• Patrick + Emilie

They walked into our house for a little get together. Michael and I had only been in Richmond a few months but we had heard about how awesome the college kids were and so as soon as they got home for Christmas, we invited anyone over that wanted to come. I remember meeting Patrick and Emilie specifically because they already seemed like they were engaged.  What I mean by that is, it was just obvious how awesome of a pair they were.  I loved meeting Patrick because he’s hilarious and then I really loved getting to know Emilie because she has such a great heart and a calm spirit. I don’t think anyone would ever describe me as having a CALM anything!

And so I enjoy being around girls like her. Michael and I got to know these two over the course of a few hangouts and then before I knew it, we were in Harrisonburg shooting their engagement session!! Michael tagged along because he loves these two just as much as I do. We had the chance to grab lunch with Patrick and Em several months ago and just talk about marriage and what we’ve learned in just the year and a 1/2 that we’ve been married. I really enjoy these two. They’re just a couple that people love being close to and that says a lot about their relationship. God did a GREAT thing when he brought the two of them together and I couldn’t be more excited for them and their new life together!!! So enjoy some of my favorites from the big day and happy Tuesday!!



Such a beautiful and LIGHT WEIGHT dress! That’s the way to go for a summer wedding!!

There girls are hilarious…. and very entertaining!

Looking GOOD Patrick!!

Reading a letter from Patrick!

It’s crazy what one window and one dark wall can do!

Simply stunning! You look amazing Em!!

One of my favorite first looks ever… Patrick was speechless.

The more he looked at her, the more choked up to became….


Love the colors!!!


Some prayer before the ceremony…

Emilie’s family friend designed the decor and florals and I was so impressed!! It looked wonderful!

Taking a break in front of their mural!

Ceremony & Reception | Hope Church
Dress | David’s Bridal
Hair | Barbara Vaughan at Tiffany’s Salon
Florals & Decor | Melanie Beverly at Ruth Joffre Interiors  and Kathi Sheehan at Golda Breedlove Brown Interiors
 Cake | Ukrops
DJ | Richard Green Entertainment
Catering | Hickory Notch
Honeymoon | Cancun
xoxo, Katelyn
21 Comments Weddings
  1. Girish reply

    Beautiful photographs as always. You really have great charm to make the couples become so comfortable in the front of the camera.

  2. Natalie Kay reply

    I have known these two since college before they were dating and watched their relationship grow! They are both such amazing people and am so impressed by how you captured them with your camera! Also it was exciting to see Hope look so lovely for their wedding! Katelyn, lovely job!

  3. Sharon Elizabeth reply

    these are great katelyn!! the preceremony pictures are some of my favorites by you — great job! =)

  4. Anna K. reply

    Stunning as always!!!

  5. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Beautiful!!! The brides pre-ceremony pictures are amazing!!

  6. Anna Grace reply

    KATELYN You did such an amazing job with these. It was SO great to see you at their wedding!!! I love the red and blue paneling pictures they are beautiful. Love it all!

  7. Regan reply

    Beautiful!! Such amazing and adorable details!! And you told the story in such a way that on one would EVER guess the reception was in the church as well!! Soo gorgeous!

  8. Heather reply

    Um…that’s the best “cheer while the Bride & Groom kiss” shot I’ve ever seen! Hilarious!!

  9. ashley barnett reply

    LOVE that centerpiece with the spoons- what an awesome idea!

  10. Annetta reply

    What a great job, Katelyn. Love the all the details.

  11. Victoria reply

    Emilie!! everything was so beautiful! it’s even better because Katelyn did the photography and you know I stalk her daily. I have been waiting for the blog post to come out with your photos, congratulations!!

  12. Stephanie Stewart reply

    LOVE everything about this wedding! SUCH an adorable couple, they make me smile! And those wedding shoes are awesome…I’d love a pair for myself, so perfect for summer! Love their mural too!

  13. Meredith Sledge reply

    You did an amazing job on this wedding! WOW. Love. The ones of her against that dark wall are incredible.

  14. ashley link reply

    LOVE all of her details! great job capturing everything. looked like a lot of fun! :)

  15. Cindy Habel reply

    Wow! Katelyn these pictures are stunning…..just beautiful xo

  16. Hillary Hurd reply

    Emily, congratulations on your wedding! You’re absolutely stunning. I hope all is well. Please let me know if/when you’re in Richmond/Cville. I would love to catch up. ~Hillary Hurd

  17. Kitty Witthoefft reply

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding pictures! I loved seeing all of your wonderful details throughout the ceremony & reception! Once again, I’m so sorry to have had to miss this glorious occasion! God bless you & your marriage!

  18. Corbin Wagner reply

    Such a beautiful wedding! I love you guys :) Katelyn, nice job! It looks like you really captured them

  19. Lauren Tapscott reply

    Emilie- you look SO beautiful! I can’t believe you’re all grown up and married:) I hope you and Patrick have a wonderful beginning to married life!:)

  20. Leslie Strickler reply

    These are the most beautiful pictures of the most beautiful
    couple inside and out.

  21. Elizabeth reply

    ALL of these photos were stunning and took my breath away, but I was especially stuck by the photo of the Bride’s mother as the bride and father walk down the aisle! I just love that one!

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