FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? WHAT EXACTLY DOES "LIFESTYLE IMAGERY" MEAN?
I have so many influences, it's hard to cover them all. I attended Syracuse University, graduating in 2001, to get my BFA degree in illustration. Afterwards, I began working as a photojournalist at several different newspapers and magazines. Both of these careers gave me a unique perspective - and tons of experience - in creating imagery that is unlike most photographers'. Shortly after, I began life as an associate photographer for my first wedding studio - followed by another - and then co-founded a Boston wedding studio in 2007. In 2015 I founded Kate Brindley Photography, with a continuing focus on event photography, but also serving the many families that I've been invited to work with over the years.
"Lifestyle imagery" is a way to describe my photography work. I'm not strictly a documentary photographer - we all need a little direction from time to time! - but I'm certainly not one for posing my couples and families to the point where it looks untrue to you.
DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO?
I do not. I'm primarily an on-location photographer, though I do have plenty of lovely locations at my home, which is in Derry. Many clients also enjoy having me come to their own homes, particularly for newborn sessions.
DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL?
This is really tough to say up-front; it entirely depends on your particular location and the driving distance from my home studio. Please feel free to get in touch with me to discuss your own shoot, and I'm happy to give you more information.
DO YOU EDIT ALL OF OUR PHOTOS?
I do. I find that a company that works with studios on editing their photos for them not only doesn't achieve the look that I have developed over time, but I take great pride in working with everyone's images on my own.
I'M SUPER AWKWARD IN PHOTOS, MY KIDS ARE TOUGH TO WRANGLE, MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER HATES HAVING THEIR PICTURE TAKEN. CAN YOU HELP?
Of course! I know a ton of tricks to warm everyone up. Plus, my philosophy is not to be super strict in terms of posing and making sure everyone's hair and/or smile is just so. I work in a very relaxed manner - because when people are having fun, that's when we get our best imagery. My sessions are more hang-out times, with a side of amazing photos.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?
This entirely depends on the kind of shoot you book, plus the amount of time we are together. I certainly don't restrict delivered photos to a certain number! If you have more questions on this, please feel free to get in touch.
DO YOU WORK WITH A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER AT WEDDINGS?
Again, this depends on the package you pick. Some have seconds included, some don't, and intimate events might not require them at all. But! You can always add one on when you're booking your event. Get in touch for more info.
DO YOU EVER HOST MINI SESSIONS?
Oh my word, of course. I love lifestyle and editorial family shoots, but sometimes that's just not in my clients' budget. So I make it a point to have several minis throughout the year - and they're all adorable and tons of fun. I'd love to have you.