malia-mike-fanny-hill-wedding-kate-bentley_01“I was lucky enough to stumble upon Kate’s Facebook page before I was even engaged. I have been mesmerized by her work from the very beginning. Her ability to use light and make each picture a work of art made me wait for new sneak peaks to be posted. Once I was engaged, booking Kate along with the venue were the only things that mattered to me. Honestly, our wedding date was determined by Kate’s schedule because I loved her work so much. I had decided that photography was going to be the one area I would splurge budget wise as I feel that after the day was over, the pictures is what you had left (besides being married of course!). On our wedding day, Kate and her assistant were nothing short of amazing. They had a plan of action (which Kate had been wonderful at planning ahead of time with me) and were flexible when needed. Kate was so fun, happy, quick, and enthusiastic. She made every single member of our wedding party feel very comfortable in front of the camera and captured their true selves in her work. She was fast with her work and checked to make sure she had a shot she was happy with before moving on. Kate was great through all of the family portraits and was great at getting everyone where she wanted them and getting through them as quickly as possible, all while getting a great picture for every scenario. In fact, I had many family members comment to me how good she was and how much they enjoyed her. Now that I have my pictures, I am so glad I saved up and spent the investment on Kate’s pure talent. She loves her job, and that shines through in her work. I truly love almost every single picture Kate gave me, and I can honestly say that Kate gave me so many beautiful images, I will have a hard time choosing which ones I want printed for our house. I highly recommend Kate to anyone, she is well worth the monetary investment as well as the best person to entrust your special day with. I look forward to working with Kate as our family grows!” // Malia&Mike

rockford-backyard-wedding-kate-bentley“Words cannot even begin to express how thrilled I am with Kate. I was in love with my engagement session photos, but my Wedding photos blew me away. I laughed and cried through my entire gallery of photos. Kate is just awesome to work with. My entire family and bridal party raved about her. My husband has a short attention span for having his picture taken, but Kate connected with him and she made the process painless! She was just fabulous capturing every single moment of my perfect day. I have recommended Kate to my friends, who have been just as thrilled as I am and I will continue to use her for all of my life’s important moments!” // Erica&Joe

“Kate was so wonderful, fun and made our day so special, her photos are amazing, thank you so much for all that you did, we love you!” // Katie&Nathan

eau-claire-country-club-wedding-kate-bentley“The day we sat down for our initial meeting with Katie, my husband and I both knew we wanted her to shoot our engagement/wedding photos. James and I were nervous about our engagement sessions, just because it’s awkward to sit and smile for a few hours, and we barely knew Kate. After a couple photos, James and I instantly felt relaxed. Kate’s laid back personality and up-beat attitude made us feel super comfortable, to the point where my husband didn’t want to stop taking pictures! After we received our photos back from our engagement session, we were blown away. They were so beautiful and different than anything we had ever seen. It was so hard to choose which photos we wanted to use for our Save-The-Dates, because they were all outstanding! During the time in-between the engagement session and our wedding, Kate stayed in contact with me. We set up timelines and went over details to ensure the day of the wedding would run smoothly, and it did! Kate respected all that we asked and wanted out of our photos for that day. We stayed on time and my husband and I got to join our cocktail hour, which was important to us. The bar was set so high with the engagement session, we didn’t know how our wedding photos could top them. We got our photos back very quickly after the wedding, which was awesome because we wanted to use a couple for our Thank You cards. They were more amazing than I could have ever expected. I have people on a daily basis tell me how beautiful the photos were and that they should be pictured in a magazine. Even people I don’t know will approach me at work to tell me they saw my photos on Kate’s Facebook site and they were blown away by how gorgeous they were. Kate was the best investment we made for our wedding. Pictures meant more to us than anything else we did that day, and I wouldn’t change one thing about them!!” // Christie&James

“Kate, Thank you for being the most wonderful photographers evar!! We felt so comfortable having you there and couldn’t be happier with your documentation of our wonderful day. We will cherish those photos for the rest of our lives.” // Nikki&JT

lake-wissota-golf-wedding-kate-bentley“Kate & John, Thank you so much for bringing our wedding day to life! You both were amazing to work with + we appreciate you so much!” // Julia&Sam

“Hi Kate! We just wanted to thank you again for taking such beautiful photos of our wedding day. We had a blast with you and absolutely love our photos. You are amazing!!”                        // Emily&Jared

st-anthony-main-engagement-session-kate-bentley“Kate, Thank you so much for making the drive to Minneapolis for our engagement pictures. You have the perfect balance of being professional, experienced, but still down to earth and easy going. We are confident that you are the right person to help us capture all of the details on our wedding day. If our wedding photos are anywhere near as amazing as our engagement pics, we’ll be pumped. YOU ROCK!!” // Dani&Tony

“Kate, Thank you so much for the fantastic engagement photo session & the amazing photos! We <3 them! We felt so comfortable with you and John and can not wait for our wedding day with you guys! We are so happy with our photos – can’t wait to print them and hang some up at home! Thanks again!” // Tessa&Mike

enchanted-barn-summer-wedding-kate-bentley“Kate Bentley was my fiance and I’s photographer for our wedding in June 2013. Let’s just say that out of all of the vendors we had for our wedding, whether it was the DJ, florist, or even the wedding coordinator at the ceremony and reception venue, Kate was my absolute favorite. She was super responsive with her emails before the big day, clearly answered every question that I had, (even when it had nothing to do with her job of capturing pictures) and delivered an AMAZING amount of fantastic photos that my husband and I will now have for the rest of our lives. She even captured moments that I never would have suspected, whether it was because I thought she wasnt around, or because I thought she wouldnt have been quick enough to catch the moment in time. Most importantly, I received the entire wedding collection of photos within less than two weeks. TWO WEEKS PEOPLE! That is unheard of with most places. That was huge to us, especially because we wanted to use some of our wedding photos on our thank you cards to our guests. I would most definitely recommend EVERY bride and groom to choose Kate as a photographer for their wedding. You will not regret it.” // Marisa&Mitch

“There were many reasons why we choose Kate Bentley as our wedding photographer. After stalking her facebook page and her website, I loved her photos. The fact that I could connect to the emotions of complete strangers and see the love in the photos. I loved that Kate’s style is funky and fun, but still classic enough that they will look beautiful being displayed in our home for years to come. I also wanted a photographer where I had the rights to all my photo to be able to show off and display for all my friends and family. We were planning our wedding from out of state and Kate was very responsive via email. She answered all questions in a timely fashion and was such a help with creating a ‘day of’ wedding schedule. Kate was flexible in scheduling our engagement photos for a time when we were in the area. On our wedding day, Kate and her assistant arrived early and stayed late. We had a huge wedding party and large families and Kate was very patient with all the photos that were on our list. Kate is friendly and makes everyone feel comfortable. The groomsmen even had great things to say! Kate took beautiful pictures of our wedding without being in your face. I didn’t even notice she was there during the ceremony and reception. I was thrilled every time a sneak peek would arrive on her facebook page. It was so fun to see all the photos. And I still enjoy seeing the photos of complete strangers. Kate does good work.” // Lindsay&Jack

“Kate, Thank you so much for being our photographer. We absolutely adore you and loved working with you this past year. We’re really going to miss you – we’ll definitely let you know when we’ll be in EC so we can grab a beer and catch up! The pictures you took of our special day are fabulous! We love them all. You really captured the entire day so perfectly, and were so helpful throughout our entire wedding planning process! Thanks again for everything! Keep in touch!” // Mary&Shane

enchanted-barn-summer-wedding-kate-bentley-2“Kate, Thank you, thank you, thank you for our gorgeous photos of our wedding. You really captured our day from start to end and all the emotion that came with it. Our photos are something we will cherish forever. You are amazing at what you do!” // Megan&Collin

“Kate, Thank you so much for being our photographer. We loved both our engagement photos & our wedding photos. You did a great job not only getting photos of us, but of our guests which we really loved. A big thank you for sending photos of Andy’s grandpa out early too; we appreciated it more than you could know! Thanks!” // Beth&Andy

“As I did research for our wedding photographer I didn’t fully realize how very important they are. I thought, hey maybe spending a little less here can help us stay under budget. A few days later I had my spreadsheet out and I found Kate’s website. She did not only have the most impressive body of work, but she was very reasonable.
Our initial planning session was very comforting, as I did not want the staple bride look for our wedding photos. We wanted in the moment, action shots of our wonderful day! Kate more than delivered. Even up to the wedding day, she was easy to get in contact with, very accommodating and was always willing to work with our wedding style.
During the wedding day she was very organized and assertive and helped me keep on our timeline, (we often were running ahead of time)! She was our go-to person throughout the day and made the day so much more special! She captured moments that we wanted to remember forever and now we have stunning photos to help us relive those special memories.
As we look back through our photos now we remember how happy, calm, and full of love on our wedding day we truly were. Kate captured that and more. I would highly recommend her to any bride and groom, she is an incredible photographer that captures love and life in the moment exquisitely!” // Caroline&Jeff

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