I’m Katie Hart and I’m the owner of Hart Photography and co-owner of Palmetto Duo!  I’ve had my business for 13 years and I’m excited to announce a merge of my two photographic adventures to include my single photographer packages and two photographer options within Palmetto Duo!  So you’ll find the same great packages and services as Hart Photography has always offered, but under a new name!


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Palmetto Duo started as a collaboration between two professional photographers, Katie Hart & Dave Gilbert, to bring the most complete wedding day coverage to our brides.

While we both photograph weddings alone, we have realized by pairing our two styles and photographic visions we’re able to paint a more complete, even more beautiful story of your wedding day through working together as a team.

Whether using our two photographer or single photographer options, our goal is to tell the story of your unique wedding day and help you hold onto those memories forever.


Blake & Mac – River Road and Jasmine House Wedding

It’s always fun to be a part of a wedding where you can feel the joy coming from each family at bringing together two people in marriage and you could just see the love at Blake and Mac’s wedding!  The wedding was held at the River Road and Jasmine House near Lake Murray.  It’s been a while since I’ve visited this venue and they have done some great things!  The ceremony area has an elegant iron gazebo at the front and a permanent doorway at the end of the aisle.  Blake and Mac chose to write their favorite bible verse above the door so it would be included in their wedding memories.  Rex Woolbright did an amazing job of the daisy bouquets and Evelyn’s Bridal helped her find the perfect dress! One of my favorite moments during the wedding day was watching Blake peek out the window to watch her mom walk down the aisle as her Dad watches her in the mirror.  Having two photographers (Dave was photographing mom walking down the aisle) allows Palmetto Duo to capture these truly unique storytelling moments.  At the reception, we gathered together 5 (count them 5!) wedding couples that Palmetto Duo had photographed!  We love sharing in the joy of so many friend’s happy marriages! Bridal portraits were taken at 701 Whaley.  Congratulations Blake & Mac!   Other Vendors- Hair/Makeup– Kelly Rister Catering and Cake– River Road and Jasmine House Bridal gown and Bridesmaids Dresses– Evelyn’s Bridal Flowers– Rex Woolbright of Woolbrights Flowers and Gifts DJ– Mike Lockaby of Partytime DJs PALMETTO DUO PHOTOGRAPHERS– Katie Hart & Dave... read more

Laura & Mike- Woodcreek Country Club, Columbia SC Wedding

Laura and Mike were married at their church, Spring Valley Baptist on Polo Rd in NE Columbia.  They wanted to do a first look so they could take family photos before the ceremony and therefore would be able to spend more time with their guests at the reception- but we kept a few traditions as well!  Before we did the first look, Laura and Mike stood on opposite sides of the church wall and exchanged personal letters.  After some emotional moments to build up the suspense, we set Mike up at the front of the church and had him turn his back until we had Laura at the front of the aisle.  Then as Laura was walking down the aisle, Mike turned around to see his beautiful bride.  This captured Mike’s first reaction to Laura just as it would during the ceremony, but the great part was that as they met at the front of the church they had a few private moments to hug, laugh, and talk before we brought the family in to join in the fun! The wedding reception was held at Woodcreek Country Club.  The golf course made a great backdrop for some evening portraits after the couple had time to greet their guests and get a bite to eat! PALMETTO DUO FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHER– Katie... read more

Ashley & Brett- Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens, Columbia SC Wedding

I think Brett got a little nervous when Ashley told him her dress “wasn’t white” but she couldn’t have looked more amazing in her custom made dress with just a touch of lavender in the glamorous, flowing skirt! Ashley and Brett’s wedding was held at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and due to the time change and the closing time of the zoo, the ceremony was scheduled to begin 30 minutes after sunset.  We had talked about how dark it may be at that time, but not to worry!  Ambient Media to the rescue!  The Ambient team brought in specialized lighting to naturally highlight the couple during the ceremony and really bring out the scenery behind them.  Check out this difference from ceremony lighting to when we went back for some more romantic mood photos with the ambient light and a video light behind them. I really loved walking through the garden at night with just the twinkling lights to add a little sparkle to the photos! Don’t forget to check out Ashley’s bridal portraits taken at the governor’s mansion grounds! Other Vendors- Coordinator– The awesome Robin Cannon! Dress– White on Daniel’s Island Catering– Riverbanks Zoo Lighting– Ambient Media DJ– Irvin Thompson (DJ Irv) PALMETTO DUO FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHER– Katie... read more





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Columbia SC 29201



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