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I'm Katelyn James Alsop, a photographer, educator and momma who believes any photographer can have a profitable AND purposeful business.

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It’s really hard to explain just how much we love these two. They have every characteristic of the perfect KJ Couple and then some! They are relaxed, trusting, energetic, funny and very much in love. My favorite part of the day was when Emily pulled out her journal from her early teenage years and read her “wish list” for a boy out-loud to all of their guests during the ceremony. It was so cute and parts were laughable, but ultimately, Grant fulfilled every dream that she had for her future husband…. even as a young girl.Their story and their love is so genuine and their wedding ceremony was one that made me teary.

I think the other part of their day that just melted my heart was seeing Emily and her sister’s relationship with their parents… especially their dad. Having three daughters and being an Admiral is such a sweet mix. Mr. Cole is a tall, distinguished man who has such a soft spot in his heart for his three girls. The moment he saw Emily he couldn’t stop the tears. She was beautiful and I loved watching their interactions throughout the day. Maybe I’m just sensitive to that because we’re having a little girl and it means a little more to me now!

Grant and Emily had the most amazing group of friends and family surround them on their day. Not only was there energy and excitement throughout the whole day, there was also AMAZING weather and gorgeous light!! I can’t wait for you to see these images! Enjoy my favorites, and Grant and Emily…. you guys are just the best!! We love you both and we couldn’t be happier for you!! I hope Oahu and Maui are everything you hoped they would be!

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We forgot our picture with Steve and Sam at their wedding and so we HAD to make it happen this time around!!!

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Love these two!!!!!

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Dress | Ava Laurenne Bridal Salon

Florist + Coordinator | Dear Sweetheart Events

Venue + Catering | Airlie Center

Hair + Makeup | Hello Darling Beauty

DJ | DJ Dirty Hands

Videographer | Handspun Cinema

Bridesmaid Dresses | BHLDN

Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse

Invitations | Caitlin Creative Works

Photo Booth | Just Smile Entertainment

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