• Noah + Kaylie

We drove through the winding road outside of Lexington, VA and we didn’t really know exactly where we were headed. Our iphone’s GPS was serving us well until we hit the dead spot in the mountains and for a few minutes there, we thought we were going to have to guess our way to the venue!! Luckily our signal returned and we made our way up to Irvine Estate! After a few minutes of a steep climb to tho top of the mountain, the trees opened up and it was such an amazing venue. The ceremony location overlooks what has to be one of the most beautiful views in Virginia and that’s where Noah and Kaylie tied the knot this past Saturday. After the big east coast storms blew through last week, a cold front came in and created PERFECT wedding conditions on Saturday! It was 76 and sunny!! As we started the day, Kaylie mentioned that there was this beautiful willow tree at the bottom of the mountain that she LOVED

and so we decided to give it a try for the first look!  (This was a brave move on our part because we hadn’t even seen the location yet!). Luckily Kaylie has a great eye and the willow tree was gorgeous. The light was perfect and besides the mud, it was the an amazing first look spot!! :) Kaylie didn’t mind at all. She lifted up her dress and walked to her groom!! This spot was so perfect for them because Noah proposed until a willow tree AND it was next to the water where a giant carpe swam by during their portraits! If you remember anything from their engagement session, Kaylie actually works for a fishery and so this was so appropriate!! Their first look location wasn’t the only beautiful part of their wedding day! Kaylie and her mom did an incredible job planning and decorating! It was just stunning!! I can’t wait for you to see!

Noah and Kaylie, we couldn’t have picked a sweeter couple to spend last Saturday with!!  You two are amazing and we absolutely loved capturing your day and meeting your families! I hope Eleuthra is treating you well!!! xoxo


Loved Kaylie’s dress!!

Her vintage victorian theme was so beautiful! She LOVES hydrangeas and the venue was surrounded with them! So perfect! 

Her invitations were cloth hankies that the guests brought to the wedding! 

So excited! 

Lucky gals! Look at all of those Tiffany’s bags! 

Best first look hug!!! He’s so happy! 

Such a gorgeous setting!

Aren’t their colors fun and happy?! 

I’m loving Michael’s side bouquet shots! They are his specialty! :)

Kaylie sewed this patch in Noah’s suit!


Look at that VIEW! Irvine Estate is amazing! 

Daddy’s first look at his little girl!  They have such a sweet relationship! 

Michael’s angle…


And it was Kaylie’s dad’s idea to have all the guests hold up mustaches when the bride and groom turned around! I think Kaylie was a little surprised! ha! 

husband and wife! 

I could have photographed her all day! 




You go girl!!

One last portrait before the light slipped over the mountain! 

Credits coming soon! 

xoxo, Katelyn
44 Comments Weddings
  1. Simone Fox reply

    OMG Katelyn I think this might be my FAVORITE wedding you’ve done all year! Amazing lighting and I loved the balloons and the bicycle!!!

  2. Allison reply

    One of my FAVORITE weddings of your’s, Katelyn! So so gorgeous! I love the light and the colors and her dress and the flowers…I could go on and on :)

  3. Kristin reply

    Gorgeous!!! Love the cheerful colors!

  4. Lauren reply

    This is trusly my FAVORITE wedding i;;ve ever seen you do, and i’ve been following you for awhile. i’m sticking to my claim that one day i want you as my wedding photographer. i love it all!! :) :)

  5. Eric reply

    I’m anxious to see what this wedding gets featured in. Fantastic job you two!! Beautiful couple as well.

  6. Holly reply

    i absolutely LOVE their colour palette!!!!!! beautiful!!!

  7. Emily Ferris reply

    all of theses are so beautiful! i love it!!

  8. Kristina w. reply

    Ohmygoodness! These are incredible katelyn! Granted you had a pretty fantastic wedding to photograph but seriously, amazing!!!

  9. Gabrielle Corbin reply

    This has officially become one of my favorites! The pink bicycle, the colors, the giant balloons, the VIEW!! Oh mountains, you make my heart happy. :)

  10. Sarah Adams reply

    i LOVE the pastel color scheme. What an adorable couple and wedding. GORGEOUS!

  11. Meredith Sledge reply

    OH Katelyn, you are so talented!!!! You were meant to be a wedding photographer for sure. These are so good I can hardly stand it!! The ones of them with the bike in that gooooorgeous light are my favorite!

  12. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    I love the colors! So soft and romantic! This is gorgeous, Katelyn!

  13. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    This wedding is simply beautiful! I love all the pastel colors, the flowers, the venue, the couple…and, wow, their portraits are amazing!

  14. Ashlyn reply

    Wowwwww!! Oh my I LOVE the colors!!! Absolutely gorgeous!! The portraits were amazing Katelyn!! The light was so beautiful. My goodness. They look like an amazing couple and I LOVED her dress.

  15. McCall Doyle reply

    This is easily my favorite wedding of yours, Katelyn…and that’s saying a lot. :) Every photo is stunning, colorful, vibrant, and perfection. What a lucky bride & groom to have what looked like a designer wedding, complete with the best photographer out there to capture it! :)

  16. Rachel reply

    This Wedding was sooo beautiful!! Great job Katelyn and Michael!!

  17. Urška Majer reply

    These are stunning! Such a gorgeous wedding!

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  19. Kelly reply

    Woah. Everything about this wedding is incredible and perfect! So amazing! Love seeing your work!! :)

  20. Kathryn Grace reply

    WOW! Love these! Her dress is gorgeous!

  21. Bev Ervin reply

    Love, love!!! Beautiful bride and gorgeous wedding!!!

  22. Nikki Santerre reply

    LOVE the details, the portraits, the ombre cake, the bicycle! Definitely a new favorite of yours!

  23. Sydni Jackson reply

    Gosh, she is just the cutest!! Gorgeous wedding!!!

  24. Elizabeth reply

    Oh wow….incredible!!! You did such an amazing job!!!

  25. Holly reply

    Wow! I love this wedding! I may have to get married there! lol beautiful :)

  26. ashley link reply

    this is gorgeous!!!! such a fun and colorful wedding! stunning!!! :)

  27. Carrie logan reply

    such a happy wedding!!!! they are so sweet and cute!!!!!

  28. Girish reply

    Wonderful set of pictures, that vertical photograph of the bride is too good.

  29. Currie reply

    Seriously one of my favorites to date!! Katelyn, these are WONDERFUL!!

  30. Sarajane Case reply

    These are absolutely incredible. You can tell you really worked your behind off that day! Way to raise the bar!

  31. Jessica Hartnett reply

    WOW!! She is GORGEOUS!! And the venue is stunning! What a wonderful wedding!

  32. Colleen C. reply

    First off I just discovered your blog and I love it…i think your pictures are gorgeous…it was something about this wedding and this couple that made the tears start flowing…so beautiful, words can’t do it justice…love the colors of everything, i love that she used pink a lot but it wasn’t too loud, it was just right…the picture that sent my eyes watering the most was one of the pictures of the bride dancing with her father and it looks like she is getting teary eyed, I lost it after that one

  33. Shauna Ploeger reply

    Breathtakingly beautiful!!

  34. Saira reply

    so so pretty :) absolutely love the pink bike

  35. Jon Fitzgerald reply

    Katelyn, this is Jon, Kaylie’s Father. I want to publicly thank you for the time and effort that You and Michael put into making this day unforgetable for Kaylie and Noah. You have exceptional skills as a photographer, and you make everything fit together perfectly (well GOD was involved no doubt) Thank you for your passion, it shows. You and your work work are truly exceptional! I LOVE YOU Kaylie Brooke:)

  36. Toviah reply

    I always love your weddings but there’s something special about this one! Maybe the location – where I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley pulls my heart strings more? This one is super special! Gorgeous!

  37. Annetta reply

    Love everything about this wedding!! Beautiful job Katelyn!

  38. Jessica reply

    Perfection! Everything about this wedding is oh-so-lovely! And you captured it beautifully!

  39. Lisa reply

    We love this wedding! Would it be possible to get the credits? Specially the BAkery and flowers. You do a magnificent job! ;)
    Thanks a bunch!

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  41. Emily Zydiak reply

    Do you have the bakery and flower credits?


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  43. Karma Tucker reply

    Love, love love everything about this. Beautiful pictures, fantastic arranging, and loved the decor. Wonderful job! I love the soft colors and beauty of it all. What a perfect day!

  44. Rocky Ahmed reply

    Beautiful wedding. They are lovely couple. Your work is amazing. At first I thought they are actors or your model, it’s just so perfect. This couple will treasure this moment because you are great photographer.

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