I’ve photographed over 200 weddings in the metro Atlanta and greater Georgia area as well as a number of destination weddings.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Photographers in Atlanta Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Atlanta wedding photographer Cayce, from Cayce Callaway Photography.
Where have you been featured?
Recently, the two I can think of are Atlanta Gay Weddings Magazine and Pridezilla. I welcomed gay couples with open arms when the right to marry passed the Supreme Court. They’re some of the most emotional weddings I’ve shot. To be allowed to do something legally that had been withheld for so long adds a layer of resonance to the day.
Why do couples love working with you?
I do exactly what I say I’m going to do and I’m friendly and cheerful in the process. There are no unknowns with me. They don’t look up during the wedding and wonder where I am, they don’t email or call me and wonder when I’m going to get back to them and they don’t wonder when I’m going to deliver their photos. They are never in the dark – which is also true of their photos! I want their faces and the faces of the people they love to be visible. I’m meticulous about my craft and they know their photos will be lovely and complete.
What do you love most about being a wedding photographer?
I love being a part of a two people’s journey and documenting their step from couple to family. I’ve shot weddings where I later shoot their babies and children. It’s a ringside seat for the cycle of life.
How did you get started?
I got started many years ago by taking a photography class at UCLA, when I was living in Los Angeles. I was hooked and took many classes there after that first one. I started in the darkroom, which I think is great, even though I don’t shoot film anymore. I look through the camera as if I will later process and develop the images. You get very good at exposure when you’ve shot film. While there was a little latitude in processing, there was no real “fixing it in Photoshop.” I use Photoshop as a finishing tool and get everything as close to perfect as possible in camera.
What 3 words best describe your wedding photography style?
An Elegant Documentarian
What budget range do you cater to?
It really depends on what kind of wedding someone is having. I’m in the 3k-4k range for big weddings over 6 hours. But I like small intimate weddings and I’ve had some wonderful couples over the years who had small 40 people backyard weddings, so I have a rate of $250/hour for up to 4 hours so they can still have good photography. I think it’s important that people who choose the smaller option aren’t either paying the same as large weddings or only have the option of cheaper, inexperienced wedding photography.
I hired Cayce for both my engagement pictures and my wedding pictures. She is wonderful to work with and is by far my favorite! I always heard back from her within two hours, no matter how small the question. Not only is she friendly and warm, but she is also professional, flexible, and her quality of work is amazing! She works efficiently and is very accommodating for any kind of surprises that may occur during a wedding. I cannot give her enough praise! Our wedding day went so fast, it felt as if it were a blur. The pictures are so clear and beautiful that it brought our memories back to life in the best way. My husband actually started tearing up again as he flipped through the pictures of me coming down the aisle. Cayce made everyone look like the most beautiful version of themselves. She captured the emotion of the day and our relationship beautifully. -Jennifer
Cayce was amazing! Beyond professional. We were amazed at the little moments she captured. There were so many photos to choose from, we were very happy that not a thing was missed. Cayce made everything so easy and was full of support for our same-sex marriage ceremony. We highly recommend her. She brought an assistant to help out but made sure she took all the main photographs herself. Her attention to detail is unparalleled. I have used her for photography services for non-profit and corporate events for work as well. Class act! -John
I’m so glad we chose Cayce to be our wedding and engagement photographer. She was so easy to work with and I was impressed with her creativity and ability to capture such a variety of great shots. She created a relaxed environment for our engagement shoot, and we were so happy when we saw the final shots. There were so many beautiful photos—everything from close-ups of me and my fiancé to wider shots that captured us surrounded by the beauty of our engagement shoot location. It was great having her for both the engagement and wedding photos, because we were able to get accustomed to her working style before the wedding day. Going into our wedding day, I was confident that Cayce would be there to capture all the special moments. She provided great coverage on our big day, and the result was so many photos that my husband and I will treasure. I was especially impressed that she was able to handle a last minute request from my grandma to get a big family group photo, and the shot turned out phenomenal! Cayce has the experience and eye for detail needed in a wedding photographer, and I would heartily recommend her to anyone seeking an engagement/wedding photographer.