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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 Amelya Jayne. Amelya shoots along side of me and is a very talented photographer! Although only in High School at Chapel Hill High, she has a creative eye, and nails her shots. She has more experience shooting weddings then most "newbie" photographers and 2nd shooters!
Amelia's work can be seen mixed into most of the 2018 Wedding Portfolio, however we are creating a separate portfolio of her work to show off her tremendous skills! Stay tuned!
Another addition to my team is my friend Jamie, we have been shooting together since October 2016, The Cotton Room was our first wedding and I fell in love with her! We worked so beautifully together, we were sisters from the start, I adore her! She has her own photography business and shoots as a 2nd shooter and a lead shooter for my company. If clients want all the bells and whistles they would hire all 3 of us. She is an amazing talent and is very busy building her own business so as a team its best to book us a year in advance or more. Her Portfolio is also in the works so I can show her off to potential clients:)
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.
What My Awesome Clients are Saying!
Issack & Adriana - Wedding at The Harvest House.
Kath is an amazingly talented photographer and an awesome person too! One of the main things we were looking for in our photographer was personality. Kath is lively, funny and she really makes the session very enjoyable. She is that supper talented aunt you have always wished you had. Her works really speak for her talent and professionalism. She is flexible in time, budget and pretty much everything we asked for she was able to make happen. We are recent college grads and we communicated that with her and she was able to work with us on our budget. We have met with many photographers and Kath was the best! We couldn't have been happier with our choice!
Elizabeth & Nick - Shady Wagon Farm
Kathleen was a blast to work with at my wedding. She was super helpful figuring out a timeline for pictures and gathering ideas of what our dream wedding pictures were. She even showed up to our venue the day before to gather ideas for great spots to use. She is super fun and energetic which is so helpful. She made me feel very comfortable during the whole wedding and everyone there loved her energy. The pictures she took were beautiful and she was able to capture the sunset perfectly. Would highly recommend her for your wedding photographer!
Kristin & Seth - Wedding at Shady Wagon Farm
Amelya Jane (and Kath) did a fantastic job with my bridal portraits and wedding. The pictures were stunning. Everything was so easy and organized. I will definitely book with Amelya Jane again!
Ronda - Owner of Empower Personalized Fitness & The Life you Envision
I have worked with Kathleen and the Amelya Jayne Photography team for both personal and professional projects over the last 10 years. Kathleen has such a creative eye behind the camera and over the years she has captured special moments in so many areas of my life - our daughter's newborn session, her first birthday, family shots, business branding, lifestyle images and personal branding. She knows exactly how to capture the best light and make your photos look amazing! Kathleen is always accommodating and she will go above and beyond to make your special day magical.
The images in the slide show above were taken by my friend and awesome Maine Photographer Cindy Giovagnoli in 2014.