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DOCUMENTING YOUR
BEAUTIFUL, ADVENTUROUS LIFE THROUGH THOUGHTFUL
PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCES

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I’m Kathryn Ivy.
At Kathryn Ivy Photography, I blend digital and film photography to create a process-driven experience that captures the richness and subtlety of your unique story. 

I’m a proud boy mom, perfectionist, and perpetual list maker who believes that some of the most important work I do happens before you ever walk down the aisle or step into my studio.

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Based in Richmond, Virginia
Serving NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA,
& WASHINGTON, DC

From carefully planning your wedding day timeline, to capturing that epic first kiss, to editing out that stray strand of hair no one saw during your first look, the Kathryn Ivy experience starts the day you book and doesn’t end until your priceless moments are in your hands, ready to be treasured for a lifetime and beyond. 

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There’s nothing I love more than capturing the ordinary magic of your everyday life. Whether you’re welcoming a new baby or celebrating a professional milestone, I work with you to create visual imagery that makes you feel seen and celebrated. 

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From your Engagement session to a new baby or two...to professional promotions and entrepreneurship, I've got you covered

Here just for Motherhood or Family photography?  Click here to head over to my sister site, Ivy Studios for a more in-depth look into my Motherhood offerings!

"Kathryn's style is elegant, refined, and fun - the perfect combination! She captured the exact style of our wedding that we wanted to portray. Our portraits are phenomenal, the detail shots on-point, and our guests are ecstatic about all of the dancing photos she captured from the reception! We will cherish our photos forever! - Kristen + Cole

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"She knew what was most important to us and her images so clearly reflect that Kathryn was a calming and encouraging presence throughout the season of wedding planning, and now that our wedding day has passed, I miss her! That's how you know you've struck gold, folks! I cannot speak enough goodness into the world about what an angel I think this lady is! Kathryn - your heart is amazing-er!!!  Your future brides are so lucky to have you!" - Rebekah & Chris

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Photography was one of the most important things to me & Kathryn delivered everything I wanted in a photographer and more! Not only were her pictures stunning and flawless, her calm demeanor was such a blessing throughout the day. She kept us on schedule so I didn't have to think about it, and her sweet personality was such a highlight on our big day. She went above and beyond for us so often. I'm so grateful to her for our amazing wedding photos, and I'm still happy to call her a friend! - Amy & Matt

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"She made me feel comfortable, understood my vision, and took care of everything relating to photography leading up to the big day! Her work is gorgeous and she captures every moment. We are so excited to have her photograph all of our life moments in the future!"
 - Morgan & Sean

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"Not only is her style and work beautiful but she is organized and communicates well. We had a beautiful September wedding that Kathryn was able to capture digitally and on film. Kathryn also captured our engagement the year before and caught some great shots of us and the proposal. We trust her to capture all of our special life moments." - Jessica & Richard

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Kristen & Cole

She captured the exact style of our wedding that we wanted to portray. Our portraits are phenomenal, the detail shots on-point, and our guests are ecstatic about all of the dancing photos she captured from the reception! We will cherish our photos forever!

“KATHRYN’S STYLE IS ELEGANT, REFINED,
AND FUN – THE PERFECT COMBINATION!

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Becky & Chris

Kathryn was a calming and encouraging presence throughout the season of wedding planning, and now that our wedding day has passed, I miss her! That's how you know you've struck gold, folks! I cannot speak enough goodness into the world about what an angel she is! 

"SHE KNEW WHAT WAS MOST IMPORTANT TO US, 
AND HER IMAGES SO CLEARLY REFLECT THAT.

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Amy & Matt

everything I wanted & more! Not only were her pictures stunning and flawless, her calm demeanor was such a blessing throughout the day. She kept us on schedule so I didn't have to think about it, and her sweet personality was such a highlight on our big day. 

"PHOTOGRAPHY WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO ME & KATHRYN IVY DELIVERED 

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Morgan & Sean

 understood my vision, and took care of everything relating to photography leading up to the big day! Her work is gorgeous and she captures every moment. We are so excited to have her photograph all of our life moments in the future!"

Through the whole process, she made me
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Jessica & Ricky

We had a beautiful September wedding that Kathryn was able to capture digitally and on film. Kathryn also captured our engagement the year before and caught some great shots of us and the proposal. We trust her to capture all of our special life moments.

"NOT ONLY IS HER STYLE AND WORK BEAUTIFUL, 
BUT SHE IS ORGANIZED AND COMMUNICATES WELL. 

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