The Bustld Pro Team sat down with Katie Lee of Katherine Elena Photography to find out what drives her in her Charlotte wedding photography business ... 

Meet Katie Lee, the smiling face behind Katherine Elena Photography.

If you’re looking for a photographer who connects with you then you’ve come to the right place. “Part of what is important to me is building relationships with clients. I am not one of those vendors that you book and then never hear from until the day of the wedding,” says Katie.

Katie describes her style as romantic, classic and photojournalist. “I tend to stay more in the background for a lot of events during the day so that I can capture the real emotion of each moment.”

Couples typically choose Katie because they love her style and her as a person! So what can you expect in working with her? “I love sending little gifts and meeting up with my clients for coffee or even just answering wedding questions in a text or email. Getting to know my clients on a personal level allows me to create a more personal experience for them on their wedding day. I want my clients to feel like they have another friend hanging out with them during the day because that helps create a more relaxed, fun atmosphere which in turns lends itself to more authentic emotion in pictures!”

“I absolutely love my job,” says Katie. “It’s a ton of work and a lot of late nights but I wouldn’t trade any of it. When I meet with my clients to deliver their final images, the smiles on their faces while reminiscing on their big day is one of my favorite moments because I know that these are the photos that they will show their friends, their children and then their grandchildren and they will have those same smiles on their faces throughout the years.”

With so many incredible moments on wedding day, we asked Katie what her favorite moment was … “The first look. Whether it’s the first look with the groom or the daddy-daughter first look, it is always such a genuine and happy moment for everyone involved. I STILL get teary eyed every time I see a dad lose it as his little girl comes around the corner or when a groom sees his beautiful bride for the first time. There really is nothing sweeter!”

A self-proclaimed goofball, Katie keeps her client’s laughing throughout the day because “not only does laughter calm the nerves, it also makes for super cute pictures!”

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