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Hey there! We're Mark and Katherine. 

Welcome to our blog! We are husband and wife, wedding photographers, cat parents, and homebodies who love to  travel. We hope you grab a glass of wine (or coffee, tea, beer, whatever you fancy). sit down, and enjoy viewing our latest work, ramblings, or adventures!

 travel. We hope you grab a glass of wine (or coffee, tea, beer, whatever you fancy). sit down, and enjoy viewing our latest work, ramblings, or adventures!

Welcome to our blog! We are husband and wife, wedding photographers, cat parents, and homebodies who love to 

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It’s been several months now since this shoot, and yet I’ve still not blogged the other half, so here it is today! Whitney and Robbie, the gorgeous couple that modelled for us, have been married for almost 4 years, but they acted every bit like newly weds. They are doing such a good job keeping the joy alive, and that made it so easy to capture their love for each other. They were joking around and laughing the whole time.

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June 21, 2018

Shannon and Jason are going to be parents!! They got married around the same time we did, and we actually shared some of our wedding decorations. I’ve known Shannon for what feels like forever- she went to school with my best friends and went to the same church occasionally.

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June 14, 2018

In the spirit of celebrating our anniversary all week (just like we call every vacation we go on our honeymoon… suppose that will stop when we have children hahaaaa), here’s a blog post with a few of our favorite pictures from our wedding day (thanks to The Photography Smiths).

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June 8, 2018

We had the fun opportunity to get to know Christen Allocco, of Allocco Design a few weeks ago. She just got married this past March and we met up with her at the Pagoda in Norfolk during the golden hour(s) to take some bridal portraits.

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May 31, 2018

It’s Mark. Katherine and I love cooking food, and we love eating what we cook even more. Trying to cook delicious, healthy food on a budget is pretty tough, though. What’s helped the most is learning how to reuse things we used to throw out, like bones/carcass, pasta noodle water, and vegetable ends/roots.

All that is great, and having those skills can help you round out your weekly meal plan into a robust and exciting course. That said, there is a staple we can always fall back on, a hero of the food world, one that everybody knows and loves: pizza.

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May 24, 2018

For us, wedding days begin with the details. It’s actually become one of my favorite parts of the day because it allows us to get creative with how to tie the whole ‘big picture’ of the wedding together using the smaller elements of the day. We try to give ourselves ample time to photograph them as soon as we arrive- which is why we now ask all of our brides to have a ‘detail kit’ ready for us! This way, we can walk in, hug and be giddy (because, HELLO, it’s your WEDDING DAY!! and I also must state that only I will be giddy, as giddy does not describe Mark as a person at all), and then we can get straight to work making all of your hard work look gorgeous.

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May 17, 2018

I had a plan for a different blog today, but this is too amazing of a story not to share.
There’s a lot of stuff to glean from this experience. A lot to realize and be thankful for.

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May 10, 2018

I drove down Rt 17, turned right off of it, and drove until I hit the water, where Bay Tree Manor stands nestled beside the- you guessed it- bay. The Chesapeake Bay, which I hear may or may not have been formed by a giant meteor back in the day.

I had no idea the bed and breakfast existed before that weekend, and I’m a little surprised I didn’t, but I don’t get out much. Hehehe. However, it’s a sweet event venue, and definitely a place I wouldn’t mind spending a weekend getaway.

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May 4, 2018

Engagement photos, what are they good for? The session itself is wonderful for getting to know your photographer(s), and spending time getting comfortable in front of the camera for your wedding. But other than the obvious (to celebrate getting married!!), what else can you use the pictures themselves for? You paid money for them, and you spent the time to have them taken, so why not show them off in more ways than one? If you’re stumped on how to go about that, today we’re sharing a few of our favorite ways to use your engagement photos.

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April 27, 2018

Hey there! Today we are doing something totally awesome, and a little different- we’ve got a guest post to share from DIY queen, Natalya, of Glitches and Stitches. She recently started a new series on ways to be crafty for your wedding, and since our own wedding had a little bit of DIY sewn into it, and we love crafty brides and grooms, it only feels natural to share the goodness with you all!

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April 19, 2018

Mark is never on social media, and Katherine might be on it too much, but you can always catch up with both of us via our Instagram!

LET'S HANG OUT ON INSTAGRAM

@the.marriedcouple