• Dan + Kathleen | Engaged

are some places in Virginia that I have yet to shoot in. There are a handful of vineyards, a few larger DC venues and several plantations on my “future shooting” list. The Manassas Battlefield was one of those locations!! I LOVE shooting at new locations. There’s something exciting and fresh about changing it up and creating new portraits from scratch! I absolutely loved meeting Dan and Kathleen on this beautiful property last week. Kathleen and I have emailed for what seems like forever and I was so excited to finally give her a hug and chat in person! She’s a sweetheart!

We walked around the fields and dodged the mud puddles left over from the snow. The weather was just beautiful and the winter sky was light blue which made for a perfect backdrop! These two are doing the “long distance” thing right now and so that’s why we waited until December to shoot their session. I’m so thankful that it felt like a fall day instead of being 30 degrees and miserable! I remember when Michael and I were long distance. It was hard but it made our wedding day that much more exciting because we knew that we would be together… permanently!

Kathleen not only picked the perfect locations, she also picked out some awesome outfits! They were well coordinated, classy and matched their venues perfectly! I’ve been so excited to share these images all week! I hope everyone loves them as much as I do! :) Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!! xoxo


When this is one of the first shots taken at a shoot… you know it’s going to be one amazing day! 

Looking good Dan!! 

WOW. One of my favorites! Kathleen you’re stunning! 

Doesn’t this remind you a Ralph Lauren ad?! 

Loved these! 


This old building has such pretty tones to it! 

Love her dress! 


Oh. my. goodness.

xoxo, Katelyn
13 Comments Engaged
  1. ashley barnett reply

    Love this session Katelyn! I love their outfit choices – totally a Ralph Lauren ad in the making! :)

  2. Gabrielle C reply

    Love this session! They are definitely classy and fun. They also have the cutest smiles! Can’t wait for their wedding!!!

  3. Katie reply

    The light in these is just amazing!!!!! beautiful!!!

  4. Kristina W. reply

    I love the one kissing in front of the fence! And I definitely love all of Kathleen’s outfits! Congratulations Dan and Kathleen!

  5. Kathleen B reply

    Katelyn – These are wonderful! Thank you so much for capturing our love and this special time in our lives xoxo

  6. elizabeth reply

    SUCH epic locations. Love! =) Your work is stunning, Katelyn. The end. =)

  7. Ashley Watson reply

    She loves the camera!!! you can tell!! they look amazing :)

  8. Amy reply

    Love this session! The outfits reflect their personalities & you can see it in the photos! Great work!

  9. Lesley Smtih reply

    OH MY GOSH! I love it! SOOOO Classy!

  10. Elizabeth reply

    Katelyn, these are amazing!!!

  11. Dennis Bullock reply

    Amazing session guys!

  12. Annamarie reply

    Gorgeous!! I love the last few!!

  13. Kimber reply

    Oh my word, that up close pic of Kathleen on the bridge is drop dead gorgeous!! Absolutely amazing I love Manassas Battlefield and love the pics you captured there. :)

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