• Maryland Wedding Photographer

    Welcome to Kathy Blanchard Photography.

    Kathy has been at the forefront of Weddings in Maryland, DC and Virginia for over 10 years. She has been voted one of the best in Washington for 7 years by Washingtonian Magazine's, Bride + Groom as well has been featured in many national and local publications including The Knot + Brides.com. She has been a part of many blogs including Style Me Pretty, United with Love and The Wedding Chicks.

Maryland Wedding | Eastern Shore Wedding | Katie + Simon

There’s just something about a mid September wedding on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Katie + Simon’s wedding was a stunner! They had their rehearsal dinner the night before at The Tidewater Inn in Easton. The tables were draped with blue and white tablecloths under a very nautical themed canvas tent. I loved the wildflowers they used for centerpieces – it was very simple but elegant at the same time.  Both Missy and I were there to document the wedding the next day, the ceremony at a church in Easton and the reception at Katie’s parents house located on the water not too far from the center of Easton. The large tent was stunning with huge farm tables and pale pink accents complete with a large wooden bar and lounge area. Simon is from New Zealand, so a good majority of their guests had flown in from out of the country to be there. I think the guests agreed that the party that ensued was definitely worth the long flights and time changes! We were so happy to be able to document such an incredible wedding for Katie + Simon! Congrats you guys!

Wedding Coordination : Sara England Cunningham and Grace Bourne CTDeventdesign

Tent: Eastern Shore Tents and Events

Flowers: Carolyn Bruckner: Cachefleurweddingflowers.com

Band: The Real Geniuses

Second Shooter: Melissa Arroyo

 

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Destination Wedding | Greece Wedding | Kefalonia Wedding | Heather + Adam

I am very lucky to be able to travel to Greece every summer because my husband is Greek and his parents have a house there on the Island of Kefalonia.  I decided a few years ago that I wanted to shoot a wedding there so I contacted a coordinator and offered to do one free of charge to add to my portfolio. It has now blossomed and she gives me a couple of weddings every year to shoot! I am so lucky to be able to do what I love in such a gorgeous place! This past summer, Heather + Adam were married at the cutest chapel in the village of Lakithra. The chapel is on the side of a cliff that overlooks the Ionian sea. Heather and Adam met online, she lived in the States and he lived in England, but distance didn’t seem to be a problem and they decided to get married in Greece on Kefalonia! I was so lucky to be able to document their intimate and stunning ceremony. Thanks so much to Teresa Fragiskatos and My Greek Wedding Kefalonia!

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Washington DC Wedding | St. Francis Hall Wedding | Emily + Dave

Emily + Dave had their wedding in December at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bethesda, MD and then had their reception at St. Francis Hall in Washington DC. I shot Emily’s cousin’s wedding a couple of years ago and was thrilled when their family called me again to do Emily + Dave’s gorgeous day! They got engaged about 3 1/2 years ago in front of the Lincoln memorial in DC – then Dave surprised Emily by having all their family and friends waiting a bar downtown to celebrate with them. Dave is one of 9 kids so this was a big event! Emily got ready at The Mayflower Hotel in DC. I was absolutely in love with her dress – the plunging open back with lace, then it flowed into a tool bottom that was stunning! Both Missy and I were so happy to be a part of such an amazing event!

Getting Ready: The Mayflower Hotel

Ceremony: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Reception: St. Francis Hall, DC

Florist: Petals By The Shore, Kelly Shore

Linens: DC Rental

Caterer: R+R Catering

Second Shooter: Melissa Arroyo

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The Oaks Wedding | Eastern Shore Wedding | Maryland Wedding Photographer | Kate + Heather

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One of my favorite things about weddings is getting to meet some pretty cool people and getting to witness in other people what love is really all about. Its about finding that person that makes you happy and puts a smile on your face everyday. You could see that these two were so happy and had the love and support of all their family around them.  Kate + Heather booked me via Skype because they live in California and I instantly felt very comfortable with them and knew I would be a perfect fit for their day. I work at The Oaks many times during the year and one of my favorite seasons is early fall – when they sun sets with a golden hue but there is a breeze off the bay that makes an outdoor ceremony much easier and pleasant! I loved Kate’s tool gown – they are the most fun to photograph because of the texture. Heather wore a beautiful white tailored pantsuit and white shoes. They had Seasonal Flowers for their gorgeous flowers with coral and sea green themed details. Missy second shot with me and we really were honored to be able to document their day for them! Maryland Wedding Photographer

Second Shooter: Melissa Arroyo

Flowers: Seasonal Flowers

DJ: Crow Entertainment

Makeup: Blend Makeup Artistry

Ceremony Music: Chesapeake Strings

Cake: Caroline’s Cakes

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Engagement Session Washington DC | Nhi + Patrick

Nhi + Patrick are getting married in October in Bethesda and decided they wanted to do their engagement session in Georgetown and the Lincoln Memorial in DC. It was a hot July day and we met at Starbucks on M Street before venturing out onto the streets to find some interesting nooks and crannies to capture some fun shots. There are so many areas in Georgetown to shoot – I shoot there a couple of times a year and I always find new spots. We hit Ben + Jerry’s to cool down and then we Ubered over to the Lincoln Memorial. This was my first Uber experience and it was awesome! The driver dropped us off right at the Lincoln and we got there just in time to get some sunset shots. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding next month!

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