“I’m so grateful that I found Catherine Ann Photography! The pictures Katie & Jay took of our wedding are breathtaking, I have looked at other couple’s photographs from their weddings but they do not have the life in them that Katie’s photographs do. The pictures show my relationship with my husband and even now we look back over the pictures because it really does bring back the day so clearly!” Macie H.

Hey y’all!

We’re Katie & Jay (thats us with our mini Australian Shepherds Falkor & Zelda)! We are soon-to-be husband & wife Charleston SC wedding photographers for joyful couples who are planning a colorful & romantic wedding at an outdoor or historic venue anywhere in the world! Our couples value spending time with their friends & family on the wedding day and choose to have a First Look in order to do so!

About Katie:

My real name is Catherine (thats where Catherine Ann comes from!) but I have ALWAYS gone by Katie which means I have ALWAYS confused anyone whos ever met me including myself (go ahead and ask me to tell that story).  I started Catherine Ann Photography waaaaay back in 2009 when I shot my first wedding for a friends cousin – I had no idea what I was doing but I was hooked! With a lot of help from Jay, and him pushing me to take a giant leap of faith, I went full time photographer in 2013 and haven’t looked back! He joined me full time in 2014 after we moved to Charleston.

I’m a hybrid wedding photographer – I shoot both digital and old school film photography on the wedding day. I actually learned on film in high school my senior year but to be honest, I hated photography back then and didnt really retain any of the information. I did love developing negatives in the chemicals though – it was like magic to me! Now Im hooked on film, I love the grain, the soft romantic feel, and the gorgeous true to life colors that digital just doesnt replicate.

I’m a night owl, Disney Princess (wannabe), book worm, Anglophile, history enthusiast, Ravenclaw, and a social introvert. The Green Paladin is my spirit animal.  I used to work at Disney World as a photographer at Epcot and we got engaged in front of Rapunzel’s Tower. I may or may not have a slight unicorn obsession (the national animal of Scotland)! I love confetti & colorful flowers and even flowers that thrown around like confetti.
I enjoy taking ghost tours, going to vintage markets, and watching anime. I have 2 visible tattoos, I curse more than a 1940’s sailor, my Podcast playlist is full of true crime, paranormal & historic topics. My dream is to photograph weddings at historic venues all over the U.S and Europe, especially Ireland & the UK!

Over the years, Jay and I have learned that couples might love our photography but we’re not always the right photographers for everyone who contacts us.


  • Your wedding is taking place at an outdoor or historic location in the U.S. or Europe

  • An heirloom wedding album is important to you to pass down in your family

  • You’re not afraid to break traditions or modify them to fit your wedding personality (read about the History of Wedding Traditions)

  • You love the timelessness of film photography but the instant gratification of digital (I shoot both!)

  • You know that professional wedding photography is a big investment but that its value will only increases over time
  • You use a lot of smiley faces in texts/emails (-;

  • You fight evil by moonlight and win love by daylight

  • Spending time with your friends & family on the wedding day is important to you so you plan on doing a First Look

  • You agree that custom suits on grooms are sexy 

  • You woke up one morning and became fluent in sarcasm (and without Rosetta Stone! You smarty pants)

  • Looking natural in portraits is important but you still want some direction from your photographer (“What do I do with my haaaands?”)

  • The wedding is a reflection of who you are as a couple

  • You love to laugh!
  • You’ll be including some sort of family heirloom in the wedding like a great grandmothers bracelet, your fathers vintage car, your mothers wedding veil, etc

  • You can finish these lyrics: “Lets get down to business, to defeat…”

  • You love dogs and will include yours in your engagement pictures or the wedding day

Did you check Yes next to 5 or more? If you did contact us to secure your wedding date!

above photo of us by the oh so talented Perry Vaile Photography


If you're getting married at an outdoor or historic wedding venue in the US or Europe LETS CHAT

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