and 34 Thank You's....

  • I Made It!

I made it to the end! Today is a glorious day. I’ve done laundry, emails, sent some lenses and a camera body off to be cleaned and I’m getting ready to start some editing. (By the way, I use CPS for all the photogs out there, it’s a worthwhile investment!)  I just feel relieved. Really relieved. Almost to the point of getting a little emotional. This year has been a long year and while it’s been one of the BEST… it has also required a ton of work.  However, I’m so incredibly thankful for the 34 couples that allowed me to be a part of one of the biggest days of their LIFE.  It’s was an HONOR.  I look at these images and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude.  These couples

have blessed my life in so many ways and I know EVERY photographer says this… but I seriously think I have the best clients in the world. This year I felt more connected to my couples than I ever have before and I’m so grateful for that. So many photography businesses are run like a factory. Clients book, they shoot, they mail the CD and that’s it. DONE. ZIP. BOOM. Move on…  And while that seems like it would be the EASY route… I don’t have a business like that.  These couples are my FRIENDS and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Being invested in them and their lives changes the way I shoot their wedding day and my hope is that that shows through their images. As I think back over 2011, I am humbled and thankful. I’m thankful for a busy year.  I’m thankful for a break over the next few months and I’m thankful to have so many new friends in my life!!! This week, we’re going to celebrate Thanksgiving and so what better way to launch my “time off” than to say a huge THANK YOU to these couples who made this year one to remember!!!! I love you ALL!! ENJOY your first year of Marriage and thank you for allowing me to be a part of the celebration!!!!


17 Comments Personal
  1. Emily reply

    What an incredible accomplishment, Katelyn!!! Beautiful, beautiful work. Congratulations!

  2. Abby Grace reply

    I love this composite! Congratulations on an incredibly successful wedding season. I hope the time off gives you a chance to recharge and come back stronger than ever!

  3. amelia renee reply

    they all look SO fabulous! :) now go do something fun for YOU!:)

  4. amelia renee reply

    they all look SO fabulous! :) now go do something fun for YOU!:)

  5. Kelly reply

    Awww Katelyn….virtual high fives and hugs. 34 is a TOOOOOOOOON of weddings and that doesn’t even include all the smaller shoots you squeezed in. I would be teary eyed with the horizon of rest ahead but the gratitude behind. What a super sweet tribute for your wonderful couples. I pray this little time off from shooting is blessed and restful for you! We are hanging in Richmond next month so we need coffee and a girl movie stat!

  6. Jill Powers reply

    No, THANK YOU Katelyn! On behalf of all of this years brides I feel like I can say that you have given us all the most unbelievable gift EVER! You’ve beautifully shot our weddings in a way that captured the fullness of joy that we felt on that day! Wow! I get emotional thinking about it too!!! Looooove you! xoxo

  7. emy reply

    KK, this is so awesome how you put them all together in this collage. Im so proud of you!!! love you.

  8. Erin Oveis Brant reply

    Congratulations!! It would be so fun to create a book with one of the these storyboards added every year…like a photo history of your business :) Beautiful, beautiful work!

  9. Brittany Claridge reply

    Katelyn- I have to echo what Jill said earlier. I cannot count the number of times I have looked through my photos and been so abundantly blessed by the way you captured the love, joy, and spirit of one of the most important days of our lives. You consistently serve others above and beyond what is required- what an amazing testament of the Lord’s love! Take some time to pour into yourself and your marriage, then take a listen to Hillsong’s Dessert Song- may He continue to fill you to overflowing to be emptied again!

  10. Kristina W. reply

    It’s been an enjoyable year of wedding photos to look at! Enjoy your off-season and find some time to relax!

  11. Abbey reply

    Congratulations on an amazing year Katelyn!!!

  12. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    I agree with Jill, thank YOU for everything! Not only have I LOVED following your blog, being inspired, and getting new ideas, but I got to have one of my most favorite photographers capture MY wedding day, and give me the greatest gift I strive to give to all of my clients – beautiful wedding pictures. You will always be a part of our lives… THANK YOU!! xoxo

  13. Rachel Cutherell reply

    Katelyn, I feel so blessed to have such a passionate wedding photographer as a dear friend. Taking our wedding portraits with you was one of the most relaxing parts of our wedding day, and it’s because we were hanging out with a friend. You made us feel at ease and I am SO thankful that we had to there to be by our side and guide us through the day. Love you girl, and can’t wait to see you in just a couple weeks!

  14. Brittany reply

    There is a lot of love in this post! :) Thanks for capturing such a special moment in our lives! The memories are forever captured and are PRICELESS. Congrats to you, and see you next week! :-D

  15. Becca reply

    Yayyy! So exciting! Love the photo squares- an impressive way & neat to remember all those different weddings from the blog! Congrats!! Makes me super EXCITED for next years weddings ; ) Enjoy resting before it all starts again dear!

  16. Adrienne & Walter reply

    We love you Katelyn! THANK YOU for being part of our wedding and capturing such beautiful images. You are such a sweet, amazing, talented person and we were lucky to have the chance to work with you.

  17. Jade reply

    Oh wow congrats… What year you have had.. I have loved browsing over your images… Cant wait for next year… And another wow… 34 weddings… That is awesome… Hope one day I could be looking at that many bookings.. Just awesomeness….

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