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Our Wedding Photographer | Caitlin Miller Photography Review

Our Wedding Photographer | Caitlin Miller Photography Review

Before we even chose a date for our wedding, we knew that we wanted our friend Caitlin Miller to photograph our big day. We knew that we wanted someone reliable and down to earth, and she fit the bill perfectly. We contacted her soon after our engagement and put down a deposit to reserve our date. Leading up to the wedding, Caitlin chatted with us several times, asking us lots of questions in order to get a good feel for the way we envisioned our wedding. She worked out a timeline with us, gave us suggestions, and she eased some of our anxiety with her extensive know-how. Although we’ve known each other since the 8th grade, Caitlin was completely professional when it came to photographing our wedding. She knew how important it was to us that she capture our big day perfectly, and she carried herself incredibly well.

Now that our wedding is over, and we have had a chance to go over all of our photos several times, I must say that we are even more impressed with Caitlin than before. Our photos came out better than we could have imagined. We will certainly cherish them for years to come. I’ve already printed a bunch of them for a gallery wall in our apartment, and I’ve framed some and given them to family. Each one is beautiful, and reminds me of the intense joy Josh and I felt on our big day.

Below you’ll find the glowing review I left for Caitlin on her website! Trust me, if you need a photographer in the New York, New Jersey, Vermont, or Connecticut area, give Caitlin a shout. You’ll be happy you did!                                                

Caitlin Miller Photography Review | Lifestyles of the Poor and Vegan | www.poorandvegan.com


There are so many wonderful things to be said about Caitlin Miller and her work. I’ve known for a long time how kind, funny, down to earth, and reliable Caitlin is – That’s part of the reason I wanted her to photograph our wedding! When Josh and I were newly engaged, we started looking at Caitlin’s website and checking out her work at bridal shows. It was undeniable that her work stood out from the rest. Her images are crisp, clean, romantic, and artful. After seeing so many of her lovely photographs, and reading all of her glowing reviews, we knew that Caitlin was the one we needed to capture our big day.

Prior to the wedding, Caitlin kept in excellent contact with us, asking us questions about details we hadn’t even thought of yet. It was clear that she knew what she was doing. Any time we emailed her with questions, she replied rapidly. In the midst of our wedding planning chaos, that was greatly appreciated.

On the day of our wedding, Caitlin was an absolute blessing. I don’t know what we would have done without her. She showed up right on time with an upbeat, positive attitude and a smile on her face. She got to work immediately, snapping candid photos that I didn’t even realize she was taking. (Many of which have quickly become our favorites.) When we needed guidance, Caitlin was right there with tips, tricks, and advice.

Caitlin is a true master of her art. She remained completely calm, cool, and collected while wrangling us and our families for photos, traveling between our venue and our desired photo locations, and helping us navigate the events of the day without stress. Somehow, between all of the running around and helping us out with things likely outside of her job description, she managed to capture absolutely stunning photographs that made us cry (happy tears!!!) when we saw them. Caitlin did far more for us than I ever could have expected, and we are eternally grateful. She was a lifesaver, and the photos she captured for us will be treasured for years to come. Caitlin is more than an excellent photographer. She is a true professional, an anchor in the wild sea of wedding day chaos, and a woman that anyone would be lucky to have working on their side.

Favorite Moment:

One of our (many) favorite moments with Caitlin was when she helped me (the bride!) climb up into a tree at Crandall Park. My maid of honor, Katherine, mentioned that it might be a cool shot, and Caitlin, without hesitation, said, “We can definitely do that!” and got right to work. She helped my groom and maid of honor lift me into the tree, situated my dress and flowers, and got to work snapping photos. I’m sure it was a hilarious sight to see, but Caitlin didn’t even bat an eye. She was so open to doing what WE wanted, and it really meant a lot to us.

Another favorite moment  (because how could I choose?!) was when Caitlin climbed halfway up into a moving bouncy castle to capture the entire bridal party bouncing around like maniacs. Between the tiny, netted entryway, her giant camera, and the wildly bouncing structure, it was a hilarious, true show of her down-to-earth attitude, as she put herself right in the middle of the action to capture some of our absolute favorite photos. She truly is unmatched in her dedication to pleasing her clients.

(You really are the best of the best, Caitlin! We are so happy you could be a part of our big day! Thanks for everything!)


Our Wedding Cake | Healthy Living Bakery Review

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