• Erik + Meagan | Engaged

months ago, I blogged about some BIG dreams. I threw some crazy ones out there like shooting a wedding in Italy, visiting Australia and last but not least… shooting a session Hawaii! Welp! Mark one of those items off the list!! I love how God works things out. I blogged about that and then one of our sweet friends from high school got in engaged! And guess where she lives…. HAWAII! Not only does she live in Hawaii, she lives on Oahu and was flying in the DAY we were going to be flying out! Despite the limited time frame, we made a shoot happen on the beautiful beaches of Lanikai!! Meagan and Erik look the part of a perfect beachy couple living the dream in Hawaii!

Blonde, tan and laid back. I know this because during their quick engagement session on the beach, we were cut short by a sudden rain storm! I mean, it was an immediate downpour! We were soaked!! Mascara was running and Michael tucked the camera bag under his shirt as we ran to Erik’s VW van to take cover!! As much as I would have loved to have kept shooting, I will never forget this! :) Thankfully these two were pros and we shot a ton of portraits VERY quickly before the heavens let loose!

We grew up in youth group with Meagan and I have always loved her. She was always the drama-free older girl on all of the mission trips and retreats that was so much fun to be around. We were really close in our teenage years and then we left for college. Meagan met Erik during her time in school over 6 years ago and I can’t believe this was our first time meeting him!! We love them together and as soon as we left to catch our flight, Michael and I both agreed that Erik was awesome. :) We’re so happy that Meagan has found the love of her life and is living the dream in Hawaii!! Enjoy some of my favorites from their gorgeous Hawaiian engagement shoot from last week!


Ohh this is a favorite! 

And that shot on the left?! I wish I had more canvas space in my office because this would look SO good in there! :)

Meagan you’re gorgeous! 



You can totally see the storm approaching but I kinda like it! :)

Doesn’t even look real… but I swear it is! 

Ha! I wanted them to do what they do normally! And this is evidently the norm for them! :)

Love this.

The storm just makes it more dramatic! Love! 

Last but not least….

xoxo, Katelyn
25 Comments Engaged
  1. Meagan reply

    Omg katelyn! These couldn’t be more perfect!!! Absolutely love them and you for making it happen! Thank you!!!!!

  2. Brenda James reply

    These are gorgeous and Meagan is as beautiful as ever! Great job KK.

  3. Ashlyn reply

    these are so beautiful!!!

  4. Meredith Sledge reply

    Definitely your best portraits yet!! They are so photogenic and lovely!! And the location… OH MY GOSH. I am dying to go to Haawii. Wow. Beautiful shots Katelyn!

  5. Beth reply

    Amazing!! Ahhh!! I wish I could shoot in Hawaii too! Love Love Love the light and everything about these pics!

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  7. Nastja reply

    Omg, such a gorgeous couple :)

  8. Justin reply

    Amazing work love this and also love the saying you said about big dreams in the first :)

  9. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    Ahh that one of him carrying her on the beach with the soft clouds in the background – STUNNER! these are all so beautiful and I’m so excited that you are going to cross another dream off your list!!

  10. Janelle C reply

    Wow!!! I love her dress!!! Beautiful couple!!!

  11. Kat reply

    AMAZING!!! makes me want to go there SO bad!

  12. Rebekah Carter reply

    These are amazing! The lighting is just perfect. I love her dress & I think his tattoos somehow add a lot to the “artsyness” of the photos.

  13. ALINA reply

    These are beautiful!!!

  14. Kathryn Grace reply

    Ahhh the colors!

  15. Kathryn Grace reply

    Ahhh the colors!

  16. Amanda Veronee reply

    So romantic! You can really sense how much they adore each other in these pictures!

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  18. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Beautiful! I love those pics where he’s holding her! Hawait is perfect!

  19. Stephanie Messick reply

    Stunning as always! Looks like Hawaii treated you well … well, until the down pouring rain. ;) Beautiful!

  20. Kristina W. reply

    These are beautiful! And I love Megan’s dress!

  21. Bert Buckingham reply

    Awesome job katelyn and thank you!

  22. Rachel May reply

    This is incredible!! Love that you got to visit hawaii and do such a gorgeous shoot!

  23. Christy Tyler reply

    How on earth did you shoot this with nobody else on the beach?! Amazing! :)

  24. Charlotte Jennings reply

    Oh man Katelyn!!! These are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful couple too ;)

  25. Jenny reply

    I love the one where he is carrying her on the beach!! So sweet!

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