• Ryan + Megan

This day has been in the works for YEARS. I can’t count how many times I heard “It’s finally here!!!” said on Ryan and Megan’s wedding day! All of their friends and family knew just how important this milestone was for the two of them. After years and years of dating, they were finally going to be husband and wife!! Michael and I traveled down to Winston Salem, NC late Friday night to be ready for Ryan and Megan’s big day on Saturday. Old Town Winston Salem is now one of my new favorite NC shooting locations! It’s seriously like a clone of Williamsburg!! Historic homes, old fences and barns… what more could a photographer want?! Oh! And this awesome historic area was only a two minute walk from the reception venue!! I could have photographed them for hours!!

It was a perfect scenario! The rain held off and the clouds rolled in just enough to give us some relief from the heat and humidity! Ryan and Megan decided to share a first look on the historic bridge where we just shot their engagement pictures a few months prior! It was a perfect place to begin their day together!!

As the day went on and I heard toasts and conversations take place, it was very clear that everyone had known for a very long time that Ryan and Megan would reach this day. They are a perfect pair and we couldn’t be more excited for them and this new adventure!! I’m so excited to share some of my favorites from the day!! I hope you all like RED because there is a lot of it on the blog today! Enjoy this Winston Salem wedding and congratulations to the newlyweds!!!!! xoxo

It’s moments like these that make me fall even more in love with my macro lens! 

Girls just wanna have fun! This little gal entertained us all morning!

Wanna hear something that will make you totally jealous? …. Those are Megan’s real eyelashes! AMAZING right?! I’m so jealous!!!

Megan you’re stunning!! 

First look time! 

After the first look is the perfect time to begin portraits of just the two of them… it’s one of my favorite parts of the day!

WOW you guys!!! Looking sharp!

I know this is super similar to the B&W above but I just love them both! 

A favorite of mine!!

What a cutie!!

This barn!! I saw it before we started shooting and I knew we had to stop here!! ;)

Rolls Royce?! Yes please!

This little one kept be entertained as we waited for the ceremony to begin! :)

Her older sister wasn’t too thrilled with her duty as flower girl:)

But she quickly perked up and kindly offered the pastor her bouquet!

And they’re married!!!!


Loved the pendants that introduced the bridal party!

This entrance was a lot more upbeat than her ceremony entrance! haha


Congratulations you two!!

Ceremony | Friedberg Moravian Church

Reception | Old Salem Visitor Center
Florists | Greenbee Floral Designs
Dress | David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids | David’s Bridal
Groomsmen | Men’s Wearhouse
DJ | Rockin’ Rick
Coordinator | Perfect Pair Events
Hair | Bella Hair Company
Invitations | Elli
Cake | Christina’s Dessertery
Catering | The Tavern in Old Salem
Photobooth | Ever After Pictures
xoxo, Katelyn
12 Comments Weddings
  1. Megan McElfresh reply

    katelyn and Michael, we love all of these. We enjoyed looking through these and reliving every moment of our wedding day. Thank you so much for capturing all of these great moments that we can cherish forever!

  2. Shyla reply

    Oh My god!! I was there last Saturday while you were shooting their Wedding party pictures. I am doing a wedding there in august!! These look amazing. I wish I would’ve had a chance to meet you. you are amazing.

  3. Kristina W. reply

    Ahhhh! That bridge is amazing!

  4. Michael Alsop reply

    Thanks so much for letting us be a part of such a fun day Ryan and Megan!!!

  5. Katie reply

    Oh my!!! That bridge makes me so excited for 10/22/14!!!!!!! Eeeeeek!!!!!

  6. Janet Mcelfresh reply

    You did an awesome job of capturing this happy couple’s special day!

  7. Laura Beth Stricker reply

    Wow! The end.

  8. Rebekah Carter reply

    Wow, I love all of the RED here! I know pastels are all the rage now but I love bright passionate colors like this red. So much more interesting in my opinion.

  9. elizabeth reply

    Esp. Love the bridal party portraits! Super classy color scheme, too. :)

  10. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Wow! The light in all of thier portraits is amazing but especially those ones in the bridge! Amazing, amazing job!!

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  12. Ann reply

    Are all of your photos such the “first Look” and the other posed ones, taken before the wedding?

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