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is a part of me that cannot believe that it’s already the end of February! You know what that means?!! It’s CONFERENCE time. Yep! It’s that time of the year that we’re praying all of our prep and hard work will pay off and that I’ll deliver beautiful presentations! We’ll see! I really do love speaking because I love people and I love teaching. It’s the best of both worlds. We have an amazing opportunity to connect with so many people at one time and we’re pumped!! However, the excitement is also coupled with the fear of “Shoot!! What if no one shows up?!! GAH!!”. It’s a real fear.

I’m sure big timers don’t worry about this at all but this little southern photog who is a WPPI newbie has NIGHTMARES about it!! Seriously! Can you imagine walking into a room to speak and no one is there?! Ohh sweet goodness. I know some of our friends will be there but I’m just hoping and praying that we have one awesome group because I really do want to help as many people grow as I can!!

I’m speaking on Creating Community…. the single most important thing we’ve done in our business! If I was talking about pricing… I wouldn’t be as passionate… but this topic is so close to my heart!!! It explains how we grew exponentially the last 6 years and it also shares out heart for our business. We didn’t grow our business by being great at sales, we grew our business because of how we serve our clients! Oh it’s going to be good!! Here’s a sneak peek:

So we’d love to see you there if you’re making your way to Vegas next week!! If you’re using the WPPI planner, be sure to add Tuesday, March 4th from 6:30-8:00pm!! We can’t wait to see you!! Let us know if you’re coming so that we an get excited…. and so I can sleep at night! haha

We are thankful for our friend Tyler Herrinton who helped us out with a special video project for our WPPI talk!!  Here is a little blooper clip!!!

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— 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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