Ellicott City, Maryland | A memory of the place that inspired us to become photographers
After the destructive flash flood night in Ellicott City, Maryland, our hearts are broken
One of the many things that we have in common is that when we first began photographing, this was our favorite spot to shoot. Ellicott City had everything. Main Street had a row of little shops, a cute bridge, and if you walked down further toward River Road, you would find yourself in nature with tons of trees, and streams leading into the Patapsco River.
Sara has developed dozens of rolls of film taken in this cute little town, starting in high school and continuing through her Masters degree, when she began using both digital images and 35mm film.
Katie (who photographed all of the beautiful images in this blog post) transitioned from digital photography to film in her senior year of high school and frequented Ellicott City for projects or even just to wander and soak up the cute little antique stores, coffee shops, and all the beauty surrounding her.
Ellicott City fueled our creativity more than any other place
From photographer meet-ups and client meetings at Bean Hollow, to shopping at Sweet Elizabeth Jane and all of the other amazing small businesses, to photographing friends up and down Main Street, Old Ellicott City continued to be Katie's favorite place.
In the blink of an eye, it was destroyed; and we don’t know what to do, other than share a bunch of the images taken over the years, in this adorable historic town.
We hope they are able to repair this adorable, historic town, and that we’ll be strolling down Main Street with our friends sometime in the not-so-far in future.
If you’d like to help in any way, here is the link to do so. Our hearts go out to all the small business owners, families, people, and creatives affected by this tragedy.
Photographs courtesy of Katie Lingan, Photos from the Harty
Thanks for sharing. I love this little town.
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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
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