Frequently Asked Questions


Where are you located?
I reside in Clarkesville, Georgia, and work in the surrounding/Northmost Atlanta area.

Are there any kinds of weddings you do not accept?
If your wedding is completely at night or in the dark, I strongly recommend you hire someone else as my strength is natural light for portraits and ceremonies!

How long have you been a wedding photographer?
I photographed my first wedding in the beginning of 2009. Since then I have photographed over 100 weddings in the state of Georgia!

Do you offer prints and products?
Yes! From the modest 4×6 to a gorgeous 20×30 canvas, I offer a wide range of photographic prints and products including gorgeous canvas wedding albums.

What equipment/camera/lenses do you use?
I shoot with two Canon DSLRs and a variety of Canon/Sigma lenses. I have two 580EX II flash units and I LOVE them! All of my photographs are taken using the RAW file format, which allows for the greatest possible image quality and post processing flexibility.

What is your editing process like? What software/filters/actions do you use?
I shoot completely manual and the importance of nailing the exposure the first time is important, however, I shoot in RAW to correct the white balance in post-processing and to retain all the extra information stored in a RAW file. I use Photo Mechanic, Lightroom and Photoshop. I use VSCO and Mastin Labs actions for the most part. I prefer for pictures to look crisp and vibrant, colorful, natural so I don’t use a lot of trendy filters or strange effects. Images should stand the test of time!

How far will you travel for weddings?
The sky is the limit given the right circumstances! Please keep in mind I usually require a hotel room if the venue/event location is more than two hours drive from my home. I love traveling and am very open to national and international bookings!

How many photos do you get from a wedding coverage?
Typically I deliver an average of 65 images per contracted hour.

Do we get edited digital copies of our images?
Yes, all of my image collections include high resolution digital negatives, which allow you to create prints either at home or at your local camera store. While Katie Rivers Photography retains all copyrights to the images, a personal use license is included allowing you to create as many prints as you’d like and post your images on Facebook to your heart’s content!

How long does it take for the images to be finished and ready for viewing after my wedding?
My typical turnaround time for wedding imagery is 3-6 weeks. However I always post a few sneak peeks to my Facebook page! When images are ready, the USB of images is mailed out and you’ll also have access to an online gallery you can share with friends and family and easily order prints from.

Do you shoot from a shot list?
No. I ask my clients to please provide family names and wedding party names and any special shots out of the ordinary they would like, but otherwise, I have it locked down and we don’t need to worry about making a monotonous checklist of pictures! Let the day unfold and trust that I will be capturing it as it does.

Do you book LGBT weddings/portraits?
Yes, absolutely!

Do you have any online reviews I can read?
Yes! There are 40+ reviews from my brides and grooms you can read right here.

Do you have liability insurance?
Yes. Katie Rivers Photography is a licensed business with full liability insurance! Many venues require this insurance on photographers.

How do I book you for my wedding?
I require a deposit of $400 and your autograph on the dotted line. After that, I’m all yours!