Derek + Amy

A Thomas Birkby House Wedding | Leesburg Wedding Photographer

Just when

I thought the fall colors couldn’t get ANY prettier… I drove into Leesburg. Historic downtown Leesburg is adorable on its’ own but add in tons of orange, red and yellow trees and BAAM! It becomes the most ideal wedding portrait location! Michael shot this wedding with me and I just kept repeating over and over to him “This is PERFECT!”… and it was. Not only were the trees perfect, Derek and Amy’s day was perfect as well. Holly Chapple blew us AWAY with gorgeous florals that coordinated so wonderfully with the portrait locations we ended up shooting in and I was THRILLED! I had already lost my voice from shooting a wedding the day before but I was still squealing when we were shooting


Derek and Amy in the leaves!! I’m sure I sounded like a sick cat but I was excited! It’s such a gift to have such beautiful locations to shoot in as I end my wedding season. Sometimes the end of wedding seasons can be slow and cold and colorless… that is NOT the case this year! It was a wonderful 72 degrees and beautiful outside on Saturday! I absolutely LOVED being a part of Derek and Amy’s day. They are just the sweetest couple and between engagements and hanging out at Molly and John’s wedding, I have come to adore their little family! Derek’s two kids Sage and Connor couldn’t be cuter and I loved watching the WHOLE family celebrate on their wedding day!! Just wait until you see them… seriously, they are beautiful kids and so well behaved! If I was a child photographer I would make them model in heartbeat!


Derek and Amy, I can’t say thank you enough for choosing us to be a part of your day. It was such an honor and I have loved being a part of this journey with you!! Enjoy my many many favorites and have a blast on the rest of your honeymoon!!!

The kids got ready with the guys and girls! So cute!
Stunning Amy!!!
Love first looks… they never get old:)
Ok, let me ruin this a little and say that Michael and Amy’s mom and sister were throwing leaves… I know, it’s not as cool anymore but hey! It’s still beautiful!!
Random old taxi? Yes please!
I told you! How cute are they?!
Amy! I hope you love this one as much as I do!!
And then they practiced their amazing first dance with no one in the tent! 
Holly, you’re GOOD! REAL good! Love the florals!!
Remember these two?!
Phi Mu! These girls are CRAZY fun… and I LOVE them!! :)
Me and my brides!!

 credits coming!


Comments (28)


  1. Gabrielle Corbin: ( )

    OHMYGOODNESS!!! Katelyn this is quite possibly my favorite fall wedding EVER. You and Michael did a phenomenal job, these pictures are stunning. Reminds me of why I got married in the fall. ;) 11.11.11. <3

  2. Sharon Elizabeth: ( )

    yayyyyy!!! these are gorgeous! amy looks gorgeous!!

  3. molly stillman: ( )

    i am literally smiling so hard. i am freaking out. i LOVE THESE SO MUCH!!! katelyn you and michael did an AMAZING job capturing such a perfect day!! I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!! yayayayayayay!!

  4. Jill Powers: ( )

    So Beautiful Katelyn! Those colors in the beginning don’t even look real! What a sweet couple–they look sooo happy!

  5. Christy: ( )

    This is BY FAR my favorite wedding you’ve posted! You are a one of a kind talent!

  6. Alli: ( )

    Katelyn, these are absolutely incredible!! Thank you for capturing such a perfect wedding… perfectly! Phenomenal work!!

  7. Stacey Dinch: ( )

    Beautiful shots Katelyn! And oh hey I know that bridesmaid :)

  8. Annetta: ( )

    Awesome job! Love that first look location and the fluttering leaves. Cool.

  9. Sara Coleman: ( )

    Where did she get her dress? Or what brand is it?! I LOVE it!

  10. Rebekah Hoyt: ( )

    I LOVE the Birky House! I shot my first-ever wedding there!! These colors are unbelievable, Katelyn!! SO gorgeous!!

  11. Sabrina: ( )

    Oh my word! I love these even more than I thought I would! And you know what? I love that Michael and Amy’s mom and sister were throwing leaves for some of those portraits… it just adds another fun memory! :-) Katelyn, these are seriously gorgeous. They’re going to L-O-V-E them!

  12. Mallory: ( )

    I cannot get over all the fall colors! These pictures are stunning!!

  13. Kimber Wassenberg: ( )

    Simply gorgeous. Love the fall colors everywhere!

  14. Clare: ( )

    YAAAAYYYYY! I have been waiting for these and they do not disappoint. Absolutely GORGEOUS!

  15. Kathryn Grace: ( )

    The ones in the leaves… BREATHTAKING!!!

  16. Heather: ( )

    Amazing fall colors!

  17. Laura: ( )

    Oh my goodness, what gorgeous colors and gorgeous florals! Love this wedding! :-)

  18. Erika {Borrowed&Bleu}: ( )

    The colors and details are absolutely amazing – incredible job!

  19. Jessica: ( )

    All I can say is wow. I found your name through Laura Downing’s wedding pics on Facebook and I just had to check out your website and blog. Can I just say, holy COW you are one incredibly talented photographer! I’ve never been so impressed by someone’s work, website, logo, brand, etc. the whole package!! This post especially just blew. me. away. I just had to say something because everyone deserves to have their work appreciated but my lord, you are so gifted. There’s not a single thing I would change about any of your pictures. Rock on, girl! I’d love to keep in contact, I’ve left my website if you’d ever want to check it out. Your work truly inspires me, and us photogs gotta stick together :) and I totally respect wedding photographers, I’ve tried my hand at it and it’s a whole other world! Cheers to you and all of your lovely couples!

  20. Nathan: ( )

    Wow, amazing colours expertly captured. So full of joy & huge smiles to.

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  22. Gina: ( )

    LOVE LOVE these photos!!

  23. Amy Harris: ( )

    I love looking at these pictures, even weeks later. Thank you so much for capturing our day beautifully. So grateful for you and your gift!

    PS Sara, I got the dress at Maya Couture in Norfolk VA it is an Essence of Australia dress. I LOVE IT!

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    By far the most beautiful wedding ever awesome

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