We're Mark and Katherine, Virginia wedding photographers based in Virginia Beach. We pride ourselves in capturing authentic emotion, creating a relaxed atmosphere, and allowing our couples to be themselves.
We strive to capture little significant moments that tell an overarching story, and create timeless images that will last for generations, whispering tales of love.
We're two old souls with a love for new adventures.
We'd love to hang out with you and learn who you are! We want you to feel comfortable enough to be yourselves in front of us and our cameras. One of our favorite things to do is grab drinks or a few small plates with our couples before their engagement sessions. Maybe you're thinking that's a bad idea. Food and drink before portraits?! Yes. All of the yes.
On wedding days, we try to be ninjas. We want to capture life as it happens, and we aren't very into the overly posed stuff,. Portrait time with us is more focused on prompts and direction, where we capture your natural reactions, rather than stiff poses that don't feel like you. Then for the rest of the day, we sit back let you all be yourselves.
Traditions and heirlooms are wonderful (we love those too!), but we believe your wedding day should be as unique as you two are. It should feel like you! So don't wear shoes, write your own vows, see each other before the ceremony, and have rice crispy treats instead of cake (we did!). We're here for it.
We believe in two people working hard, together, to make their marriage work. It's full of sacrifice and believing in the best parts of each other. A beautiful marriage is a legacy to pass down for generations, and we want our photographs to capture the sweet beginning of a lifetime of love.
Katherine loves grandma hugs, Mark gets along with all the dads, and we know this day is just as important for them as it is for you. We love to capture all of the little moments between moms and daughters, fathers and sons, and every special connection you have.
We like to be a part of the planning that goes into your wedding- to help you create a wedding day timeline that allows for plenty of time to get the portraits you want in beautiful, natural light, and most importantly, plenty of time for you two to enjoy the day.
"Katherine, you helped me so much during the planning process when helping with the timeline. You guys also kept us on track the day of the wedding. I never felt like I didn't know what to do - you guys offered a lot of guidance and suggestions for poses. The pictures have turned out absolutely beautifully. I also loved having TWO photographers. You guys were each able to get shots that just one photographer could not have gotten alone - like the first look from both sides, etc."
"Working with Mark and Katherine is relaxed and natural..."
Allison & Samuel
Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. Every picture and detail was delicately crafted and planned. Kat and Mark made it easy and stress free while we had fun documenting our special day. They captured all of the beautiful moments of the day with ease while keeping us on schedule. All pictures turned out beautifully, exactly what we envisioned. They are amazingly talented, and the most easy going wedding photographers that will put forth 110% to deliver the best product for you as a couple.
Mark & Kat made our wedding day documentation BEAUTIFUL!
Jon & Renee
"After meeting you guys, we really liked your personalities, and loved your portfolio. You guys were very accommodating with our high maintenance puppies, and made us feel relaxed and comfortable during the shoot. Also you guys did really well in making the best of the landscape and finding the best places to shoot. It was very relaxed and comfortable, but still very professional. We wouldn't have changed a single thing about our whole experience!"
"We loved the atmosphere you created for us."
Morgan & Mason
"to capture our big day. We enjoyed their professionalism and how attentive they were to our requests. We had a large group of unruly people in 80 degree weather, but they managed to capture every detail of our wedding! We look forward to working with Mark and Katherine in the future!"
"We couldn't have asked for anyone better than The Married Couple"
Jami & Kolton
"We really wanted someone who could capture the special moments so that we could re-live them in our pictures and be able to show them to family that could not be there, as if they didn't miss a thing. And we could not have picked a better pair to photograph our special day! We had so much fun with you all! Being able to relive it through our pictures is priceless. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
"We could not have picked a better pair to photograph our day"
Kristen & Julio
"You guys went above and beyond to make sure our pictures were beautiful even in the ridiculous hot weather. We love both of your personalities and your photography skills, and we are so happy we chose you to be our photographers. You made everything effortless and absolutely perfect. The pictures are beyond amazing."
"You made everything effortless and absolutely perfect!"
Heather & Stephen
Connect with us
You love all of the little details, but you don't get wrapped up in them. You love spending time outside under the warmth of the sun, enjoying nature's beauty. You love spending time with your partner, and aren't afraid of a little PDA. You want timeless, romantic, and effortless images to show your unique love story.
If that sounds like you, then let's start working together today!
We might be the perfect fit for you if...
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes! We love to travel, whether it's within the u.s. or in other countries! Just contact us and we'll discuss details.
When will we get our images delivered?
No later than three weeks after the wedding.
We're awkward in front of the camera, is that okay?
Of course! It's our job to make you feel comfortable enough to be yourself. You definitely don't need to be a model, You just need to be open and think about how much you like each other, rather than the camera!
Do you shoot elopements?
Absolutely. Elopements are lovely, and we love how laid-back they are.
Why are engagement sessions included in your wedding packages?
We want to get you all in front of our cameras before the wedding, so that when the big day comes, you'll know what to do.