• Dustin + Brittani | Engaged

for shoots isn’t always the easiest task….especially when you’re long distance. Brittani and Dustin are living in South Carolina but Britt grew up in Maryland and so they decided to make a trip home for their engagement shoot. Since Britt is a fabulous photographer (check out her cute blog!), we both knew that their location needed to be beautiful and very “them”. That’s why it’s so great to work with other photographers! They just GET stuff like that automatically! So when Brittani told me that she found a location that was owned by a friend at home, I was all for it! I was excited… just like any shoot…

shoot….but then I arrived at the gated driveway and I was just amazed!!  I entered the gate code and started driving down the most beautiful driveway lined with cedar trees.  This place was gorgeous! We had everything from old barns to scenic overlooks! In some ways, it was almost overwhelming because I couldn’t possibly capture EVERY beautiful area on this property! However, after an hour and a half, I think we did a marvelous job and covered a lot of ground!


So after only a few minutes of meeting them, I realized that Dustin and Britt are just great!  Dustin is a good ol’ country boy and Britt is such a sweet southern girl! They compliment each other in every way and I have to say that I’m SO proud of Dustin. Country boys don’t love having to be models for almost two hours but he made it work and I SO thankful!! I can’t WAIT to see them again and photograph their beautiful wedding this fall!! So enjoy my favorites from this shoot and get excited because you’ll be seeing more of these two in September!!! woohoo!!

Oh and I didn’t mention that they brought along their incredibly well behaved pups! They gave me hope that one day Bokeh will listen to the “Come” command! 


Oh Britt! I can’t WAIT for you to be a bride in front of my camera!:) It’s going to be awesome!

Dustin… so impressed my friend!

Love this field!

Work it!! Britt you look amazing!!


I just love you two!!

Crazy puppy!

We had such beautiful light!!

Some friends that were a little freaked out by us…

A favorite for sure!

xoxo, Katelyn
19 Comments Engaged
  1. Anna K. reply

    Ahh Britt!!! You look so beautiful! I am obsessed with basically EVERY SINGLE IMAGE! Oh, and the ones with Rhiley and Lexi, perfect! Katelyn, you did an amazing job!

  2. Sara S reply

    This is gorgeous!! What a beautiful location, adorable dogs, and fantastic photos of a cute couple!! :)

  3. Sharon Elizabeth reply

    yay I just met her yesterday — we were taking bets on when you’d post her pics! heheheeh love them – great job girl!

  4. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    Ahh how awesome that I just met you last night Brittani!! I didn’t know you were a KJ bride! SO exciting!! These are beautiful Katelyn!! The light is just gorgeous.

  5. Lena reply

    Absolutely love these pictures, they capture Dustin and Brittani very well…can’t wait to be a part of their wedding in September!

  6. Britt reply

    Yay thank you Katelyn we LOVE them!! We had so much fun and can’t wait for you to be a part of our wedding day :) I especially love the ones of the dogs – our little family completes me. See you in just a few months!

  7. Abby Grace reply

    I LOVE the image of her groom when they’re standing chest to chest with their hands folded up. So beautiful! These are STUNNING.

  8. Alexandra reply

    I love the shots under the tree! You did such an amazing job!

  9. Erin Fetterhoff reply

    oh my goodness! these are absolutely GORGEOUS! i love the last couple! the light is just perfect!

  10. Renee reply

    These are absolutely beautiful!! Britt, if you’re reading this—you look stunning!!!!

  11. Barb Kellogg reply

    Katelyn, these are ADORABLE!!! I’ve been following Britt’s work for a few years now, and she couldn’t have picked a better photographer to photograph another photographer. Best of luck on the wedding day, and here’s hoping for great light!! :)

  12. Ashley Jock reply

    Absolutely in LOVE with every one!!!

  13. Ashley Link reply

    LOVE these! beautiful lighting and location too! my boyfriend would like the cow part haha. he lives on a farm with cows. they are very photogenic. hehe. great shots! beautiful as always! :)

  14. krissy traustason reply

    absolutely gorgeous Katelyn! You have such a talent for capturing light! LOVE it!

  15. Katie Yuen reply

    Ahh!! LOVE these!!!! So excited for you Brit!

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  19. Brittany reply

    Great pictures! Where is this location?

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