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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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Joelle & Matthew || A Hagerstown, MD Wedding

July 9, 2020

Highschool sweathearts, Joelle and Matthew, had been joyfully awaiting their wedding day for a long time. However, as with all other 2020 couples, their plans hit a bump in the road when our world entered a pandemic. But they quickly changed their plans and went ahead with their smaller and different wedding with an impressive […]

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Meredith & Romeo || 1920s Inspired Ellicott City, MD Wedding

July 7, 2020

Meredith & Romeo were married in Ellicott City, MD a few weeks ago. Although they were forced to change their plans and rearrange elements of the day because of the coronavirus their wedding was a gorgeous combination of elegance and 1920s glamour. We did their first look at the Shrine of St. Anthony which served […]

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Samantha & Clay || Mt. Adams & Eden Park Engagement Session – Cincinnati, Ohio

July 6, 2020

When I was driving out to Indiana for Erin and Ryan’s wedding last month, I stopped in Cincinnati to photograph Samantha and Clay’s engagement session. I absolutely love when my couples choose an engagement session that has sentimental value and so I was thrilled when Samantha asked if we could use some of their favorite […]

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Abby & Andrew || Burgundy & Navy Gainesville FL Wedding

June 13, 2020

Man oh man, where do I even start with this one? Exactly one week ago one of my best friends married the love of her life. Despite changing their location three weeks before their wedding, dealing with all the stress and uncertainty surrounding covid, and getting married in Florida during a tropical storm, Abby & […]

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Erin & Ryan || Blush & Gold Bloomington IN Wedding

June 2, 2020

After a 17 month engagement, a year long deployment and three different rescheduled wedding dates (and a change in location) due to the coronavirus, Erin & Ryan were finally married in Bloomington, IN this past Saturday. There was so much joy and relief that despite all the hurdles and difficulties they had been through, this […]

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Phone Photography Challenge // Week Three: Nature

May 26, 2020

Week Three is all about the beautiful outdoors, using what we learned in week one and two, and our knowledge of light and color, we will focus on flowers and landscapes and learn how to capture the beauty of the natural world with our phones. FLOWER TIPS // Get close to the flower and focus […]

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Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies // Covid Baking

May 20, 2020

I have been itching to make Kristin Johns’s “Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies” ever since I saw her youtube video this past January. Since I normally do my best to avoid sugar and unhealthy carbs, I knew I had to wait until a special occasion to make these. Mother’s Day last week provided the perfect opportunity […]

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Phone Photography Challenge // Week Two: Color

May 18, 2020

Week Two we are diving into COLOR because color is one part of photography that is often forgotten. But learning a few basics about color theory and then implementing them into your photography will make a huge difference in your images. There are three main “relationships” between colors that create the most pleasing color combinations. […]

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Catie & Patrick || A Sapphire & Sage Columbus OH Wedding

May 15, 2020

Catie & Patrick were originally supposed to get married in Kansas City tomorrow, May 16th. However, like so many other couples, their plans were completely changed by the coronavirus. Instead of a big wedding in Kansas, they ended up having an intimate wedding in their current city of Columbus, Ohio a couple of weeks ago. […]

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Phone Photography Challenge // Week One: Light

May 13, 2020

For anyone following me on Instagram, you may have seen that I started a phone photography challenge this week. All you need is the camera on your smartphone, and a free editing app (like VSCO or Lightroom Mobile). I hope you learn something new and have fun getting your creative juices flowing! For this first […]

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The Bookshelf Chronicles: Pt. One

May 8, 2020

Last year I did a monthly reading series on my blog, sharing what I had read the previous month and a little mini book review for each read. When it came time for 2020, I knew I wanted to still share what I’ve been reading, but I wanted to do it a little differently. It […]

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For the Bride: Timing Portraits

May 1, 2020

One of the main questions I receive from brides all the time is: how much time do we need for portraits? The answer is actually pretty simple but I want to break it down a little first and explain a few things. First, when we speak of “portraits” on a wedding day, there are three […]

For Brides

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Fairmount Horticulture Center Wedding|| Philadelphia 2nd Shooting

April 29, 2020

Last October I was able to second shoot for Casey from Casey Crowe Taylor Photography. Casey is such a talent photographer and sweet woman and I had a fabulous time working for her. She was also generous enough to let me blog my images from Jillian and Tommy’s wedding. Jillian and Tommy were in married […]

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Alvarez Family

April 27, 2020

Right before Covid hit and everything was shut down, I was able to visit one of my favorite families. Kelsey & Anthony are some of my closest friends and it has been an absolute joy to photograph their love over their years. (You can check out their engagement session here and their wedding here). I […]

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Chocolate Croissants || Covid Baking

April 24, 2020

Baking has had a special place in my heart since I was young. (Probably because I love to eat all things sweet and chocolatey). I actually used to think I was going to grow up and own my own bakery someday haha. Since starting to eat healthier a year and a half ago, most of […]

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