• Jonathan + Anna

We turned off the interstate with 2 hours to kill before we started shooting Jonathan and Anna’s wedding day. You never know how 64 is going to treat you and so we left with plenty of cushion time. As we pulled up to the church, I realized “I know this place!”. It was the same church that our friends Mandy and Josh were married in last May! It’s gorgeous and so southern! I was already aware of the location around the church but we decided to take a little drive to waste some time and we found a beautiful abandoned home that just so happened to match the wedding colors!! SCORE! When it came time for bridal party portraits, we made sure the house wasn’t occupied and then we made great use of the beautiful porch! It was perfect! There are so much hidden gems in that part of downtown Hampton! It almost resembled a downtown Charleston wedding!

Jonathan and Anna couldn’t have been any sweeter. My favorite part of their wedding day when they finally saw each other during their first look and they just couldn’t stop talking! They were still talking during bridal party portraits! They hadn’t seen each other very much the lat two days with all of the last minute planning and they had a lot to catch up on:) That’s a true sign that they’re best friends. I love the way they love each other and Michael and I couldn’t be happier for them!! Their wedding day was amazing and so beautiful from beginning to end! The rain held off and I’m so thankful!! Enjoy some of my favorites everyone and have a wonderful Thursday!!

You know I’m loving these wedding colors!

None of the guys were bow tie experts… hence the very serious faces.

Love this one from Michael!! So cute!

stunning Anna!!


Such a sweet, genuine moment!!

Love. And I also love that while I was shooting this, Michael was shooting the left image below. They look like totally different locations!

That shot on the right? Model status!!

Another favorite!

These necklaces were so much fun!



So excited!

A few “Just married” portraits!!

Ceremony | First Presbyterian Church of Hampton
Reception | Bayview Commonwealth Center, Langley Airforce Base
Florists | Simply Connie
Dress |  Jingles Bridal
Bridesmaids | Ann Taylor
Groomsmen | Men’s Wearhouse
DJ | Astro D.J.
Hair & Makeup | Kelly Boyce –Tori Bay Salon
Invitations | Michael’s
Favors | Monogrammed matches to go with the sparklers
Honeymoon | Amelia Island, Florida
Cake |  Simply Connie
Catering | The Langley Club
xoxo, Katelyn
18 Comments Weddings
  1. Catherine reply

    Beautiful as always Katelyn ! Gorgeous, lovely photos

  2. Catherine reply

    Beautiful as Always Katelyn, Lovely joyous photos

  3. Erin reply

    LOVE the colors and the bridesmaids wearing belts is such an adorable idea!

  4. Joyce reply

    Thank you for capturing the beauty of a wonderful day.

  5. Kristin reply

    This couple made me smile ear to ear looking at how happy they are. Loved the colors and that historic house/porch! Wow!

  6. Ann Stinson reply

    Wonderful pictures of a beautiful wedding!

  7. Bethany McDonnell reply

    Love, love, love this wedding! Every picture is so beautiful! Great job! This one gives me some inspiration for an upcoming wedding this month!

  8. Kathryn Grace reply

    That is such a great church for photos! All that nice light! So many churches are icky artificial light and not many windows. Beautiful shots! (Love that one of the elderly couple on the dance floor! Precious!)

  9. Ashlyn reply

    Wow… Love how you shot the details! Especially the picture of the dress! Gorgeous wedding, and they looked like an AMAZING couple to work with!!

  10. Allison reply

    Okay this is now one of my favorites :) Love the coral an teal and pretty much every single b&g portrait. Stunning!!

  11. Sarah Adams reply

    I Can’t believe you found such an amazingly perfect abandoned house for the potraits!!! SO awesome! Love this wedding- You amaze me every time!

  12. molly stillman reply

    love love love!!

  13. Gail reply

    GORGEOUS girl! I LOVE those colors!

  14. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    I love it!! Those teal bridesmaid dresses are beautiful and I love their bouquets!! What a sweet wedding…beautiful job as always, Mrs. Alsop!

  15. Angela Snyder reply

    For sure some dancing gold here! Katelyn, how do you get your ocf so glowy? Is there a diffuser on it or do you just bump up your iso?

  16. Lindsay {Everistta} reply

    I love the colors. So light and pretty!

  17. Caroline reply

    HOLY BUCKETS this was GORGEOUS!! what great venues and colors. way to capture it!!

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