Man Monday

  • Man Monday

Ladies, don’t worry, this is NOT a new series! Promise!! I don’t even know how all of this started but somehow, all of the guys (the ones that read the blog… you know who you are!) decided that everything on the blog is catered to women.  I didn’t feel like it was the right time to tell them that it’s actually a weird occurrence to find a man interested in following a wedding photography blog!  There are a few guy friends that are faithful followers and commenters and I love them for it.  However, these few guys got jealous that Wedding Wednesday’s are always so girly so they started dropping hints that they wanted a “Man Monday”. Well the hints became more like strong requests and so I promised them a Man Monday post before I graduated! and here it is!


I seriously had no clue what to do for a “Man Monday”! What does that even mean anyway?  I thought about it and really, no creative ideas. None.  Man Monday wasn’t going to happen. BUT! Last Friday, we were all at a Young Life event and we were taking random pictures and I realized just how many shots I have of some of these guys! Over the last four years I have taken thousands upon thousands of pictures of them! It’s crazy! I have external hard drives full of college memories and so I thought I would snag a few of my favorite “guy shots” and show them off on the blog.  And on a more serious note…. this post isn’t just to fulfill my “Man Monday” promise, it’s also a celebration the amazing men that have been a part of my life since my freshman year.  The friendships that have been formed the last four years with some of these guys are irreplaceable and I’m so thankful for them………  annnd I’m going to stop right there because I’m getting sentimental! That has been happening a lot these last few weeks!!!


So enjoy! and all of you Man Monday advocates, I hope you are pleased!! Love you all!!

If you know Stephen, you’ll love how appropriate this shot is. He’s never happy with the way the burgers are cooking.

35 Comments Personal
  1. Anna reply

    Katelyn, I’m glad that you are trying to appeal to everyone. That’s so kind of you — keeping the peace, it’s what you do best! We were just saying yesterday how we always remember Jess and Emy fighting all the time and you just wanting them to get along… Anyways, this is nice, BUT I think Wedding Wednesday is WAY better :)

  2. Spring reply

    Love these!!!! :) I think all your men should be happy!

  3. Stephen LaBelle reply

    I just shead ah tear

  4. Leslie reply

    haha that picture of stephen and the grill is so great and so true. i actually like this man monday post..youre getting very sentimental..did you cry when you did this. these are great, i love our guys.

  5. Brendan reply

    First of all, thank you for coming through with your promise. Secondly, these pictures are awesome. You just made my day!

  6. j gar reply

    awesome. stephen and the grill, classic. john mark without his shirt on, appropriate. and eric just looking how he always looks, good. well done special k, so proud are poking and prodding finally got through to you. don’t get too sentimental, i have a feeling there will be another request for man monday soon enough. in the meantime, i guess you can continue to post your girly stuff, since that still is the majority of your audience. april 12, 2010. a day which will not be forgotten…well, at least until tomorrow. but its a good day nonetheless. awesome.

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  8. jamie delaine reply

    adorable–you’re so funny katelyn.

  9. britney reply

    hey i kinda like man monday kk!

  10. Blaine Sledge reply

    Man Monday is the greatest compilation of pictures I have ever seen on one website and/or blog ever in the history of the internets.

  11. Buddy reply

    absolutely breath taking katelyn.

  12. Josh reply

    I believe that we will all look back on this day, April 12th, 2010, as a pivotal moment in the inspired designs franchise. You know Katelyn, you have always had the talent, but I think that this move is going to be the one that really puts you over the top. My only regret is that we didn’t get that shot with the Coug… O well, we still have next Man Monday!

  13. lindsey reply

    love this. makes me smile <3

  14. katie yuen reply

    I think this totally SHOULD happen more often, maybe not every week. They all have such great smiles!

  15. Renee Okuda reply

    PRECIOUS! wow, great pictures, great guys, great photographer (duh!) :)

  16. em reply

    Love it!! KK this is awesome!!!!!!!!

  17. Mandy reply

    KK I never thought I’d say this…but I seriously love man Monday! Although, that made me really sentimental haha. There are so many sweet memories captured in this post. Great job with the man Monday KK. I hope there are more to come :)

  18. Ryan Shaughnessy reply

    Of course this will totally transform your website…I made it twice!

  19. Susan Maier reply

    Love the bow tie guys!! “Coz’, every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man!” ZZ Top

  20. katie g reply

    love this katelyn!
    very creative
    what great guys we have in our circle of friends :)
    i miss you all!!!

  21. Amanda Hilborn reply

    THIS IS AWESOME! hahaha I loved every picture, these guys are all characters!

  22. michael reply

    So happy with this post. I think you are going to start a trend in Wedding Photography blogs. You are starting to reach out to the other half of the wedding. Thanks for being AWESOME! Love you…I wanna see a Man Monday post of inspiration for the men of #tententen Love you!!!

  23. Lindsay Rawley reply

    I love man monday! Our men are so great looking!

  24. Justin reply

    Great job Katelyn, monthly man mondays!

  25. Allison reply

    This is too cute! I love it and what great guy friends you have!

  26. Leslie reply

    also–would like to point out that my roomate and friend, Carly Thatcher Price, is featured in the picture of Eric at the YL thing, you can even see her name tag. Also- I’m probably going to steal pictures of me from that night from your computer..

  27. Rosie Barnes reply

    Loveeeeeeeeeeeee man monday :P Haha. Gorgeous men & beautiful pictures!

  28. Doug reply

    I cant wait for Man-uary. It’s gonna be awesome!

  29. Melody reply

    Man…(pun intended) you went all out for Man Monday! That should hold them for awhile :)

    Good seeing you yesterday…

  30. patti lashomb reply

    personally i find nothing wrong with the idea of Man Mondays!lol

  31. Caleb reply

    My heart is full of so much joy….after years of hoping to make the blog I finally made it. I love being a man

  32. Lindsey reply

    Personally, I think that man monday is the most incredible idea ever percieved in the history of the world! These men truly redefine beauty…I CANNOT WAIT TIL NEXT MONDAY!!! Only 4 DAYS!!

  33. Happy reply

    LOVE IT! Katelyn, you truly have a gift. Thank you for using it for the Glory of God.

  34. caroline reply

    ohhh i like this a lot :) get it boyyz

  35. Jack Jack reply

    SOOO AWESOME!! I approve of man mondays, KK! Keep ’em comin! (I mean your wedding pictures are pretty incredible too, but Man Mondays is a good thing!)

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