• Engaged | Corey + Melissa

were rolling in FAST. And the faster they came, the quicker I drove. I feel sorry for the people that were passing me on those back country roads! I was on my way to meet Melissa and Corey for their eshoot and we HAD to make this happen on that afternoon. Why? Because only days after Corey proposed, he started a new job in New York at a Young Life camp. He had one visit back home and this was it! So we made it happen. We arrived at a family friend’s farm and I’m not even joking, we shot about 400 images in a matter of 23 minutes!! The dark blue clouds were SCARING me and so I kicked it into overdrive.

Luckily, Corey and Melissa look like models naturally and they picked up of my posing immediately. I was beyond impressed! Thank goodness I already know and love these two or else they would have thought I was CRAZY! We were shooting SO fast! As we wrapped up at location one, we hit the road for location #2 and tried to out run the storm…. and we were successful! The WHOLE evening we were dodging downpours left and right.  Thankfully whenever we stopped and got out of the car to try to shoot a little bit more, the clouds cooperated!! The dark skies made for some amazing light and I’m so thankful for a cool, only slightly damp evening to shoot these images for this great couple.


Melissa was my roommate in college. (I’m sure you’re thinking “Gosh, how many did you have?!!”). Well, you’ve met Emily, Kelley and Mandy… well up next is Melissa and let me tell you… I have creepily thought about how GREAT it was going to be to shoot this girl’s wedding for a LONG time! She’s just BEAUTIFUL!!!  Ever since the first time she came into the Middle House and said “Soooo… I may have met someone…”… we knew this was it. Corey is so perfect for her and it was only a matter of time until he popped the question. I love Melissa to death but we are both super busy and so to get a phone call from her at 9:30 at night is rare….. and so when my iPhone buzzed and I saw her name, I looked at Michael and said “Ah!! I bet she’s ENGAGED!!!!!!”…. and I was right:). Those are just the BEST phone calls ever!!!! I’ve been excited for these two ever since that call and I’ve been looking forward to their engagement session for WEEKS!! I hope you enjoy my favorites of this insanely gorgeous and sweet couple!! Corey and Melissa I’m so happy for you and November can’t get here soon enough!!!


If I had an empty wall in my house I would really consider hanging this on it.

Oh Melissa! You’re so radiant!! I love your smile!!

Love this!

Aren’t those clouds scary?! I thought it was going to let loose at any moment!

work it!!!

Love this too!

Love dark clouds!…. when they are in the distance!

Nice Corey!!


I want your hair! (Talking to Melissa, Corey’s yours is great too but Melissa just has amazing volume!!!)

Perfect ending? I think yes.

23 Comments Engaged
  1. Marley reply

    Ummmm really with the rainbow!?? AMAZING! Absolutely stunning session Katelyn! They are gorgeous, and I’m obsessed with her first dress!!!

  2. Kristina W. reply

    Yay! I’m so happy for Corey and Melissa! I had a few classes with Melissa during college and remember her as such a sweet girl! And these images are gorgeous, Katelyn! I love the rainbow one at the end, how fun!

  3. Abby Grace reply

    Holy cow, that rainbow is AWESOME! I love love love her outfits- you should spill where she got that dress and that adorable red skirt!

  4. Alanna reply

    Beautiful pictures as always!! I would love love LOVE a video post on how you pose your couples. I find that it’s really difficult to explain to my couples how to pose without me sounding like a bumbling idiot.

  5. Mikaela reply

    these are insanely gorgeous! way to work it in a crunch!

  6. Vanessa reply

    Seriously– a rainbow? How much more perfectly cool is that! These photos are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Great job, and congrats to Melissa and Corey.

  7. Misty Minna Photography reply

    I would love a post on posing. I love all your couples they look natural yet sophisticated.

  8. Alisha reply

    These are beautiful!! Love the location and wardrobe. Awesome lighting!

  9. Kristen Beichler reply

    Breathtaking, Katelyn! This is beautiful, I just love it!

  10. Lauren Mixon reply

    These are SO BEAUTIFUL!! I am really excited to see yet another one of my favorite couples on this blog. :) Cant wait for y’alls big day AND more beautiful pictures to come!!

  11. Brendan reply

    Well it has been a while but since it’s Melissa and Corey I feel like I should make my usual comments.
    These are freakin AWESOME!
    Corey, great job at the model face, I am sure Katelyn was loving it.

  12. Ashley Martens reply

    LOVE!!!! These amazing!!!

  13. Beth G reply

    These are GREAT! I love the big red barn. Melissa, you are beautiful. Congrats!

  14. ashley link reply

    these are beautiful! she is so cute! they look lovely together. also, i’m with abby! i would love to know where those outfits came from! so cute! :)

  15. Katie S. reply

    Katelyn– that rainbow just makes my heart joyful. I love rainbows and there message from God, How awesome that you could capture such as special moment.

  16. feuza reply

    Ah so lovely, I would love to feature it on Unjersey Blog if you are on TBl, send through there thanks!

  17. Meredith Sledge reply

    LOOOOOOVE. And that last one?! What a treasure!!!

  18. Sharon Elizabeth reply

    i want a shot like the last one……………. -sigh

  19. katie reply

    love this shoot, great images!!! Amazing!!! :) keep up the wonderful work, Katelyn. i love seeing all of your images!

  20. Rici reply

    Really nice session Katelyn!! I like the clean shots! Btw, how do you manage to have these clean/ nothing disturbs images?? Salutiii.

  21. Julia reply

    One of my favourite engagement sessions you’ve done to date! Wow I really love the poses they did and her smile is just amazing!
    Awesome job! :)

  22. Brenda reply

    Absolutely beautiful images! This is a favorite for mine. Looking forward to the wedding pics. Great job, KK!

  23. Mariella reply

    Love this, and seriously a FULL rainbow to end the session?!?! amazing!!!

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