A Fall Bridal Shoot

  • Melissa's Bridals

this shoot was CHILLY!!! But you would never know because Melissa’s beauty is the first thing that captures attention! … No one notices the goosebumps! :) It was a chilly October morning when we shot these portraits and I was so impressed with Melissa’s ability to shiver AND look natural all at the same time!! She’s just stunning… absolutely gorgeous…. and she was my roomie in college!!! You’re all probably thinking “Katelyn, your friends are so photogenic” and my response to that is “Yes, I know”. haha They are! Whenever I shoot a friend’s wedding I think to myself  “Self, you are surrounded by gorgeous people in your life!”…

and not only are their exteriors beautiful, they are INCREDIBLE  people with genuine hearts. I’m so thankful for my sweet friends and I’m even MORE thankful that I’m able to be a part of their wedding day!! Gosh I could go on and on about this! But I’ll refrain and I’ll allow you to see some of her bridals that were my favorites! As you look through these, be sure to realize that it was only in the high 40’s while we were shooting these. Melissa is TOUGH!! I would have taken a few shots and then opted for a fire and hot coco!!


girl… just stop! Could this be more perfect?! 


xoxo, Katelyn
22 Comments In her dress
  1. Abby Grace reply

    Ah! I love these! I wish I had more brides asking for bridal shoots, because they may be my favorite thing to shoot these days.

  2. Kathryn Grace reply

    Just lovely! The colors are so perfect!

  3. Jen reply

    WOW stunning. colors, her sweater, HER, the dress, everything!!

  4. Kristina W. reply

    Melissa is SO gorgeous!!!!

  5. Laura reply

    These are gorgeous!! Her dress is beautiful as well!!

  6. ashley barnett reply

    PRETTY! PS- your “self” comment made me laugh so hard.

  7. kaitlyn phipps reply

    these are gorgeous katelyn!

  8. Melissa Kate reply

    These are amazing!!

  9. Mallory reply

    These pictures are just so “WOW!!”

  10. Jamie reply

    I loveeee the leaves! Such a pretty backdrop for a stunning bride!

  11. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    I love the way you shoot bridals! Beautiful colors, light, and bride!!!

  12. Susan P reply

    absolutely breathtaking shoot all around! such special images for her and her family to have and always cherish :)

  13. Melissa reply

    LOVE your work! Came here from Zach and Jody’s blog

  14. Rebekah C reply

    She is so beautiful & I love that cardigan w/ her dress. Since I didn’t get to have bridal pics before I got married, I just did a Trash the Dress session in similar weather: windy, raining off & on, & temp in the low 40’s. But it was worth it & I can’t wait to see my images. If they’re half as good as these, I’ll be in love.

  15. ashley link reply

    what a rockstar! she looks fabulous! great job! :)

  16. Stacey reply

    Gahhhhh!!! La-La-Love! Katelyn your work makes my heart happy!

  17. Tiffany Farley reply

    LOVE these! I love the sweater too, it’s perfect!

  18. Lindsey reply

    These are stunning! SO WARM so playful! You’re very inspiring Katelyn!

  19. mary kring reply

    wow! stunning pics amazing colours! , do you know what dress this is?

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  21. Laura Gordon reply

    The colors!! Ah! So so pretty :)

  22. Michelle Stoker reply

    Love those beautiful fall colors!!! That yellow cardigan makes the colors pop! Lovely photos!!

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