Marisa & Jono 2022

Katie Kaizer is Simply the Best!

I cannot say enough praise for Katie and the entire process of working with her! From day one of her meeting us at our home, we immediately connected. Over the course of the year, she held multiple calls with us and also met us at our wedding venue to scout several times. We held our rehearsal dinner outdoors at my aunt’s home in Nantucket on September 30, 2022, and all the photos Katie captured are nothing short of spectacular and full of joy. She so beautifully captured both the scenic backdrop and the love felt by everyone in attendance. All while she game-planned with us for the rain that was inevitably going to hit the next day. Our wedding was October 1, 2022 held at a private estate (30 shawkemo road) in Nantucket, MA. The property is vast and located on the ocean. Our plan (right up through our ceremony rehearsal the day before) was to do the ceremony, cocktail hour, and all our photos outside by the water. Hurricane Ian however had other plans! Ultimately, our wedding day was 99% rain and heavy winds. When we realized our entire wedding and photos would need to be moved into our reception tent, this is when Katie truly showed up as the hero that she is! Throughout the morning of getting ready and making last-minute weather-related changes, Katie both took charge and rolled with the punches. As my cousin so eloquently put it: “Katie was the glue that held the wedding together!” From the moment we set foot in the house, Katie was the brightest light, never once complaining about the elements, all while ushering our family and wedding party around with ease and confidence. Her and Cary (second shooter) helped us all stay calm and positive throughout otherwise crazy weather conditions. Our joy and calm comes through in every single getting ready photo. Katie and Cary truly made the most of needing to take our formal photos inside our reception tent, using the tent décor and lighting to add dimension. Our aisle and ceremony shots captured the palpable emotion throughout our tent, and so beautifully depict the feelings of love we all felt. My favorite photos are when Katie asked “will you trust me to do some rain shots?” and we said “ABSOLUTELY” – these photos of us in the rain are pure magic. She made us smile and kept us calm throughout the wind and rain. A highlight was when she hurried us outside when we had literally 5 minutes of clear, pink sky for the most breathtaking shots by the ocean. These rainy weather shots are something out of a magazine. And finally, our dancefloor was absolutely packed the entire night, and she captured the energy of everyone perfectly. I’ve never seen such spirited dancefloor shots before!
Moral of the story: hire Katie, wherever you are getting married, but especially if you’re planning to get married outside. The Grey Lady (Nantucket) is unpredictable, and you will never regret having Katie by your side to turn rain & wind into pure magic!
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