• Chris + Shyla

…previously that I get nervous before weddings sometimes. This was only my 2nd or 3rd wedding where I haven’t met the bride until the day of the wedding! AH! I was nervous! I knew Shyla was going to be a sweetheart from her emails but I normally like doing engagement sessions before the wedding day so that the couple can get used to the camera. Welp! Chris and Shyla worked it like pros and we had no problems what so ever! He makes her laugh, he likes doing his “serious” face and Shyla laughs at his “serious” face….. so this made for great portraits! I love Chris and Shyla and the fact that they hired me for their wedding day without ever meeting me was a compliment! They trusted me to capture their day

and I loved being there!! The weather, the location, the light.. everything was perfect for their relaxed evening wedding. Chris and Shyla’s friends and family celebrated and partied the night away at the Historic Kinloch.  It was a blast! As I watched Shyla dance with her girls, I couldn’t help but get excited to celebrate with mine! I’ve been so busy planning that I had forgotten just how amazing it is going to be to have 400 friends and family surrounding us on 10-10-10… and yes, I said 400! Yikes!!! Enjoy these MANY favorites and be sure to take your time….my next wedding is coming in November so this will have to hold you over for a little while!

I can’t ever decide on detail shots, ok… it’s a hard job!

Love this. I don’t know why… it’s just so simple.

Ok, I must introduce you to Addison, Chris and Shyla’s baby girl! This shot was taken right before she applied her dark brown eye shadow to the center of her cheeks… precious.

After taking these… i knew it was going to be a fabulous day. Shyla, girl you’ve got “the look”!

Shy’s bridesmaid’s reaction to her in her dress! Priceless! I can’t wait for that moment!!! 10 days!!

Oh “First Looks”, how I love you!

Everyone deserves a moment like this!

and this!

I didn’t even realize until I was 5-starring their images that that tree was GOLDEN!!! Niceeee.

Shyla, you’re absolutely gorgeous!

Future brides: ALL of these portraits were done in about 10-12 minutes…. doing a First Look can SAVE your wedding day timeline! Seriously!

It was beautiful. Absolutely beautiful!

HAD to show you this little guy! His family says he reminds them of a little Matthew Maconahay! I see it!!! So cute!

Yay! I love my couples!! I loved being a part of your day Chris and Shyla!!! I hope Hawaii is AWESOME!

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12 Comments Weddings
  1. Holly reply

    these are absolutely stunning! So much fun and a pleasure meeting you. I wish I had known you were a CNU alum…we have that in common. Hope our paths cross again soon!!!

  2. Catie reply

    Oh my gosh! Love that shot of her by the willow tree in black and white! TOOO PERFECT! And those kids are so cute! Amazing job!

  3. Cailin reply

    You rocked as a photographer. The pictures are BEAUTIFUL and Shyla and Chris were rockstars. I’m so glad that i was a part of the special day!!

  4. Saundra reply

    These are beautiful. Love how you capture the day.

  5. Michael reply

    Awesome job, Some really epic shots in this post….any of those get blown up on a canvas? I love that big tree where they got married.

  6. Becca reply

    I LOVE all these pictures! They’re great!! So sad its your last wedding till Nov. Hopefully you’ll share lots of your own wedding and more DIY things you did for it! Can’t wait! Also thank you so much for the email response to image sizing! Worked perfectly! Elloo right size images. Really appreciate it!!

  7. Brittany reply

    These are great! I love that you got one WITH them at the end instead of just OF them :)

  8. Heidi reply

    Love the ceremony pictures! Nice job, Katelyn. Looks like an awesome wedding and you captured it well!

  9. Kathi Harrison reply

    These pictures are WONDERFUL! Kevin and I had such a fun time. Thank you for allowing us to share this perfect day with you both!

  10. Jackie reply

    Beautiful pictures! Loved everyone one of them. Shyla looks stunning!

  11. Jenna Coughenour reply

    Thank you so so much for these! Shyla is like my big sister and I was unable to make the ceremony but just seeing these makes me feel like I was a part of something incredible. Congratulations Shyla and Chris! I love you guys; and good luck Katelyn. I hope someone can capture your wedding day the same perfect way you captures theirs. (: Aloha.

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