• Jason + Julie | Engaged

everyday… unfortunately, they come in mass amounts and most of them are junk! However, every now and then I’ll find an email that makes the overflowing inbox worth it! Julie’s email was one of those emails! She was engaged, she has been following the blog since the INSPIRED DESIGNS days and she just couldn’t wait to book and make it official! That’s my kind of bride!!! So we did just that. We booked, we started talking about the wedding day and we scheduled an engagement session! Now I’ve shot on JMU’s campus a lot in the last year but EVERY TIME I seem to find a way to make it look totally different

and I think that’s because JMU’s Quad is just gorgeous! (But not as gorgeous as CNU’s!!! I have to say that, I’m biased:)  We met up in front of Wilson and made a loop around the Quad, finding little nook and crannies with great light and a ton of potential! Jason and Julie acted like pros… really. I’m not just saying that. My couples all seem to get their “modeling” faces on within 15 minutes of their session and my job is a breeze!


We walked and talked about them, their wedding, Julie’s amazing cooking skills and how they met. After some time on the Quad we headed downtown for some more urban locations! The weather was perfect and the dark clouds that were rolling in seemed to pass by us just at the right time. We ended the shoot and I announced “Guys! I think this was a success!”…. and it was. They have some gorgeous images and I loved getting to know them.. I only wish I didn’t have to wait a YEAR for their wedding!! So Jason and Julie, thanks for making the drive down and for being awesome!! I can’t wait to show you some of my favorites!!

GAHHH! Julie just stop it!!!

Ok, let me explain, I was switching lenses, took a test shot and this was it! I looked at it on the back of my camera and was like “Whoa! Guys!!! That was awesome!!!!” Jason nice model face! I’m impressed!

Julie you’re gorgeous!

so cute!

Love these!!! 

Julie you’re so cute!!

Oh hey giant chalkboard! We’ll use you! 

16 Comments Engaged
  1. Sabrina reply

    Oh my word – gorgeous images. And those ring shots in the water?!?! And the chalk board?!? What…??? This whole post is just amazing. And they are adorable :-) Good work to everyone all around! haha

  2. Julie reply

    KATELYN!!! You are absolutely amazing and so talented. I love each and every one of these shots!! I laughed out loud at the one next to the flowers because i remembered how TERRIFIED I was of those bees!!!! I love you and I can’t wait to see you again and for our wedding date! Thank you thank you, THANK YOU!!!

  3. molly reply

    THOSE CHALKBOARD PICS ARE AWESOME!!!!! i love this shoot, katelyn!

  4. Mallory reply

    So much color!! I love it!

  5. Kristin Partin reply

    oh hey..your b&w test shot is totally a J* photo ;) I would have mistaken it for hers if I wasn’t here!

  6. Lindy reply

    Whattt! that chalkboard & the words! HOW perfect. beautiful people and photos as alwaysss.

  7. Natalie Kay reply

    amazing. ive been following you for so long cause of friends who you have shot or connections ! since i went to jmu this made me so happy! and that teal glass is my friends apartment haha :) wonderful!

  8. Kristina W. reply

    What great luck that you encountered the chalkboard!!! The ring shots were phenomenal Katelyn!

  9. Meredith Sledge reply

    I. Love. These. AH! And I can’t believe that’s where I’m going to school next year. The pictures just got me more excited. Beautiful, Katelyn!

  10. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    So beautiful!! I love that you went downtown – I lived in downtown H-burg for two years and I LOVE it there!! Julie – you look beautiful!

  11. Meredith VanWagner reply

    LOVE! Go Dukes!

  12. danielle reply

    ah how perfect was that chalkboard?!! loved it. what a cute couple too.

  13. Girish reply

    Beautiful pictures, another great photo session this. Superb pictures.

  14. Samantha June reply

    LOVE the ring shots in here! Sooo cute!

  15. Sarah Hayes reply

    I am absolutely in love with her shoes from the second outfit. Beautiful, as always, Katelyn!

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    […] that she’s not just a fellow blogger, she’s one of my 2013 BRIDES!!! You can view her engagement shoot HERE!  Julie has made QUITE a name for herself and her blog in the blogging community and as I was […]

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