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cat alkire


cat alkire

South bend wedding photographer

After photographing more than 150 weddings over the past 12 years, I've really come to value the unexpected, intimate moments that take place on a wedding day. 

The hug your mom gives you before you leave the dressing room. The tear that falls down his cheek when he sees you walking down the aisle. The way the two of you lean your heads together during the toasts. 

This day is about more than the flowers and the shoes you chose. It's about celebrating the start of a new family legacy. It's an honor to play a part in such a significant day and I hope you'll choose me to be a part of yours! 

The heart behind my work

From the time you get engaged to celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary, the moments captured by your wedding photographer tell the story of where your legacy began. I hold the highest value in preserving the memories that will be passed from generation to generation and make you stop in your tracks every time you walk by your mantel.

I would love to chat with you about how I can turn your wedding day into a gallery that would make Jane Austen envious. I accept a limited number of weddings each year, to provide each client a tailored experience. 


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She is so inviting and friendly that I just can’t get enough of her. Our engagement pictures went perfectly and it really got me excited to see what the wedding day would be like. Cat and her husband Miles were outstanding for our wedding day. The pictures we have gotten back so far are out of this world and everything I could have ever hoped for. I can’t say enough good words about Cat and Miles. If you are looking for a photographer, look no more go to her!


"cat was my favorite vendor of the entire wedding planning process!"

Hiring Cat Alkire was the best decision I made for my wedding. She is not just your photographer but also your go to source for wedding questions and advice. Cat is the best person to have by your side on your big day. My husband does not like taking photos, after our amazing sunset engagement photo even he said "wow Cat made that fun". That's a win!

Her style is light and airy and I have had countless friends and family members mention how our photos look like art. She did a great job of effortlessly capturing the entire day and keeping everyone on schedule. Hire Cat and you will definitely not regret it!


"I have had countless friends and family members mention how our photos look like art."

My FAVORITE wedding vendor to work with! Cat’s photos captured all the little details and special moments with our families. She’ll make you feel comfortable in front of the camera, help you find other wonderful wedding vendors to work with, and cheer you on through the whole wedding planning journey. And I mean the whole journey.

While my April 2020 wedding dreams were crumbling before my eyes, Cat was compiling a list of available postponement dates. She sent me tentative timelines for Wedding Plan A, Wedding Plan B, and Wedding Plan C (she is amazingly fast a responding to emails). She made a micro-wedding at my house look flawless. She’s a talented photographer, a much-needed cheerleader, and a shoulder to lean on. I hope you experience ZERO pandemics during wedding planning. But the world throws curve balls, and when it does, you want Cat on your team!


"The world throws curve balls, and when it does, you want Cat on your team!"

Cat was an absolute joy to work with throughout the crazy wedding planning process! She is more than just a photographer to her brides, she is a friend. Cat never misses a beat ensuring her brides get to know her throughout the months leading up to the wedding, making the wedding day photos an extremely enjoyable and happy experience. Her work is remarkable, and they captured our day better than I could have ever imagined. I am constantly going back to view the photos and reminisce on our magical day through her lens.

Thank you Cat!


"She is more than just a photographer to her brides, she is a friend."


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Let's be Besties!

As a South Bend Wedding Photographer, I know all the best spots for coffee, lunch, or en evening out. Being born and raised in Mishawaka doesn't always have perks, but when it comes to knowing all the best spots in town for fun and photos is definitely a perk.  And it's important to note that I am here for you as more than just your wedding photographer. I am here to be a cheerleader, a sounding board, an advice giver and a resource to all things wedding. So, let's be besties, a girl can never have too many friends! 

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