Wild Connections Photography
YOU'RE ANYTHING BUT TRADITIONAL
You've never done what people expect you to do, so why start now? Weddings don't have to be boring, traditional, or indoors. So let me ask you: Would you rather get married during a ski trip to the Alps or hike to a remote location in the Dolomites?
The truth is, you feel happiest when you are outside in nature. In the mountains, you feel SAFE from the pressures and expectations of others. You want to feel FREE to be yourselves and plan a day that's truly in alignment with who you are.
No Expectations. No Drama.
I'm Cat, and I create bespoke adventure elopement experiences in the Austrian Alps and Dolomites that allow you to have a day that focuses on your love of nature and being in the outdoors.
I'm a hiking guide, former ski instructor, and photographer, so whether you picture saying your vows and hitting the slopes or hiking to a mountain peak, I'm here to help you make it happen.
What most people love about my work is how natural and unpretentious it is. I work with real humans - not models, and celebrate you, your love for each other, and the beauty of the places you visit in a relaxed and no-fuss way so you can be fully present and enjoy every moment.
``Cat completely exceeded our expectations as our photographer/hiking guide/local guru/now forever friend. We sought out Cat because we knew we wanted a different type of wedding day, and as a queer couple, we wanted an affirming experience. We wanted an adventure, and we found that and more with Cat and our hiking elopement in Tyrol, Austria. Cat's photography portfolio speaks for itself, but we were blown away by the way she captured the most magical day of our lives AND the remarkable landscape surrounding the Alpine lake we adventured to. Something particularly special about Cat's style is that she gave us space to have the quiet, intimate moments we asked for. From the start, she helped us plan a day that would be peaceful, where we could share our vows alone and venture up the mountain hand in hand. We are forever grateful to have had Cat provide those moments and capture them in dozens upon dozens of photos. How she does it, we're not sure, but we cannot recommend her highly enough to other couples seeking a little something wild and wonderful for your wedding day(s).``
-N & A
``Cat is truly an amazing photographer who caters to the all the clients wants and needs. She loves adventure and is not afraid to take on any elements that come her way. If you want to get married in the snow, rain, or shine, she will make it happen!
We received ``sneak peak`` photos the same day we took them and we were absolutely amazed and in love with her work!
If you are looking for a photographer who is thoughtful, friendly, open minded, willing to do what it takes, and an LGBTQ+ ally, then she is the perfect photographer for you! Cat, thank you for everything you did for Mary and I! We loved getting to work with you and will cherish the beautiful photos you took, forever.``
-M & M
``When we first began planning our wedding over two years ago, we stumbled upon Wild Connections Photography online and decided to contact Cat; this was the absolute best decision of our wedding-planning experience. As a lesbian couple planning a wedding, there are often moments of trepidation as you wait to hear whether service providers are willing to work with you, but with Cat, that sense of fear was extinguished the moment we got her first response and she enthusiastically asked to hear our love story. For almost two whole years, Cat regularly checked in with us to see how the wedding planning was going and to get to know us, which meant that, on the day of our wedding, it felt like we were reuniting with an old friend. Not only did this make the experience free of awkwardness, but it actually made it FUN! And, of course, the PHOTOS! Somehow, Cat took us, two completely ordinary women, and made us feel elegant and beautiful. We never could have imagined such magical photos. Cat captured the essence of who we are and what our lives represent.``
-J & L
``Cat was fantastic - so wonderful to work with! Cat really helped us understand travel distances (and times) and narrow down what was most important to us for the day. Her knowledge of the area – and willingness to go test-hike the route since she had not been there before either – helped calm my planning nerves. She knew when to help guide us for certain pictures vs when to step back and let us have private moments. She was able to answer a variety of logistical questions like how to best pack the dresses and ability to hike down after the ceremony, as well as help us maintain focus on the importance of the day: spending time together with each other in the ways we enjoy as we promise and plan our future together.``
-L & B
MORE OF CAT'S WORK
After a sunrise hike, Betsy and Lora eloped among the Dolomites. Their adventure elopement was filled with promises, vows and champagne to celebrate wife and wife.