After five seasons as a Boston 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.


flush mount wedding album and matching parent album by award winning Boston wedding photographer Kate McElwee

Your Investment

My wedding collections are set up so that we’re free to roll with it on the day.  I arrive while you’re getting ready, and stay through the main reception events.  And if you want to spend a few hours making awesome images in multiple locations, I’m there!

So, what’s included?


All but the most basic collection include comprehensive coverage*, engagement photos, the high-resolution, edited images with a print release, and a kick-ass wedding album. Collections may also include parent albums, a guest book, and all kinds of other good stuff.


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 me for full pricing, or to custom build a collection that fits your needs.

Destination Weddings

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 a minimum of one night’s accommodation, usually the night before 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 those weddings on the Cape and in Newport that finish after 10pm, there may also be a night-of accommodation requirement.

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.


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