• Cliff + Laurie

Rain happens. It’s just one of those things that you can’t avoid and when it happens to show up on your wedding day, you just have to roll with it! Cliff and Laurie are so laid back that the rain on their wedding couldn’t have stolen their joy and excitement! If anything, they had a more intimate, personal ceremony because of the drizzle! We moved their ceremony to the barn where their amazing reception was located upstairs. Guests stood around the Chuppah as Cliff and Laurie promised to be kind, loving and to always be each other’s best friend. They also vowed to keep their home a happy, colorful and joyful place that is always filled with great music…. I loved that part. As we braved the rain for a few portraits in the field, I thanked Laurie for being awesome!

She was willing to have a few sprinkles in her hair in order to have some outdoor portraits and it was so worth it! As guests started to arrive, the excitement grew and the music began to play while cocktails were passed. They said “I do”, broke the glass and the crowd cheered!!

Their reception was just stunning! It took place in an incredible old barn with hanging lanterns and so much character. Their bright colors made everything so vibrant. I can’t WAIT to share those pictures! So enjoy their wedding post and to the happy couple, “Congratulations!”.  I hope Bali is just as incredible as it sounds! What an amazing trip that must be!! Thank you for allowing Michael and I to be a part of your big day!


LOVED her earrings!

Laurie you look stunning and you weren’t even trying!

First look at his bride! 

So thankful we were able to shoot portraits before the downpour came later! This tree was a lifesaver!

Yesssss! Kissing in the rain! 

LOVE this! I know you two have amazing smiles but this is awesome. :)

I’m not usually one to use a 24mm for Bride and Groom portraits but it sure did come in handy on a tight porch!


Michael’s angle…

Looking good Cliff!!

Oh these girls! They’re awesome. Friends since they were little girls! :)

Michael was hiding on the side and I loved this version of the kiss so much better than mine! :)


Beautiful Ketuba! 

AH-MAZING! Tabitha from Roberts Event Planning did an incredible job!

Love this! I often hate interrupting the bride and groom for a reception shot but sometimes it’s just worth it! Love this one on the right!

Ceremony | Riverside on the Potomac
Reception | Riverside on the Potomac
Invitations, Escort Cards, Favor Labels | Susan’s Paper Crafts :
Florists |  Country Way
Dress | Designer: Justin Alexander  Purchased: Ellie’s Bridal
Groomsmen | English American Tailoring
DJ | Bruce Pike Productions
Band | Matty Metcalf
Coordinator |  Roberts & Co. Events
Hair |  Modern Bridal Studio
Makeup| Modern Bridal Studio
Favors | Vosges Haut Chocolat
Cake | Lola Cookies & Treats
Catering | Spilled Milk
xoxo, Katelyn
21 Comments Weddings
  1. Amanda reply

    I love this wedding! From the mustard colored shoes, to the GREEN bridesmaid dresses, and lovely wildflowers! We just shot a similar wedding with wildflowers and I think it’s going to be one of my favorite this year! Beautiful Katelyn!!!!

  2. Tiffany Heidenthal reply

    Gorgeous colors! So many good ring shots too :)

  3. Annamarie reply

    Katelyn, you seriously rocked this one out in the rain! So amazing!! The bride is adorable and I love the unique color scheme she chose! SO pretty! I shot a wedding at their venue in June and the property is GORGEOUS!! I would have never thought to have the ceremony where they did, but that was such a great idea!!

  4. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    So so gorgeous! I keep hearing about Riverside on the Potomac and now that I’ve seen your pictures I really want to shoot there! Beautiful wedding!

  5. Jess White reply

    Absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous wedding… and Laurie is just beautiful inside and out! As always, you did an incredibly job Katelyn!

  6. ashley link reply

    a new favorite wedding for sure!!! love all the bright and fun colors! even though it rained, you did a fabulous job!!! these are amazing! :)

  7. Joel reply

    Gorgeous images Katelyn. What do you use to protect your camera when shooting in the rain?

  8. Lindsay reply

    Beautiful wedding! I love it all! fabulous job!

  9. Sharon Elizabeth reply

    what a beautiful and unique wedding!!! i can see this one being pinned all over!

  10. Kat reply

    I LOVE her color scheme and that invitation suite is amazing!! What a unique & fun wedding :)

  11. Daniele – Limefish Studio reply

    GORGEOUS wedding & stunning photos! I Love the vibrant colors! :) Katelyn: Do you have something particular you use to protect your camera from the rain or do you just have someone being a kind umbrella holder? :)

  12. Carrie logan reply

    oh katelyn, this is amazing. seriously i think the sign of a truly talented photographer is when they’re handed a less than ideal situation (like rain) on a wedding day and not only work around it, but use it to their ADVANTAGE. you did just that!!!! not that anyone needed yet another “sign” that you’re a talented photographer ;) haha. love this!! what a joyful day!

  13. molly stillman reply

    LOVE this wedding!!

  14. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    I love the bride’s hair…especially the flowers! I could hardly tell it was raining in the outdoor photos! Some of my favorite pics from this wedding are the rings with the flowers…great job as always!

  15. Amy Latka reply

    I love this wedding. I look at almost all of your blogged weddings and I think this one is probably my favorite. Very well done! :)

  16. Teressa Rerras Photography reply

    What a beautiful wedding! I love their look of sheer bliss in first look.

  17. Tara Peddicord reply

    Those colors! beautiful.

  18. Meredith Sledge reply

    Katelyn, these are outstanding!!! For a rainy day, you totally rocked this! Wow!

  19. Christy Tyler reply

    I LOVEEEE the colors in this wedding! So much color & joy, even through the rain! Beautiful!

  20. Emily Ferris reply

    I love all of the colors she used, they coordinated beautifully! And way to rock it in the rain, you would never know, these portraits are gorgeous as always!

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