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The Happy Couple Photography

Fall Church , VA
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Fall Church, VA 22042 US (map)

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315-317-0980

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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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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:
Recently Married
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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Amanda
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Joe and Katye graciously came all the way to State College, PA to photograph our wedding and they could not have done a better job. They are so easy to work with; flexible, open to my ideas, and very organized. Since we don't live close by, we met with Joe via Skype and ironed out all the details beforehand. He made sure to ask every question I wouldn't have thought about. Everything went perfectly the day of the wedding, too. We had our locations picked out and he and Katye had some great ideas, too. We just got our photos last week and I can't stop staring at them! They are so unique (one of the reasons I chose this duo to begin with)! They find a way to capture special moments in a very different way; it's kind of hard to describe! I especially loved all the candid shots, and they photographed our wedding rings in a statue we had on our candy table - it turned out beautifully. Joe and Katye truly have an eye for composition and capture all the little moments during your big day that you weren't even aware of. I highly recommend them; they are such kind people and fabulously talented.
Joe and Katye graciously came all the way to State College, PA to photograph our wedding and they could not have done a Read more...
Joe and Katye graciously came all the way to State College, PA to photograph our wedding and they could not have done a better job. They are so easy to work with; flexible, open to my ideas, and very organized. Since we don't live close by, we met with Joe via Skype and ironed out all the details beforehand. He made sure to ask every question I wouldn't have thought about. Everything went perfectly the day of the wedding, too. We had our locations picked out and he and Katye had some great ideas, too. We just got our photos last week and I can't stop staring at them! They are so unique (one of the reasons I chose this duo to begin with)! They find a way to capture special moments in a very different way; it's kind of hard to describe! I especially loved all the candid shots, and they photographed our wedding rings in a statue we had on our candy table - it turned out beautifully. Joe and Katye truly have an eye for composition and capture all the little moments during your big day that you weren't even aware of. I highly recommend them; they are such kind people and fabulously talented. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I used The Happy Couple Photography for our engagement photo shoots and our wedding in August. Joe was absolutely fantastic and exceeded our expectations in every way possible!

From the moment we got in contact he was very responsive and accommodating. He answered all of our questions promptly and thoroughly and he was on time and prepared for every one of our meetings and sessions.

We connected with him instantly and he made us feel comfortable being photographed right away. By the end of the first meeting we felt like we were best buds.

Joe is very passionate about his work. He would take a picture, look at it for a second, and go "WOW." His images are all absolutely stunning. We received the digital copies of our pictures in a timely manor. We love that the images came without logos, so we are free to use them in any way we would like. That was a major deciding factor for us.

Best vendor ever. Worth every penny. Thank you Joe!
My husband and I used The Happy Couple Photography for our engagement photo shoots and our wedding in August. Joe was Read more...
My husband and I used The Happy Couple Photography for our engagement photo shoots and our wedding in August. Joe was absolutely fantastic and exceeded our expectations in every way possible!

From the moment we got in contact he was very responsive and accommodating. He answered all of our questions promptly and thoroughly and he was on time and prepared for every one of our meetings and sessions.

We connected with him instantly and he made us feel comfortable being photographed right away. By the end of the first meeting we felt like we were best buds.

Joe is very passionate about his work. He would take a picture, look at it for a second, and go "WOW." His images are all absolutely stunning. We received the digital copies of our pictures in a timely manor. We love that the images came without logos, so we are free to use them in any way we would like. That was a major deciding factor for us.

Best vendor ever. Worth every penny. Thank you Joe! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough good things about the work that Joe and Katye did capturing our wedding on film. We have never seen our familes look so good! They both captured many hidden moments of the day, and we continue to find new corners of the experience to forward on to family and friends who attended.

Joe was pleasant and professional to work with, very up front and clear about pricing and expectations, and took the time to meet us at the venue ahead of the event to get a feel for the space. Joe and Katye working as a team really captured the day (Joe for the full day; Katye for half the day). Other than catering, we spent the most on photography...and it was WELL worth the price!!!
We cannot say enough good things about the work that Joe and Katye did capturing our wedding on film. We have never seen Read more...
We cannot say enough good things about the work that Joe and Katye did capturing our wedding on film. We have never seen our familes look so good! They both captured many hidden moments of the day, and we continue to find new corners of the experience to forward on to family and friends who attended.

Joe was pleasant and professional to work with, very up front and clear about pricing and expectations, and took the time to meet us at the venue ahead of the event to get a feel for the space. Joe and Katye working as a team really captured the day (Joe for the full day; Katye for half the day). Other than catering, we spent the most on photography...and it was WELL worth the price!!! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Joe and Katye were absolutely wonderful! They were such a pleasure to work with personally and professionally and the pictures came out stunning. I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat (and already have). Thanks again for capturing my wedding day so beautifully!
Joe and Katye were absolutely wonderful! They were such a pleasure to work with personally and professionally and the Read more...
Joe and Katye were absolutely wonderful! They were such a pleasure to work with personally and professionally and the pictures came out stunning. I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat (and already have). Thanks again for capturing my wedding day so beautifully! Read less
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Devin
Wedding:
12/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Joe did an amazing job with our wedding. He had done the photography for a wedding I had been a groomsman in and he was a blast to work with, so I figured we would go with him for our wedding as well. It was a great decision. Joe was on time and professional and got a feel for the layout of the venue (he had not shot there before), before we got going. He was flexible when the original schedule was tossed out the window (unsurprisingly it took the bride/bridesmaids longer to get ready than anticipated), and even with less time before the ceremony we were able to get the photos we had wanted. The photos were ready a few days early and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out.
Joe did an amazing job with our wedding. He had done the photography for a wedding I had been a groomsman in and he was a Read more...
Joe did an amazing job with our wedding. He had done the photography for a wedding I had been a groomsman in and he was a blast to work with, so I figured we would go with him for our wedding as well. It was a great decision. Joe was on time and professional and got a feel for the layout of the venue (he had not shot there before), before we got going. He was flexible when the original schedule was tossed out the window (unsurprisingly it took the bride/bridesmaids longer to get ready than anticipated), and even with less time before the ceremony we were able to get the photos we had wanted. The photos were ready a few days early and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Joe and Katye were amazing to work with. I highly recommend them.

We chose the option of having engagement pictures taken, which I highly recommend because being photographed can be a weird feeling and the engagement photos kind of "break you in" before the wedding day itself so that you look more natural. Joe did the engagement photos and was wonderful - very friendly and flexible. It ended up being 45 degrees the morning the photos were taken (in May!!) and you would never know it from the photos. We looked warm and happy.

For the wedding, we had Joe for a full day and Katye for a half day, which allowed them to capture both me and my husband getting ready, and also to have a more diverse set of shots of the ceremony, the first look, and the cocktail hour. They did an amazing job of capturing the setting - from the amazing fall colors to the rolling hills to the barbeque prep and wedding decor. You can also tell that their background is in photojournalism. My favorite photos from the day are the unscripted moments - the flower girl wandering around during the ceremony, my mother-in-law laughing, us crying at the toasts, etc. We hardly noticed them the entire day, yet they captured everything. Well done, Joe and Katye!
Joe and Katye were amazing to work with. I highly recommend them.

We chose the option of having engagement Read more...
Joe and Katye were amazing to work with. I highly recommend them.

We chose the option of having engagement pictures taken, which I highly recommend because being photographed can be a weird feeling and the engagement photos kind of "break you in" before the wedding day itself so that you look more natural. Joe did the engagement photos and was wonderful - very friendly and flexible. It ended up being 45 degrees the morning the photos were taken (in May!!) and you would never know it from the photos. We looked warm and happy.

For the wedding, we had Joe for a full day and Katye for a half day, which allowed them to capture both me and my husband getting ready, and also to have a more diverse set of shots of the ceremony, the first look, and the cocktail hour. They did an amazing job of capturing the setting - from the amazing fall colors to the rolling hills to the barbeque prep and wedding decor. You can also tell that their background is in photojournalism. My favorite photos from the day are the unscripted moments - the flower girl wandering around during the ceremony, my mother-in-law laughing, us crying at the toasts, etc. We hardly noticed them the entire day, yet they captured everything. Well done, Joe and Katye! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Joe and Katye were awesome! I just got my photos and they are beautiful. The Happy Couple are amazing artists and capture gorgeous lighting and sweet moments. All without feeling intrusive-most of the time I forgot photos were being taken. They were able to portray laughter, silliness, and touching emotional moments better than a video. I highly recommend them!!!
Joe and Katye were awesome! I just got my photos and they are beautiful. The Happy Couple are amazing artists and capture Read more...
Joe and Katye were awesome! I just got my photos and they are beautiful. The Happy Couple are amazing artists and capture gorgeous lighting and sweet moments. All without feeling intrusive-most of the time I forgot photos were being taken. They were able to portray laughter, silliness, and touching emotional moments better than a video. I highly recommend them!!! Read less
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