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Month: October 2012

Mary & Brian :: The Wedding

Mary & Brian :: The Wedding

Hello!  Back from Mexico and so happy to be able to share Mary and Brian’s special day this evening.  I cannot say enough great things about Mary and Brian.  They reached out to me only about three months ago, whew!  Talk about a quick turnaround!  But you would’ve never known… everything about the day was perfect and Mary was one of the most calm brides I’ve ever had the privilege to shoot.

From the moment I saw Mary that morning, she was gushing… literally.  It was the sweetest day for both of them and I couldn’t be happier for them!

Mary & Brian… thank you for inviting me into the most intimate day of your lives.  I know God has amazing things in store for you both…. enjoy some of my favorites!


Ahhh Mary, you’re stunning!



I loved this intimate moment that Brian & Mary shared as they prayed together during the communion at their ceremony… so sweet!

Love this one!

Choosing the Right Photographer :: The Wedding

Choosing the Right Photographer :: The Wedding

I don’t know if there is a definite, exact answer to this question…. what I do know, is that it’s a lot more simple than most girls think.  In the world of pinterest, blogging, and facebook… we have access to some of the best photographers right at our fingertips… ones that we would’ve never known years ago.  Now, I may be biased, but I feel that choosing your wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you’ll make throughout your wedding planning.  I cannot stress enough how important it is to find a photographer that fits YOU… that when you look through their website and their blog, it screams YOU.  Because the hard truth is… what you see is what you’re going to ultimately get.  And yes, there are specifics you need to know about what each photographer offers, but I’d venture to guess you can tell almost 90% of the experience you’ll have with a photographer just by tuning into their blogs for a week.

What is their style?  Photo-journalistic?  Vintage?  How often do they post?  Can you get a feel for who THEY are personally and do you think you and your fiance will mesh well?  It sounds silly, but all of these things are important!!

I’ve followed different photographers for years and have watched the trends in wedding photography throughout the last 3-5 years evolve into something amazing.  This community of wedding photographers has blown me away.  They share their lives, their style, and most importantly, they care.  When I started in the industry three years ago, I looked around at other wedding photographers blogs and dreamed of the day I would actually be able to choose one for my own wedding!  Being a wedding photographer… you have this fuzzy image in your head of what your own wedding photos will look like.  When Josh and I started looking at rings, it started becoming more real to me… sooner than later, I was going to have to find a photographer of my own.  It was decision time… who would fit Josh and myself the best and truly capture the love that we share.   Throughout my journey in my career I found myself gravitating to a certain wedding photographer… her style, her colors, the natural candid images she captured in every post, and most importantly the feeling I got after I scrolled through yet another wedding or engagement shoot.

Josh and I are thrilled to have Katelyn James as our photographer and cannot wait to look back on the photos from our engagement shoot and our wedding day and know full well that I made the best decision I could’ve in choosing her as our wedding photographer.   Katelyn, thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts… these photos are more than Josh and I ever could’ve imagined and I cannot wait to look back on them the morning of our wedding day, and cherish these precious memories together.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from our engagement shoot last week….