• J&M "Walk through a Wedding"

I love details! …. LOVE THEM. Between the Sugar Shoot last weekend and J&M’s Walk through a Wedding last week, It’s been like detail OVERLOAD! …. and I’ve been loving every minute of it. I just LOVE themes and colors and styled shoots! There are just SO many awesome ideas out there for ALL types of brides. J&M’s American Honey theme would be perfect for a lower budget wedding and everything was DIY! With a little creativity and hot glue… you can make ANYTHING absolutely adorable. Julia and her style team did an incredible job with the details and of course, Justin and Mary were awesome teachers. I was SO excited when I saw that they would be in Charlotte, NC for one of their

Spread the Love stops.  Not only were they offering “Spread the Love” (which if you’re at ALL interested, you should DEFINITELY attend one!) but they were also hosting a “Walk Through a Wedding” workshop…. and you better believe I wanted to go! Walk through a Wedding wasn’t just a seminar… we actually walked through an ENTIRE wedding day with them giving instruction and direction. I knew I could learn some great information from them but as always, they exceeded my expectations. Justin and Mary really do not hold anything back…. they teach it all. No secrets, no tips and tricks that they won’t share… they’re incredibly honest and I think that is because of two reasons. 1. They’re awesome and know their market so well that they aren’t worried about competition at ALL…. and 2. They genuinely LOVE watching other photographers learn and grow. If they weren’t REALLY passionate about equipping newer photographers…. they wouldn’t be doing this. Planning workshops all over the country in the beginning of wedding season is a HUGE undertaking.


J&m, once again, thank you for the giving of your time and talents! You are raising the bar for photographers one city at a time and we appreciate that!!! You’re an incredible pair and it was an honor to spend some time with you two last week. Enjoy NYC!!!


Special thanks to Sharon and Ashley for letting me sleep on their couch!! Love you girls!

Some of these images are a little darker than normal but I like them! We were working with one window and 20+ photographers! Yikes!

Leslie, my dear, you are so gorgeous! Loved these.

ummmm, HELLO!

We didn’t shoot much in the church HOWEVER…. I learned a TON because Justin is a genius. yup.

Our Reception venue… adorable.

Doing their thang….

Julia you’re quite the model:)

Samantha, you are going to make the most BEAUTIFUL bride!!!!

36 Comments Photography, Weddings
  1. Abbey reply

    WOW!!!! These images are making me drool. AWESOME job as always!!!

  2. Arielle reply

    Katelyn-I’ve seen shots of this wedding on several blogs so far (from other WTAW attendees) but yours are my favorite! They are so YOU-so bright, romantic, airy, classic, timeless, etc! You are amazing!

  3. Tina reply

    Awesome! I’m going to their Spread the Love in NYC, can’t wait!

  4. Emy reply

    LOVE IT!!!! So beautiful… i love the theme! And i especially like the last few images, where they’re in the woods. So cute! Not to mention those cupcakes look amazing.. i want to eat one so bad! haha Great job as always kk!!

  5. Julianna reply

    Sooooo great! What beautiful people! And now I’m in the modd for some honey…

  6. Julianna reply

    Sooooo great! What beautiful people! And now I’m in the modd for some honey…

  7. stephanie b reply

    love these!! great job :)

  8. Leslie reply

    LOVE them all!! You did a phenomenal job!! :))

  9. Matt reply

    AWESOME!!! Thanks so much Katelyn! These are fantastic! You made us look great!!

  10. Mary Marantz reply

    LOVE!! And LOVE you!! xoxoxo

  11. Priscilla reply

    I’ve been waiting on the edge of my seat ever since last weekend for this! And of course, you did not disappoint! Love them girl!!!! :)

  12. reply

    Stunning! The american honey theme is such an adorable & simple theme, we can’t get enough of it!

  13. Nancy Mitchell reply

    LOVE them all! Great work and I can’t wait to attend J&M STL Chicago in June! This posts makes me want to attend NOW! Thanks for sharing this yumminess!

  14. Elizabeth reply

    love love love love love!!!!!!!! these are incredible!!!! i must say, i am very jealous that you got to go! :)

  15. ashley barnett reply

    Looovin on those details! Julia looks adorable! Beautiful pictures as always Katelyn! :)

  16. Gail reply

    Katelyn, these images are GORGEOUS! Like, made me gasp out loud gorgeous!!! The light was just INSANELY beautiful for those outdoor shots – -and I love all those details! Yellow is one of my fave colors, so maybe that’s why :) Oh, and probably because J+M did an AWESOME job with coordinating everything with their team! WOWZERS!

  17. Tira J reply

    Beautiful images Katelyn!! And what an awesome opportunity to learn more from Justin & Mary, who really are the BEES KNEES!

  18. Jodi reply

    LOVE this Katelyn!! It looked like so much fun! The styling is perfect…what a cute theme! Oh and completely agree with you on that bird cage hair piece…it’s gorgeous!

  19. Lexi reply

    GORGEOUS as always Katelyn! j&m are the best and I bet it was an amazing experience getting to learn from them. the theme is so cute! love the bee cupcakes.

  20. Lauryn reply

    prettyyyyy! this theme is too cute!

  21. Anel reply

    These images are amazing! Love the whole package and all the details! Well done!

  22. caroline reply

    how cute!!!!!!

  23. Jill Samter Photography reply

    love the yellow theme. would love to hang with J&M – they rock! your shots are all beautiful! i agree samantha will be a gorgeous bride! i am glad to hear J&M share it all – truly why not? i don’t understand why people in my area refuse to mentor me or talk about their businesses? i love sharing what i learn and what works and what doesn’t. nothing we do really is ours anyway – we are all standing on the shoulders of giants! nothing is new. yet we can always find a way to make it our own. which is what i love about photography. we all see the same thing just a little differently and no two images really ever look exactly like! :-D hugs!

  24. rebekah j. reply

    oh i just ADORE the one of her dress twirling as they kiss! you’re amazing :)

  25. Elizabeth Friske reply

    O my goodness Katelyn.. these are amazing! I love the theme they did. Glad you had a good time!!

  26. Meredith Sledge reply

    AHHHHHH! BEAUTIFUL!!!! Wowwwwwww. The lighting in the portraits is amazingly gorgeous! LOOOOOOOVE THESE, KATELYN!

  27. sharon elizabeth photography reply

    You are Awesome!

  28. sharon elizabeth photography reply

    you are awesome!!!! xo

  29. Samantha reply

    Thank you so much for these beautiful pictures!! It was so nice meeting you and I promise I won’t be an anonymous blog stalker anymore! Your work is great and we are fortunate to see ourselves through your lens! Also, the maker of the turquoise necklace that I was wearing is sweetie pie jewelry! I just found their website and they have a lot of cute things!
    With love,

  30. Meredith reply

    I love these, Katelyn! Your photos of Samantha & Graham are some of my favorites!

  31. katie g reply

    oh my goodness!!! i love the chic, laid back style of this wedding! esp. that the brides maids dressing are all different. & i LOVE YELLOW :) what a good looking group of models you had KK! & i love the khaki suits ….i may just have my mister wear something like that for our special day!

  32. Allix B. reply

    I think I just fell hopelessly in love with yellow…absolutely stunning…as always!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your stuff :D

  33. Sandra reply

    Ummm, these are awesome! Love Justin and Mary!

  34. Girish reply

    Fantastic. I am big fan of J&M work. Brilliant photographs there, so many different variations. Wonderful.

    Hey can you share what lens were you using.

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