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I'm obsessed with everything weddings--every detail, every speech, every first dance song that gets picked. It overjoys me to see two people start their beautiful journey in life together surrounded by all their closest loved ones. There is at least three times at every wedding to this day that I'm floored by how blessed I am to do this job.


In 2009 the amazing Angela Anderson took me on as an intern, recognizing my eye like she has with so many wonderful photographers in Kentucky. I learned so much from her before eventually going out on my own to start Kate McStay in 2012. Over 200 weddings (that's a lot!) later and I still cry when my couples have their first look, I fan girl out every Saturday at color schemes and bouquets, and I love the creativity I get to pour into each wedding photo to make them fresh and incredible. I will be there from day one with you, you can reach out to me for more than just photography. I have worked with almost every vendor in the area and have seen everything possible that can happen during a wedding. I'm not just your photographer, I'm here to get to know you and your plans inside and out. I want to capture every detail you have put so much time and attention into, and I want you to be relaxed knowing your images are going to be even more amazing than you even expected.


I get asked a lot about what my style is. I shoot in a few styles, sometimes light and airy, sometimes true color and once or twice super dark and moody. That's because my style isn't about how I edit, it's about my eye and my creativity. I work with you to get the perfect pictures, we talk about lighting specific to your day, color schemes, everything that would contribute to the best possible edits. And if you don't have something specific in mind? That's ok too! I've got it under control to walk you through it!


Email me and let's set up a time to connect on the phone or for a coffee in person so I can answer any questions you might have!

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tel 859.312.3355Lexington, Kentucky