Swanky 60 State Engagement Celebration

This engagement party was the best way for YTK to start off the 2018 year! Fatima is one of the most stunning brides. In some Middle Eastern traditions, when a couple agrees to become engaged, they hold an intimate religious ceremony and the next day the women come together for a big celebration of laughter and dancing! Fatima had some amazing gowns from her family’s store, Jocelynn’s Bridal. The bride makes a grand entrance to the hall and is celebrated with dancing, chants and later in the evening the men join. The couple is presented with gifts of gold jewelry followed by cake cutting and more dancing. 

I am so excited that I got to capture Fatima and Mohanned’s engagement party and am obsessed with the images that we were able to capture! Shout out to our all girl team who rocked this night! Leeann from Fyvie Films, Hair by Cassandra, Dj Caroline from Upbeat Occasions and our girl Kate from Nicole’s.



Venue: 60 State Place
Event Coordination: Nicole’s
DJ: Upbeat Occasions with DJ Caroline
Photography: YTK Photography by Katherine Wright
Videography: fyviefilms
Dresses: Jocelynn’s Bridal
Hair  by: Cassondra Schauble

Snowy Woodsy Bump Shoot

You may remember this beauty from her wedding a few years ago…. (if you don’t go check out her stunning wedding images). I can’t tell you how happy I am to have her back on the YTK Blog to celebrate her baby girl. Congratulations my friend! I can’t wait to meet your little lady! xoxox


Tuesdays, 3/6/18-4/10/18 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM | 6 Sessions
Member: $230 | Non-Member: $290 | Studio Fee: $30
Instructor: Katherine Wright
Level: Intermediate

Learn to use the photo editing programs Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Learn workflow options, how to sync between the two programs, and basic editing techniques, including image management, resizing images, cropping, color correction, and saving for various outputs. You will need a flash drive with 50 images, a notebook, and writing utensil. Experience with basic computer operations is necessary; Mac experience is helpful, but not required.

Have Questions? Contact Katherine Katherine@ytkphotography.com

Please visit The Art Center Online to register or for more information http://www.artscenteronline.org/digital-arts/photography/

Snowy Upstate Engagement Shoot

If you ever have the winter blues, just picture this couple and all of your troubles will melt away (especially with such a hot red dress)! Tia and Brandon have an awesome engagement story and I was so excited to capture their Upstate Engagement images, especially since it was such a cold and icy day! But luckily, they like winter so it was perfect for them! The story on the Proposal – Brandon and Tia love winter sports and have been hitting the slopes quite a bit this season. On a recent trip out to Jiminy Peak, with friends and Tia’s parents, Brandon brought along THE RING and knew that he would totally throw Tia off if he proposed at the end of the night at the bottom of the Mountain. Brandon had the whole thing planned for months. He stalked her Pinterest boards for her favorite rings and then created the perfect custom design. He had already been hinting at proposing to intentionally throw her off so she would never suspect when it was actually going to happen. On a very cold and snowy night at the end of a great day of skiing, before their friends and her parents – Brandon got down on one knee and asked Tia to marry him. She burst out- YES, yes! Almost before he was done talking. It was perfect and so them. I got to see the video – and believe me, it was awesome. I couldn’t be happier for you guys and can’t wait for your stunning winter wedding! 

American Red Cross of Northeastern New York

I am so honored to have been asked to collaborate with the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York in creating a video for their Annual Fire + Ice Gala. Immediately, I was filled with all kinds of ideas on what kind of piece I wanted to produce for this incredible organization. The American Red Cross does so much globally and locally for those in need. I started to think about that connection and the people who are impacted by such incredible hardship.

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”
― Ben Okri

I wanted to show the connection of humanity by using the sound (and symbol) of the heartbeat to carry us through the introduction, while addressing the massive suffering that we have felt around the world. Just in this past year we have had tragic earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, mudslides and mass casualties. In our own communities, we had fires, floods, mudslides and other tragedies. No matter what, no matter where, The Red Cross responds to disaster and is a sign of hope. We are the difference through donation, the gift of blood and volunteering.

In those moments of despair and disaster, we see each other as people stripped of labels and status – in those humble moments, we all are just human.

Thank you to The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York for asking me to tell this story. Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who do this work daily and step up in the sight of tragedy. And thank you, to all the wonderful people who volunteered to be part of this film.

Winter Engagement Shoot with Jess + Kyle

Like a good majority of our couples, Jess and Kyle are located out-of-state and are planning a wedding long distance. Jess and Kyle have had quite an adventitious time together, moving all around the country and then settling down in Charleston, SC. They both knew that they wanted to have their wedding in the 518 and fell in love with the Glen Sanders Mansion. Jess said to me that the style of the venue reminded her of southern architecture and had the elegance that she was looking for. For their engagement session, Jess and Kyle wanted to be light and playful. They were up visiting last week (when it was one of the coldest days of the year) and we set up our shoot. The cold kept them close, laughing and warm. I just love these two and can’t wait for their wedding later this year!

The Whiteface Lodge Wedding

Crystal + Eddie’s Whiteface Lodge wedding was a whirlwind of emotions. The day was filled with tears, laughter and some totally unforgettable memories. Filled with family, friends, music, dancing, and meaningful moments. Crystal connected a lot of her wedding back to how important her family is to her. Her brother was her Man of Honor and she explained to me while she was getting ready that the inspiration of her wedding dress choice was because of her Grandmother. Her Grandmother loved birch tress and when she tried on her Pnina Tornai gown it reminded her of them. And, can I please tell you about my most favorite flower girl of all time??? Seriously, watch the film to see what I am talking about – her name is Pearl and I love her. Crystal and Eddie are best friends who have been there for each other in the best of times and some of the hardest. I love that they asked a close friend to perform their ceremony and included this perfect passage from Winnie the Pooh during the readings – “We’ll be friends forever won’t we Pooh?” Asked Piglet. – “Even longer.” Pooh answered. That sweet little reading says it all for these best friends. It was nothing short of perfect and we couldn’t be more happy for this amazing couple. We wish you both a lifetime of happiness! 



Venue: Whiteface Lodge
Photography:  Tomas Flint Photography
Videography:  YTK Photography + Film By Katherine Wright + Alex Fagan
Dress:  Pnina Tornai (Kleinfelds)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
DJ: Total Entertainment Music
Flowers: Bouquet Valley Blooms
Hair: Lipstick N Lashes

Lavender Fields

Ready to take a break from the cold and the snow? Yep so am I! This shoot was so awesome for so many reasons. First of all I had the most stunning model – Look at Jess’ eyes they are amazing and we’re totally brought to  another level by the amazing Makeup skills of Leah Francesca! I am obsessed with everything lavender and loved getting to head up to Lavenlair Farm for our shoot. Lily of Saratoga shared this Martina Liana dress which fit Jess to perfection. I just love the detail on the back – it is stunning in every since of the word. On the photo nerd side – I used a mix of traditional film (120) and digital and experimented around with some very expired film.

Venue:   Lavenlair Farm
Dress Store: Lily Saratoga
Dress Designer: Martina Liana
Hair: Julie Potter

Makeup: Leah Francesca
Model: Jessica Lee


Tuesdays, 1/9/18-2/13/18 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM | 6 Sessions

Member: $230 | Non-Member: $290 | Studio Fee: $30
Instructor: Katherine Wright
Level: Beginner

This class will define and clarify the functions that are found on most DSLR cameras, explore shooting techniques, and introduce digital viewing and editing on the computer. Students will learn about depth of field, aperture, exposure, light meter, quality settings, shutter speeds, and basic composition. A DSLR camera can be provided, but if you have your own, please bring it with you. Please bring a flash drive to save your work.

Have Questions? Contact Katherine Katherine@ytkphotography.com

Please visit The Art Center Online to register or for more information http://www.artscenteronline.org/digital-arts/photography/



 Mondays, 1/22/18-3/5/18 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM | 6 Sessions
Member: $230 | Non-Member: $290 | Studio Fee: $30
Instructor: Katherine Wright
Level: Intermediate, expanding on the basic photography skills taught in Photography 101 and gain exposure to a variety of “real world” situations to better improve images. Students will also be introduced to working with models, basic post-production techniques, working with camera RAW, shooting with both natural and studio lighting, and more. Prerequisite: Photography 101 or a background in photography with 100% shooting in manual settings is required for this course. NO CLASS 2/12.
Have Questions? Contact Katherine Katherine@ytkphotography.com

Please visit The Art Center Online to register or for more information http://www.artscenteronline.org/digital-arts/photography/