How Did I Get Here?

I try to take these pictures things with this time-freezing device that some call a "camera". I'm just teasing don't click away, I know how to use a camera! My first camera purchase was in college (Nikon D5500) and after about a year of having people push me to pursue photography as more than a hobby, I finally listened.

One day after work I came home freshly equipped with a new camera, two lenses, a new laptop, zero experience, and about $2k of new debt. Yes, in other words, I invested heavily in an art form I knew very little about with very little experience. I spent countless nights awake studying, trying to teach myself as much as I could about photography. Whether it was camera function, editing, marketing, shooting techniques, or researching concept ideas, I loved each minute of it! I am proud to say that I am a graduate of YouTube Academy. Fast forward to today still fueled by my passion for photography, here I am writing this bio in hopes of working with you!  

Over the years I have had my share of hard lessons and low points. However, those get quickly forgotten about each time an opportunity to work with a new person, couple, or family presents itself! 

If you want to have your photo taken by a self-taught, hard-working, humble, and transparent individual then I think I fit the bill. I would have added funny to the list, but I have found that's subjective clearly or I'd be on Netflix right?

Marcus Carter, Lead Photographer and Owner of M. Carter Photography! As Seen on The Knot

A Few Fun Things About Me

Fun FACT 01.

Outside of photography, I work as an IT Project Manager.

fun fact 02.

I am 100% Self-Taught (Thanks YouTube Academy)

fun fact 03.

Very good bowler, I rolled my highest game (285) at age 12.


I love to try new foods and craft cocktails

fun fact 05.

My amazing wife and your possible 2nd photographer is from Normandy, France!

fun fact 06.

I found out in early-October that I am a soon-to-be father in June 2023!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Booking Process?

1. Schedule Your Session or Wedding Consultation
2. Pay The Deposit
3. Sign the Contract
4. Enjoy Working With Me
5. Select Your Photos (if applicable)
6. Anxiously Await Your Final Gallery
7. Share Your Memories We Created With The World!

Where are you based?

Rockville, MD
- 30 minutes from Washington D.C.
- 45 minutes from Baltimore, MD

How Long Have You Been A Photographer?

I have been taking photos for six years, and have been solely focused on couple-based photography for the last 4 years.

Will You Travel To Shoot Photos?

Yes, I would gladly travel to take your photo! My travel fee is based on the current mileage rate set by the IRS.

Can I Purchase Extra Photos For My Gallery?

Absolutely! You can purchase additional photos for a set price depending on how many you wish to add.

When Will My Photos Be Delivered?

Portrait Sessions:
1 - 2 weeks after selections have been received

Highlight Gallery: within 1 week of your wedding
Final Gallery: within 6 weeks of your wedding

Do You Only Do Couples Photography?

Couples are my primary focus but I have plenty of experience in individual and family portraits as well.

What Camera Gear Do You Use?

- Sony A7IV & A7RIII

- Sigma 85mm 1.4
- Sony Zeiss 55mm 1.8
- Sony GM 35mm 1.4
- Tamron 70-180mm 2.8 - weddings only*