Get to knOw me, your photographer
Me in a nutshell: Everything I do is for my family. At my core, I'm a husband, son, brother, traveler, photographer, educator, and friend. And I absolutely love what I do.
Hey there! I'm Kyle, and the things you need to know about me are few. Know that I am there beside you throughout your most amazing wedding day, know that I have your back, and that I will be cracking jokes throughout the entire experience.
As for my photography style, its deep rooted in the fashion industry. I developed my style of photography & editing through working many years as a fashion photographer first before diving deep into weddings. My client list includes companies and magazines like Coach, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Adidas, Amazon, and my wedding work has been seen in places like Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides Magazine, Seattle Bride, Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom, and many other leading industry publications. I'm sincerely grateful for every single one of them, and for the others yet to come.
But none of that matters without the experience, the fun, and the results that every #LumaCouple feels when they look back through their photographs.
Don't take it from me, though. Here's an exact excerpt from a beautiful bride that I photographed in the Hamptons for her wedding:
"I still pinch myself every time I look at our photos! Everything turned out so beautiful. His ability to capture us, our love and emotion on that day, despite less than ideal conditions, is more than I can have imagined! My mentality about the photographs is they were the element that mattered most for our wedding. Years from now no one will remember the food, the DJ, or other details you spend so much time planning. But wedding photos are an heirloom that is passed through the generations, our grandkids will be able to look at these pictures someday and experience the same love and happiness that we do now. Kyle gave us something that we will always treasure, and our family will appreciate for generations to come!"
I would absolutely love to be your wedding photographer. I am super excited to hear from you!
- Kyle Goldie
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FAVORITE THING TO DO
My Wife, Haley
Travel the World
Q: So, What's the Investment?
A: Totally Your Call.
everything I do is custom.
build your own collection.
yep, it's that easy.
Additional Hours of Coverage
START WITH THE NUMBER OF HOURS OF COVERAGE
$3800 (Saturdays) ... OR ... $3500 (Fridays & Sundays)
THE FINE PRINT
*** Travel fees may apply to locations outside of 30 miles. Ask for details.
*** I photograph 99.99% of weddings solo. A second photographer is $1000.
*** A 10.1% WA sales tax will be added to all packages and options for residents of Washington State.
8 hours minimum
(Any less & you would miss important details from your special day)
(or $0 extra if no additional hours)
THEN, ADD YOUR OPTIONAL ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Up to an hour for your engagement portrait session. Here is where we will create some gorgeous images for your save-the-dates, invites, website registry, guest book, and of course your Facebook & Instagram for your friends and family to "ooh and aww" over. You'll receive 50-100 high-resolution photographs from this session.
PRINTS & FINE ART
HEIRLOOM PHOTO ALBUMS
Prints starting as low as only $10
Albums starting as low as only $800
The decision to purchase products is handled after your wedding day, and it's 100% optional, but you can certainly add an album now. I want you seeing your photographs before you commit to making a decision to purchase a certain number of prints and wall art. It's an investment, and it's one I want you feeling 110% excited about.
DON'T WANT THE EXTRAS?
Want no extras?
Book me for as little as $3800 + tax!
No problem at all! I want you to get exactly what you want. The most important decision to make right now is to simply lock me in for your wedding date. Bookings are first-come, first-served. And right now, you can get me reserved for your wedding day for only $3800!
Have Questions? Get Answers.
Q: How long have you been a photographer?
A: I first picked up a camera seriously when I was a teenager (35mm film days), and I fell in love with documenting moments and life's story as I traveled around with my family. But it wasn't until I graduated with my Bachelors of Business in 2007 that I took it on as a full-time career. So, we're talking 10+ years now as a profession. Man, now I feel old. Haha!
Q: How many weddings have you photographed?
A: I've photographed over 200 weddings as the lead photographer, and I've had over 1,000 portrait sessions. And since there's only 52 weekends in a year, my weekends have been basically filled with love stories and late-night celebrations ever since I became a photographer 10+ years ago!
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
A: This might start getting a bit technical, but I personally use a Canon 5DIV and 5DIII with prime lenses. Both are literally on me at all times throughout your wedding day so I never have to worry about changing lenses, switching memory cards, or changing batteries.
Q: Do you offer any albums, prints, canvases, guest books, etc?
A: Totally! But I want you feeling 1,000% comfortable and excited about the quality of your photographs before placing orders on those. That way, you only order exactly what you want, when you want, and when you know with confidence that they are going to look amazing on your walls and in your fine art heirloom albums. And all of this is done & ordered right through your online gallery!
Q: Do I need a second photographer?
A: Personally, I say no --- unless you have more than 200 guests AND you want specific focus on them and/or you want the exact same moment captured from two different angles OR if you have a really large wedding venue that would be difficult to move between two areas quickly. Otherwise, I have personally photographed more than 200 weddings completely solo and every single couple I have ever worked with has been 100% happy. Even for my own wedding, I hired one photographer, not two. Why? Because I had either the budget for one amazingly talented photographer or two photographers with a lesser amount of talent and experience and quality. So, I went with quality and experience. For my full thoughts on the subject, check out this blog post (click here). That said, I can totally hire one for your wedding if you really want one.
Q: Do I need an engagement session?
A: That totally depends on your needs. A lot of couples that also book an engagement session use their photographs for their save-the-dates, invitations, website registries, guest books, framed prints for their guest table, bar, and their house... and of course Facebook & Instagram! Plus, it's a way for you to get a little practice in front of the camera before your big day and it gives us an opportunity to get to know each other. :)
Q: Do you offer payment plans?
A: Yes, I do! Traditional payments are 50% due at the time of booking (within a week) and the final 50% is due 30 days prior to your wedding day. But, if you wanted to do the payment plan, I can stretch it into equal 1/3's or 1/4's if that works best for you. Just let me know what you prefer, and I will make it happen. It's that easy.
Q: How do I book you for my wedding day?
A: Love that question the most! To book me for your special day, simply let me know what you want included in your custom collection:
- Number of hours of coverage
- Engagement session (optional)
- Second photographer or none (optional)
- What payment plan option works best for you
Yep, it's that easy!
Let's Book It! >>
The experience you have on your wedding day means everything. And when booking me as your wedding photographer, I feel that quality should be equally as paramount as the experience when working together. I want you to be smiling, laughing, and feeling at ease throughout the entire process. I want you to trust in me 100%, and I want us to be friends. I'll be celebrating with you every step of the way.
The experience is so important as well for personal reasons as well. After all, your wedding photographer is the one person who will by your side more than any other person on your wedding day (other than your husband/wife, of course)! So, hiring a photographer who has not only the style of photography you are wanting to cherish forever, but also a fun, outgoing attitude is so important - and that's exactly what you get with me. And not to worry - I will coach every couple through their portrait session, I will help you keep on track with your schedule on your wedding day, and will I be cracking jokes with you all day long. Simply, we will have so much FUN together with everything along the way. And that's the way it should be.
As your photographer, it's also about the results you receive at the end of the day. The photographs should tell your wedding story. And when you receive your online gallery, I want you to feel like you are reliving your wedding day through your photographs. In those photographs, you will see all the beautiful details, the energy, and the pure joy from your wedding day over and over again. And since photographs are forever, every time you look at your photographs on the walls in your house, in your albums, and everywhere else that they might be, you will remember those most special moments in your life time and time again.
I'll be photographing details throughout your wedding day, capturing the raw emotions, and documenting the events as they naturally unfold. Everything will be amazing, incredible, gorgeous, and fun.
let's have fun
We 100% understand that no two weddings are alike, because no two couples are alike. Every #LumaCouple we photograph is an amazing fit with us from Day One. We truly want to mesh well not only because it's more fun (yay!), but because it really resonates through your photographs. We want the experience to be just as unforgettable as your life-lasting photographs.
Email me (Kyle) and let's chat about your wedding!
Use the contact form on my website!
Save the date by booking Luma Weddings!
From our first chat to delivery
As soon as you are able, I highly recommend booking with me, or any of my associates ASAP after you are engaged and know your wedding date. I don't mean this to be any pressure, but we book very early on (normally 8-12+ months in advance for peak dates, and 6+ months for non-peak dates).
In short, book as soon as you can to reserve your date with Luma Weddings!
Book me as soon as you know your wedding date!
Plan your amazing engagement session
Reserve Your Date on My Calendar
I offer two different levels of engagement session: An adventurous session or my personal favorite -- the EPIC session. If you are wanting engagement photographs that aren't cliche and stand out with some jaw-dropping scenery, the adventurous or epic session is for you.
Every engagement session is a great way to practice poses (don't worry, I'll coach you through it) and get even more amazing photographs for your save-the-dates, invitations, and prints to hang on your wall!
I will walk you through it with a handy style guide
Your wedding day timeline
EPIC SESSION with Morgan + Jon
Your Engagement Session
We don't expect you to know what the best timeline is for your unique wedding day, and this is where our expertise really comes handy. We'll certainly recommend doing a first-look, and we'll recommend a timeline that will get you the most out of your time with us -- all while you are reducing your stresses and maximizing your enjoyment. We have the experience creating LOTS of timelines. Let us help you. For now, you can get started by using our free resource available at timeline.lumaweddings.com.
Let's get your timeline details squared away!
Your wedding day! Exciting!!!
Your Wedding Timeline
On your wedding day, you can relax and enjoy your day with your friends and family. At this point, all of the questions have been taken care of, and we are there right by your side for the entire coverage window that you have booked Luma Weddings.
The timeline is done, the details are figured out, and your gorgeous details and memories are being captured!
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your day!
Delivery of your timeless, lasting photographs
Your Wedding Day
After your wedding day, the anticipation to receive your photographs will have you checking your email every day. Throughout this time (delivery is within six weeks of your wedding date), I am keeping you in the loop and communicating often.
I can't wait to deliver your photographs and hear how you are reliving your wedding day all over again. Congratulations, newlyweds!!!!
Expect delivery within six weeks of your date
That's it! Keep in touch and let's plan your anniversary and/or maternity session.
Kyle did an exceptional job. He photographed us in an intimate and genuine way. His down to earth nature and warm personality made for a fun and comfortable day. Kyle's photography perfectly encompassed our love and the awe-inspiring vista of the lake. It takes tremendous talent to capture the soul of the moment. It's the little details that elevate a photo and bring it to life. Kyle personalized the experience for us, and made it a truly memorable experience. After the shoot, Kyle delivered authentic, perfectly color corrected images that were a true representation of our engagement. It's hard to pick just one photo when every one is so gorgeous. Our friends and family have complimented us on the photos and are already buzzing about the photographer. This was truly a magical and worthwhile investment that we will cherish forever. We highly recommend Kyle for being so prompt, professional, and just an awesome person. You will not be disappointed.
Lindsey & Justin
Ross Lake | Cascade Mountains, WA
We have nothing but great things to say about Luma Weddings. Besides the fact that our photos turned out AMAZING (and now grace nearly every wall in our house) our experience working with Kyle and Haley was fantastic. Their personable yet professional approach helped us feel comfortable and confident throughout the process of engagement photos and a very stormy wedding day. The day of our wedding Kyle and Haley were a blast to have around. They made the entire wedding party feel so comfortable and they knew how to handle the rain like a pro. Haley even helped sew my dress when it broke during the reception - she was awesome! We have had multiple friends and future brides book through Luma Weddings after hearing about our experience and seeing how our photos turned out. They are on the rise though so I'd suggest booking ASAP!
Emily & Ryan
Dairyland | Snohomish, WA
The day was absolutely incredible, When we returned from our adventure with Kyle, we were not the same people as when we had left. Kyle does a wonderful job of making the camera disappear, You just live the moment. We are proud to call Kyle our photographer. For anyone looking to make a lasting moment of your special day, book Luma Weddings.
Courtney & Dylan
White Ave | Anna Maria Island, Florida
Kyle did such an amazing job with our engagement and wedding photos. We had a destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico at Moon Palace Nizuc, and Kyle knew exactly what to do with the harsh sunlight, hot weather, and extreme humidity, not to mention how to avoid all the tourists in the backgrounds. If you're looking to book a destination wedding photographer, look no further, Kyle is your person, he's super easy to work with and he can give you lots of great suggestions!
Chen Hsi & Joe
Moon Palace Nizuc | Cancun, Mexico
Luma Weddings was the best decision I made regarding my wedding. Capturing your wedding day is an imperative part of the process. The professionalism is on another level! We were asked what photography style we had in mind, and I didn't feel I needed to explain myself for Luma weddings to capture my vision. The photography is absolutely stunning! Parts of my special day that I was unaware of were so beautifully captured, and gave me the ability to see things that I missed on such a hectic day. As a bride, getting ready on that day is extremely busy. I could not have been happier that I was able to see and experience what Luma Weddings captured that would have otherwise been missed by the chaos of the day. The turnaround time on the images was also extremely quick. There are already a million things to worry about on your wedding day. Book Luma Weddings for one less thing to worry over, you won't regret it.
Brooke & Alex
Secrets The Vine | Cancun, Mexico
We could not be happier with having Kyle and Haley photograph our wedding!! Not only are the pictures absolutely STUNNING, it was like having two extra friends at our wedding with us! They were relaxed, kept me calm in stressful moments, and celebrated with us for others, all while capturing the most wonderful memories from our day! Our photos will be very proudly displayed in our home for many, many years to come and I couldn't give Luma Weddings enough credit! A must-hire.
Annie & David
Backyard Wedding | Bellevue, WA
Choosing Kyle Goldie as our photographer for our engagement and wedding photos was the best decision we made. Planning a wedding is stressful and dealing all the vendors can be a headache but not once did we feel stressed or worried regarding our photographer. My husband and I are extremely pleased with how our photos turned out. The one comment I hear from friends and family is how our photos are "Absolutely stunning". Kyle is professional, punctual, creative and easy to work with.
Ashley & Solver
Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Snohomish, WA
Kyle was absolutely amazing! He was kind and flexible throughout the day and was focused on the vision that we had for our photos. During the time leading up to the wedding Kyle was so helpful, easy to work with and he always responded to my emails quickly. We couldn't be happier with our photos!
Emily & Luke
The Woods | Vancouver, British Columbia
I am SO glad I found Luma Weddings! Kyle and Haley did an incredible job throughout the day. They were easy to work with, professional, and knew how to keep things moving while getting all the important pictures. When I got my wedding photos back, it felt like I was reliving the day. Kyle was able to capture so many aspects of the wedding that I may not have remembered on my own. Everyone who has see the pictures has been highly impressed. I recommend Luma Weddings to anyone looking for quality, beautiful pictures of their special day!
Karin & Richard
Lairmont Manor | Bellingham, WA
Luma Weddings exceeded our expectations for photography! Kyle and Haley make a great professional pair and we loved being able to have a male and female duo to help with both our perspectives of photos. Kyle worked with us to customize the exact wedding package we were looking for at an affordable price which included our engagement photo shoot as well. This pair is very professional as well as personable - a couple that we have remained friends with passed our working relationship. Kyle is timely in all aspects of his business - communication/responses, return of final edited photos, meeting/greeting, etc. We've received our wedding photos and they are stunning! It allows us to look back on our special day and see the emotion and timeline that was captured. Luma Weddings goes above and beyond and I would recommend them to everyone!
Jillian & Raphael
Golden Gardens | Seattle, WA
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an awesome experience
an awesome photographer - me!
WHAT Do YOU GET?
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Have More Questions?
This guide has been meant to give you an easy way to build your own custom collection, to get to know me a little bit, and to help give you an insight as to the experience you will receive when working with me.
But as always, I am here to answer any questions for you at any time. Just send me an email and I'll get back to you ASAP. Thank you so much.
- Kyle Goldie
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Let's Make It Official!
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After all, the most important thing to do when booking your photographer is to simply BOOK IT! I'm only one person, and so I only have so much availability. Let's lock it in!
- Kyle & Haley Goldie
I'll be in touch ASAP!
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