Richard + Katy | Engaged

  • A Classic Richmond Engagement Session | The Capital

They are both lawyers, and it’s their work that drew them together in the first place. After a series of events, they ended up working together on a project. One email led to another and before they knew it, they had been sitting at the counter of Millie’s Diner in Church Hill for over five hours! Just talking the night away! As the saying goes, the rest is history!! Richard and Katy are two of the easiest people to spend time with!

Michael and I met both of them in downtown Richmond this past week for their engagement session. We started at Richmond’s Capitol building which is one of my favorite locations to shoot because of the crisp, white backdrops! That setting creates such pure, clean images, and it was a perfect location for the two of them considering their careers in law!!

After spending two hours getting to know these two (hearing about their families, seeing pictures of the wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses, learning about their passion for cycling, etc), we said goodbye until their wedding day! That’s the sad part about engagement sessions! We have to wait SO long before we get to be around these two again for their North Carolina plantation wedding in 2018!!

As you scroll through a handful of my favorite images from their session, you’ll notice that the light was so perfect throughout the entire shoot! It was overcast when we needed it to be and glowy when we were ready to shoot some backlit portraits!! Enjoy scrolling through and seeing what I’m talking about! The light at the end of the shoot is just amazing!!!


xoxo, Katelyn
5 Comments Blog, Engaged
  1. Jessica R. reply

    Good golly this is beyond beautiful Katelyn! You can tell how sweet these guys are in their portraits, so special!

    P.S. The pink muhlygrass for the detail shot is so neat and has so many cool textures. I am going to have play with more native grasses now with detail shots. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Meredith Sledge reply

    WOAH KATELYN!!! I think this is my new favorite engagement session of yours! Such perfect locations and lighting and poses! BEAUTIFUL!!

  3. Rebekah reply

    These are so gorgeous! I can’t believe I lived in Virginia for the first 23 yrs of my life & yet I’ve never seen the state Capitol. Granted, I haven’t spent much time in Richmond but still. Great location!

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  5. Cape cod wedding photographer reply

    So pretty! Very sweet and romantic

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