Catalyst Design & Photography

Catalyst Design & Photography


Choosing a photographer for your wedding is one of the toughest and most important choices you will make (other than choosing your spouse, of course). In our opinion, that means the photographer you choose should feel like a friend and someone that has your back on one of the biggest days of your life. Our goal is exactly that, to make sure we feel more like friends than strangers with cameras.

When photographing weddings, we strive to capture images that tell the story of your wedding day while also making you as comfortable as possible. We pride ourselves in capturing your true personalities, posing you as little as possible, and making you forget there’s a camera in your face. We consider ourselves lifestyle photographers, which means that while we carve out time for portraits, our focus is capturing candid images of you enjoying the wedding you worked so hard to plan.

Catalyst Design & Photography is a Rockford based wedding company owned by Jesse Fox & Jen Gorman.

What couples are saying

“We had the greatest time with Jesse and Jen! So much fun to work with and were always down to do some cool shots! Our engagement and wedding pictures are absolutely priceless and are all you have left after it’s all said and done. They captured everything of our wedding day and we couldn’t be happier with the results. It was so nice to have the photo moments app and be able to get my pictures any time I want from my phone. They also hand delivered our usb and a cute thank you box with home made caramels inside! As well as our wedding album when it came in. Above and beyond! I would love to do family photos in the future!! Amazing work guys!”
– Lindsay

“Jen & Jesse photographed our wedding in August, and their beautiful work speaks for itself! But besides their work, they're also just really fun people to work with. We knew our wedding day would fly by, and so having photographs to remember all the wonderful moments of the day was very important to us. We absolutely adore the love, joy, beauty, fun, and goofiness they were able to capture in our photos. My husband and I will cherish them for the rest of our lives together. Thank you!”
– Alia

“Jen and Jesse did an outstanding job photographing our wedding. From the engagement session to the big day and everything in between, they were professional, accommodating, and so easy to work with. They are quick on their feet and they both have a great eye for unique shots. Jesse is literally willing to risk life and limb to stand in traffic to get the perfect shot. We had so much fun with them and couldn't be more pleased with the results!! Thank you for capturing our big day!!”
– Michele

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