Love & Adventure Photography

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” 

– Hans Christian Andersen.


Maryland & Adventure Wedding Photographer

When you book us for your wedding day, you're receiving much more than pretty photos. Nice poses and trendy edits are easy to come by these days, but it takes much more to produce something that matters. I believe that your photo experience should be fun, romantic, and adventurous. I work hard to learn your who you are, help plan your wedding day timelines, and provide the ultimate photographic experience. I'm about the real moments, true love, genuine smiles, and those throw your head back and laugh moments.

My shooting style varies on between cinematic (capturing every detail and movement is planned) and documentary (where nothing is planned or placed, 100% candid). I create and capture moments for you by asking you to move and interact together in ways that allow us to capture your candid moments in a flattering style. Instead of playing fly on the wall and expecting you to look natural in front of the cameras, I will give directions that include movements, words, and feelings.

My editing style is inspired by bright colors, which has a punchy, contrasty vibe without sacrificing true colors, accurate skin tones, or overall cleanliness of an image. I pride myself by not creating images that will not look "dated" in 5, 10, or 50 years. 

As a full-time professional Maryland wedding photographer, I love photographing weddings for adventurous couples. Whether your venue is in the city, the woods, on the beach, or somewhere crazy and unique I will capture those candid real moments that tell the story of your day as well as stunning environmental portraits that show off where we are and become the perfect piece of wedding wall art.  Since my work is so diverse I travel frequently throughout the US and the world for weddings and engagements. I even offer my couples and opportunity to meet me anywhere I am traveling for a truly unique photographic experience.

With over 10 years of Wedding photography experience,  I am fully qualified and insured to photograph weddings in Maryland, Washington DC, and around the world. Some of my shooting locations include all over the US, Antarctica, Iceland, Greece, and many of the Caribbean Islands. 

To see my latest work visit my instagram @LoveandAdventurephoto


Wildlife & Travel Photography

When I am not photographing weddings I travel around the world and a wildlife photographer and travel writer. You can see some of my award winning work and publications on my Travel site. 

International Award Winning Documentary Maryland Wedding & Wildlife Photographer

Love & Adventure Photography
(Formerly Kathleen Hertel Photography)
Kathleen Ricker
Baltimore, Maryland
Phone: 443-805-5155