• David + Rochelle

As soon as you see David and Rochelle, you’ll remember them from their engagement session last fall, one of my all time favorite e-sessions! I remember telling them back in November that it seems like June was SO FAR away! Well, the time flew by. It kinda makes me nervous how fast 10.10.10 will be here! I have so much to do!


Anyway, I knew from the very first time I met David and Rochelle that this wedding was going to be a special one. Their love for each other, for the Lord and for their families  is so apparent. Because both David and Rochelle have such gentle and sweet spirits, it’s easy to fall in love with them. You could just tell that their family and friends absolutely adore them and they were so excited to celebrate their big day. When I first arrived I met Rochelle’s mom, working hard to set up the ceremony site. I then met a family friend who was directing traffic, trying desperately to fit 150 cars in one driveway. The house was filled with grandparents, aunts, uncles, bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents and a ton of lifelong friends all running around, making David and Rochelle’s day everything they dreamed it would be.  It was beautiful. Hot, but beautiful!


As Rochelle made her way over the wooden bridge with her dad by her side, David’s face was priceless.  He smiled through the tears and he never took his eyes off of her until she was right beside him. The ceremony was so peaceful and focused on the Lord. There is no doubt in my mind that David and Rochelle are going to have an incredible marriage and new life together. I couldn’t be happier for them and I feel so blessed to have been a part of their big day! David and Rochelle, you’re awesome! Thank you for trusting me to capture some of the happiest moments of your life! Congratulations and enjoy your tropical honeymoon!


Saw the flowers and I knew it was going to be a good day! They were beautiful!

These next two images are so similar but I couldn’t choose which one… so I posted both.

This is a quick shot of the ceremony. Their ceremony and reception took place on family owned property right on Lake Anna.  This land has been in Rochelle’s family for decades and has been a part of her life since she was little! I love that. It made me excited for 10.10.10! You can tell in the shot of the ceremony location that it was on an island! SO COOL!

This is by far one of my favorite shots of the entire day!

David and Rochelle did something I have never seen before during their ceremony. They turned around and both read letters that they had written to their parents, thanking them for their love, their example in their own marriages and for supporting them. I cried. I barely know them but I cried. It was such a sweet part of their ceremony.


My good friend (and past bride!) Lauryn second shot for me and we had a blast! …. It was hott… But we had a blast. She is SUCH a good sport and so encouraging. I could talk to her for hours! Be sure to check out some of her BEAUTIFUL images from the day on her blog! I love seeing different perspectives! Here is a little action shot:)

Yea Rochelle! You look goooood girl!

Look at this cutie!!! haha He was just sitting there, waiting for his family portraits:)

I told them to “Go crazy!” and they WENT CRAZY! Love the groomsman in the back and her brother Brandon on the far right. Too funny!

Look at that neat Lemonade fountain! and the adorable Redhead.

Last but not least, here’s a quick shot of the “Ultimate Man Challenge”.  10-15 guys stripped down to bathing suits and boxers and swam across the lake! That’s a first for me! It was a super fun wedding and I was so honored to be there! Congrats David and Rochelle!!

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30 Comments Weddings
  1. Melissa Arlena reply

    Beatiful work Katelyn!!! The photographs are gorgeous, what a beautiful wedding. I love the flowers and the details the couple put into their day, truly stunning!

  2. Holly reply

    WOW Kateylyn, these may be some of your bests ever! I LOVE the shot of David watching his bride come down the isle, the pictures in the field, and the shots with the rainbow sailboat! The emotions in these shots are just SO real and raw, it’s incredible. I almost cried just looking at the pictures! lol

  3. Brittany reply

    Love the location and that cute, little baby boy! Great job capturing all the special moments and detail! Her dress is beautiful!

  4. Lauren reply

    This is my FAVORITE wedding to see you have shot. I love them all, but this one is just so personal and unique that I LOVE IT!!! Great job!

  5. Sara reply

    these are WONDERFUL! such a gorgeous place, the colors are fantastic, and the couple seems so sweet and you captured everything really well! great job!

  6. Simply Natural Photography reply

    These are extremely beautiful!! Truly lovely. Great work!

  7. Tina reply

    What an amazing wedding – I would LOVE to shoot at a location like that! How fun! Gorgeous shots:)

  8. Lora Ayers reply

    oh so beautiful, love them Katelyn, you are awesome girl! :) Beautiful light, and details!

  9. Sarah reply

    absolutely gorgeous! i love the shot of david watching rochelle come down the aisle, and the fist pump after they’re married made me smile. wonderful job, yet again. :]

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  11. em reply

    This wedding looks amazing! KK, seriously you’re awesome!!

  12. Elise reply

    I am obsessed with every part of this wedding!!!!!!!! I think this is my favorite one i have seen of yours Katelyn. SUCH pretty location, colors, flowers, dress, people, emotions and of course pictures taken!

  13. Molly Davis reply

    This is definitely your best post EVER! I love, love, love every.single.shot! Now this is my kind of wedding…I could so see the boys of my friends and family diving in a lake like this…So much fun! And that shot of just the two of them on the wooden bridge is to die for…Love it!!!

  14. Cati reply

    LOVE the guys’ faces as well as the “crazy” photo! Priceless! :)

  15. Maria Moore reply

    LOVE the colors! and i especially love the shot where you’re at ground level on that walkway in the grass.

  16. em reply

    my favorite is definitely the one of the groom’s face! so cute!!!

  17. sharon reply

    What an amazing place for a wedding!!!! Great pictures Katelyn!!!

  18. katie g reply

    wow wow wow
    hands down my favorite wedding of all
    beautiful scenery – i love lake anna
    i love that she walked across the bridge and that the ceremony was on a little island looking thing
    what a happy looking couple
    fun wedding party
    beautiful dress
    love the flowers and the center pieces and the lemonade fountain!
    wow!!! katelyn wonderful wonderful job !!!!
    looked like a fun evening
    ahh!!! i love this

  19. jamie delaine reply

    They are the CUTEST couple. His face as she walked down? AH!

  20. Stephen LaBelle reply

    Well Katelyn, my iPad might have just exploded, but I say it’s worth it, seeing 70% of these images. Look this is in your top 3 weddings of all time. And think your only a month out of college and are cranking out work like this.

  21. Mandy reply

    Ok, so I know this comment is a little late, but I’m going back through all the blog posts I missed while in Nicaragua and can I just say that I would like an exact copy of this wedding when it’s my turn to get married!!! Purple and green…my dream colors! What a beautiful job capturing all of this KK…LOVE IT! (and you!)

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  23. Kelly McDonough reply

    love your wedding! it is so beautiful.we are also hoping to get married at lake anna this summer. :)

  24. Jessica reply

    I absolutely love this! Gorgeous scenery and amazing photography! I’ve been trying to find a house to get married in lake Anna, any idea as to if this home is online?

  25. Shannon reply

    I also love this venue…any idea if it’s available for hire?

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  27. sandy reply

    Amazing photos! I would love to know the exact location of this wedding as I am in search of the perfect venue for my own, if you could shoot me an email that would be amazing!

  28. sandy reply

    Do you know the exact location of this wedding? Beautiful!

  29. Katie reply

    This property is gorgeous! Do you know if this family ever rents it out? I would absolutely love to get more information! These pictures are just stunning! Thank you.

    • Katelyn James reply

      Hi Katie,
      It was definitely a gorgeous property! I’m sorry I can’t be of much help with information on it since this wedding was from 2010 and I haven’t had a wedding there since, I’m not sure if they ever rent it out for other events.:(

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