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The Happy Couple Photography

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No two photographers are alike, and we are no exception - complementing each other with different styles and ideas. Our process is collaborative, from... Read more
Thanks for visiting!

No two photographers are alike, and we are no exception - complementing each other with different styles and ideas. Our process is collaborative, from editing photos to blogging about our adventures with you. (We even like to share a piece of wedding cake at your party ... if that's OK.)

We have each been part of the photojournalism community since 2000 - Joe starting out in Pennsylvania, Katye in California. Photography brought us together in 2003 at Syracuse University, where we earned graduate degrees in photojournalism from the S.I. Newhouse School. Covering news assignments from small-town cultural festivals, to Capitol Hill hearings, we have fallen in love with storytelling. There is a story everywhere. We began photographing weddings together in 2007, and had our own wedding in 2008!

Katye is currently a photo editor and photographer with the Pew Charitable Trusts, and Joe spends most of his time focusing on The Happy Couple, shooting editorial and corporate assignments as well.

Again - thanks for visiting, we hope to hear from you soon! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Toning
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Prints, Proofs

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Jackie
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Selecting Joe as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Not only was he easy to work with and very responsive, but the photographs came out better than we even hoped was possible!

Starting with the engagement photos, Joe really set us at ease as we felt awkward about the shoot but wanted a nice picture to use for our save the dates and to capture the special time in our relationship. Joe was able to somehow get nice, natural photos in an hour despite our initial discomfort with being photographed.

As for the wedding day, we decided against spending money on a videographer, so we were really relying on the photos to capture the events of the day. Again, Joe more than delivered. We have photographs of moments I don't even remember because the day was such a blur! And he managed to take the pictures while seamlessly blending in so we could fully experience the event. Joe was highly accommodating to all of our requests and dealt with requests from family members as well. We hope to work with Joe and The Happy Couple Photography again to capture major life events in the future!
Selecting Joe as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Not only was he easy to work with Read more...
Selecting Joe as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Not only was he easy to work with and very responsive, but the photographs came out better than we even hoped was possible!

Starting with the engagement photos, Joe really set us at ease as we felt awkward about the shoot but wanted a nice picture to use for our save the dates and to capture the special time in our relationship. Joe was able to somehow get nice, natural photos in an hour despite our initial discomfort with being photographed.

As for the wedding day, we decided against spending money on a videographer, so we were really relying on the photos to capture the events of the day. Again, Joe more than delivered. We have photographs of moments I don't even remember because the day was such a blur! And he managed to take the pictures while seamlessly blending in so we could fully experience the event. Joe was highly accommodating to all of our requests and dealt with requests from family members as well. We hope to work with Joe and The Happy Couple Photography again to capture major life events in the future! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were delighted to work with Joe and Katye for our recent wedding. From the beginning, they were very communicative and willing to be flexible. On the day of the wedding, they were friendly, professional, and nearly invisible :) We appreciated their good senses of humor and willingness to be creative due to rainy weather. Within about a month, we got our photos, and they were absolutely amazing- better than we could have hoped. They truly captured all the emotions of the day, and we can feel our hearts getting warmer every time we look at them. Can't recommend Joe and Katye highly enough!!
We were delighted to work with Joe and Katye for our recent wedding. From the beginning, they were very communicative and Read more...
We were delighted to work with Joe and Katye for our recent wedding. From the beginning, they were very communicative and willing to be flexible. On the day of the wedding, they were friendly, professional, and nearly invisible :) We appreciated their good senses of humor and willingness to be creative due to rainy weather. Within about a month, we got our photos, and they were absolutely amazing- better than we could have hoped. They truly captured all the emotions of the day, and we can feel our hearts getting warmer every time we look at them. Can't recommend Joe and Katye highly enough!! Read less
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Keith
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Joe and Katye, a.k.a The Happy Couple, exceeded our wildest expectations on all fronts! Not only was the quality of their work outstanding, they are also wonderful people and a joy to work with. Their energy, enthusiasm, passion for amazing photography, and kindness all contributed to making our wedding day so incredibly special. From adventurous photo shoots post-ceremony, to more intimate moments throughout the day, Joe and Katye were present with us. On many other occasions, when viewing our photo book, I thought to myself "I had no idea they were taking photos of that moment!" This is perhaps the best description of their talent and professionalism - providing direction and collaboration when appropriate, but also discreetly taking beautiful photographs of more intimate moments without being noticed.

My wife and I loved working with Joe and Katye and we cannot give them enough praise for their work, or a high enough recommendation for others interested in artful and skilled photography.
Joe and Katye, a.k.a The Happy Couple, exceeded our wildest expectations on all fronts! Not only was the quality of their Read more...
Joe and Katye, a.k.a The Happy Couple, exceeded our wildest expectations on all fronts! Not only was the quality of their work outstanding, they are also wonderful people and a joy to work with. Their energy, enthusiasm, passion for amazing photography, and kindness all contributed to making our wedding day so incredibly special. From adventurous photo shoots post-ceremony, to more intimate moments throughout the day, Joe and Katye were present with us. On many other occasions, when viewing our photo book, I thought to myself "I had no idea they were taking photos of that moment!" This is perhaps the best description of their talent and professionalism - providing direction and collaboration when appropriate, but also discreetly taking beautiful photographs of more intimate moments without being noticed.

My wife and I loved working with Joe and Katye and we cannot give them enough praise for their work, or a high enough recommendation for others interested in artful and skilled photography. Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
We used The Happy Couple Photography for our wedding on June 6, 2015 and it was an incredible experience. Joe and Katye were super flexible with our requests, and captured the day perfectly. Everyone at the event commented on how professional they were throughout the night. I would 100% recommend Joe & Katye for your event, and we look forward to using them again in the future! :)
We used The Happy Couple Photography for our wedding on June 6, 2015 and it was an incredible experience. Joe and Katye Read more...
We used The Happy Couple Photography for our wedding on June 6, 2015 and it was an incredible experience. Joe and Katye were super flexible with our requests, and captured the day perfectly. Everyone at the event commented on how professional they were throughout the night. I would 100% recommend Joe & Katye for your event, and we look forward to using them again in the future! :) Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
When it comes to wedding photography (and photography in general), I can't recommend Joe and Katye enough. Their work is beautiful, timeless, and they are both delightful to work with. We were pretty overwhelmed with the sheer number of choices and styles to choose from. As a journalist and photographer myself, I was relatively picky.. We wanted someone who could take an amazing picture in the camera and wouldn't rely on post-processing to create whatever style is "in" right now, and also someone who could beautifully photograph the planned portraits and key moments of the day, as well as the amazing moments throughout the day that may otherwise be missed. I stumbled upon The Happy Couple on a DC Wedding Blog and several of their photos moved me to tears! They are both trained in photojournalism and it shows in their ability to see small, sweet moments and capture them beautifully. They are also so much fun to be around! After my fiancé and I met with Joe, we canceled our other photography interviews because we had so much fun talking to him, we knew he was the type of person we would want to be around on our wedding day! He also made the process incredibly easy and even let us add a few extra hours to our contract just weeks before the wedding when we realized our timeline was getting too tight. Even when things got a bit crazy right before we had to head down for photos, Katye was incredibly calm and got so many amazing photos. My fiancé and his groomsmen loved having Joe around as they got ready. We were ecstatic when we got our photos back, both from the engagement session and the wedding day. Turnaround was fast (about 3 weeks for engagement, 4 weeks for wedding) and the photos are GORGEOUS. Katye and Joe are two of the best wedding photographers in DC and know how to capture the emotion and beauty of the day. You will not be disappointed- hiring The Happy Couple was the best decision we made for our wedding!
When it comes to wedding photography (and photography in general), I can't recommend Joe and Katye enough. Their work is Read more...
When it comes to wedding photography (and photography in general), I can't recommend Joe and Katye enough. Their work is beautiful, timeless, and they are both delightful to work with. We were pretty overwhelmed with the sheer number of choices and styles to choose from. As a journalist and photographer myself, I was relatively picky.. We wanted someone who could take an amazing picture in the camera and wouldn't rely on post-processing to create whatever style is "in" right now, and also someone who could beautifully photograph the planned portraits and key moments of the day, as well as the amazing moments throughout the day that may otherwise be missed. I stumbled upon The Happy Couple on a DC Wedding Blog and several of their photos moved me to tears! They are both trained in photojournalism and it shows in their ability to see small, sweet moments and capture them beautifully. They are also so much fun to be around! After my fiancé and I met with Joe, we canceled our other photography interviews because we had so much fun talking to him, we knew he was the type of person we would want to be around on our wedding day! He also made the process incredibly easy and even let us add a few extra hours to our contract just weeks before the wedding when we realized our timeline was getting too tight. Even when things got a bit crazy right before we had to head down for photos, Katye was incredibly calm and got so many amazing photos. My fiancé and his groomsmen loved having Joe around as they got ready. We were ecstatic when we got our photos back, both from the engagement session and the wedding day. Turnaround was fast (about 3 weeks for engagement, 4 weeks for wedding) and the photos are GORGEOUS. Katye and Joe are two of the best wedding photographers in DC and know how to capture the emotion and beauty of the day. You will not be disappointed- hiring The Happy Couple was the best decision we made for our wedding! Read less
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Jacqui
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
We worked with Joe for our engagement and wedding photos. I was immediately a fan of The Happy Couple's work as I was doing my research on photographers, and I was so happy Joe was available on our May wedding date. Joe was super easy to work with, and had an organized process for everything. And not only were our pictures beautiful, but we got them back in record time! We also appreciated the picture hosting site and format they use to share and distribute our photos. We are so happy Joe was able to capture beautiful pictures on our special day!
We worked with Joe for our engagement and wedding photos. I was immediately a fan of The Happy Couple's work as I was Read more...
We worked with Joe for our engagement and wedding photos. I was immediately a fan of The Happy Couple's work as I was doing my research on photographers, and I was so happy Joe was available on our May wedding date. Joe was super easy to work with, and had an organized process for everything. And not only were our pictures beautiful, but we got them back in record time! We also appreciated the picture hosting site and format they use to share and distribute our photos. We are so happy Joe was able to capture beautiful pictures on our special day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Joe was a great experience! He was flexible to work within our budget and make changes as we planned our wedding. On the day of our wedding, he was on time, easygoing and kept everything running smoothly. He captured the photos we asked and they came out absolutely beautiful! Very happy with our choice.
Working with Joe was a great experience! He was flexible to work within our budget and make changes as we planned our Read more...
Working with Joe was a great experience! He was flexible to work within our budget and make changes as we planned our wedding. On the day of our wedding, he was on time, easygoing and kept everything running smoothly. He captured the photos we asked and they came out absolutely beautiful! Very happy with our choice. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/9/2014
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend hiring Joe and Katye for your wedding (or other photography needs). You can trust Joe and Katye to catch those precious fleeting moments that you may not even know are happening. Their pictures not only document the events, but also convey emotion. Joe and Katye are also a blast to have around, which is key on your wedding day. Thanks, Joe and Katye!
I highly recommend hiring Joe and Katye for your wedding (or other photography needs). You can trust Joe and Katye to Read more...
I highly recommend hiring Joe and Katye for your wedding (or other photography needs). You can trust Joe and Katye to catch those precious fleeting moments that you may not even know are happening. Their pictures not only document the events, but also convey emotion. Joe and Katye are also a blast to have around, which is key on your wedding day. Thanks, Joe and Katye! Read less
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Blaine
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Joe and Katye were great to work with - veryflexible and responsive and the quality of their work is incredible - highly recommended.
Joe and Katye were great to work with - veryflexible and responsive and the quality of their work is incredible - highly Read more...
Joe and Katye were great to work with - veryflexible and responsive and the quality of their work is incredible - highly recommended. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My best advice for anyone planning a wedding is to hire professionals you trust and let them do their thing. Joe and Katye are consummate professional photojournalists and there is nothing gimmicky, cheesy or overly trendy about their work. Their timeless photos perfectly capture the love, energy and emotion of our wedding day (and rehearsal dinner -- Joe was very accommodating about letting us sub in rehearsal dinner coverage in lieu of the photobooth or engagement session that was included in our package).

Not only are we thrilled with their work, but Joe was responsive and prepared, from our first meeting to the day of the wedding. He and Katye were such calming presences to have at our wedding and they were discreet and went with the flow of the day. They didn't tell us how to pose or how to arrange our wedding to make for better photography, even though we had a dark, challenging venue to shoot in. As a result, we are confident our photos truly reflect our day. We love looking back on our photos and knowing every shot was a perfect representation of that moment in time.

Every time we go back and look at our photos, we notice more details that make us smile. Joe and Katye are the best!
My best advice for anyone planning a wedding is to hire professionals you trust and let them do their thing. Joe and Katye Read more...
My best advice for anyone planning a wedding is to hire professionals you trust and let them do their thing. Joe and Katye are consummate professional photojournalists and there is nothing gimmicky, cheesy or overly trendy about their work. Their timeless photos perfectly capture the love, energy and emotion of our wedding day (and rehearsal dinner -- Joe was very accommodating about letting us sub in rehearsal dinner coverage in lieu of the photobooth or engagement session that was included in our package).

Not only are we thrilled with their work, but Joe was responsive and prepared, from our first meeting to the day of the wedding. He and Katye were such calming presences to have at our wedding and they were discreet and went with the flow of the day. They didn't tell us how to pose or how to arrange our wedding to make for better photography, even though we had a dark, challenging venue to shoot in. As a result, we are confident our photos truly reflect our day. We love looking back on our photos and knowing every shot was a perfect representation of that moment in time.

Every time we go back and look at our photos, we notice more details that make us smile. Joe and Katye are the best! Read less
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