• Justin + Anna

…It’s a strange thing. It is. Getting engaged and planning a wedding seems weird but yet so natural. It’s the next step for us and it’s exciting! However, for some reason, while I’ve been planning and preparing to move on to that next step, I think a lot about the past.  In fact, just the other night, Momma and I were talking about some of the crazy things we used to do when we were younger.  It was perfectly normal to have the Beale kids over to the house to play and then wind up playing in the creek all day.  It’s just what kids do in the country! Another thing that kids do in the country is that they get really close to the families and friends that live near them! For us, this was the Beale family!


Since before I can remember, our family has had a special friendship with the Beales. They were like cousins to us and still are! We’ve grown up together, vacationed together, seen the world together, served together and now, we’ve celebrated the start of an amazing new marriage together! It’s an awesome feeling to have friends that you are so close to that they literally feel like family. This is why it was such an honor to shoot Justin and Anna’s wedding. Anna is the oldest of the Beale girls and I’ve known her my entire life! We all knew when Justin came home with her from Minnesota that he was the one and we were thrilled! I’ve always been excited for them but I can’t tell you how happy/emotional I was at their ceremony!! I was a mess! I guess the combination of being lifelong friends and Anna meeting her perfect match just overwhelmed me with emotion!


Their day was beautiful! ….HOTT!… but beautiful! All of their family and friends came together to celebrate… all the way from Minnesota! It was such a privilege to capture the joy and excitement of the day for Justin and Anna! After all the free advertising and word-of-mouth marketing that Anna Beale has done for my business, this is the least I could do! Justin and Anna I love you to pieces! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your big day!!!!

Couldn’t decide on a shoe shot I liked the most so you can pick which one is better!

Bling! Bling! Did I mention I got a new macro lens?! Oh how have I survived without this thing!

The “First Look”! I cried and cried! It’s a miracle the pictures aren’t blurry!


A favorite!!!

It’s going to seem weird… but I’m proud of this shot. Yes. I know their heads are cut off, but it shows the wedding attire detail and I love it!

Did I mention that these are ALL done before the ceremony?! Talk about a time saver! It made the day run so much smoother!!

Gotta love that willow tree! Canvas anyone?!

A little something different…

Sure wish the bridal party had some energy…. ha!

hahaha! Gotta’ love little Tanner:)

Don’t you love their hairpieces!?!

Ceremony time!

How amazing is this fruit display?!! Wow!!!

So we took another 15-20 minutes during the reception to take some extra portrait shots! Yesssss.

They ended the day with some famous Carl’s ice cream!!! Perfect!

CLICK HERE to see even MORE images of Justin and Anna’s big day on their SLIDESHOW!

107 Comments Weddings
  1. Mrs. Burke reply

    You are AWESOME! I couldn’t have imagined anyone else shooting our wedding. These are PERFECT! Love you, KK! PS-I woke up an hour early this morning to check the blog and look at everything before work :)

  2. Jan reply

    Thank you KK! These are beautiful!

  3. Julie reply

    Katelyn-WOW!!! What amazing pictures. Since I couldn’t make it to the wedding, the pictures are all I had to look at. They made me feel like I was there. Anna & Justin-you had a beautiful wedding and you can see the love on your faces. Congrats and may you have a long and blessed life together. I still want to see the video.

  4. Alicia V reply

    These are SO incredibly amazing! I especially love the Carl’s shots. Anna you are simply stunning! Katelyn you are so lovely and so talented!

  5. Michael reply

    So out of the 64 PICTURES!! I can not decide which on is my favorite. I really like the black and white one where she is sitting down, and all serious like. and of course any shot with reed, meleah, tanner, and trevor.

  6. Sandy H. reply

    Amazing job Katelyn! I got a little teary too with the “first look” photo. Great job catching the emotion of that moment! Beautiful couple, may they have a lifetime of happiness!

  7. Allison reply

    I swear each post you absolutely knock my socks off!! You are so talented and I’m so happy that I blog stalk you! ;)

    p.s. All these shots are amazing. You are so amazingly talented in capturing the emotion from the day. On another note, both shoe shots are awesome, but I think the second shoe shot is my favorite.

    Keep rockin’ on!!!

  8. Amy P reply

    The whole shoot made me cry too much. The “first look” about sent me over to the box of tissues. I’ve known the Beales since forever too and seeing Anna grown into such a beautiful bride brings such joy to my heart. You did (as usual) a spectacular job catching the moments!

  9. Christie Hall reply

    Wow! Katelyn, these photos are exquisite! How beautiful and what a blessing to capture such love!

  10. sharon reply

    gosh katelyn – you are FANTASTIC.. and i LOVE their arbor!!! maybe you could do a wedding wednesday on arbors (just sayin) :-D

  11. Granny Cleek reply

    Katelyn, I know where your name “Inspired Design” comes from as you are truly inspired to do what you do. These pictures are awesome / AMAZING. I was sorry I didn’t get to “see” Justin’s face when he first saw Anna (since you took pics before the actual ceremony) but I think you captured everything perfectly. You have received a huge blessing / gift from Above and you are definitely giving back. Thank you so much for a job that is better than “well done” (thy good and faithful servant).

  12. Spring reply

    The ice cream shots are the best but that might by my personal addiction to ice cream talking. I also love the shot where he is standing she is sitting and they are holding hands… I just love the feel of that one, no matter what level they are on they are connected.

  13. Sara reply

    KK, these are phenomenal! What a blessing to shoot such a close friend’s wedding…so awesome! I love the colors and the light, and especially love CARL’S!! SO YUMMY!! :)

  14. Sara Frazier reply

    Wow! I mean WOW! Katelyn, these are amazingly beautiful. You have a goregeous eye for photos and they were blessed to have you take their picture on that amazing day. It helps that the bride and groom are beautiful to begin with but you definitely intensified it!!

  15. Brittany reply

    These are GORGEOUS!!! Amazing location, gorgeous subjects! LOVE the willow tree shot!!!!

  16. Velma & Lee-Roy harding reply

    Anna & Justin thank you so much for sharing your wedding pictures with us. The happiness that was there with the two of you came from Him I am sure.

    God bless and keep you both you all of you days together and may the be many.

  17. Velma & Lee-Roy harding reply

    Anna & Justin thank you so much for sharing your wedding pictures with us. The happiness that was there with the two of you came from Him I am sure.

    God bless and keep you both you all of you days together and may the be many.

    PS I am anxious to see a picture of Granny in her finery and her new hair cut. Please send one to us, she never likes having her picture made or to share one when she does. Thanks

  18. josh reply

    haha this is going to be long, so i’m gonna have to make bullet points.
    1. no one is surprised that you are proud of a shot where their heads are cut off because we all know you secretly love those shots (me too)
    2. the willow tree is like signature Katelyn James
    3. you just made this huge change to Katelyn James photography but your name is going to change in like 4 months
    4. the little kids in suits are pretty much the cutest ever
    5. is there anything classier than a suit with flip flops? I think not.
    6. the last one is awesome. its almost like something straight from the 50’s haha
    ok i have said all that i want to say.

  19. Amanda H reply

    Woow! they had some great light that day!! they’re awesome KK!!

  20. Simply Natural Photography reply

    These are so lovely!!! Really great work!

  21. Kristina N. reply

    My favorite photos are the ones with the golden grass and trees in the same shot! And I like the first shoe shot the best. :)

  22. Ashley reply

    Beautiful images! I have been following you for awhile and just now decided to comment. I am just starting out in my venture of becoming a photographer and just graduated with my degree in communications as well. So I would say you are a bit of an inspiration as to where a little time and following my heart can lead me.

    P.S. My vote is for the shoes on the chair

  23. Charity DellaCamera reply

    Okay Anna…1. I can’t believe it took me so long to post. 2. You looked STUNNING!!! 3. The first look picture when you were walking towards him made me tear up.4. The willow tree picture.. can IIII buy a canvas of :) You look amazing, I want to get married again ! Your pictures came out amazing but of course with Katelyn taking the pictures what else would come out besides perfection! :) Congratulations beautiful lady!

  24. Stephanie S. reply

    Katelyn – I haven’t met you, but you have changed my view on “the first look”! I LOVED all of these photos, but the first look photos were PRECIOUS!!!

    Anna, you are beautiful and these pictures brought me to tears. Congratulations AGAIN. :)

  25. Mallory reply

    Love the pictures! Anna was my track leader on my very first MFUGE trip to Charleston, SC. So good to see she’s happy and doing well! :)

  26. britney reply

    wow kk! love the ice cream shot – they’re so cute. and you always get great outdoor shots. plus i saw quite a few pics with pretty blue sky and pretty green grass! its hard to get both so u must just be amazing.

  27. Girish reply

    Wonderful. Such variety.

  28. Cait reply

    Katelyn these are amazing – I just LOVE these!!!! What an awesome job!

  29. Naomi Figueroa reply

    Wow, I love these shots, and I LOVE her dress, and I love being from the country, too! :) Umm, where do I start? I think I like the 2nd shoe shot best–it really fits in with the style of the whole wedding. The first look shots are so beautiful–I especially love file #5729 with all the tree detail. Just wondering if you used any fill flash in any of those where the sky is really bright, or if you just exposed for the couple…it doesn’t look like there’s flash, but just wondering. Oh, and what macro lens did you get? I’m thinking about a macro for my next one.
    And LOVE the last shot, too! They are all amazing.
    Love reading your blog. Keep it up.

  30. kristen b reply

    amazing as always.

  31. Britne reply

    You are Fabulous!!! These are amazing, and i adore them!

  32. tabatha lewis reply

    Your pics are great Anna!!!!!!! im jealous she is already booked and I can’t have her as my photographer next year too!!!!
    You’re a beautiful bride!!!!!

  33. Donna Buhrman reply

    You are a very creative photographer. I love the natural shots in the woods and grasses. You captured many details and emotions of the day.

  34. Paige West reply

    I just love the picture of Anna & Justin surrounded by their wedding party jumping for joy…brillant. All the pictures are so beautiful. Oh gosh, I’m going to cry….again.

  35. Katie reply

    love the cluster of pictures at the top of each post! and I love these pictures because I’m in them :) just kidding… not really. but for real, these are wonderful! thanks again for everything you do! :D

  36. Caroline reply

    speechless. LOVE IT. p.s. this new blog is fancy!!

  37. Hope Stiles reply

    The pictures are gorgeous! I like the shoes hanging from the chair the best and still can’t get over how awesome the pictures are with a 1 person photography crew. You rock.

  38. Julie reply

    WOW!!! The pictures are truly amazing. You did an awesome job as usual. Anna & Justin-congrats again and I have seen ALL of the other 1400+ pictures. They are all amazing. Love you both.

  39. Corinne reply

    Beautiful!! Too bad the flask pictures didn’t make it…just kidding! Wonderful job!

  40. Alice Owens reply

    Awesome!! Absolutely Georgeous! Awesome work as always, Katelyn!!

  41. Amanda Mhanna reply

    The pictures are amazing… So beautiful and I just love the poses! Just amazing pictures!

  42. Meghan reply

    The pictures are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Katelyn, you truly have an amazing talent!!!!! I’m so honored I was able to be a part of such a special, beautiful day!!!!!! Congratulations again BESTEST and Justin!!!! Love you both!!!!!!!

  43. Barbara Denton reply

    The pictures were wonderful and so “out of the box”. I have never seen such beautiful and different views for wedding pictures. Oh course, the bride and groom are gorgeous!

  44. Tracy reply

    Katelyn, beautiful!! You’ve heard this before but you’re a true artist. However, your subjects are also quite fabulous!! :) Beautiful shots of beautiful memories! Great job!

  45. Sandi Bosha reply

    Love your work-have kept the link and shared with other friends. Keep your original “eye.”

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  47. Erika reply

    I love all of the pics…but the Carl’s pics look like an advertisement in a mag. Awesome!

  48. Julia Gulley reply

    Great photographs. A friend sent me this link and I was absolutely blown away. I especially loved the composition on the photos taken by the dirt road, and the ones by the willow, but all of them are great.

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  50. Sally Hahn reply

    Anna and Justin-
    Love the pictures. It was so awesome to be there. Not a lot of Minnesotans but I now a Virginian! Miss you and wish you the best.

  51. Julie reply

    Awesome pictures. Katelyn you do amazing work. Anna and Justin-congrats.

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  53. Shelby reply

    These are stinkin’ awesome pictures.

  54. Betsy reply

    Awwww…….this wedding looks beautiful. ( :

  55. Kate D. reply

    your work is amazing!

  56. Michael reply

    Great pictures. Congrats to the new married couple. May God bless your marriage.

  57. Stephanie reply

    Anna…this comment is for you :) Stunning photos & a gorgeous bride!

  58. Lauren reply

    I thought the engagement pictures were wonderful, but these wedding pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. Anji reply

    What a beautiful bride =)

  60. Courtney reply

    All of these pictures are wonderful. If I had to choose my favorite one though, I would go with the one that showed the “First Look.” That just made my heart melt. What a precious couple.

  61. Jessi reply

    Awwww……..the little boys look so cute. The Rainbows make their outfit. So cute.

  62. Suzanne Hines reply

    Katelynn, your creative eye, and amazing artistic ability captured Anna and Justin’s love perfectly! I LOVE the pic w/ the ice-cream cones. These pictures will forever capture the day that they said, “I do!”

  63. Grandma reply

    Beautiful pictures!

  64. Jen reply

    The pictures are gorgeous! So happy for you two!

  65. Holly G. reply

    I’m getting married soon and seeing these pictures makes me even more excited for my wedding day. These are some of the best pictures I’ve ever seen.

  66. Jennifer reply

    B-E-A-UTIFUL!!!!!! :) :) :)

  67. Bo reply

    these pics are good

  68. Megan reply

    Ahhhhhhhh! These pictures are so freakin amazing. I’m so happy for you two! The dress is beautiful.

  69. Haley Goodell reply

    This looks like it was such a beautiful wedding. The couple looks very happy.

  70. Tesha reply

    I <3 them! (:

  71. Kasey reply

    What a beautiful wedding–it looks perfect.

  72. Kimberly reply

    so cute.

  73. Ryan Abell reply

    These pictures are really cool.

  74. Caitlin reply

    This wedding looks lovely! I only wish the best for you two!

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  76. Rachel Bauer reply

    wow…the willow tree pics are amazing. LOVE how natural all of these are. Very relaxed, not posed at all. great memories here!

  77. Stuart reply

    congratulations guys! the pics look great!

  78. Hannah reply

    Congratulations Anna and Justin!!!!!!

  79. Eileen reply

    The ice cream one is definitely my favorite! I love it!

  80. Mel reply

    These are AWESOME

  81. Anna reply

    May God bless your marriage.

  82. Amber reply

    awww…..beautiful pictures. Great Job!!!!! =D

  83. Casi reply

    The First Look=AMAZING!!!!!

  84. Jordan reply

    These pictures just make my heart smile. So gorgeous!

  85. Lauren reply

    These are amazing!What a wonderful job. Everything just looks so beautiful.

  86. Haley reply

    Congratulations you two!

  87. Thomas reply

    Congrats friends!

  88. Ashtian reply

    Happy 2 months!!!!!

  89. Henry reply

    Congrats Justin & Anna!

  90. Andrea reply

    I love the black and white ones.

  91. Jason reply

    Great pictures!

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  93. Kathryn reply

    Tanner and Trevor look so cute in these pictures. Their outfits are adorable, but Anna and Justin look absolutely amazing!

  94. Brannon reply

    Dude. Awesome pics.

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  96. Autumn reply

    love love LOVE them!

  97. Angie reply

    Anna and Justin,
    Your wedding photos are amazing. I love your dress. I wish you every happiness together!

  98. Dana Taormina reply

    I love these photos, and the ice cream photo is by far the greatest idea ever!!! The poses are original, creative, and Anna and Justin, you are both glowing beautifully :)

  99. Nicole’ Felton reply

    Justin and Anna are a very special couple. I remember when this beautiful gown was purchased even though it looks much more beautiful than I recall…Anna is a lady who knows what she wants and goes after it…..even Justin! :) Love you both, Nicole’

  100. Jennifer reply

    Such a beautiful couple! Justin and Anna may you receive many blessings in your marriage!!! The photos capture your day wonderfully!

  101. Meagan reply

    Beautiful pictures! I wish you two much happiness! You look wonderful together!

  102. Lisa Ingram reply

    Hey Missy, These pictures are beautiful and so you. . You looked absouletly amazing. The Ice cream ones are my favorite :) LoVe Ya!

  103. Joanna reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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  107. Annie – Wedding Favors Unlimited reply

    Really loved the attention to detail here. Thanks for capturing the table and reception decor!

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