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

The Process

The Process

Let's Chat

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!

Book your Date

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!)

Engagement Session!

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.

I'm here to be your trusted resource!

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.

Elopement Questionnaire

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.

Your day is here!

HECK YES! I will be there to create artful imagery that reminds you what matters most.

Sneak Peeks

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.

Full Gallery

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. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How would you describe your style?

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!

Where are you located? Do you travel?

I am currently located in the Maryland and Washington D.C. area. I love traveling and I am passport ready to go anywhere!

How long have you been photographing weddings / elopements and is this your real job?

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.

Should we do an engagement session with you in addition to our elopement photographs?

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!

When should we schedule our 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.

How do I receive our photos?

I deliver digital high resolution edited photographs on an online gallery. The gallery can be shared with family and friends.

How long does it take to receive our photos?

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.

What equipment do you use?

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! 

Do I have permission to print the photos? Can I use them online?

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.

Can you sign a contract with my parent?

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.

Testimonials

"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!"

Carlie & Chris

"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!"

Courtney & Scott
Carlie & Chris
Courtney & Scott
Starting at
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Elopement Collections

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.

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