• James + Aimee | Engaged

always been really proud of the fact that Michael and I have been together for SO long. I mean, dating for 8 YEARS is impressive, right? I think so. We’ve been together since I was 15 and he was 17. So when I’m walking around with my couples during an engagement shoot and I ask them how long they’ve been together, I almost ALWAYS have them beat by at least 4 years… welp! Not this time! Nope. Aimee and James have broken the record. 12 YEARS! They have been dating for 12 years and they would win every “Long term dating” contest by a landslide!!

As we walked around Main Street in downtown Richmond and dodged the VCU students that were leaving campus for the day, we got to know each other.  Aimee and James are tying the knot next month and we’re excited to be a part of their big day! I’m excited to capture their day and their love for each other but I’m also excited to celebrate with them…. especially since Michael and I totally understand how awesome it is to FINALLY be official after almost a decade of dating! It’s going to be so much fun!! Seriously, Aimee has great things planned for her big day!! I can’t wait! So enjoy these engagement pics for now and start looking forward to their March wedding!! It will be here before we know it!

Love this! 

Seriously Aimee?!

That hair! So beautiful! 

Love this.

The wind was working in our favor for this one…

I know the wind is blowing and hair is flying but I just love this one! 

I wish I was a “hat” person! She makes it look so easy! 

You know I love that door!!

xoxo, Katelyn
22 Comments Engaged
  1. Katie Yuen reply

    Yay! I’ve missed seeing engagement sessions and this is a fabulous session!!!

  2. Brannan reply

    OH WOW!!! These are just gorgeous!!! As I knew they would be. Y’alls love is so beautiful! What an amazing session!!! So happy for you both :) Air hugs happening right now.

  3. Carrie G reply

    These are incredible! I cannot wait to celebrate with you guys!

  4. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    Beautiful! I love the colors!

  5. Kathryn Grace reply

    Love it! They are such a cute couple. Fabulous shots!!

  6. Mom reply

    After 12 years you still “like” each other is a blessing.

  7. Alli McWhinney reply

    Those red walls are to die for!

  8. molly stillman reply

    ahh these are beautiful, katelyn!! she is gorgeous!

  9. Abby Grace reply

    That red wall is divine. LOVE it!

  10. Sarah Adams reply

    Loving all the awesome backdrops you found for this shoot! especially the teal :) Amazing pictures, as always :)

  11. Caroline reply

    GORGEOUS! and that pop of pink is so fun! She makes the wind look good!

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  13. Norman & Ann reply

    Well WOW is all i can say till i see you both!!!
    Norman and Ann

  14. Chelsy Cardin reply

    Great work! I love this engagment session and the colors are wonderful!

  15. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    If I ever was going to dye my hair, it would be her hair color. Her hair is beautiful! Loved this engagement session…that big vertical picture with her hair blowing perfectly is an absolute favorite! Thank God for a perfect breeze! :)

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  17. Catherine reply

    oops, sorry about caps.

  18. denise reply

    Beautiful pictures! I love that you found the teal garage doors!

  19. ashley link reply

    these are wonderful!!! LOVE her hat! so cute!!!

  20. Ashlyn reply

    LOVE these! So gorgeous! Her hair is gorgeous and they’re a really cute couple. Can’t wait to see their wedding photos! :)

  21. Melissa Kate reply

    Love the ones in her hat! Adorable!

  22. Annetta reply

    Great job, Katelyn. Love the one with the wind too. Her hair frames her face nicely.

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