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About Kate  McFadzen

Owner/Lead Photographer

To say that this business I have built is a dream would be an understatement. I am an international wedding and portrait photographer based in Wisconsin, and this life has given me more amazing experiences than I could have ever imagined. My wedding couples are adventuresome brides and grooms who are yearning for a thoughtful, curated, and loving photography experience and desire to be cared for, heard, and understood. I work with relentlessly and deeply in love couples who are looking to make their wedding journey be the most blissful adventure they've taken thus far. My boudoir babes and couples walk away from their session empowered and fearless, having created images that reflect their most genuine selves with their awesome-meter turned up to eleven.

I believe photography is a preservation method, and that these preserved memories should be seen every day. As a photographer, I get to choose when to stop time and make a memory permanent. That's pretty amazing, if you ask me. I love authenticity–raw and honest emotions, natural and organic interactions, and true-to-life colors. My goal is to build a relationship with every single client, one that extends beyond the photographer-client roles. This philosophy and hands-on care produces high-end imagery that reflects your personalities, comfort, and trust. 

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I don’t think of my photography and my time away from the camera as two separate entities; they heavily influence one another and are intertwined. My relationships with my parents and my friends are the most treasured interactions I have, and I owe them everything for shaping me into the person I am. My fiance, Andy, has given the words "true love" meaning in my life, beyond just seeing that love between my clients and in the movies I watch. 

I run on chai tea and chocolate and delight in being a foodie and craft beer snob. I’m the mom of two kitties, Penny and Callie, who keep my lap and feet warm during long nights of editing. Our pups, Bella and Mya, keep life exciting and full of joy, and remind us to get outside and stretch our legs with them. I am always planning the next great adventure that will take me around the world (next up: Rhode Island, Missouri, and eventually Alaska!), and I dream about places I have yet to explore. These travels and my education have shown me how beautiful our planet is, which has fueled my efforts to be more environmentally conscious. My life so far has been an amazing journey, and I am deeply appreciative to every person, place, and experience that has been a part of it.

I look forward to seeing how we can enhance each other’s lives,


Upcoming Travel Dates:

April–St. Louis, Missouri • May–Savannah, Georgia • June–Austin, TX • June–Nashville, Tennessee • July–Boulder/Denver + RMNP, Colorado • September–Vail, Colorado• October–Cape Coral, Florida • October–Richmond, Virginia

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