Kate Michelle Photography is an experienced photography company located around Yosemite National Park, California. They believe that each couple’s love story is unique and it deserves to be told through beautiful pictures. Kate Michelle Photography uses a photojournalistic style to create natural and timeless photographs.
This photography company was created a few years ago by Kate. She has over 10 years of photography experience as well as a B.A. in photojournalism from the Brooks Institute. Her passion is sports photography and weddings. She believes the celebration of love is one of the best moments in life and she’s honored to document those memories to be treasured and shared.
This full-service photographer offers eight hours of coverage, an online gallery for one year, digital files and a discounted engagement shoot in her “The One & Only” package. Additional services include:
Kate Michelle Photography is based in Yosemite National Park, California but travels all over the local area, including:
74 Reviews for Kate Michelle Photography
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Blake Peterson · Getting married on 10/31/2020
Kate has a passion for photography and her work reflects that. I needed someone who knew the area and was able to be covert and stealth as this was a surprise engagement. My now fiancé was blown away and had no clue and the moment was captured beautifully by Kate. She helped plan everything out through great communication, from choosing location, to telling us where to stand. Kate is professional, laid back, and takes pride in her work. Would highly recommend.
-Blake & Lucia Peterson
Fulshear, TexasSent on 03/02/2019
Stephen Russell · Getting married on 10/03/2020
Kate is everything I could ask for and more!
I got engaged January of 2019. I was given Kate's contact information as a recommendation because my Fiancé and I are from Michigan, and are having a destination wedding. I followed her work on social media for a few months and from the first click, I knew I HAD to have her as our photographer. Her style is incomparable to any other and she has a fantastic eye. Not to mention she grew up in Yosemite and knows the place, and the best spots like the back of her hand. I've also watched her work traveling to other destinations and she still photographs brilliantly in other unknown places. (Maybe she extensively researches them, but I'm not sure.) I was nervous in reaching out to her because I thought she was going to cost far more than I could afford. Simple to say her prices are beyond fair, especially for being based in California. You all better book with her before she realizes her value and raises her prices! lol Not only are her photography skills on point, but her people skills are amazing too. I have been in regular communication reaching out with all of my ideas, thoughts and anxieties since the beginning of this year and she responds and talks me through whatever I need quickly. I have been seeking her help since the beginning of the year and I'm not getting married until October 2020, so she's been working hard for me! She is so easy to talk to and creates a friendship with her clients, not just a business relationship. I need that. My Fiancé and I just got back from Yosemite in the beginning of this month where we met with Kate to have our engagement pictures taken. I freeze up in front of the camera and she managed to get me comfortable within 10 minutes. She got pictures of me that I didn't think were possible. She is compassionate and has a beautiful soul. We got the engagement pictures back very quickly even though she was slammed with the busiest wedding season. She doesn't make you get prints through her (even though I recommend it because Wallgreens and other drug stores don't have the best quality.) She is so laid back and easy to work with. She makes destination weddings to California a breeze and honestly I don't know what I'd do without her hero thus far. I am really looking forward to our wedding day, and the energy and dynamic that she will bring to our special day. Not only am I excited to have her as a photographer to capture those special moments, but I am honored to have her there as a friend as well. I will continue to stay in touch after the wedding. To me, pictures are the second most important part about my wedding day. With the first important part being marrying my best friend. Hire Kate and she will not disappoint, I can promise you that.Sent on 10/26/2019
Monika Finney · Getting married on 09/20/2020
Kate is Amazing! I booked her the day after I got engaged and she was the best choice I could’ve made! We took our photos on a moody rainy day and they were more beautiful than we could’ve ever imagined. She took two awkward weirdos and made us feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. She captured genuine laughter and joy. She knows all the best spots for photos. Everyone that sees our photos gush over how beautiful and stunning they are. If you wanna have a fun day filled with laughter instead of awkward posing then email Kate!!!Sent on 05/19/2019
Kate Michelle Photography's reply:It was so much fun!!!!! You two have great personalities, love all living things and look amazing. Must have fallen from heaven, you two. Thanks for walking around with me and trusting my process. Truly a great time spent with amazing photos to show for it. Im glad you experienced Yosemite for the first time on such a DAY! What a treat you two had.