"My husband and I were very fortunate to have Kaytee shoot our engagement, wedding, and anniversary photos. Kaytee has a very natural and candid style, which was the exact aesthetic we were aiming for when hiring a photographer. She truly captures the essence and beauty of your special day and doesn't skip a single detail! We felt very comfortable shooting with her from the first minute we met and trusted her judgement and recommendations along the way. Hands down, she was the best vendor we could have chosen for our big day and we look forward to having Kaytee shoot our future special moments."
-Adam & Amanda June 7, 2014
"We loved working with Kaytee Lauren! We could not have found a more fun, professional, and passionate photographer! She was always on time and extremely flexible working with our schedules. Our first attempt at a sunset engagement shoot got rained on and she was willing to shift gears and get up for a sunrise shoot the very next morning if we had wanted. To top it off we always got our pictures back so quickly! Kaytee goes above and beyond to find what specific photos and styles you are looking for, include all significant heirloom items, and even remembers which people are most important to capture on your big day. Kaytee is so good at making you feel yourself while she works her magic that you forget she’s always there capturing your best moments."
-Alee & Jesse August 8, 2014
"We used Kaytee for our engagement and wedding photos and both my husband and I agree that this was one of the best decisions we made in wedding planning! Kaytee could be charging double (...or triple) what she is currently for the value that she provides. Her photos are BEYOND beautiful and she has an incredible way with using natural light and finding unique places to shoot. She had a lot to handle on our wedding day with me being held up in traffic and arriving to the venue late, not to mention a large, boisterous bridal party - but her professionalism never waivered and she made time to get every gorgeous shot that I wanted and much, much more. I loved that Kaytee offered full-day wedding coverage. Whereas some photographers will say they will only shoot X amount of hours, Kaytee made herself available all day, from getting ready photos til the sparkler exit ending. I would recommend her to any couple!"
-Alisha & Bryon September 28, 2014
"Hiring Kaytee as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. I stumbled upon her work while researching photographers in the Virginia/North Carolina area, and instantly fell in love with her style, her use of natural light and ability to capture so much emotion in all of her images. She is a truly gifted photographer and was extremely easy to work with. From the initial Q&A phone call, she was so helpful in answering all my questions, and always quick with her email correspondence. Kaytee's attention to detail and her love for photography is evident in every photo she takes. She made us feel so comfortable and captured every important detail and moment of our wedding day perfectly. The images are gorgeous, and we are so grateful to have had her be a part of our wedding. We look forward to working with Kaytee in the future."
-Jeannie & PJ October 25, 2014
"We interviewed a lot of photographers, but Kaytee Lauren’s ridiculous work ethic and stunning portfolio won us over. She captured every moment, running around and changing lenses in a flash of a second. In an extremely short time frame, she laid out a beautifully planned schedule and shot list, putting our minds at ease. As a video producer, I am not usually at ease in front of the camera, but she made the process easy! My brothers, who are more elusive to capture on film than Sasquatch, were even game for her suggestions during the family portrait sessions. Everyone was so impressed with her all day. You truly feel you are relying on a trusted friend with Kaytee. A trusted friend with a really good eye."
-Heather & Michael May 9, 2015
"Kaytee did our engagement and wedding photography. She was chill and relaxed while still being on top of everything and without missing a shot. She is a good listener with a good memory. She paid attention to specific requests and didn't need to be asked twice. She is very real, down to earth, and funny while still being professional. She was commanding and made sure she got enough photos without being bossy or overbearing. She is thorough in her questions and makes sure she understands what you want and what you're comfortable with. She was always on time and she dressed appropriately for the wedding. She captured every important moment and every adorable detail while seamlessly blending into the wedding day. She is always responsive and upbeat! It was such a pleasure to work with her and I'd choose her again in a heartbeat! We love Kaytee and hope our paths cross again!"
-Christine & Joel May 30, 2015
"Kaytee is the best! I worked with her for my engagement and wedding photos are the are SO gorgeous. Magazines have even taken interest in our wedding due to her pictures. Seriously, look no further for your wedding photographer, you won't regret it!"
-Brooke & John September 5, 2015
"Kaytee is phenomenal. I say it in those simple terms because I cannot say enough to reflect how highly I would recommend her photography. I knew going into my wedding planning that the photography was the most important on my list of vendors. From start to finish Kaytee was always in touch, and was so passionate in telling our story through her photography. I had this vision of clean images with a romantic thread running throughout. Kaytee far exceeded my expectations. She helped me to organize my thoughts and we even used the timeline she made for us for the wedding. I think my favorite part about working with Kaytee was the feeling of finding a friend in her while still having the professional structure we all crave when budgeting for a wedding. Kaytee Lauren Photography is well worth the investment, and each time I reminisce while looking at my wedding pictures I feel like I am back in each moment she captured. Thank you so much, Kaytee! Justin and I are so in love with our story as you captured it from our engagement photos to our wedding day photos."
-Justin & Cheryl October 17, 2015
"Kaytee is obviously super talented, but she's also a fantastic person to have on your side before, during, and after your wedding. She is extremely organized and detailed. For example, before the wedding, she worked with us to organize and schedule a photo "line up" for our family/bridal party pictures. We moved thru everything so efficiently, and we were able to get to our wedding and hit the dance floor. If you're looking for a photographer who will capture every candid, fun, enduring, hilarious and special moment, you have to choose Kaytee. She knows what looks good, but also the moments that mean the most years down the road. She made us feel at ease and comfortable. Looking back at our wedding pictures is like reliving our special day. We are SO glad we chose Kaytee as our photographer!"
-Stephanie & Nick October 24, 2015
"I could not have asked for a better engagement and wedding photographer. I stumbled upon Kaytee’s images while browsing Virginia photographers on Pinterest. I was instantly amazed by her use of natural light and ability to capture so much emotion in her photography. From the very beginning, Kaytee was quick to respond to emails, showed an incredible attention to detail, and was so enthusiastic about capturing our story. Shooting our Greek Orthodox wedding was no easy task, but Kaytee captured our ceremony and entire wedding day so perfectly—each image is so gorgeous and meaningful. I knew Kaytee was an amazing photographer, but our wedding photos far exceeded my expectations. Every time I look at them, I feel so much of the joy from that day! My husband and I are incredibly fortunate to be able to look back on these images for years to come. We hope to stay connected with Kaytee in the future!"
-Aphrodite & Daniel November 1, 2015
"We knew Kaytee was who we'd been looking for as soon as we spoke to her. Kaytee is friendly and thorough. She really wants to know her couple. She was always available for questions, and she was easy to contact. Our engagement session was great, and our wedding was perfect. Kaytee made sure to get every shot we requested, plus TONS of priceless candids! She was fast, professional, and discreet. I will recommend Kaytee to anyone looking for a wedding photographer!"
Stefanie & Mathian | January 16, 2016
"If you don't have a photographer yet, Kaytee is amazing. The photos from our daughter's wedding are spectacular. She captured everything. Look no further. Go with Kaytee."
Scot Jones | Krystin & Tim March 26, 2016
"Kaytee made my wedding and the days leading up to it the most amazing experience. The first call I had with her when she learned about my story was so fun. She was intentional in getting all of the details. I had recently moved from where she normally shoots, and she came all the way to Washington to shoot my engagement photos. She followed up in a timely manner in everything. She made me feel relaxed and beautiful on my wedding day. Kaytee has the best creative eye. I told her the style that I wanted and she made it come to life even better than I expected. I would and I do recommend Kaytee to everyone I know. I loved working with her!"
Cassy & Jeremy | April 2, 2016
"As I planned my wedding, I knew that finding a photographer that complemented the style of both my fiance and I would be hard but extremely important. I am so glad that I found Kaytee- from the moment I met her, she impressed me with her attention to detail and artistic vibe. She was so easy to communicate with and gave me helpful feedback on details that I would have bypassed along the way. On our wedding day, she put us at ease while we were getting ready (at the same time she was so skillfully photographing every detail.) I was thankful for her as she guided us effortlessly through our portrait shots and also made sure that all of the family shots went according to plan. Throughout the day and into the night, Kaytee took photos that we planned while also finding opportune moments for the more natural, informal shots. Some of those photos-the unplanned ones guided by her creative eye- stood out as our favorite images of the entire day! As I now look through the photos, I am completely dazzled and in awe of the entire collection...they take my breath away. I am beyond grateful for Kaytee and the beautiful ways that she captured our day through photos that we will admire forever. I could not recommend her more and look forward to working with her again in the future!"
Sara & Judson September 24, 2016
"We had an amazing experience working with Kaytee for our wedding and engagement photography, and we highly recommend her. The photographer was the one thing I truly cared about when wedding planning. I wanted someone who matched my aesthetic (I didn't want the cookie cutter wedding photos), was extremely professional and competent, and was within our reasonable budget (I was shocked when I started seeing how much photography can run!). Stumbling upon Kaytee was the best thing that ever happened to our wedding. First, she is incredibly professional while still remaining relaxed and fun to work with. We were both nervous about photos (generally feeling unsure and awkward about what to expect), but just five minutes into our engagement session, I knew we had made the right choice! Beyond this, her style is on point. Just look at her website (Seriously, go, now. You will be impressed)-- her photos are beautiful... moody and romantic. She has an amazing eye for using light and capturing candid moments. On our wedding day, I was bummed to wake up to pouring rain, but Kaytee used the light that day to make our photos some of the most beautiful wedding photos I have ever seen. I will cherish them forever, and I feel incredibly grateful to have met Kaytee."
Anne & Ryan October 8, 2016