• Matt + Sarah | Engaged

emailed back and forth before the shoot because the weather was ominous. The scattered thunderstorms in the forecast were daunting but between our schedules and their schedules, we really didn’t want to cancel. So we decided to give it a shot! Rain or shine… we were going to make this happen! Michael and I drove up to Lake Monticello last week to meet Matt and Sarah and they couldn’t have been any sweeter!! I just love meeting our couples for the first time and immediately knowing that we are a GREAT fit! They had the BEST attitude about the clouds that started rolling in right as we began their session.

We shot some portraits with their sweet pup and then I began explaining some things about posing.  Before we knew it, the heavens let lose! The rain continued for only a few minutes and we were thankful that we decided to wait it out. The BEST part about summer time thunderstorms is that once they’re over, there is always beautiful light that follows!

We headed down to the dock and had a blast. These two know how to LAUGH and have a good time together. The more time I spent around them, the more I loved them! We cannot wait to see them again and be a part of their wedding day! It’s going to be gorgeous and now we know that even if it rains, we’ll still have a great time and produce some beautiful images!! :) Enjoy this new engagement shoot!!!

So cute! Love that little tongue sticking out! 


These were shot in the rain… you would never know! 

Sarah you’re beautiful!!!

And then the skies began to clear!! yay!

Work it! You two are awesome!

Such a gorgeous ring! Any guy that spends 18+ hours trying to make sure the ring is PERFECT is a keeper!:)

I’m pretty sure they are laughing at Michael, I’m not that funny. ;)

One of my favorites!

So darn cute!

Yay!! Sunlight!!


xoxo, Katelyn
12 Comments Engaged
  1. Kylie Nicholson reply

    Absolutely, beyond beautiful! Sarah, you are gorgeous. and katelyn, stellar photographs! you’re right- can’t tell they were shot in the rain at all!

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  3. Leslie maron reply

    My favorite e-ession yet! they coordinate perfectly and i love how comfortable and emotive they are. such a cute couple.

  4. Lindsay {Everistta} reply

    Despite the weather, it’s a beautiful shoot! We had our engagement shoot in downtown Baltimore a few years ago on a bitter november day. the pictures were amazing, we were just freezing!

  5. Liz reply

    The Love these two have for each other definitely comes through in these beautiful photographs!

  6. Marilyn Esh reply

    I Love you’re blog!! I starting doing photography a year ago and so seeing beautiful pics like yours gives me ideas on how to shoot for the next time!! :) Beautiful pics… as always! :)

  7. Kristina W. reply

    I love when couples include their pets in their engagement shoo! So cute! :)

  8. Laura reply

    Wow, this session is totally amazing! In love with it! The light, and the lake… I die! You’re beyond amazing!

  9. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    I love those photos with the sunlight and the ring in the log. No one ever could’ve guessed you were shooting when it was raining and afterwards!

  10. Deb Baker reply

    Sarah and Matt, wow! absolutely stunning!! you both create the sunshine! ella too! so much love, mom baker

  11. Annamarie reply

    Ohhh the light in all of those shots on the dock at the end…BEAUTIFUL! Love these, Katelyn!!

  12. Melissa Power reply

    Love the images from this session!!

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