I’m a Boston wedding photographer with a photojournalistic approach. My style is fresh, modern, and emotional, with a little bit of goofball thrown in. My specialties? Decisive moments, big hugs, dramatic backgrounds, sideways glances, goofy expressions and raw emotion.
I’m English. I smile a lot. I have the wrinkles to prove it, and I’d never dream of Photoshopping them out. They are evidence of a life well lived. I have a science nerd/wonder-cook hubby called Josh, and a very boring but practical car that keeps me and my gear safe as I zoom around New England photographing people in love. We live in JP with our two big, messy, drooly, hairy, utterly lovable black labs, and an unfortunate mountain of dog hair that two Roombas and a Dyson can’t seem to handle. When the sun’s shining and I have a weekend off, you’ll find me bobbing around Naragansett Bay on the sailboat that we might someday call “home”. I’m both practical and a dreamer.
I used to photograph all kinds of things, but I’ve realized that I find stuff and things a bit boring. What I find utterly fascinating and completely addictive is observing couples, families, and figuring out what makes them tick. I’ve also discovered that while you may want to be a passive observer as a photographer, your personality is imprinted on every photo you take; I feel incredibly lucky to have so much warmth and love reflected back in my photos.
I’m drawn to joyful souls who love with reckless abandon and want to remember feelings more than details. If that sounds like you, please get in touch; I’m excited to hear from you!
20 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
1 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Kate McElwee as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.