• Morgan + Lauren

Some people are just known for certain characteristics or features that they posses. It didn’t take long to realize that Lauren is known for her smile and her joyful spirit. Everywhere I turned, wether it was during the ceremony or overhearing conversations at the reception, everyone mentioned how Lauren’s joy and contagious smile!! That smile of hers went on for MILES this past Sunday! Morgan and Lauren have been waiting for this day for over 4 years and it was finally here! It was mother’s day and so the feeling of love and family was already in the air. I loved seeing SO many friends and family walk up the countryside to the top of the hill where they were to be married. The line of guests stretched all the way to the tent and everyone was so excited to be there. The weather was amazing the location was the perfect setting for Morgan and Lauren to tie the knot!

… and oh did they tie the knot! Literally. They braided 3-strands of massive rope during the ceremony to symbolize that their marriage wasn’t just a covenant between the two of them, it was a convenant with God as well. It was a beautiful celebration and I know Lauren poured so much of her creative juices into this day and it showed! The relaxed, chill atmosphere of their reception was accompanied by the smell of Famous Dave’s country cookin!! Yum! Michael and I just loved being a part of this day! … and not just because of the great BBQ!! ha! We loved not only witnessing this amazing union but also documenting it as well. I have to admit, I was a wee bit nervous since Lauren is a photographer and she knows the ropes!! However, I quickly remembered that it’s easy to shoot beautiful images with you’re working with an amazing couple. :) Morgan and Lauren, I hope the honeymoon is awesome and I can’t wait for you to see your wedding day through my eyes!! Enjoy some of my favorites!!


New Favorite detail shot?! Maybe! 


Love these TEAL dresses!!

Ha! Getting out their extra energy:)

So pretty!

Married!!! YAY!!!

Love this!!

Michael’s Shot! Love it!

Lauren you’re so cute!! 

How awesome is THIS?!


Giant Marshmallow Exit?! So cool but I think they may have hurt a little bit! :)

 Venue | Private Family Farm
Florals | Blossom and Basket Florists
Catering | Famous Dave’s
Bridesmaids | Francesca’s Collection
xoxo, Katelyn
54 Comments Weddings
  1. Jen reply

    I LOVE long veils!!!!

  2. Jennifer Krieg reply

    Gorgeous country wedding! Love the soft colors and her amazing eye for detail! Beautiful!!

  3. Amanda reply

    LOVE that black and white!! Beautiful! The dart idea is so fun too!

  4. molly stillman reply

    i loooove this wedding and the details are SO fun!!

  5. ashley barnett reply

    How FUN are these details?1 The Marshmallows kill me hahahaha!

  6. Regan Carter reply

    What a sweet wedding! I loove that dart board idea! How fun! Such a beautiful day – love everything about this wedding!

  7. Alicia Candelora reply

    This is perfect! And their cake is one of the prettiest Ive ever seen!

  8. Megan Kelsey reply

    How in the WORLD do you control highlights during what looks like a midday sun?! Especially the shots of the bride & groom under the tree, in the shade….?!?! I would love to see an “Ask Anything” post that touches on how one can ever begin to control harsh sunlight. Is it in the metering? Post-processing? Using flash to fill??

    Thanks in advance! These pictures were gorgeous… loved the country theme.

  9. Annamarie reply

    Oh my gosh..this is so awesome! Lauren, you made a gorgeous bride!! And I love all of the details! Katelyn, the pictures in the trees remind me of our wedding pictures!! LOVE!

  10. patricia takacs reply

    I cant wait to meet you in person someday–your work is so beautiful. I love love all of it! This wedding looks like it was a blast and they have amazing images.

  11. Ashlyn reply

    Beautiful, beautiful wedding. Everything was so gorgeous! The color theme was amazing- and so was the cake!! Love these photos- she’s a gorgeous bride :) One question though… It seemed pretty bright during the ceremony… But the photos didn’t have any harsh light. Do you have any tips for shooting in broad daylight? Maybe a future post? :):)

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  13. Kat reply

    Lauren you just look so JOYFUL … I love it!! So many fun reception details & Katelyn the earrings in the flower are BREATHTAKING! Definitely a fav detail shot for me :)

  14. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    That tall grass – SOO pretty for pictures! What a sweet, joyful day! That cake is AMAZING!!!

  15. SHalese reply

    This is the most unique wedding ever!! I love it, the colors, the rope, ah. Amazing.

  16. Abby Grace reply

    Oh my gooooosh, Katelyn! These are adorable!! I LOVE their cake- how fun with all the different angles! Lauren, you’re gorgeous.

  17. Brooke reply

    I am so excited to see Lauren’s wedding!! Lauren, you are a beautiful bride, and your wedding is SO CUTE! Katelyn, you did such a good job capturing Lauren’s joyful nature, and the wedding images are stunning. Lauren introduced me to Katelyn James Photography and it is so exciting to see her wedding here now!!

  18. Meredith Sledge reply

    Your brides are SO creative! I love it!

  19. Allie reply

    Beautiful wedding! Love those teal dresses, the bouquets and that CAKE:)

  20. Kathryn Grace reply

    What a beautiful wedding! Love all the details!

  21. Sarah Adams reply

    SOOO many cute details in this wedding! This wedding is gonna get SO many pinterest repins ;) So Adorable and beautiful.

  22. Carley reply

    dart board idea… genius! gorgeous wedding, katelyn!

  23. Carrie logan reply

    SO SO SOOOO pretty!!!! ahhhh the DETAILS! a.m.a.z.i.n.g!!

  24. Dan and Melissa reply

    These are incredible! Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

  25. Jeremy Highland reply

    Couldn’t have asked for better weather and Great Company. Wish the best of luck to the new couple. Welcome offically to our family Lauren

  26. Erin reply

    I love these pictures so much! You did My favorite is the one of he bridal party walking behind the bride and groom, there is so much color and the sky looks awesome too!

  27. Urška Majer reply

    Katelyn, this are stunning!

  28. hannah elise reply

    wow love all the details and creativity!

  29. Megan Stans reply

    AMAZEBALLS!!! Her color scheme was fantastic and the lighting was great! And what fun details and accents! Beautimus! : )

  30. Sue & Alex Campbell reply

    Beautiful Beautiful photos. What great weather you had!
    think the dart idea was great. everything just perfect.

  31. Deborah Zoe reply

    so incredibly adorable!! I love all those pictures in the field!! beautiful:)

  32. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    That cake is awesome! And I love the big marshmallow exit..,.I’d never thought of that before!! Beautiful wedding, as always!

  33. Lee Ann Borden reply

    Just fabulous! Every photograph captures all the thought that Lauren and Morgan put into their wedding. Beautiful images! Wish I had had this kind of wedding when I got married 18 years ago! Just lovely… I know the Lord smiled when He saw these young people get married! Best wishes Lauren and morgan! Lee Ann

  34. danielle honea reply

    That bible verse idea is such a good idea!!!! What a sweet wedding, great job Katelyn

  35. Annetta reply

    Love farm weddings. Great job, Katelyn!!

  36. Mary Marantz reply

    This is one of the cutest wedding EVER!!

  37. Kristina W. reply

    That’s my new favorite wedding cake! I love it! And I have never heard of a marshmallow exit — how original! You captured this wedding so beautifully Katelyn!

  38. Adelaide Wedding Photographer reply

    OMG just love this wedding… Love the details and colours… and just love love love the way you have captured everything.. I always admire your work.. xx

  39. Caroline reply

    haha giant marshmallows?? definitely unique haha. Very pretty – i love the turquoise and pink combination. And the darts for the art? so fun!

  40. Mandy reply

    Detail heaven!!! I love all of her ideas and color scheme and setting. (And that might be a new favorite detail shot for sure!) :) Nailed it KK!

  41. Caitlin Sullivan reply

    Gorg! Always love your detail shots!

  42. Linda reply

    That has got to be one of the most beautiful weddings! I love the dart idea!!

  43. Kristin reply

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  44. Katie reply

    Totally went back through all of these once I saw Lauren’s 1st anniversary post! I CANNOT believe its been a year for these two already! I really cannot believe it’s almost been a year for us!?!?!?!?! ahhh

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  51. Scott Goh Adelaide wedding photographer reply

    excellent write up and photos. looking forward to more blog post.

  52. Steven reply

    Such wonderful greens in some of these photos, I’m quite envious really :) Never gets that green down here :P Beautiful wedding.

  53. Jocelyn Rios reply


    Your wedding photos are amazing! I found one of your photos on Pinterest and I was particularly interested in the three strand cord that you’ve created. I’ve been looking to order one but I was thinking of possibly making one instead. How did you make yours? It’s so grand! What materials did you use and where did you purchase? Please let me know. My wedding is June 24th and this part of the ceremony is so important to me.

    God bless you,

  54. Nicholas Purcell reply

    Lovely capture, well done!

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