My couples:

– are down to earth

– aren’t into tradition just for tradition’s sake

– value quality over quantity on their wedding day (ie. photos, guests, wedding party members)

– trust my artistic vision and appreciate creativity

– value photography on their wedding day

– like a little adventure

– care about moments over things

– think marriage is awesome and a big deal

– are ready to have a dang good time

The Experience

The Experience

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 day!

Book your Date

YAY! We connected and we’re a great fit! To book your date, I require a signed contract and a $1500 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!)

Wedding Guide

After capturing over 200 weddings, I’ve learned a lot and I’m here to pass that knowledge onto you! I give a Wedding Guide filled with planning tips to all of the couples who work with me! I’ll send this over after your date is officially booked!

Engagement Session!

Worried about feeling awkward in front of the camera!? I FEEL YA! I’m here to make you 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 that I’ve created for my couples. There are tips on what to wear in the Wedding Guide as well!

I'm here to be your trusted resource!

Need help with your photo timeline or vendor recommendations!? I gotcha! I’m here to be a guide and a trusted resource for you throughout the wedding experience so that you can have a stress-free day. A great timeline helps your day unfold with ease, encourages you to be present, and allows us to capture the best light! My goal is that you can live in the moment and focus on what matters most.

Wedding Questionnaire

About 2 months before your date I will send out my Wedding 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.

For example, if you tell me you’re terrified of heights in your answers, I will not be recommending the cliffside shoot. Your answers also help me plan your timeline, make family photos a breeze, and have a full understanding of any photography expectations that you and your family members may have that I otherwise wouldn’t know to ask. Like if you have a special trinket in your details that is really meaningful, or if Uncle Jack and Aunt Sue absolutely cannot stand next to each other during group photos because of that thing that happened twenty years ago.

Seriously, though. I want to know all the details: about you two, about the day you’re planning, and about what you want out of your photos!

Your day is here!

HECK YES! I will be there to create artful imagery that reminds you what matters most. I bring a non-shooting assistant with me to every wedding to ensure your day goes smoothly. If you book a second photographer, we will be a team of three!

Sneak Peeks

Can’t wait to see your photos!? I can’t wait to share them with ya! I will send you a batch a sneak peek images a week after your wedding day.

Full Gallery

IT’S PHOTO TIME! You will receive a gallery of 600+ 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 with you get to see your entire day in color, you will also have a timeless black and white copy. 

Images that make you feel

Frequently Asked Questions

How would you describe your style?

My style is organic, warm, and timeless. It is a mix of photojournalism and creative portraiture that is inspired by vintage imagery. I create unique, natural portraits that reflects the connection you and your partner share and capture authentic 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 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.

Do we need a second photographer?

I feel comfortable photographing solo and always bring an assistant with me. I photograph 75% of my weddings without a second photographer. A second photographer is a great addition to your day if you’re not doing a first look and/or have more than 125 guests. They are responsible for capturing extra candids during your day! If your budget allows for a second photographer, then it might be something to consider. I only hire second photographers who have a similar photojournalism shooting style to my own. I process their images for a cohesive wedding gallery.

Should we do an engagement session?

Yes! An engagement session serves as a time for you to warm up in front of my 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 that 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 in 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 8 – 12 weeks for full completion, but I always release sneak peeks! For portrait sessions, there is a 4-6 week turnaround.

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! 

Should we do a first look?

My goal is for your day to be full of ease and to give you the ability to savor the moments as they unfold and I have found a first look helps with this! A first look allows you to spend more time with your partner on your wedding day, instead of waiting until the ceremony to see them. You can take this time to read letters to each other, or simply just breathe, embrace, and take a quiet moment to yourselves. From a photography perspective, doing a first look allows us to take photos before the ceremony, leaving you to enjoy most of your cocktail hour instead of having to miss it to get ALL of our photos (wedding party, family, and you two) in a single hour. A common fear I hear from couples is that if they do a first look, their partner won’t be emotional when they walk down the aisle later on — and I’ve found this to be the total opposite! Nothing can take away from seeing your person walk down the aisle to a beautiful song, with all of your friends and family surrounding you. I’ve seen many brides/grooms still tear up walking down the aisle even after doing a first look earlier in the day! With that said — I never want you to feel pressured into making a decision for your wedding day that doesn’t feel right to you. I’ve photographed weddings with and without first looks, and at the end of the day, all that really matters is that you’re happy with whatever you decide!

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.

Do we need a day of coordinator?

In order for me and my team to be able to focus on taking images and documenting your story well, you will most likely need a day of coordinator or wedding planner. I’m happy to help with your custom photography timeline and vendor recommendations!

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 also only accept payments from my clients

Can I give you a shot list?

I want to document your day as it naturally unfolds instead of creating inauthentic moments off a shot list. I ask for your family/friend formal list and for you to fill out a questionnaire that helps me capture your story well.

Testimonials

"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."

Haley & Maurice

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!!

Maria & Stirling

"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

"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

"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

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.

Karleigh & Tony

"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

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
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Wedding Collections

All collections include at least 8 hours of coverage, 600+ images in my signature style, my Wedding Guide, and timeline assistance. A second photographer, engagement session, and albums are available as well. From the moment you hire me, I’m here to be a trusted resource.

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