• 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.

The Oaks Wedding, Maryland Wedding

Catherine + Brendan, The Oaks, Royal Oak, MD
 
 
When I first spoke with Catherine I knew this was my type of bride – she booked me over the phone  while she was driving! Both Catherine + Brendan live in California and went to a wedding at The Oaks and fell in love with it – so decided to have their nuptials there. I love bringing out the personalities of people through their pictures – this was an easy task with these two – they were nuts! I love them! They had such great energy all day – I have to think they must have such an awesome marriage from the way they looked at eachother and interacted that day. They decided to have a boat bring them back from their ceremony to their reception and we got some really cute shots on the water. It was a great moment for them to spend together as well – I tried to hide a bit so they could enjoy their first “private time” as husband and wife – hence the shots from the floor of the boat! For their reception I loved the branches they used on the tables with votives hanging from them – so different! I love working at The Oaks, I love the challenge of making a venue I photograph so much
different each time I work there. I was there about a month after Catherine + Brendan’s wedding and can’t wait to post those pics – they are amazing!! There are many different areas at the Oaks – one more beautiful than the next!
 
Congrats Catherine + Brendan!!
 
Second shooter: My very talented best friend and sister,  Melissa Arroyo
Venue: (Obviously), The Oaks in Royal Oak, MD
Florist: Seasonal Flowers
 
 
 


 
 

 
 
  
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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Maryland Wedding, Stone Manor Wedding

 Sam + John

I love working with Karin + Peyton of Encounters Events – everytime we work together we have a blast!  It was a bonus to have such an amazing couple with Samantha + John. I love it when couples are open to my goofy and fun ideas – and when they ham it up – it’s soo much fun!! Sam + John were engaged in Las Vegas – John snuck the ring onto Sam’s desert and obviously she said yes!

They had their ceremony at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Liberytown MD, then partied it up at Stone Manor in Middletown, MD. What a beautiful day – the sky was so blue and the weather was a dream. Grapevines and sunsets are more than any photographer could ask for!

Second Shooter: The very talented Melissa Arroyo
Third Shooter: Barbara Sigler

Event Coordination: Karin + Peyton – Encounters Events
Florist: Ory Florals
Cake: Debiscakestudio.com
Caterer: My Thyme
Music: Starleigh Entertainment/Faded Image
Linens: Gala Cloths by Delany

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DAR Memorial Continental Hall Wedding, Washington DC

Yuna + James,   DAR Wedding
On a hot and steamy day in DC, I spent the day with Yuna and James and got to document one gorgeous wedding. They decided to see each other before the ceremony and do some pictures at Meridian Hill Park in DC on 16th Street. We then headed over to DAR where they had their ceremony outside on the patio which was absolutely amazing! DJ Daryle (AKA: DJ D-Mac) rocked the patio after dinner and toasts inside. I think we might have woken up Obama (the next door neighbor) that evening. What a fun party! Congrats to Yuna & James!
Amazing Second Shooter: Barbara Sigler
DJ: Daryle from DJ D – Mac
Caterer: Windows
Washington DC wedding
 
bridal portrait in black and white, DAR constitutuon hall

Hand fan wedding DAR constituion Hall

Wedding ceremony outside in Washington DC

Fun wedding party pictures

Wedding Party in park

Wedding couple with parisols

Bride and Groom pictures

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Bethesda Country Club Wedding

Carolyn + Jason
They met at work while both were executives for Bank of America. They were both on assignment abroad – Carolyn in London, Jason in Hong Kong for almost 3 years and traveled throughout Europe while they were dating. Sounds like a dream huh? Both Carolyn and Jason have magnetic personalities, you just want to get to know them when you meet them. I feel that it is an amazing priveledge to meet so many different types of people doing what I do, I love seeing such a warm and caring family come together and have such hope and optimism for the future. Jason has 2 children from a previous relationship and both Carolyn + Jason made sure this day involved them to the fullest.
The ceremony took place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Capitol Hill then had their reception at Bethesda Country Club. We also went to Senate Park as well as the Jefferson Memorial after the ceremony and took some great shots. What an amazing day!
Ceremony: St. Joseph’s Church on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Flowers: Edge Flowers
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wedding portraits Jefferson Memorial
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Washington Monument wedding pictures
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Chevy Chase Club Wedding

Maisie + Andrew  ~  The Chevy Chase Club, Chevy Chase, MD
I love hearing stories of how my couples meet and Maisie + Andrew ‘s story is such a cute one! They met after joining a bowling league in LA. Maisie had just moved there and didn’t know anyone, so her friend got her to join The Young Hollywood Bowling League. At the same time, one of Andrew’s friend’s had done the same. The four were paired up randomly and bowled every Monday night. I think the league consisted of just the 4 of them!! They became good friends and started realizing there was much more….the rest is history!
Ceremony Location: Christ Church, Georgetown
   
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