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Mary Kate McKenna Photography

Frederick , MD
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Frederick, MD 21702 US (map)

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202-213-1272
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ABOUT US

I get to photograph amazing people, traditions and ceremonies every week. Brides and grooms quickly go from being clients to dear friends. I bond with all my couples and continue that... Read more
I get to photograph amazing people, traditions and ceremonies every week. Brides and grooms quickly go from being clients to dear friends. I bond with all my couples and continue that friendship long after the pictures have been printed. It’s one of the most rewarding parts of my job.

I love each moment of the wedding day and strive to capture it without being pushy, in the way, or forcing things. I am respectful of the ceremony space and your guests. The ultimate compliment I can get is, "I don't even remember you being there." The photographs should tell the story of the day without needing any words.

My photographic style is eclectic- I have a strong emphasis on a photojournalistic style but mixed in is traditional and artistic. Each wedding is different and I tailor my photography to the needs of each couple.

The studio photographs a very limited amount of weddings each year – between 10 and 15. This is to continue the tradition of high quality imagery and quick turnaround times for our clients.

My basic wedding package includes six hours of wedding day coverage and print permission. Every package also includes a complimentary engagement session. Add-ons and special coverage for a wedding are endless. Albums, prints, engagement party and rehearsal dinner coverage, etc. are all available.

I am a proud and award winning member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WJPA). My work can be seen in many wedding magazines and blogs. You can view my press clippings, my portfolio, and lots more on my website.

Mary Kate McKenna Photography, LLC
MK@MKMcKenna.com
202.213.1272

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What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mary Kate McKenna is absolute amazing. Talented. Her pictures are simple breathtaking. The first time I saw our wedding pictures I was speechless. I never saw pictures so beautiful. I found her in the Bride and Groom Washingtonian magazine. Not only is she extremely talented but she is very kind, personable and down to earth. My wedding party loved her as well and raved about her pictures. Friends upon seeing my pictures wanted to know who did our photos . Mary Kate is awesome!!
Mary Kate McKenna is absolute amazing. Talented. Her pictures are simple breathtaking. The first time I saw our wedding Read more...
Mary Kate McKenna is absolute amazing. Talented. Her pictures are simple breathtaking. The first time I saw our wedding pictures I was speechless. I never saw pictures so beautiful. I found her in the Bride and Groom Washingtonian magazine. Not only is she extremely talented but she is very kind, personable and down to earth. My wedding party loved her as well and raved about her pictures. Friends upon seeing my pictures wanted to know who did our photos . Mary Kate is awesome!! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Her wonderful photos speak for themselves, but I will tell you about her anyways. Mary Kate clearly has a passion for her work as she was able to help my husband easily forget that he was having his picture taken. The first time we met was the day of our engagement pictures and she made us feel at ease immediately. On our wedding day Mary Kate and her assistant were awesome - we were thrilled with all of our pictures. Book her ASAP.
Her wonderful photos speak for themselves, but I will tell you about her anyways. Mary Kate clearly has a passion for her Read more...
Her wonderful photos speak for themselves, but I will tell you about her anyways. Mary Kate clearly has a passion for her work as she was able to help my husband easily forget that he was having his picture taken. The first time we met was the day of our engagement pictures and she made us feel at ease immediately. On our wedding day Mary Kate and her assistant were awesome - we were thrilled with all of our pictures. Book her ASAP. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Mary Kate was beyond wonderful. She made everyone she interacted with completely comfortable and is so very talented. She is a true professional and we are so happy she was there to document such an important day for us, we wouldn't have asked for anything more! Highly recommended!
Mary Kate was beyond wonderful. She made everyone she interacted with completely comfortable and is so very talented. She Read more...
Mary Kate was beyond wonderful. She made everyone she interacted with completely comfortable and is so very talented. She is a true professional and we are so happy she was there to document such an important day for us, we wouldn't have asked for anything more! Highly recommended! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
MK was the best vendor with whom we worked throughout the entire wedding process. She was both professional and personal. My husband and I are very awkward about formal photo taking and MK made it all so easy and natural for us. She was able to capture so many aspects of us as a couple, and she even let our dog form part of the engagement shoot!! The photos of both our engagement and our wedding were magical. The feedback we have gotten is unanimously positive...beyond positive. I would recommend MK to all of my friends and to anyone who might read this review.
MK was the best vendor with whom we worked throughout the entire wedding process. She was both professional and personal. Read more...
MK was the best vendor with whom we worked throughout the entire wedding process. She was both professional and personal. My husband and I are very awkward about formal photo taking and MK made it all so easy and natural for us. She was able to capture so many aspects of us as a couple, and she even let our dog form part of the engagement shoot!! The photos of both our engagement and our wedding were magical. The feedback we have gotten is unanimously positive...beyond positive. I would recommend MK to all of my friends and to anyone who might read this review. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/5/2015
5.0/5.0
For our wedding, we ended up being in a bind for photos! And pretty close to last minute, I needed to find someone. MK was there & I'm not sure she knows how extremely appreciative we were for everything that she did for us!

MK was so kind & made us feel very comfortable while taking our photos! She knows what she's doing & you can tell how much she loves her job! Once we were done with the photos that she had us pose for, she asked if there were anymore specific shots we wanted, which I thought was very nice!

I would definitely recommend her to someone!
For our wedding, we ended up being in a bind for photos! And pretty close to last minute, I needed to find someone. MK was Read more...
For our wedding, we ended up being in a bind for photos! And pretty close to last minute, I needed to find someone. MK was there & I'm not sure she knows how extremely appreciative we were for everything that she did for us!

MK was so kind & made us feel very comfortable while taking our photos! She knows what she's doing & you can tell how much she loves her job! Once we were done with the photos that she had us pose for, she asked if there were anymore specific shots we wanted, which I thought was very nice!

I would definitely recommend her to someone! Read less
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Katelyn
Wedding:
11/9/2014
5.0/5.0
I like many women have some serious body image issues. I was worried about how I would look in my wedding photos, which was something I definitely had no need to worry about (cause what bride needs more to worry about). MaryKate put me at ease both during the engagement session and our big day. She went out of her way to give tips about "slimming" posing tricks to make everyone feel their best all day.

Her professionalism and photojournalist style made me fall in love with her and her work. We have only seen a view of the photos (we only got married yesterday) and we are already in love. She was incredibly flexible, when I was running late due to a timeline error made by my driver. I highly recommend MaryKate and will definitely use her for all our future picture sessions!
I like many women have some serious body image issues. I was worried about how I would look in my wedding photos, which Read more...
I like many women have some serious body image issues. I was worried about how I would look in my wedding photos, which was something I definitely had no need to worry about (cause what bride needs more to worry about). MaryKate put me at ease both during the engagement session and our big day. She went out of her way to give tips about "slimming" posing tricks to make everyone feel their best all day.

Her professionalism and photojournalist style made me fall in love with her and her work. We have only seen a view of the photos (we only got married yesterday) and we are already in love. She was incredibly flexible, when I was running late due to a timeline error made by my driver. I highly recommend MaryKate and will definitely use her for all our future picture sessions! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I hired Mary Kate on short notice for my wedding and she couldn't have been any more accommodating. She did a wonderful job and our guests even commented about how much they enjoyed her. We were very pleased with how the photos turned out. I would and will recommend her to anyone looking for photography services.
I hired Mary Kate on short notice for my wedding and she couldn't have been any more accommodating. She did a wonderful Read more...
I hired Mary Kate on short notice for my wedding and she couldn't have been any more accommodating. She did a wonderful job and our guests even commented about how much they enjoyed her. We were very pleased with how the photos turned out. I would and will recommend her to anyone looking for photography services. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I agreed to have a very small, intimate wedding, and initially decided not to get a photographer, however 2 weeks prior to our wedding, we both agreed that we would regret not having professional photos of our day. I was so fortunate that Mary Kate was able to fit us in on such short notice. Mary Kate was amazing, from the moment I spoke with her on the phone, I knew we had the right photographer! She not only was accommodating, but she was also extremely professional, even at such a small wedding like ours (We only had 6 people).

Our photographs were done promptly, and both my husband and I were so very pleased with the outcome. MK truly has a gift – she captured some tender and intimate moments of one the happiest days of our lives; helping to make our wedding and our memories perfect! Words couldn’t begin to express our appreciation to Mary Kate. She truly is THE BEST!!!!!
My husband and I agreed to have a very small, intimate wedding, and initially decided not to get a photographer, however 2 Read more...
My husband and I agreed to have a very small, intimate wedding, and initially decided not to get a photographer, however 2 weeks prior to our wedding, we both agreed that we would regret not having professional photos of our day. I was so fortunate that Mary Kate was able to fit us in on such short notice. Mary Kate was amazing, from the moment I spoke with her on the phone, I knew we had the right photographer! She not only was accommodating, but she was also extremely professional, even at such a small wedding like ours (We only had 6 people).

Our photographs were done promptly, and both my husband and I were so very pleased with the outcome. MK truly has a gift – she captured some tender and intimate moments of one the happiest days of our lives; helping to make our wedding and our memories perfect! Words couldn’t begin to express our appreciation to Mary Kate. She truly is THE BEST!!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had a very casual, non-traditional wedding, and when I first started looking at photographers, I was worried that they would not understand the vibe we were going for. The first time I talked to Mary Kate, though, I knew she completely "got" us and the feeling of our event. We're both camera-shy and not photogenic, so we were a bit nervous about our pictures. However, at our engagement session Mary Kate made us feel completely comfortable, and we ended up with some incredible photos.

For the wedding itself, Mary Kate was supportive, fun, and completely flexible. She agreed to break up her time so that she could photograph the ceremony and part of the reception and then come back later to capture other wedding events.

When my new mother-in-law saw the wedding photos she said, "They're awesome! I could live the whole day all over again by looking at the pictures," and I completely agree! Mary Kate is talented and professional, but it's also obvious that she's a fun, caring person. I recommend her without reservation!
We had a very casual, non-traditional wedding, and when I first started looking at photographers, I was worried that they Read more...
We had a very casual, non-traditional wedding, and when I first started looking at photographers, I was worried that they would not understand the vibe we were going for. The first time I talked to Mary Kate, though, I knew she completely "got" us and the feeling of our event. We're both camera-shy and not photogenic, so we were a bit nervous about our pictures. However, at our engagement session Mary Kate made us feel completely comfortable, and we ended up with some incredible photos.

For the wedding itself, Mary Kate was supportive, fun, and completely flexible. She agreed to break up her time so that she could photograph the ceremony and part of the reception and then come back later to capture other wedding events.

When my new mother-in-law saw the wedding photos she said, "They're awesome! I could live the whole day all over again by looking at the pictures," and I completely agree! Mary Kate is talented and professional, but it's also obvious that she's a fun, caring person. I recommend her without reservation! Read less
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Melinda
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Not only did MK "not detract from the day," like you hear about being the goal for a wedding photographer, having her there enhanced the experience considerably. From our engagement photos on the Mall, to sharing some of the first moments of our marriage with her and the wedding party, it felt like having a life long friend along for the journey.

The pics were phenomenal. Having a second shooter was clutch because together they captured every single moment. So blessed to have worked with MK!
Not only did MK "not detract from the day," like you hear about being the goal for a wedding photographer, having her Read more...
Not only did MK "not detract from the day," like you hear about being the goal for a wedding photographer, having her there enhanced the experience considerably. From our engagement photos on the Mall, to sharing some of the first moments of our marriage with her and the wedding party, it felt like having a life long friend along for the journey.

The pics were phenomenal. Having a second shooter was clutch because together they captured every single moment. So blessed to have worked with MK! Read less
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