I’m Mary Kate, but most people just call me MK.
I’m a full-time wedding + lifestyle photographer in the DC Metro area, but travel to wherever is needed to get the shot. I get to photograph amazing people, traditions and locations every week. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is watching couples, families and businesses grow. I love when I meet an engaged couple and a few years later I’m photographing their babies. It’s truly an honor and I have a passion for documenting these milestones.
I live in Frederick, Maryland with my hubby Joe and our three crazy dogs.
Joe is in the Army, so I have a very special place in my heart for military families.
Giving back to the community is at the heart of my business. I am a volunteer photographer for Operation Love: ReUnited, Wish Upon a Wedding, Inspiration Through Art, Kids Are Heroes, Dodging Diabetes and several other great organizations.
Using my photography as a tool to help others has become a large part of what I do. I have documented the plight of AIDS orphans in Zambia, the struggle for land reform in Brazil, and the life of those who live under the totalitarian regime in Burma. I hope that in the future I can do more of this work and help bring to light the many situations that are not justly covered in the media.
I grew up in a small town in Indiana. It was there, in a high school darkroom, that I fell in love with the art of photography.
I am incredibly lucky that this is now not only my passion, but it’s my profession and the best career I could ever ask for.