Zane + Lauren | Engaged

  • Hampton Roads Virginia Wedding photographer | Fort Monroe

I told Zane and Lauren that their engagement shoot was perfectly timed because I’ve been aching to do a shoot recently! That’s the beauty of the off-season! I take a break for a while and then I’m refreshed and ready to start rocking and rolling all over again! The best part about this shoot in particular was that is was at Fort Monroe! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE colonial columns and the cobblestone streets of Richmond but it was so much fun to shoot something NEW, something urban and something out of the ordinary!

When we arrived, we were greeted by Zane, Lauren, Lauren’s mom and Tiger Lily…. the cutest soft haired yorkie around! We had the perfect day to shoot and we were especially thankful for the sunshine since their original engagement shoot date was rained out! We walked around the old battery of Fort Monroe and it didn’t take long to realize that if you give Michael and Zane just a few minutes of freedom, you would lose them! Lauren went to the car to change really quick and I turned around and the boys were exploring! The battery is so interesting. It’s old and dilapidated but there is something about it that is beautiful and intriguing!

After just a few shots of Zane and Lauren, I knew that their shoot was going to be a breeze and it was. We walked around and chatted about the wedding (which is coming up SO soon!!) and all that they have planned! I can’t wait to see it come together. I also can’t wait to photograph Lauren as a bride. She’s going to be stunning!!! Hanging out with these two made us so excited for this new 2015 Wedding season and it was a reminder of how blessed we are to work with such amazing couples! Enjoy getting to know Zane and Lauren…. and Tiger Lily! :):)

Oh Lauren!! You’re perfect!

And your ring is perfect as well!

I just love this tunnel!

And this three story historic home isn’t too shabby either!

A favorite!

Love this little pup!

Ha! We almost got it! :)

Can we all agree that Lauren’s outfit was PERFECT for the color tones of the location?!

 Love this sweet shot.


We found this tall grass because we were snooping around where we weren’t supposed to be… sometimes it’s worth it to by snoopy! This would be one of those occasions!

Aw I love this!

xoxo, Katelyn
22 Comments Engaged
  1. Lauren reply

    Love! Perfect in every way!

  2. Lauren Swann reply

    These are gorgeous!!

  3. Megan Kelsey Marcus reply

    loooove her outfits! And what a cool location! Adding to my bucket list ;)

  4. christina reply

    I love this!!!! What a beautiful couple!!

  5. Sara Maddox reply

    Nerd alert: that white house was Lincoln’s office while he was at Fort Monroe. The pictures are stunning!!!

  6. Moriah Ortega reply

    I love this shoot! You’re work is stunning, Katelyn!

  7. Ashley Durham reply

    The lighting is just sooooo yummy!! Beautifully shot!

  8. Nicole Salter reply

    Ahhh would have thought this was a styled shoot if I didn’t know otherwise! Each outfit is PERFECT for the setting!

  9. Kathryn Grace reply

    Love these! So fun and beautiful!

  10. Katie reply

    The COLORS! Oh my goodness this shoot is so gorgeous! I can’t wait to see their wedding!

  11. Michelle reply

    Gorgeous!!! I SO needed this post. I have a wedding in a very industrial, commercial space tomorrow and have been a little worried — SO much inspiration from these photos!! Thanks, Katelyn :D

  12. Tatyana reply

    There seems to ALWAYS be a doggie in your shoots – and I’m not complaining!

  13. Kristen reply

    Love the lighting and you’re right the color tones she wore went perfectly with the location!

  14. Annetta reply

    Beautiful Katelyn!! I thought this location was familiar! We were here when I came down for your workshop!

  15. Bonnie Smith reply

    Gorgeous couple and gorgeous photos!! The lighting and their outfits are absolutely perfect! Definitely my new favorite eShoot!!!

  16. ashley link reply

    These are so fun and industrial! I love them! The colors are so rich! Beautiful job, you guys! :)

  17. Kristina W. reply

    Yay first engagement session of the season! Looks great!

  18. Rebekah reply

    Wow, these are all so gorgeous! I especially love her first two outfits, the dress & the orange pants.

  19. Samantha reply

    LOVE this session!!! Cute couple and unique location!!

  20. Bethany McDonnell reply

    Photos at a fort really gave this shoot a unique look. Love the lighting! What a sweet couple and cute little dog!

  21. Amanda Abrham reply

    Beautiful work. Stunning couple! I absolutely love these. The location couldn’t have been more perfect. Great work! Is the battery open to the public? I would love for you to shoot our engagement photos there!

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