Photos from the Harty

Photos from the Harty Wedding, Event, Lifestyle Photography ı Washington, DC & the world
Photos from the Harty specializes in wedding, event, and lifestyle photography. We are based in DC, but have photographed weddings all over the world. Our goal is to tell the story of any event or wedding by capturing even the tiniest, yet immensely important, moments; we believe that the raw moments in life are already perfect, and we strive to capture those things happening in real-time in order to tell the story of your day as it is. 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 through the years is that It’s not only important to love your pictures - you should also love your photographers! During a wedding, we spend more time with the couple than anyone else. We’ll be there to help you through anything that may arise; we love to laugh and we believe that making people happy is one of the best feelings in the world. We're not afraid to crack jokes or tear up during the ceremony; we invest in knowing you and what makes you happy/beautiful/perfect; more often than not, we bustle the bride's dress, pin boutonnières, fix guests' outfits or hair, and even tie bowties. We want to do whatever it takes to make your wedding day perfect. That's just us! :)

Photos from the Harty specializes in wedding, event, and lifestyle photography. We are based in DC, but have photographed weddings all over the world. Our goal is to tell the story of any event or wedding by capturing even the tiniest, yet immensely important, moments; we believe that the raw moments in life are already perfect, and we strive to capture those things happening in real-time in order to tell the story of your day as it is. 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 through the years is that It’s not only important to love your pictures - you should also love your photographers! During a wedding, we spend more time with the couple than anyone else. We’ll be there to help you through anything that may arise; we love to laugh and we believe that making people happy is one of the best feelings in the world. We're not afraid to crack jokes or tear up during the ceremony; we invest in knowing you and what makes you happy/beautiful/perfect; more often than not, we bustle the bride's dress, pin boutonnières, fix guests' outfits or hair, and even tie bowties. We want to do whatever it takes to make your wedding day perfect. That's just us! :)

Photos from the Harty is a small team of wedding, event, & lifestyle photographers. The name Harty was born from a riff on Sara's maiden name (Hartenstine) and it stuck. While Sara has “retired” as the primary photographer and handed the reigns to Katie, she remains very much a part of the business – and the wedding experience of her clients! We've photographed - and attended - tons of events, weddings, etc. We've learned a lot. One of the things that has really stuck with us is this: not only do you need to love your photos, but you also need to love the photographer. You'll be spending the majority of your day with this person. So, please, check out our site. Check out our blog. See if you like our work. If you like what you see and like what you read, we encourage you to contact us and set up a time you meet!

Hi, everyone! Do you have a #weddingplanning or business building question? I'll be answering them on The Wedding Dish P...
02/12/2020
Want to be part of The Wedding Dish? — the wedding dish

Hi, everyone! Do you have a #weddingplanning or business building question? I'll be answering them on The Wedding Dish Podcast! Send them in here 👇 https://www.theweddingdishpodcast.com/dish-with-us

- with Stephanie Norton, Alexya Brown, Full Service Radio, The LINE Hotel DC

Would you like to share your story on The Wedding Dish? We chat with wedding pros, engaged and married couples, and read listeners’ stories on our podcast! If you’d like to be part of The Wedding Dish, let us know!

12/18/2019

Anyone want to share their wedding planning stories on The Wedding Dish Podcast with Sara Hartenstine Alepin and Stephanie Norton?! We're looking for engaged/married couples for Season 2. 🥂 Canned rosé included 🥳

*Must be available on Thursday(s) from 12:45-1:45pm to record

Got to bring my mom to work the other night! My two worlds (@photosfromhart and @paw.inclusive) collided, and I photogra...
10/21/2019

Got to bring my mom to work the other night! My two worlds (@photosfromhart and @paw.inclusive) collided, and I photographed @humanerescue’s Bark Ball in DC! It was only fitting that I had the woman who taught me everything I know about being a pet owner come along with me and hold squeaky toys and treats above my head while I photographed. ☺️🐾 📷: @chrisdelta

We love this idea!!
10/16/2019

We love this idea!!

This girl is getting MARRIED today! 😍 Heck yesssss! She happened to be a guest at a wedding we photographed a couple yea...
09/20/2019

This girl is getting MARRIED today! 😍 Heck yesssss! She happened to be a guest at a wedding we photographed a couple years ago, so we just had to pull this photo for today. 😜 Nikki & Kurt- we cant wait!
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Well if this isn’t #mondaymotivation, idk what is
08/19/2019

Well if this isn’t #mondaymotivation, idk what is

This weekend was fabulous.
08/12/2019

This weekend was fabulous.

Love my sweet little town AND this sweet new mural. 🥰 #oldtownalxmural
07/22/2019

Love my sweet little town AND this sweet new mural. 🥰 #oldtownalxmural

We were featured on Gay Weddings and Marriage Magazine! We LOVED this sweet wedding!
06/22/2019

We were featured on Gay Weddings and Marriage Magazine! We LOVED this sweet wedding!

If you are suffering from a broken heart - then the doctors are in!
Brett and Nick met at Georgetown University while making their way through medical school. Their love will make you smile! Congratulations! Photos From the Harty

Happy pride month, everyone! Love is love is love is love. ❤️💜💛💚💙
06/03/2019

Happy pride month, everyone! Love is love is love is love. ❤️💜💛💚💙

Repost from @soleilhagan If you are a vendor friend and feel me on this; Share repost and tag. #pridemonth #loveislove #vendorfriends #supportequality

All you need is love and a dog, right? ⠀#photosfromtheharty ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#dmvweddings #baltimorebride #mdphotographer #dmvcre...
04/18/2019

All you need is love and a dog, right? ⠀
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Preview! L + S Wedding at Ceresville Mansion
04/10/2019

Preview! L + S Wedding at Ceresville Mansion

Whenever people ask me about my favorite season, I always say “fall” ... but then cherry blossom season comes around. 😍🌸
04/08/2019

Whenever people ask me about my favorite season, I always say “fall” ... but then cherry blossom season comes around. 😍🌸

Photos from the Harty's cover photo
04/05/2019

Photos from the Harty's cover photo

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03/28/2019

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Here for the Drama 🙌🏼. What’s better than a DC wedding skyline? Oh maybe just the addition of black statement chairs to your hearts content, paired with a 50ft long personalized runner with mom’s handwritten monogram - NBD.

Photo cred: Photos from the Harty

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We delivered some pretty romantic engagement photos to these two, and it's making us even more pumped for their big day!...
03/26/2019

We delivered some pretty romantic engagement photos to these two, and it's making us even more pumped for their big day! WOOHOO! 😍⁣⠀
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Happy #internationalwomensday to all you fierce ladies out there. Keep on lifting each other up and giving each other an...
03/09/2019

Happy #internationalwomensday to all you fierce ladies out there. Keep on lifting each other up and giving each other an excuse to celebrate. 🎉 ⠀
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Walking into the week with smiles on our faces! We had an awesome weekend and met some really fun couples at the @distri...
03/04/2019

Walking into the week with smiles on our faces! We had an awesome weekend and met some really fun couples at the @districtblissevents couples social with @mervisdiamond and @districtwineryweddings. We did a mini styled shoot with items from @thebridalroomva and @plantsalive which we’re excited to edit and share with you all. Stay tuned for fun stuff coming soon! ⠀
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You'd think being photographers, we would have a million photos of ourselves. Well, evidently that's not the case (at le...
03/01/2019

You'd think being photographers, we would have a million photos of ourselves. Well, evidently that's not the case (at least not many where Sara isn't pretending to pick her nose, and Katie isn't making super uncomfortable faces-- haha)! We finally took some real photos for the first time in quite a while! Thanks to our friend, Kendall Leigh Photography!

Since we both live in Virginia now (Arlington and Alexandria, to be specific), we’re not in the city nearly as often, bu...
02/22/2019

Since we both live in Virginia now (Arlington and Alexandria, to be specific), we’re not in the city nearly as often, but when we do have the chance to go, we soak it alllll in.
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This sweet little girl is just way too cute not to share a million photos of. 🥰 We’re really trying to do a better job a...
02/22/2019

This sweet little girl is just way too cute not to share a million photos of. 🥰 We’re really trying to do a better job about sharing our non-wedding work! As much as we loooooooove weddings and engagement photos (seriously, they’re definitely our “thing” more than anything), we also love all the other work we do— family photos, branding photos, corporate work, head shots, and the list goes on and on. 😍
#photosfromtheharty @ Alexandria, Virginia

We always tell people, the more details you have, the better. Give us all your stationary. Yes- ALL of it, down to the s...
02/19/2019

We always tell people, the more details you have, the better. Give us all your stationary. Yes- ALL of it, down to the stamps. We love it alllllll.

So, who got a ring over the holidays? Any newly-engaged valentines out there?! One of our major guilty pleasures is look...
02/17/2019

So, who got a ring over the holidays? Any newly-engaged valentines out there?! One of our major guilty pleasures is looking at rings online, so if you’re engaged, DM us a photo of yours!
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So, we had to hold off on posting these photos for a little while for obvious reasons (😉) and then they got buried in ou...
02/17/2019

So, we had to hold off on posting these photos for a little while for obvious reasons (😉) and then they got buried in our “ready to post” folder, but we are SO excited for our fellow creative friend @skleberdesign and her husband on their soon-to-be baby boy! This shoot was so much fun, we couldn’t just pick one photo to share... so enjoy this handful!
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We’ve been loving everyone’s Valentines Day posts... you all are so cute, and we just gotta say if anyone could win Vale...
02/15/2019

We’ve been loving everyone’s Valentines Day posts... you all are so cute, and we just gotta say if anyone could win Valentine’s Day, these two would win because they posted about how they’re spending the evening playing Mario Kart, and that just makes us smile so much. So here’s a photo of the first time they saw each other on their wedding day. ☺️⠀
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Raise your hand if you got flowers for Valentine’s Day!! We’re not huge commercial holiday people, but hey- flowers are ...
02/14/2019

Raise your hand if you got flowers for Valentine’s Day!! We’re not huge commercial holiday people, but hey- flowers are flowers no matter what day of the year it is and we’ll take anything pretty.⠀
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Just another reason we LOVE Mervis Diamond Importers!! They give back to their clients all the time, love doing giveaway...
02/14/2019

Just another reason we LOVE Mervis Diamond Importers!! They give back to their clients all the time, love doing giveaways such as this one, and even host special events for their couples to celebrate being engaged.

We work with them all the time, and can truly say they're one of our favorite companies in the DMV!

The couple in this photo is one of our Photos from the Harty couples for 2019! While we didn't take this photo, we'd love if you'd click on over to this post from Mervis and "like" it so they can have a chance to win a pair of diamond earrings!

It feels pretty icy outside today, but not as icy as these guys... 💍💍💍#photosfromtheharty ⠀.⠀.⠀.⠀.⠀.⠀.⠀#dmvweddings #vab...
02/09/2019

It feels pretty icy outside today, but not as icy as these guys... 💍💍💍
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Guest reactions. Whenever people ask us what our favorite thing is to photograph at weddings, we always say guest reacti...
02/06/2019

Guest reactions. Whenever people ask us what our favorite thing is to photograph at weddings, we always say guest reactions. Aside from the obvious stuff (the couple looking at each other during their vows, sharing sweet moments together after the ceremony, etc.), we love to watch people laugh and cry and experience every possible happy emotion on the day of their friend or family member’s wedding. Guests are special, and often forgotten in wedding photos because the focus tends to be on the couple. But 20, 40, 60 years from now, the couple will be the ones looking at these photos, and they’ll get to see all the people who loved them on their big day. It’s part of why we tend to deliver more photos than the average photographer. We just want you to remember every moment and every person that was there!⠀
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Good ceremony lighting makes all the difference, and this ceremony was 💯! Shoutout to @trummersonmain for those stunning...
02/03/2019

Good ceremony lighting makes all the difference, and this ceremony was 💯! Shoutout to @trummersonmain for those stunning floor to ceiling windows!⠀
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It's Fri-YAY! We're making a toast to the fact that we got so much done this week. WOOOO!⠀#photosfromtheharty⠀.⠀.⠀.⠀.⠀.⠀...
01/25/2019

It's Fri-YAY! We're making a toast to the fact that we got so much done this week. WOOOO!⠀
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The only ones who love this snow more than we do are our furry little children. @happily.eevee.after and @clouseautheins...
01/14/2019

The only ones who love this snow more than we do are our furry little children. @happily.eevee.after and @clouseautheinspector are hoping it never stops. 🥰🐶
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It’s been quite a while since we’ve posted an iPhone photo, but this one is worth it. Our city at night is just so gorge...
01/09/2019

It’s been quite a while since we’ve posted an iPhone photo, but this one is worth it. Our city at night is just so gorgeous. We love everything about it...(just don’t try to use the bathroom during the government shutdown). 🤦🏼‍♀️
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Swipe right for that black & white! We loooooove shooting through flowers, and the colors in this one make us so happy.....
01/07/2019

Swipe right for that black & white! We loooooove shooting through flowers, and the colors in this one make us so happy... but also, that black and white is so romantic!! Which one is your favorite?!
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You've found the perfect person and picked out the perfect ring... Now what? Photos from the Harty has you covered! We'r...
12/31/2018
How to Plan the Perfect Proposal Session | Photography Tips

You've found the perfect person and picked out the perfect ring... Now what? Photos from the Harty has you covered! We're sharing tips for hiring a proposal photographer and tons of info! www.photosfromtheharty.com/blog/2018/12/how-to-plan-the-perfect-proposal-session-photography-tips

You've chosen the perfect person and the ring, now it's time to choose a photographer to capture your proposal! We're offering tips, inspiration, and info

Photos from the Harty's cover photo
12/12/2018

Photos from the Harty's cover photo

This color palette never gets old. 🙌🏼 Love the elegance of the blush tones, and the bits of sparkle and lace throughout ...
12/05/2018

This color palette never gets old. 🙌🏼 Love the elegance of the blush tones, and the bits of sparkle and lace throughout those bridesmaids dresses were just A+.⠀
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It’s a baked apple, pumpkin fudge kind of day. Fall, we love you. 😍🍎🍁#photosfromtheharty
10/26/2018

It’s a baked apple, pumpkin fudge kind of day. Fall, we love you. 😍🍎🍁
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Photos from the Harty is a small team of wedding, event, & lifestyle photographers. The name Harty was born from a riff on Sara's maiden name (Hartenstine) and it stuck. We've photographed - and attended - tons of events, weddings, etc. We've learned a lot. One of the things that has really stuck with us is this: not only do you need to love your photos, but you also need to love the photographer. You'll be spending the majority of your day with this person. If you like what you see and like what you read, we encourage you to contact us and set up a time you meet!

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Special thanks to Katie from Photos from the Harty. She made this photo session very relaxing and fun! She has vision and talent and I couldn't be any more satisfied with these images. I feel beautiful and I can feel the good energy projection. I will frame a couple of these photos for my home and I will be forever thankful for this beautiful job! Thank you so much, Katie!! ( More photos to come!! )
I remember I think he lived on shasta on the south end right by highland park and I stopped as a teenager and said hi after he retired and presume his wife or daughter said see they still know you and love you. And I said we sure do YOU ARE THE TOLEDO ZOO!