• Mike + Lauren | Engaged

at CNU because we sang on Worship Team together for Intervarsity! Gosh that seems like another world! We’ve been out in the real world for quite some time and it’s hard to believe that it has been almost 5 years since that season of our life!! Lauren was always the loyal, dependable member of worship team that was always on time!! I remember having conversations about her wedding way back then. At the time, I had just started my business! I wasn’t even that GOOD yet and still Lauren insisted that one day, I would photograph her wedding! Well, that time has come!!!

It’s so exciting to see college friends meet their soul mate! Mike is the sweetest guy with such a genuine, welcoming personality! I couldn’t be more excited for Lauren!! She hit the jackpot and so did he! :) We met these two on Carter’s Mountain in Charlottesville, VA and it was gorgeous! The storm clouds were off in the distance and we didn’t think twice about them. Thankfully, both of us arrived to the location 30 minutes early and we started shooting! Those 30 minutes turned out to be invaluable!!! The sprinkles started and at first, we thought it was just going to blow over! ….. But then the monsoon came! We got creative and took cover at a little tavern down the road and because these two are ridiculously awesome, they still had a super fun shoot!!!! I don’t know what it is about our weather recently but it has been SO unpredictable! Thankfully Michael and Lauren were good sports and trusted me and my crazy ideas!!! It paid off!! Enjoy some of my FAVORITES and get excited for their CNU wedding next year!! YAY!!

It was windy!! But I love this!!

One of my favorites!!

Yep…. I love you guys. This is awesome…. not even sure what was so hilarious but I don’t care! It made for a cute picture!!

Her ring paired with these apples?! So gorgeous! 

They are such naturals!! AND they matched the apples!!! 

Another favorite! Lauren you’re stunning!

Yep, these were taken in the RAIN! Who knew?! 

Love this smile!!

Now it looks like it’s sunny… but that’s actually a street lamp! :)

So beautiful Lauren!!

Thank goodness for big southern porches!!!! :) 

xoxo, Katelyn
13 Comments Engaged
  1. petals and promises llc reply

    New fav ring photo!!

  2. Sara Winant reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Sooo excited for these two, love them to pieces :) :) :)

  3. Laura Beth Stricker reply

    Lauren’s mom goes to my church! Best wishes!!

  4. Lauren Waegerle reply

    Katelyn, these are beautiful! We had so much fun :)

  5. Megan Kelsey reply

    This location screams Fall… :) I love it. And your street lamp lighting skills are so impressive! Hahaha

  6. Amanda Roth reply

    We just did TWO sessions in apple orchards this last weekend! It’s in the air!

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  8. Rebekah Carter reply

    What a gorgeous location! so perfect for the Fall too.

  9. ashley link reply

    you’re a rockstar! rockin’ out such awesome portraits in the rain! great job! also, michie’s tavern is the best! if you haven’t eaten there before, you need to! delicious fried chicken and i don’t even like fried chicken haha. :)

  10. Lianne Doyle reply

    Words can not describe! Def some of the nicest pictures I have ever seen,How will you ever pick? Congrats! xo

  11. sally plummer reply

    So excited for you both! Awesome photos but how could it be anything else because you are both awesome!

  12. sally plummer reply

    Awesome photos! So excited for both of you!

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