The 2012 Recap

KJP Weddings

Wow, what

a YEAR!! 2012 has been quite a busy year for us and after loading all of these snippets from this year’s weddings, I’m blown AWAY at the amazing people that have come into my life. This job is like no other. I LOVE photography and having the opportunity to be creative (and getting PAID for it!) …. but the relationships that I form with my clients are truly the icing on the cake. I’m sure every photographer feels this way… but I really think I have the most amazing couples on the planet! All of these snapshots from my 2012 weddings bring back such fun memories and I feel so honored that I was a part of all of these celebrations!!

In 2012, I shot 36 weddings. 6 of those weddings were out of state and one was technically “out of the country”. The Virgin Islands seem like another world but technically we were still on US territory!  Only 7 of the 35 weddings were shot in or around the Richmond area. (Hence the reason why we have almost 40,000 miles on our brand new car). 32 out of the 36 couples opted for a FIRST LOOK!  That’s a HUGE percentage!! 32 out of the 36 couples also had an engagement shoot done before their big day!  15 of the 36 weddings were shot in a church and 10 of the 36 weddings had outdoor receptions (tents/open venues). Almost all of these weddings were booked close to a year in advance… with the exception of 2 that were booked only a few months in advance! So enough with the statistics!! Here are some wedding snippets from all of my 36 2012 weddings!!!! To all of the KJ brides and grooms, I LOVE YOU!! Thank you for believing in me and my work!! I can’t thank you enough!!! Merry Christmas to you all!!

David + Courtney

Chris + Christine

John + Molly

TJ + Meredith

Josh + Mandy

Hunter + Becca

James + Amelia

Preston + Katie

Matt + Clare

Brian + Kristen

Clint + Cary

 Ken + Jessica

Brandon + Lisa

Joe + Kathleen

Patrick + Emilie

Ryan + Shannon

Matt + Sara

Austin + Kristy

Austen + Brittnie

Adam + Lauren

Drew + Carter

Coleman + Leslie

Tyler + Liz

Dustin + Brittani

Trey + Kiersten

Dave + Sara

Jason + Shannon

Brian + Whitney

Garrett + Rachel

Jameson + Lauren

Beau + Jourdan

Derek + Amy

Michael + Laura

Matt + Callie

Corey + Melissa

Joe + Melissa


Comments (23)


  1. Cindy Habel: ( )

    Gorgeous pictures and beautiful couples! Well done on an amazing year Katelyn…all the very best for 2013 xo

  2. Laura: ( )

    Thank YOU! You are amazing and we are so happy that you were able to be our photographer. Thank you, thank you, thank you for our amazing images that we will cherish forever.

  3. Anna K.: ( )

    I remember looking at the blogpost for every single one of your weddings! Your work is always so gorgeous and I am so thankful that I met you in 2012! Xoxo!

  4. katie yuen: ( )

    What an incredible year!!!!! I am so excited to see how your work grows in 2013! Particularly in June.. I think that’ll be a great month ;)

  5. Lindy: ( )

    Love your photos!! Such great work and a fabulous & fun blog to follow!

  6. Ashley Proud: ( )

    Thank you so much for being such an inspiration!

  7. Urška Majer: ( )

    Gorgeous photos from all this weddings :) Have a great new year :)

  8. Kimber Wassenberg: ( )

    Every one of these weddings is so beautiful! You did an incredible job!

  9. Abby Grace W: ( )

    WOW!!!!! Those are so amazing! God has blessed you with soooooooooooo much talent!!! Happy New Year to my favorite photographer!!!!! God bless you Mrs. Katelyn!!!!!!!!!

  10. jamie: ( )

    i love this! so beautiful seeing it all in the same place. so amazing Katelyn!

  11. Jackie Gannon: ( )

    Girl you ROCKED it!!!!! You are simply amazing. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

  12. ashley link: ( )

    i love all of these! i have a few favorites, but i can’t pick just one! they’re all so good! great job, girl! God has given you an amazing gift! thanks for sharing it with us!!! :)

  13. molly: ( )

    what an amazing year, katelyn!! so thankful we were so blessed to have you as our wedding photographer! LOVEYOU!

  14. Annetta: ( )

    What a awesome year for you, Katelyn. You’ve done a wonderful job! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for you for next year.

  15. Lauryn: ( )

    CONGRATS on a great year friend!! Love you!!

  16. Mallory: ( )

    I loved looking through this post and reminiscing on all of the weddings you shot this year! Your photos are wonderful & I can’t wait to see the ones you share in the coming year! :)

  17. Ashlyn: ( )

    I honestly had never heard of the First Look- but what a great idea! So neat and so much better than tradition!
    So many couples— what an experience. This is totally my dream job. I can’t imagine having a job that’d be that fun:)

  18. Angela Newton Roy: ( )

    Beautiful job, Katelyn!! Congrats on a year well done! So looking forward to meeting you at United! From one Richmonder to another, cheers to a growth-filled 2013!

  19. Sabrina: ( )

    What a fun year, Katelyn!! Your work is SO beautiful! So thankful to have met you earlier this year after following your blog for so long :-) Can’t wait to see you again at United! Many blessings for 2013!!

  20. anna maria: ( )

    we cannot wait to be one of your weddings in 2013! so excited!

  21. Kathryn Grace: ( )

    Katelyn, you are such an inspiration to me! Your photography is always breathtaking!

  22. Michelle: ( )

    This is the most beautiful post I have EVER seen on any blog anywhere! Your collages are beautiful! I enjoyed this very much! Happy New Year!

  23. Lauren Vaughan: ( )

    These are all so amazing and these couples are so lucky. I loved all the amazing colors, photos, etc. Can’t wait to see what 2013 brings!! xoxo

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