"I wish the word perfection wasn't such an understated word to describe how truly amazing Katie Brock is as a photographer. From the first time you meet her you can tell that not only are you going to be taken care of but you're in the hands of somebody that will end up being your friend. She is a photographer that doesn't just take pictures, she captures moments; truly beautiful breathtaking, forever cherished, moments. Our engagement photos and wedding photos are truly the definition of the way that we felt on the day the pictures were taken. Her style is so romantic and timeless your photos will remind you of those that you only see in magazines. She has the true eye of an artist that can pause a moment in time forever. The name "holding life still" is the perfect name for the beauty that she captures in life from behind her lense!"
"Katie and her second shooter (actually her husband - so much fun!) were so great to work with for our wedding. She is a complete professional and truly loves her job. She even went beyond her photographer duties and stepped in to help with small things that went wrong during the day. You can tell she absolutely wants you to have a beautiful wedding day and is willing to go above and beyond to give you that. Our pictures from both our engagement shoot and our wedding are fantastic and gorgeous. She does such an amazing job capturing images beyond the typical standard wedding pictures. That was definitely one of the things that drew us to her. We were looking for a photographer who would truly capture the day, not just go through the motions. They absolutely did and we have so many beautiful pictures to choose from! The other thing that I have to commend them on is their ability to maintain control. We had such a large wedding party, including 6 kids. The fact that they were able to give us fabulous group pictures with that many individuals to manage speaks volumes by itself. We are so thrilled we were able to book Holding Life Still Photography for our wedding and I am sure you will be as well."
"I knew instantly Katie would be a good fit for my vision in terms of photography style by browsing through her portfolio...what I didn't expect was how friendly, easy-going, professional, prompt, and fun she would be during our engagement shoot and especially throughout our wedding day. She went beyond our expectations to perfect the scene on our seemingly dreary wedding day, performing off-duty tasks with the florist and family! She made my husband (who is incredibly awkward when a camera is in sight) and I feel comfortable and caught some great candid photos. Worth every effort, every penny, and every picture. Thanks to Katie, her husband, her big dog, and her photog partner! We love you!"
"Katie photographed two of my daughter's weddings. The pictures for both events were wonderful. Besides her tremendous creativity and lovely photographs, Katie is easy to work with and flexible with her time. Katie's experience has taught her how to work with brides during some stressful situations. She gets the needed shots efficiently and creatively, but without being pushy or intrusive. I would recommend this photographer without reservation and so would both of my daughters that she worked with."
"Choosing Katie Brock as our wedding photographer was the best (and easiest) decision I made in anticipation of our big day. After our initial phone conversation and in-person meeting, I was sold! However, Katie encouraged me to keep an appointment with another photographer before making my decision –I did meet with the other photographer, but called Katie the next day to officially book her for our wedding; truthfully, no one compares to Katie. She makes you feel special and doesn’t hesitate to give you advice and ideas. She’s a talented professional whom you can trust. Getting in touch with her is a breeze! She replies quickly and doesn’t leave any question unanswered. A couple of weeks before our wedding, I wrote her an email detailing a timeline of our day and everything I wanted her to capture. The length of my email was daunting, but she replied quickly, addressing every detail I mentioned, ensuring that she understood and giving me some additional tips. Katie is flexible and accommodating –she does exactly what you ask for and her pricing is very reasonable. She understands that every bride is different and appreciates the hard work that you put into your day (capturing ALL of the details). I’m a very private person, and Katie remained sensitive to this throughout the entire process. She took great care in selecting the pictures that she posted publicly on her site, and was sensitive to my requests. Katie puts you at ease so that you can truly enjoy your day. I never once worried that she wouldn’t deliver. She arrived early to capture several detail pictures of our handmade decorations, paid close attention to getting the shots we wanted, completed our family pictures in no time and even carried around my chap stick for me throughout our photo shoot so that I could reapply. :) She does it all! She brought a backup photographer who also did an exceptional job –they’re a great team!"
"Katie was absolutely fantastic! She is incredibly talented and her photos are breathtaking. She is also great to work with- she gets to know the couple personally so that she can individualize their sessions. For our engagement shoot, she challenged us to think creatively about what we wanted our photos to represent, and she did a great job of capturing our relationship. We kept in contact before the wedding and she always demonstrated that she was organized and in complete control of her responsibilities. About a week before the wedding, she personally reached out to me to ask how I was doing and if there was anything I needed from her before the big day. I really appreciated this gesture- it showed her commitment and thoughtfulness. On our wedding day, she was just what we (and I especially!) needed! I was very impressed with how she handled every part of the day-from joining us in the Bridal Suite and laughing along with us while we got ready (also while taking gorgeous pictures!) to professionally directing our bridal party (a daunting task!) during pictures. She captured every moment beautifully, so well in fact that I felt like I was able to relive it and experience parts of the wedding I didn't see that day. Katie also amazed me with how well she fit right in at our wedding. At no point in time did I feel distracted by a camera or a flash. Overall, Katie was exactly what we were looking for in a photographer. I rightfully trusted her every step of the way and she still left me breathless!! Katie, thanks for everything! You have no idea how much your help and beautiful talent helped to make our day so special. Please keep an open slot 5 or so years from now for taking family pictures of us one day!! :)"
"I had never met Katie before my event (due to living out of state). I took a leap of faith based on the photos she did for a friend and on her website. I am still speechless after 3 years - at her ability to capture my wedding day, my love and the love my friends and family have for my husband and I. She was able to capture those moments I deemed most precious - but the true surprise was in her ability to capture the moments even I "missed" on my wedding day. My photos are my treasure. And as a result I will continue to count on Katie for all of my most important moments in the future - thank YOU Katie and Holding Life Still Photography!"