Richmond Portrait Photographer

  • Amanda & Sarah

They can get along and be the best of friends or they can be each others biggest enemy! I know for my sister and I, we went through the “enemy” phase in Middle school.  We couldn’t stand each other. She would scream, I would grab her arm with my nails and say “SHHHH… If you cry to momma we’ll BOTH get in trouble for fighting!”.  We had that type of relationship. However, believe it or not, we grew out of that phase when we entered high school.  We would still have our moments of driving each other crazy, but for the most part, Emy and I slowly became really amazing friends. Now that we’re grown up and have moved on to college/married life….

I am happy to say that I consider Emy one of my BEST friends…. in the WHOLE WORLD.  We have come a LONG way since the arm squeezing, nail digging phase of our lives. That “phase” actually made it into my sister’s Maid of Honor speech at our wedding and it was quite hilarious.  ANYWAY! All of this to say… I love having a sister and I’m so thankful for her.


During my session with the BEAUTIFUL Johnson girls I was reminded of how much I love Emy. I’m so thankful I have someone to share clothes with, someone to keep my secrets and someone to tell me when my makeup looks bad. Sisters are a gift and the Johnson girls are proof of that! They love each other! I could have photographed Amanda SQUEEZING Sarah and laughing all day! They are such a beautiful example of the joy that comes from sharing life with a sister. Amanda, Sarah and their parents are members of our new church family here in Richmond and so it was such an honor to photograph a part of their family! I could go on and on about how much I love these girls and how much I’m going to HATE seeing Amanda graduate and head to college next fall… but thank goodness I get to be with Sarah for a long while!! These two were such a joy to work with and I can’t wait to show you some favorites!! Enjoy!!

Sarah, you’re beautiful, simply beautiful!

Loved watching them try to do the model face… and then bursting with laughter! Hey, the model face is HARD!

So gorgeous Amanda!

Their session was shot on University of Richmond’s campus where their parents both graduated from!


Ohhh I love this next set!

Look at that TREE!

LOVE it Sarah!!!!

Amanda the model face is killer!

8 Comments Everyday
  1. bella reply

    hi, I just found your site/blog but I gotta say “great photos” esp. these girls so much personality in the photos. I think my Fav is of amanda standing by the wooden door with her hair blowing in the wind. and the shots under the fab. tree together! So NICE all of them!!!

  2. Stephanie B reply

    This post makes me wish I had a sister!!! I suppose getting 3 sisters in law will have to do ;)

  3. Jenifer Krieg reply

    These are great! Beautiful girls! Reading this makes me want to pick up the phone and call my lil sis right now!

  4. nikki reply

    love these! what beautiful girls. the wood doors are so cool!

  5. michael reply

    all of the ones with the yellow tree are my favorite!! They need to be on a big canvas. Great Job Amanda and Sarah!

  6. Allyson reply

    I looove all of these…. the colors are amazing!!

  7. Alex reply

    Now I want a sister session!!! My favorite is the one with Sarah lifting Amanda on her tip toes as they hug, it’s so precious! Katelyn you did a beautiful job capturing this wonderful bond. I love that funky column, all the amazing doors and the leaves on that tree. And reading about you and Em makes me smile. keep up the great work =]

  8. Sharon reply

    Love the pics! We are so pleased and your creativity shined through. Thanks for a great session. We look foward to seeing the rest.

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