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I connect with rad humans to tell their stories with bold + intimate photographs

I’M KATELYN
LEADER OF THE HAZEL CLUB + YOUR FAV PHOTOGRAPHER

I want to find the magic in your life and CAPTURE YOU being fully present in your moments as they

MY MISSION FOR YOUR WEDDING and life beyond IS THIS:

Unfold

I've been in the wedding industry for around 7 years now, and I've seen a lot of weddings. but it's still so wildly cool and such a huge honor to be involved in something so important and intimate- that feeling is never going to wear off for me.

I’m inspired by paintings, poetry and stories, and I want to make photographs that feel like all of those things. My goal is always to capture honest and emotional photos that really feel like you + your love (with some editorial vibes thrown in to turn these into cool art that you'll LOVE!)

2021 PHOTO GOALS

IF ANY OF THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU
LET’S MAKE MAGIC!

A shoot in Europe
An art gallery wedding
A wedding on the beach in California
A cool city shoot in Chicago
In-home sessions for the introverts!
A shoot in Harry Potter World or Epcot (why not both?!)

MAGIC TAKES A HEART AND A GOOD STORY

I never realized wedding photography was my dream. when I fell into it when I was 20, I knew I loved photography- but had never really shot people before, only landscapes. I was in college and found a part time job assisting a local wedding photographer and from the very first wedding I worked with her I was absolutely hooked. getting to connect with cool couples who become friends- and then turning your best day into beautiful photographs and celebrating your love with your favorite people- it's all amazing and such a fun rush of adrenaline and emotions and creativity. 

I don’t like to put myself in a box with the traditional ‘light & airy’ or ‘dark & moody’ style descriptions. I value consistency, but also want to give each session the attention that it deserves- your wedding is about you, and it isn't going to look like anyone else's.

I don't shoot weddings for the goal of getting a perfectly curated Instagram feed of photographs that all look the same.

Also - love is love! There is no discrimination or hate in this club!

The candid raw and emotional moments

I value the moments...

Let’s do this!

Let yourself be vulnerable and open and honest.

CONNECTION

The strength to believe that there is always, always a light at the end of the tunnel. 

HOPE

A divine cocktail of bravery and freedom and expression- everyone is creative in some way.

CREATIVITY

This is your 'one wild and precious life'....and you have the freedom to make it whatever you want it to be.

FREEDOM

Take risks. be courageous enough to live the life you want to live. 

BRAVERY

   Always You
   I do Now and forever and ever...
You are my everything and unending. I love you You and me taking o the world. You are mine 

OLIVIA + MICHAEL

Katelyn is an absolutely amazing wedding photographer. She captures every moment, detail, and person with grace and beauty. Her images are full of light and emotion. I was so impressed with the gallery she gave us! On the day of, she was helpful, professional, and fun. Her creative direction and poise made it so that on the day of our wedding, I didn't worry about the photography one bit- I was able to completely trust Katelyn to get the photos I dreamed of. We will treasure these photos forever. 

Kaylea + Aaron

Katelyn is amazing! She's helpful with suggesting poses and is there to help you laugh. We clicked at our first meet up and I knew I wanted to work with her. She did our engagement shoot and wedding, and everyone has told me the pictures look amazing. I highly recommend The Hazel Club!

Kasey + Steve

I stumbled upon The Hazel Club through a referral from another photog who was unavailable on my wedding date, and I am BEYOND grateful that I did! From initial contact, working with Katelyn felt like chatting with an old friend. On top of all this, her pricing was incredible and the value we received was unreal. I can't recommend Katelyn and The Hazel Club highly enough!

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