• Huey + Natalie

As we left our house at 7am, I could feel the nerves coming on. I always get that way on weddings days. Photographers ask me if I still get nervous after shooting over 100 weddings and the answer is definitely YES…. especially when I’m shooting other photographer’s weddings! I remember squealing when I received my first email from Natalie! I was honored…. SO honored.. and I have been looking forward to this day ever since!! I knew it would be beautiful but I also knew that this day would be filled with SO much love and joy! Natalie and Huey have been together since high school and their love for one another has been growing for years. This day has been anticipated for so long and as the day went on, family and friends shared sweet stories and toasted to their love.

The whole day was just lovely. From the minute we pulled up, I was in awe of Huey’s parent’s home on the water. This was the perfect venue for them. It was relaxed but so classy and elegant at the same time.  As the girls got ready, Natalie just kept saying “This is perfect… it’s just SO perfect”…. and she was right and her excitement only grew throughout the day.  Natalie is one of those girls that the more you’re around her, the more you love her. You know what I mean. We’ve all met people like that. The more time I spend around this amazing girl, the more I just adore her and the same with Huey! Michael and I left their reception with aching feet and full hearts! It was almost sad to say goodbye to these sweet friends because I didn’t want our time together to end. I thank God for clients like these two. They warmed our hearts and we feel so blessed to have been a part of their wedding day. I jokingly told Josh Gooden while we were shooting that I just wanted to clone Nat and Huey and he agreed! :) Their wedding day was definitely a highlight of this wedding season and I’m beyond excited to share the story of their day through images!!

Seriously EVERYTHING about her details were gorgeous and elegant! 

Her something blue!

And then she saw the boys having their pictures taken… and she spied on them:)

Everyone was in awe!


Sweet moment….


I said “Can you stand IN the ivy” and Natalie “Duh! Of course!””… She’d do anything for her portraits… and I love her for it! I’d say it was worth it! 

Oh man… I need a canvas of this.

Natalie… you were more stunning than I eve imagined! Everything about your “look” was so perfect and so you! Beautiful!!!

Krista made this AH-MAZING programs!! That girl is GOOD!!

Huey built this arbor from driftwood! No big deal! 

The adorable “Welcome” area! 

Love this…


Beautiful bridal party!!

Gah! The light!! It was so perfect!!

So lovely!!!

Can’t get over it! Wow!

So gorgeous!!

Mr & Mrs!!!!

Lots of happy tears….

Love this.

Seriously?! You guys make this so easy for us!

This girl lovvvves her grandpa:)

Natalie and Huey we love you two and we couldn’t be more excited for you!! xoxoxo
Their vendors were phenomenal!
Florals | Katie of Petal and Print
Dress | Designer: Jim Hjelm   Boutique: Garnish Boutique
Shoes: Kate Spade
Hairpiece: Twigs and Honey 
Venue | Private Estate
Coordination | Charlotte Jarrett Events
Hair & Makeup | Behind the Veil Beauty 
DJ | Dan of Premier DJ Services 
Videographer | Josh Gooden
Cake | Caroline’s Caramel Cake 
Cupcakes | Kupcakes & Co 
Catering | Main Ingredient  
Groomsmen | JOS A. Banks – Grey Suits
Invitations | Krista A. Jones 
Officiant | Rev. Laura Cannon of Divine Transformation 
Tent | Sperry Tents 
Rentals | Rentals to Remember 
Vintage Rentals | 2hands studios 
Transportation | Limo’s Inc 
Bridesmaids Gifts | Robes from Plum Pretty Sugar 
Photo booth | Booth Love MD
xoxo, Katelyn
78 Comments Weddings
  1. Ashlyn reply

    This is so PERFECT. Everything about it!!! The location, the amazing details, and then the bridesmaids photos are AMAZING! Wow… Wow!! Love this!!!

  2. Breanna Shaw reply

    OMG Natalie!!!! It couldn’t have been more perfect. You are such a stunning bride and you and Huey look so incredibly happy. I love all of the details and personal touches and I totally cried at the photo of you dancing with your grandpa. Gorgeous day, & beautiful photography by Katelyn!

  3. Sarah Adams reply

    FAVORITE. EVER. Everything about this is gorgeous. She looks incredible- one of the most beautiful brides i’ve ever seen! And the details are so unique and exquisite. And your photography- i’m just speechless when it comes to that. You’re amazing, Katelyn!

  4. Krista A. Jones reply

    These photos are even more perfect than I could have imagined! Katelyn you did such an amazing job!
    Thank you so much for everything!

  5. Katie reply

    I cried as I went through these images. So much beauty, love, elegance, friendship, and stunning images as well! Katelyn, you have sincerely outdone yourself on this incredible wedding!

  6. Kristin reply

    This needs to be featured somewhere! I’m thinking Southern Weddings or style me pretty! gorgeous wedding. awesome job katelyn & michael!

  7. Kathryn Grace reply

    This is just so much amazingness!

  8. Natalie reply

    Katelyn & Michael – Thank you for absolutely everything… You both captured our day so perfectly. I have tears in my eyes reliving our wedding day through your photographs… I’m so grateful and I feel so fortunate to call both of you my friends. Thank you. Sending hugs and love your way! Xo!

  9. Brittani Croft reply

    Natalie! You and Huey’s wedding was exactly like I imagined it to be…literally perfect from beginning to end! I am so happy for you and of course love how Katelyn and Michael captured every moment and details :) You two make the most beautiful couple…cheers to such a bright future ahead!

  10. Kristen Driscoll reply

    Gorgeous wedding and captures – I pinned so much from this wedding! :)

  11. Katie reply

    KATELYN!!! seriously everything about this….I die. Looking at these pictures makes my heart so full!! Natalie is such an incredible person…she is so beautiful inside and out and that shows so well in these beautiful images!! I am just speechless!

  12. Abby Grace reply

    I’m not really sure where to start- everything was so BEAUTIFUL! Natalie, I’ve been oozing green envy over here regarding your dress since the Instagrams started popping up. You are sheer perfection, girl. My favorite portrait is for sure the B&W of them kissing between the two low brick walls- STUNNING.

  13. Kathy reply

    Oh my goodness – this is just absolutely gorgeous!! Natalie is STUNNING and they look so in love! This literally is a photographers dream wedding – you can tell she planned every detail to the t! Amazing!

  14. Bethany Mitchell reply

    Katelyn, You are so amazing!!! I sit in awe as I scroll through your images, every-time!!! thank you for all that you have shared with us!

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  16. Stacee Lianna reply

    Natalie, you are one of the most beautiful brides I have EVER seen!! Everything about your day was so clearly perfect. I love love love seeing your sweet smile in all of these images! Katelyn, you did an INCREDIBLE job!!! <3

  17. Dajuan reply

    Speachless! Katelyn, your documentation of this gorgeous wedding day if phenomenal!

  18. Emily Cerasani reply

    This is probably one of my most favorite weddings you’ve ever shot! Absolutely GORGEOUS. <3

  19. Urška Majer reply

    Wow! Such an amazing wedding and Nataline & huey were so gorgeous! Such amazing details and stunning golden hour portraits!

  20. Korie Lynn reply

    GAH!! Natalie, you a beyond gorgeous! I’ve been patiently waiting for these photos to come along ever since you got engaged! Knew they’d be perfect and magical in every single way :) Katelyn, you and Michael did amazing capturing such a fabulous day! dying over here! dying.

  21. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    Ok WOW this is my new favorite wedding. It’s just jaw-droppingly gorgeous!!! And Natalie, WOW! You are seriously so stunning and radiating joy. Wow wow wow. So beautiful!!

  22. katey reply

    Simply stunning!! love every picture!

  23. molly stillman reply

    wowowowwowow. this is one of the most stunning weddings i’ve ever seen!

  24. Olivia reply

    Wow! This is perfect! Love this! you shot this beautifully Katelyn! The bride is Beautiful!

  25. Sarah Heppell reply

    Wow, this is what a wedding photographers wedding looks like! Delicious! I’m sure you took a million photos! :) I know I would have. It looks absolutely perfect and Natalie looks stunning and in her happy place! :D

  26. Katie reply

    Just fabulous! Every little detail, the sunshine, your work, the beauty of this couple…everything. So well done :)

  27. Matt Kennedy reply

    HOLY DETAILS!!!! You Rocked this wedding katleyn!!

  28. Karen (mom) reply

    Kateyln, you did an amazing job capturing such incredible pictures that we will cherish forever!! thank you!!! xo

  29. Gabrielle Corbin reply

    Oh my goodness! These were DEFINITELY worth the wait. :) This might be my favorite wedding of yours. Everything is absolutely stunning, I couldn’t even pick a favorite! Gorgeous bride and amazing details! :)

  30. SHalese reply

    Everything about this wedding was perfect. It’s the best word to describe because every detail, every little part of it, was just . . . perfect. Truly truly amazing job, Katelyn. I want to turn this blog post into its own magazine!

  31. Mallory Mccrea reply

    She is beautiful and the wedding and these photographs are insanely awesome!!!

  32. Lauren @ Every Last Detail reply

    Loooooooooooove!!!! I just have no other words. Everything is SO gorgeous!!

  33. Tara Peddicord reply

    wow. This is exquisite. Ridiculously gorgeous couple and it was captured just perfectly. Ah! I just can’t stop looking at these images!

  34. Damaris Mia {Le Magnifique} reply

    This wedding is perfection!

  35. Carmaleta reply

    Ohhh a new favorite! Love this! So classic!

  36. Amanda Roth reply

    THIS IS GORGEOUS!!! And your photography, Katelyn…. OVER-THE-TOP gorgeous!!!!

  37. Joseph reply

    WOW!!! I Love all the detail! Amazing wedding and wonderful job capturing all of it!!

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  39. Amanda reply

    Lace wedding dress?! Different dress for each bridesmaid?! Clear chairs and sparkly silver linens on the middle tabes?!?!! YES YES YES!!!! This wedding looks beautiful and it seems Natalie didn’t even have a chance to stop smiling or laughing! Great images Katelyn!

  40. Shauna Ploeger reply

    This could not be anymore perfect!!! Ahmazing!!!

  41. Annetta reply

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sooo many beautiful images with this wedding. Awesome job Katelyn and Michael!

  42. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Oh my word! This is beautiful! The bride is flat out gorgeous and her dress is so her! The venue, the light for the couple pictures…so amazing! This is going down as a fave!

  43. Maria F. reply

    Um, I totes cried looking at these pics because everything was so beautiful, including you Natalie! so incredible!

  44. Allie reply

    Gah! SO amazing! I’m loving the light and the posing! And I love her bouquet :)

  45. Jen Jar reply

    I am speechless. Everything about this couple and this wedding is absolutely STUNNING!

  46. Shaina Koren reply

    Every single photo is stunning! What a beautiful wedding captured by one of the best! Katelyn and michael, you guys are amazing.

  47. Kate Ann reply

    These are amazing!!!! Natalie you look fantastic and the details are breath taking!

  48. Rebekah Nix reply

    This whole wedding is an absolute dream. Natalie Franke you are wonder woman! What a perfect day… And Katelyn, I don’t even know where to start with you – you’re just incredible. What a beautiful love story put into images.

  49. Rebekah Carter reply

    Gosh, could this wedding be any more perfect? Her smile is just so beautiful & makes every picture amazing. I love the ones on the dock, on the beach, & in the ivy. Wow!!

  50. Jaime & Chase reply

    This is just beautiful! Everything looked perfect! Stunning!!

  51. Kat reply

    I love every last detail. Truly stunning and GORGEOUS portraits!!!! LOVE IT ALL!!

  52. Kate reply

    Simply AMAZING!!! You guys did such a wonderful job!! especially love the dock pictures :)

  53. Cathy Wisniewski reply

    Natalie and Huey make the most beautiful couple. This wedding was absolutely gorgeous. Love these pictures

  54. Aunt Julianne reply

    Seeing these pictures has me tearing up all over again. What a beautiful day, i’ll say again, filled with so much love and so many smiles. Henry and I were so grateful to share this day with you both! Hope your mini-moon is going great. see you again soon!

  55. Angela Snyder reply

    Holy CRAP!!! Wow..just wow!

  56. Christy Tyler reply

    You’ve got to be kidding me!!!!!! This wedding is UNBELIEVABLY GORGEOUS! And of course at the center of it all is Natalie’s radiant, completely contagious smile! Absolutely gorgeous! Not a detail overlooked, and every time I thought i had a favorite portrait – they just kept getting better! That light was unreal! LOVE!

  57. Carrie logan reply

    AHHHH AMAZING… seriously start to finish b.r.e.a.t.h.t.a.k.i.n.g. sooo incredibly happy for you, natalie!!!!!! you were a truly stunning bride :) :) :)

  58. Elizabeth reply

    Oh. My. Word. Amazing!!! These pictures are stunning!!! Fabulous job, Katelyn!!!

  59. sharon elizabeth reply

    wow Katelyn… these are incredible — wonderful job!!!! and these two are so precious! beautiful wedding!

  60. ashley link reply

    WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!! what a dream!!!!! this is so beautiful and i love all the sparkle!!!! natalie is a stunning bride!!!! so beautiful! :)

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  62. Tina reply

    this wedding is spectacular! by far the most gorgeous, most romantic wedding i think i’ve ever seen! natalie, you make a beautiful bride! everything just looks so perfect for their special day and you captured it wonderfully katelyn! :)

  63. Johane reply

    This wedding was perfect and the photos wow you have so much talent!

  64. Liz and Ryan reply

    WOW! WOW! WOW!!! ;) Seriously so gorgeous!! ;) Katelyn- thank you for capturing these moments in such a special way!! And Natalie and Huey… ohh my word!!! MAGICAL and AMAZING!!! ;) You two radiate so much happiness and joy!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Love you all! ;)

  65. Carly reply

    OH myyy oh myyy! Absolutely stunning work as always Katelyn..Natalie you have me tearing up! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! The happiness that shines through is incredible. xox

  66. Brenda reply

    absolutely beautiful! The pics by the water are my favorite, but all of them are awesome. Great job Katelyn and Michael!

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    WOW WOW WOW WOW This might be one of my FAVORITE weddings of yours ever!

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    This wedding was so beautiful! For a wedding of this size, did the bride/groom need to rent additional ahem facilities for their guests? Curious as to whether that was necessary

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    yall make a good team :)

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    I am wondering what program was used to make the wedding programs? They are spectacular and so different from any others I’ve seen! Pls Emil me to lemme know!!!

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