Kate Thompson

Richmond, VA

Timeless Documentarian Photography

Founder Kate Thompson brings more than a decade of professional photography experience to your day. Kate is celebrated for her easy going, reassuring and knowledgeable demeanor and knack for capturing the beauty of newlywed love. Her natural style is inspired by the creative potential bubbling under the surface of everyday moments.
Kate uses her all-access engagement and wedding day pass to be a documentarian and an artist, helping to slow down fast-moving big life moments and capturing them in timeless keepsake photos. As cofounder of design studio Palindrome Creative Co. and The Family Narrative conference, Kate’s work has been featured in _The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Virginia Public Media, Garden & Gun, Martha Stewart _and more.
Through a delicately honed creative process, Kate Thompson curates honest photos that tell your truth with an artistic vision. Kate works to produce images that carry a sense of presence and humor. She has photographed weddings all over the U.S. as well as in India, Italy and Iceland and offers full-day and partial-day packages.

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Scarlet & Bryce

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Scarlet & Bryce

"Speechless! Kate was recommended to us by our wedding venue, and after looking through her portfolio, we were stunned by the quality and authenticity of her work. Kate was so helpful during our COVID planning and was flexible enough to be able to support us with our changed plans. She even traveled up to DC for us when we decided to have a small marriage ceremony in advance of the larger wedding we had to push back. It was a sacred moment to be able to have our family together (masked and distance) after so much time apart, and Kate's ability to capture the love in the room really is invaluable. We are so excited to continue to work with Kate for our big wedding! THANK YOU!"

Emily & Jordan

"Working with Kate was such a great part of our wedding day! Her work speaks for itself and it was such a relief to just tell her to do her thing and trust we would get beautiful, authentic pictures back. Looking back over our pictures the last couple of weeks we truly feel like we are re-living our wedding day- she's totally a stealthy fly on the wall and seemed to capture every single sweet, teary mother of the bride or fidgety, toddler ring bearer moment and everything else in between. She is such a kind, laid back person and put everyone at ease during portraits-a godsend for my husband and I because we can get a little awkward having our picture taken. Our photos are a beautiful representation of one of our favorite days and we're so thankful for all her hard work!"

Sarah & Alex

"Kate's presence and product were phenomenal! She was professional, kind, and personable. On the day of our wedding, her presence was so calming and she beautifully blended in. We have so many stunning pictures during the ceremony and I do not remember hearing or seeing her once during this time. I truly cannot imagine better photos. They're perfect. The candids are our favorite. It is truly a gift in the way she captured the day and each person's personality so perfectly."

Annie & Ted

“Kate is such a talented, compassionate, thoughtful photographer and person, and I treasure every image she made for our wedding - and later - our family. She is exceptionally skilled in reading people's comfort and goes out of her way to make sure people feel truly seen. I think this is reflected in her work, which is both highly professional and absolutely breathtaking.”

Emma & David

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