Weddings

Love & Adventure Photography

Washington, DC View map
$4,500 Most Popular Price

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$4,500 Most Popular Price

Love & Adventure Photography is a wedding photography company based in Washington, DC, that creates epic portraits of your wedding day. Owner and lead photographer Kathy is not a cookie-cutter wedding photographer and does not do corny poses. She is creative and innovative when working with couples on such a special day. She specializes in capturing couples and how you are together and with your loved ones. Kathy is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting weddings for more than 10 years.

Services Offered
Love & Adventure Photography creates photos that will take your breath away using a mix of contemporary, traditional, and photojournalistic styles. Kathy uses the environment to help document your day while making you laugh along the way. She can capture the traditional family portraits while still getting you to the cocktail hour and reception on time. Her photos are not like anyone else's, and on wedding day, she can travel to multiple locations, stay extra time, and provide a second photographer. Kathy shoots engagement photos, boudoir photos, wedding portraits, and trash-the-dress photos. She also loves to travel and has worked destination weddings in Antarctica and even on a boat. The final high-resolution images are available in the following formats:

  • Flush-mount albums
  • Canvases
  • Digital files
  • Prints
  • Slideshows
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$3,850

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$4,500

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Liability Insurance
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Slideshow
Trash The Dress
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Prints
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    Matilda B. Married on 10/03/2021
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    A wonderful photographer and person

    Kathy is amazing!!! We reached out to her when our original photographer bailed on us as we tried to switch gears to an elopement and postpone our original wedding due to Covid. Kathy is so friendly and immediately put us at ease. She helped us organize our elopement and scout locations in DC. She also included an engagement shoot in Ellicott City (where my husband and I met) when she found out we never had one. Her demeanor, kindness, and talent are so wonderful that we also booked her for our postponed wedding this past weekend. She helped calm my nerves when I was freaking out due to traffic from the Secret Service closing streets as we were returning from first look portraits (typical DC), quickly took over in making sure everything ran smoothly and on schedule, and corralled both our families. Not to mention her amazing photography skills. She did so much more than we ever thought possible, including killing a stink bug in my bouquet. We love Kathy so much and cannot wait to work with her again in the future!
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    Tobore Married on 01/09/2021
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    Fantastic engagement session!

    Kathy is the absolute best! My fiancée and I had our engagement shoot and from the beginning of the process to the end we were in great hands. Kathy did a Zoom call with us when we reached out and immediately put us at ease, getting the details of our story and helping us pick out the best locations (plural!) for our shoot. We took some pics at Gravelly Point Park in DC – the site of one of our first dates – with a classic shot of an airliner flying right over our lovestruck heads. Then we headed to Annapolis for some downtown shots and what we planned would be some sunset shots on the beach. When it suddenly started downpouring, we ended our session and agreed to try to find another day to come back. As we were driving away, the rain slowed and the most beautiful full rainbow appeared in the sunset’s glow. Kathy called us to tell us to turn around and meet her at a cute little waterfront park with an absolutely BEAUTIFUL backdrop of a double rainbow dipping into the bay. She even got down into the water to capture our love from a perfect angle. Our pictures looked like a postcard. 
     
    When my fiancée mentioned that the rain stopped us from wearing a couple of the outfits we had brought, Kathy agreed to meet us at another park a few days later for another session. She knew exactly where to get the best pics, and how to use lighting and nature to bring out our best features.

    The whole time, Kathy was friendly, fun and just easy to talk to. We enjoyed every minute of our session – and LOVED the pictures when we got them a couple days later. Thanks Kathy!
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    Naomi K. Married on 09/13/2020
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    Book Now! Best Photographer You Will Ever Meet

    If you want to hire the best photographer that you’ll ever meet in your life, LOOK NO FURTHER!!! Kathy is the best there is. She will capture every special moment and you will have the most jaw-dropping photos that your family and friends will ogle for years to come. We met Kathy pre-COVID over a beer and knew immediately that she was our photographer when she got excited about our idea to do a wedding photo shoot for our cats. What I love about Kathy’s photos is that they are psoded just enough to make you look your best but not so posed that you look fake, not yourself, or are in cheesy “prom like” poses that make you look like every other couple out there. For our engagement shoot, we had the idea to travel around DC eating our favorite foods while she photographed it, and she loved the idea. We got up extra early to do sunrise pictures on the National Mall that came out spectacularly. I got comments from family, friends, even near strangers saying how incredible our engagement and wedding photos were, even from people who said “I normally don’t like people’s engagement photos, but I loved yours!” When our wedding had to change due to COVID, Kathy was responsive, accommodating and so easy to work with that we never had to worry. She did a walkthrough of our new venue and even made fun suggestions like a bubble gun exit and popping mini bottles of champagne for a photo op. Family photos were easy and quick and she captured everyone’s joy. We not only got the greatest photographer who went above and beyond for us, but made a wonderful friend. Kathy was an indispensable member of our wedding day team, and can’t wait to work with her again for our rescheduled reception next year. After your wedding is over, the photos and video are all you have, so if you want the greatest memories you can imagine, give Love and Adventure Photo a call (or go online) today and book with Kathy Ricker!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
EVENTPRO Design and Production EVENTPRO Design and Production Wedding Decor & Lighting

Amazing photos, plain and simple. So awesome to work with, you can't go wrong with Kathleen!

All Occasion Video Service All Occasion Video Service Wedding Videographers

Outstanding Photography and a pleasure to work with.

Chill-Will DJ Service Chill-Will DJ Service Wedding DJs

Kh Photography is professional and eazy to work with. Their work speaks for itself.

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Washington Washington, DC, 20002
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