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There was a point when I thought our June was going to be quiet this year! We have a weekend off and that NEVER happens in June! That’s right in the heart of wedding season! However, June has actually turned out to be the furthest thing from quiet! We’re SO excited to share that if you’re not in VA or the surrounding areas, you can still learn from us LIVE this month! YAY!

We’ve been invited to be a part of not one but TWO FREE WEBINARS! It’s going to be awesome!! If you’re around on June 10th and June 17th, you should join us! (Ps. If you ARE in the area, you should join us AND Amy and Jordan Demos for a LIVE educational event COME TOGETHER, June 11th!)

So what are these free webinars all about? Well, let me tell you!

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We’re teaming up with Matt and Carissa Kennedy for a Webinar all about “5 WAYS YOU MIGHT BE LOSING CLIENTS!” This information is coming from our own experience over the last 7 years in business. I have learned so much through super busy seasons AND slower seasons as well! We’re excited to share this free information with you because it could help you tremendously if you’re experiencing the following things:

– Slower growth than you expected
– You aren’t booking your desired amount of clients
– You’re getting inquiries with no response

Want to join in?! You can signup HERE! Limited spots available!

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If you’re reading this… you’re probably a BLOG follower! :) If you have been following along for a while you should know that we really appreciate you! More than you know! If you want to learn about how NECESSARY my blog is to my business, you can learn all about it at our FREE WEBINAR with Shoot Dot Edit!! We’ll be covering the following:
– Why Blogging isn’t dead and how it can transform your business!
– Tips for creating great content!
– Why consistency matters!

Want to join us?! You can signup HERE!

We can’t wait to see you online!! If you think a friend would enjoy this too, share your little heart out!! :)

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

Ryan + Danielle | Engaged A Classic Maymont Engagement Session | Richmond, Va

It’s been a while since I’ve photographed an engagement session at beautiful Maymont Park. Meeting Ryan and Danielle there was perfect even though I totally forgot that Maymont closes so early! We heard a reminder that the park would be closing soon and just as I started to feel a bit panicked, the clouds cleared, the sun started to shine and I was able to capture the most beautiful light before we unexpectedly had to leave the park!

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This beautiful day began in the historic manor house at Belmont Country Club. Abby was showing me her details and then she gave me a gift and told me to open it. I questioned her because it just didn’t seem right for the photographer to be opening a gift on the bride’s wedding day but she insisted! Abby had made me a custom cross-stitch of Michael and I with cameras in our hands! It looks JUST like us and I was just amazed at her talent and thoughtfulness!

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Abby + Tyler A Timeless Wedding | Belmont Historic Manor House & Country Club

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Student Spotlight July 2021

Ah! It’s our FINAL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT!!! This July post has been a long time coming but it’s HERE and it’s LIVE and I want you to help me celebrate these amazing photographers who are making their dreams happen!!!

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Rhett’s Sixth Month

This six month update feels like it’s weirdly disproportionate compared to other monthly updates! Why is that? Well, last month I posted a couple of sets of images that were actually at the beginning of his sixth month and THEN we photographed multiple weddings, had several trips away from home for a few days and the dads were for several days!

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Hope and Jesse are the sweetest couple. You can just feel it when you’re with them! You can see it when you watch them interact. You can hear it in the stories that their family members and best friends shared about them. They are truly soulmates and best friends. They have an undeniable love for one another and that is why even a rainy, misty wedding day could be incredibly vibrant, warm and joyful!!

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Hope + Jesse A Gillbrook Farms Wedding

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Rhett’s Fifth Month

Rhett’s fifth month was full of fun. It’s crazy to me that I know I only take my big camera to about 10% of the things we do in a month and yet each month is SO full.

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