Katie O'Brien Photography

34 Line, Barrie, Ontario L4N 0T4 Barrie (Ontario) Map
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About Katie O'Brien Photography

Located in Barrie, Ontario, Katie O'Brien Photography specializes in intimate wedding and elopement photography for couples who want a photographer to tell the story of their special day. Katie is passionate about capturing raw emotions, creating authentic images full of all the meaningful moments that happen throughout your day.

Services offered

Katie's style is very candid as she looks to capture all the in between moments. The services she offers include a second shooter, additional hours, adventure sessions, and travel worldwide.

Other services

Katie O'Brien Photography offers services for elopements, intimate weddings (30 people or less), destination weddings, and adventurous couple sessions.

  • Photography Services 2nd shooter, add'l hours, engagement shoot, high-res, multi. locations, trash the dress
  • Starting Package C$ 2,500.00
  • Most Popular Package C$ 3,000.00
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  • Meet the Team View team
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More information about Katie O'Brien Photography

  • What primary photographic style do you identify with?
    Photojournalism
  • What photography items do you offer?
    Albums
    Digital files
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price?
    Digital files
    Engagement shoot
    High-res
    Slideshow
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?
    Digital files
    Engagement shoot
    High-res
    Slideshow / montage

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7 Reviews for Katie O'Brien Photography


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.4
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.4
  • Response time 4.9

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  • Rebecca

    Rebecca Mckenzie · Getting married on 03/10/2020

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    Outstanding!

    Seriously just hire her! Katie is outstanding in every sense, incredibly talented and an absolute gem! To the point that I have a write a review even before she’s captured our wedding - this is one vendor you should not pass up having a part of your team.

    Recently we had our engagement season with Katie in beautiful Hardy Lake Provencal Park and we cannot stop GUSHING over these photos. Katie is professional, super easy going, personable and went above and beyond our expectations. From two people who are incredibly awkward when it comes to photo’s we had very little few ideas on what wanted. Katie recommended locations, times (for best lighting), captured the most beautiful photos and moments I didn’t even know happened.

    We are so grateful that she is a part of our team and cannot wait to have her at our wedding! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

    Sent on 20/09/2019

    Katie O'Brien Photography's reply:

    Rebecca!!! I had such a great afternoon with you both on our little adventure around Hardy Lake. Seriously so excited for the wedding!!
  • Victoria

    Victoria Cook · Getting married on 19/09/2020

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    Don’t hire this photographer!


    Katie is a nice girl but I would not call her a professional photographer. More hobbiest trying to make a career of photography that she doesn’t have the qualifications for.

    My fiancé and I’s engagement shoot was a joke. She made little effort to stage us for images and spent a great deal of time on Pinterest trying to find images for inspiration. (Something that should have been planned prior to our session)

    When she sent our photos back to us within a week, non were edited beyond some changed to black and white.

    Moving forward to us having to reschedule our wedding due to the pandemic she was less than accommodating. She refused to do any partial refunds of our deposit and finally agreed to a laughable amount back after a great deal of coaxing. (Less than one third of our deposit and charged for our complimentary engagement shoot $400.)

    Than she proceeded to complain about the time she has had to spend finding adequate insurance for our venue. Blaming us for not informing her upon being hired. In my opinion as a business maybe that should be a question asked before taking on a client. Not professional.

    I could go on further but I imagine my point has been made, fellow brides don’t hire this photographer!

    Sent on 08/05/2020

    Katie O'Brien Photography's reply:

    Hi Victoria!

    You’re right, I have just finished school so I am just starting out and I am new to owning a business. I actually went to university to study a BASc and then followed up with a diploma in photography. I have also been spending much of my income from my first year of business investing in my education and business in relation to photography.

    I’m so sorry to hear you felt this way about your engagement session. The way I work is not by posing couples - I prefer to give couples prompts and have them moving around to get those real emotions out. I will admit being at an amusement park for your session was a bit out of my comfort zone. I typically work outdoors in nature, so I did make make a list of prompts I wanted to try while we were there and referenced them when I felt the need to do so. I’m quite surprised to hear you felt this way though as I received a text from you saying “The photos look great thank you for getting them back to us so fast”. I really wish I knew about this back in January. As the winter is my slow season, I only had a few engagement sessions that month. The editing of your photos was not rushed, each one was fully edited the same way I edit every other session - which is what appears all over my Instagram and website. I was able to sit down and only work on your photos that week and get them back to you sooner than I would in my busy season.

    I did send out an email to all of my 2020 couples in March when I realized the pandemic would likely affect everyone this year in one way or another. I told all of my couples that I would be more than happy to work with them to reschedule their date to another date later this year or next year that I had available - this way they would not have to lose their retainer. We’re all going though this crazy time together right now and unfortunately, this means flexibility from both parties when rescheduling if concerned about your non refundable retainer. I was not available for your new 2021 date you booked. I was still open to looking at other dates with you but you said it was already set in stone. As I explained in our previous emails, the non refundable retainer is what pays for my services and time spent behind the scenes that are already completed (such as your engagement session).

    I’m sorry you felt that I was complaining about the time I spent talking to an insurance broker and your venue. It was not meant that way, I was just explaining to you all of the things I have done that you may not have known about since you didn’t seem to understand why the full retainer could not be returned to you. Your venue did require an increase in liability from other venues and I was working to fix the problem without you having to get involved or put any added stress on you!

    Again I’m so sorry that you feel this way about our time working together. I appreciate your feedback - it’s what helps me in growing my business. Please let me know if you still have any questions/ concerns.

    Katie
  • Kristen

    Kristen P · Married on 04/10/2019

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    Fun engagement shoot!

    My fiancé and I are having a very short engagement and wanted some engagement shots done for the venue that had foam core posters. We didn’t have much time and found Katie in the Barrie area online last minute and so thankful we did! She was able to meet us that weekend at my parents place on the lake and took such beautiful photos of my fiancé and I (where we got engaged). It was to be a short 20 minute session but she was very accommodating and patient with us to ensure we got a variety of shots in and out of the water! We had so much fun - thank you Katie!! We would love to work with you again in the future :)

    Sent on 13/09/2019

    Katie O'Brien Photography's reply:

    Kristen, you two were SO MUCH FUN!! So happy you chose me to capture those moments for you! I would absolutely love to work with you both again :)
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    Alyssa · Married on 15/05/2020

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    Love love love

    Absolutely loved my experience and can’t wait to be working with Katie again on my wedding day!! Had so much fun doing my engagement session, and very friendly and personable!

    Sent on 13/09/2019

    Katie O'Brien Photography's reply:

    Oh my goodness, thank you so much Alyssa! So happy you chose me to capture these moments for you and I can't wait for the wedding!!
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    Guillermo Gutierrez · Married on 06/09/2019

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    Very good experience!

    We had our wedding in Caledon and Katie was a very good choice. She was very accommodating to our needs and was very open to all of our photo ideas. It was raining the day of our wedding but she was very supported to try to make the best of it and she was not afraid to get in the rain to capture some very good shots. During the times when we were occupied Katie took the time to captures moments with our guests who all raved about how lovely she was. We are very happy with our memories of a lifetime!

    Sent on 05/10/2019

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