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  • A Sedona Anniversary Shoot | By Annamarie Akins

One of my points in my talk was about “showing yourself”. It’s SO good for us to be in front of the camera! I know some of us HATE being on the other side of the lens. It’s hard. We know what looks good and we know what looks bad. So naturally, we constantly worry about our poses, double chins and puffy eyes when we’re in front of the camera. We do this because we’re HUMAN and sometimes our anxiety gets the best of us! Well, you know how you fix this phobia? DOING IT! Have your pictures taken!

It’s really SUCH a great experience to have another photographer pose you, encourage you and shoot you!! Not only is it nice to have updated portraits, but you will learn SO much about how your own clients feel!! Michael and I were lucky enough to have the amazing Annamarie Akins take some anniversary portraits for us in SEDONA!!! AH!

While we were visiting some friends, we casually threw out the idea about how awesome it would be to travel to Sedona and snap some portraits! That quickly turned into a full blown shoot and I LOVED it!!! These images mean SO much to me for some many different reasons. Annamarie is a past KJ BRIDE, coaching alumni, workshop model and a dear dear friend of mine!! Seriously, she’s amazing!! I’m so proud of all that she has accomplished in her business and I couldn’t be more thrilled with these amazing images!!!

Thank you so so much Anna!!! We love them AND this first picture is my FAVORITE!!! Well, one of them! 

 I LOVE this one!!

 Ahhh!!!

 So SO beautiful!!!

 Is it just me, or did the rocks perfectly match my hair?! :) 

xoxo, Katelyn
24 Comments Personal
  1. Casey Hendrickson reply

    LOVE these so much, and what you said is so so so true! When Chad and I had our Christmas photos done down here, I learned so much about how clients can feel going into the shoot. I was constantly checking the time, worrying about how I looked, trying to make sure all the details were right, and then our photographers stopped me, had us breathe, and then we started the shoot as a couple – instead of a photographer knowing every little thing that could be wrong, we were a couple in love getting photos done and enjoying our time together. It’s actually REALLY good bonding time, and I loved all of our photos and the way we were captured in them :) So yes – not only is it a learning experience, you get pretty photos of your life too! And these of you two are GORGEOUS. EVERYTHING is perfect!!!

  2. Megan reply

    Absolutely love these! :)

  3. Mary Marantz reply

    AHHHHHHH!! I LOVE these you guys!!! Such a beautiful couple! Amazing job Anna!!! Love you all! xoxo

  4. ashley link reply

    You guys are so beautiful!!! Love these photos! <3

  5. Ashley Durham reply

    These are ADORABLE!!!

  6. Holly reply

    I was totally going to comment about your hair matching perfectly with the surroundings! You have Sedona hair! Beautiful pics! Hope you guys are having fun in Vegas!

  7. Stephanie Messick reply

    LOVEEEEEEEEEEE!!! You and Michael look stunning in these photo! Anna did an amazing job! xoxo!

  8. Moriah Ortega reply

    Love the one of you on the rocks in the water with Michael looking back!!!!!

  9. Brittany Riggan reply

    I’m pretty sure I almost bought that exact same dress the other day! Beautiful photos of beautiful people! Happy anniversary!

  10. Kathryn Grace reply

    So, so beautiful!

  11. Katie reply

    Love these!!!!! Sedona is gorgeous! Just like you guys! ;)

  12. Megan Kelsey Marcus reply

    I wrote on Annamarie’s post, “Props to Katelyn for trekking through the dessert in the cutest heels EVER.” My ankle would have been twisted after picture #1… #teachmeyourways

  13. Meredith Sledge reply

    LOVE!! All are so amazing! Annamarie’s work is so beautiful and soft!

  14. Colleen Delaney reply

    TOTALLLY thought HEY those rocks look AWESOME with Katelyn’s hair when someone posted a preview on Instagram :) LOVE THESE! Heading to Annamarie’s and the Demos’ blogs now to read more about my FAVORITE Alsops :) Hope y’all are having so much fun at WPPI!

  15. Alexandra {Heart Love Always} reply

    These are amazing!! Your skirt is gorgeous!!

  16. Kristina W. reply

    Katelyn, these are gorgeous! Annamarie did an amazing job! I’m so glad that you and Michael got to experience a taste of Arizona. Sedona is such a beautiful place, I hope you enjoyed your time there!

  17. Kristi reply

    Stoppp it!!! These are absolutely INCREDIBLE!!! Always love seeing you all IN FRONT of the camera!!! Love you all!!! xoxo

  18. Jacinthe reply

    Loving these! As well as Amy and Jordan’s! You guys are so cute together. ;) And woah, good-looking too! Seems like your friends all agree that you’re amazing people to be friends with! That makes my heart smile. Keep being fabulous!

  19. Lorin Fairweather reply

    The rocks TOTALLY match your hair! Gorgeousness all around. Sedona looks great on y’all :)

  20. Annetta reply

    These are beautiful! But so are you both Katelyn and Michael.

  21. Tori Watson reply

    These are GORGEOUS! And I can’t get over how much I LOVE this haircut on you. You’re always gorgeous and photogenic, but it’s just such a fun and trendy style that suits you so well. :)

  22. Elizabeth reply

    THESE ARE AMAZING. As I scrolled through them, I just kept thinking how fantastic these are going to look in your home!! Like they totally go with your decor style, all the way. :) And talk about a fabulous location. And your hair looks gorgeous, the end. And, yeah – beautiful pictures I’m sure you’ll treasure for many years!

  23. Ashley Mitchell reply

    Katelyn I am LOVING your style in this one! Those shoes are perfection! (And you guys are pretty cute too of course!) xo!

  24. Clare reply

    Katelyn, where is this spot in Sedona? Visited there this past week, but never stumbled upon this area? Definitely saw the red rocks, but not quite from this angle :)

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