• 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.

Launch of Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine
Sept. 11. 2008


Today I had the pleasure of attending an invite only luncheon for Washingtonian Magazine’s new launch of their magazine, Washingtonian Bride & Groom. It will replace the January “Best Of” listings for wedding vendors. You will still be able to find all your favorite vendors just in a wedding exclusive magazine, not mixed into the January issue. It will be printed 2 times a year, January and June.


It took place at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington DC. I got to mingle with the “Best of DC” and enjoy the menu which consisted of mushroom ravioli and seared halibut.


I want to send a warm thank you out to everyone at Washingtonian for hosting such a gret event and for being such an integral part of weddings in the Washington DC Area. I have been chosen to be a part of their “Best of DC” list for the past 5 years.






Chris Laich, me and Amy Raab



Amy Raab & Raquel Shutt of Wedding Savvy


Chris Laich, Michael Bonfigli & Ralph Alswang


Nicole of Sota Photography, me and Jennifer Hughes



Michael Bonfigli - Wow, that Ralph Alswang is one handsome dude!

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Santorini, Greece, 2008


When we were in Greece we took 5 days and went to Oia on Santorini in Greece. It was so amazing! The views are unlike anything you have ever seen. As a photographer I was overwhelmed by all the possibilities! If any of you out there are thinking of going to Santorini, it is definitely worth it – although there were some things that we were disappointed about. There are really no good beaches there. We pretty mcuh knew this because the island is all volcanic rock so the edges of the island go right down into the water. There was one black sand beach but it was very overcrowded. We were glad we stayed in Oia because it was very peaceful there. The main town of Fira (or Thira) was very overcrowded with tourists. Oia was much more quaint and we had a room that overlooked the Caldera and the water. The rooms that are on the cliffs are worth it! Bring your $$$$!! Especially right now with the Euro so strong. All in all I would have gone again – but not for too long – I liked that we went back to Kefallonia which has the best beaches in Greece.

View of Oia at Sunset

Can you find Pete? It’s like where’s waldo! (Look dead center under umbrella)


The view from our room’s patio

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Anne & Jarrett, June 21st

So I am finally posting some images from the amazing wedding of Anne & Jarrett that took place on June 21st. They had their ceremony at the Naval Academy Chapel and then bused everyone down to Oxon Hill Manor in Oxon Hill, MD. They had every room at Oxon Hill done with a different color palette, along with the biggest tent I have ever seen that covered the back patio. In the tent they had vibrant lanterns and white lounge sofas. The wedding coordinator for this event was Allison Jackson from Pineapple Productions. She always does an amazing job with every wedding I have worked on with her. Allison , Elizabeth and the rest of her wonderful staff are so easy and fun to work with. I love them so much!

I also have to give a shout out to Leah McKay, who did the makeup for Anne and the bridal party, as well as some relatives. She is an amazing makeup artist who I HIGHLY recommend! She is wonderful and does amazing makeup. She is also a very cool person to be around – which is nice when you are getting ready for one of the biggest days of your life!

The whole weekend was a huge party and I was so thankful to be a part of it!

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