based on the Gulf Coast of Alabama + Florida— adventuring worldwide to meet couples where their hearts lie.

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Osmena Peak, Cebu, Philippines, Adventurous Honeymoon Photography Shoot, by traveling wedding and elopement photographer Katie Bertagnolli
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The best experience & investment

Katie is your girl if you want images that tell you a story, YOUR story. She doesn’t settle for the stiff and awkward poses your last photographer made you do. In fact, it won’t even feel like a typical photo shoot. She gives you an experience. And that right there guys, is a game changer!! From crashing into each others arms and laughing hysterically to slowing down and answering questions as to why you love the person you’re in front of. She will bring the emotion out of ya, for sure. And, isn’t that what we truly want to show our grandkids one day? The photographs that speak 1000 words? I know I did and I will cherish not only the images displayed on my walls but also the wonderful experience she gave my husband and I. Her vision, her creativity, and her time to get to know who is behind her lens is what separates Katie from the next photographer. Choose wisely.
Courtney + Tyler



Katie did our engagement photos in Iceland and we could not have asked for a better experience! She made everything so easy and relaxing. By the end of the day we felt we had been friends with Katie and Stephen (her husband) forever! If you’re looking for a memorable experience with extremely high quality photos, Katie is the photographer for you! I could not recommend her enough ❤️
Claire + Matt


one in a million

Katie is an absolutely incredible photographer. Anyone can grab a nice camera and make something look nice, but it’s very rare to find someone like her. She’s more than just paying for a photographer. Not only does she have the eye to capture the most breathtaking moments, she has a way of making everyone involved feel completely 100% comfortable while doing it. When I got the photos back of me and my husband, I was able to actually feel the emotions I feel when I’m with him. I’m not sure how a human is able to capture that emotion through a photo, but Katie does it, every single time. Also, her editing is so rare to find as well. The colors make the moments feel warm and lovely!! I would recommend this angel to anyone at anytime with full confidence that she will give you EXACTLY what you’re looking for!!!
Maria + Jordan


captures the sweetest moments!

Katie is a truly remarkable photographer who is able to not only capture those sweet in-between moments, but also make you feel comfortable enough to be yourself in front of the camera. I can't wait for her to come through the SW again so she can photograph my family. Also, I love that she is down for an adventure!! We had our elopement shoot on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon at sunset!! Wherever you get married - she will hike or bike to get to a stunning location. My husband doesn't love photos but she made us both feel comfortable and relaxed so our true personalities shined through. Book her!! You will have beautiful memories to last a lifetime.
Amy + Brandon


Quit looking through photographers and just pick Katie

Katie and her team were the absolute best with making us feel comfortable during all of our pictures. I really appreciated that component as I can often feel awkward taking planned pictures like that. We loved the work that she was able to create. She has wonderful ideas and is very creative with her photography. She is not afraid to think outside of the box or even ask for your input as the customer. She is super friendly and makes you feel like her long lost best friend! I would recommend her 10 out of 10 times!
Danielle + Michael


Best Photographer to Hire!

Not only is Katie the best photographer but she is such a sweet and amazing person to help on your best day! It was such a blessing to have her photograph our wedding. I truly love all of the photos! Its so amazing to be able to relive one of our best days because she was able to capture so much that I wasn't around for. She went over and beyond. I can't thank her enough for out doing herself! Not only did we get amazing pictures for both our engagement shoot and our wedding but we ended up with a new friend. She has such an eye for capturing the most stunning pictures that I thought I would look crazy in but I had complete faith in her and they turned out perfect. And a huge thank you for getting our pictures back to us so fast! I wasn't expecting them that fast! Do yourself a favor and hire her! She makes you feel like you have known her forever and makes a wonderful experience being in front of a camera.
Sara + Dillan


Wish everyone would have this experience

Katie is simply incredible. Her eye is amazing, she captured us in our 'natural state' and every single picture feels like a moment and not a pose. If I lived closer I would make sure everyone I knew used her. The most common comment I get from friends and family is 'these are the most beautiful photographs I've ever seen'. Book with her, you'll never regret how she captures YOU and US and not those people in that typical wedding pose. Evidence of her natural talent and true gift.
Hailey + Josh


made us feel at ease right away

To say that Katie is amazing is a complete understatement. We had her shoot our engagement photos AND wedding. We couldn't have picked a better, more talented person to capture our special moments. She has an innate gift of capturing the emotions of people on camera. My wife and I had never worked with a professional photographer before. Katie made us feel at ease right away, like we had known each other for years! If you have a special occasion and are looking for someone to capture your special moments, do yourself a favor and work with Katie!! You will be beyond happy with her work!
Melissa + Jillian


worth every single penny!

Katie was absolutely AMAZING! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a photoghaper- wedding, engagement, travel, or just for fun! From the time I talked to her on the phone through the whole process and day of the wedding. I had a very laid back wedding that didn't follow a traditional day of timeline but she helped me to figure out how to make everything work! My favorite part was doing our first look photos at a different location the day before our wedding! It was so fun to spend time with her, her sweet husband and my husband and take pictures and talk and not feel rushed before the craziness of the wedding day! Day of the wedding she was amazing. So laid back and you could tell she had a vision with her pictures! I have received so many compliments about my pictures and I can't believe how amazing they turned out. They captured our love, our families and our special day. I wish I could have her take pictures of every life event! Her prices are VERY reasonable and worth every single penny!
Kim + Chuck


dream to work with!

Katie makes you feel so warm and welcome, and truly like you've known her for your whole life. I have fallen in love with our photos every single time I look at them. She never makes you feel awkward. She is amazing at keeping the momentum going and capturing the purest of love! She has also taught me so much as a mentor with my new found photog hobby. She is always learning herself, and is always sharing her creativity with others. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this girl right here!
Coley + Stephen