Testimonials

“I just wanted to let you know how amazing you are. I just saw photos from another person’s recent wedding, and though they were nice, and documented the ceremony adequately, my thought at each photo was “they should’ve hired MK”. I cannot describe specifically the difference in quality or style or feeling, but you were able to create a series of memories for me that I would have never been able to keep on my own. I am biased, obviously, but there is a quality in the photos you took for us, and in the photos you post every day, that give me a sense of the private and personal moments in a way I would want to remember. I just can’t see that in the photos I just viewed.

I am sure they will love them, but secretly I know how lucky we were to have you.

So. I know you are always posting the importance of understanding quality in photography, and I can happily tell you I completely get it. Thank you for your work, and for making your presence at our wedding (and after) joyful and fun.” Nic S.

“An eagle eye, Mary Kate captures the emotion, not just the person.” Erin M.

“We really think that Mary Kate’s work is amazing. She is professional and gets the job done.” George S.

“MK is a fantastic photographer, she is able to capture emotion, and is present with her people – getting them at their best.” Mimi M.

“Mary Kate is amazing and so fun to work with! She did my maternity photos, as well as newborn and 1 year photos for my son. She has a way of capturing the most incredible memories. With MK, it’s not just about the photos, but the relationship she’s building with you. During my maternity session we were chatting and I told her about a non-alcoholic drink I had found. She remembered, and brought me a bottle when she did our newborn session. Great photos and friendship — I wouldn’t even think of using another photographer.” Jenny H.

“Professional head shots don’t always turn out they way you see them in your head…EXCEPT when Mary Kate takes them.” Kelly B.

“Mary Kate is my go-to photographer, hands down for all my clients!” Heather B.

“I’m a big fan of MK’s artistry with a camera. As editor of Frederick Magazine, I have had the pleasure of using her photos over the years and they are always outstanding.” Guy F.

“Not only is MK’s work the highest professional quality, her enthusiasm for photography and easy going demeanor make her a joy to work with. From weddings to newborns, commercial work or head shots, she does it all beautifully!” Beth P.

“I have been a fan of MK’s for many years now in which she has photographed our engagement session, wedding and a couple family sessions and we look forward to future sessions with her. MK is kind, creative and just a joy to work with. Her photojournalist style captures beautiful, natural moments in time that we will forever treasure.” Kerry L.

“I have been a fan of MK’s work since she started doing photography and I swore once I landed the man I would book her for my wedding. So it should be no surprise that when he popped the question on Christmas Eve and we decided not to tell our parents for a few days that I actually had messaged MK already about her packages and pricing.

MK’s photo-journalistic style to capturing our engagement and wedding day speaks volumes about both my husband’s and my love for each other, but also MK’s love of photography. She is incredibly talented; framing and capturing the intimate moments of your life without you ever feeling like she is being intrusive.

I love my photos from MK. Her photography is an investment in our memories of truly one of the happiest days of our lives so far. I would highly recommend Mary Kate McKenna Photography.” Katelyn K.

“MK did professional headshots for 2 of us. She found a perfect backdrop in a place we wouldn’t have even thought to look. Our results were great, the process was easy and efficient, and she communicated the whole time.” Merritt B.

“Mary Kate’s reputation precedes her. She is an all around amazing photographer. Wedding photo’s make you wish you had been there to witness the event, family portraits will make you want to book her right away for your next memory investment, and corporate head shots/business photos always impress. She is among the BEST!” Jenn A.

“Awesome photographer. Plain and simple. MK photographed our wedding and we could not have had a better experience. My husband and I have known Mary Kate for many, many years and it only felt natural that we chose her to photograph one of the most important days of our lives. She even traveled all the way to Indiana for our big day. She has such an awesome personality and is a very talented. Highly recommend her for any/every moment you need captured.” Kate M.

“Mary Kate did a photo shoot for me to have a current headshot for Social Media.I had gone through some major health issues that changed my “look” that I wasn’t pleased with nor adjusting to very well. Mary Kate was awesome in helping me feel better about myself during the shoot. The results of her work pleasantly surprised me. Overall, I considered her part of my healing my spirit team. Still do, still grateful.” Mariana E.

“Mary Kate’s skills are truly a gift. She has captured over 12 years of our life and I have the most precious memories captured by her lens. My late husband adored MK’s work because she always snapped moments that weren’t posed. She has a wonderful eye for lighting and candid, real moments. I’m so thankful to call her a friend, it’s fantastic to see her continue down this path that is so clearly her calling.” Tristan K.

“5 enthusiastic stars! So Mary Kate literally saved my wedding pictures. Due to an ice storm, my original photographer was unable to travel to my location. Enter Mary Kate, wielding her camera like a superhero’s cape. She stepped in at the last minute and shot my wedding AND honored my original photographer’s price, which was less than her usual rate.

The photos turned out beautifully, and have become cherished mementos not only of our wedding day, but the day we gained an unexpected new friend. Thank you, Mary Kate!” -KC and E

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About Mary Kate

Mary Kate McKenna Photography is located in Downtown Frederick, Maryland. MK specializes in documenting families, business and events. This could mean a lifestyle session with your newborn, documenting a birthday party, or editorial photos of your business, including custom stock imagery or headshots. Our strength is in highlighting people and places in a natural, unposed way. Send a note to chat about how we can help with your photography needs.