As one of the area’s premiere engagement and wedding photographers, Kate Supa has been working with couples near and far for years. With this amount of experience and expertise, it only seemed natural to ask Kate for her personal insight, recommendations, and tips for newly engaged couples.
How would you describe your photography style?
Light and airy. I always try to shoot in the most flattering light possible because it makes everything look better. Your skin looks better and flaws are hidden. It’s amazing.
What’s your advice for brides or grooms who feel camera shy?
A lot of people think they look awkward. My whole job is to make you feel natural and comfortable in front of the camera. I don’t want you to feel like you’re posing. I talk to my couples the whole time I’m shooting. It’s a very interactive process. I promise it’s not going to be awkward.
Should couples always opt for an engagement shoot?
They’re a great way to get to know your wedding photographer, which helps take away some of the nerves on your wedding day.
What should a bride wear to an engagement shoot?
I always give all my brides an outfit guide that includes hair and makeup recommendations. Wear something that you can move in.
How far in advance should a bride book a photographer?
As soon as you book your venue, I would start looking for a photographer. A good rule of thumb is at least a year before the event.
What should brides keep in mind regarding day-of timelines?
Everyone always wants sunset pictures, but you need to start your ceremony two hours before sunset to get those pictures. It’s easier in the summer months, but people don’t always take that into consideration when it starts to get dark earlier.
What’s your turnaround time?
I try to get a sneak peek up in a blog post within a week and return the full gallery typically within about six weeks. Engagement sessions usually take about two weeks.
Kate specializes in natural, organic photoshoots that incorporate the unique story of the bride and groom. Is she your dream photographer? Find her entire portfolio at katesupa.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org