Did you know the definition of eloping has drastically changed over the past few years!? No longer is it couples looking to fly to Vegas or to quickly sign a piece of paper at the courthouse. An elopement is an intentional “just us” experience that allows you to focus on your love in a meaningful way. You could explore that National Park you’ve always dreamed about, go back to that waterfall where you had one of your first dates, or celebrate with a few loved ones at your favorite restaurant. The possibilities are endless! If you want to stay local to the DMV area, I have a Location Guide filled with unique spots. Did I mention my partner is an officiant!? We are a one-stop shop for your meaningful union.
Let's talk about elopements!
My couples are:
– down to earth
– madly in love
– trust my artistic vision and appreciate creativity
– values photography on their elopement day
– like a little adventure
– care about moments over things
– think marriage is awesome and a big deal
– aren’t into tradition just for tradition’s sake
I’m thrilled you connected with my work! I believe the best photography experiences are personal. I’d love to get to know you better and chat more about your vision for your elopement day!
YAY! We connected and we’re a great fit! To book your elopement date, I require a signed contract and a 50% retainer. I can only hold your date after I have received both. (Though I totally wish I could clone myself and photograph multiple celebrations a day!)
Worried about feeling awkward in front of the camera!? ME TOO! I’m here to make ya feel comfortable and encourage you to focus on your amazing connection with your boo. An engagement session serves as a time for you to warm up in front of my lens. My hope is that it feels like a fun date night (or morning if ya want to capture that sunrise glow!). We can visit one of your favorite spots or you can pick one from my exclusive Location Guide I’ve created for my couples.
Need help with your elopement location or vendor recommendations!? I gotcha! I’m here to be a guide and a trusted resource for you throughout the elopement experience so that you can have a stress-free and meaningful day.
About one month before your date I will send out my Elopement Questionnaire. I know, I know, more things to fill out – but these questions are mega-important for all of the reasons. The most important one: they will ultimately make your photos better. I know that’s putting a lot of pressure on a questionnaire, but it’s true! This will set the foundation for me to capture who you are in the most genuine way possible.
HECK YES! I will be there to create artful imagery that reminds you what matters most.
Can’t wait to see your photos!? I can’t wait to share them with ya! I will send you a batch of sneak peek images a week after your elopement.
IT’S PHOTO TIME! You will receive a gallery of images in my signature style within 3 months of your date. Did I mention you get every edited image in BOTH color and black & white!? That’s right. Not only will you get to see your entire day in color, you will also have a timeless black and white copy.
A "just us" experience
Frequently Asked Questions
A mix of photojournalism and creative portraiture. I create unique natural portraits that reflect the true connection you and your partner share and capture authentic heartfelt moments!
I am currently located in the Maryland and Washington D.C. area. I love traveling and I am passport ready to go anywhere!
I started photographing portraits in 2009 and photographed my first wedding in 2011. I fell in love with capturing wedding stories and had my first full wedding season in 2012! I am lucky to call this my full time job.
Yes! Worried about feeling awkward in front of the camera!? ME TOO! I’m here to make ya feel comfortable and encourage you to focus on your amazing connection with your boo. An engagement session serves as a time for you to warm up in front of my lens. My hope is that it feels like a fun date night (or morning if ya want to capture that sunrise glow!). We can visit one of your favorite spots or you can pick one from my exclusive Location Guide I’ve created for my couples. The engagement session includes a location within a 45 mile radius of the 21043 zip code. I love traveling and can create a custom quote for your engagement session!
To start, we need to make sure that we schedule your engagement session roughly 2-3 months ahead of time to best fit both of our schedules. Keep in mind, if you’re using these images for Save the Dates, then we need to schedule your session at least 5-6 months before the big day! I offer engagement sessions from Monday to Thursday, as a service to each of my couples.
I deliver digital high resolution edited photographs on an online gallery. The gallery can be shared with family and friends.
On average, weddings take about 10 – 12 weeks for full completion but I always release sneak peeks! For portrait sessions, there is a 4 – 6 week turn-around.
I shoot with three Canon 5d Mark IVs, Canon 600 ex-rt flashes, video lights, and a variety of prime lenses for different situations. (24mm, 35mm, 45mm TSE, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm). I also have back-up gear!
For weddings and portraits sessions, the couple receives a copyright release for personal use of the images. This allows you to print the images at any photo lab of your choice for friends and family and use the images online. I also ask that if you post your images on social media sites that you credit my Instagram handle or website in the caption.
Since my couples are the ones I am communicating with (and getting to know!) throughout the wedding photography experience, I only sign contracts with them. I’m happy to be in contact with your parents about payments and invoices.
"She made us feel so comfortable and natural in front of the camera and she brings the best vibes. You can tell how passionate she is about creating beautiful images and capturing the most special moments of your wedding day! I can not recommend her enough!"
"She made me feel at ease throughout the entire planning process. She scoped out the absolutely BEST locations and lighting for pictures and they turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I have gotten so many compliments on how amazing and beautiful our pictures look and that is a testament to Kate's creative eye and unbelievable editing skills. You will NOT regret going with Kate as your photographer!"
All collections include a story gallery of images in my signature style, vendor recommendations and location planning assistance. An engagement session, officiant and albums are available as well. From the moment you hire me, I’m here to be a trusted resource.
I currently book partial day elopements on Mondays – Thursdays and full day elopements any day.