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I was absolutely thrilled to find out that I was named Best Wedding Photographer in Boston by Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston® 2015. It was a huge surprise – although I’ve had weddings featured by the magazine before, I had no inkling whatsoever that I was up for nomination for this coveted title and the surprise made the reward that much sweeter! I also found out while on a sailboat in Croatia during the middle of wedding season, which was somewhat surreal.

It is such an honor to share the title with previous winners and my hugely talented colleagues Corinna Raznikov and Lisa Rigby (among others), and it was a joy to see many of my wedding industry friends recognized too. I was particularly thrilled to find out I’d be working on a wedding this fall with Best Coordinator winner AE Events; it will be our first wedding together, and hopefully not the last! 🙂

Here’s what the magazine says about me:

Enthusiasm, thy name is Kate. Just one look at this shutterbug’s standout portfolio and you’ll be giddy. McElwee is adept at capturing the big day’s subtle, playful side – a bride’s reflection in her groom’s glasses, a surprise twirl during the first dance. She works well with natural light outside and shadows inside, so every photo she snaps is worth a thousand words.

Huge thanks to Boston Magazine for the recognition; this is an award that is so well respected in Boston and New England, and something I had added to my secret “hope to achieve one day” list. But my biggest thanks go to my amazing clients who give me the freedom to document their days in my own particular style, and are my cheerleaders in all that I do.