• Joe + Blythe

The winter months are unpredictable. In January in DC, there could be snow, it could be 20 degrees or it could be 50 degrees and perfect. We enjoyed the second option on Saturday. The sun was out we had beautiful light for Joe and Blythe’s wedding day! It’s amazing how many winter days are grey and dreary. I’ve been so blessed recently to have been shooting on the BEST days of winter thus far!!! Both of my wedding this weekend were filled with gorgeous afternoon light that was just soft enough to get a beautiful glow! Joe and Blythe have had a crazy year of planning. They have been engaged for quite some time but had to wait to see  what Joe’s plan were with his work.

So Blythe waited patiently and finally, I got the email!! She asked if I was available on January 5th and I was! HAPPY DAY!!! I have just loved getting to know this girl over the last year and I was so thankful that I was able to be a part of her wedding day. Michael and I arrived at the Shoreham Omni Hotel on Saturday morning ready to rock and roll. You can’t tell by the exterior of the hotel, but it’s a glamorous location! I walked in and I was shocked! The Shoreham is used for inaugural balls and it’s just stunning!! After spending the morning shooting all of Blythe’s Kate Spade details, it was time for their first look. The thing I love the most about these two is that their love for one another is so visible. You can just tell by the look in Joe’s eyes that he’s crazy about her and let me tell you, that’s AMAZING for pictures!!! I was one HAPPY photographer when I shot their engagements and now their wedding day. Joe and Blythe are an awesome pair with amazing friends that surrounded them on their wedding day. Michael and I loved spending the day with this incredible couple and their families. From beginning to end, their day was perfect. I cannot WAIT to share the story of their day through these images! Enjoy the first wedding of 2013!!

Michael spent some time in the morning with the boys… evidently the bow-tie tying process was quite an endeavor!

Blythe you’re stunning!!!

Love this.

Beautiful bridal party!!

And this is from Michael…


Love this shot from Michael’s point of view!!


Loved this exit shot…



That one to the left? Love it!

Headed to their reception!

Love this… these two are blessed with amazing families:)

Such a beautiful ballroom!


 Reception |  The Omni Shoreham Hotel
Ceremony | Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Coordinator | Elizabeth Leibundguth, Cherry Blossom Events
Dress | Watters (Claire Gown) – Anne’s Boutique Burke, VA
Shoes | Kate Spade
Jewelry | Kate Spade
Bridesmaids | Jcrew
Groomsmen | Jos A Banks
Cake | Amphora Bakery
Hair/Makeup | Linda Bonta
Florals | Jan Yantz
DJ | Bialecks Music
Invitations | The Dandelion Patch, Reston 
Save The Dates | Wedding Paper Divas


xoxo, Katelyn
21 Comments Weddings
  1. Abby Grace reply

    The Omni is one of my FAVORITE venues!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous everything. Blythe, you are a STUNNING bride!!!

  2. molly stillman reply

    pure elegance comes to mind when i look at this wedding. SO gorgeous!

  3. Shelley Hohe reply

    What a fun and beautiful wedding… the pink touches and the shoes….THE SHOES! I love them!!! My favorite photos are of them on the brick sidewalk with those charming colorful houses behind them….very nice!!!

  4. Laura reply

    Aaaah Katelyn these are amazing!! I love every single one of them! You did such a great job and Blythe you are one stunning bride! Loved being part of this day!

  5. Laura Hernandez Photography reply

    They are all stunning but your detail shots just make my jaw drop…. every.single.time.

  6. Mallory reply

    Man, oh man, these pictures are GORGEOUS!! I love the ones after the ceremony pics in front of the different colored walls =)

  7. Mandy Christodoulou reply

    Beautiful pix Katelyn! Absolutely ADORE the shoes!

  8. Katie reply

    Soooo gorgeous! Love the variety of backgrounds and locations used. Beautiful bride and LOVED those shoes. Wowza!

  9. Laura reply

    Wow! What a gorgeous wedding, captured so perfectly. I love all the Katie Spade! Beautiful couple

  10. christina reply

    katelyn, these are gorgeous!! what a stunning couple – and gosh do i love any bride thats a kate spade bride :)

  11. ashlyn reply

    This might just be my favorite wedding you’ve shot so far! They are an adorable couple! And you’re husband has got some talent. Fell in love with the colored houses. :)

  12. jamie reply

    beautiful light Katelyn!!

  13. Jmayott reply

    Stunning shoot. Love all your organic lines in the curvy pathways, dome, etc. You are masterful at optimizing light. What a gift you have!

  14. Carrie Logan reply

    looooooove this!!!!! and your reception lighting/shots is a-mazing. (as usual ;) wow wow wow.

  15. Annetta reply

    WOW!! Your wedding was amazing, Blythe!! You have some awesome photos. Great job, Katelyn!!

  16. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Simply beautiful! You can just tell Blythe and Chris love each other….a lot! The bride looks amazing in that gown! The light in the outdoor pictures is so pretty…warm and full of color. Love them all!

  17. Annamarie reply

    Ahhhh BLYTHE!!! You are so beautiful! I love your wedding style and all of your kate spade details! All of your hard work and planning definitely paid off!! So so pretty girl! KATELYN you always outdo yourself. so so pretty:)

  18. Girish reply

    Beautiful pictures. Awesome, really inspiring.

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  20. Becca reply

    Love her band!! Great detail shot!

  21. Alex reply

    Love, love this last pic! You always do an amazing job of capturing priceless moments.

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