Betty Clicker Photography Claim

Betty Clicker Photography Claim

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"If you are anything like us, you’re feeling overwhelmed by the plethora of excellent wedding photographer options. How does one choose? After a lot of hand-wringing and weighing different options, we decided to go with Kate. We think, unequivocally, you should, too. Here's why: 1. Personality. Kate is a fantastic person to work with. Very clear and responsive. A good listener who asks good questions and is genuinely interested in learning about your hopes for your wedding. She is a calming, friendly and unpretentious presence to have following you around on your wedding day. 2. Unobtrusiveness. On the day of the wedding, itself, Kate somehow manages to get great photos without “being in the way.” This is presumably a skill she’s honed in the many years she’s been doing this line of work. It allows her to get great candid shots. 3. Diversity of Talents. Having looked at many wedding photography websites, it sometimes becomes clear when a photographer is really adept at taking a certain type of photograph. Some have beautiful candid shots but somewhat stilted family portrait photos. Kate has a tremendous eye for both. Scroll through Kate's website and notice how there are family and individual portraits that capture the light and scenery beautifully. Kate arrived at the venue and quickly found the ideal spot. The portraits she took were gorgeous. She used some nearby tree branches to frame the photos and they came out looking so, so good. Notice also how many great candid photos of small, intimate moments she features on her website. She has such a good eye for that and is willing to be creative to get the shot. At our wedding, she noticed one of my wife’s bridesmaids standing alone on a balcony. Realizing it would make for a great candid shot, she managed to sneak behind a tree and snap an amazing photo. Clearly, we were very happy with our decision to hire Kate. We think you will be, too."

David + Emma, Orcas Island 2017

TRAVEL POLICY

Travel to your location anywhere in the world—be it Tahoe, Tulum, or Tuscany- is included in wedding pricing for APW readers. Destination weddings also include a complimentary hour of rehearsal dinner coverage or portrait session the day before the wedding.

ELOPEMENT POLICY

I LOVE photographing elopements. Please inquire with me ([email protected]) for details! Again, no travel fees for APW readers.

Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.

My name is Kate. I am an intuitive documentary photographer who strives to capture the art that exists in genuine interactions without excessive styling or direction. I will make a photo if  I notice an irresistible puddle of light or the seductive trifecta of design, atmosphere, and composition. Otherwise I let intuition guide me and am pulled to the moments and beautiful imperfections that punctuate your wedding.

I'll capture colorful swirls of chaos, peaceful moments of structured serendipity, the quiet subtleties, and everything in between. I'm an observant fly on the wall but am prepared at any moment to jump in and be a decisive, calming presence without needing to be asked.

Why do you want to work with APW Couples?

APW readers make their own wedding rules. They know that weddings are ultimately about relationships and value photography as a way to document connection, celebrate love and throw a kickass party.

Describe your artistic approach to weddings?

Life is about relationships. Listening to my clients is essential to my creative process and allows me to make honest photographs that connect our visions, match personality to portraiture, and establish trust. I strive to make photographs that broaden our emotional repertoire, encourage nostalgia, and show the importance of slowing down and being present. I'm inspired by the art that exists in genuine moments of connection between people and their environment and enjoy working with couples who are not afraid to trust me.

I do my best work when I am given the creative space to be myself. Since I will be with you during every tear, knowing look, and moment of vulnerability, sometimes I'll feel like a friend. At other times I might seem like a fly on the wall.. or a guest. My best wedding photographs have come from pure moments of spontaneity - not from a shot list or strict schedule. Couples who trust and give me free reign to document their celebration are the couples whose photos take you right back to what it felt like to be there at the wedding.

What are your non-work-related hobbies?

When I'm not splitting time between east and west coast to photograph weddings and families, I run a branding studio with my sister Anna called Palindrome Creative Co.  and plan an annual family photography workshop in New Orleans with four other women called The Family Narrative. And when I'm not working, you can find me cooking, practicing, yoga, reading, or tending to my beehives. 

If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?

Under Pressure, Queen & David Bowie

  • Theresa

    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    We found Kate (Betty Clicker) online after searching for and studying the work of (we think) every established wedding photographer in the Richmond area. Kate's photographs appealed to us at first because we were not only looking for someone who took beautiful photos, but someone who took photos that truly captured the essence of an occasion - pictures that felt real rather than posed. We stalked the Betty Clicker website for quite some time, and the more pictures that Kate uploaded, the more we fell in love with her work. Unique, artistic, special pictures that bring out beauty in all kinds of people and places. For engagement photos, Kate struck a great balance of listening / accommodating what we wanted, with helping us create a shot out of nothing when we were at a loss. On the day of the actual wedding, Kate executed flawlessly - she captured every important moment, taking charge when she needed to, and all without being overly noticeable. Her price was mid-to-high end, but the value of the final product made the price well worth it. Aside from being a natural with a camera, Kate is a genuine, caring, detail-oriented person. We really enjoyed working with her on a personal level, and she has our highest recommendation to anyone in search of a photographer.

  • Emily Wood

    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Betty Clicker Photography is simply the best. I did not even consider another photographer for my wedding. It had to be Kate. She captured moments from our rehearsal and big day that I could only dream of. Her talents are far reaching yet her demeanor is thoughtful and sweet. Most of the time you do not even know she is there. She is a quiet "ninja" with the camera, allowing you to live in the moment while knowing and trusting that she is capturing memories that will last a lifetime. Throughout the entire process (planning, day-of, and post-production) she has been a complete joy to work with. Always prompt and organized yet skilled with an artistic eye that is so rare, I feel so lucky to have had her. Highly highly recommend!

  • Caroline Moyer-Kardos

    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Book Betty Clicker Photography as soon as you get engaged! It cost us a good chunk of our wedding budget, but it was SO worth every single penny for the amazing wedding photos we received. These are the kinds of photos you want to blow up and put in your house-- the kind that don't seem forced or posed, the kind that show every emotion of that moment. Working with Kate was a joy-- she is the nicest, calmest, coolest person, and she is one of the best photographers I've ever known. We have gotten so many compliments on our pictures from so many people-- even random Facebook friends we haven't talked to in years. Book her! and if she's unavailable, just change your wedding date. Trust me on this.

  • Kelly

    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Kate Thompson is a dream to work with, and we are so very grateful that she elected to take us on as clients! From our very first correspondence to the day of our wedding to the insane two-week turnaround on our extraordinary wedding photoset (!!), her flexibility, kindness, low-key warmth, and no-drama style had us counting our lucky stars at every turn. How do we count the ways? Though based in Richmond, she traveled to DC for free, skipped from locale to locale shooting wedding events with professionalism and grace, and even scouted shooting locations in advance of our morning wedding. She offers flexible photography packages for those with less-than-all-day events, and tailored her package still further so we could get more time with her! Friendly and easy-going with our flexible timeline, she showed up on time, directed when we needed direction and fell back when we did not, and made EVERYONE who was photographed, from camera-awkward me to my camera-shy mother-in-law, feel comfortable and look great. (Introverted couples: Kate is your girl.) She started sharing quick preview shots of the wedding on the day-of (!) and trickled them out over the short weeks to come before the final photoset landed — something we as a couple absolutely loved, since people who weren't in attendance could connect with her gorgeous shots in real time. More than anything else, though, there are her photos, which speak for themselves, in volumes. Kate is a true artist, a kind spirit, and a dream to work with. We can't wait to work with her again!

  • Alexia

    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    We were so happy with our choice of photographer in Kate. She was a calm presence throughout the day, making both of us feel comfortable in front of the camera and capturing some truly beautiful moments with our guests. Not only was she kind, warm and wonderful to work with in person, but she was also easy to communicate with leading up to the wedding. She also prepared and sent us the photos from our wedding in a very timely manner. As we had hoped, they are absolutely fantastic. The way she frames the event, capturing it just as it was, is impressive. Because the shots aren't staged (except for the portraits we requested, of course), the photos feel genuine. And, she got so many different angles of the event - it almost seems like there must have been two or three of her there.

  • Ann Hancock

    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    First of all, Kate's photographs are came out beautifully!! She captured all the details--and more importantly, the emotions--of our wedding day perfectly. More than that, Kate herself was such a pleasure to work with. She made herself available so we could talk through both her process and any of our thoughts or concerns about the day, and when the big day itself finally came around she was amazingly flexible, as well as a calming presence amidst the madness. I can't thank or recommend her enough!

  • Monica

    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    We can't say enough good things about Kate. We highly recommend Betty Clicker Photography for all your wedding/family photography needs! Kate was so pleasant to work with—professional, kind, patient, flexible, but firm where she needed to be (read: herding family and friends during portrait sessions). During our wedding, Kate and her sister Anna, who Kate brought on as her assistant, managed to capture both beautiful structured moments and candid moments without ever being intrusive. When we received our wedding photos, we were so happy—all her work is rich in color and depth, the angles feel fresh and unexpected, and most importantly, the photos truly capture the energy of the day. They were exactly what we were hoping for. We'll cherish these photos forever, and we are so grateful to Kate and her sister for documenting our day so wonderfully. Thanks, Kate—and Anna!

  • Suzanne

    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    I stumbled upon Kate’s work during my search for a wedding photographer, and loved her entire portfolio, so unsurprisingly we absolutely loved how she captured our wedding. I appreciated that she caught some amazing moments/expressions that we will treasure. Many of our friends and family are also singing her praises when they saw how she made our wedding look like a beautiful woodsy fairy tale. Moreover, on top of her talent and eye, like other reviewers mentioned, she also has a lovely, calming presence. We were trying to do a low-key DIY wedding and skipped on many of the more traditional wedding elements, and Kate was accommodating and so easy to work with. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a talented photographer who has a knack for catching subtle details.

  • Suzanne

    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    I stumbled upon Kate’s work during my search for a wedding photographer, and loved her entire portfolio, so unsurprisingly we absolutely loved how she captured our wedding. I appreciated that she caught some amazing moments/expressions that we will treasure. Many of our friends and family are also singing her praises when they saw how she made our wedding look like a beautiful woodsy fairy tale. Moreover, on top of her talent and eye, like other reviewers mentioned, she also has a lovely, calming presence. We were trying to do a low-key DIY wedding and skipped on many of the more traditional wedding elements, and Kate was accommodating and so easy to work with. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a talented photographer who has a knack for catching subtle details.

  • Suzanne

    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    I stumbled upon Kate’s work during my search for a wedding photographer, and loved her entire portfolio, so unsurprisingly we absolutely loved how she captured our wedding. I appreciated that she caught some amazing moments/expressions that we will treasure. Many of our friends and family are also singing her praises when they saw how she made our wedding look like a beautiful, woodsy fairy tale. Moreover, on top of her talent and eye, like other reviewers mentioned, she also has a lovely, calming presence. We were trying to do a low-key DIY wedding and skipped on many of the more traditional wedding elements, and Kate was accommodating and so easy to work with. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a talented photographer who has a knack for catching subtle details.

  • Christine Mabes

    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    By far the easiest decision of our wedding planning process. Not only did our pictures come out great but Kate was so easy to work with. We were both dreading being in front of the camera but she made things feel natural and our portraits ended up being some of my favorites. I loved that she was willing to include our pups in some pics and she even let us hitch a ride to our own wedding when our car broke down the day of!

  • Janet Hume

    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    We are so glad we chose Kate (Betty Clicker) as our wedding photographer. She took beautiful, candid photos of the day and captured the genuine emotion of our celebration so well. She was also just a lovely person - conscientious and kind - which was important to me as we spent several hours together on one of the most meaningful days of my life. I found the pricing to be quite fair, especially for the quality of photos and service we were provided with. I'm so glad that we hired Kate!

  • Taylor Johnston

    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    We were so honored to work with Kate for our engagement and wedding memories. She created a sense of calm throughout the event, and captured the touching moments that we will look back on with fondness for years to come. She truly knows how to capture the moment and show a perspective that you would have otherwise never seen. If you're looking for an organized, calming, thoughtful, soulful, creative photographer, you're in the right company with Kate. We can't say enough good things about working with Kate and hope we get the chance to work with her again in the future.

  • Omayah Atassi

    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Kate photographed our wedding in Seville, Spain. It was the best decision I ever made! Since it was a destination, I really wasn't sure how things were going to turn out. But one thing I knew for sure was that we were going to have beautiful and meaningful images of the weekend. I love looking at Kate's images. Her and Anna captured the perfect combination of atmosphere, connected moments and emotions. They paused time during a whirlwind of an experience which was over in a blink of an eye. Our time in Spain feels like it was a dream, and the photos bring the dream to reality.

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