Capturing Meaningful Moments & Creating Art with Heart
Selecting a photographer whose personality and style you admire is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during the wedding planning process. The wedding day goes by fast and I see it as a great honor to capture both the big and quiet moments for you to share with future generations. Your mom tearing up during the toast, your grandfather on the dance floor, and all the tender hugs you’ll share with your community throughout the night. After the wedding day is over, the images, along with your lifelong commitment to one another, will be the only tangible things you will take with you. I strive to capture not just how your day looked, but how it felt. I also value creating unique natural portraits that reflect the true connection you and your partner share.
My photography experience starts by us getting to know each other. I would love to hear your story in my inbox!
My couples are:
-down to earth
-madly in love
-trust my artistic vision and appreciate creativity
-values photography on their wedding 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
From the moment you choose me to capture your story I work super hard to make sure you’re taken care of!
Wedding coverage from Kate starts at $4800. On average couples spend $5800. Please contact me for an Investment Guide!
Courthouse weddings and elopements start at $1600.
Portraits I offer a limited number of portrait sessions a year. Sessions begin at $750.
"Kate is truly truly amazing! She is worth every penny. I had a specific fluid, vintage look I wanted in my wedding photos and Kate's style is exactly that. She is a wonderful and genuine person and so great to work with. My family and friends all loved how spirited and easy it was to work with her on our big day!" April & Dan - Baltimore, Maryland
"Kate was an absolute pleasure to work with! She did an excellent job of helping us pose naturally and not feel like we spent the entire wedding trying to take photos! We absolutely love our photos and in fact are having trouble deciding which ones to enlarge because they are all so beautiful. Her unique style and eye made the pictures look like art to hang!" -Sophie and John, Annapolis Maryland
"Worth every penny! You can look on her blog and know the photos will be fantastic, but the level of service she gives seals the deal. Kate made us feel so comfortable and relaxed on our wedding day. She was so friendly and confident posing my husband and I and our massive family, but she also thrives in capturing the sweet candid moments. Kate is the kind of person to go the extra mile for a great shot- it is truly art to her. At one point, the light was hitting "just right" at the top of this hill, so she hopped in the car with us, trudged through a corn field, and the results were magical. We will cherish these photos forever, as beautiful reminders of our perfect day." Colleen and Elijah - Baltimore, Maryland
"My husband and I chose Kate Ann Photography for our wedding day. She was the best choice we could have made. Her professionalism and ability to work with changes in lighting, weather, wedding plans was SO helpful. Our pictures were amazing and they are a gift we will always cherish. She did a phenomenal job and we cannot thank her enough for her beautiful work." Brian and Jill - Lewisberry, PA
“Since we met you I have been blown away by how incredibly talented you are and your ability to put someone at ease. We wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to you and your team for being a part of our day. We know that it is a lot to wrangle big groups of people. You and your team did it with grace and you made everyone feel so comfortable. I have heard complement after complement from all my guests, family and bridal party saying how wonderful you were. You’re such a beautiful kind person inside and out. It was a fairytale day for us. Thank you so much for all your help and sharing your vision with us; you have been a dream to work with. ” Laura and Craig - Leesburg Virginia
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 real authentic heartfelt moments!
Where are you located? Do you travel? I am currently located in the Maryland and Washington DC area. I love traveling and I am passport ready to go anywhere! Contact me about travel fees if you are interested!
How long have you been photographing wedding/ is this your real job? I photographed my first wedding in 2011 and fell in love with capturing wedding stories! I am lucky to call this my full time job.
How do I book you? I require a $1500 retainer and a signed contract. Then your date is saved! After you book, I send over my exclusive Wedding Guide which will give you tips for planning your day!
Do we need a second photographer? Every photographer is different but I feel comfortable photographing solo and always bring an assistant with me. A second photographer is nice if you’re not doing a first look and/or have more than 150 guest. If your budget allows for a second photographer then it might be something to consider. I only hire second photographers who have a similar shooting style to my own! I process their images for a cohesive wedding gallery.
Should we do an engagement session with you in addition to our wedding photographs? Yes! An engagement session allows the two of you to practice being in front of the camera before your wedding day. It also gives us a chance work with each other (and have a ton of fun!) so that we can be more comfortable with each other on your wedding day. The engagement session includes a location within a 45 mile radius of 21043. I love traveling and can create a custom quote for your engagement session!
How many photos do you deliver? For full day coverage I deliver 500+ edited images. I don’t believe in limiting the amount of images delivered!
How do I receive our photos? For weddings, 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 a few 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 IV, Canon 600 ex-rt flashes and a variety of prime lenses for different situations. (24mm, 35mm, 45mm TSE, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm) I also have a back-up camera body! Check out my gear bag HERE.
What is your favorite part of the wedding day? This is a tough question! I love it when couples do a first look. That is when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony. This can be a special intimate moment and allows some time for portraits before the ceremony. I always tear up a bit during the first look!
Do you shoot more than one event on my wedding day? No! When a couple books me for their wedding date, they are my only clients that day. All of my energy is focused on capturing the meaningful moments of their day!
Do I have permission to print the photos? Can I use them online? For weddings and portraits sessions, the client 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 state clearly, “By Kate Ann Photography www.kateannphotography.com” below or beside the image.
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 process I only sign contracts with them. I can definitely be in contact with your parents about payments and invoices.
Can I give you a shot list? I want to document your day as it naturally unfolds! I do not work off a shot list outside of a family formal/ friend list. Don’t worry I always take full bridal party, groomsmen, bridesmaid, and couples portraits! All of my couples are asked to fill out a questionnaire that helps me capture their wedding story well!