STYLE

my

IS candid
is timeless 
IS FOR the hopelessly in love

My goal is for you to look back at your photos and remember what the day felt like, not just what it looked like. 

MY TRUE LOVES

hint: it's mostly Winston

I have a ridiculous amount to be grateful for. Up at the top of that list would be my husband, Bobby. I knowwww I put the pic of my puppy first, but I can't really say I love my dog more than my husband, right?! Honestly, I think I started loving Bobby even more after we got our corgi, Winston (yeah I'm crazy it's fine) he's SUCH a good dog-dad. 

We both have pretty big families and are all very close. My immediate family lives out in California, so we don't get to see them quite as much, but Bobby's family is here and I am actually the luckiest that they are all truly my family too in every sense of the word. 

When we aren't at home on the couch with Winston, we are usually out somewhere drinking tasty beers and trying out all the awesome food Madison has to offer (emphasis on cheese curds). 

a random list of other things I love:

brunch
anything with chorizo
cabin weekends
drinks on patios and/or rooftops
Chipotle
being on the water
anthropology
yoga
cooking
bonfires
coffee (usually of the iced variety)

APPROACH

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I aim to make a unique connection with each of my couples from the first meeting, because I want to be more than just a photographer to you. I want to truly get to know your story and what makes you tick, because at the end of the day, the photos from this time in your life, engagement included, will be some of the most treasured in the years to come, and I don't want anything to feel fake or forced when I'm around. It is my goal to put you at ease and help you to feel like you can be yourself in front of a camera (and it's not even that scary)! I don't want you to feel like I'm just another vendor, I want you to be able to vent to me, confide in me, and know that I am there for you on your big day cheering you on as a friend, not just another client. 

My couples book me because when they do, they know that they can sit back and actually live in each moment of their wedding day and trust that I am there to document it as beautifully as they are living it in real time. My favorite comment I've gotten from couples is that when they look back on their wedding photos, they remember not only how the day looked, but how it felt. 

keep scrolling to see what else some of those past couples have said!

Breathtaking

THIS IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER. I DON'T THINK WE COULD HAVE FOUND A BETTER AND MORE TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER THAN KATIE. SHE IS SO FRIENDLY, EASY-GOING, PROFESSIONAL, AND QUICK TO RESPOND. I WAS SO NERVOUS ABOUT LOOKING LIKE A BIG DORK POSING FOR PHOTOS BUT SHE MAKES YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND AT EASE...AND MOST OF ALL SHE MAKES IT FUN! ON OUR BIG DAY SHE WORKED LIKE A WELL OILED MACHINE. THIS GIRL KNOWS WHAT THE HELL SHE IS DOING! MOST OF ALL, OUR PHOTOS ARE BREATHTAKING. THEY LOOK LIKE PAGES OUT OF A MAGAZINE OR PHOTOS THAT BELONG ON PINTEREST. I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT, BUT SHE MAKES YOU LOOK HOW YOU SHOULD FEEL ON YOUR BIG DAY. SHE CAPTURES THE MOMENTS YOU WOULDN'T THINK TO CAPTURE, BUT ARE GLAD SHE DID. IF YOU CAN DO YOURSELF ONE FAVOR FOR YOUR BIG DAY, IT IS HIRING HER FOR THE JOB. SHE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST!

amy + James

AMAZING!

I have nothing but AMAZING things to say about this girl! She was the photographer for our wedding in Madison and the pictures came back better than I ever could have imagined! She was so easy to communicate with and share my vision with. She was always so sweet and bubbly. Her style and editing is honestly the best I have seen. I live in LA and work in the fashion industry so I have seen a lot over the years. I highly recommend Katie and will hopefully get to use her again for a project or two in the future!!

brittany + David

Katie was outstanding to work with--we're so glad we chose her as our photographer... We were overwhelmed by how many amazing photos we got, and friends and family can't stop commenting about how great the photography was. The portraits and detail shots were amazing, but the candid shots were our favorites. I think that's the most important--anyone with some basic skill can get the portraits, but it's really special to have a photographer who was able to get all those special non-posed moments (not just of us, but of our guests too). Looking at the photos is really like reliving the day.


It's like reliving the day

avi + Jeff

Katie is a great person, an amazing photographer and a solid professional. We got married in September 2016, and I will be beaming for years to come over our fantastic photographer - I can't stop telling my friends and family how satisfied we are. We got our photos back in such a timely manner - I am SO impressed! She captured all the right moments - I didn't even know she captured - and with incredible technique. Hiring Katie to be a part of our amazing day was one of the best decisions we made - and we will forever be grateful for all the memories.

I am so impressed

liz + Kenny

Reflecting on our recent wedding, my husband and I both decided that having Katie as our photographer was the best decision we made! She is seriously the absolute BEST! Throughout the whole process, from engagement pictures to the big day, everything was seamless. Katie was friendly, personable, responsive, and incredibly organized. We had a surprise snowfall for our Spring wedding and Katie was so positive and creative in dealing with this unexpected weather. She is beyond talented and takes beautiful photographs. We HIGHLY recommend Katie Ricard to anybody looking for a photographer!


Beyond talented

mary + owen

Katie did an AMAZING job capturing our wedding. We had both indoor and outdoor events that spanned from a cloudy morning to a sunny afternoon and ended with a starry sky evening and she was able to get all of it! There is not one photo she took that I do not like. I was lucky enough to stumble across her website during an internet search, and I highly recommend her. We got our photos faster than most other couples I know and The craziest part is that my family and guests can't even remember seeing her during the ceremony and reception when she was snapping them. I am so thankful that I found her and I will treasure these photos forever. 

So thankful I found her

allie + Alec