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Kathleen Hertel Photography

Linthicum , MD
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Linthicum, MD 21090 US (map)

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443-805-5155
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ABOUT US

Ever since I was a little girl I had a strong imagination. I use to create my own little worlds where anything could happen. I have found that I do the same with my photography. One of... Read more
Ever since I was a little girl I had a strong imagination. I use to create my own little worlds where anything could happen. I have found that I do the same with my photography. One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer or portrait photographer is taking a clients idea and running with it. I want to give my clients photos that are more beautiful then they could ever imagine. I want my viewers to look at one of my images and create their own stories.

I have been doing photography for over half my life. I started in the dark room in high school and then graduated with a degree in photography a few years later. I've been shooting weddings since 2007 but started working in the photography field after college. I was part of the developmental team for the Disney PhotoPass. (I worked for the Disney company for 11 years, Disney College Program Alum! ). I also have an extensive background in event management which makes organizing wedding days for my couples a breeze!

My style of Photography is a mix of Editorial and Journalism. I do pose some of my photos to create those picture perfect story images BUT 75 % of my weddings are just capturing the moments as they unfold.

When I'm not shooting weddings I LOVE to travel. You can say I have a bit of a Wanderlust. I have traveled to 6 our of 7 continents with next big adventure coming in January as I sail down through the Drake Straight to Antarctica. Of all the places I've been Africa, Cambodia, Alaska, & New Orleans are my favorites. Some of the craziest things I have ever done include cage diving with great whites,walking with lions, rock climbing a mountain on the Applachian trail, and running 14 marathons. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, One Event/Day, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Prints

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kathy is hands down THEE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER TO WALK THE FACE OF THE EARTH!! I honestly dont even know what else to say. I got married December 17th and met her the January before at a wedding expo. I was IMMEDIATELY drawn to her because this one picture she had posted at her booth of a dog with a pair of wedding rings sitting on his nose stood out so clearly to me. So many things ran through my head in that brief moment: "How did she get the dog to sit still and pose for that?...that idea is so cool!...the quality of the image is simply perfection." And I knew right then and there she would be my photographer for my wedding! Her amazing ideas and worldly knowledge fit perfect into our travel themed wedding. She sent a few sneak peaks of the wedding photos and I am slowly dying from anticipation to see more! i cant even take it! And her personality is the greatest! We had soooooo much fun working with her and my wedding party loved having her with us throughout the day! There are no other options out there if you are looking for stellar photos! KATHY IS IT!! The best that ever did it!
Kathy is hands down THEE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER TO WALK THE FACE OF THE EARTH!! I honestly dont even know what else to Read more...
Kathy is hands down THEE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER TO WALK THE FACE OF THE EARTH!! I honestly dont even know what else to say. I got married December 17th and met her the January before at a wedding expo. I was IMMEDIATELY drawn to her because this one picture she had posted at her booth of a dog with a pair of wedding rings sitting on his nose stood out so clearly to me. So many things ran through my head in that brief moment: "How did she get the dog to sit still and pose for that?...that idea is so cool!...the quality of the image is simply perfection." And I knew right then and there she would be my photographer for my wedding! Her amazing ideas and worldly knowledge fit perfect into our travel themed wedding. She sent a few sneak peaks of the wedding photos and I am slowly dying from anticipation to see more! i cant even take it! And her personality is the greatest! We had soooooo much fun working with her and my wedding party loved having her with us throughout the day! There are no other options out there if you are looking for stellar photos! KATHY IS IT!! The best that ever did it! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/29/2016
4.9/5.0
I met Kathy at a wedding expo about 10 months before my wedding and was immediately drawn to her creative and unique style when it came to wedding photography. I knew I wanted to hire her right away! Between our engagement session, getting ready, ceremony, and reception she blew me away with her photos. She is truly an artist and captured everything from our special day. I would highly recommend her and hire her again for a special event!
I met Kathy at a wedding expo about 10 months before my wedding and was immediately drawn to her creative and unique style Read more...
I met Kathy at a wedding expo about 10 months before my wedding and was immediately drawn to her creative and unique style when it came to wedding photography. I knew I wanted to hire her right away! Between our engagement session, getting ready, ceremony, and reception she blew me away with her photos. She is truly an artist and captured everything from our special day. I would highly recommend her and hire her again for a special event! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
First, I can assure you that there are not enough characters allowed in this review for me to adequately sing Kathleen’s praises. I adored all of my vendors, but Kathleen was my favorite. My first meeting with her was great. She brought albums and examples of her work. Her pricing was clear and she helped me plan my wedding day timeline out right then. That timeline helped me piece the rest of the day together and simply having it relieved a lot of anxiety on my part. My now-husband and I didn't even bother meeting with anyone else. We had seen enough of Kathleen's work on our social media (he knew of her for a few years before we got engaged) to know that she did absolutely phenomenal work. Once we met her, we knew we'd work well with her. We actually changed our wedding date so that she could be our photographer, as she was not available on our first choice date!

In looking through it, I loved Kathleen’s work, but I was a little bit nervous about photos with my husband as he has a really hard time smiling genuinely in posed photos. I need not have worried – Kathleen sang and made jokes until he could do nothing other than GENUINELY smile and laugh. Kathleen includes an engagement shoot in her packages and there’s a very good reason – when the day of our wedding came she wasn’t spending time figuring us out – she already knew! Kathleen has an eye for photographs that are different from the ones you see from every other wedding photographer. Her photos just always have something a little different (in the BEST way) from everyone else’s. This eye and creativity helped create photos that are both photos and works of art than can be hung throughout our home. She also managed to get my post-ceremony photos done in record time. I watched as family photos ate up my sister’s whole cocktail hour, while Kathy managed to get mine in less than 15 minutes. This was very important to me, as my husband and I wanted to enjoy cocktail hour.
First, I can assure you that there are not enough characters allowed in this review for me to adequately sing Kathleen’s Read more...
First, I can assure you that there are not enough characters allowed in this review for me to adequately sing Kathleen’s praises. I adored all of my vendors, but Kathleen was my favorite. My first meeting with her was great. She brought albums and examples of her work. Her pricing was clear and she helped me plan my wedding day timeline out right then. That timeline helped me piece the rest of the day together and simply having it relieved a lot of anxiety on my part. My now-husband and I didn't even bother meeting with anyone else. We had seen enough of Kathleen's work on our social media (he knew of her for a few years before we got engaged) to know that she did absolutely phenomenal work. Once we met her, we knew we'd work well with her. We actually changed our wedding date so that she could be our photographer, as she was not available on our first choice date!

In looking through it, I loved Kathleen’s work, but I was a little bit nervous about photos with my husband as he has a really hard time smiling genuinely in posed photos. I need not have worried – Kathleen sang and made jokes until he could do nothing other than GENUINELY smile and laugh. Kathleen includes an engagement shoot in her packages and there’s a very good reason – when the day of our wedding came she wasn’t spending time figuring us out – she already knew! Kathleen has an eye for photographs that are different from the ones you see from every other wedding photographer. Her photos just always have something a little different (in the BEST way) from everyone else’s. This eye and creativity helped create photos that are both photos and works of art than can be hung throughout our home. She also managed to get my post-ceremony photos done in record time. I watched as family photos ate up my sister’s whole cocktail hour, while Kathy managed to get mine in less than 15 minutes. This was very important to me, as my husband and I wanted to enjoy cocktail hour. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Kathy did my brother's engagement pictures and his wedding pictures and I knew that when it was time for me to get married I was going to have Kathy be my photographer. She's super sweet, professional, she's funny and always tries to make you laugh. Her pictures always turn out amazing! I haven't come across a picture that I didn't like from Kathy. I would recommend Kathy over any other photographer! You won't be disappointed!!
Kathy did my brother's engagement pictures and his wedding pictures and I knew that when it was time for me to get married Read more...
Kathy did my brother's engagement pictures and his wedding pictures and I knew that when it was time for me to get married I was going to have Kathy be my photographer. She's super sweet, professional, she's funny and always tries to make you laugh. Her pictures always turn out amazing! I haven't come across a picture that I didn't like from Kathy. I would recommend Kathy over any other photographer! You won't be disappointed!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/20/2016
5.0/5.0
This girl is incredible!!! We used her for both our engagement and wedding pictures and they look straight out of a fairy tale magazine. She's adventurous and never takes the same photo twice, so you know that your pictures will be stunning, fun, and uniquely you. She ended up trampling through mud and climbing over trees to get the right angle for some of our pictures; and always manages to sneak pictures of the small, tender moments. Kathy takes time to get to know each couple personally, get a feel of what they are looking for, to the point where you want to keep hanging out with her after all the photos and events are over. On our wedding day itself she went above and beyond, kept a fun and calming atmosphere, even when things got hectic. I got married over six months ago and still have people gushing over our wedding and engagement pictures. BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER.
This girl is incredible!!! We used her for both our engagement and wedding pictures and they look straight out of a fairy Read more...
This girl is incredible!!! We used her for both our engagement and wedding pictures and they look straight out of a fairy tale magazine. She's adventurous and never takes the same photo twice, so you know that your pictures will be stunning, fun, and uniquely you. She ended up trampling through mud and climbing over trees to get the right angle for some of our pictures; and always manages to sneak pictures of the small, tender moments. Kathy takes time to get to know each couple personally, get a feel of what they are looking for, to the point where you want to keep hanging out with her after all the photos and events are over. On our wedding day itself she went above and beyond, kept a fun and calming atmosphere, even when things got hectic. I got married over six months ago and still have people gushing over our wedding and engagement pictures. BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to describe how incredible it was having Kathleen as our engagement and wedding photographer! Her extraordinary talent is witnessed through the wedding, family, and travel photographs available on her website, so I am going to focus on three aspects of her you may not be able to see from just her photos.

GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND: In addition to her incredible photography skills, Kathleen was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire wedding planning process. From her willingness to travel across the entire state of Virginia (and back) so we didn't have to choose to have engagement photos done where we met or where we got engaged, to the prerp-kit we received in the mail before the wedding with a not only a timeline of events but a bottle opener, chocolate, etc., Kathleen always goes above and beyond your expectations.

FRIENDLY/FUNNY: While my husband and I were initially worried that the photo-taking process would be awkward, as we rarely pose for photos, Kathleen kept us smiling and laughing the entire time we were taking pictures and made the process fun rather than awkward.

PROFESSIONAL: Kathleen was incredibly professional throughout the entire process and ensured everything went smoothly during the wedding. She not only met us at the venue a week before the wedding to determine where we could take the best pictures but also met with wedding planner to go over the timeline for the big day of to ensure (1) that she caught all of the big moments, and (2) that she could pull us away for couple shots throughout the night at times that wouldn't clash with any other events.

Kathleen's talent combined with her award winning personality, flexibility and professionalism make her a fantastic person to work with and we would highly recommend her to any one looking for a photographer!
There are not enough words to describe how incredible it was having Kathleen as our engagement and wedding photographer! Read more...
There are not enough words to describe how incredible it was having Kathleen as our engagement and wedding photographer! Her extraordinary talent is witnessed through the wedding, family, and travel photographs available on her website, so I am going to focus on three aspects of her you may not be able to see from just her photos.

GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND: In addition to her incredible photography skills, Kathleen was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire wedding planning process. From her willingness to travel across the entire state of Virginia (and back) so we didn't have to choose to have engagement photos done where we met or where we got engaged, to the prerp-kit we received in the mail before the wedding with a not only a timeline of events but a bottle opener, chocolate, etc., Kathleen always goes above and beyond your expectations.

FRIENDLY/FUNNY: While my husband and I were initially worried that the photo-taking process would be awkward, as we rarely pose for photos, Kathleen kept us smiling and laughing the entire time we were taking pictures and made the process fun rather than awkward.

PROFESSIONAL: Kathleen was incredibly professional throughout the entire process and ensured everything went smoothly during the wedding. She not only met us at the venue a week before the wedding to determine where we could take the best pictures but also met with wedding planner to go over the timeline for the big day of to ensure (1) that she caught all of the big moments, and (2) that she could pull us away for couple shots throughout the night at times that wouldn't clash with any other events.

Kathleen's talent combined with her award winning personality, flexibility and professionalism make her a fantastic person to work with and we would highly recommend her to any one looking for a photographer! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely perfect! Kathleen worked with us to put together a package that included our engagement shoot, wedding shower, and entire wedding day and we couldn't be happier with the photos!
Absolutely perfect! Kathleen worked with us to put together a package that included our engagement shoot, wedding shower, Read more...
Absolutely perfect! Kathleen worked with us to put together a package that included our engagement shoot, wedding shower, and entire wedding day and we couldn't be happier with the photos! Read less
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esther
Wedding:
11/13/2015
5.0/5.0
I can say nothing but amazingly good things about Kathy. From the minute we saw her pictures from a distance at a wedding expo, my now husband and I just knew we had to have her. Her photography ranges from whimsical and fun to dramatic and romantic. It's not even how she just captures the couple or family but the surrounding scene (even if it isn't that beautiful) we arranged a meeting immediately and booked her right after that and couldn't have been more happy and excited about it. we even met up socially just to get to know each other and talk about our travels and wanderlust. as soon as i found out her love of travel and we shared our adventures i knew we would grow to be good friends. we didnt have an engagement shoot but on the day, i never had any doubt that she would reflect our true selves and we are ecstatic with our sneek peeks and cant contain our excitement to see the rest of the photos! kathy is personable, friendly, warm hearted, and just absolutely LOVES what she does and you can easily tell...from the minute you meet her you will fall in love with her!
I can say nothing but amazingly good things about Kathy. From the minute we saw her pictures from a distance at a wedding Read more...
I can say nothing but amazingly good things about Kathy. From the minute we saw her pictures from a distance at a wedding expo, my now husband and I just knew we had to have her. Her photography ranges from whimsical and fun to dramatic and romantic. It's not even how she just captures the couple or family but the surrounding scene (even if it isn't that beautiful) we arranged a meeting immediately and booked her right after that and couldn't have been more happy and excited about it. we even met up socially just to get to know each other and talk about our travels and wanderlust. as soon as i found out her love of travel and we shared our adventures i knew we would grow to be good friends. we didnt have an engagement shoot but on the day, i never had any doubt that she would reflect our true selves and we are ecstatic with our sneek peeks and cant contain our excitement to see the rest of the photos! kathy is personable, friendly, warm hearted, and just absolutely LOVES what she does and you can easily tell...from the minute you meet her you will fall in love with her! Read less
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L'Oreal
Wedding:
11/1/2015
5.0/5.0
Before I became engaged, I knew Kathleen would be my wedding photographer. I fell in love with her work when I was the wedding reporter for the local newspaper and decided when it was my turn, I wanted her there to document my special day. From her wedding to travel images, her photographs are truly a work of art. When you hire Kathleen, you're making an investment in priceless memories that will last forever. When planning our wedding, we coordinated around her availability (yes, it was that serious) and I have absolutely no regrets. She's a true professional and we've received nothing but compliments on our wedding pictures. I'd highly recommend Kathleen to anyone looking for a talented and hard-working photographer.
Before I became engaged, I knew Kathleen would be my wedding photographer. I fell in love with her work when I was the Read more...
Before I became engaged, I knew Kathleen would be my wedding photographer. I fell in love with her work when I was the wedding reporter for the local newspaper and decided when it was my turn, I wanted her there to document my special day. From her wedding to travel images, her photographs are truly a work of art. When you hire Kathleen, you're making an investment in priceless memories that will last forever. When planning our wedding, we coordinated around her availability (yes, it was that serious) and I have absolutely no regrets. She's a true professional and we've received nothing but compliments on our wedding pictures. I'd highly recommend Kathleen to anyone looking for a talented and hard-working photographer. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
10/31/2015
5.0/5.0
When I came across Kathy's booth at a wedding expo, I knew I had to have her as the photographer at my wedding. Her pictures are absolutely breathtaking and I was blown away by her talent. Not only do I feel like she is one of the most amazingly talented photographers out there, she is also fantastic to work with. Kathy is such a nice and funny person, that when it comes time for your engagement session or your wedding day, she instantly makes you feel calm which is very important. She is also dependable. I never once had a worry or a problem with Kathy. Anytime I had questions, she had answers. When I didn't have an idea about a theme for engagement pictures she knew what questions to ask and came up with something. She is absolutely the best photographer that you can go with and I highly suggest that you book her for your engagement/wedding photographs because her talent is out of this world.
When I came across Kathy's booth at a wedding expo, I knew I had to have her as the photographer at my wedding. Her Read more...
When I came across Kathy's booth at a wedding expo, I knew I had to have her as the photographer at my wedding. Her pictures are absolutely breathtaking and I was blown away by her talent. Not only do I feel like she is one of the most amazingly talented photographers out there, she is also fantastic to work with. Kathy is such a nice and funny person, that when it comes time for your engagement session or your wedding day, she instantly makes you feel calm which is very important. She is also dependable. I never once had a worry or a problem with Kathy. Anytime I had questions, she had answers. When I didn't have an idea about a theme for engagement pictures she knew what questions to ask and came up with something. She is absolutely the best photographer that you can go with and I highly suggest that you book her for your engagement/wedding photographs because her talent is out of this world. Read less
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