• David + Emily

Maybe it was the beautiful venue… or the incredibly sweet first look…. or Emily’s dad’s ability to simultaneously scare you and crack you up with his sarcasm…. whatever it was, Friday’s beautiful Stevenson Ridge wedding was a BLAST to be a part of. David and Emily captured my heart instantly during their engagement session back in the fall and I have been looking forward to their wedding day for QUITE some time now! I remember driving to their engagement session right after leaving a meeting about possibly building the new house… CRAZY how much can happen in 6 months right?! It’s also crazy what can happen in ONE DAY! After the span of 30 minutes, David and Emily went from being engaged to promising FOREVER to one another!! Just like that, they were husband and wife and a beautiful new family was formed! The excitement on both of their faces when they were announced as Mr. and Mrs. Roop was priceless!

This day had been anticipated for a while and they finally made it! Their Stevenson Ridge wedding was the perfect venue for their family and friends to gather together.  I always LOVE shooting their because it’s beautiful, the staff is amazing and the locations are so convenient! The bride can get ready in the gorgeous Riddick House and the ceremony is under the Pergola and the reception is only a few steps away!! Perfect!

David and Emily, I hope your wedding day was all that you dreamed it would be and so much more! You guys looked AWESOME and Michael and I loved being a part of your celebration! I hope you’re enjoying married life and congratulations on this exciting new phase of your relationship!! Enjoy your day through our eyes!!! xoxo

Emily’s dad took her to Kleinfelds 

to pick out her dress and it was stunning! I was nervous hanging it on the chandelier!!!! 

Ohh don’t get me started on this bouquet!! I have to admit, I don’t normally LOVE tons of purple when it comes to florals… but this, THIS was amazing!! Amanda from


is amazing!! So thankful that we’re working together a few times this summer! 

Loved the shots from David receiving his gifts from Em! 

Watching a video of David opening his surprise from Emily! 

Emily’s aunt must have spent MONTHS on a sewing machine! She embroidered everything! 

A sweet and emotional gift for dad:)

Love. this.

Loved their first look!

Michael’s shot… it’s one of my favorites! 

My favorite!

Some fist pumps from the dads:)


Smiles and tears…

Wine ceremony



No idea what was said… but evidently I’m hilarious.  :)

Dessert bar!

Not a fan of “flash” but I’m loving this classic shot of the Kate Spade flutes! 

They had a “Float” bar!

Ceremony | Stevenson Ridge
Reception | Stevenson Ridge
Florists | Anthomanic
Dress | Augusta Jones purchased at Kleinfeld’s
Bridesmaids | Alfred Angelo of Springfield, VA
Groomsmen | Brooks Brothers
DJ | Richard Green Entertainment
Videographer | Red Heron
Coordinator | Elizabeth Timms From Stevenson Ridge
Hair & Makeup | Hair- Rebecca Litalien  Makeup- Kristen of gogogorgeous
Invitations | Leah Webb
Favors | Personalized Wine Glasses from
Honeymoon | St. Marteen
Cake | Gateau
Catering | Caroline Street Catering
Other Vendors |Shutter Booth
xoxo, Katelyn
22 Comments Weddings
  1. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Love those ones by the lake and in the cedar-lined driveway! Those bouquets are absolutely amazing!!

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  3. molly stillman reply

    just stunning! i loveeeee all the classic elements!

  4. Leslie Veronee reply

    Absolutely beautiful wedding!! Flowers are incredible!! photography gorgeous!!

  5. Leslie Veronee reply

    Beautiful Wedding!! Flowers & photography are incredible!!

  6. Lacoya Heggie reply

    Oh. My. Goodness. HER DRESS! Perfection! I love Anthomanic – also working with her a couple of times this year! Not only does she create amazing work – she is simply a JOY to work with from a planner’s perspective. LOVE the purple. Love everything. The ceremony was simple and BEAUTIFUL, the reception looked like so much fun and I loved the dessert bar. I love it when couples decide to step outside of the box. lol LOVE LOVE LOVE! You’re amazing, Katelyn!

  7. Mariela Reyes reply

    Emily, your entire wedding looks amazing! Definitely well planned out with all the small details & colors! Congrats to you both ❤

  8. ashley barnett reply

    Awesome job Katelyn! I really want to shoot at Stevenson Ridge it’s GORGEOUS and you did it justice! :)

  9. SHalese reply

    What gorgeous flowers!! Such a beautiful venue, and I LOVE the fist pumping dads. :)

  10. Ashlyn reply

    Yes. Those bouquets were amazing! And so was her dress. Gah. This wedding was perfection. What a beautiful couple!

  11. Sarah Adams reply

    Love the grace and elegance of this wedding! So beautiful!

  12. Terri baskin reply

    Wow!!!!! I’m speechless…every wedding you shoot becomes my favorite! You did an amazing job capturing their day!

  13. Emily Wright reply

    gorgeous wedding! :D

  14. Stephanie Stewart reply

    Another stunning wedding! I’ve noticed that since you and Michael have been working together, your images just seem that much more magical. I don’t know either one of you (but love you both!) and I don’t think you needed one bit of improvement, but my goodness, it’s like you two are just meant to be doing this *together*, it brings out the best in both of you, and it shows in your work. I hope this made sense! all i mean is that you two rock and keep up the stellar work!

  15. Anthomanic reply

    Wowzers!! You really captured the essence of not only their love, but the color scheme really pops here! What an honor to be their florist!!

  16. Kristin reply

    So pretty! Such a gorgeous setting.

  17. Elana Schaffer reply

    The day was amazing, but the way you’ve captured it couldn’t be more perfect. You did an unbelievable job showing the beauty and personality of the wedding!

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  19. ashley link reply

    swoon1 love all the purple! :)

  20. Meg reply

    Love the color choices and details of this wedding. The bride definitely has great attention to detail. Fantastic!

  21. Kim Crisp reply

    Beautiful pictures! such a lovely couple!
    Takes me down memory lane, 16 years ago when I married my sweetheart! may each day be blessing.

  22. Caroline reply

    eeekk!!! my goodness, how lovely! those flowers really pop!

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