theoni Collection
Venue // California Golf Club of San Francisco
Ceremony // St Ignatius Parish
Floral Design //
Hair & Makeup //
Suit // Men's Wearhouse
michael & Carly
eric & Sharline
Planning // Design On A Dime
Venue // Legion of Honor Museum
Catering // McCalls Catering
Cake // Jasmine Rae Cakes
Andrew & Annie
Planning | Riley Loves Lulu
Photography | Catherine Leanne Photography
Venue | Family Farm Woodside
Florist | Thierry Chantrel
Chuppah | Under The Chuppah
Beauty | Painted Ladies
Band | Hip Service
Dress Boutique | Jin Wang
Dress Designer | Lela Rose
Groom's Attire | Tom Ford
Stationery | Paper Caper
Rings | Joel's Fine Jewelry
justin & Chelsea
Planning // Nadine Goudici
Videography // The Good Folk Film Co.
Venue // Murrieta's Well
Florist // Amy West Floral
Catering // Murrieta's Well
Cake // Murrieta's Well
DJ // AG Productions
Hair Design // Jessica Barrow
Makeup Artist // Bay Area Beautiful
Bridal Boutique // Kinsley James Couture Bridal
Wedding Dress // GALA by Galia Lahav
Bridesmaid Dress // Lulus & Anthropologie
Groom's Attire // Men's Warehouse
Stationery // Minted
Wedding Rings // Shane Co.
Linens & Rentals // Pleasanton Rentals
Ceremony Drapery // Fantasy Sound & Events
Favors // Krispy Kreme Donuts
Carl & Jennifer
Planning // Bouquets & Bowties
Videography // Knotted Arrow
Church // Saint Mary of the Annunciation
Venue // Governor Thomas Bennett House
Florist // Pretty Petals of Charleston
Catering // B. Gourmet Catering
Cake // Sweet Rhi
DJ // Low Country Entertainment
Hair Design // Pampered & Pretty
Makeup Artist // Pampered & Pretty
Wedding Dress // Jenny Yoo
Bridesmaid Dress // Bridesmaid Social
Groom's Attire // Indochino
Stationery // Crafty Peach Design
Wedding Rings // James & Sons Fine Jewelers
samer & Carrie
Plannling // Jillian Carnes
Hair & Makeup // Catie Watkins
Location // Shipwreck Beach
Mike & Tracy
Planning // Events By Pins & Petals
Florist // LC Floral
Cake // Safeway
Catering // Silverado Resort & Spa
DJ // Diamond Dave Hosley
Hair Design // Kim at Sisters Napa Valley
Makeup Artist // Makeup By Adele
Bridal Boutique // Kinsley James Couture Bridal Salon
Wedding Dress // Alyne by Rita Vinieris
Seamstress & Tailor // Made to Measure by Eleni
Shoes // Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses // Weddington Way
Linens // Napa Valley Linens
Groom & Groomsman Attire // Ralph Lauren
Videography // Madison P Films
I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Wedding collections begin at $15,500 and the average couple spends $18,000 for complete coverage. Custom collections are available upon request. For more details on wedding collections and to find out more about a custom package, please contact me.