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YOU DON’T WANT COPY, PASTE POSES

We’re here to capture something NEW

Somewhere along the line, “candids” became fake laughter, directed moments, and uncomfy posing cues – photographers recreating the same images with every couple. HARD PASS. Let’s do what comes naturally to you and amplify your love and the fun you’re already having. Most of the day will be captured through true, unstaged micro-moments. Then, during portraits, I will gently guide you to look your best and probably throw out fun and sentimental suggestions just to get your unique reaction. 

Psst! If you’re interested, we can even get artsy and experiment a little.

“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.”

– Haley, 2020 Bride

Weddings
Kate Ann Photography
Weddings
Kate Ann Photography
Your wedding day is going to have spirit and intention ... just like your relationship.

Your images should have those things too.

From the music crescendo as you lock eyes down the aisle, to the candlelit ambiance intermixing with everyone’s energy, everything on your wedding day will feel close and meaningful. The things that matter to you? The warmth in the room. Whether you have 30 people or 150, your wedding will be executed with nothing but intention.

And I’m here to capture the intimacy you were so intentional to create. The intimacy that brings out the best in all of you. You and your partner. Your family and your friends. Of everyone that’s lucky enough to be invited into the special world you two have built together.

Wedding coverage beginning at 7k

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Elopements
Kate Ann Photography
Elopements
Kate Ann Photography
This day was made for you, Just like you two were made for each other.

In your bones, you knew that a traditional wedding wasn’t for you. Now, you’re planning a celebration entirely on your terms with one goal in mind: spending the first of your forever days completely focused on each other. This day was made for you, just like you two were made for each other.

That may look like a dreamy sunrise ceremony with your pups. Or a chic courthouse ceremony followed by a catered park-picnic for two. Or welcoming in this new chapter of your life with 6 of your favorite people on this planet. No matter who is there, what you’re wearing, or what kind of ceremony you do — this day will be a true reflection of what matters to you both. And you will feel like this is exactly where you’re meant to be.

Monday – Thursday elopement collections start at 3K

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The Experience
The Experience
The Experience
The Experience

The Experience

GETTING BOOKED

A client of mine once said, “This is more than just taking pictures. You’re inviting someone to share one of the biggest days in your life and to capture it just as you’ve imagined.” And that is exactly why it’s SO important you connect with my work and we connect as people! If we’re the right fit you’ll secure your day via a contract and $2000 retainer.

BECOMING YOUR TRUSTED WEDDING RESOURCE

After capturing over 225 weddings, there is so much knowledge that I can’t wait to pass along to you!

CELEBRATING YOUR FIANCÉ ERA

Your engagement session is a chance to slow down and linger in this brief part of your life together (before you know it you’ll be married). The plan is to go somewhere beautiful, have an incredibly fun time, and stir up the butterflies that led to the love you have today! Throughout the session you’ll find an ease in front of my lens that will make your wedding day photographs feel like second nature.

DISCOVERING WHAT MATTERS

About 3-4 months before your date, I will check in to help you and your planner to create a photography timeline that reflects your priorities, values, and how you want to spend your day. Then I will send you your wedding questionnaire! This fills me in on special expectations, family dynamics, details that are meaningful to you, and what you want out of your photographs. Your answers will set the foundation of how to capture who you are in the most genuine way possible.

WE TELL YOUR STORY

Your day is here!! I’ll be in the wings documenting the day as it unfolds, making family photos a breeze, and gently guiding you through your portraits. When you can, catch your breath and take in all the little details and glowing faces around you. You made all of this possible.

NOSTALGIA SETS IN

It’s hard to believe it’s over! Don’t worry, I will send you a preview gallery 1-2 weeks after your wedding day so you can begin to reminisce. And truly there is no preparing you for the full extent of emotions that comes with receiving your gallery in color and black & white. These photos will be an everlasting reminder of the love surrounding you. The love that makes this life worth-while.

Matt & Kim
Kiersten & Evan
Xinyi & Tom
Ashley & John
Jessica & Mike
Kasey & Matt
Gaby & Liam
LEANNA LENAE ELLIOTT

"Kate pivoted with ease and allowed us to feel calm, happy, and present on our wedding day. Her unique style and intimate connection with couples was what drew me to book her in the first place, and that emotion clearly comes through in the photos she captured. Wedding photography is an investment, and I'm happy to say that we truly felt booking Kate was worth every penny and that we were in good hands throughout the process. We will cherish all the moments and memories she captured for many years to come, and I couldn't recommend her more to future brides."

Matt & Kim

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)!

Kiersten & Evan

"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!"

Xinyi & Tom

"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!"

Ashley & John

"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!"

Jessica & Mike

"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!"

Kasey & Matt

"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."

Gaby & Liam

“Kate’s natural talent to envelope the viewer into a beautiful world from her photos alone is magical & priceless.

What I enjoy about Kate is her ability to effortlessly capture intimate moments that not only visually, but emotionally transport me to one of the happiest days of my life. I personally have an anxiousness that makes it hard for me to relax in general, let alone in front of a camera, but her gentle presence somehow coaxed from me an album’s worth of authentically beautiful memories of my day. AND I had fun!!!”

LEANNA LENAE ELLIOTT

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I’m ready when you are!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How would you describe your style?

Take it from my past clients. They describe my style as: artistic, organic, timeless, cozy, emotional, and grounding. Those vibes come from my photojournalistic approach and creative portraiture, complemented by true to color edits.

HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?

To book your date, I require a signed contract and a $2000 retainer. I can only hold your date after I have received both. (Though I wish I could clone myself and photograph multiple celebrations a day!)

DO WE NEED A PLANNER?

I’m more than happy to help with your custom photography timeline and vendor recommendations, but having a dedicated planner is truly invaluable! In order for me and my team to be able to focus on taking images and documenting your story well, you will need a wedding planner outside of your venue’s coordinator.

SHOULD WE DO AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

Yes! An engagement session serves as a time for you to warm up in front of the lens and for us to get to know each other! We can visit one of your favorite spots or you can pick one from my exclusive Location Guide. Engagement sessions include a location within a 45 mile radius of the 21043 zip. But I love traveling and can create a custom quote for your engagement session if you want to wander!

WHEN SHOULD WE SCHEDULE OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

It’s best to schedule your engagement session roughly 2-3 months ahead of time. Keep in mind, if you’re using these images for Save the Dates, then we need to schedule your session at least 8-9 months before the big day! I offer engagement sessions from Monday to Thursday.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? DO YOU TRAVEL?

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

DO WE NEED A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?

I comfortably photograph over half of my weddings without a second photographer and always bring an assistant with me.

The assistant is a photographer-assistant hybrid and always provides a second photojournalism perspective during your first look, ceremony, toasts, and special dances. While the second photographer captures extra candids from your partner getting ready till the reception. Adding extra cameras to your day can sometimes make it feel like you’re being followed by paparazzi – so I do my best to keep the intimacy of your day intact by being as unobtrusive as possible. But if you do add a second shooter, it means we can capture even more moments and even more memories. They are a great addition to your day if you’re not doing a first look or have more than 125 guests.

HOW DO I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

Your digital high-resolution edited photographs will be delivered via an online gallery where you can download the images and share them with family/friends. You will also receive a printing release for personal use of the images. This allows you to print the images at any photo lab of your choice and use the images online.

CAN I GIVE YOU A SHOT LIST?

For your family/friend formals, yes absolutely! For the rest of your photos, I ask you to fill out an in-depth questionnaire to help me understand your values and what matters most to you, so I can authentically document your day as it naturally unfolds.

More questions?

I get that – this is all SO new for you!
For me, it’s a piece of cake
(and after hundreds of weddings that’s a lot of cake).

TELL ME WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND!