Thankfully, after about 2 minutes of photographing them, I knew that I had absolutely nothing to worry about. These two are simply amazing, not only because of their modeling abilities…. but because they made us feel like a part of their family instantly! When we left their reception I told Michael that I could have hung out with them for another WEEK! They are the type of people that you tell other people about! They’re fun, kind, entertaining, thoughtful and genuine.

The majority of their dinner was spent listening to the most beautiful toasts. I hear toasts ALL of the time, and it takes a lot for me to tear up during them. I think I cried during at LEAST 4 of their toasts from family and friends, and I didn’t want them to end. However, they definitely saved the best for last. Kate’s family shared earlier in the evening that she was known for preparing poems for EVERY life celebration when she was younger! It was like her “thing”.  So it was only fitting that she made a poem for her wedding day that included individual lines for EVERY. SINGLE. GUEST. All 70 of them! First of all, who has a destination wedding to the other side of the world and has 70 friends and family invest in coming all the way over there?! That’s how you know that you have truly invested in people’s lives, and that you’re deeply loved!

Not only did Greg and Kate toast their friends, they also spoke so highly of their families…. especially their parents. Maybe I think this way because I’m a parent now, but I think it’s the most beautiful thing to hear a young couple tell their parents that they love and respect them more than anyone else. Greg and Kate both come from families that love each other so much, and it was so evident to us after just spending one day with them!! It was such a honor to be in their presence and an even greater honor to be the ones capturing their memories!!

Having their wedding at Lake Como was a wild idea that became the most beautiful reality! I can honestly say that it has to be the most beautiful wedding location I have EVER photographed. Hands down. It was a gorgeous day and at moments, I couldn’t believe that it was really happening! We’re getting ready to land and so even though I have so much more to say, I need to let you see these images!! I still can’t get over them!!!!

How amazing are those PLANTS?!

Michael’s amazing shot! Can’t take credit for this one!

I can however take credit for this one! They are such a classy couple!

xoxo, Katelyn
40 Comments Blog, Weddings
  1. Kathryn reply

    These are AMAZING! Her dress and veil are so awesome. And what a setting. Seriously a dream.

  2. Anna reply

    Oh my goodness! What a dream! I was following all your snapchat stories. What an incredible trip! Congrats to the newlyweds!

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  4. Paulette reply

    Hi Katelyn,
    Absolutely Gorgeous!
    Would love to read a blogpost how you handled things with Everly? Did she travel with you? Who watched her? How did you handle the breastfeeding/pumping situation?
    All the best from Germany
    Paulette (mommy of Theo 2 years, Elise 4 days old)

  5. Emily Chappell reply

    Oh my GOODNESS, the light – and the photos on the boat are to die for!! What a dream!!

  6. Cyndi V. reply

    Oh my GOSH…Katelyn…These photos are absolutely spectacular! What a DREAM location! Gorgeous couple, absolutely perfect dress and veil and above all else, such talent to grab every ray of light just perfectly, every wisp of wind, and a softness and romance in every setting…SO WELL DONE.

  7. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Absolutely, positively stunning! These photos and this wedding are so beautiful it’s impossible to capture it in words.

  8. Marilyn Borsari reply

    Katelyn–the pictures are wonderful….we spent some time in Lake Como and it is beautiful !! You caught details of her gorgeous dress and veil…. Congrats on your new little girl, too!

  9. Kayla reply

    Seriously stunning! I’m in love with her dress, and the shots of them on the speed boat! Gorgeous wedding!

  10. Jess Bulloss reply

    Beautiful!! Just BEAUTIFUL!

  11. Lauen Buman reply

    These are magically beautiful Katelyn & Michael!!

  12. Ashley Duke reply

    Absolutely STUNNING!!! Those boat portraits are AMAZING!!!

  13. Kimmie reply

    This wedding…. you guys knocked it out of the park, Katelyn & Michael!! This was exactly what I needed to see before my wedding season starts – so much beauty and great posing!

  14. Jill reply

    Katelyn! I believe you have outdone even yourself!!! These are so so so stunning!!!!

  15. Natalie reply

    KATELYN!! You have outdone yourself!!! Oh my goodness these are absolutely stunning!!!!!!!! WOW!!!

  16. Kristina W. reply

    This wedding is gorgeous in every way!!! And so beautifully captured by two amazing photographers!

  17. Marianne Lucas reply

    Wow! You guys are more than amazing. Speechless

  18. Michelle reply

    Simply gorgeous! These make me want to get married all over again! And start shooting weddings! And I’m a landscape photographer! Love.

  19. Jennifer reply

    Katelyn, Congratulations on a dream come true career adventure! These portraits are incredible! I’ve followed your work for years and hope to meet you someday. And Congratulations to Greg and Kate on a beautiful wedding. :-) Best, Jenn

  20. Michelle reply

    Wow, wow, wow!!! What more is there to say?! These are absolutely stunning!!! <3 <3

  21. Myesha reply

    KATELYN AND MICHAEL!!! These are gorgeous!! Like seriously, it looks so editorial. Way to go both of you.

  22. Currie reply

    Magical!! These are amazing!!

  23. Hayle Oberle reply

    Katelyn and Michael!!! How on the Lord’s beautiful earth do you expose the way you do? Or is it editing? I know that would mean spilling all of your secrets, but how are you able to not have everything blown out? I’d love to hear your thoughts!! Also, I am so encouraged by you two. I love how you run your business with joy and laughter. I’ve been struggling here recently trying to find joy in wedding photography again. I am a lover and follower of Jesus and have been praying that this job would be used to His glory. I want to grow and get better consistently all to honor him. Any tips, thoughts, encouragement, and prayers are so welcome! Thank you!!

  24. Jenna Michelle reply

    Absolutely gorgeous Katelyn. You weren’t kidding; this is the most beautiful location I’ve ever seen! Congrats Greg and Katie!

  25. Mariann Kovats reply

    Beautiful work Katelyn! Oh yes, this place is just stunning, no wonder you had to remind yourself, that is really happening there and you are part of it. I always enjoy to see your work, but this was very special to me too. Congrats to the young couple and to you two, as well, to go there with a baby and work so hard and create an awesome memories to them. xoxo

  26. Michael reply

    Love Lake Como. Happy you had the chance to visit one of the prettiest places on the planet! Such a paradise

  27. Allison reply

    These photos caused me to tear up–and I don’t know them! Exquisite. So much joy, detail, beauty, and love captured in these photographs. <3

  28. Ashley reply

    Ummm okay wow- everything about this is GOALS!! So dreamy!!

  29. Tamara Thompson reply

    Most beautiful wedding, family , setting and pictures ever!!!!

  30. Tatyana Lee reply

    Umm is this real life!? My favorite one yet!

  31. Cheryl Schmidt reply

    For those of us that could not attend, THANK YOU for capturing the emotions and beauty of the Kennedy wedding! You do an amazing job!

  32. Annetta reply

    Wonderful job K & M! Italy is a beautiful place to have a wedding. I’ve been to Italy about 10 years ago in that area, at the lake just west of where you were, at a famous castle on Isola Bella. They know how to landscape in that area.

  33. Stephanie reply

    EPIC!! Just, epic. I loved that chiffon layer to her gown, it added such depth to her look!

  34. Kalina Duck reply

    one word: AMAZING

  35. Stephanie reply

    I didn’t want this gallery to ever end! Such unbelievably beautiful photos.

  36. Attila Iuhasz reply

    I really love your editing style. There is this fine line between too much or too less, it’s not that easy to achieve.

  37. gaby reply

    These are breathtaking! I’m totally speechless. I’m also dying to know… does anyone happen to know where the bride’s earrings are from? They’re amazing!

  38. Jessica Tuttle reply

    Katelyn!! This is the most stunning wedding! What incredible photos!!! So glad I stumbled upon this one today!!! WOW!! great job team!! Thank you for living your God sized dreams!! <3 Jess

  39. ig viewer reply

    Stunning photos~ I love everything about this photoshoot, so beautiful and emotional.

  40. Melissa reply

    Katelyn, I am just browsing your blog for inspiration before we leave to shoot a wedding today and came across this one. It’s so gorgeous! After watching you in KJ All Access, I can just imagine how much you were squealing while shooting this one! lol <3

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