I received my first (film) camera as a gift for my 15th birthday (thanks, dad!) and have been in love ever since. I couldn’t wait to have my rolls of film developed, and that’s why I eventually learned to develop them myself. The darkroom at college became my sanctuary, and I learned how to mix chemicals, develop film, and create contact sheets and enlargements. I still recall the excitement of watching an image appear on the blank paper and the acrid smell of fixer in the air. I was accepted into the Corcoran College of Art + Design where I learned not only photojournalism (my BFA degree), but how to transform an image into art whether it be film, alternative processes, tintypes/ambrotypes or digital, I love it all! I’ve displayed my photography at the Corcoran Museum of Art and other galleries in D.C. and Maryland.    


After working at The Capital, Maryland Gazette and Baltimore Sun for 7 years as a photojournalist and columnist, I decided to switch lanes into weddings and portraiture, and haven’t looked back! I love being able to incorporate my artistic background and editing skills, I just wish I’d started this part of my photographic journey sooner! 


About Me

In going the extra mile to please our clients; from the initial meeting to the wedding day and after the delivery of the gallery, I vow to be the artist, resource, friend and documentarian you so deserve. 


Weddings are the pinnacle of any romantic relationship, I don’t take it lightly when clients choose us to capture their beautiful day. I am confident that I can and will incorporate all of our artistic talent and technological prowess to create a wedding gallery you will cherish forevermore.


In happily-ever-afters, soul-mates and fairytale love! I celebrate couples who have found what my husband and I have: love that endures.


At Atalie Day Photography, We Believe...

My husband of 19 years, Jared, and our babies…Ezra (18), Ellie (7) and Jasper (4) are my world! We love visiting the grands, going on hikes with our old pup, Bert, trying out new restaurants (we’re foodies!), and cuddling on the couch to watch new Mandolorian episodes.

My Family

I started kickboxing when I was 18 years old, and reignited the flame when I was about 30. It helps me release pent-up anxiety and become a more “chill” mom. This is how I spend my “me” time.


When I’m not adulting with my kids or photographing clients (or kickboxing) I love grabbing my paddleboard and taking it out on the river. It’s a soothing way to become one with nature and appreciate some peace and quiet (yes, my kids are those kids).


I’m the most down-to-earth, non-judgmental Christian you’re likely to ever meet. I follow the principle to love others as I love myself, and I keep my faith close to my heart, so it’s not something I broadcast. I have photographed weddings of many faiths and truly respect them all.   


If I were to be stranded on a desert island with one food…it would be peanut butter. I love it with just about everything, especially chocolate!

Peanut Butter

I grew up in a little town in Western Maryland, so I love the mountains (but I also equally love the beach…go figure) and am totally up for hiking to a remote location for a wedding or elopement! This is my dream client and I hope to fulfill it one day…soon!

The Mountains


My Favorite Things


We could not have been more impressed with Atalie Day Photography! Throughout the wedding planning process, Atalie was responsive to emails and phone calls, provided us with guidance about timing of the photos/lighting, types of photos to consider, etc. She showed up on time to the event, was so personable and lovely to work with, and extremely timely with getting us copies of the photos. Her work is beautiful. We will definitely use her again in the future!

"Her work is beautiful."

Atalie’s light and fun style caught our attention, and from the first few minutes of talking with her, we knew she would be a great fit for us. She listened to what we wanted and helped us plan a perfectly photographed day. She eased any worries we had about posing for photos, during our initial engagement shoot. We have received so many compliments on our wedding photos, and everyone she came in contact with at the wedding raves about her and her team. My husband and I cannot recommend her enough!

"My husband and I cannot recommend her enough!"

Atalie was an amazing photographer for our DC micro wedding - she provided a ton of detail ahead of time to make sure we knew the plan, and was very communicative and helpful leading up to and the day of the wedding. She was really helpful in making sure we got all the photos we wanted to, but also made recommendations for additional shots that we loved. Would definitely work with her again for any photography needs.

"Atalie was an amazing photographer"




Are we a match made in heaven? I sure hope so. I’m really trying to get better at this social media thing, and I’d love to connect with you!

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