I would describe my photography style as timeless, fun, romantic, and happy, and I would describe my editing style as light & airy with warmth & vibrancy mixed throughout as well. I am constantly inspired by soft neutral color palettes, as well as by the gorgeous tropical scenery found here on Maui. I am always looking for beautiful and flattering light to photograph my couples in, and I strive to create natural looking images that don’t appear too stiff or forced. My goal at every wedding is to encourage my couples to relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera, to help ensure that I bring out the most genuine expressions on their wedding day. I give plenty of guidance and direction to achieve the ideal amount of both natural and posed photos, while also capturing candid moments as they occur throughout the day as well. I am laid back and easy to work with, but also very detail-oriented and assertive, and I love becoming friends with all of my wonderful and sweet clients :)
Yes! I graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Studio Art (photography), and also a minor in Business Entrepreneurship.
I mainly shoot digitally with a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR camera (and have a back-up camera as well), but I have also started incorporating medium format film into most of my weddings, and use a Pentax 645N for all film shooting. Depending on your wedding day timeline and/or your personal preference, I will supplement with more or less film.
I started photographing weddings in California back in 2005, and have had the privilege of photographing around 250 weddings since the beginning of my career. Because of all of the various types of weddings and locations that I’ve had the pleasure of shooting at, I am very comfortable shooting in any weather and lighting condition.
All Wedding Collections include: Caitlin Cathey as the lead photographer on your wedding day, professionally edited high-resolution images, a private online viewing gallery for you to view & download all of your images and share with family & friends, and guidance with your wedding day timeline, location, and vendors if needed. Please feel free to contact me to receive additional detailed pricing information :)
My turnaround time for full finished wedding galleries is typically 4-8 weeks (i.e. around 4 weeks for 3 hour weddings and 8 weeks for 8 hour weddings, etc.), but I deliver 5 Sneak Peek images within a few days from the wedding date :) Additional Sneak Peeks are available to be purchased at a specified cost.
I deliver at least 75 images per hour of shooting, so if you’ve booked 5 hours of photography coverage, then you can expect to receive at least 375 professionally edited high-resolution images, and I include some black & white copies as well. With that being said, I don’t hold back any great images, so most clients receive over the minimum amount of images promised.
Yes! A second photographer is included in all Wedding Collections with 6 or more hours of coverage.
My schedule usually books up about 2-3 months in advance (and sometimes further out during more popular months), so I highly recommend booking as soon as you can, in order to secure my availability for your special day.
After receiving confirmation that you would like to move forward with booking my services for your wedding, I send you a short questionnaire to fill out, and at that point I put together your wedding photography contract and invoice. Once I receive both your signed wedding photography contract and 50% retainer payment, then you’re all set and officially booked on my calendar! After booking, I send you any vendor recommendations that you’re in need of and am happy to help with anything else that you may need during your wedding planning process! :)