Parenthesis Photography

Portraits by Carey MacArthur


Once you've met someone, you
never really forget them.

- Spirited Away



I'm Kathleen and I'm an artistic documentary wedding photographer (if you couldn't tell from this website).

I have a background in film studies, art history and drawing, which definitely influences the way I shoot. I live in a little apartment in Connecticut with my husband, overrun with books, records and boxes of tea. Some things I like to do when I'm not shooting: reading graphic novels and cookbooks, hiking, writing comedic prose, watching movies, and quoting Seinfeld. I plan most of my trips and travel around restaurants. I also have a little obsession with Anthony Bourdain.

I'm Connecticut-based but I'm a travel addict, so if you're getting married somewhere distant, I'm always ready to go... especially because one of my life goals is to shoot all 50 states on 35mm film. I'm about halfway there.

Getting published is always a bonus, not my end goal. But people like knowing this sort of thing so below are some places where my work has been featured!

Cory + Garren "From day one Kathleen made my husband and I feel like we were the only clients she had.

Every single one of my photos is more beautiful than the last. Each one, capturing a moment or emotion that perfectly described my guests, my husband or me. Let Kathleen create the story of your wedding through her art and I promise, there will be nothing else like it.

Not only one of the most amazing photographers I've ever worked with, but also one of the sweetest humans alive. She created a breathtaking story that I can forever go back to. If you're looking for someone who is as professional as they come with a true sense of style and grace, she's the photographer for you. Thank you Kathleen for your beautiful spirit, and thank you for sharing a little bit of it with us!"
Katherine +
"Of all the vendors I worked with on my wedding, Kathleen was my favorite. Photography was the least stressful aspect of our entire wedding planning process, and for those of you just starting your planning journey, things get really stressful. Kathleen is quick to respond to any email or to schedule a phone conversation. She checked in at appropriate times throughout the process and was there to answer any weird question that popped up.

On the day of the wedding she arrived early. She was in contact with my coordinator and my groom, and was quick to adapt to schedule changes. Kathleen was able to capture the urban feel that I had wanted in ways that I didn't expect."
Ruth + Nick "Kathleen has a knack for putting everyone at ease...even under tight time constraints, she was calm and efficient, and my husband and I enjoyed every minute with her.

Kathleen left nothing to chance. She took note of everything I wanted, and when I wasn’t sure what I wanted, she was ready with creative suggestions. She traveled 900 miles to my wedding, and navigated the city like a local.

My advice is, when you choose Kathleen, trust her. She is the kind of photographer who can find blooming flowers in late November for a magical first look, who can show you new sides to familiar places, who can do the impossible..."


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All work copyright Parenthesis Photography 2018 / Custom illustrations by Kathleen Telesco Design