Austin + Kristy

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many tears of JOY on one wedding day! Ever! And I’ve shot over 90 weddings! Austin and Kristy’s day was full of overwhelming joy and that shines through their images so clearly. It all started with the First Look. Austin and Kristy weren’t even near each other and the tears started to form. Because of some last minute changes, Emy (my sister, she helped me out since she is good friends with these two!) and I found a new first look location that was WAY to bright but it was a beautiful view. I decided to take a chance with it, only to find out that the spot we scouted out was the same location that Austin proposed.  So as Austin waited at the top of the hill, the wind was blowing and the tears started to form.

He had waited for this day for so long. Austin and Kristy dated throughout college and they couldn’t be more perfect for each other.


As Kristy got out of the car to go see Austin for the first time, it only took one glance at him before she lost it.  As she walked closer and closer, it was hard for ME to hold back the tears! And I barely know these two! There is just such an amazing loved shared between the two of them that you can’t help but get emotional!! Kristy walked around him and he was beyond shocked. I mean, Austin probably spent a good 5 minutes telling Kristy EVERYTHING he loved. “I love your hair and I love your dress and I love your earrings…”. Needless to say, he was overwhelmed by her beauty and that is understandable. Kristy looked stunning. I spent the next two hours trying not to go overboard on their portraits because I could have photographed these two all day long!!


I absolutely loved being a part of this amazing day with so many amazing people.  I just adore the Tech community that my sister was a part of the last four years!  Austin and Kristy and their friends and family  LOVE the Lord so so much and there is something SO incredibly powerful about weddings like this. I love them!!! I’m so thankful that I was able to be part of it and I hope you enjoy my favorites from Saturday!!!  Austin and Kristy, have a BLAST in one of my favorite cities this week!! I love you both! xoxo

Kristy’s momma:)
Kristy your excitement is amazing! Love these shoes!!  Beautiful! You guys kill me! So sweet!  Austin you may win the “Best Reaction Ever” award:) They shared a prayer until the willow tree… so romantic! I love willows!!! FAVORITE!! Thanks Emy for the shot on the left… so proud:) More tears:)  MARRIED!! That shot on the right? My sister took that.. NBD. Love this.  We picked about 12 crickets out of her dress after this but I’d say it was worth it! They had a dessert reception! Such a fun (and tasty!) idea!!
Kristy you crack me up:) Kristy’s sporty getaway car!
Ceremony |  BCF
Reception | Sinkland Farms
Dress | Designer: Jasmine from Becky’s Bridals
 Hair & Makeup | Friend of the Bride!
DJ | Isaac Barber
Desserts | Homestead Creamery Icecream
Bollos Coffee
Bridesmaids Dresses | Chantilly Lace
Groomsmen Suits | Macy’s
Invitations | Stephanie Livingston
Honeymoon | Charleston, SC

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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