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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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Lilly and Nicky || Downtown Steubenville Engagement Session

January 20, 2023

Something I’ve come to love more and more is early morning sessions. There is something different about how the morning light hits and it is gentle and inviting and full of hope of the new day. Lilly & Nicky’s love story started here in Steubenville so it was only fitting to take their engagement photos […]

Engagements

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Annie & Isaac || Classy Mt. Adams Cincinnati Wedding

January 19, 2023

Annie and Isaac’s classy wedding in the iconic Mt. Adams neighborhood of Cincinnati was the best start to 2023 weddings! Annie looked like a true princess in her gorgeous dress, delicate gloves, and pearl accents and Isaac most definitely looked the part of her handsome prince. We started the day off with Annie at her […]

Weddings

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Christmas Cookie Boxes 2022

January 11, 2023

One of my favorite new traditions at Christmas is to bake a whole bunch of fun and pretty Christmas cookie recipes and create epic cookie boxes for my neighbors and local friends. While I did this last year, I also didn’t have much time with how busy my December was so I chose simpler recipes […]

Food, Personal

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Behind The Scenes 2022

January 5, 2023

Gosh, I haven’t done a BTS blog post in several years (in fact I think I only did once before in maybe 2019?) But there were so many funny BTS photos from this year that it absolutely deserved its own permanent place on this blog. Also, 2022 marked the year that Deirdre (my best friend, […]

Personal, Weddings

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Hannah & Stephen || Downtown Pittsburgh Christmas Wedding

December 16, 2022

Hannah and Stephen’s downtown Pittsburgh wedding was the perfect end to my 2022 wedding season! I’ve actually known Hannah since college as we both went to Franciscan University and were household sisters (a little similar to sorority sisters). Stephen is so good to Hannah and it has been a joy to get to know him […]

Weddings

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Caroline & Ross || Exquisite Meridian House DC Wedding

December 14, 2022

This wedding was a dream to photograph. I first met Caroline and Ross last year when we did their engagement session at sunrise in the Shenadoah Mountains. We got along instantly and they were both naturals in front of the camera and I have looked forward to their wedding ever since! I started the day […]

Weddings

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Anna & James || Breathtaking Terracotta October Wedding

November 19, 2022

On the last weekend of October, on a gloriously sunny and warm day, Anna and James became husband and wife. The fall colors were in their final peak display and Anna and James’ terracotta and navy color palette perfectly complimented the fall colors they were surrounded by. We started the day off with all the […]

Weddings

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Teresa & Andrew || Dreamy October Engagement Session at Raccoon Creek

November 11, 2022

When Teresa and Andrew started talking to me about what they were hoping for their engagement session, they both said that their ideal location was a very outdoorsy/wooded area during peak fall colors. I suggested Raccoon Creek State Park, which was halfway between us and always a stunning location choice in the fall. I’ve shot […]

Engagements

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Sara & Brandon || Rainy Fort Hunter Mansion Engagement Session

November 10, 2022

At the end of September, as I was driving back across Pennslyvania from a wedding, I was able to stop in Harrisburg and meet Sara & Brandon for their engagement session. These two got up and drove three hours from NJ to meet me here and despite the rainy forecast, we went ahead with their […]

Engagements

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Patricia & Justin || Magnificent Jacksonville FL Wedding

November 7, 2022

I’m a few weeks behind on blogging weddings and I’m so happy to finally get to share this STUNNING Florida wedding with you all! A few weeks ago, I flew down to Jacksonville, FL to photograph Patricia and Justin’s glorious wedding. Patricia went to Franciscan University with me, and it was fun reconnecting with her […]

Weddings

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Madelyn & Michael || Cana Vineyards October Wedding

October 25, 2022

This classy Northern Virginia wedding was the epitome of fall perfection. From the changing colors, the rolling vineyards, the crisp weather, the colors and decor, and everything in between, it was a glorious October wedding. I started the day off with Madelyn and the girls at the cutest little airbnb just a few minutes down […]

Weddings

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John Paul & Kaleena || Romantic & Rainy Steubenville Wedding

October 14, 2022

My younger brother is officially MARRIED! And I was honored to play the role of bridesmaid and photographer with the amazing help of my dear friend Laura. I’ve photographed over 100 weddings at this point, and quite a few have been for cousins and close friends, but this was my very first sibling to get […]

Personal, Weddings

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Dakota & John || Earthy & Industrial Boho Pajama Factory Wedding

September 29, 2022

Dakota said as soon as she found my Instagram account, she knew she had to have me photograph her wedding, and as soon as I saw all the colors and details for her wedding, it was clear why! We have a very similar love for natural elements and earthy tones and her and John’s style […]

Weddings

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Samantha & Will || Foggy Skyline Drive Engagement Session

September 22, 2022

When Samantha and Will asked to do their session along Skyline Drive, I was envisioning sunshine and beautiful mountain top views. We didn’t have the option of rescheduling and so when I saw rain was on the forecast, I quickly reassured Samantha and WIll that they would get amazing photos no matter what the weather […]

Engagements

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Marin & Max || Shenadoah Mountain Barn Wedding

September 19, 2022

The mountains, color scheme, flowers, the hint of fall on the air, all of it made for the most beautiful wedding day for Marin and Max. These two met at Franciscan University through mutual friends and graduated this past spring. They love their families and friends fiercely and wanted their wedding to be special and […]

Weddings

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