• Mark + Emily | Engaged

longer I live in Richmond, VA…. also known as “RVA”… the more I love it! I’ve been shooting a lot of Richmond engagement sessions recently and I have come to find that Richmond has it all. We have hills, water, old architecture, cobblestone streets, murals, etc. The list goes on and on! I’m a lucky photographer to live in a city that I love to photograph! It’s so much fun to shoot close to home and I absolutely loved shooting Mark and Emily’s sessions in Richmond last week because not only do they love Richmond as well, they fell in love here!!

Their first date and start of their relationship really began around the VCU area and more specifically, the cathedral. So naturally, we started there!  It was a perfect afternoon. After a weekend of rain and clouds, the skies opened up for us and we had the most beautiful light to work with! Mark and Emily couldn’t be easier to work with. As soon as we started, I knew this was a perfect match and there is nothing more exciting for a wedding photographer than to know you’re working with your ideal clients. These two are just pros in front of the camera and I loved capturing their love for a little while last week! The end of their shoot is extra cute!! Enjoy my favorites!!!!

Emily! You’re gorgeous!!

Love these!!!

And this! :)

The light in this alley was just wonderful!!!


And then the light was even BETTER up at Libby park! 

Beautiful couple! 

Love this!!!


Seriously, they are just really good at this:) I could have photographed them for hours!

Down to the water! 

How cute is this?!! 

Mark loves to fish and I love how Emily tied that into their shoot!! She’s a keeper Mark!!!!

41 Comments Engaged
  1. Laura reply

    Precious! Love this session, katelyn!

  2. Evian reply

    That fishing idea is SO cute! Love this shoot Katelyn, great job!

  3. Corinne Morgan reply

    This is the cutest thing ive seen in my entire life!

  4. Alison Mish reply

    That ring on the hook!! Amazing! Absolutely adore this session!

  5. Melissa reply

    I love RVA!! Such a great shoot Katelyn – excited for their wedding next year already!!

  6. Jackie reply

    Love this! Its always more fun when couples bring something personal to the shoot

  7. Kat reply

    EMILY!!! Girl these are beautiful!!! I CAN”T EVEN WAIT for your wedding :)

  8. Amanda Hedgepeth reply

    EMILY AHHHHHHHH I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):) Perfection!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Lauren Swann reply

    I’m obsessed!!! This is SO adorable!! Also, these two are going to make SUCH a beautiful bride and groom!! Can’t wait to see pictures of their wedding!!

  10. Calee L’hommedieu reply

    SO CUTE!!!! Such a beautiful, fun couple :)

  11. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    This is SO cute! What an awesome idea to incorporate something they love – beautiful!!

  12. Sabrina reply

    Ok, those last ones on the pier are ADORABLE. Love the “two less fish in the sea” idea!! How creative are they??

  13. Julia reply

    Oh my gosh! The fishing part of the shoot was adorable! Great job :)

  14. Kathryn Grace reply

    Fabulous! I love these!!

  15. Carrie logan reply

    oh they are SO cute. i love her dress! such a pretty color. and as crazy as it sounds i think my favorite shot is the black and white of them walking away in the park :) timeless! but then again, they’re all incredible!!!

  16. Terri Baskin reply

    These are too cute!!!! What a fun idea for an engagement session!!

  17. Gabrielle C reply

    This whole session is precious! I particularly loved her purple dress and those last few shots down by the water. :)

  18. Susan Evans reply

    That tackle box and sign are just too cute! beautiful photos and beautiful couple.

  19. Donna Brackett reply

    Love the way you make each other smile, congratulations!

  20. Leanne Wight reply

    These are so cute! Just have to ask where did she get that dress? I love it!

  21. Kristina W. reply

    This is a fabulous engagement shoot! Beautiful couple, beautfiul light, and super cute fishing theme!

  22. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    So cute! That light at libby park is amazing!!

  23. Stephanie Stewart reply

    Looove this session! They are such a cute couple! can’t wait to see their wedding day!

  24. Natalie reply

    I love these photos!!! I cant even pick a favorite, lol You are awesome, I am a huge fan !!

  25. Mallory reply

    This is one of the cutest sessions ever! Love the colors and everything! The ring shot on the hook is so great!! :)

  26. Chels reply

    so beautiful!! I love love love how you incorporated the fishing theme at the end! those pics will make the cutest “save the dates” ever!!

  27. Emily reply

    Seriously?! I couldnt love them more!!! Feeling so blessed, and so grateful! PS-the dress is from Lord & Taylor!

  28. Nikki Santerre reply

    EMILY! Girl, you looked incredible, your outfit choices were flawless! And you both looked so incredibly in love! Katelyn, this might be my new favorite engagement session of yours!

  29. Nancy Crutchfield reply

    Beautiful ! Love you two !

    Aunt Nanny and Uncle Jeff

  30. Diana Ferris reply

    Katelyn, thanks for the wonderful pictures of 2 of my favorite people: my daughter emily and my future son-in-law Mark! The pictures are so lovely! Emily was so excited to be able to work with you and is so looking forward to your shooting the wedding! Thanks for adding to their joy at this special time in their lives! God bless!

  31. katie reply

    This couple is the CUTEST!! Love the fishing part of their shoot!

  32. Jennifer Krieg reply

    Two less fish in the sea?! Beyond cute this couple is!! Gorgeous photos!!

  33. Colleen gallo reply

    Your pictures are amazing!! Fishing theme was a great addition to an already beautiful shoot. Congratulations again. You both are glowing!!

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  35. Ramunas Bruzgys reply

    Dear Katelyn,
    Amazing young couple & great shoots.
    I love the way people in front of your camera feels so secure and relax.

    You have ability to create natural looking poses and harmony between everything.

    Keep on. I learned from you a lot.

    Your dearest fan!

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