Hi there! I'm Katy.

I'm a wedding and portrait photographer currently based in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and I’m so happy you’re here.

In many ways, my story begins like many others driven by artistic passion...

Photography found me.

After the birth of my first baby boy, I picked up a camera to document his life. I couldn't get enough of him or of my new love I found in photography. In 2005, I took a leap of faith and launched my business, Katy Cook Photography and I've never looked back.

My Journey as a Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Being a wedding and portrait photographer is not just a job for me; it is a passion. Every day, I have the incredible privilege of diving into the world of relationships, love, and capturing memories that will last a lifetime. Through my lens, I witness the beauty and joy that comes with celebrating love, and I am constantly reminded of why I fell in love with this art form in the first place.

For me, photography is not just about capturing beautiful images; it's about telling a story. I believe that the true essence of any photograph lies in the emotions it evokes. As a wedding and portrait photographer, I emphasize relationships and love in every shot. Whether it's an engagement session, a wedding day, or a family portrait, I strive to capture the genuine connection between individuals and the love that binds them together.

Sharing Experiences and Travels

One of the aspects I cherish most about my work is the opportunity to travel and share experiences with my couples. Love knows no bounds, and I believe in capturing that love in different settings and places. From intimate elopements on pristine beaches to grand celebrations in historic cities, every location tells its own unique story. Traveling to these destinations allows me to witness and capture love in diverse settings while also creating cherished memories together with my clients.

Third Wheel Turned Friend for Day (or Life)

As a wedding and portrait photographer, I often find myself being more than just a vendor or a photographer. I become a third wheel, a friend, and a confidante. I am there to capture the incredible moments of a couple's special day, but I am also there to support them, to lend a helping hand, and to calm nerves. I believe in building a connection with my clients, getting to know their stories, and understanding their vision. Whether it's acting as a listening ear during a pre-wedding jitters or providing guidance for posing, I will be there to ensure that the day goes as smoothly as possible.

Katy Cook Photographer taking pictures in the studio
Katy Cook Photographer working at the Biltmore Estate
Katy Cook Photographer working in Charlotte, NC

I love what I do. My clients are more to me than a person in front of a camera. I'm privileged to photograph so many wonderful people and in the process, develop lasting relationships that last for years. Every couple has their own unique story, and I feel so lucky that I get to be a part of it. It truly is an honor to capture a memory for a mother or a fleeting moment for a bride.

I make it my goal as your wedding photographer to not only capture the day and all it's special moments, but, also to make it a fun and carefree experience.

Every photograph holds a story, a memory frozen in time. As a wedding and portrait photographer, I passionately believe that the love and joy expressed in these images can transcend time, allowing couples and families to relive those cherished memories over and over again. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to capture the beauty of love through my lens.