• Heath + Courtney

Everyone always asks the bride “So how are you feeling?!” Some brides are a little jittery and nervous and then some brides are like Courtney…. totally relaxed and ready to do this!! Courtney told her mom “People say that your wedding day is going to be awesome but this is literally the best day of my life”. She was surrounded by her closest friends and she was about to MARRY her best friend of all!! Heath couldn’t adore her more. During their first look, Heath handed Courtney a letter to read. As she read his words, she looked up at Michael and I and said “He’s so sweet!”. This was something we already knew. You can just tell by the way he looks at her that he wants nothing more than to make her happy. Their relationship started by a chance encounter at JMU… I believe Courtney’s dad mentioned during his toast that Heath and Courtney’s first interaction was over a spilled drink in class.

Classic. Speaking of classic, these two had a beautiful, elegant wedding at the Thomas Birby House in Leesburg, VA this past Saturday. Michael and I just love that beautiful location and all of the quaint little streets that surround it! I can’t wait to share their portraits. It may have been 90 degrees but it sure did look like fall!! Heath and Courtney, we can’t believe it’s over already!! I hope your honeymoon is fantastic and all that you hoped it would be! We couldn’t have asked for a better couple for October 5th!! We’re so honored that we were a part of your big day! Enjoy your post!!!


Holly Chapple made the Bouquet and Bout! Loved them! 

This was her Mom’s veil!! Such beautiful detail! 

Love all that they did with their pictures!!



Such pros!


Ceremony | Thomas Birkby House
Reception | Thomas Birkby House
Dress | Leesburg Bridal & Tuxedo
Bridesmaids | David’s Bridal
Groomsmen | Jos A. Banks
DJ | Richard Green Entertainment
Coordinator | Janice Carnevale
Invitations | Minted
Cake | SwEEts by E
Catering | Grandale Catering
xoxo, Katelyn
22 Comments Weddings
  1. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    Oh my goodness I LOVE the red, white, and black theme! Such a fun wedding with such adorable details!!

  2. Ashley reply

    What a beautiful wedding! And she is a gorgeous bride! She reminds me of a Katherine heigle.

  3. Amanda reply

    I LOVE the RED!!!

  4. Kristen Ulrich reply

    Katelyn, You are amazaing! Thank you for capturing all the little details we worked so hard on. it was so nice to have you and michael there to share my sisters wedding day!

  5. Kathryn Grace reply

    Beautiful! And I love all the canvases of their engagement pics around the reception… that must have been fun for you. :-)

  6. Kat reply

    Oh their tent was BEAUTIFUL!! And I love the B&W dance floor!

  7. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Those pictures of the flower girls and ring bearer…so cute!!

  8. Erin reply

    Her shoes!!! Love it Katelyn!

  9. Rachel McCloud reply

    so beautiful. I LOVE her shoes :)

  10. Gabrielle C reply

    Love the color scheme and what a gorgeous couple. :)

  11. JAclyn Lee reply

    These pictures are absolutely stunning. Your skill is undeniable, but without their ability to look so effortlessly radiant, These could have never turned out so well Wishing a lifetime of happiness to Courtney and her handsome husband. She deserves nothing less than the best. God Bless <3

  12. Stephanie Messick reply

    LOVE her red heels!!! Andddd of course the Duke Dog cake toppers! Lol! Adorable!!!

  13. jennie dove reply

    just new it would be red its courtney’s favorite color!

  14. Kristina W. reply

    Awww, I loved the groom’s face when he saw Coco walk down the aisle!

  15. Lloyd (Gramps) reply

    What a magical evening! I’m glad I was a part of it, thanks! My prayer is that God blesses your marriage for many, many years. You make a wonderful couple.

  16. Mallory reply

    Beautiful bride, beautiful details, beautiful pictures!

  17. April Yoder reply

    You did a fabulous job with the pictures! It was a beautiful wedding with a stunning bride!

  18. Tangie reply

    That ring shot with the red and white straws??? Best everrrr!!! Phenomenal job, katelyn!

  19. Amber bRady reply

    I love her dress…… Beautiful pictures

  20. Sarah Adams reply

    Love the Americana feel of this wedding with their colors and the classic coke bottles!

  21. Samantha C. reply

    the pictures are so beautiful..she did an amazing job!! you looked stunning courtney!!

  22. Ney Serrano reply

    Your wedding was featured on my company website! How cool!?

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