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My wedding coverage is set up so that we’re free to roll with it on the day – there are no hourly limits.  I arrive while you’re getting ready, and stay through the main reception events.  And if you’d like to spend a few hours making awesome portraits in multiple locations, I’m there!

After six seasons as a wedding photographer, I’ve realized that you can’t bundle up a full day of action and emotion into a neat little package of four, six, or eight hours. To me, each wedding is a collection of stories, moments, and events, sometimes colliding, always unpredictable. I want to be there to capture it all.

So, what’s included?  Signature coverage includes photography of your wedding day, from getting ready through the dancing, and a kick-ass online proofing site where you can view and share your wedding photos, order prints, and select favorites for your album. I also include a second photographer from the ceremony through the main reception events. I fiercely believe in the importance of printed images and albums, and the high resolution edited files are included with any album collection. A la carte, albums begin at $1500.

Also available to add are engagement sessions, parent books, and lots of fun print products.

Coverage by international award winning Boston wedding photographer Kate McElwee starts at $6000.  Most couples working with Kate invest between $8500 and $10,000 in their wedding photography.  Please contact Kate for full pricing, or to custom build a collection that fits your needs.


For local destination weddings more than 75 miles outside of Boston, there is a mileage fee at current IRS rates, 55.5 cents per mile. For weddings in Newport and on Cape Cod, I require two nights’ accommodation, the night before and night of your wedding. This is so that I’m not battling busy weekend traffic on your wedding day; I’d rather wake up refreshed so that I can provide you with the best possible coverage!

For true destination weddings, please contact me for a quote. My quote will include direct economy class flights to your destination, and a minimum of two nights’ accommodation. For destinations more than a three hour flight from Boston, I usually require additional nights.

*Signature coverage begins with (at least) one hour of getting ready photos, and ends one hour after dinner ends.  All prices subject to MA State sales tax at current rates.