Hi, I'm Kate! A 20-something year old wedding photographer from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
After 10 years of photographing weddings, I've learned that it's truly all about loving others. The experience and the relationship we build together should be equally as important as the pictures. Whether it's helping with the timeline, fixing a bridesmaid's hair when it falls out, a Walgreens run when the groomsmen all forget their socks or sewing a bustle when it breaks on the dance floor, I work really hard to be a friend on your wedding day - not just the photographer.
God has blessed me with this talent and I'm so thankful to all the couples who invite me into their lives. My goal is to glorify him by telling a beautiful story and telling it well. Marriage rocks and I can't wait to celebrate that with you.
"What is done in love is done well." - Vincent Van Gogh
A little background info - As a senior in my high school yearbook class, I was assigned the task of taking pictures of Friday night football games. At the time, it felt like torture but soon realized that this was something I could get down with - thus starting my love for photography. I started taking friends' senior pictures and soon after, my very first wedding! After high school, while still doing photography on the side, I went on to college and received a Marketing degree. I did the 9 - 5 job for a few years but it didn't take me long to realize that pursuing photography full-time was exactly what my heart wanted.
In 2016, Todd and I got married in my parents' backyard. Life exponentially increased since then - I mean, it's a forever sleepover with your best friend so I'm all about that. We both love spending time on our boat, exploring Lake Michigan and watching sunsets on Grand Haven's North Pier. Anything on the water makes us happy. When it's winter and we're cold and sad, we try to sneak away to somewhere warm.
My real name is Kaitlin but my friends call me Katie or Kate. When I started this business back in 2007, I thought ditching the extra syllable would make me sound edgier, did it work? Ok then, good! Kate Touzel Photography was born! 250 weddings later, here I am - still genuinely loving what I'm doing. To all the people who have hired me, followed my work, referred me to their friends or encouraged me - thank you from the very bottom of my heart. I love that you're here and hope we have the opportunity to work together in the future!