• Nathan + Connie

I barely knew Nathan.  We had met a few times and had talked camera talk a little bit but that was really the extent of our friendship.  Michael and I attend the same church as Connie and Nathan and so occasionally, we’ll run into them afterwards.  This Sunday seemed like a normal Sunday.  We saw the two of them, exchanged hellos and then left for lunch.  It wasn’t even 5 minutes before I received a text from Nathan that simply said, “I’m going to ask Connie’s dad today!!!”. I think it was safe to say that he was excited…. or nervous… or maybe a combination of the two!  Nathan and Connie have dated for several years and it’s plain to see that he’s crazy about her!


After Nathan proposed, it wasn’t too long before I got the call that they wanted me to shoot their wedding! I was beyond thrilled!!  Over the past few months, it has been such a privilege to get to know these two and grow our friendship! Connie and I are both COMM majors and so we commiserate frequently about Senior Sem and how we long for graduation! (It’s coming!!) It will be here before we know it and so will their wedding!! They will be married mid-September and I can’t wait!!


Before I flew out for WPPI, we spent the afternoon in Norfolk together.  Despite the traffic, it was a PERFECT day! The skies we SO BLUE! The location was AMAZING! And the couple looked GOOD! We started out at Nathan’s friend’s studio style apartment in downtown Norfolk.  So cool!!

Then…. we headed for the roof.  Were we allowed to?? Probably not, but oh was it worth it!


Get it girl!

Where Nathan proposed!

Seriously. Alley’s are AMAZING!

Love you guys! Can’t wait for the 18th!!

95 Comments Engaged
  1. britney reply

    I love them! U guys look soooo great! and the skyline shots were fabulous. can’t wait to see more!

  2. Brittany Mazanetz reply

    Not even kidding, I cried a little when I saw these. They are so beautiful and I have never seen two happier people–you can tell how much they love being around each other :)) Connie, you look beautiful and I could not be happier for you. I love you!

  3. Leslie reply

    good pics kk, i really like that church door. i feel like its pretty edgy/artsy and i like it. cant wait to see their wedding! i hate engagement sessions because i get excited for the weddings then have to wait forever usually. hopefully ill see some more engagement pictures on another blog soon…love you

  4. Connie Beth reply


    WOW you captured us SO well! I love you. I am so excited for September! Thank you to the end of the moon and back, these are beyond my wildest imagination! <3

  5. Rachel reply

    I LOVE these pictures! number 2 and connie bear, you guys are wonderful!! i can’t wait to be apart of your big day <3

  6. Sarah reply

    Wow, these are SO beautiful!!! I am blown away!!

  7. Catie reply

    oh wow. love it. love the shots, cute couple and just flat amazing.

  8. Kylie Cale reply

    CONNIE and Nathan. You’re getting married. And these pictures rock. Emily help me write this which is why it is so awkward. BUT you’re AMAZING and these pictures are BEAUTIFUL.

  9. hannah g reply

    as always – your photos are beautiful! Love the locations and lighting…especially the roof! They look amazing! :)

  10. Emily Joy Wolven reply

    WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! These are special! WOW! That’s all I can really say. One word to describe the way I feel about these: WOW! Katelyn…you did it again! So beautiful-the location, the people, the color schemes, the outfits, the mood…mmmm mmmmm GOOOOOOOOD! So good! You are great at what you do! Connie, you look amazing! Nathan, I like your flannel. And ya! Thanks for letting me take a peeksy! SO FUN! CAN’T WAIT TO SEE you

  11. Carmaleta Ann reply

    I love love love this!!! Absolutely amazing and they are soooooo cute! I’m sooo excited for Connie!

  12. Jen Waybright reply

    Beautiful beyond words! :)

  13. Laura reply

    Katelyn, These are awesome! Terrific shoot, I absolutely LOVEEEE the ones on the roof!

  14. Katie Thompson reply

    AHH! These are so perfect! :) just like connie and nathan! so cute im so jealous haha I can’t wait to see the wedding pictures!

  15. MV reply

    These are absolutely gorgeous! Connie and Nathan look incredible, which is to be expected, but you did SUCH a good job! Ahhh so amazing!

  16. Josh Cross reply

    I love this photos!!! Ya’ll look so CUTE!!!! Love ya both!

  17. Michael reply

    Sooo good… these are so EPIC…the city in the back ground…the awesome sky…and allies …and @natethepc and @cbethworkman look good… soo good. You are awesome!!!

  18. Julee reply

    Katelyn- These are amazing! You really captured Connie and Nathan’s relationship and personality in these photos! Love them!

  19. Michael reply

    I need to fix my last comment before J Gar tears me apart. I did not like the allies …I liked the alleys.

  20. Melissa Gunst reply

    SO GORGEOUS! Absolutely beautiful. Connie you will treasure these forever and ever :)

  21. Nathan Bray reply

    Katelyn, I’m so happy with how all these turned out! I can’t wait to see the rest of them. Btw, 2:30am post? Do you ever sleep?

  22. Mark reply

    Wow, the roof top shots are amazing! What building was that on?

  23. Patricia Quintana reply

    Speaking from a mom point of view…you captured them both perfectly. Absolutely beautiful! They are such a beautiful couple anyway, but their loves shows thru. Thank you!

  24. Arizona Birzgalis reply

    Connie is so beautiful and my brother is so handsome. I love them both so much. These pictures are so pretty. I love the ones on at the church and outside next to the alley and steps. Perfect.

  25. Manuel Quintana reply

    Wow! You guys look so amazing. Great photography! Most beautiful engagement photos I have ever seen. I am so happy for you both. Beautiful couple!

  26. Jodi Miller Photography reply

    Katelyn!!! These are gorgeous!! What a beautiful couple! Love the all of the locations, great work! :)

  27. Michaela Meyer reply

    These are so great!! I don’t know Nathan, but Connie’s personality totally shines here.

  28. Becca S reply

    I love the pictures!! The rooftop photos are amazing!

  29. Chris Gruening reply

    You two make a cute couple! I am excited for you! Pictures are very nice.

  30. Jessie reply

    Love love love the blue hues in all of these…so gorgeous!

  31. Julianna reply

    Alright so I could be totally biased because I LOVE Connie BUUUUT these pictures are absolutely amazing!!!!!! Quite possibly the best pictures I have seen :) The location is just too cool and the pictures are just so so so so so perfect!

  32. Mandy reply

    KK I LOVE THESE!!! This is one of the best posts of the year for sure! The sky is sooo beautiful, and I want to take pictures on a roof now too! You are so great at capturing people and their special moments…ahh I just love them!

  33. Jennifer reply

    Hi Katelyn – I love those pictures. They are full of fun, love and your creativity. My favorites are the hands with the ring and the two foreheads together in b/w/sepia. Great work!

  34. Megan Steeves reply

    Love the apartment and skyline shots! So cool. Nathan and Connie, you both look SO in-love and happy. I’m excited for you! Thanks for sharing. Great engagement pictures!

  35. Kevin Smiiiiith reply

    THESE ARE SO GOOD. that’s all i can say. talented photographer, awesome couple and beautiful location. score, all around!

  36. Anne Birkholz reply

    Nice photo shoot guys! Trendy, eclectic, candid…I love all of them!

  37. Nichole G reply

    Connie and Nathan you look incredible! These pictures are too amazing for words! You definitely did the right thing by booking Katelyn! I feel so fortunate that the both of you are allowing me to be a part of your special day. You will truly be the most gorgeous couple this world has ever seen! <3

  38. Zach reply

    Omg guys these are beyond fantastic! I’m so excited for your guys’s wedding!

  39. Debbie Logue reply

    Nathan – WOW – last time I saw you, you were just a young boy, now your all grown up and very handsome, your fiance is beautiful as are the pictures. Congratulations

  40. Anita Bailey reply

    These are GORGEOUS! Katelyn you never cease to amaze me! :) I especially love the ones in the loft apartment, so classy looking! SO excited to be a part of this beautiful couple’s wedding day :)

  41. Stephanie reply

    Connie, these pictures turned out great and capture your personality so perfectly!! I’m so happy for you!

  42. Raymond Key reply

    Fantastic Photos!!! I’m so happy for you both!!!

  43. Jessica reply

    these are amazing. i super love them.

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  45. Mark Herbert reply

    Holy crap, these are awesome! I’m so happy for both you and Connie! I like Nathans serious face!!!

  46. Chelsea reply

    These photos are gorgeous! Congratulations to Connie and Nathan!

  47. Mark Lawrence reply

    Awesome pics you guys, tell J to stop lookin out the window! :P You guys look great together though, congratulations.

  48. Kristina N. reply

    I love them! These are such great photos!

  49. Stephanie reply

    You guys are AMAZING. And these pictures are too. I honestly can’t pick a favorite. Such an adorable couple :] Congrats you two!

  50. Ephraim Brugger reply

    Only happiness and joy for you both.

  51. tammy landa reply

    Much health and happiness always you two are a beautiful couple

  52. Tira J reply

    Gorgeous images Katelyn!!!!!

  53. caroline reply

    52 comments?!?!!?!!!! wow!!! is that a record? well dang.
    amazing. amazingly beautiful as always :) love you

  54. David Nygaard reply

    What a beautiful couple and beautiful photographs! Can’t wait for the wedding!!!

  55. Jan Nygaard reply

    Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful! Connie you’re gonna be a beautiful bride and Nathan a handsome groom! September can’t come soon enough!

  56. Robert Bray reply

    Like the Pics!

  57. Sarah reply

    Adorable! You guys are so lucky you found a photographer who captures the essence of you so well :) We got pretty lucky at our engagement shots too thanks to you Nathan! Good luck guys!

  58. Tim Birkholz reply

    I am so happy for you two!!! The photos are awesome!

  59. Jaymie reply

    connie you are so beautiful and these pictures are breathtaking! love you and i am so happy for yours a Nate’s life together!

  60. Evie Perez reply

    Theses are some awesome pictures!!! Lighting was perfect and I love the idea of shooting on the roof top.

  61. Megan Wood reply

    Connie= BEA-U-TI-FUL!Such amazing pictures…. comtemporary, amazing. Love it. Jealous it’s not ME getting married! :-P

  62. Megan Wood reply

    Connie = BEA-U-TI-FUL!Such amazing pictures…. comtemporary, amazing. Love it. Jealous it’s not ME getting married! :-P

  63. J.T. Hosack reply

    Katelyn. These pictures are absolutely phenomenal. Connie was talking about them to me today. As she was explaining I realized that you did it again, you successfully captured the emotion of an engagement and future wedding in a photo. I don’t know how you do it every time, but I can tell you that I enjoy observing your art and your passion every time you post something.

    Connie and Nate, I wish you the best on this journey. I’m so happy for you both, SERIOUSLY!

    Oh, and Connie, #commnerd.

  64. Megan Wood reply

    Connie = BEA-U-TI-FUL! Katelyn, these are amazing! :)

  65. Carl reply

    Great photos and arrangement. The pictures tell a story of love, fun with someone and looking forward to the future. I had fun looking at them. The camera bug came out in me, who did the setup, what gear was used, etc… I had to stop and just think of your wonderful future ahead.

  66. Richard E reply

    How wonderful it is to see a photographer capture this couples love! I can’t wait to see more of them!

  67. Brenda and John reply

    You both look fantastic!!!! and sooooooooo in love! Thanks for sharing ~ I can tell it’s gonna be a beautiful wedding!
    Brenda & John

  68. Nikki reply

    These pictures are gorgeous! Katelyn you are so talented and Connie and Nathan I’m so happy for you two!

  69. Julianna reply

    Soooo cute!!!! Loved the rooftop ones!!!!

  70. Scott Bray reply

    Wonderful, photos I’m so proud of you son! And Connie, I can’t wait for you to be part of the family.

  71. Tadd reply

    Nathan is one lucky guy! I wish both of you the best!

  72. Katelyn Gately reply

    Oh wow, I just found out you were engaged Nathan!!! I guess that’s what happens when you move so far away! I’m so overwhelmingly happy for you both! Beautiful pictures!

  73. Allison Dolan reply

    These pictures are absolutely amazing! Congratulations again! I’m so excited for you!

  74. Megan O’Neill reply

    OMG Nathan! These photos are fantastico!!!! I’m so happy for you both!

  75. Beth reply

    Absolutely can’t wait for the wedding after seeing these! Tell your photographer she did a great job!

  76. Dave reply

    The pictures look great. It’s awesome to see what my roof looks like too… haha :)

  77. Ashley reply

    You guys look so great together!!! What a lovely couple. I am so happy for the both of you!

  78. Morgan reply

    These are beautiful! You two make such an adorable couple and I know that you two will have a wonderful life together! (:

  79. Scott & Teresa reply

    We love these pictures! You both picked a great photographer. We are very proud of you both and all your accomplishments, individually and together. We are looking forward to the big day and are excited to receive such a wonderful daughter into our family.

  80. Lauren reply

    Connie, these are so lovely! I’m excited for you :D

  81. Ande reply

    These are absolutely AMAZING! Connie you are gorgeous and these pictures definitely capture how much you two care about each other. I’m so happy for you!!!!

  82. Kwarteng reply

    Connie, you were clearly made for the camera :)

  83. Uncle Jay reply

    Congratulations Nathan! Your bride-to-be is stunning! Can’t wait to meet her. These pictures are tremendous! The settings and emotions captured are priceless.

  84. Mia reply

    Oh my goodness you two, these look amazing! I cannot wait until the BIG day!!! Miss you!!!

  85. Kelli Arduini reply

    These are some amazing pictures!!!!! Im completely blown away by all of them. I absolutely love them all!! Connie and Nathan – you look SOOO happy, im super jealous!! the photographer, Katelyn, you did a wondeful and amazing job with these..CONNIE YOU SHOULD BE A MODEL :) Im so happy for you!!! xoxox

  86. melisande downs reply

    Love them! gorgeous

  87. Amy Barnes reply

    Connie Beth! These pictures look amazing! You look beautiful and you guys are very cute together! The photographer did a great job but she had a great couple to take pictures of! Best of Luck :)

  88. Stacy Amburn reply

    I love these pictures! You guys look so amazing and congratulations!

  89. Lauren A reply

    Wow these are amazing! These pictures Connie and Nathan are so perfect, and the scenery too!

  90. Ashley Myers reply

    Katelyn these pictures are absolutely beautiful! Connie, you look flawless in them all:) ahhh absolutely beautiful inside and out! Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures!

  91. Malcom Jones reply

    Connie these are great pictures! Congratulations :)

  92. Ashley Canty reply

    Connie! The pictures are FANTASTIC. You guys look so happy! :) Congratulations.

  93. Mike Wagner reply

    Astounding shoot! Some of my favorites are 57 (candid and subtle), 37 (again, feels candid and intense), 11 (looking off into distance), 64 (like sharing a secret), 94 (focus on the hands, comfortable grasp).

  94. Lakisha reply

    Love the city design and background! Very young and fresh, just like the couple…beautiful!

  95. Katie V reply

    These are some of my FAVORITE engagement pictures that I have ever seen! BEAUTIFUL work! I especially love the ones on the roof.

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