I’m a Documentary Photographer based in Manchester, UK. I photograph Weddings, Families and people in general. I love to travel, be a bit silly and go on adventures with my fury bestie Floyd The Super Dog.
Hello there! I’m Katie. Thanks for dropping by.
I studied Film and TV at Uni in Manchester and fell in love with photography shortly after graduating. I'm now a full time photographer and have been since 2013. Yey! I still love film and spend a lot of time watching Indie films, documentaries and really bad films too. I like to think my work is inspired by some of the films I watch (not the bad ones! Honest!) I have a cheeky little Jack Russell Terrier called Floyd that I like taking on nice big long walks and going on adventures with. I love being outside and one of my favourite things to do all year round is to go camping, sit around a big camp fire with my mates, get a bit tipsy and talk a load of rubbish at one and other. When I'm not outside, I'm trying to bring the outside inside. I'm an avid collector of plants and one of my life time ambitions is to have a full blown jungle house one day.
Being a lover of nature and life in general, I source my products ethically and I will fund the planting of a tree for every Wedding Booking made each year. In my spare time I work with a charity called Mad Dogs Street Project working with Manchester’s homeless community, if you are local to Manchester and would like to get involved click here for more info.
I love camping, going to music and comedy festivals, big camp fires, Floyd the Super dog, Scotland, exploring, messing about, laughing lots, plants, community, long walks, marmite, animals, learning new things, old school pubs, making things, nature, making a mess, olives, wine, bad films, good books and cooking epic dinners for my mates.
Multi story car parks, shouting, being told off for making a mess and loosing my phone.
My Photography Style……
I’m a documentary photographer so capturing people naturally is what I’m all about. I like my photographs to be able to tell a story, either one frame as an entire scene or a sequence of photographs that piece things together. When it's time to hand the photos over my aim is for you to have a set of photographs that don't just show you what that time in your life looked like, but help you remember how it felt and I'll make you a nifty little slide show so you can watch the story unfold over and over again.
Most of my couples say they don't like having their photograph being taken, so don't worry if this sounds like you! When working at a wedding I let things flow as naturally as possible, just documenting the interactions and real moments between people as they happen, or if we are off to do some portraits and you are looking a bit nervous I’m probably going to try my best to make you both laugh and snap you in that moment. No awkward posing just having a nice laugh together, maybe a few quieter moments and getting some great photos while we are at it.
I like to chat to my couples before the wedding to get an idea of what kind of thing you are into, so I can cater these kind of photos to your personalities, so if the idea of romantic photos make you cringe we’ll stick to the fun ones, if you fancy a few of you guys being a little sweet with each other we’ll get some of those too. This part of the day if most definitely a collaboration and one of the parts of the day that I know my couples feel the most nervous about so I’ll make it as quick and painless as I can and make sure we have some fun while we are at it!
Where do I work?
I mainly cover weddings in Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire, Yorkshire and The Lake District. Basically the North West of England and Wales. I do love to travel whether it’s a destination wedding or something just a little further afield but there may be a small charge for my petrol pennies to get to you, so if you are out of the North West but fancy having me as your wedding photographer get in touch! I love to get around and see different parts of the country and the world.
The boring stuff….
I am fully insured with public liability and professional indemnity insurance and I have shot well over 100 weddings since I started in 2013. I work with 2 Canon bodies and a variety of different lenses, I usually work with primes. I also limit my weddings to a maximum of 25 weddings per year so that I can give each couple the care and attention they deserve and I am fully house trained.
But don't just listen to me banging on about myself, check out the client love page to see what my legendary couples have to say about me.
Well that's about it. If I haven't scared you off by now drop me a message. ;)
You can also see what my clients think of me in the Client Love Page of this website.
If you are looking for Wedding Photography Packages you can find my pricing on the Investment part of the site.
You can see a mixture of my professional work and day to day happenings on my instagram account.
Katie Dervin Photography is an environmentally responsible business based in Manchester. ☺