I gotcha! My portrait sessions are crafted to be a comfortable experience in which you get to spend some intentional time with your boo. Whether it’s for an engagement, maternity, anniversary, or why the heck not!? session. My goal is for you to have a dang good time. The experience starts with a get to know you questionnaire! I value creating intentional portraits that reflect the true connection you and your partner share.
Worried about feeling awkward in front of the camera!?
My couples are:
– down to earth
– madly in love
– trust my artistic vision and appreciate creativity
– like a little adventure
– aren’t into tradition just for tradition’s sake
To book your session, I require a signed contract and a 50% retainer. I can only hold your date after I have received both.
We can visit a location that is special to your story or you can pick one from my exclusive Location Guide I’ve created for my couples.
Need help with what to wear!? I gotcha! I’m here to give you tips on what to wear!
After you book your session, I will send over a questionnaire to get to know the two of you better. This helps me prepare for our adventure together! I use a lot of prompts and games to help you focus on your connection with your partner and create natural moments.
I will be there to create artful imagery that reminds you what matters most! Sessions happen around sunset or sunrise to capture the best light!
IT’S PHOTO TIME! You will receive a gallery of 60+ images in my signature style within 6 weeks of your session. Did I mention you get every edited image in BOTH color and black & white!? That’s right. Not only with you get to see your entire day in color, you will also have a timeless black and white copy.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 had my first full wedding season in 2012! I am lucky to call this my full time job.
I suggest couples plan their session around sunrise and sunset for the best light! Considering a busy city location? The sunrise might be a great option to have some privacy during your session. I know, I know, waking up that early seems crazy, but trust me it’s totally worth it!
To best serve everyone I photograph portrait sessions Mondays-Thursdays during wedding season.
I deliver digital high resolution edited photographs in an online gallery. The gallery can be shared with family and friends.
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 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 portrait 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!"
"Kate was an absolute dream to work with. Her warm and bubbly demeanor was disarming and made us feel like we were working with an old friend. She knew exactly how to capture the right moment and helped us capture photos that we will cherish forever. Our wedding was at the George Peabody Library on one of the rainiest days we had ever seen. She was an absolute trooper! She kept positive and helped us power through the storm and keep a smile on our faces for what could've been a disastrous day! Thank you Kate!"
Kate was AMAZING!! Our engagement and wedding photos came out beyond our expectations!! She captured amazing shots and made us look so good. Kate was super creative with shots and clearly knows how to find the right lighting! Also Kate was so easy to work with and endlessly joyful! My now-husband and I are not usually super comfortable in front of the camera, but she always put us at ease! We HIGHLY recommend her!!
I don't even know where to begin-BOOK KATE!!! My now husband and I began following Kate on instagram about 2 years before we even got engaged and knew from her photos that we HAD to have her capture our day! Because of Kate's photojournalist style, we are able to look at a picture she captured and it brings us right back to the exact emotion we were feeling when she took the picture (everything she got was so authentic and candid and truly grabbed the love and party that our day was)!
"We had the best experience working with Kate. We had a destination wedding so the wedding planning experience was a bit trickier to normal, however working with Kate was so easy! She produced the most stunning pictures and I have people constantly asking who my photographer was. She is very enjoyable to be around and helped encourage my husband and I to have a fun time while taking our photos (we were a bit nervous)! I, myself, had a few wedding day mishaps. I sprained my ankle the evening before the wedding and could barely walk the day of the wedding. I also came down with a stomach bug on wedding day. So unfortunately I was not feeling my best self, but Kate was great in helping me feel like a beautiful bride. Her photos do no show anything but the happiness and excitement my husband I felt that day!"
From the moment I saw Kates work I knew she perfectly aligned with my wedding day vision. Kate shot our engagement shoot and made us feel so comfortable that we had a great time doing so. We were ecstatic with our engagement photos which made us even more excited for our wedding photos then before. Kate is a gifted photographer. She is extremely talented, knowledgeable and skillful in all aspects of her job. Once confirming her for our day she sent an in depth wedding photo packet that was helpful to review for small questions that arose. The day of photo questionnaire she compiled was very thorough to put our minds at ease for the day of. She was always prompt in her arrivals. Her photography skills from finding the "perfect" light, creating a beautiful couple/landscape composition and her photo filters and edits have all exceeded our expectations. Kate, Thank you for capturing our day so we can share our story for years to come.
"I don’t even know where to begin on how amazing Kate is. Every step of the journey she was right there with creative, artistic, and non-intrusive ideas. She values who each couple is at their core, honors them, and truly cares to know you and the desires that you want for one of the biggest days of your life.
She is a light, fun, and TALENTED. Our final product was so much more than I could have ever dreamed of."
"Kate perfectly captured our wedding and we are absolutely obsessed with all of our pictures. Do not hesitate to book with her! She is very professional while making us and everyone we were with very comfortable. During the reception, I barely even noticed she was there, but she captured some of my favorite photos of the night. She is quick to respond, and happy to meet with you to ensure your vision is captured. Not to mention her edits of our photos were BEAUTIFUL!
Basically, you should just book with her, you won't regret it!"
"It becomes clear from the moment you meet Kate: her number one priority is capturing the photos and moments that her clients will resonate with. She makes a concentrated effort to get to know the people that she is photographing and what makes them “tick” – it is this extra thoughtfulness that allows her to totally personalize the experience and deliver the best ever end result – beautiful images."
"The day of our wedding, she was with us every step of the way, and we could not have been happier with the results. Our reception and ceremony were both at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which gave us enough time for extensive portraits with my wife and myself. Kate made sure we got our “must have” group photos, portrait sessions, and managed to capture fantastic candids of so many of our guests.
We are thrilled with her adventurous performance, double exposure portrait, creative choices when directing us, and of course her fantastic professionalism and kindness."
"This was our first professional photography experience, so we didn’t quite know what to expect. We surely thought it would be super awkward! However, when upon meeting Kate Ann, this was not the case. She was super chill, easy going, and accommodating. This made the hour of pictures fly by! During the wedding Kate Ann, her second photographer, and assistant killed it. They had such a long day, but never stopped smiling and looking for the best shots possible. They were fun, yet professional and helped ensure our night was nothing but the best. After months of wedding planning and scouring dozens of photographers, we couldn’t have been happier with Kate Ann and all of her photos! She accurately captured the best night of our lives and made it look easy!"
All collections include a 60-90 minute session, 60+ images in my signature style, and my Location Guide. Prints and albums are available as well.