my philosophy

When I was 9, I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. It was ROUGH. I missed most of 2nd grade, temporarily lost parts of my vision, and Lyme caused my memory recall skills to suffer. That is why I do this. Because someday, you might not remember the little moments of your wedding day. The big parts are hard to forget, but the little moments are what tells your story. The memories are all we have, and photography is one of the only ways to preserve them. Let's capture the kisses, tears, squeezes, glances, giggles, and all the love that surrounds you. Oh, and let's have a blast doing it.

the most important parts

Hi, I’m Katelyn!

I grew up in a small, small town in northern Maine, where I spent my days building forts in the forest, four-wheeling, and exploring, the typical childhood of a #ninetieskid, am I right? I attended the University of Maine for psychology, where I learned a lot about human interaction and connection. It’s pretty incredible, to be here on earth with the ability to love and connect with another human in such a beautiful way. That’s as deep as I’m going to get on that one, but seriously, it’s why I love photography so much. Every couple has a unique and totally awesome story, and I get to help you document it to keep forever. I know I’m very fortunate to experience and witness the love stories that you create, and they’re all going to make for the best photographs ever.

I currently live in my first house just outside of Portland with my fluffy shadow Desza the Golden Doodle, and my favorite person in the whole world. Lance is my support system, video game partner, adventure buddy, and fellow music festival lover. Maybe someday he’ll be part of the photography team, but for now, he’s into saving the environment through residential solar power at Pika Energy, so I guess that’s okay too. :)

Photos taken in Hawai'i by Nina Fregeau

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Caroline + Mark

We got married in late August and I keep telling people that Katelyn was my voice of reason all day. She made sure we stayed on track with our timeline, found amazing spots to take bridal party pictures and even helped when my mom and sister were having some trouble figuring out how to bustle my dress. It wasn't like we had a photographer with us all day, it was more like having a friend who happened to also be taking pictures of us!

Jessica + Mike

Katelyn caught the best moments of my wedding that I didn't even realize she was watching. Thanks to Katelyn's photos my family and I are able to relive the best day ever. Her work will amaze you and her talent will more than likely bring a tear to your eye. Katelyn Mallett Photography was the best decision we made when planning our wedding. We plan to use Katelyn for EVERYTHING we ever need to be photographed in the future. We tell everyone we know how amazing she is and if we could we would shout it from the rooftops too.

Whitney + Danton

Katelyn was an absolute treasure and we can’t thank her enough. Very prompt and easy to communicate with and makes you feel at ease within a minute. She included an engagement session which was great to meet her before he big day. Her photos are amazing. She has a unique style that is both realistic and artistic. She really captured our day wonderfully and taking photos with her on our wedding day was fun, and relaxed. Just her presence made the day better.