• Josh + Amanda

Have you ever heard the saying “Less is more”? Of course you have! Well that’s the reoccurring thought that I had during Amanda and Josh’s wedding day on Sunday. They decided to have a more intimate wedding day with only 40 guests. Their closest friends and family came to Barnsley Gardens Resort and spent the weekend with them. This place is just amazing. It’s so quaint and charming but most importantly, it’s relaxing! I introduced myself to Amanda’s dad at the beginning of the day and he told me that he had just played some tennis. Isn’t that awesome?! I’m sure my dad would have LOVED to have been so carefree on my wedding day that he could have played TENNIS!! what a dream!! I remember Amanda telling me through emails that they wanted their guest to have a great time and they also wanted to have a more laid back wedding day. They had JUST that.

Not only was their wedding day stress-free and enjoyable… it was BEAUTIFUL! The weather? PERFECT. The location? STUNNING. Michael and I were just in awe of the scenery. Barnsley Garden Weddings take place at the ruins of an old plantation home and it makes for one incredible backdrop!

Their ceremony was held at a tiny chapel on the property. Josh and Amanda spoke freely about how they have waited so long to find one another. In their vows they thanked God for being so incredibly faithful and I couldn’t help but remember how Michael and I felt on our wedding day. God was so faithful to us. Our story is so different from Josh and Amanda’s but when it comes to God’s faithfulness, it’s very similar. Watching two soul mates commit to being best friends forever is powerful but witnessing them promise to be faithful just as God has been faithful is amazing.

They shared their vows and sealed it with a kiss!! And then we were off for more portraits! Amanda is a photographer and so she made SURE we had time for as many portraits as possible! I obviously wasn’t opposed to this AT all!

Michael and I left the venue that night with hearts full of joy.  Maybe it was the amazing couple, maybe it was the incredible venue…. or maybe it was just pure happiness that comes from doing something that you love…. and doing it with your best friend. Josh and Amanda we were so honored to be a part of this celebration. Thank you and your sweet families for welcoming us with open arms! I cannot WAIT to share some of my favorites from your big day!!! Enjoy!!

How beautiful?!

Oh Amanda… you are stunning!!

Amanda wore her SISTER’s wedding dress and didn’t even have to have any alterations! Crazy right!?




Sweet moment:)

LOVE this! Married!!!!


Annnd more portraits! Woohoo!


Venue | Barnsley Gardens Resort
Dress | Bijou Bridal Collection
Florals | David LaVoy
Hair & Makeup | Brush Worx
Videography | Ryan Lindsay
Bridesmaids | Alfred Sung , Weddington Way
Invitations | Aliya Rinaldi Design
Linens | Nuage Designs


xoxo, Katelyn
60 Comments Weddings
  1. Sabrina reply

    KATELYN!!! Oh my heavens, girl! These are amazing and dare I say… my favorite wedding of yours yet :-) The venue is gorgeous, the couple is just beautiful and your images made me feel like I was there. Love them all!

  2. elizabeth reply

    These photos are AMAAAAZINGGGG katelyn!!!!! I have been looking at your pictures for so long that I sometimes think all pictures turn out like this… but you are SO talented!!!! not to mention the wedding itself and the couple = BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am obsessed if you cannot tell. :)

  3. ashley barnett reply

    WOW Katelyn! I don’t know if it’s the scenery, the spring colors that I have been DYING to see around, her dress, or what, but this is my favorite of yours I think I’ve ever seen! So lovely- you did a phenomenal job love!!!

  4. Caroline reply

    GAH!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

  5. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    Oh my gosh I have chills – Katelyn, this is one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen! The mix of the gorgeous location, the stunning couple, and the JOY they are experiencing is such a perfect combo – I LOVE this!!! STUNNINGGGGG!! :)

  6. Meredith Sledge reply

    OH MY GOSH. That venue is a DREAM!!! WOW! You are amazing Katelyn. LOVE all of these!

  7. Rhonda reply

    OMG! So many beautiful pics, but that last one ROCKS!

  8. Jill Powers reply

    Oooooooooo!! This wedding is AMAING! What a beautiful couple! And such amazing shots Katelyn & Michael!! SO GOOD! xo

  9. Meaghan reply

    Okay I have blog stalked you for so long, but this is without a doubt in my top 3 weddings you have EVER done. LOVE it! You’re so incredibly talented and this wedding itself was gorgeous!

  10. Tara Peddicord reply

    wow. there are just no other words. Gorgeous…

  11. Chelsea Batey reply

    This is seriously breaktaking. I’m favoriting this one just so that I can look at it and be inspired!

  12. Leanne Wight reply

    This wedding and these pictures are stunning! What a gorgeous location. Great job Katelyn!

  13. Wendy reply

    I have been watching you and reading your blog for awhile. You are by far, one of the most talented wedding photographer I’ve ever seen. I wish we could have afforded you for my son’s wedding next month! LOVE your work

  14. Jennifer Gulley reply

    unbelievably perfect!! love love love

  15. Retha reply

    This is so magical, just perfect!

  16. Jenny Rain reply

    I love everything abt this wedding! You are soooo creative with pov and poses … It inspires me :)

  17. Rici reply

    This is such a great wedding! Love the venue!!!!! Incredible! ~ Saluti.

  18. Abby reply

    New favorite wedding of yours!

  19. John Lennon reply

    They are all so pretty… and that last one is simply AMAZING. PLease please please breakdown that lighting for us. Thank you for sharing.

  20. Saundra McClain reply

    These photos are beautiful and i sure will be treasured by the couple and their families for ever. You definitely have an eye for creating amazing shots. Such an inspiration!

  21. rosie reply

    Gorgeous! Love everything they did with their wedding – from the wedding and reception venues to the colours and details. Their joy is captured so well, you are amazing!

  22. Rob Korb reply

    What a great trip down memory lane! I have known Amanda for years, I photographed her sister Pam’s wedding in New Jersey a few years ago. Then Amanda and I had an opportunity to work together when we photographed a wedding at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC a short time later. What an amazing couple. I’m so happy for them and the photos you took are beautiful. Well done!!!

  23. molly stillman reply

    oh my word. these photos are absolutely stunning. wow wow wow! and this wedding? perfection!

  24. Gail reply

    Oh WOW! These photos are AMAZING! Gosh you (and Michael) are GOOODDDDDD.

  25. Gabrielle C reply

    Gahh absolutely STUNNING! I can’t even choose a favorite! Everything about the wedding looks wonderful and you so well captured the couple’s joy. :)

  26. Natalie reply

    Breathtaking. The image of them kissing… the flickers of light… Oh sweetness! SO BEAUTIFUL!

  27. Bethany McDonnell reply

    Beautiful! I love all the couple shots and the crystal-clear details! Amazing!

  28. Alexandra {Heart Love Weddings} reply

    OH MY GORGEOUS!!!! KAtely, I’m IN LOVE!!!!

  29. Karen reply

    I’ve been blessed following your work for quite awhile as well! these are so perfect. Love them all, but especially the falling blossom shots and the b&w of the groom and his mom after the dance–precious.

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  31. Dallas reply

    This is one of the loveliest weddings you’ve ever posted, Katelyn! Wow, you can really tell the bride understands photography and that you appreciated and took advantage of her considerations. The detail shots are just stunning, and I love the photos of the bride’s jewellery especially. Amazing work!

  32. Sarah Adams reply

    What an amazing place to get married. I love ALL of their portraits. Especially the ones with the flowers and pedals falling. So beautiful!!!

  33. Allison reply

    Ahh I love love love LOVE!!!! Beautiful photos Katelyn and Michael!!!!!!

  34. Ashlyn reply

    WOW. I mean, just Wow!!! These are Ah-mazing, Katelyn! They’re killer good. This is one of the most lovely weddings I’ve ever seen. The couple is gorgeous; she’s beautiful and her dress is so pretty! My word. Absolutely amazing!

  35. Amanda reply

    Could not love you more…. I mean really?!? You’ve made every dream of mine for my wedding day (besides josh of course ;) ) come true…. From the bottom of our hearts…. Thank you!!! We could not say it more…. You two were simply amazing to work with!

  36. Joel reply

    Stunning Katelyn. Love the colours! You are an amazing photographer.

  37. Kristina W. reply

    Wow, this bride has the best model face! This is probably one of my favorite wedding lcoations, everything looks amazing! And this couple is so lucky because you gave them fantastic photos… I was thinking canvas-worthy at practically every photo!

  38. Annamarie reply

    AHH this is definitely a new favorite!! AMAZING! I am in love with every single portrait :)

  39. Allison reply

    Oh my gosh, SO beautiful, Katelyn! I just love those magical ones by the pink trees! SOO pretty:)

  40. Megan Chase reply

    Stunning details! What a gorgeous venue and couple! One of my favorites!

  41. Sharon Elizabeth reply

    these are stunning… and what a gorgeous location!

  42. Karen Mooney reply

    it was a magical weekend!
    Love you Amanda & Josh

  43. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    So, I have found my new KJP favorite wedding! Good gracious, these are out of this world! The couple, the location, the deatils…everything is perfect and absolutely stunning.

  44. Alicia reply

    These images are so stunning!! I know she must be thrilled! I want to get married again so you can shoot my wedding! Same groom of course, just a photo do-over:)

  45. lindy reply

    SO so beautiful. I’m totally in love with all your photos! & this venue + the purple! <3

  46. Marie reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! You are an inspiration…

  47. Terri baskin reply

    Wow! I’m speechless. Everything was so perfect! The photos are absolutely amazing!!

  48. Katie reply

    These look amazing katelyn!! Their venue is spectacular and I’m dying over her bouquet! Anemones AND succulents? I die!!

  49. Cecilia reply

    Oh my goodness, these photos are gorgeous Katelyn! LOVE the venue and the bride & groom are gorgeous.

  50. Jennifer Krieg reply

    These are STUNNING!!! Beautiful bride gorgeous location!!! These images say “take me there!” SO GORGEOUS!!! Congrats to the happy couple!!

  51. ashley link reply

    these are wonderful!!! GAH! so awesome you got so much portrait time! smart clients!!! haha. these are all so wonderful!!! great job as always, girl! :)

  52. Gayle Driver reply

    Absolutely Love the simplicity of this beautiful wedding! Beautiful job Katelyn!

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  56. Miranda reply

    UH! I have seen that venue on TV before and have loved it ever since! Must have been wonderful to photograph there!!! Love!

  57. Annetta reply

    Beautiful, Katelyn. You started the year with a bang!! What a gorgeous wedding and what a beautiful venue!

  58. saira reply

    i’ve been reading your blog for quite some time but this is definitely my favourite wedding! simply beautiful. you definitely captured the relaxed atmosphere of the day

  59. Michelle reply

    You’ve got skills girl!

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