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Kathleen Schwartz Photography
Kathleen Schwartz Photography

Kathleen Schwartz Photography

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Introduction: Congratulations on your engagement! I'm a wedding photographer in Los Altos and I would love to be considered for your wedding. Please take a look at my wedding portfolio -- kathleenschwartz dot com -- and let me know if you'd like to meet up to talk further. My wedding packages range from $1800 to $3500; all options include custom coverage and all of your fully-edited, high-resolution images, with full print rights and an online gallery. All images are individually edited and professionally retouched. I also offer engagement sessions, engagement guestbooks for signing, the option of adding a second photographer to your coverage, and beautiful leatherbound 12x12 wedding albums. I offer engagement packages for $400 for my wedding clients, and $650 for stand-alone engagement packages. These sessions can be up toe 3 hours and include unlimited location and outfit changes. I also offer albums and books (they make beautiful guestbooks!), as well as the standard high-resolution image gallery, fully edited and retouched. I would love to get together to show you my photo albums and talk more about your wedding! We can talk via phone or Skype, or get together at a local cafe to look through my books and prints. Just let me know if you'd like to talk more! Why me? I have a knack for seeing behind the scenes, for being able to show you not only the big moments and meaningful rituals and traditions that a wedding day brings, but also all the little moments that are happening around you at the same time, that you would otherwise never get to see. I was trained in film photography as an undergrad at Stanford, and have been shooting all over the world for over ten years. Every wedding is new! Sparkling brides; overexcited children; gorgeous details and bright flowers and old family heirlooms and traditions and rituals... those stolen moments that happen behind the scenes, brimming with emotion and history... marriages and families never get old. Every wedding "begins the world anew."
Overview

Hired 45 times

Background checked

1 employee

14 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app

Social media

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Top pro status

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Jan - Jun

Featured Projects
  • Golden foothills, ranch wedding, outdoor ceremony and reception

    Approx. $2200

  • Redwood forest, rustic, outdoor ceremony, outdoor reception

    Approx. $2800

Photos and Videos

30 photos

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Great 4.7

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Nicole Q.

Wedding Photography

Kathleen did our engagement photos and we loved working with her. She was very chill and easy to talk to and work with. We had a lot of fun and the end result was wonderful! I love our photos, I can't stop looking at them. We can't wait for her to be part of our wedding day. :)
Nov 16, 2017
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Lydia H.

Wedding Photography

Kathleen went above and beyond photographing our wedding! She is so energetic and up for anything, and it really shows in her photos! She met us girls at the hotel for getting-ready pictures and captured magnificent posed and candid photographs throughout the ceremony and reception. Any time I looked around during the reception, there was Kathleen or her assistant snapping candid photos of me or my guests. Kathleen even volunteered to come take more photos at our after party at the local bar! We were shocked when a week after our wedding, Kathleen sent us links to the final 1300 edited images! The included engagement photo session really helped us to be confident in Kathleen's ability and style and she got a feel for who we were. I highly recommend Kathleen to anyone looking for a wedding photographer - she will not disappoint! I look forward to using Kathleen for family photos in the future!
Jul 22, 2015
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Elizabeth A.

Wedding Photography

Kathleen was absolutely AMAZING!! She has a calming presence that made me feel at eaze on my wedding day. She was so helpful and easy going. The turnaround time on my wedding photos was also very quick, while we were waiting she provided little sneak peaks of some her her favorite shots. This was nice so we could share some photos with family and friends. She caught so many special moments. The quality and composition of her photos is exceptional. I highly recommend Kathleen and hope to work with her again on other photoshoots in the future. Thank you so much Kathleen it was SUCH a pleasure working with you!!!
Dec 16, 2017
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Theresa H.

Wedding Photography

Kathleen was absolutely wonderful to work with, and she provided us with tons of amazing photos at a much less expensive price than most of her competitors. She made us feel at ease throughout the whole process, and she captured our day beautifully. We had a long list of specific photos we wanted to make sure to capture, and she made sure to get all of them. She had our more than a thousand gorgeous photos available to us in less than three weeks after our wedding day. We are SO glad we chose Kathleen to photograph our wedding!
Aug 26, 2017
Kristina A.

Wedding Photography

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Kathleen! She's an amazing photographer. She captured our special day so amazingly, there are just no words. She's so kind and really know's how to work the camera :). I love our photos so much, cannot wait to blow them up into large portraits! Highly recommend her. You won't be disappointed. Thank you so much, Kathleen!
Aug 5, 2017
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    2019 WEDDING PRICING GUIDE ----- Package 1: $1800 4 hours of photographic coverage 500-600+ high-res images professional editing online gallery print release ----- Package 2: $2200 6 hours of photographic coverage 700-800+ high-res images professional editing online gallery print release ----- Package 3: $2800 7-8 hours of photographic coverage 900-1100+ high-res images professional editing online gallery print release heirloom leather-bound 12x12 wedding album book custom slideshow ----- Package 4: $3500 two photographers 9-10 hours of photographic coverage 1000+ high-res images professional editing online gallery print release heirloom leather-bound 12x12 wedding album book custom slideshow ----- Add-on items (any package): Engagement session: $350 Second photographer: $350 Wedding album book: $350

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Completely flexible! I love to get together at a coffee shop, so that you can peruse and touch a few different wedding albums and we can chat about your wedding. I'm also happy to have a Skype call, a phone call, or text/email about your wedding photography desires and plans! Whatever makes things easiest for you.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    In the last 5 years, I've been fortunate enough to be able to concentrate on my favorite type of photography -- weddings! I've been very lucky, and shoot weddings exclusively now.

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