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I don’t blame them… I mean, more portraits mean more memories and now that the wedding is over, my pictures are all that they have… besides each other! :) These two are probably relaxing by the pool on a tiny island outside of Nassau right now! They deserve a vacation. Planning a wedding is hard work and Colleen did an amazing job!! She re-united the DREAM TEAM!! Seriously, if I could work with Richard Green, Anna Burke and The Herrinton’s every weekend, I would be on cloud nine! It makes the day so much fun when you can laugh and have a good time with the other vendors!!

Throughout the day, we always see how the couple’s story and their family dynamic plays out. The more we heard about Lance and Colleen, the more we learned about how much their family means to them. I think this is probably why getting MARRIED meant so much to them! They are both blessed with amazing parents that have been married for decades and are still so in love. No wonder Colleen bawled at least once every hour! :) This day meant so much to them and I think that’s because they adore their families and they recognized that this day represented the two of them beginning their own legacy like what they have seen from their parents! Do you see now why I love these two?! It was SUCH an honor to be a part of this day and I can’t WAIT to share it with you!

Enjoy our 10th wedding of 2015!!! Farmington Country Club was stunning and I have to admit.. I have been waiting to shoot in that Jefferson room for a LONG time! :)

These are perfect… especially considering that they had their engagement at Turner Field! 

Oh I love Daddy/daughter first looks!

And I love these first looks too! 


Bridesmaids monogrammed clutches! Super cute! 

Monogram queen!

Momma’s first time seeing her boy on his wedding day… so sweet.

They are both looking at their kids. :)

Listening and crying while her grandma sings Ave Maria!


The Jefferson Room at Farmington is incredible!

I LOVE it when the bouquet and garter toss are rigged!! :) 

Dress Designer | Allure Bridal

Dress Store | Rosalin’s Bridal Boutique

Florist | Irvington Spring Farm

Ceremony Venue | Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church

Reception Venue | Farmington Country Club

Wedding Coordinator | Anna Burke Events

Hair & Make Up | Salon De Shano

DJ | Richard Green Entertainment 

Videographer | Herrinton Weddings

Cake | Farmington Country Club

Catering | Farmington Country Club

Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal

Groomsmen Attire | Jos A Banks

Invitations | DG Designs

Print Company | Fingers N Ink

xoxo, Katelyn
19 Comments Weddings
  1. Colleen SMITH reply

    Ohhhhhh goodness!!! Where to even begin!!!! We’ve both re-read and re-looked at these 3 times over (it’s 640am) ;) and are gushing about ALLL of them!!! I can’t even choose a FAV….they all ARE my favs!!!! Soooo many little moments that you captured speaks right to my heart!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! These are BEAUTIFUL! I texted mom this morning and said Katelyn was the best decision EVER….she agreed :) Love you and Michael SOOO much for being more than just our photographers you were AMAZING to work with and it made our day all the more special to spend time with y’all! THANK YOUUUUU!!!!!

  2. Robyn reply

    Stunning! Wonderful captures of all the beautiful emotions of the day! (Jefferson Room – Classic!)

  3. Lacoya reply

    Girl. This wedding is so full of joy and sunshine it was hard to look at. I absolutely loveeee all of the details and all of the amazing moments that you caught that this family will cherish for a lifetime. Exceptional – as usual. XO!

  4. rebekah j. reply

    that daddy/daughter shot!! love it.

  5. Megan Kelsey reply

    Oh my goodness, what a special wedding day. Her joy jumps through every image… and the tears are so sweet. Colleen is truly such a beautiful KJ bride!! Her hair, her veil, her dress, all so classically elegant but her smile is the best. LOVING this wedding.

  6. Eileen Patterson reply

    Wow! AAAAmazing wedding and photography to capture the day! What a surprise that I just follow your site because I love your photography and happened upon a lovely young lady I know from our hometown church in Annandale, VA! She has sat behind us for years!!

  7. Cinnamon reply

    i LOVE the emotion in these photos. Wiping away tears. Congrats to the happy couple!!!

  8. Anna Burke reply

    So, I breezed through this post this morning. Now, I’m REALLY tearing up as I look through again and relive all the special moments on their wedding day! It was truly gorgeous and you are so right about their love for family… very special!!! Colleen and Lance, you were a dream to work with, and I can’t thank you enough for including me in your day (and reuniting the dream team… we all love you!). Enjoy your time away. Katelyn and Michael, you captured their day BEAUTIFULLY and it was great working with you all again!!! xoxo

  9. Meghan reply

    Wow! Love the monograms!

  10. ashley reply

    This is beautiful! I can see this in Southern Weddings now! ;)

  11. Debbie Smith reply

    All I can say is ..WOW!!! The pictures are so good!! You brought an amazing event that flew by to life again!! Colleen wanted a classy, elegant wedding and I feel like that all comes through the pictures. Beautiful bride and a VERY handsome groom ;) !!!!!

  12. Rebekah Carter reply

    I think these images include some of your best candid shots ever. There is so much raw emotion captured here. Great work!

  13. Meghan Harrison reply

    Those portraits in the Blue Room!!! So stunning.
    And that horse head!!! I’m dying!!

  14. Cathy & Aubrey reply

    Congratulations Colleen and Lance. Your wedding pictures are awesome!!! May you have a happy and wonderful life together. Love Cathy & Aubrey XOXOXO

  15. sharon elizabeth reply

    oh i just adore her! SO much emotion at this wedding – i really loved looking through these <3

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