• Steven + Julie | Engaged

I shoot in the city, the more I come to LOVE RVA. For those in other states or countries, etc…. “RVA” is a nickname for “Richmond, VA”. Michael and I live on the west end of the city in the suburbs and so it’s FUN to head into the city for portraits every now and then. This shoot was a little different than my normal shoots and here is why…. we started at 8AM! Yikes!! For some, that’s not early at all… but for me, it’s a new concept. Shooting that early has always been intimidating to me. I was worried that I wouldn’t feel “awake” enough to be creative!! Well, I happy to share that that wasn’t the case.

I actually LOVED shooting in the morning. We didn’t even start right at sunrise but we still had amazing light and the streets were EMPTY! We started at the Art Museum and I have NEVER seen that place so desolate! It was amazing!! We had the place to ourselves! Steven and Julie are the best! Such a fun, happy couple and I had the privilege of meeting Maddie too (their puppy!!).  We walked around their little part of RVA and shot their engagement pictures in little nooks and crannies that surrounded where they live. Their adorable row house is situated in a perfect for location for this and I’m so glad we decided to shoot there!! It just makes it so much more personal!! So this sunrise shoot will go down as a success in my book! I can’t wait to share some favorites!!

Julie you’re so cute!! Love this one!!

A favorite for sure!!!

Work it!!

Another fav:)

glowy light + a large, white, reflective building = awesome portrait lighting!

Who ever said leaves need to be ON the trees?!


Beautiful ring!! Nice job Steven!!!

Love this one….

13 Comments Engaged
  1. Katie Yuen reply

    I can’t believe how colorful those leaves are still!!! This session is gorgeous, I love the morning light on them!

  2. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    Wow, Katelyn! You totally rocked this session! I’ve only shot at sunrise once, and it was amazing to have some of the DC monuments to myself! But I’ll admit… I was a tired mess. I would’ve never been able to tell this was in the morning – they look gorgeous!

  3. Kristina W. reply

    Your “sunrise session” was definitely a success! They look great! What a cute and happy couple!

  4. matt reply

    such beautiful people in these photos!

  5. Katie reply

    AHHH! So frickin cute! :) Katelyn you did a fabulous job (as usual) and totally captured Julie and Steven love perfectly. Julie, you look amazing!! :)

  6. Serena Severtson reply

    Awesome session, Katelyn – they are too cute and you captured them so well! (Also – I’m really loving the bright orange in that second to last image. Makes me miss fall…)

  7. ashlyn reply

    wow wow wow. these are beautiful, and such a cute couple. especially love the ones in the alley with the leaves on the ground.

  8. Rici reply

    Love all the great doors and nice backgrounds! You´re sooo good at these color-findings. ~ Salutiii.

  9. Alex reply

    these are so refreshing!! I don’t know if it’s Julie’s sense of style or the way you captured these moments but I like what I see…and the dog is pretty cute!

  10. jamie reply

    gorgeous! love your ring shots as always Katelyn! you guys are so lucky to still have those gorgeous leaves AND light. way to work them both!

  11. Tiffany Farley reply

    LOVE those fall colors. :)

  12. Kathryn Grace reply

    Gorgeous! Amazing light!

  13. Shalese reply

    That is my dream ring!!!! These are all gorgeous!

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