My Promise To You


"As your photographer, I promise to do everything in my power to ensure that your day is not only captured in a way that you can cherish for years to come but also provide my support in any way possible leading up to and on your wedding day."


-Marcus A. Carter


What Does A Typical Day With Me Look Like?

6-Hour Photography Timeline Sample


  • 1:00 PM: Photographer Arrives
  • 1:00 PM- 1:30 PM: Detail Shots
  • 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM: Getting Ready Photos (Bride & Groom)
  • 2:30 - 3:30 PM: Wedding Parties + Immediate Families
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Ceremony Details + Venue Photos
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Ceremony
  • 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM: Family Portraits w/ Bride + Groom
  • 4:45 PM - 5:00: Bridal Parties w/ Bride + Groom
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Bride + Groom Photos
  • 5:30 PM: Reception Starts
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00: Dances, Speeches, Cake Cutting, etc.
  • 7:00 PM: Photographer Leaves


*Timeline can be adjusted to meet your needs

8-Hour Photography Timeline Sample


  • 1:00 PM: Photographer Arrives
  • 1:00 PM- 1:30 PM: Detail Shots
  • 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM: Getting Ready Photos (Bride & Groom)
  • 2:30 - 3:30 PM: Wedding Parties + Immediate Families
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Ceremony Details + Venue Photos
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Ceremony
  • 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM: Family Portraits w/ Bride + Groom
  • 4:45 PM - 5:00: Bridal Parties w/ Bride + Groom
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Bride + Groom Photos
  • 5:30 PM: Reception Starts
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Formal Dances, Speeches, Cake Cutting, etc.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Sunset Portraits
  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Reception
  • 9:00 PM: Photographer Leaves


*Timeline can be adjusted to meet your needs

10-Hour Photography Timeline Sample


  • 11:00 AM: Photographer Arrives
  • 11:00 PM- 12:30 PM: Detail/Candid Shots
  • 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM: Getting Ready Photos (Bride & Groom)
  • 2:00 - 2:30: Bridal Portraits
  • 2:30 - 3:00: Groom Portraits
  • 3:00 - 3:30 PM: Wedding Parties + Immediate Families
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Ceremony Details + Venue Photos
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Ceremony
  • 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM: Family Portraits w/ Bride + Groom
  • 4:45 PM - 5:00: Bridal Parties w/ Bride + Groom
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Cocktail Hour Photos - Candid
  • 6:00 PM: Reception Starts
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Formal Dances, Speeches, Cake Cutting, etc.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Sunset Portraits
  • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM: Reception cont'd
  • 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM: Send-off
  • 11:00 PM: Photographer Leaves


*Timeline can be adjusted to meet your needs


Who better to capture your wedding than two great photographers who are married themselves?


My wife Sandy does more than keep me in line haha! She has a natural eye for genuine moments and teams up with me as my 

2nd photographer for weddings! She usually hangs with the bride, while I kick it with the groom during preparation (or vice versa) allowing for the most natural photos to be captured! After that, we work side-by-side to ensure that all the right moments are captured in a way that can be remembered forever!


Inquire about having a 2nd photographer during your pre-wedding consultation call.



My wife will be unavailable as the 2nd photographer from 4/1/23-8/1/23 as we are expecting our first little addition to our family!

Past Client Experiences
What really blew us away, though, was everything that went into making the final product. Marcus’s attention to detail, communication, and care throughout the process was so impressive. He sat with me on a call to piece together our vision, worked through different pricing proposals to ensure we were comfortable, and even scouted out the location to ensure he could capture the day perfectly. Our guests loved how he was able to draw out and capture our joy with his charisma - everyone loved working with him.
— Kevin & Upasana
"I am BEYOND pleasseed with my wedding photos‚ Marcus did an amazing job capturing the most important day of my life. He has an impeccable eye and captures amazing moments that most people would never imagine. I definitely recommend him for any event."
— Brittany & Michael
"The photos taken by Marcus are honestly works of art and captured the true love between me and my husband. I couldn't have asked for a more professional and thoughtful photographer for our wedding. I highly suggest him to anyone looking for a photographer that listens to your wants and vision, and creates a relaxed environment for natural photographs to be captured."
— Jenna & Joseph
"We were recommended by a friend and wanted to hire someone with wedding photography experience.....didn't know what to expect for the cost but worth every penny, from photos to advice and suggestions what a package deal."
— Norenzo & Porsha
"Marcus is an excellent photographer and professional. We were able to book with him relatively last minute for our elopement. He was SO accommodating with our schedules and even took the time to show us location options as we're not originally from DC. He's very quick on response time with messaging."
— Loretta & Jon
Marcus and Sandy were amazing on our wedding day! We had several planning meetings ahead of time and a pretty specific shot list and they were extremely accommodating. Both Sandy and Marcus made us feel very comfortable, even in poses that felt weird! They're also very passionate about their work. I believe in total they took 8,000 pictures on our wedding day!! They captured sweet moments, silly moments, and touching moments very well. We really enjoyed working with them.
— Anneliese and Matthew

The M. Carter Photography Wedding Experience Process

Picking the perfect photographer for such an important day can be challenging to say the least. Booking a wedding consultation will allow you to get to know me, while also seeing if I am the right man for the job!

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Step 1 - Wedding Consultation
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! My travel fee is based on the IRS standard mileage rate. We will discuss this in detail during your consultation.

When Will My Photos Be Delivered?

Highlight Gallery: within 1 week of your wedding

Final Gallery: within 6 weeks of 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 a 10% off print purchases from within Pixieset.