• Buddy + Jill | Part II

to the church and took their seats as the bagpipe player played outside. The weather was perfect and the golden light poured through the old stained glass windows at Hebron Presbyterian Church.  Jill and Buddy were about to make a huge promise to each other in front of the friends and family that loved them most. After the bridesmaids walked down the aisle, the doors closed and anticipation rose.  A few seconds later, the doors opened and Jill walked down the aisle, clutching her dad’s arm and trying to hold back the tears.  Weddings are beautiful.  Everyone loves them and we all know what to expect…. the vows, the rings, the kiss, etc.  However, I’m pretty sure I speak for most people when I

say that we don’t REALLY know the symbolism behind everything that takes place at a wedding. Jill and Buddy’s pastor took several minutes before the ceremony really began and explained that literally EVERYTHING about a wedding ceremony is biblical.  It’s crazy! Absolutely everything about their ceremony pointed toward Christ and not themselves. Marriage isn’t  just a great idea that some random person came up with thousands of years ago…. we were created to fall in love and when two people get married, it’s an incredibly holy thing! …. It’s a BIG DEAL and I think by the end of Buddy and Jill’s ceremony….between the tears and amazing music… everyone understood that.  The Pastor announced that Buddy and Jill were officially Mr. & Mrs. Powers and the everyone cheered, clapped, and they even had a few standing ovations!:)


After the ceremony, the bridal party hopped into the back of a massive truck that belonged to one of Buddy’s groomsmen and we headed to the top of the hill for some portraits…. and I was in heaven. Then we headed to the party and everything looked amazing! I had the privilege to help Jill decorate a little bit and I have to say, I kinda like being the wedding day decorator! She let me have free reign with all of her awesome frames, vases and dishes that she had been collecting for MONTHS! The tent, the food, the lights…. it was like a fairy tale wedding and just to make it a little cooler, let me explain their food.  Like I said in Part One, buddy works for Polyface and so they’re really big into Organic food and so their caterer actually started a garden specifically for their wedding once they got engaged! All of their food was organically grown… specifically for their big day. How awesome is that?!!!!! It’s AWESOME.  The food was amazing and the whole night was filled with dancing and celebrating such an amazing couple.


Buddy and Jill, I love you to death! I hope you get a chance to break away from your tanning and snorkeling to see your PART II!!!!! I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to be a part of your day…. I’m so HONORED!!!!! Congratulations!!!

Jill don’t hate me for posting a crying shot! This was such a precious moment!!

And all you other brides out there….please take note that the First Look does NOT change the impact of you walking down the aisle! Not at all:)

How beautiful!!!?

That picture on the right is the “Holy cow I’m your WIFE!!” face.

You may be wondering how I took this…..well, it was all possible because Michael was driving and my Bug has a sunroof:).


So freaking excited about these!! I feel like I may need to re-do my office canvases!

I love you guys!!!!! You’re MARRIED!

Ok… these would be my favorites if they were JUST in a field of yellow flowers… but then you add mountains and BAM! Perfect.

Love it.


Jill just in case you weren’t sure…. Buddy was really excited to marry you:)

Buddy made this…so cool.

Then we went out at around 7:15 for some MORE PORTRAITS in the golden light….. HEAVEN I’m telling you HEAVEN!

Ohh sweet goodnesssssss…..

The Farmer and his beautiful wife.

JILL!!!! Ah!

No words…except thank you LORD for sunlight!!

Pride and Prejudice anyone?

This one makes me happy… it makes me even happier when I realize this is in their BACKYARD!

Want to see a photo FILLED with people I love?! Here ya go!!

Perfect ending shot…..woohooo!!!! Hope you’re having the time of your lives in Jamaica!!!!!




Caterer: Pork & Spoon Catering

Flowers: Rask Florists

Dress: Paloma Blanca

Venue: Grey Gables

Tent: Central Virginia Rentals

54 Comments Weddings
  1. Tina reply

    Um, can you say PERFECTION with that location, those fields, and that light??? Ack, a photographer’s dream! Love the cowboy boots the girls wore too. Stunning!

  2. Cassandra reply

    Love love LOVE this one! The light, the colors! Beautiful.

  3. Amy reply

    Ah.May.ZING! WOW! Love the shot of the bridal party in the truck, coming down the road – HA!

  4. Abby Grace Photography reply

    These are so lovely! And yes, that shot on the hill is SO pride and prejudice- that’s exactly what I thought of when I saw it! Great work, Katelyn!

  5. Cati reply

    anofldnls lgknsdkjbsjkd gjskdn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am about ready to quit my job as a piano teacher and become a wedding photographer. HELLO- this is my NEW favorite wedding. AMAZING.

  6. amanda west reply

    I could literally stop breathing. These are so so amazing. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!! I bet i look at these over and over and over andover, you get the point. amazing katelyn!!!!

  7. cami reply

    Simply stunning. Nice work! I’ve been following you since Jasmine* posted your wedding photos. You are terrific! keep it up !!!

  8. britney reply

    love love love. everything about it. fabulous details, fabulous light, fabulous shots, fabulous people!

  9. clillard reply

    I have to say, this is my favorite wedding you’ve done to date! I love all of the shots! So beautiful! God has really blessed you with an amazing talent!

  10. Tira J reply

    Katelyn!!!! This is my new favorite wedding of yours. Just gorgeous images! Perfect.

  11. Valerie reply

    Ah! I absolutely love this wedding! Gorgeous photos! Simply stunning… I am not one to comment usually (but I read your blog every dayI. I couldn’t resist commenting here, I absolutely love and admire your work and this post in particular was WHOA!

  12. Kristina N. reply

    What a beautiful wedding. And what GORGEOUS photos! I love the bridal party in the truck photo so much!

  13. Misty reply

    I can clearly see why this is now one of your all time favorite weddings!!! Such wonderful details and what a great looking couple!!! Oh and the background—amazing.

  14. Lesley reply

    Absolute perfection!

  15. Amanda Joy reply

    I’m officially OBSESSED with this location… and by obsessed, I mean I want to have my wedding there… to bad it’s their house!

  16. Johnna King reply

    I think this is my favorite wedding you’ve done!! So much beauty and joy! Praise God!

  17. Brittani reply

    From START to FINISH – Gorgeous wedding, gorgeous couple, GORGEOUS photography!! Amazing!

  18. Stephanie reply

    BEAUTIFUL! That’s all I an say!!

  19. Ashley reply

    Gorgeous, so very gorgeous.

  20. Rachel Leigh Greene reply

    Oh…my…goodness…these are BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLL…LLL! I just…can’t get over them… braaaVO!

  21. Hannah Nicole reply

    Oh my goodness — SO stinkin’ BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous photography. Love, love, LOVE it!

  22. Brendan reply

    Katelyn, this might be one of my favorite posts ever! Mainly because it is Buddy and Jill and because it was a sweet place for all of those pics.
    I also took quick notice that the truck has a Jersey license plate and well, that also made me like it that much more.

  23. Elizabeth reply

    Katelyn, this was simply amazing!!!!!!! Makes me want to go get married at a farm ;) Wooooow you did such an incredible job! You were definitely blessed with some amazing light!!! :)

  24. Elise reply

    WOW I am obsessed with this wedding!!!!!!!!!! It looks like so much fun and i love everything about the colors, flowers, and details :)

  25. Emy reply

    HOLY COW!!! This is most definitely my new favorite wedding!!! It’s beautiful!! KK, you said it was good… but I never knew it was THIS GOOD!! I LOVE EVERY SINGLE PICTURE!!!! Buddy and Jill, you two are gorgeous and your wedding day looked like it was from a fairy tale!

  26. Ashley Terry reply

    I cried just seeing these and I have no idea who this couple is. That is the mark of an extraordinary photographer. You’re just amazing!

  27. Elizabeth & Ryan |Elizabeth Ryan Photography reply

    Ok… I have chills without even watching the slideshow! These pictures are amazing! And Jill… wow, girl! You are beautiful! :) So excited for you and Buddy! CONGRATULATIONS!

  28. Christy reply

    Some of your best work EVER. beautiful!!!

  29. Michelle reply

    I’m a new photographer who was become a daily visitor to your blog. I just had to comment on this one. You captured this wedding beautifully!!!

  30. Jennfier reply

    Oh my goodness!! This is a fabulous and fun wedding. Love the table settings and decorations. The bride and groom made this event a true celebration. Katelyn, the outdoor shots in their “backyard” are fabulous and hard to choose.

  31. Meagan reply

    You captured this wedding in such a BEAUTIFUL way!
    I have been following your blog for a while now and really do believe that you are one of my favorite photographers! I absolutely love your style!

  32. Britne reply

    wow…the sunlight, the cowboy boots, the farm, the horses, everyone piled in the truck….I don’t think this wedding could have been any better. Ahh…this post was wonderful!

  33. renee reply

    katelyn, these have got to be THE best pictures ever! seriously. golden! buddy & jill look gorgeous & their wedding looks so fun AND stunning! great job ah!!!

  34. Lydia reply

    I love that the pastor took the time to explain each part of the ceremony! And I used to have a friend that worked at Polyface and visited there last time I was in Virginia. Amazing and beautiful place!

  35. megan reply

    these are seriously SO awesome. probably my favorite post so far!! :D

  36. Gail reply

    No wonder you’re so in love with these — they are GORGEOUS!!!!!

  37. Karina Crouch reply

    Love Love Love! Beautiful colors and beautiful images!

  38. caroline reply

    have i told you that i am obsessed with this wedding? because i am. AMAZING

  39. Alex reply

    absolutely beautiful. you truly captured their love! all the little creative details are perfect.

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    This is just lovely! The table scapes were great and what a beautiful bride. I about died when I saw the picture with the bridesmaids and the boots. Outstanding.

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    The light in these photos are amazing!

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    fantastic. like, jaw droppingly so.

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