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.
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:
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Tobore · Married on 01/09/2021
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!Sent on 08/31/2020
Naomi K. · Married on 09/13/2020
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!Sent on 11/14/2020
Hannah S. · Married on 06/06/2020
Kathy is a delightful magician of a photographer
Cannot say enough good things about Kathy!!! We stumbled across Kathy's photography when we were browsing wedding venues, and though she was a bit outside the price range we had hoped for we fell in love with her work...and we're so grateful we bit the bullet on price! We had originally scheduled our wedding for June 2020, but because of COVID changed it to a small family-only backyard event in September 2020. Kathy was phenomenal every step of the way. She took the time to get to know us both as individuals and as a couple well before the wedding, was immensely supportive as COVID upended our initial plans, and was flexible to change her timeline as we adjusted our date and run-of-show. We didn't have a wedding planner, but Kathy has so much experience with weddings and offers such great advice that we felt like we did. The day of the event she made us feel safe (even despite the pandemic), relaxed, and happy. She knocked our family photos out and focused in on the fun stuff—and doing a photo shoot with Kathy really is fun! She makes you laugh while she's shooting you, and she somehow manages to capture all of your best moments without ever feeling invasive. And the photos themselves...wow. Just take a look through her gallery and know that your photos *will* be that good. Plus she turned ours around in less than three weeks! If Kathy has availability for your date, book her immediately.
-Hannah & AnnaSent on 10/06/2020
Amazing photos, plain and simple. So awesome to work with, you can't go wrong with Kathleen!
Outstanding Photography and a pleasure to work with.
Kh Photography is professional and eazy to work with. Their work speaks for itself.