• Mike + Jessica | Engaged

decided that if I didn’t love Richmond so much, I would move to Charlottesville in a heartbeat! The rolling hills outside of that adorable city are just stunning! Tucked away on 6,000 acres is the historic Mount Ida Farm! This property is the largest privately owned stated in Virginia! Talk about impressive! It’s so gorgeous. The coordinator and property manager for Mount Ida loaded Mike, Jess and I up into a massive hummer and we toured the property for their engagement shoot! I’m so thankful that we had a guide throughout this property because there is just SO much land! I wouldn’t have known where to even begin!!

We jokingly called our hummer adventure a “Safari” because the amount of wildlife we ran into was unbelievable! Wild turkeys, cows, clydesdales, red foxes, bunnies, deer and thankfully no snakes! As we journeyed over the river and through the woods (literally… we drove through a creek), we found some amazing locations for Jess and Mike’s images.

Jess and Mike are such a cute couple! They’re the perfect height for GREAT “nuzzling” shots… and let me tell you, I took a TON! They are so naturally joyful that taking their portraits was a breeze! I love this time of year because I’m getting to meet the rest of my 2013 couples that I have only emailed with up to this point. It’s so wonderful to leave an engagement session so pumped for yet another wedding!!  Jess and Mike, I’ll see you in the fall!! Cannot WAIT for the big day!

How cute are they?! I just loved taking these! 


I just love this area! Mount Ida farm is amazing! 

Our escort vehicle and on-lookers! 

ohhhhh man! Love this! 


Such great dippers!

Gorgeous girl!!

30 Comments Engaged
  1. Tina Worley reply

    She is so pretty! She reminds me of my daughter — Brittnie Bohn (Worley). You do a great job Katelyn!

  2. JULIA RUDOLPH reply

    what a stunning couple! i’m in awe of these photos, absolutely love them <3

  3. Leah Rudolph reply

    They certainly do make an adorable couple and are very photogenic with your magical lens. can’t wait for the wedding! Thank you.

  4. shirley binder reply

    What a fabulous set of pictures? How will you ever decide which ones to choose?

    Shirley and Marty
    (grandparents of the bride-to-be)

  5. Annmarie Swift reply

    Katelyn, these are SO gorge! Wish you lived closer to Boston!

  6. molly stillman reply

    oh wow these are stunning!

  7. Hailey Tash Crabtree reply

    Holy smokes, Katelyn! I am in love with these!!!

  8. Regan Carter reply

    Wow!! So beautiful!! What a gorgeous couple!! Love their color schemes – and the amazing lighting!! The property is just killer – I want to go and wander around and take it all in! :)

  9. Jennifer Krieg reply

    Gorgeous couple! Gorgeous location! LOVE these!!

  10. Nicole Gibson reply

    Amazing Session!! Wow, I love it!

  11. Allie reply

    Possibly my fave engagement shoot ever, Katelyn! I just adore those colors, poses, and the scenery! Amazing!

  12. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    So cute! I love her clothes!!

  13. Kathryn Grace reply

    These are GORGEOUS!

  14. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    I may have another favorite engagement session! Wow! I love her eyes, hair, and smile and they are one cute couple! Mt. Ida farm is gorgeous!!

  15. Abby reply

    She has AMAZING hair. These are adorable, Katelyn!

  16. Jill Samter reply

    what a sweet couple. She is beautiful! I must be getting old because he looks soooo young! The location is gorgeous! Beautiful Job Katelyn!

  17. Deanna reply

    Fabulous pictures for a fabulous couple! Jessica you look gorgeous and Mike isn’t even making any goofy faces! September can’t come soon enough! much love.

  18. Kristina W. reply

    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! But where are the Clydesdales you mentioned? :)

  19. Kelly T [Maid of Honor] reply

    These are perfect and I could look at these fine looking people all day. Thanks Katelyn for capturing their adorableness and superlove for each other! Can’t wait to meet you in September!

  20. Sydni Jackson reply

    this session is GORGEOUS!! i just love a good field for an engagement session!

  21. Sarah Adams reply

    sooooo beautiful. Really love the outfits she chose!

  22. Mandy reply

    THESE ARE GORGEOUS! I love the setting, the lighting, the outfit choices….I know they are going to have a fun time choosing pictures to print because they are all money shots! :)

  23. Brenda reply

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the setting, the colors, and the couple … so cute.

  24. Emily reply

    This girl is super gorgeous! Ah! These pictures were beautiful. I love the idea of wearing a white lace shirt in engagement photos, it’s so wedding-y!

  25. Jaclyn reply

    Beautiful shots! You did a great job capturing them:) can’t wait
    To meet you at their wedding!

  26. Lisa Ross reply

    the camera never lies – you both look so complete! what beautiful photo’s ,what a beautiful couple

  27. Rachel Ross reply

    these are perfect – so simply gorgeous!

  28. Carrie logan reply

    SOOOO GORGEOUS!!!! they are so cute and that property is AMAZING!! loveee these!

  29. Annetta reply

    Beautiful country, couple, outfits and pictures. You did your best again, katelyn.

  30. Caroline reply

    too precious.

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