Megan + Tom's Modern Newseum Wedding | Washington, DC

Several years ago, Megan and Tom met at a bar in Washington, DC (Megan laughingly says, "I know, romantic") Megan grew up in DC; Tom is Canadian and was in the US for the...
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Navy Blue Navy Yard Engagement Session | Washington, DC

We met this adorable couple through a good friend of ours a few years before they got engaged When Justin and Lauren got engaged, we couldn't have been more excited - unt...
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Kathryn + Dan's Army Navy Club Wedding | Washington, DC

In 2017, we had two weddings at the Army Navy Club in Washington, DC - both in March Each one was totally unique, which was so much fun for us; we love the opportunity to...
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Mervis Diamond Importers Celebrates Seven Years of Equality with a Pop-Up Wedding!

Congratulations to Jonna + Kimberly! After entering the Mervis Diamond Importers Pop-Up Wedding Contest, these ladies didn't really give it much thought. They had never w...
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Having a Wedding? Where to Splurge vs Save without Compromising your Photos

You know you want your photographs to be gorgeous, but everyone has a budget Wondering when to skimp and when to spurge without compromising your pictures? The Goodshuffl...
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Christie + Andrew's Wedding at Celebrations at the Bay | Pasadena, MD

Ahhh, these two... What do we even say about these two!? Let's start from the beginning — and we're talking the VERY beginning A little background info: Andrew is Katie'...
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Photos from the Harty + Mervis Diamond Importers Proposal Competition | March 3-5, 2017

Photos from the Harty + Mervis Diamond Importers Proposal Competition We've teamed up with Mervis Diamond Importers to bring you the most perfect proposal ever! Purchase...
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Pammie + Blake's Hometown Wedding - Flora Corner Farm - aka the Home where Blake Grew Up!

Pammie and Blake Decided to Get Married in the Most Sentimental Place Possible - Blake's Family Home! When Pammie and Blake got engaged, the natural venue choice was simp...
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Jennifer + Moira's Rainy Wedding Day - with First Look at The Supreme Court | Washington, DC

Congratulations to these two beautiful brides! The rain didn't dampen this wedding day one bit. In fact, we don't think it would have been the same without it! The story...
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D + E 's Engagement Session | Meridian Hill Park, Adams Morgan, and Home | Washington, DC

Wow! It's been a LONG time since we've had a moment to sit down and put together a blog! Brace yourselves - not only is this a SUPER sweet engagement session, but we also...
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Photos from the Harty, a team of lifestyle, wedding, and event photographers, was founded by Sara (Hartenstine) Alepin in 2005 after she graduated with a BA in Art Studio & Education and began working on her MFA in Photography & Digital Imaging. After years of working together, Katie Lingan officially joined the team as lead photographer in 2013.

Over the years, we've learned a lot from capturing - and being a part of - all types of special moments, especially weddings.  One thing that has really stuck with us: it's not only important that you love our images - you must also love your photographer. You will spend more time with us on your wedding day than anyone else. So, it's important that you enjoy being around us on your big day!

So, keep reading to get to know us better.  If you like what you read and like what you see, please reach out to us.  We look forward to meeting you!

xo, Sara + Katie

Photos from the Harty is a partnership with Katie Lingan Photography