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John + Lauren

A Hollyfield Manor Wedding

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This wedding is what I love to call a “Legacy KJ wedding”! They are my favorite type of weddings these days and I have another one coming up next weekend as well!

These weddings are so special because I photographed another family member’s wedding and that means we know at least one side of the family already. I shot Eric and Courtney’s wedding at the beautiful Mill at Fine Creek several years ago and fell in love with them and their family. When John, Courtney’s younger brother, emailed me about being a part of his wedding day, I jumped at the chance to capture another celebration for this family! The amazing thing about John and Lauren’s story (that we’re partial to because it reminds us of our own story!) is that they were high school sweethearts! Actually, they were MIDDLE SCHOOL sweethearts which is even more amazing.

They had the most beautiful wedding day. The weather, the people, the emotions, the family… it was all so special. The most special part of the day was during their first look when they shared their own personal vows. I cried listening to John struggle to get through his as he told Lauren that he always knew it would be her… even back in 8th grade hugging under the clock. They both seem so equally grateful and thankful to be each other’s person. This day was 9 years in the making and it was worth waiting for!! I can’t wait for you to see it through our eyes!! Enjoy my favorites!!

Ps. You can also view their Engagement Session HERE!

a romantic fall wedding in beautiful virginia at hollyfield manor by katelyn james photography

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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