Surprise Proposals

You may be surprised...(see what I did there? haha), but what I enjoy most about shooting surprise proposals is planning them with you. This is one of the biggest moments of your life and I want to be as involved in making it special as I can be. We will discuss everything from location ideas, timing based on your proposal plan, backstories, contingency plans, and even the direction you need to face before dropping the knee to ensure you get the moment captured perfectly! This is a prequel to your wedding and should be treated just as if not more serious.

Traditional Engagement Sessions

Let me start by congratulating you both on finding true love and your person. Now it's time for me to tell your story visually with my camera. Leading up to your session we will discuss locations that are special to you (i.e. where you met), ideal session times for the best possible lighting conditions, outfits, and photo inspiration and preferences to ensure your engagement session is uniquely captured perfectly!

Testimonials From Recent Couples

Victor & Vanessa - The Penguin Proposal

"Stop searching, you found your photographer! If you are looking for someone to capture the perfect moment, be professional and personable, and genuinely take an interest in a project, Marcus is the person for the job! He was flexible in jumping on a call to discuss the details, punctual on the day of and respectful of the needs of his customer. He also has a terrific positive attitude and finds ways to make his customers smile and position them for a great photo. He made our day so special. Wish Marcus all the success!"

Sam & Nate - Engagement At The Diner

"Kind, professional, and timely. Marcus is officiant to work with and really listened to what we wanted with our photos. Helped us feel very natural in our poses and actions. We’re so grateful for the experience we had with him."

Recommended Packages For Engagement Sessions


(Budget Friendly)

My standard photography session is 60 minutes long and comes with 20 print-ready images. If printed photos are not important and you have a tight budget this is a great option for you to have professional photos for your enagement!

Standard + Prints

(Great Value)

This is a new offering for 2023! You get a 60-minute session, 35 print-ready images, and a standard print package to have 10 images from your session printed and sent directly to you!

Standard Print Package (10 total)

1 - 11x14 Standard Print

1 - 8x8 Square Print

4 - 5x7 Standard Prints

4 - 4x6 Standard Prints



This takes my newest offering, and makes it even better! If you're looking for a full photography experience, this is for you! My premium session is 90 minutes long, and comes with 50 print-ready images, and a premium 11-print package!

Premium Print Package (11 total)

1 - 16x20 Fine Art Print

1 - 11x14 Fine Art Print

1 - 8x8 Square Prints

4 - 5x7 Standard Prints

4 - 4x6 Standard Prints

Frequently Asked Questions

How Would You Define Your Shooting Style?

My photography style consists of a mix of photojournalism and traditional wedding photography. My main goal is to provide you with a gallery that will allow you to relive your special day for years and years to come!

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.

Where Are You Based?

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

Will You Travel To Shoot My Wedding?

Absolutely! I would gladly travel to capture your wedding! I do have a travel fee which we will cover in detail during your consultation.

When Will My Photos Be Delivered?

Highlight Gallery: one week after your wedding

Final Gallery: up to four weeks after your wedding

How Can We Order Prints?

You will have the option to order both individual photos and your full gallery directly from within Pixieset. The Pixieset photo lab can ship photos all across the continental US. Every wedding package includes 10% off print purchases from within Pixieset.

What If I Want to modify your package to fit my needs?

My wedding packages have been carefully crafted to provide maximum value to all my couples. However, during your consultation, if we determine that modifications are required we will discuss those.

Don't worry! This is only so I better understand your comfort level in front of the camera, never done it that's ok!