• Adam + Lauren

The part of the service came when it was time to share their vows. He took her hands and before he could make out the first line of his promises to her, the tears came flooding in. Big time. It was the sweetest thing. In that one moment, the whole room knew without a doubt just how much love Adam has for Lauren, his new bride.  They exchanged rings and Lauren smiled the biggest smile when she placed that ring on his left hand. I remember seeing a ring on Michael’s ring finger for the first time. That one little aspect of the day makes it all seem SO REAL!! They shared a kiss and and exited the sanctuary,  only to turn around and greet every row of guests! Talk about a lot of hugs and kisses!!


I’m sure they were exhausted…..but yet they kept on going and gave me a ton of time to work with them in a neighboring state park for some portraits! Thank goodness we out ran the rain! I would have been heartbroken to go all the way to Delaware and leave without some money shots!


Jill and I absolutely LOVED working with Adam and Lauren. They are the sweetest. Adam is so calm and soft spoken while Lauren is a ball of smiling energy! It became more and more apparent throughout the day just how well they balance each other out. It was such a privilege to be there for this wedding day!! Delaware, you treated us well and we’re so thankful for no rain!!! So enjoy my take on the wedding day and have a wonderful Tuesday!!’


A HUGE Thanks to my good friend and second shooter, Jill! She’s so wonderful and I can’t thank her enough for driving home after a long day of shooting!!! She’s the best!!

Lauren you look AH-MAZING!!


Lauren’s parents in their kitchen before leaving for their only daughters wedding…so sweet:)

Thanks to Jill for these shots of the guys!

Lauren and Adam spent a few minutes with their families before the ceremony but Adam was blindfolded!


This is why it’s fun to have a second shooter!!

Look at that good looking bridal party! whew!! There were a lot of them but they were so awesome and cooperative! It made my job easy:)

Ha! Love this! Adam was showing off his “blue steel” look:)

Love these…

Jill’s!! Love this one!

A favorite for sure!

Nice Adam!!

Love Lauren’s laugh!

The Chase Center in Wilmington is so spacious!

 Dress Designer | Maggie Sottero – Bernadette
Florals | Linda Sanders (Adam’s Aunt) and  Edgewood Florist and Gifts
Ceremony | Brandywine Valley Baptist Church
Reception | The Chase Center on the Riverfront
Hair & Makeup | Perry Anthony Salon
Band | Janis Nowlan Band
Videography | Matthew Greenberg
Cake |  Bing’s Bakery
Bridemaids | Allure Bridals
Invitations | Wedding Paper Divas
Honeymoon | Sandals Grande resort at St. Lucia!
xoxo, Katelyn
12 Comments Weddings
  1. Kristin Greenwald reply

    Seriously with the brick wall && orange trim. I die! Just gorgeous.

  2. Jennifer reply

    I love your work – and this wedding truly exemplifies what you do best – capturing pure moments with gorgeous light! Thanks for sharing – love these!!

  3. Mindy Brown reply

    I got married in that same church (the church my husband grew up in!)! How cool – you made it look so beautiful! Yay for Delaware weddings! :-)

  4. Annetta reply

    Very nice Katelyn, I love the ones by the stone wall! Beautiful.

  5. Rhonda reply

    Katelyn – these are simply beautiful! It’s so great to see a location close to my neck of the woods! Let me know if/when you come back to/through Delaware. Great photos by both you & Jill!

  6. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    That vertical shot of her in the house after she was dressed stopped me in my tracks. Beautiful work, Katelyn!

  7. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    My favorite shots are the one of her dad lifting the veil and the bridesmaids dresses with the bouquets. Beautiful as usual!

  8. Heather H. reply

    Ahh!!! I can’t believe you were in DE! My homestate!!! :) Love these photos Katelyn! Gorgeous as always! :)

  9. Renee reply

    so hard to pick, but one of my favorites is the b&w one of them walking down the dirt path and he’s holding her dress……so romantic! and is it just me or does she look like a blonde version of Amy Adams??? just beautiful!

  10. Heather reply

    I love the purple bridesmaids’ dresses, the bride’s lace dress, and the purple roses and hydrangea in the bouquets… this one hits all my swoon buttons!

  11. Kristina W. reply

    It looks like a beautiful wedding and there are so many lovely portraits!

  12. Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographer | Katelyn James Photography reply

    […] two are such models and they are just a gorgeous couple inside and out! They are great friends with Adam and Lauren and when I heard that, I knew they had to be a great pair. My brides always have awesome friends!! […]

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