• Erik + Holly

“Boy” and he calls her “girl”. You have to hear it to understand how cute it is. It fits them. Erik and Holly are such a great example of what it looks like to have a strong friendship as the foundation of a relationship.  When I met with Holly a few weeks ago to discuss wedding details and hear about the big day, I loved hearing all the ideas that Erik came up with! I was so impressed! He was very much involved in planning and I think that is AWESOME! … and what makes it even better is that his ideas are awesome too! The details of Holly and Erik’s wedding day were amazing! They put so much love and thought into everything that they did and it was perfect. Holly is super creative and it showed in every part of their day!

From escort cards with hand written notes to EVERY single guest, to the LIFESIZE engagement picture in the entrance of the reception hall, she thought of everything! All of these wonderful details made me happy but the best part of the day was watching Holly and Erik celebrate with family and friends! It was quite a party! Everyone was so genuinely happy for the two of them! It was such an honor and privilege to be a part of their wedding!


Holly and Erik! You’re awesome and I hope Jamaica is wonderful! Thank you for allowing be to be with you on your wedding day!

Erik is an AMAZING pianist…so I thought this was fitting:)


girl, you’re gorgeous!

Balloons! SO much fun!


Are you ready for this?! AH! Favorite!!! The light was PER-FECT!

Holly had some design help by the fabulous Jenni Green! Love her!

Gotta end with an awesome dancing shot! You go Brad Brewer!

Leave Holly and Erik some love!

31 Comments Weddings
  1. Kim reply

    LOVE the colors!! You do such an amazing job. If you ever need a second shooter in CO… I’m your girl.

  2. sharon reply

    these are seriously some of my favorite wedding pictures you’ve ever done! love!

  3. Amanda Hilborn Hedgepeth reply

    I absolutely love this wedding. This color combination is one that I keep trying to explain to girls telling them how much they would love, and they don’t understand until they see it…it’s PERFECT together! This bride & groom had a GORGEOUS wedding and look like they have a wonderful life ahead of them :)

  4. Ashley reply

    I love the handwritten notes on the place cards! It adds more love to the day for not only the bride and groom, but their guests! Great idea!

  5. Brittany reply

    These are great! I love all the little details, and I actually LOVE the color combo!!!

  6. Kent reply

    You did an AWESOME job of preserving memories of this BEAUTIFUL wedding and all the LOVE that it contained!

  7. Leah reply

    Wow what yummy light! Such great shots! your so talented!!

  8. Karina Crouch reply

    BEAUTIFUL! What a fun wedding and great photography!

  9. Sabrina reply

    Gorgeous gorgeous wedding. I love red. So that could be reason for me being so partial :) But I love the bridesmaids dresses and Holly’s shoes too! And the Katelyn… the pic of the dress hanging in the doorway, reflected in the picture frame but still showing the wavy curtains… genius. Seriously, I love it. Nicely done, my friend!

  10. Holly’s Dad reply

    As Holly’s father I may be EXTREMELY partial but when I saw Holly on her wedding day she was more beautiful than ever and I told her that. You have done a tremendous job of capturing her beauty and the love that exists between her and Erik. Thank you for sharing the emotions and love of this awesome day.

  11. elizabeth reply

    Gorgeous! That red bench was made for Holly! And I LOVE the pictures in the garden, in the middle of August and it being so hot, Katelyn you found amazing color outside, that is talent my friend:)

  12. Caitlin reply

    These are gorgeous. The red is amazing – love the added color the red bench and balloons add. Oooohhhh and the perfect light in the colorful garden – amazing as usual!

  13. britney reply

    i looooove these kk! holly and erik u guys look great and i loved that shot with the purple plants mid-way through the post. wonderful!

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  15. Holly’s Cousin reply

    These are some of the best wedding photos I have seen. I used to run a lab where I saw a lot of wedding photos so I’ve seen a lot of styles. I just love looking at your photos. You definitely captured Holly and Eriks perfect day with perfect photos. Great job!

  16. johnnabrynn reply

    FANTASTIC!!! i don’t know how your work can get any better, and then it does. Way to go, Katelyn!

  17. Haley Goodell reply

    This wedding looks like it was a blast. i love the bold colors.

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  21. Leann reply

    Beautiful! Great pictures! Where are these bridesmaid dresses from??

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  23. Cassie reply

    WHAT IS THE COLOR OF HER DRESSEESSSS!!! Ive been looking everywhere and nobody has my color for my bridesmaids dresses…i was just wondering if you knew the exact color name so i have a better chance of finding them.

  24. Lisa reply

    I would love to know where the bridesmaid dresses are from too!

  25. Rachael R reply

    Love!! I do love her colors and would love to know about the bridesmaid dresses!!

  26. nancy hang reply

    Hi, I abosolutely love the color scheme in this wedding. Could you let me know what the aqua (Teal/Mint?) color is called? Thanks!

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  29. samantha reply

    im just curious were can i order those same bridesmate dresses

    • Katelyn James reply

      Hi Samantha,
      Unfortunately this wedding is from 2010, so I’m not sure where they got the dresses or if they’d even still have them. So sorry :( I hope you can find some similar that you love!!

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