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Kate was absolutely wonderful! First, our engagement pictures were fabulous. It was so fun for us to get to know one another and my husband really appreciated her guidance and sense of humor. Kate also designed and crafted our wedding invitation suite. One word…incredible. I had given her an idea for our monogram and she went above and beyond. Fast forward to our wedding day and every detail was captured so beautifully. Definitely a 10/10 from start to finish and every detail in between.

Brooke Slezak


We couldn’t have possibly picked a better photographer for our special day! She was punctual, prepared and rolled with the punches all day and did it with a smile. She started as our photographer and ended as a friend. We couldn’t be more thankful!

Madison Pody


“Kate was THE absolute best! I can not say enough about how wonderful she is! She was so easy to work with and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She fit in so well with our wedding day. She answered any questions I had before the big day and if I had a request day of, she honored it! She got our gallery to us incredibly quick! We will cherish her work for the rest of our lives!”

Kelsey Reagan


Kate was truly one of the the biggest blessing during our engagement and wedding season. She makes you feel so comfortable and confident in front of the camera. She is so kind, flexible, responsible, creative, talented, and just so on top of things! I will never be able to choose my favorites out of my wedding pictures (or engagement pictures) because they are just that good thanks to Kate. Her photography and editing skills are so amazing. Really could not recommend her enough!! She’s just the best!

Kinsey Bartlett


“Kate was the best!! She made everything SO easy and stress free. I highly recommend her to any new brides!”


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Kate is caring, talented and trustworthy. She captured every moment of our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding day – the expected special ones and the smaller surprises that you wouldn’t have witnessed without her camera.

Robin Duke


The whole entire wedding day you made me feel like such a beautiful bride and were constantly giving me confidence boosters. Besides being such a professional at what you do, you also have some great jokes and know how to ease nerves! Our wedding day was so stress free and overall amazing, and I have to thank Kate with Haint Blue for contributing, big time, to that.

I was so pleased with how many pictures there were. She captured every moment and every single little detail. Every picture takes me right back to that day. She captured every special moment, even ones that Cody and I didn’t get to see. Kate worked her tail off and we had our gallery within the week!!

I refer Haint Blue to EVERYONE for any reason. Engagement? Haint Blue. Family Pictures? Haint Blue. Wedding Pictures? Haint Blue. Graduation? Haint Blue. Baby Pictures? Haint Blue. She is an amazing photographer, hands down the best. But she is an even better human being, I am so happy we chose her to capture all of our special moments! She is our photographer and friend for life.

Karli Ellis


Love love love her!

I felt so loved by Kate on our wedding day. She was both professional, and compassionate with us. She helped make my first look with my father so special, and captured the precious moments of mine and my husband’s first look. Through the entire process of planning and executing the big day she was nothing but the best!

Rachel Matthews


I’m all about organization. I had a larger wedding party, with more groomsmen than bridesmaids. I was nervous about how the flow of pictures would go. Haint Blue is just as organized as she is talented and wedding day pictures flowed beautifully.

When I received my gallery, I was so excited to see that dreamy glow on all my photos. Nothing was too harsh, too bright (I’m so pale), or too fake! Not every moment was picture perfect, and those are some of my favorite memories. The pictures tell the perfect story of our wedding day with each perfectly captured moment.

When talking to other brides looking for photographers, I tell them this. I was worried that I wouldn’t find a photographer we meshed well with. That all my photos wouldn’t turn out because of how awkward I am around strangers with a camera! I met with Kate and it was like a match made in photography heaven. One of my bridesmaids is using Haint Blue for her wedding and being around Kate at our wedding was what sold her. She laughed with us, always had an available hand, and went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. There’s a lot of people that can take a decent photo, but Haint Blue really brought another element on wedding day.

Lauren Whatley

Reviews for wedding invitation suites

It is hard to put into words how much we loved working with Haint Blue Collective. Kate, the designer behind the company, was a dream to work with – From our save the dates to wedding invitations to thank you cards to day-of signage, Kate’s incredible artistic ability was undeniable. Three months after our wedding, our guests are still commenting on the beautiful invitations and calligraphy. It took us a while to narrow down exactly what type of aesthetic we wanted, but Kate was so patient throughout the entire the process – Without question, she was always willing to make any tweaks or updates in a timely manner! Kate is a kind soul with a true artistic gift. If you are in need of calligraphy/design services for you wedding, you will not be disappointed with Haint Blue Collective!

Izzy Elder


Kate was such a blessing to work with for our wedding, really a godsend. In the process of choosing and working with wedding vendors, you can easily find yourself feeling like you’re just another number and wonder if you’ll get the quality and care you deserve for your very special day – not with Kate. She was so helpful; answering my many questions about the process in a timely manner, so transparent; letting me know what would look best based on what I wanted, and so incredibly patient as I came back to her with tweaks throughout the process as things changed on our end. She really seemed to care about the project as if it were her own.

I absolutely loved the way my invitations came out and we received so many compliments from our guests. We even had guests who saved their envelopes because of Kate’s beautiful, handwritten calligraphy. Very last minute, I asked Kate to help me design a welcome booklet. We didn’t have much time and I knew it was a lot of work, but Kate delivered and the booklets came out perfect. We also incorporated Kate’s work on our reception tables and it made the entire look complete. She listened to the vision I had and translated that into all the pieces she worked on for me.

I couldn’t have been luckier to meet Kate. She’s such a talented, caring, and professional person to work with and if I could go back and do it all again, I would choose her every time.

Olivia Eu


My custom letterpress invitations with deckled edges came out even more beautiful than I could have imagined! Kate was such a pleasure to work with and very helpful and responsive throughout the whole process. Her work is simply stunning – so soft and romantic! Her attention to detail goes above and beyond. I would recommend Kate to any bride-to-be!

Jennifer Rego


I can not express how happy I am, with wedding invitations. They turned out exactly what I envisioned. Kate was a pleasure to work with. She listened, was very prompt with responding any questions I had and delivery expectation was exactly what she promised.

Liza Goodsir


It is rare to find someone that is both creative and organized, but that is exactly what you will find should you choose to work with Kate. With her by your side, both your vision and time will be respected. Her work ethic is rare.

As a bride, I needed honest direction and guidance in turning my vision into a reality. There are so many things to consider when it comes to the aesthetics of your wedding, and Kate really helped me work through those decisions. She will take the unnecessary worries off your back and help you focus on creating something beautiful.

I highly recommend a partner like Kate Gwin for your wedding experience.

Kelsey Lovett


Goodness gracious, every bride dreams of invitations like these! I’m so very pleased with my letterpress invites and calligraphy envelopes. Kate is so very easy to work with and created exactly what I had in mind.

Julie Garth


Kate was wonderful. I got her name from a mutual friend because he knew I was not seeing anything I liked in term of wedding invitations. I was able to look at some examples of her work and knew immediately that she could make this part of planning a wedding incredibly easy. This was a second wedding so I did not want to go the “traditional” route for the invitations. I also had no clue what I wanted, that is where Kate was a life saver. I told her the basics of what I wanted the invitation to say and a little bit about my personality and I let her be the creative mind. She nailed it. The invitations matched us perfectly and her special touch with calligraphy made them personal and as beautiful outside as the actual invitations were on the inside. Any chance I have in the future to use her creativeness I will let her take the project and run with it.

Elizabeth Whitehead


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