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… our location, that is.  Sydni and I had talked about shooting further up Grace street in downtown Richmond but as soon as I saw these old walls and buildings, I asked if we could shoot there instead. Whit and Sydni agreed and didn’t think twice (because they’re wonderful!).  I will admit that the location wasn’t the prettiest, or the cleanest, or really safest but it sure was COOL! I LOVED it! The dirty, grungy, urban feel makes for some pretty sweet portraits! Whit and Sydni were so great.  They trusted my judgment, even when it seemed weird and I must say that they were pretty darn good at the “model” face!

I love my clients! I love them, I love them, I love them! Whit and Sydni are no exception. I cannot wait to shoot their November wedding! I exclaimed (loudly) during their session that when I shoot their wedding this fall, I will be MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHH!!!!!!!!!! Their wedding will be my first wedding to shoot as a Mrs. and I so excited! Speaking of getting married…. I’m getting married in 21 days! Yes, 21 DAYS! I have so much to do! If you saw my basement right now you would think I was starting a small vintage boutique. The birdcages and twigs are TAKING OVER! They’re everywhere! Anyway, it’s getting a bit tricky trying to run a business and plan a rather large wedding but I’m making it so far! I apologize to all those who have been waiting to see these since last Sunday! So I won’t keep you any longer!!!! …. Enjoy my favorites!

Sydni, your smile is BEAUTIFUL!

Oh! Hey lens flare! I promise you this is real! I made a pact with myself when I first started me business that I would NOT add fake lens flares to my images in Photoshop! Nonono! I did it once and I’ll never do it again. It’s one of those things that works for some other photographers, but not for me.  I really wanted to learn how to get “the flare”  on my own and so every now and then… it happens and I love it!:)

Oh girl, you’re cute!

One of my favorites!

19 Comments Engaged
  1. stephanie reply

    ohhh so so pretty! The location is awesome, and even though it was sketchy, come on- those walls are grimey and FANTASTIC! :D

  2. sherri reply

    ahhhh these were all sooo good! sydni you are so beautiful!

  3. Sydni Gould reply

    these are AMAZING! you captured each location so fantasticly! i love them!! :D yaaaaay!

  4. Mary B. Sutphin reply

    Oh, my precious niece, Sydni and Whit’s photos are fantastic — sexy, beautiful, flowing with “love” — wonderful photography with two precious people!!!

  5. Rachel reply

    I LOVE all of the ones around the tree. Gorgeous, as usual. Gotta love Richmond

  6. Julianna reply

    Yay Katelyn! Loooooved the picture with the really tall building, so awesome. And that tree is awesome! Great pictures! Congrats to the couple!

  7. Michael reply

    I really like the location!!! just do not go looking for sketchy locations on your on…you use to do that in Newport News ;) I also love the ones with the big tree! Great job

  8. Katie reply

    Katelyn,
    You truly have a gift, great photos, as always!!!

  9. Emy reply

    KK, you are simply awesome! You never cease to amaze me. I love all these pictures…but especially the ones with the big tree and the little stream. Absolutely beautiful locations! I love you and im praying for you as 101010 approaches. Wish I could be there to help out more.

  10. Mindy reply

    YAY! Whit and Sydni you guys look great! I love when I see people I know on this blog! You did a great job Katelyn! Love them!

  11. Elise reply

    LOVE these!!!! love the ones under the tree, so cool!!!

  12. Tira J reply

    My new favorite engagement session of yours! What an awesome couple with some FABULOUS locations. The more sketchy it is, the better it is. :) Oh and the lens flare? My favorite thing to do. I don’t even know how to add it in Photoshop, it just happens. Trying it again today. And, I was totally thinking about you this morning on the way to work. Your big day is coming up and I am so excited for you. I feel like we have already met. Have a fabulous day!!!!! xoxo

  13. j gar reply

    solid locales. love the babbling brook. it is eerily reminiscent of the one that currently resides in your soon to be backyard. minus the sand. and sewers. and poison ivy. other than that, its exactly the same. good work.

  14. Cindy Hayduk reply

    It looks like an awesome location!! I LOVE the black and white vertical picture!!!

  15. Kim Lee Schmidt reply

    I love the gritty feel of the urban shots…so fun. :-) I like how you captured the city in the background too. :-) You make our city look fabulous! :-)

  16. thegirltyler reply

    Really like this shoot – casual like the couple, but really interesting locations. Their poses are really great too – definitely not all the norm. Also am a fan of the groom-to-be getting to wear his Phish shirt!

  17. Caitlin reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these – love the lens flare! And what a gorgeous couple!! Fantastic!

  18. Deborah Zoe reply

    i’m lovin all the brick!!:) and i love that tree shot, where did you find a branch like that?!

  19. Darrell Taylor reply

    I’m impressed! The smiles radiate such joy and love!

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