3 featured reviews
Wedding Date: 12/31/2012
Okay, this glowing review really is warranted! Kelly was a God send for our big day.
Leading up to the wedding Kelly was super quick with communication and following up (sometimes within minutes of an email or a call!) She is so friendly, I knew after our first phone call she was the perfect match for us. To complicate things I was in Tallahassee & my guy was in Texas. Because of the distance our communication was through email & phone calls, but Kelly never missed a beat. She answered every question I had & more. She is professional, but not cool & detached; she is warm & friendly - you can't help but to trust her.
I remember things being crazy & hectic on my wedding day-then Kelly walked in. It just seemed like everything calmed down when she got there. Kelly has an ease about her; she has the perfect energy for those hours before the big event. Kelly is so funny & sweet, it really is like having another girlfriend get ready with you (a girlfriend with crazy talent, top of the line equipment & an eye for making you look gorgeous) She captures those moments like your sisters helping you into your dress or your mom putting on your veil so organically. She knows how to translate those moments into images you'll cherish for a lifetime.
During the ceremony I honestly don't remember seeing or hearing Kelly, yet I have so many pictures of it (like hundreds-from a lot of different angles and distances) it's like she's a wedding ninja!
Kelly's biggest challenge for our wedding had to be our formal pictures due to some crazy family dynamics due to a nasty divorce. Kelly handled this like a BOSS! She had a list of all the shots & had planned this part of the event perfectly. By moving rapidly & keeping everything upbeat, my husbands biggest wedding day dream came true. He has not had a picture of him & both his parents together since 4th grade, but Kelly by her sheer professionalism & poise made this happen for him. My inlaws are actually smiling. together. in the same picture. I honestly don't think it would have possible with another photographer.
When it came to bridal party & couples shots, Kelly's innovation was incredible. Even when we only had one lighter to light 13 sparklers we have the most fun pictures from that time. For our couple pics Kelly had so many ideas. She truly captured the sweet intimacy in our first moments as husband & wife. I want to cry when I look at some of them; I swear to you I’ve never looked more beautiful in pictures in my entire life.
We have a wild assortment of pictures from our reception. Our wedding was on NYE & you can feel excitement from the night in the images. Our Sugar Shack was a hit & by 12:05 it was like everyone was dancing in it & Kelly just kept clicking away.
At the end of the night Kelly got some shots of our last dance. At her suggestion we did it in the empty ballroom that was covered in confetti. The relief & joy on our faces is palpable. It was the perfect way to end the day and start our lives together.
So those are my thoughts on Kelly. My only regret is that we only had her for 8 hours and not 11. Don't trust someone who promises you the stars for little or nothing. If you think her prices are too high you're wrong. Kelly's website allows you to pay over time leading up to your big day; $100 here, $500 there; you get what you pay for and Kelly is worth every.single.penny.
If you're looking for a sign about who to call this is it- call Kelly!
Wedding Date: 5/12/2013
By far the best decision I made for our Wedding. I can't begin to tell you how amazing Kelly was from the moment I inquired about her services to helping me through last minute details four months after our big day! She was the one and only reason our day ran so smoothly. She made sure to capture everything we wanted plus more! I still can't stop looking at our pictures and everyone who sees them is just in awe over how good they are. Again, I can't put into words how professional and fun Kelly is and what a joy she is to have there on your big day. She doesn't seem like someone you just hired to take your photos, but a friend who is there to help guide you. Kelly goes above and beyond and the service is worth every penny.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Wedding Date: 6/1/2013
Hiring Pure Sugar Studios was the best decision I could have made for our big day. After looking at some of photographer Kelly Hite's work I knew I would end up having great pictures but I had NO idea how helpful and vital she would end up being the day of the wedding. The hours leading up to the event were as hectic as can be but Kelly kept me (and my extensive bridal party) on schedule and most importantly, kept me calm. I really can't imagine the day without her. And boy, was I right about the great pictures! She is a magician behind that camera - I loved every one and will treasure them forever.
I also have to mention the sweet (literally) gifts she sent me both prior & post the wedding. Before the wedding she sent a little introductory package with helpful hints and... CANDY! Then, after the wedding, she sent a USB with all of my photos and... MORE CANDY! All packaged up in the cutest way. I actually don't have the biggest sweet tooth in the world but the packages were so pretty and thoughtful I just ate them up! (Also literally)...
Moral of the story is - hire Pure Sugar. You won't be disappointed!
Modern Photographic Confections
Pure Sugar is an award-winning wedding studio based out of Northeast FL. Fun lovin' photography specializing in artistic and documentary coverage that’s described as romantic, fashionable and vintage with a modern flair. We look forward to meeting you and hearing more about your fabulous wedding!
- Starting Price Range: $1,000-$1,999
- Other Styles: Boudoir, Trash the Dress
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013