Coleman + Leslie

An Obici House Wedding | Suffolk, VA

They met

when they were young… they even dated when they were young….and then after they went their separate ways, somehow they ended up at the same school and back in each other’s lives. It wasn’t long before they were official again. This time it was for real. I remember Leslie telling me that they were dating and I knew this was different. There was such a certainty about this relationship and everyone felt the same thing.  Maybe that’s because they look like Ken and Barbie… beautiful blue-eyed blondes…or maybe it’s much deeper than how cute they look together… maybe there is a certainty and confidence in their relationship because the foundation of their love is based on something greater than themselves.



Coleman and Leslie love the Lord and that was known by everyone at their ceremony. The words that Justin spoke over them during the ceremony talked about commitment, perseverance and he emphasized that their marriage isn’t just for the two of them.  God has big plans for marriages and when two people commit their lives to each other, their relationship doubles in strength and impact and passion. I’m SO excited to see how the Lord uses Coleman and Leslie’s marriage…. especially these next few years while they’re still involved in Young Life and pouring into the lives of high schoolers!


Their wedding day was beautiful…. and yes, there may have been a massive storm during the reception that flooded the tent… but we have awesome friends who can make a party happen anywhere.  This was one of the most energetic receptions I’ve been to in a long time!! It was HOT inside that gorgeous plantation home but it was a BLAST. When it storm shows up un-expectantly and changes plans, people get hyped! Everyone was ready to party and create a night for Coleman and Leslie that they would never forget! …. And they did just that!


So Mr. & Mrs. Clark… I love you, I’m so SO honored that Michael and I could be there to capture your day and I’m so excited for you!!! Enjoy your mini-honeymoon this week and your FABULOUS honeymoon in December!!!

Their adorable programs that one of my best friends Steph designed!
Their reception venue, The Obici House, was the home of Mr. Planters the peanut man! So their favors were peanuts of course! 
LOVE Leslie’s dress! Just wait until you see it on! 
Love this! Going to her first look with Coleman!
LOVE this.
So gorgeous!!
 This was a random candid but it’s a favorite!
Beautiful girls!

Love this… I wish I could take credit for it but it was the bridal party’s idea! :)
So cute…
Leslie you look amazing… seriously.
And Coleman you look amazing too! :)
Ava praying… :)
so great…
He adores her…
So it was pouring but these details HAD to be shot because they were just amazing! LOVED the look! 
The Obici House is amazing!! 
Ceremony | Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church
Reception | The Obici House
Hair |  Monica Fahey
DJ | Chris Rice/ Music Makes You Happy
Cake | Jaime’s Bakeshop
Bridesmaids Dresses |  Jcrew
Suits | Jos A. Bank
Invites |
Florals | Robynne King 

Comments (20)


  1. Tessa: ( )

    LOVE! Those are super wonderful dance shots!!!! The one of Michael is great!!!! So pretty!!!

  2. Sharon Elizabeth: ( )

    aww! great job on these katelyn!!!

  3. Kristin Greenwald: ( )

    loveloveLOVE that you have this posted when their wedding was just Sunday. AHmazing! And I superHEART the sparkler. I have the same idea as my fb cover photo. :)

  4. katie G: ( )

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!!!!!! oh my goodness!!!! i am soo happy you were able to get a few shots of the reception details.
    i have SOOOO many favorites but i looove the distant shot of them at the front door and the whole house lit up! the obici house was a BEAUTIFUL place for the reception! beautiful job katelyn and michael !!! BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Stephanie Dunn: ( )

    I MEAN the greatest wedding there ever was!! KK you did such a wonderful job capturing the day!! So blessed to be a part of it! Love you Les and CCC!

  6. Melissa Kate: ( )

    This is exactly what I want my wedding to look like!!! LOOVE!

  7. molly: ( )

    GORGEOUS! i love all of these so so so much!

  8. Leslie: ( )

    these are too cute!

  9. Lane Clark: ( )

    Katelyn, You captured the love that Coleman and Leslie share so completely! I am so thankful for not only your talent but your ability to show the feelings, emotion, and actual essence of the entire day ! You are a blessing! Absolutely Beautiful Couple both inside and out!

  10. beverly lilly: ( )

    Never have I seen a more angelic bride before!!! Leslie and Coleman, we loved every minute of your wedding day!! You both radiate with passion and beauty. And lets be honest….you guys are SEXY!!! COME ON!!!!!!

  11. Pam: ( )

    Incredible!!! Absolutely incredible!!! U r amazing Katlyn! Thanks for everything! I’m speechless and I can hear Leslie’s dad sniffling in the other room! You truly did capture the love!

  12. britney: ( )

    LOVE THIS! So glad you got some pictures of all those details! and the heart of, of course ;)

  13. Laura Elizabeth: ( )


  14. Girish: ( )

    Awesome photographs. Excellent.

  15. Mercedes Snow: ( )

    So much I could learn from you. These are fabulous Katelyn!

  16. ( )

    This is such a beautiful event–wonderful photography! This may seem odd, but if anyone could post where the Groom’s tie is from and what the color is, I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks so much.

  17. Jay: ( )

    Phenomenal photography! Does anyone know where the bride’s dress is from? It’s gorgeous!

  18. Sydni Jackson: ( )

    gorgeous wedding and couple! i love that you still shot the details, and i love that she put her hair in a bun because she still looked absolutely stunning!

  19. Stephanie: ( )

    What a GORGEOUS couple and outstandinggggg photos Katelyn! :) You captured their special day beautifully!

  20. Maria: ( )

    Can someone please let me know where this dress is from? PLEASE?

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