Steven + Clare | Engaged

  • A Riverside Winter Engagement Session | Richmond Virginia

Steven and Clare traveled all the way from Louisiana for their engagement session this past weekend. The hours they spent on the road to catch a flight and then the hours they spent driving to get to Richmond shows just how much this meant to them. Our relationship with Clare started years ago when she attended my workshop as a new photographer. She was so young but so brave. She was just getting started on her photography journey and it’s amazing to see where she’s taken her business.

She’s a thriving wedding photographer in her hometown and now she’s moving into such an exciting new season of life! In just a few months, she’ll be a wife! Clare and Steven are the epitome of what it looks like to be a team, and I can’t wait to see these two take on life and business together.

Clare inquired about having us shoot her wedding and was so gracious when we found out that we were unexpectedly pregnant. I couldn’t have asked for more understanding brides. The beautiful thing is that even though we can’t be a part of their wedding day, we were still able to be a part of this special season of their life by capturing their engagement session.

Obviously March in Virginia is still very cold and very “wintery”! I mean, we had an inch of snow on the ground yesterday! Despite the chilly temperature and the lack of leaves on the trees, I was still able to capture images that are bright and airy! We had to get a little creative, but thankfully Steven and Clare trusted me, and now they have a gallery full of beautiful images that I’m proud of!

I hope you enjoy this wintery engagement session! Thank you Clare for wearing the most perfectly flowy blush skirt and for bearing the cold temperatures. Thank you Steven for traveling all the way to Virginia so that your fiancee’s engagement session dreams could come true! It was such an honor to be a part of this season of your lives!

xoxo, Katelyn
20 Comments Engaged
  1. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    These are all so beautiful! That blush skirt looks amazing on Clare and they are such a gorgeous couple!

  2. Lucy Thompson reply

    So inspiring!

  3. Peyton reply

    Clare and Steven are friends of mine and I just have to say, she has been bragging on you for a long while now and I can see why! These are amazing! Nothing short of special, just like those two lovebirds.

  4. Margarette Lynch reply

    Just beautiful, glad you could take the pictures.

  5. Mariann Kovats reply

    Beautiful work, Katelyn!

  6. Carolina jurak reply

    Absolutely beautiful
    You are the best Katlyn . You are my hero . An angel in this world.

  7. vietnam wedding photographer reply

    So nice, i love your style, i’m vietnam wedding photographer .

  8. Megan Kelsey Photography reply

    These are so pretty. The 85mm shots with the water and rocks in the background are my favorite! She is so cute. Loved her dresses.

  9. Sara reply

    so gorgeous!!!!

  10. Vietnam Photography reply

    so great

  11. Vietnam wedding photography reply

    so beautiful <3

  12. Nichola reply

    You’ve captured their day sooo perfectly.

  13. Wendy Leroux reply

    love this shoot….. light and fancifull. and absolutley beautiful…..without that over done lightness, I see so much of lately…your subjects were still the focus of the shot and not blended with the background…

  14. Rachel Blackwell reply

    Just watched the March all access… then looked at these photos on the blog post! Oh my goodness!! Those last photos with your “sun” needs to win an award!! Tucking that away for future reference!!

  15. Alex reply

    love the session. cannot wait for spring finally to arrive here! beautiful colors.

  16. Kristen Lenox reply

    I am so excited to see the final images!! I’m an “all access” student and I was thrilled to see this engagement session from “behind the scenes” . Beautiful work!

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  18. Sarah Clark reply

    I watched this session go down in KJ All Access, and may I just say… WOW!!! Great job Katelyn!!!

  19. Tatiana reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  20. Tatiana reply

    I really love your style!

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