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About Me

Hi! I’m Kaitlyn - and it’s so nice to meet you!

I'm a big believer in living life out loud, and that love and laughter can cure just about anything (and that pancakes never hurt, either). When I'm not shooting, editing, or texting/emailing with my clients, you can find me finger painting with my toddler or binge-watching all the things with my partner. I'm a big nerd for learning and I definitely want to meet your dog.

 

I'm obsessed with getting to know each and every one of my clients on a personal level. I think your wedding day should scream YOU and, to do that, I have to get to know you. I want your wedding photos to be a real reflection of your relationship. I don't believe in one-size-fits-all wedding photography. I'm cool with throwing tradition to the wind, thinking outside the box, and making your day exactly what you've dreamed of. I believe that your wedding experience should be fun and beautiful and deliver timeless photos that let you relive the day. 

 

I'm also a full-service wedding professional. That means, rather than just giving you epic photos, I'm also here for you every step of the way. Whether you need a florist recommendation, emergency tissues, or someone to help you navigate all the feels on your big day - I'm your girl. I care about your wedding day as much as you do. Seriously.

If that sounds like your jam, let's chat

 

Lifestyle Journalism Wedding Portrait Family Baby Maternity Photographer Photography Photojournalism Visual Storyteller

Backstory

My journey into photography started in my high school darkroom. At 17, I knew that I wanted to be a photographer and, through it, that I wanted to meet people from all walks of life, tell their stories, and make change happen.

 

I went onto Ohio University to pursue it, where I fell in love with the Appalachian foothills, started documenting local communities, and received my degree in visual communication. After a brief foray into sports photography (go Browns!) I moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa and then onto the Pacific Northwest where I worked as a photojournalist. 

 

I spent those years exploring the mountains - documenting rodeos, hop farms, MMA groups, pageant shots, and everything in-between. I met so so many amazing people throughout my time there, but I started to get burnt out on the rougher side of journalism. I knew that I wanted more moments that I could hand over to my subjects. Moments that weren't happening because of a breaking news story, but were breaking news for the people in them. I started my photography business in 2016, and began focusing on weddings shortly afterwards.

 

Contact Me

 

kaitlyn@kaitlynbernauer.com

Tel: 216-538-0852

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