• Ross + Brittany

I met with Brittany and her mom in Starbucks only a little over a month ago. I was still in shock that Christmas was right around the corner! …. They were in shock that the WEDDING was right around the corner!  It amazes me to hear brides talk about planning their wedding in large cities. Brittany was planning hers in one of the largest of them all, NYC! While this seems intimidating for most people, it was normal life for Brittany. She has lived in New York City for quite some time and so has Ross. The traffic and busy streets are just the norm to them and so naturally, having their wedding in the city was very fitting. This city is where they call home and it was the perfect place to begin their new life together!!


Ross and Brittany were married at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. This quaint venue with beautiful views of the city was the perfect location! How often does a wedding photographer get great images in NYC without tourists in the background?! … NEVER. We were so lucky to have a venue surrounded by central park! The light was golden and the temperature was bearable! It could have been frigid but it wasn’t. It was perfect.


Ross and Brittany had friends and family fly in from all over the world. Ross is from London and so most of his groomsmen are from Europe as well and their accents were amazing! As the day went on, the sun began to set over the pond and the ceremony began. Candles lined the aisle and as Brittany made her way to her best friend, I think it’s safe to say that everyone was just in awe of her beauty. You won’t be surprised to hear that Brittany has modeling experience… she’s just gorgeous!! It was such an honor to be a part of their wedding day. Michael and I just loved being with Ross and Britt’s friends and family and celebrating alongside of them in the magical city of NYC. Seriously, after shooting these images, I believe it’s magical. Enjoy viewing the story of their day through my images!!! Ross and Brittany, THANK YOU for allowing us to be there with you on the happiest day of your life!! xoxo

Seriously? Seriously. Wow. 

Loved this shot of Michael’s!

My husband shot these next two… he’s pretty good don’t ya think?!


Brittany you’re just stunning! 

Winter glowy light is my new favorite!



 Preceremony Prep | Empire Hotel
Venue | The Loeb Boathouse
Dress | Mori Lee – purchased at RK Bridal
Bridesmaids | WTOO by Watters – purchased at Here Comes the Bridesmaid
Groom Tux | Paul Smith
Florals |  Lenox Hill Florist & Events
Hair | Caitlynn Demetrician
DJ | L & S Entertainment
Invitations | DIY with supplies from The Paper Source
Favors | Homemade Mini Bundt Cakes by my Grandma Mary Percifield


xoxo, Katelyn
73 Comments Weddings
  1. jamie reply

    Oh my word! What a way to start off the new year!! This is SO gorgeous! Beautiful images and bride!!

  2. Sarah Adams reply

    Oh my goodness, these are all GORGEOUS. Maybe a new favorite. Those pictures of the bride in the window? MAGICAL. Absolutely LOVE all the shots of them walking through the park…wow, Katelyn. AMAZING

  3. Annamarie reply

    Brittany! You are stunning!! Katelyn, you did such an incredible job capturing all of their joy and it really does look like it was a magical wedding!! A definite KJ favorite! :):)

  4. Anna K. reply

    Everything about his wedding is perfect, but that reception?!?! It tooks like they are having soo much fun!

  5. Alicia Candelora reply

    Gorgeous photos! And, DANG, what I wouldn’t give to have her shape!!

  6. Kat reply

    Everything about this wedding is so classy, glamorous and just BEAUTIFUL. I love all the shots in Central Park!! STUNNING!!!

  7. Melissa reply

    Wow! Magical is definitely the best word to describe this. You are also right about wintery glow, with that pink just makes for such beautiful, different images! Fabulous job :)

  8. Gabrielle Corbin reply

    Um..Just WOW. She is stunning, her dress is stunning, her BRIDESMAID dresses are stunning. Just everything. And yes, absolutely magical. Oh, and her smile is so infectious. :)

  9. Kim H reply

    I love the one of the bridesmaid dresses, the light is beautiful!! They are so beautiful!

  10. caroline reply

    magical might be an understatement…. :)

  11. Meredith Sledge reply

    WOW, Katelyn, you’ve blown me away with this wedding. It’s one of my favorites.

  12. ashley barnett reply

    Katelyn this is AMAZING! I think it might be my favorite of yours- I love seeing you stretch yourself and shoot in different environments- you always rock it!

  13. Sarah reply

    WOAH! Brittany is such a stunning bride! Katelyn, you did fantastic! Gorgeous job!

  14. Bethany reply

    Holy WOW! This is such an amazing wedding- what a way to start the year! I think this is the most perfect wedding documentation I’ve ever seen on the blog! Thanks for sharing, you rock!

  15. Rebekah Carter reply

    Idk what to say except, “wow!!!!” These are truly magical. Her dress, her smile, her hair, everything is just perfect & documented so well. I think I say this every other week but this is definitely one of your best ever.

  16. Sabrina reply

    Oh. My. Heavens. KATELYN! These are AMAZING!!! She’s gorgeous, he’s gorgeous, the wedding party is gorgeous and that light? Beautiful. I think this wedding is my favorite of yours. Ever. I love it!

  17. Alicia reply

    Oh my- WOW!!! What an AMAZING wedding! The photos are just above and beyond gorgeous. This looks like a dream wedding!

  18. Jill Powers reply

    Oh WOW! Definitely a new fav!! I love everything about this!! Great job Katelyn (AND Mikey!!)

  19. Andrej Pavlov reply

    Wow ! So beautiful !

  20. Brittany reply

    AHHH! I agree with Caroline! This is gorgeous, not to mention that New York is like gorgeous on it’s own. This is wonderful! :)

  21. Brooke Bakken Photography reply

    These are absolutely to die for!!!!! Gorgeous bride but REALLY gorgeous images. Katelyn you are so amazing and such an inspiration!!

  22. molly stillman reply

    oh my golly. wow. wow. wow. wow. wow. every image is pure elegance.

  23. Clare reply

    Amazing, Katelyn!!! Look at you shooting in NYC on the regular now!

  24. Graham reply

    This is hands down my favorite you’ve ever done!!! Beautiful shots Katelyn!!!

  25. Serena Severtson reply

    Gorgeous! This is definitely one of my favorite weddings you’ve shot. She is stunning and NY = ♡

  26. Carrie Logan reply

    this wedding IS magical! the light… the gorgeous couple… the bridesmaid dresses… this may be my new favorite of yours EVER! and that’s saying A LOT!!!! ;)

  27. Beth Bartelmes reply

    Wow…Katelyn. These are AMAZING!!

  28. Laura reply

    Why, Katelyn, I think you outdid yourself. :-)

  29. Lauren Hammond reply

    This is incredible!! So much fun!!!

  30. Mallory reply

    That wintery glow makes for some STUNNING pictures!

  31. ashlyn reply

    ohmygoodness. that girl is gorgeous! and the light you shot in… so amazing. every new wedding you post is my favorite. :)

  32. Laura reply

    Wow… Looking at these images.. This wedding is like a dream… Beautiful

  33. Julina reply

    You knocked this one out of the ballpark!!!!! Lovely!!!! My favorite thus far!!

  34. Alli McWhinney reply

    Wow, Katelyn! Those images are AH-MAZING!

  35. Kristin reply

    Love it! This wedding is ridiculously elegant!

  36. Allie reply

    Love, love, love! Absolutely stunning, Katelyn:) I especially love the floral arrangements.

  37. Justine reply

    OH! MY! GOODNESS! These are incredible!

  38. Sharon Elizabeth reply

    Katelyn… You KILLED this wedding.. I mean.. HOLY MOLY!

  39. Annetta reply

    Beautiful, Katelyn!! And what a gorgeous couple. Love the portraits of Brittany by the window. Stunning!

  40. Lindy reply

    so so soo much class. these are just beautiful!!

  41. ashley link reply

    dream wedding!!!!! my goodness! she was such a super model! and she looked so joyous in every picture! i love all the reception pictures! she’s so so happy and you can just hear her laughter. it’s awesome! you did a great job capturing all of the emotions in this wedding! so much joy! :)

  42. marion white reply

    fabulous pictures of an amazing day- so happy to have been part of it x

  43. Samantha reply

    Wow! These are absolutely stunning – beautiful work you two!!

  44. Britne reply

    This is so phenomenal… I loved looking through these pictures especially because the bride looked like a princess.

  45. Brenda reply

    Beautiful wedding! Definitely a great way to start 2013 and soooo glad that you and Michael were there together! Great team work. This is a favorite!

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  47. Alex reply

    absolutely incredible!! I love the lighting. This is such a fun wedding and extremely classy. Great Job KK.

  48. Laura Hernandez reply

    I might have said this before, but I think this is one of my most favorite wedding portraits you have ever taken. Just breathtaking.

  49. Kelsey reply

    Katelyn, you are just amazing. What a dream to shoot!!!

  50. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    One of my new favorite weddings! Brittany is absolutely beautiful…and those bridesmaid dresses (and their bouquets….AH! So much prettiness in one post. :)

  51. Samantha reply

    This has to be one of my favorite weddings you’ve posted! Absolutely stunning!!

  52. Stephanie Messick reply

    I love EVERYTHING about that!!! Excellent job Katelyn! :)

  53. Lynn reply

    Amazing stunning work. Love!!

  54. Mary reply

    This is like heaven to me!!! I just want to marry this wedding. Katelyn, you are such an inspiration.

  55. Ashley Jock reply

    My favorite!!! I love these!

  56. Kristina W. reply

    This wedding is absolute perfection.

  57. Kathryn Grace reply

    Talk about some AMAZING light!!! Beeeautiful!

  58. Sandra Rodriguez reply

    WOW! Such a wonderful way to capture a special day! Just stunning! Love this post! Best wishes to the bride and groom!

  59. Jessica Vidmar Photography reply

    I’m sorry but these are so stunning it hurts! Keep up the amazing work Katelyn : )

  60. Shauna reply

    This was gorgeous! Love!

  61. Erin reply

    Gorgeous images! Such yummy afternoon light – I agree with you!

  62. Anna reply

    Hi Katelyn! I’ve been following your blog for awhile and just wanted to let you know that this post was one of the best I’ve seen!
    The last picture especially is beautiful!

  63. Becca Caniglia reply

    wow! this is absolutely stunning! you are so incredibly talented. I only hope to meet and learn from you one day. :)

  64. Bethany McDonnell reply

    What a stunning wedding and a stunning bride!

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  67. Jessica Ranae Photography reply

    Wow! These are gorgeous! That light in the park…so beautiful! Such a beautiful wedding! As always you did an amazing job!

  68. Stephanie Allen reply

    These….WOW! Love the city in the background with them on the bridge! Your work is amazing!

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  70. Kelly reply

    Hello, could you please say where these bridesmaid dresses were purchased? I am getting married in November and they’re lovely!

  71. Ashley Yantes reply

    Wonderful job! I love the backdrop of the city from the bridge.

  72. Kally reply

    Congratulation Ross and Brittany. You both are looking fabulous together. Ross I love your hair accessory as well as your bracelet a lot.

  73. K. Lenox Photography reply

    It’s really cool looking through your older work! What a beautiful day! I recognized seeing this wedding from Pass… so I definitely wanted to look at the blog post! Thanks for Sharing!!

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