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Kathleen Pace - Originally from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, I moved to Chapel Hill in 2005.
Amelya Jayne Photography Est. 2009
My days are filled with everything photography. I have always been a creative spirit that gravitated toward the art of photography. Always a passion of mine, but not always what I did for a living. I have a BS degree in Exercise Science from East Stroudsburg University. I had an amazing career as a Yoga/Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer as I started out in Center City Philadelphia. I am still passionate about health and fitness but I never stopped taking photos, and picked it back up as a "Pro" in 2009.
Photography is a very competitive market, and not a side hustle for me, this is my life, the way I make my living. Since it is all I do I am able to give my clients my full attention and give them an experience that allows them to feel relaxed and confident. I shoot 20-30 weddings a year with my Assistant and lovely daughter Amelia. I also have an amazing photographer, Jamie on my Team that 2nd shoots occasionally for me as well as shoots weddings for me when I am booked.
I am passionate about real emotions and creating still images that allow the couple to look back ( through their album ) and feel everything all over again. I love details, but what I truly enjoy capturing are the beautiful happy faces on a wedding day.
One of my clients totally blew my mind with this review. She is so kind and thoughtful as she really wants couples to take notice that I truly offer packages for everyone! When I send out a quote about my pricing couples see everything I offer. There are no games. Just pure honesty and transparency. It doesn't matter if you booked Biltmore Estates or your parents back yard. My pricing is the same for everyone.
I have the best clients! Here is what my bride Leah had to say, and this is just her engagement session!
Hey bride(or groom)-to-be!! Are you frantically searching through tons of wedding photographers, trying to find a talented photographer who can capture all candid fun of your big day without breaking you and your partner's bank? Well the search is over! My partner and I hired Kathleen for our wedding and engagement and are so thrilled we did (we have only had our engagement photos done so far, and our wedding is in September 2018)! Kathleen is great to work with. Very friendly and chatty or directive if she needs to be, she will put you at ease in front of the camera. She likes to take the time to get to know you and your SO's story and personalities. You can easily tell this looking through her portfolio. I remember coming across her website and looking at all photos - I felt like I personally knew every single couple she captured since she did such a great job capturing all their emotion and personalities! Kathleen's style seems to really focus on capturing emotion and a photo-journalistic feel rather than solely staged and posed photos, but she can certainly do both very well! This is exactly what my partner and I were looking for in a wedding photographer as we both really love having fun and enjoying the moment, but still needed someone who could direct us to be sexy and flirty. She really has tons of options for any budget and will work with you to find what fits your needs. My partner and I really enjoyed being able to hire her daughter as our second shooter without going over our photography budget. Kathleen even has options to get your wedding photos back quickly without the normal 6-10 week lead time if you don't care so much about photo edits. She's very easy to reach and responsive - super for a bride who has a lot of questions like me! We went with her 7 hour package and hired her daughter for our second shooter. Highly recommended!! You won't regret hiring Amelya Jayne Photography to capture your big day!
(The images in the slide show above were taken by my friend and awesome Maine Photographer Cindy Giovagnoli in 2014.