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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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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:
Recently Married
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:
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:
1+ year ago
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:
1+ year ago
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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