I absolutely love weddings - each one holds something completely unexpected and wonderful. Whether a large ceremony, an intimate elopement, or something in between, documenting and sharing the experience of two people in love is such a beautiful thing!
While I take pride in creating beautiful images of your day, I also believe that wedding photography is more than just photography. It's about real people, real stories, and unique relationships. I truly love connecting with couples on a personal level, getting to know you, your personalities and unique love story.
And when the big day arrives I'm prepared to capture the experience in a way that is perfectly fitted for you - everything from the beautifully planned to the organic and authentic moments that unfold along the way.
BOOKING + PLANNING
Once I receive your inquiry, I'll send over information on my wedding day photography packages.
If you're in town I'd love to meet up for coffee. Or we can chat by phone, Skype or FaceTime. This is our chance to get to know each other, and I always love hearing all the details - how you met, why you fell in love, and your vision for your wedding.
Once your date is booked, we begin planning your engagement session. And as your wedding approaches, I will be available to help with planning suggestions and timeline preparation.
A few weeks out, we will chat to finalize timelines and answer last-minute questions. That way, you can wake up on your wedding day entirely stress free and ready to soak it all in!
HOW I WORK
I operate somewhere between a fly on the wall and a friend reminding you to stay hydrated. I'm there to offer words of encouragement, simple direction or to stay quietly out of the way as I capture the story of your day.
Your wedding day is full of fleeting moments filled with emotion. I want to authentically capture your beautiful story in photos that will take you back to how your wedding day really felt from the inside out.
All you need to do is focus on each other, enjoy the moments, and forget about the camera altogether.
I absolutely loved having Cathy as our wedding photographer and was blown away by her work! She made everything seem so easy and effortless and captured all the little details I wouldn't have thought about. She was super easy to communicate with during the entire process, from offering suggestions for photos to touring the location with me before the wedding to select the perfect spot for our first look. When I looked at our photos for the first time I laughed, cried and was surprised to see so many moments she captured, like our moms being goofballs in the photo booth or those candid shots throughout the night. I highly recommend Cathy and can’t wait to work with her again!
YOUR ENGAGEMENT SHOOT
An engagement session is a great opportunity for both of you to become comfortable in front of the camera in a pressure free setting… and it’s also a lot of FUN!
We can't say enough about Cathy and the experience we had with her as our wedding photographer. Our photos turned out absolutely perfect and we had such an incredible experience working with her. Not only did Cathy capture our day beautifully, she was so easy to work with and a joy to have on our wedding planning journey. She is communicative, helpful with tips and coordination and helped us come up with so many great ideas to make sure we got all of the photos we needed. She also collaborated perfectly with our videography team. Cathy was so much fun to have on our party bus after the wedding as well so that she could document all of the fun moments that made the day so special with our friends and family. She also went above and beyond to schedule some extra special photos for us at some of our favorite wineries in Traverse City. Cathy is a true photography professional and an incredibly talented artist. Couples will be lucky to have her as their wedding photographer and we highly, highly recommend her !
ANNA + JEREMY
THE BIG DAY IS FINALLY HERE!
In a world that always seems to move so fast and require so much of us, your wedding day should be fun, relaxed and stress-free. Take a deep breath and enjoy the day - fully immersed in every moment.
And while you're taking it all in, I'll be there to capture the big moments as well as the little moments that happen in between. The tears, the laughter, the joy and the love.
how many images do you deliver?
Every session and wedding is different. Engagement sessions usually yield 75-150 images and weddings, 500-1200. I place more importance on quality over quantity!
when do we receive our images?
You can expect to receive your finished gallery three-six weeks following your wedding day. Your beautifully displayed online gallery is where you are able to download, share and print all of the high-resolution digital files.
Do you offer albums?
Absolutely! I am a huge advocate of printing your photos and encourage every couple to preserve their images in an album and/or prints! I offer high quality albums custom designed with beautiful spreads that tell the story of your entire wedding day!
can we upload our photos to facebook or instagram?
Yes! Social media is a wonderful way to share your photos. If you want to share them make sure you put "www.cathyfitz.com" as a comment or caption under each photo and please don't crop or alter the photo in any way. I always appreciate being tagged in the photo as well. You can find me on instagram @cathyfitzphotos or on Facebook.com/cathyfitzphotos
Do you travel for destination weddings?
I am based in Michigan but love to travel! If you are planning a destination wedding, please inquire – I’d love to chat!
Thank you for your interest in my work!
I'm so happy you found me. I'd love to chat and see how I can capture your story!