Laura & Luke

Amazing Experience with Caitlin

We booked Caitlin over a year before our wedding date, and long before “COVID” was a term used in daily life. We are one of the many unlucky couples who have had to postpone a large reception until a later date. Luckily, we were able to have a mini ceremony with a couple guests and include Caitlin as our photographer for the event (the only vendor we did not postpone for the day).

From a non-COVID-related standpoint, Caitlin was communicative, professional, and upfront about her services and pricing information. More importantly, we found her comfortable to be around, an important quality when involving a stranger to take photos of you on a day as intimate, personal, and special as your wedding day. She was patient, calm, and knew more about the ins and outs of weddings than we knew were even possible.

From a COVID-related standpoint, she was the only one of our vendors who took the time and had the patience to not only keep herself up to date on all State regulations, but have multiple phone conversations with us explaining the guidelines in depth. She was flexible with our ever-evolving plans, and genuinely seemed happy to be there to capture our special day on film.

Our photos were more beautiful than I could have hoped for after such an overwhelming wedding-during-a-global-pandemic planning process. I would book with her again if given the opportunity and hope others consider her services for your wedding, no matter the size of the event.

Meghan & Jeff

We can’t say enough about Caitlin! HIGHLY recommend!

I had to quickly adjust my wedding plans due to COVID this year and Caitlin adapted to the circumstances and kept us all at ease through planning and on the big day. She is truly a wonderful person to work with. Caitlin was great at telling us exactly what to do and made the photo taking portion of our day feel completely effortless. She is also super helpful with all of the little details; whether it was holding my veil or helping me get into my dress, she knew exactly what to do! Cait was so flexible with our requests and her attention to detail is amazing! I couldn’t be happier with our photos and her service. We can’t wait to hang our portraits in our new home!

Chas & Brittney

We couldn’t have done it without Caitlin!

We downsized our July wedding from 200 at a big venue to 24 in the bride’s mom’s backyard for a DIY socially distanced garden party. Caitlin was so helpful in re-imagining and managing the flow of the day. She was up to date on the latest guidelines, managed traffic during a shoot on a picturesque, but quite active bike path, and ensured we could take group photos in a socially distanced layout. We could not have pulled off our wedding without her.

And the pictures! She turned around three beautiful photos the night of the wedding, and the rest promptly. It’s so clear she listened to our priorities and preferences but was not afraid to make a bold choice or seize a moment. Particular highlights include jewelry pictures, flower pictures, and full-body portraits; however, across the board, the photos look phenomenal. It was bright and hot for a good portion of the day, and the photos do not suffer for it.
Working with Caitlin was truly a delightful experience and I can recommend her to anyone.

Jordin & Brian

Caitlin is fantastic!

Working with Caitlin has been such a wonderful experience. She is professional, kind, helpful, and extremely talented. Unfortunately, our wedding was one of many affected by the pandemic. Caitlin was very understanding and helped us to reschedule our big wedding to next year without any issues. She even offered guidance and suggestions when we were still deciding whether or not we would postpone. Although we did end up postponing our full wedding to next year, we decided to go ahead with a backyard micro-wedding this year. Caitlin was able to photograph our day, following social distancing guidelines. The pictures that she took are absolutely stunning! Caitlin was so helpful throughout our wedding day, from helping to create the perfect timeline, to assisting with putting the flowers in my hair, to finding the most creative spots to take pictures in the backyard, and everywhere in between. Her experience and knowledge were crucial to making our day a success. I am so glad we found Caitlin and can’t wait to work with her again next year!

Lauren & Justin

Best Photographer!

Our experience with Caitlin was nothing short of amazing! After meeting dozens of photographers at a bridal expo, Caitlin really stood out to me because her presence and skill set was very unique. We met up with her ahead of time to discuss our ideas and overall wedding vision. She listened to us and gave us honest feedback which was very important. We wanted an outdoor winter wedding including a first look in the woods with snowshoes. She had incredible insight as to how we could get the photos we wanted while paying attention to details that were specific to our geographical location and wedding venue.

When it came to planning our wedding, I needed a lot of help and guidance. I tend to experience a heightened level of anxiety, especially in situations where I’m center of attention. Caitlin really helped to put all of my fears at ease, she was kind and compassionate, but knew how to steer the ship when I, (and the wedding party) needed it. She was so personable, and everyone in our wedding party was raving over her!

We cannot speak highly enough of Caitlin Miller. Our wedding photos bring a smile to our faces and tears to our eyes and we couldn’t have imagined choosing anyone else but her to capture such an incredible day of our lives. Thank you, Caitlin!

Julia & Joe

Captured Us Perfectly

My husband and I were so glad that we booked Caitlin Miller Photography for our New Year’s Eve wedding. We found Caitlin through our venue as it was important for us to have someone that was familiar with the area and it was an added plus that she had photographed our location before. From our first meeting, Caitlin was attentive and extremely responsive. We booked her only hours after we met as we knew she was the perfect fit for us! Our engagement photos were done on a chilly fall day in a local park and Caitlin was up for doing a bit of hiking to get the perfect shots! The day of our wedding was a cold December day and she took it in stride! Looking at all of the pictures she got of us make me smile every time I see them as it was important for me to really capture the heart of the town that we got married in and she did just that! We had her all day and night and she was not only there to capture every moment but to also lend a hand behind the scenes as well! We would highly recommend Caitlin to anyone looking for a photographer for their big day!

Stephanie & Ed

Amazing Photographer and Experience!

I first met Caitlin at my friend’s wedding in 2016 and when I was looking for a photographer for my own wedding, I remembered her being friendly, helping the couple and family on the day, and the pictures being great, so we definitely decided to reach out to Caitlin. After meeting her in person, we knew without a doubt that we wanted her to be our photographer. She is extremely professional and helpful, making the entire process easy. While we were planning our wedding, Caitlin was easy to reach and was very responsive to any emails and questions that I had for her. She gave us advice about different shots and timing for things like our first look and family pictures that made the day easier and less stressful for us.

On our wedding day, I don’t know what I would have done without her! She was very organized and was aware of timing and our schedule, making the day go smooth. When I was putting on my dress, she helped give my sister and mother advice with the buttons that went along the back, gave me tips to relax and feel good in my dress, and helped me feel calm with her smile and calm presence. When it was time for our first look, Caitlin ensured that our wishes were followed and had no problem telling others who wanted to watch that it was a private thing. She was able to wrangle my family members and have all of the pictures go smoothly. When our ring bearers were crying and didn’t want to be in the pictures, she gave us tips and let one of the boys take a picture with her camera if he smiled in the picture! After the ceremony, Caitlin even bustled my dress for me!

It didn’t take long for us to get our wedding pictures back and we were so extremely happy with how they all came out! She did a great job editing the pictures and it was awesome that we are able to share our wedding gallery so family members can view and order prints themselves! Also, when we got our USB in the mail, it came with a handwritten note and our first framed picture as a gift from her! So sweet!

If you’re looking for an amazing, professional, and helpful photographer, Caitlin is your girl! I definitely recommend her and all of my family was raving about her after the wedding too! Rating 5/5

Greg & Kramer

NYS Museum

My husband and I strongly recommend hiring Caitlin Miller of Caitlin Miller Photography. This review will focus less on Caitlin’s outstanding photography skills and instead will explain why one of the toughest parts of our wedding day was having to say goodbye to her. The excellence of her work is clear on her website and is cited by many other reviewers. The pictures she took for our engagement and wedding are phenomenal and we have received so many compliments on them. We found Caitlin through a recommendation from another vendor, and I remember the first time we spoke with her. We had to use Skype because I was out of town on business. Before we hung up the phone, I told her that we would be in contact soon with a decision. We had already spoken with two other photographers and needed to choose. Within seconds of hanging up my fiancé called me and we both exclaimed, “She is our photographer, hands-down!” Within a week we had booked with her. I think what sold us that day was her warm and sunny personality mixed with a drive and clarity that we knew would be useful on a busy wedding day. During the initial call when we were unsure of a specific detail or plan, she did not put pressure on us to decide. She knew that this was the first time we had worked with a professional photographer and made sure to take the time to explain the details and answer our questions. We also felt that her packages and pricing were straightforward, and customizable. She made a stellar first impression.

Our engagement shoot occurred about 6 months later, and it went great. We selected a location that she had never shot at and that we hadn’t fully explored, and Caitlin was completely open (and excited) about it! We hit it off from the start, and at times got a bit preoccupied with chatting with Caitlin. Luckily she is flexible and allowed us to get through all our “must-have” photos. As with any couple the way people are positioned in photos matter, and as a same-sex couple that balance can be trickier to strike. Who sits higher on the hill, or wraps their arms around their partner from behind? Caitlin showed her expertise that day, and we ended up with photos that were diverse and that captured a range of emotions. The moment we saw those first photos from our shoot we knew we had made the best decision.

Fast-forward many months and our wedding day was upon us. As we neared the day communication from Caitlin was always efficient and clear. She prompted us to think about the structure and timing of our first look, to consider having an unplugged ceremony, and made sure to clear-up exactly how we would handle photos with our family. She also shared in our excitement about using smoke bombs to make a dramatic rainbow effect in some of our pre-ceremony photos. Every step of the way we could tell that Caitlin was passionate about her work and always willing to try new things. She made us feel special, even though we knew she had so many other couples that she was working with. The other thing that we appreciated was that she was willing to share her own ideas and opinions-we were so grateful for those and took many of them (she is the professional after all!). Photography on the day of our wedding was perfect, we had a second shooter as well, Carolyn, who was great. My husband and I agree that the best thing Caitlin brought to the day of our wedding was a clear plan (built based on our input) and the confidence to tell our guests, “Hi, sorry-I need the grooms to come with me.” In effect, making herself the “bad guy” in order to ensure we got all the right shots. Caitlin did an awesome job balancing our time with our guests with the importance of capturing the day. In no way did any guest ever have a bad reaction to this, but it was nice to not have to be the one to tell our guests we had to go. We would just point at Caitlin and say, “Oh, Caitlin needs us!” With so much pressure on you the day of your wedding, having this level of support is an absolute necessity. And, again, because Caitlin is so kind and warm-everyone who engaged with her walked away with a very favorable impression. In fact, many guests shared how impressed they were with her style and how unobtrusive she was throughout the event. She is just that good! And for all these reasons, my husband and I are not being overdramatic by stating that saying goodbye to Caitlin the end of the night was hard for us. Caitlin is an amazing photographer, and a great person. She will have your best interest at heart, and you too will be sad to say goodbye. Luckily, you get to continue to work with her after the big day. We are enjoying going through our wedding gallery and look forward to selecting final photos for our wedding album. Photos that capture my husband and I perfectly because Caitlin has the skills and took the time to invest herself into our wedding. Rating 5/5