Katie and Adam could not have done a better job! I loved their aesthetic from the second I started browsing their website and WOW do they have a good eye. They captured such sweet, candid moments from our homegrown backyard wedding and really understood what we wanted/what our day was all about on a deep level. By the end of the night, they felt like a part of the family and we are so grateful that we hired them!!!
We love sleeping in our own bed and we're also excited to experience new places. Take us wherever you want to go, no matter how close or far from our home in Harrisonburg Virginia.
More than happy to chat about options and reduced rates for elopements, small weddings, or last minute bookings.
Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.
We’re Katie and Adam, married on a chilly fall day in 2011.
Why do you want to work with APW couples?
Years ago, around the age of Pinterest being the new “it girl,” personality was being lost on weddings. Weekend after weekend it felt like I was shooting the same event. However, there was one wedding that struck me in a way no other wedding had, and completely changed the way I began to create the business and attract the clients I wanted to photograph. It was real and honest, the kind of wedding you don’t want to leave. You, my dear APW couples, evoke what that wedding felt like; starting the day having just met, and feeling like old pals by the end. You will remember your wedding being one of the best days, because the whole time you were celebrating one thing: the two of you committing to a life together. And that’s a really fantastic thing.
What is your artistic approach to weddings?
Our goal as photographers isn’t to take you away from your wedding in order to build our own portfolio. We want to give you back your wedding day, taking as little of your time as possible to get the shots you’ll cherish most. You invited many of your loved ones to share in this celebration with you, so go enjoy it. We’ll be behind the scenes, capturing what unfolds.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
We love and adore Rudy the ornery Beagle, who is our 30-year-olds-without-kids prized companion. Adam enjoys picking up his guitar at any spare moment, watching Liverpool soccer, crafting cocktails, and being outdoorsy. Katie loves tending to her copious amount of houseplants, cooking, listening to podcasts, and being indoorsy. Together, we love traveling, antiquing, eating good food, playing Boggle, and finding a healthy balance of being indoorsy and outdoorsy. We also like lots of other things.
What's your favorite movie?
Little Miss Sunshine and Away We Go are two of the most re-watchable, hilarious, tear-inducing movies that we both love. We watch Lord of the Rings, extended version, behind-the-scenes and all, every winter.
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
By far, “Call Your Girlfriend” by Robyn. Watch the music video and get ready to DANCE, people.
Katie and Adam are THE LITERAL BEST! Having them photograph our wedding felt like having two extra buds there to celebrate with us--but those buds also happen to take incredible, heartfelt and honest photos of our wedding day. When we shared our digital album with friends and family, SO MANY people commented that Katie and Adams' photos were the best they'd ever seen. We felt lucky to have them there and we cherish our photos and the experience we had with The Commonneer.
Lol. As if. They're perfect.
The Commoneer is amazing! Katie and Adam have such a gift for capturing the small moments that make the day special. I love looking back at our photos and sharing them with friends and family! We actually went to get Carportraits for our one year anniversary! I cannot recommend them highly enough! Thanks again for your amazing work.
I couldn’t be happier with my choice to have The Commoneer photograph my wedding day and I am thrilled with the results!!! Katie is incredible and I feel like her warm personality made my day even better! There’s an artistic quality to her work that captures the raw emotion in a beautiful way. I am still looking at the album every week and each time I find something different that I love. My friends and family couldn’t stop asking about The Commoneer and how I found Katie (online but also word of mouth)! I wouldn’t hesitate having The Commoneer capture your special moments/day. I’m no longer in VA but I’d have The Commoneer photograph my next big event. Thanks so much for my amazing photos and for producing such amazing work that captures every small detail.
We loved, loved our car portraits!!! We did a session with our dog, then we got a second dog, so obviously, we had to do another session! It was such a fun experience and Katie captured our dogs personalities perfectly! Can’t wait for another go ‘round! I couldn’t recommend The Commoneer more! What are you waiting for?! Grab your buds, your family, your pets, or your favorite cardboard cutout and get those photos taken!
Cons? Ha! None!
We used the Commoneer for our rehearsal dinner and wedding day and they were incredible. Not only were they totally delightful to be around, and a wonderful presence on a big weekend for us, but their pictures captured the heart of the day. Looking at the images now feels like being back on that day— from shots of little details, to capturing the way the sunlight hit things, to candid shots of family, they captured everything with humor and joy. I can’t recommend them highly enough and our wedding wouldn’t have been the same without Katie and Adam.
The Commoneer...Where do I even begin? Katie and Adam have a SUPER POWER! Their photos don't just capture a moment, they tell a story. Your unique, personal, one of a kind, never to be repeated story. I often get misty-eyed when looking at our wedding photos because I feel like I am there reliving it all over again. Their photos are like a time machine that transports us back to our favorite, most fun, sacred, and precious day. Also, this is the first review I've ever written about anything, so that should tell you something about how AMAZING they are!
Adam and Katie were absolutely wonderful to work with. They are easy going, non intrusive, and have great senses of humor, which is so important for people you plan to spend your wedding day with! They captured candid moments splendidly, and produced a catalogue for us that truly represented our day and our guests' experience. They happily tagged along when we wanted to take portraits on top of the mountain next door, and managed to get our families and friends from all their best angles at the church and party afterwards. Worth every penny!
Katie and Adam are THE BEST. The decision to have The Commoneer capture our wedding was the first and easiest decision in the whole wedding planning process. We had worked with Katie before and knew we would be getting some stellar photos, and have a great time along the way. They made coming up with a timeline a piece of cake, and really helped calm our nerves about how things would go. This was not their first rodeo! Katie and Adam are both easy-going and professional, and will put you and your guests at ease for naturally candid photos of your special day (don't worry, you'll still get your perfect portraits, too). They are also hilarious - you'll be so busy laughing you might even forget you are in front of a camera! This is all even before you get to the finished product - their photos are breathtaking. I have never felt more beautiful and seen than when I get a batch of photos back from Katie - and boy, do they deliver quickly! We got a highlights album/sneak peak within a week, and the full gallery within a month. If you want stunning, real, beautiful photos - contact them! What are you waiting for?!
I have nothing negative to say.
Katie and Adam are wonderful people and photographers! We all know the classic wedding poses that seem to pervade social media these days but The Commoneer provides something very different and refreshing. Their photographs tell an authentic story of the wedding day as well as the relationships and people present. They are also a very calming presence in the midst of the lovely chaos and were able to make those who feel awkward in front of a camera feel comfortable. I couldn't have been happier with how they shot the day and the memories they captured.