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Hey friends and welcome to the IMK Blog! My name is Mary Kate (aka Mary Katherine) and I am an East Coast & Destination wedding photographer for those seeking all things good, true, and beautiful. I am so glad you are here and I hope you enjoy browsing my past work, exploring my recent travels, and perhaps even learn something new! 

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Lauren & Cody || Timeless Wedding at The Pennsylvanian

February 18, 2021

Two years ago, Cody was walking into adoration when he innocently held the door open for a beautiful woman who was walking in behind him. Little did he know that just a few years later he would be watching that same woman walk down the aisle to him in the very same church. How fitting […]

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Best of 2020 Weddings

February 15, 2021

2020. Phew, what a year. When I think back on all 20 of my weddings last year, a few words jump out to me immediately: gratitude, sacrifice, and joy. Each of my couples went through so much leading up to their wedding days and I truly believe that their marriages will be stronger for it. […]

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Michaela & Dan || Classy Champagne December Wedding

December 18, 2020

On the eve of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Michaela and Dan were married at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church by the same priest who had baptized Michaela and her twin sister when they were babies. Michaela and Dan’s love story is one that was clearly only written by God. There have […]

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Mary Kate & Greg || Dusty Blue Pittsburgh Wedding

December 10, 2020

On the last Saturday of November, Mary Kate and Greg were married in one of the many beautiful and historic Catholic Churches in Pittsburgh.  We started the day off at a gorgeous airbnb in the first floor of an old historic house downtown. It was the perfect elegant backdrop for the girls to get ready […]

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Kateri & Patrick || A Joyful Urban Proposal

October 28, 2020

Way back near the beginning of September, I got a DM from Patrick asking if I thought it would be possible to photograph his proposal later on in the fall. Not a lot of people know this, but I have been secretly wanting to photograph a proposal for years so needless to say, I was […]

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Tessa & Zack || Shrine of St. Anthony Wedding

October 22, 2020

Tessa & Zack were married on a beautiful, rainy October day at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City MD. It was, in fact, supposed to be the day that Hurricane Delta brought pouring rain to Maryland. Originally, Tessa & Zack’s entire wedding day was going to be outside, starting with an outdoor wedding Mass […]

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Anne & Dominic || Cream & Navy Steubenville, OH Wedding

October 13, 2020

If you follow me on social media, you may have seen that I just moved to Steubenville, Ohio on Oct. 1st and Anne and Dominic were married in Steubenville on Oct. 2nd. Out of the 20 weddings I have this year, they were the only wedding I had in Steubenville and I don’t believe it […]

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Molly & Thomas || Rural Ohio Engagement Session

September 30, 2020

You guys, last week I met up with Molly and Thomas for their engagement session and it was a DREAM! First of all, these two are so beautiful and full of so much authentic joy and love for one another. Secondly, I had no idea Ohio could be this beautiful! We started off on Molly’s […]

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Patricia & Mike || LeMont Pittsburgh Wedding

September 24, 2020

Patricia and Mike were married last Saturday on a GLORIOUS fall day. It was literally the perfect September wedding – mid 60s and sunny with a gentle breeze that did wonders with Patricia’s veil. Patricia is one of my household sisters from my time at FUS and it was a joy to see her again […]

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Lauren & Cody || Downtown Pittsburg Engagement Session

September 23, 2020

About a month ago I was able to meet Lauren and Cody in downtown Pittsburgh for their engagement session. As I drove to our meeting spot, the formerly sunny skies turned dark and the heavens opened into a torrential downpour. According to the radar this sudden summer storm was supposed to pass as quickly as […]

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Catherine & Tom || Iron Lakes Country Club Wedding

September 18, 2020

This past weekend’s wedding was such a joy to photograph! Every wedding this year has been effected by Covid, but Catherine is Canadian and so there was an added layer of stress and uncertainty revolving the Canadian/American border. There were so many things up in the air in the weeks leading up to this wedding. […]

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Mary Kate & Greg || Fall Run Park Engagement Session

September 15, 2020

At the end of July, I was able to meet up with Mary Kate and Greg at this beautiful park outside of Pittsburgh. It was a perfect location for an engagement session and we hit it at the ideal time in the morning before the park became crowded. Mary Kate and Greg met as freshman […]

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Samantha & Clay ||A Cincinnati Club Wedding

August 26, 2020

A few months ago I stopped in Cincinnati on my way to a wedding in Indiana and I was able to photograph Samantha & Clay’s engagement session. Although we all went to FUS together, we didn’t really know each and so their engagement session was the first time we were able to hang out and […]

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Brooke & Scott || Periwinkle & Peach Westminster MD Wedding

August 19, 2020

Back in March, as everything was shutting down and government mandates were changing every day, Brooke & Scott were closely monitoring everything and hoping and praying that their April wedding would be unaffected. However, when they found out that all the Catholic Churches in MD were to be closed indefinitely, they decided to get married […]

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Cara & Kenny || Intimate New Hampshire Wedding

August 12, 2020

I have been looking forward to Cara & Kenny’s wedding for awhile because Cara and I were friends while at FUS and worked in women’s ministry together for several years. It’s always a special thing when I am privileged to photograph a friend’s wedding and this was no exception! This wedding day was a beautiful […]

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