Love from Hello Dolly Clients
Choosing Hello Dolly Photography for my wedding was such an easy and excellent decision! I was the bridesmaid for a wedding Katelyn did and loved the ease and confidence with which she both directed and flowed with the different moments of the day, not to mention the beautiful way she captured those moments. Katelyn did not disappoint for my wedding either! She was so easy and fun to worth with, attentive to all the details, and produced absolutely beautiful photos that are a work of art! I'm so grateful for her work and highly recommend her!
-Claire L. (wedding)
Katelyn has photographed our family for a couple of sessions and we couldn’t be happier with our photos! She is so mindful of taking photos with young children. For example, she was smart enough to bring her own portable speaker to play music for our son to have fun and be at ease during our first session with her. She’s super creative and willing to try new things. Some of the super spontaneous, unexpected photos have been my favorite! From our most recent shoot, she was flexible with working with our schedule and conscientious of being safe with COVID precautions. Her photos have captured images that I will cherish forever. I would highly recommend Hello Dolly Photography!
-Lindsay L. (family & newborn)
Hello Dolly Photography gets 5 stars from me! Katelyn was wonderful to work with for our maternity photos! I thought it was great that she scoped out our photo location and brought us around to the best backgrounds and the best lighting. Naturally we’re not the greatest at posing so she offered some easy poses and made us feel comfortable. She went above and beyond with the photos we received and they fit my vision perfectly! Katelyn practiced social distancing and wore a mask for safety, all while capturing some amazing photos! We loved our photos so much that we immediately booked a holiday session with our now newborn. Thank you Hello Dolly!
-Kristin S. (family)
I have had the privilege of having engagement, anniversary, and family photos taken by the amazing Katelyn and she’s truly the most warm, lively, comfortable person for the job. She has a special knack for capturing genuine moments and getting your best look in such a natural, unforced way. For family photos especially, Katelyn is amazing with children of all ages and keeps the mood fun and light. Once you get your gallery back, you’ll be amazed at the pure joy Katelyn highlights to perfection in your images. You can’t go wrong with booking Katelyn for any of your photo needs - we have and will continue to go with her for any and every occasion! Thanks Hello Dolly Photography!!
-Alysia H. (engagement, anniversary, family)
Katelyn made us so comfortable throughout our session. She was early and ready to go when we arrived, engaging our rambunctious kids with patience and warmth, and got them to do the cutest poses while allowing for lots of silly breaks. She has a way of capturing their little personalities, and we will treasure these timeless memories for years to come. I highly recommend for family sessions!
-Taylor C. (family).
Katelyn took our family photos and I cannot overstate how amazing they are! She captured such authentic, sweet and silly moments (which is no small feat with one baby and two kids!). Plus, the experience was really fun and comfortable for us all. Can't wait to work with her again in the future!
-Taryn S. (family)
I had no idea what to expect when doing a family session with our 10 month old and Katelyn made everything so easy and natural. She found the perfect spots and made the session so much fun! We got such a great selection of pictures back of both posed and candid. She brought out the best smiles in our little one. We will definitely be booking more sessions with her in the future!
-Taylor W. (family)
Our family had not gotten family pictures in 2 years and we are so glad we got to work with Katelyn! she made everyone feel confident and comfortable. Her warm personality brought us a sense of calm which is hard to do when you're taking pictures with a 4 year old and 2 year old! Our kids loved her and we got lots of laughing photos!! I would highly recommend Katelyn!
-Lisa D. (family)
I reached out to Katelyn while pregnant--I was frustrated wanting to take newborn photos once our daughter was born but felt like it wouldn't be safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. She replied with empathy and made me so comfortable that she was conscious about social distancing and safety guidance, was respectful of however we wanted to approach getting photos, and was open minded to get creative with how we could go about safely capturing our baby while she was still tiny and new. We decided to go for it! We felt comfortable and safe during the shoot, Katelyn was overall a pleasure to work with, and the photos turned out beautifully!! We'll treasure these photos of our family forever. Highly recommend working with Katelyn!
-Megan B. (newborn)
I knew from the first point of contact that Katelyn would be the photographer I was looking for. She is kind and upbeat and a thoughtful, prompt communicator. She is professional and thorough. We talked about my vision for family photos being taken in honor of a milestone wedding anniversary. She liked my ideas and offered some of her own and the combination was spectacular. Our photos came out exactly as I had hoped, even better perhaps. She is a skilled photographer, capturing moments artfully. The post-shoot process has been smooth as silk as well. We highly and confidently recommend Katelyn for your next event.
-Sara F. (family)
We met Katelyn in 2017 and knew immediately that we wanted her to be our wedding photographer. She captured us perfectly in our engagement pictures and again for our wedding. A year after our wedding when our daughter was born, there was no question who would be doing her newborn pictures. Once again, she provided us with photographs that we will treasure forever. Last month, she did an incredible job for our daughter's one year old pictures. Every session with her feels natural and genuine. It isn't posed or forced. The smiles she captures are ones that come naturally because being around her is such a joy. We are thankful for her and we will never again use another photographer!
-Sarah M. (family)
Katelyn made us feel so comfortable and calm on our wedding day. As a bride seeing grey sky’s and the sun hide away the first thing katelyn said to me was “ this weather is a photographers dream”. It’s like she knew what I was thinking before she even saw me. Katelyn helped us put together a timeline and made sure no small detail was missed. We saw a small sneak peak of our day and it was everything we dreamed of and more. When navigating a wedding during covid katelyn was more then willing to help move dates and help move the timeline countless times.She is so easy and fun to work with and we can’t wait to use hello dolly for future photos Thank you so much for making our day so special.
-Natalie W. (wedding)
I really don’t know where to start!…Katelyn is phenomenal. My husband and I knew immediately after our initial meeting with her that she was going to be our engagement/wedding photographer; and we're SO happy with our decision! Katelyn captured amazing photos for us to cherish during both our summer and winter engagement sessions! It was pouring rain on our wedding day, leaving us limited with photo options but again, Katelyn managed to deliver the most incredible images! But her photos were far from my favorite part of working with her! Katelyn is so sweet and truly caring, and I'm confident that we found our forever photographer with her! Her passion for photography is so apparent, and definitely shines through in her work! I cannot recommend her enough!
-Kim H. (wedding)
The moment my now husband and I got engaged, I looked at him and said "Katelyn will be our photographer" - this was not up for discussion as I LOVE her photos. Katelyn is truly amazing at photography. Her ability to capture moments still has us in awe. Not only are her photos stunning, she herself is absolutely wonderful to work with. She's responsive, helpful and keeps the session fun! We would recommend her to everyone.
-Tonya N. (wedding)
Katelyn is like no other photographer I’ve ever met before! She is so sweet, so caring, so professional, and so good at what she does! Her consistent hard work, dedication, and attention to detail is impeccable. She works for YOU and works hard to achieve your vision. I can’t recommended her enough! She did our engagement photos and wedding photos, and I can’t wait to have her capture more of our life moments!
-Rachel J. (wedding)
Katelyn did an AMAZING job photographing our wedding (and engagement photos last year!). Our wedding was in Chicago, and Katelyn came to Chicago and you would have never known she was from out of town! She scouted locations, got all of our requested shots in, recommended her own shots, and was SO SO organized. We had a large bridal party so keeping everyone in line during the photos would be assumingly difficult, but she did so with ease and a smile. She was SO up beat the whole day it made me feel more comfortable. Our photos have turned out AMAZING and I would hire Katelyn a MILLION times over again! GO WITH HELLODOLLYPHOTOGRAPHY for your photo needs! You will not regret it. All of our guests were complimenting on how wonderful of a job she did (both day-of and now seeing the photos!). I could not be happier with how everything turned out!
-Gina B. (wedding)
Katelyn was so fantastic to work with. My family and friends have been raving about her as a photographer from our 9/21 wedding. She even showed up early to check out the venue and look for good picture taking spots. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to capture our special day. She helped keep us on task, as well as simple things like grabbing Bobby-pins and clipping strings that came loose from my dress. She knew exactly what to do and how to position us. If you are on the fence and are trying to find a great, personable and eye for the camera photographer, go with Hello Dolly Photography! Katelyn was GREAT and you will NOT be disappointed!
-Paige N. (wedding)
I knew immediately once I got engaged I'd reach out to Katelyn at Hello Dolly Photography to capture our wedding day! Not only are her photos amazing in the way that she captures couples wedding days, but her and her second shooters are fantastic people to work with and have with you on your wedding day. The time Katelyn takes in getting to initially meet you as a couple and the preparation she takes into knowing the venue in order to capture the best shots is incredible. She did a fantastic job capturing the little and big moments of our special day and I would recommend her to anyone I know!
-Kathleen G. (wedding)
Photography to me, was one of the most important parts of our day, and THANK GOD for Katelyn!!! She was everything and more in what we wanted/needed in our wedding photographer. Throughout the whole process she was always so professional, on top of things, and always made time for questions and conversations about the big day. I was so stressed all week before my wedding about the weather and Katelyn made sure I knew that everything would still be perfect. Now looking back, and seeing the photos we’ve had the chance to see, I’m glad it DID rain because we got the best shots just like she said we would :)Katelyn made sure to get all of the shots I wanted along with her own creative ideas. I got SO many compliments from guests at the wedding on her style and the way she handled herself. I got married less than a week ago and have already seen MULTIPLE sneak peeks.
On top of all her talent, Katelyn is one of the nicest, happiest, and most genuine people you will ever meet. We were so blessed to have her capture our day, and will continue to recommend her to anyone and everyone! We love you Katelyn!
-Cali P. (wedding)
Katelyn is such a sweet and caring person, she was so upbeat and fun the whole wedding day! She kept us organized and on schedule and never made me feel stressed out on the day even when I was writing my vows at the last minute! I absolutely loved working With her and the photos turned out even more beautiful than I ever imagined! I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for gorgeous wedding day photography
-Lauren M. (wedding)
Katelyn is absolutely AMAZING to work with! We first had her photograph our engagement photos a year ago and they turned out awesome! She was even fully willing to work with us in getting our very large dog into some pictures :) I highly recommend having her your photographer that you're going to use for your wedding, also do you engagement photos because it gives you a chance to get to know each other and really loosen up and it makes a big difference in the end result. From start to finish she was responsive and thorough with emailing me, meeting to scout out photo spots for the wedding day, organized and able to keep me sane as a bride. Fast forward to our wedding day and she and her 2nd shooter KILLED IT!!! They felt like they were part of the wedding party, they were all over the place capturing every moment possible, they were awesome in directing people for photos (which can be like herding cats, just a warning to all you brides out there!), and they really made my visions come to life! I cannot recommend Katelyn enough - trust me, it'll be the best decision you'll make for your wedding. We look forward to keeping her around for years to come to document all of our big life moments :)
-Caitlin H. (wedding)
We are so pleased to have chosen Hello Dolly Photography for our family pictures this year! Katelyn is super up-beat, very easy going, and made our session so stress free! Which is saying a lot, because toting around a 1 year old for an hour isn’t easy! But she made our son feel so happy and comfortable that he smiled in almost every picture! She is super good with kids, I really recommend using her for your family pictures! My son was all smiles and giggles with her, and it helped her capture some truly precious moments. We knew we wanted to have our pictures taken in a pumpkin patch, but didn’t know anything past that. Katelyn was so awesome, because she picked the pumpkin patch, she showed up early, knew the lay of the land, and chose the best spots for our pictures, some with incredible sun-light in the background that only a true photographer would know how to capture. Katelyn is young, but her pictures make it look like she has been doing this far beyond her years. She gets 5 stars from us, and we will be going to her from now on for any occasions. :) We love you Katelyn, thank you so much for such an amazing photo session!
-Anna R. (family)
Katelyn is an amazing photographer who makes the session so easy to be yourself. She did my senior pictures and it perfectly represents who I am. Anyone who needs senior pictures, she is the perfect option! There is no awkwardness and she is open to anything. I am so happy with the results of my photos. Thanks again, Katelyn!!
-Megan G. (senior)
I learned about Katelyn through a friend who could not say enough positive things about their experience with Hello Dolly. My daughter and I completely agree that working with Katelyn was a complete JOY! The email communication before and after the photo shoot was wonderful. Katelyn is very interested in getting to know all she can about the person she is photographing so she can be prepared to capture them at their best during the photo shoot. She also offers many different location choices and gives great detail about the locations to help you make your decision. Katelyn is a talented photographer who understands how to make her clients comfortable and to HAVE FUN! Also, her prices are very reasonable and well worth it. We are so happy with our photos and would certainly contact Katelyn again for any future photography needs.
-LeeAnn L. (senior)
As a professional wedding makeup artist, the vendor I always am most nervous and excited about for my wedding clients is their photographer. So when I had a bride tell me she wanted to do her bridal makeup trial for her engagement photos, I was excited about getting to connect and work with the photographer before the wedding day! Sure enough, I saw the engagement photos, and Katelyn with Hello Dolly absolutely BLEW me away. Not only were the photos absolutely gorgeous, but her professionalism, communication, and friendliness is truly above and beyond!! She got back to me immediately when I reached out to her, was incredibly positive and helpful, and went out of her way to send me beautifully edited photos of my bride to share on my own social media pages and artistry website. She has fantastic energy and incredible professionalism, and I cannot WAIT to work with her again on our bride's wedding day!! If you're looking for a supremely talented, positive, and professional photographer, Katelyn and Hello Dolly is definitely the way to go.
-Jacquelyn B. / Beauty by Jacquelyn LLC
We are so so happy that we hired Hello Dolly Photography for our wedding! Katelyn is an amazing photographer and incredible to work with. From the first time we sat down with her, we felt a connection. She is easy-going and fun, but super organized. She kept us on track with our photo needs, sending us notes of our conversations and checking in regarding details of the big day, and even sending us a checklist of things she needed from us. There were so many things to worry about before the big day, but photography was not one of them! On the day of, she and her second shooter arrived early to check out the place and scope out best locations for pictures. She captured beautiful posed photos and so many great candid ones! It was easy to feel comfortable with her, and our photos looked so natural. She made sure to get all the combos and photos we wanted and was good at moving things along so that we stayed on schedule. After the wedding, she sent out a gorgeous set of teasers that were so fun to look at and relive the day. The timeline for getting photos back was long, but Katelyn did lay all of that out in the beginning and kept to her promised date. She even surprised us by sending a bunch of the photos about a month early! And most importantly - the photos are absolutely gorgeous! Hello Dolly Photography was well worth the investment.
-Marin L (wedding)
As a fellow business owner/vendor in the wedding industry, we know reviews can go a long way. We've worked with Katelyn in the past at weddings and have seen her in action. She has amazing ideas, works hard, and makes her clients visions come to life. She recently did our business headshots and was so amazing at making us comfortable, organized, and happy! The pictures are phenomenal and that paired with her personality makes for a combo you can't pass up - highly recommended!
-Cassie M. / M2Productions (business)
After running into many issues with the first photographer we hired for our wedding over a year prior to the date, we decided to start the search for a new one 3 months before the wedding. Although we were incredibly financially and emotionally stressed with finding a new one in time, we had many amazing photographers reach out to us-- including Katelyn! She really stood out to us due to her artistic eye, kindness, and organizational skills. Hiring Katelyn was one of the best decisions we've made!
We decided to do a short engagement shoot to get comfortably with her before the wedding, which ended up spiraling into a long, beautiful session due to the amazing sunrise lighting, clear river, and amount of fun we were all having! She took absolutely beautiful pictures, which captured both perfectly posed and entirely natural moments. I loved her flexibility with listening to our suggested poses, and giving us hers when we weren't sure what to do. She has a wonderful eye for pictures! I can't believe how cute some of the candid shots were! Who knew we were so photogenic! ;)
I will add more to this review after our wedding in 38 days, but I can't imagine that it'll look like anything short of a fairytale with Katelyn as our photographer. I'd give her 10 stars if I could!
Katelyn is amazing! The pictures we have gotten back are absolutely perfect and I cannot wait to see the rest. Hiring her was the best decision of our wedding planning process-- we loved working with her! <3
-Cassie K. (wedding)
My daughter booked her senior pictures with Hello Dolly. The experience was tailored to her interests and personal style. Katelyn asked all the right questions to understand and assist my daughter's vision, and also made an awkward teenager feel like a confident model. The photo shoot was fun, and the results amazing. I would highly recommend Hello Dolly, and hope I am lucky enough to use this service again for other special family events and occasions.
-Stacey C. (senior
Katelyn is such a joy to work with! So fun, so sweet, and a wonderful eye for photos. She made us feel so comfortable, which made for some amazing pictures!
-Sammi F. (family)
Hello Dolly was just what we were looking for in a senior photo session: availability for our schedule, flexibility in location, two sessions to allow different hair styles, tons of shots to capture the personality that is my daughter, all the digital proofs so that we can order prints at a reasonableprice. Katelyn is open to requests but will provide ideas if you need suggestions. Highly recommend!
-Anne K. (senior)
Katelyn did a marvelous job. She made us feel comfortable and caught so many cool moments of our wedding!
-Erica M. (wedding)
Katelyn was a wonderful person to work with: her communication throughout the process, her professionalism, and the time we spent with her during our shoot was wonderful. We were so glad to have her, and we hope to consider her for our future photography needs! Thanks again Katelyn!
-Colin O. (engagement)
Katelyn was absolutely incredible! So patient and understanding. She made the whole experience fun and super relaxed. We are obsessed with our photos!! Thank you Katelyn!!
-Emily S. (family)
Katelyn was absolutely amazing! She was recommended to us by a co-worker and she did not disappoint. She is so friendly and great with kids which makes the process even easier. She is so personable and you can just tell she really cares about getting the best shots that describe you, your family, etc. we will definitely be using her in the future. Thanks katelyn!
-Jesse P. (family)
Katelyn captured the most beautiful pictures of our family! We felt so comfortable from the start, it felt like we were hanging out with a close friend. WE can't wait to work with Katelyn again in the future. Thank you Katelyn!
-Katie B. (family)
I cannot say enough about how happy my family and I were that we chose to go with Hello Dolly Photography. I have known Katelyn since college and have been lucky enough to travel on a few photo shoots with her and also be apart of some candid adventures on our own. Katelyn has a talent in not only her ideas for photos but for making those in front of the camera relaxed. She is simply amazing and has a true passion. We are already amazed with the sneak peak we saw and cannot wait to see the rest.
-Claire C. (family)
Katelyn is perfection!! She has the most calming and fun personality, and is so committed during the shoot! She is beyond creative, and the time she takes to photograph each individual personality is priceless!! We could not be more grateful for her talent, time, and capturing our babies. She is a gem!
-Sara N. (family)
Katelyn is an excellent photographer and she is so great with children. We had our photos taken at the Conservatory on New Years Day and the place was packed, but that didn't phase Katelyn as she expertly lead us to different locations within the buildings and got the all the shots we requested and, more importantly, many wonderful candid shots which ended up being my favorites. I will treasure these photos forever.
-Jeanne M. (family)
Katelyn was a joy to work with! She was so patient with our mischievous puppy and our limited time frame and the photos are absolutely beautiful. I'm not sure how we're going to pick just one for our Christmas card! We really can't thank her enough!
-Elissa E. (family)
Katelyn is an amazing photographer who is fun and patient! She is full of great ideas and has an incredible eye, all while making you feel so comfortable. Our engagement session was so much fun and not a least bit stressful! Our photos turned out amazing!! I am so excited for her to shoot my wedding day!
-Traci P. (wedding)
Katelyn was a joy to work with! She captured some great images of my family that I will cherish forever. She was professional, timely, fun, and went above and beyond for us. We can't wait to work with Katelyn again!
-Kristin J. (family)
We had an awesome time with Katelyn shooting senior pictures! She made us feel very at ease right away and had such fun ideas. We cannot wait to see the finished product!
-Lori F. (family)
Katelyn did an amazing job with my professional head shots. I couldn't be happier with the overall service and product provided by Katelyn. I have already recommended her to other colleagues and will continue to do so. Thank you Katelyn!!!
-Anthony C. (business)
Katelyn did an absolutely fantastic job photographing my senior fashion line. As one of her first fashion shoots I could not be happier with the job she did. She took one photo prettier then the next, and I love each and every shot. I look forward to working with her in the future. Thank you!!!
-Anna D. (fashion)
Absolutely amazing. The best quality for incredibly reasonable prices. Katelyn has an astonishing talent for capturing precious moments that you didn't even know were happening :) Always my go to!
-Amy M. (family)
Katelyn is an amazing photographer with a knack for making people feel comfortable in front of the lens-- Her images capture her clients natural personalities. She's not only an exceptional photographer, but also a "story teller" with her photojournalistic style. Katelyn is very professional, genuine, fun and a true photography talent. I'd give her 6 stars if I could!
-Jenna Z. (family)
Katelyn is a wonderful photographer! She was very patient with our 5 month old puppy, and was very creative with poses and backgrounds for our shoot! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an awesome, reliable, and professional photographer!
-Shannon S. (family)
Katelyn was wonderful to work with and so much fun! She made us feel very relaxed on our big day. Overall, it was a great experience and I would highly recommend Hello Dolly Photography to any bride or anyone seeking a professional photographer.
-Keely L. (wedding)
Katelyn was such fun to work with! She kept things relaxed and comfortable. She truly captured expressions that were very natural and reflect my daughter's personality. We love the photos and had great experience!
-Kathy S. (senior)
We had such a fun time with Katelyn! She was warm and welcoming and helped us to feel relaxed. The results of that really showed in the wonderful photos we received! We will be using Hello Dolly again in the future!
-Abby B. (family)
Had a great time. Light atmosphere, easy, and fun! AMAZING pictures.
-Sam W. (senior)
Katelyn is remarkably talented and such a pleasure to work with. I could not more highly recommend her to anyone looking to capture a special moment in time, with all its emotions, the entire memory, within a single frame. It’s amazing.
-Stephen F. (family)
We have used Katelyn twice for our family pictures and we have been ecstatic each time! She does such a wonderful job capturing unexpected moments, great with the kids and is extremely talented. The pictures always turn out wonderful, are so unique and beautiful. We will definitely use her for years to come!
-Lindsey S. (family)
Katelyn is an amazing photographer! She captured my children's personalities and took wonderful pictures of our family. We cannot wait to schedule our children's yearly photo shoots with her!
-Chrissy Z. (family)
My pictures were fantastic! I keep getting complements. The session was easy and fun. Katelyn is amazing with children. Even my 2 year old had a blast. By far the best photographer I've used.
-Caitie W. (family)
These women were amazing! Friendly & wonderful! They let everything naturally flow and was there to capture beautiful photos. Definitely hope to work with them for my own wedding in the future.
-Becky R. (wedding - Bridesmaid)