• Nathan + Connie

a small school.  I never liked to admit that until my junior or senior year. I always thought the “big school” concept was “cooler”.  Michael and I lived our “Big school” experiences through Tech football games and weekends spent with friends at Clemson.  CNU doesn’t have a huge sports program or a massive stadium with thousands of fans… but what it does have is an awesome community.  I feel like I was a part of so many little communities at CNU… one being the “Comm” community. That’s right, the Communication Majors were tight…. we pretty much brought TWITTER to CNU! …. in my opinion. ha! No. Big. Deal. Anyway! Why am I telling you all of this? Well, because I met Connie in through the comm department!

We had classes together…she was a hard worker, I wasn’t….she stayed at the library until the wee hours of the morning.. I only did when that when it was a pass/fail situation. However, despite our different study habits, I got to know this awesome girl named Connie Workman…. NOW Connie Bray! woohoo! After meeting Connie, I quickly met her tech-savvy boyfriend Nathan.  I feel like everytime I ran into Nathan on campus, I left knowing one more new thing about my blackberry!


These two are an AWESOME couple and when they asked to meet with me last fall, I was SO excited! AND honored! Photographing weddings for friends is such an awesome privilege!  Their big day was perfect and I couldn’t help but admire how calm, happy and joyful the two of them were! They’ve been waiting for this day to come for a long time and it was finally here! As Connie came down the isle, Nathan just grinned and held back a few tears (Nathan I saw you tear up and have pictures to prove it!) It was a beautiful day and I loved being by their sides!  Connie and Nathan, enjoy the last few days of your awesome honeymoon and get excited because you have a HUGE blog post to look through! Love you both!!! xoxo

Those beautiful shiny things on her ears were her wedding gift from Nathan… and she LOVED them!

Connie was such an elegant bride…I mean, she was just standing there… not posing, just standing… and she looks like a model!!!


Loved those bouts!

Oh sweet goodness! Connie, you’re gorgeous!


Whenever it is possible, I like to tell the Bride and Groom to exit the ceremony and go and have 5 minutes alone… just the two of them!!! It’s always an awesome time… AND I get more portraits!!! yesssss.

Ok, ok… I’m weird, I know… but this is one of my favorites!!!! haha

Are you ready for these?!!

Get. it. girl.

Love you two!!!


Love! They make it easy for me!

First dance!

Daddy/daughter dance…. I NEVER have favorites from the reception, my favorites are normally portraits….oh but this time I do!!! I love this next shot. She LOVES her daddy!!

Beautiful cake!!!

I did NOT make that sky… I promise. I don’t do that… I leave the sky color up to God and man did He do good! SO BLUE!

Connie looks so sweet and innocent….. but don’t be fooled……

We went back inside and she smashed cake in his face! I think we’ll end on this one! haha

21 Comments Weddings
  1. amanda west reply

    a girl after my own heart!! butterflies… LOVE IT!!! and as always you have outdone yourself! great post again.

  2. spring reply

    them in the back seat= my favorite!!!

  3. Catie reply

    Love that dress of hers, and great shot of the cake in the face. Love the shots with the GTO. Fantastic job once again! <3

  4. Jessie reply

    The Daddy/Daughter picture is amazing…a mirror…wow you’re good!! And the ones by the water…GORGEOUS!!!

  5. StephanieBoyer reply

    I’ve been looking forward to these all week, and I LOVE them!!!! They are so awesome, and Connie – you look so beauitful! lovelovelove these!!!! Great job Katelyn!!!

  6. j gar reply

    that one in the mirror is epic. j star better look at this post and get that idea from you for 101010. woo hoo 17 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and 17 exclamation points, just for you. btw, that car is ridiculously awesome. nice work.

  7. Caitlin reply

    Oh my goodness – how sweet are these – I love the ones on the road and the fishing pier – just gorgeous…. so perfect as usual!!

  8. katie yuen reply

    love love love all of these!!! they’re such an attractice couple and you captured it perfectly!!

    ps: those bridesmaid dresses are SO GREAT!

  9. Sydni Gould reply

    hahah i love your comment about the sky – it is so pretty! i love the ones of them by the harbor, esp. under the gazebo. and the cake picture is really good!

  10. Brittany Mazanetz reply

    Katelyn!! These pictures are amazing!!

  11. Deborah Zoe reply

    katelyn!!!! i looooooooooove these:)!! The fence portrait is fantastic:) canvas?;)

  12. J.T. Hosack reply

    Katelyn, absolutely amazing! I can’t believe that my friends are getting married. It’s so CRAZY! I love Connie AND Nate and I’m so happy for them!
    You have this way of capturing the moment and the emotions in the moment. I have no idea how you do it! I loved EVERY SINGLE ONE of these photos!

  13. Katie reply

    AHH!! Connie is so beautiful! :) This is awesome one of the best i’ve seen (maybe i’m biased bc its connie) i just love every single photo :) :) :) GREAT JOB KATELYN!!!

  14. Rosie reply

    BEAUTIFUL. The photos and the bride & groom :P

  15. La’tisha Roberson reply

    These look AWESOME!!!!
    Congrats to the Newly Weds && Congrats to you Katelyn
    You are doing an AMAZING job!
    …I know one of my photographers for my wedding…..:)

  16. Julianna reply

    Ah! What a beautiful wedding! And a beautiful bride! I love the photo of her walking down the dock with the boats; so gorgeous. Great job Katelyn! And have fun this weekend!!! Woo! Woo!

  17. Kevin Smith reply

    Connie was my RA last year!!!! she’s great and these pictures are soo goood…as always! :)

  18. Hope Hughes reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Where do you find the time to get all these portrait shots? My brides are always go go go. RUSH RUSH RUSH!

  19. michelle brooks reply

    The whole set is just delicously rich & gorgeous, but those shots with the GTO ROCK HARD!!

  20. Elise reply

    Love it!!!!! Such a pretty wedding!! and such great pictures to capture the moments :)

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