Kathleen Hertel Photography

Kathleen Hertel Photography

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About Kathleen Hertel Photography

Hello... My name is Kathy and I am a Photoholic and a Travel addict. It's been over too many years since I've had this problem and I don't plan on changing it any time soon. 

I've been behind the lens since I was 15. I am both self taught and highly educated in Photography and yet I'm still learning new tricks every day. 

I am an Introverted Extrovert meaning I love/hate being the center of attention. Which is why being a photographer fits me so well. My introverted side hides behind the camera while I quietly capture moments around me... Meanwhile, my extroverted side constantly talks to strangers and knows how to make people laugh and feel emotion. 

I've had some pretty cool jobs in my life... I've worked at Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios. I've been my Universities Mascot, I worked in Event Management and even met some of the members of N'Sync... (sadly not Justin). 

I've traveled the world to see and photograph wildlife in it's natural habitat. I've been to all Seven Continents (Antarctica twice) . I've trekked the Inca trail and spent the night at the top of an active volcano in Congo. I've swam with Great Whites, Orca Whales, Humpbacks, Seals, and Dolphins. In 2017, I won my first wildlife photography award and published an article about trekking with gorillas that was read by over 100,000 people! I am constantly doing things I am afraid of because... well because I'm an idiot sometimes. 

I am not a pretty in pink and sparkly type girl. I'm a t-shirt and jeans that will most likely get a little muddy. I'm a lover of the outdoors hiking, camping, being by the water or in the woods it doesn't matter. I love a good IPA or craft beer and a red wine is my go to especially with chocolate... I'm goofy and a bit sarcastic and can talk too much...

The most important thing about me is I am Compassionate. I have Compassion for the people I meet, for the job I do, for the wildlife that I am trying to help save, and for our planet.

When I am not photographing weddings I am traveling the world looking for stories of how everyday people are making the world a better place. 



Categories: Wedding Photographer

Regions serviced: Baltimore

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Kathy is one of the people we feel the most fortunate for having stumbled upon during our wedding-planning process, and hiring her as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made, no question. I should start by saying I took the search for our wedding photographer very seriously. Being a hobbyist photographer myself, I value authentic, quality photographs, and so talent and style were important to me. But equally important was finding someone who could vibe equally with my Type-A self, as well as my Type-B husband. And also equally important was finding someone who we aligned with; it is important to us that we put our money into companies and individuals who support the type of world we want to live in, and it was of utmost importance to us that hiring a photographer was no exception. Well, I can’t tell you how many people told me this perfect person didn’t exist, that’d I’d have to bend! I’m thrilled to say they were wrong. >>and I was sold. I emailed her and then quickly emailed my now husband: “She’s the one!”

We met for beers a few weeks later, and a few months later, Kevin and I were hopping on a flight to Iceland to meet Kathy for our engagement session. One second I didn’t think I wanted engagement photos, and the next second I committed to a several day session! But that’s Kathy—she’s the type of person who turns what could have been a monotonous few hours of forced poses and cheesy photos into one of... {ran out of space, see The Knot for full review}

Profile Picture Jessica, 5/4/18, 11 Reviews
Category: Photography

Kathy is absolutely incredible! From our first skype to the venue walk through, Kathy was wonderful. She worked with us as our wedding plans changed. She is friendly, detail oriented, and extremely creative. Kathy does her research to find locations for more unique pictures. She doesn't rush and if focused on getting the best shots for you. The images she can capture during a sunset will blow your mind. After seeing our engagement photos, our family and friends raved about the photos and the quality of work. I am without a doubt suggesting you hire Kathy as your photographer! She is worth every single penny and was the best wedding day decision we made!

Profile Picture Roseann, 3/17/18, 5 Reviews
Category: Photography
Services Used: Digital Files, Destination / Travel, Engagement Shoot, Wedding Portraits

Love and Adventure Photography by Kathleen Hertel should be everyone’s first choice in wedding photography. Kathy is an extremely talented photographer, who is easy to work with, responsive to emails and requests, and just an all around wonderful person. Kathy goes out of her way to give the client exactly what they ask for. My husband and I moved out of state 6 months before our wedding, so Kathy adapted to our stressful schedule by driving to Raleigh, North Carolina to do our engagement shoot and scheduled our walk through the venue a few months early while we were in town. She is masterful behind the camera- we asked her to take creative pictures that captured the emotion of the day and oh my goodness did she deliver. She also got both our engagement and wedding photos to us within 3 weeks of the event!! I can’t put into words what an amazing photographer Kathy is- she’s definitely the one that you want ☺ Oh, and she knows how to bustle your dress if your Mom and Maid of Honor are nowhere to be found!

Profile Picture Alana, 12/2/17, 6 Reviews
Category: Photography
Services Used: Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Prints, Additional Hours, Destination / Travel, Engagement Shoot, High-Res Images, One Event/Day, Second Shooter, Wedding Portraits

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