I remember getting her email and thinking “Hey! We spell our name the same way!!”. We had seen each other and chatted at a conference prior to her email and I just loved Katelyn’s sweet smile and fun personality. I hear the words “I’m going to email you once I get a ring!” ALL of the time and it happens about 10% of the time because of budget but Katelyn was committed and SO excited. I knew as soon as I received her email that she was going to be the most perfect KJ Bride! She loves photography (she’s an amazing photographer herself!) and she loves Doug with all of her heart. That’s the perfect combo and we couldn’t wait for their shoot!!
We met at her Pop Pop’s house in the countryside of eastern Maryland and it was the perfect setting for their pictures. There is something so special about shooting on a property that means so much to the couple. If you follow Katelyn on Instagram, all it takes is a few scrolls to realize how deeply she loves her grandparents. We pulled up and we were greeted by Katelyn and her parents. Doug was taking care of the pups! Before we started shooting, Katelyn’s mom leaned over to me and said “We just love Doug… he’s perfect for her”. You could tell she truly meant it and that she was so happy for her little girl.
After shooting some Save-the-date photos with the pups underneath Katelyn’s grandparent’s anniversary tree, we headed out to the back of the property and it was beautiful! I’m a love of tall grass and I love wispy trees and I had both of these things on her Pop pop’s property!! Katelyn is a country girl at heart and literally walked around barefoot the entire time. She has some TOUGH feet because it wasn’t like we were walking on a sandy beach! I used to live barefoot growing up and I thought I had tough feet but she put my feet to shame! ha!
Despite the humidity and the heat, we had a blast together. I loved meeting Doug and getting to know them more. They love their pups, they are SO excited that Doug is officially done with the Police Academy and their are so ready to get married next year! It’s going to be here before we know it!!!
We loved this evening together and we can’t wait to see them (and their PUPS!) again!!! Yay!!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!
Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!