- MAGGIE & JOEY
- LEAH & DAN
- MEAGHAN & DREW
- JANINE & PETER
- CHRISSY & GEORGE
- JENNIFER & DOUG
- CHRISTINE & MIKE
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Imagine this...my boyfriend Joey of many years gets down on one knee and asks if I will spend the rest of my life with him. What was my answer? I think it was something like this, "Absolutely yes! Oh my gosh, now I can finally call MKD!". From reading their blog religiously to seeing pictures of friends' weddings captured by MKD, Joey and I knew that there would be no other team than the highly regarded Mike and Kate duo that we would want to help us remember our special day.
-Maggie and Joey
The call was made and they invited us to their home office to meet them so they could learn about us and we could have a better understanding of what they offer. I remember feeling comfortable from the moment we stepped in the door. Kate showed us examples of their work while Mike used his iPad to figure out the sunset time for the exact day and location of our wedding reception. Talk about detail oriented!
Our engagement shoot in Joey's hometown helped to get us comfortable in front of the camera and turned out to be the most fun I have probably ever had at 6:00 in the morning (the best light is at sunrise, per Mike, the light guy!). They were so patient as we moved from location to location, outfit to outfit, and even allowed for a special appearance of our favorite, four-legged friend, Murphy.
On the day of our wedding, so many people and vendors were involved in giving us a special and memorable day, but out of them all, one team always stands out in our minds. MKD Photography manages to be a complete joy to work with - I enjoyed their company and felt like they were a part of our family for the day, yet at the same time, they are professional and blend into the background so you and your guests stay in the forefront. We were lucky enough to have stills and video taken, which meant that MKD brought along two trusty sidekicks, Tony Yu and Ben Burrows. At first, I was wondering if I would like these other people's work, would I be comfortable around them too, etc. I should have known that anyone that Mike and Kate choose to entrust their clients with would never disappoint! Mike, Kate, Ben and Tony worked seamlessly as a whole team and the end results were far better than I could have expected.
We have been married for over 6 months now and Joey and I still watch our wedding video every week, we are still getting notes from friends and family who want the name of our photographers, and we continue to count Mike, Kate, Tony, and Ben as our friends. You will not be disappointed with the spectacular quality of their work, their level of client engagement and professionalism, nor the deep passion they have for their craft. Next to deciding to marry my husband that warm day in June, selecting MKD Photography to capture our big day was the best choice I made in all of our wedding planning.
Having MKD photograph our wedding was without a doubt one of the best decisions we made. Mike and Kate were warm and friendly from the first meeting, and put us at ease at once. Our engagement shoot was a ton of fun (eating ice cream at 9am is always a good time!) and really allowed us to become even more comfortable with them. We never felt like we were being pressured or pitched like we felt from other photographers, and felt the value of our photos was outstanding. Guests remarked they barely noticed Kate and Mike at the wedding but were SO impressed with the slideshow display set up during our reception with the photos they'd shot so far. It was definitely a highlight! It's not often you can say you remain in touch with a vendor from your wedding, but we loved meeting Kate and Mike so much we look forward to Facebook posts and Christmas cards. I find myself thinking of new scenarios for having photos taken and can't wait for another round-- it's time to add some new MKD photos to our frames!
-Leah and Dan
My husband and I wholeheartedly recommend MKD Photography to anyone who is looking for the greatest wedding photographers there are!
From the moment we met Mike and Kate Duval, we knew we were in good hands. They are true professionals, yet they will treat you as if you are longtime friends and make you feel instantly comfortable working with them and their cameras. They will respond to any and all questions with promptness and professionalism, are incredibly flexible, and very accommodating to requests.
MKD Photography will without a doubt showcase the most gorgeous moments of your engagement session and wedding day in their photographs—but the best part is, they are so unobtrusive in capturing these images that you will hardly even notice they are there!
We were so sad to bid Mike and Kate goodbye at the end of our wedding reception because we felt as if we were parting ways with members of our family. If you are looking for a kindhearted, down-to-earth couple with eyes for the most beautiful moments of your wedding (and a fantastic sense of humor to boot), MKD Photography are the ones for you! We can’t wait to get in touch with them when we have our fist baby someday – we don’t trust anyone else to photograph the most precious milestones of our lives! Choosing Mike and Kate Duval was the best decision we made—besides saying “I do”!!!
-Meaghan and Drew
After my now husband and I got engaged my first thought went to the photos! Having had the amazing opportunity to be involved in the photographic community for several years, I knew exactly what I was looking for in a photographer. Upon meeting Mike and Kate Duval I instantly fell in love with their personalities and their incredible ability to capture a story through photographs.
Mike & Kate truly captured us at our best and our pictures clearly portrayed the happiness and spectrum of emotions we felt that day. We wanted artistic photos that would retell the story of our wedding day, and that’s exactly what we got. Mike & Kate were professional, creative, and super easy to work with! Our photos are nothing short of stunning, and we are so glad we hired them.
Peter and I have received an overwhelming amount of compliments on our engagement & wedding photographs. It truly brings our special day to life every time we look at them. The photos exceeded our expectations and we could not have been happier with our choice in photographers. Mike & Kate have a warm welcoming personality that makes you feel at ease in front of the camera. From our engagement shoot to our wedding day, they were right there to answer any questions or concerns I had and make me feel at ease. I am ever grateful for their expertise and for placing our memories in their hands; they didn’t miss a single moment. Thank you does not seem to say enough for the wonderful memories that they captured for us. I can honestly say that when you look at their portfolio and see the beautiful sample pictures that this is truly the product you’ll receive! My advice to anyone in need of some amazing photographers: Save yourself some time and book Mike & Kate!!!
-Janine and Peter
Hi Mike and Kate!
We can not thank you enough for the amazing work you did for our wedding. I think the slideshow you sent us made every single person who saw it cry. There is actually a funny story behind your photography at our wedding... during the last slow song my husband and I were "taking it all in" and he told me that he was a little disappointed with the photographers. I was astonished and could not understand why, but he felt as though they were not around often enough taking the important pictures. Literally 5 seconds later we saw a teaser slideshow of the wedding photos on a laptop on the DJ table. We both could NOT believe our eyes! You two were always getting the best pictures... we just didnt notice you were there! You two have such a natural hands off approach to your photography that you do not even notice you are there. The pictures you took will last us a lifetime of fond memories. Hiring you two was the best choice I could have made!
-Chrissy and George
Oh, the flowers, the cake, the invitations, the band... By far, MKD Photography was the shining star at our wedding. We were absolutely blown away by our photographs! Originally, our expectations of a photographer was someone who could freeze some memories of our special day. We certainly got more than we bargained for! Kate and Mike painted the story of our wedding day with an artistic array of candid and posed photographs. EVERY person who viewed our wedding photographs commented on our talented photographers. Kate and Mike knew where to be and which shots to take. Also, they were totally fun and easy-going! Even though our wedding has passed, I consistently check mkdphotography.com because I enjoy seeing their latest work (and get chills watching the slide shows of couples I don't even know!) Their progressive style and creativity continues to impress me. I recommend them to every engaged couple I know or meet!
-Jennifer and Doug
MKD photography is absolutely amazing. Kate and Mike have more of a photo-journalistic style than the standard formal pictures. We really liked the artistic viewpoint they present in their work. It was challenging to narrow down our favorites since there were so many great pictures! We immediately felt at ease and comfortable around Kate and Mike. They quickly got a sense of our style and were able to present this in the pictures. Our wedding photos are true snapshots of how we felt that day. I had a great time working with MKD photography before, during and after the wedding. We really enjoyed their personalities and how they captured every moment without being obtrusive. Overall, we were very happy with MKD photography and love our wedding pictures.
-Christine and Michael Stevens
Mike and I are super excited that there is an amazing website like WeddingWire out there so that people can search, review, and recommend vendors! We have been very fortunate to have a wonderful wild-fire of referrals that have brought us where we are today--and it is this word of mouth between friends, blogs, and internet forums that we will be forever grateful to have the clients we have!
For some real time reviews of our work please visit: MKD Photography on Wedding Wire!
Mike and I joined an amazing community back in 2005--it is the back end to our photo storage, hosting, and some products that we offer. Pictage is more than that to us, it is where we met so many of our colleagues who have become friends. There is a fun little addition that Pictage has added where our clients get to tell us how well we did shooting their event--we pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our customers--we treat you how we treat family and friends because that is what we feel we become.
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