October 2012

  • The Snapshot

sad when something happens and part of a coaching session gets rescheduled. However, I realize yesterday that it actually worked out quite well that Brittany was sick and had to reschedule because instead of taking pictures of her coaching partner… she had to take pictures of me! You should feel sorry for her because my model face doesn’t come as easily as it should! haha So a big thanks for Brittany Claud for this pic for September! And ps. can we just talk about how awesome the natural light is in a parking garage?!! Really, who knew?! I shoot in that parking space so much I think they should make it permanently mine!

So here we are… OCTOBER. This is beyond crazy to me. September flew by at a record pace and a now we’re entering into a month that involves my anniversary. It’s been TWO YEARS SINCE I GET MARRIED?!! WHAT?!! They weren’t kidding when they said the first 5 years would be a blur! WOW. Two years…. not only have I been MARRIED for two years but that also means that I’ve been running this business FULL TIME for two years. No school, the class, no distractions… just my business. It’s been nice and I’m SO thankful for where I am.  That didn’t happen by my own doing… the Lord has had His hand in this crazy dream from the beginning and I’m excited to use it for His glory this coming week!! The reason this post is a few days early is because I’m headed down to Georgia for the P31 Women’s Conference! I’m speaking twice and to say I’m nervous would be an understatement. Petrified might be a better term.  Ok, not really petrified… that was an exaggeration but I’m a little anxious!!! I’m working on my talks and packing and prepping for tomorrow’s wedding ALL day today!! So wish me luck and here’s October 2012’s SNAPSHOT!


Things I’m looking forward to:

– November 17th… when I’m officially on a break….ok I know that’s not an October date but I’m still excited about it!

– I’m shooting 6 weddings in October… yikes! But they’re all going to be awesome… just saying:)

– Engagement session overload! Tis the season to want your engagement pics done! I understand this completely. The leaves will be changing and everyone with a spring and summer wedding wants a fall e-shoot! So I’ll be shooting quite a few this month!

– Next week! P31!!! It’s happening and I’m excited…. and nervous. :)

– I come home from p31, shoot two weddings and then leave for a little getaway for our two year anniversary!! It’s a 5 day cruise and I’m soooo looking forward to it!!!!! Nothing like a little vacation in the middle of the busiest month of the year! I can’t decide it that was super smart or really dumb. haha We’ll see how much work I have waiting for me when I return!

– Halloween! The only reason I’m excited about this is because we’re most definitely getting Bokeh a costume!


Business Goals:

– The blog is getting a facelift… there, I said it! It’s happening…. and I’m hoping it will come to fruition this month…. but if not, it’s not a big deal!

– Shoot 6 weddings the BEST I can!!

– Album edits

– I’m not even writing “work on bridal guide” because there will be no time this month! haha


Personal Goals:

– Keep going to my cycle classes!

– Use my new insulated  CamelBak water bottle and drink MORE WATER!!!

– Do something cute to our pumpkins on the front porch!


17 Comments Personal
  1. Catie Watkins reply

    KATELYN!!!!! I am soooo incredibly excited to meet you at the P31 Conference!!!!!! I can’t believe that it is here already :) you are going to do amazing!! Praying for your anxiousness, but I know you’re gonna absolutely rock it out!!! xoxo

  2. Kathryn Grace reply

    That’s a great photo of you! I gotta find me a parking garage nearby… :-)
    Can’t wait to see all your weddings and engagement photos from October!!
    Wish I was going to be at P31 to hear your talks. :-)

  3. Tori Watson reply

    you’re adorable and i want to steal your sweater. also, it sounds like october will be crazy, but i definitely hope you’re able to have a fun, relaxing anniversary celebration in the midst of it all! :)

  4. Anna K. reply

    Katelyn this is so exciting! Have so much fun at the P31 conference, I wish I could be there!

  5. Kathy Jennings reply

    my husband and I are doing a cruise in the middle of october as well….just wondering if it could possibly be the same one….Oct. 13..leaving from Norfolk, Va,….yes??

  6. kaitlin NOEL reply

    Go BRITT! Sorry we didnt get to meet…but look at you go. Katelyn used one of YOUR photos of her on HER blog…that must mean you were rocking your coaching session. Hope you liked the chocolate cameras…sorry I am not a professional baker! : P

  7. Kristin Greenwald reply

    Girl! SO proud of you for having this post done by the time I signed on at 9:30a EDT! :) Love your goals for the month. I totally need to incorporate this into my blog posts!

  8. Abby Grace reply

    Aww Katelyn, you’re so darn cute! I love reading your Goals posts- it pushes me to clearly define my own. Hope you have an AWESOME wedding tomorrow!

  9. ashley link reply

    whew! i’ll be praying for your crazy month haha. i’m s o excited to hear about the P31 conference. it sounds awesome! hope you have a great time! enjoy your cruise too! you deserve it! :)

  10. Kate reply

    Congrats on 2 years! (of marriage and your business!!) That’s so exciting! I loved reading your goals, can’t wait to see what you do with your blog!

  11. Amanda Stoltzfus reply

    I’m going to P31 too! Cannot wait to meet you! Don’t be nervous!! I’m the one nervous… about meeting you! EEeekkkkkk! Ok, kidding. I’m not nervous about that – just so darn excited about it! See you in a few days!

  12. Brittany Claud reply

    Katelyn, you’re gorgeous!! Lovin the light and that mark III ;). You will be AMAZING at P31!!! And…you’re going to rock October! :)

  13. Lindy reply

    love the last bullet! always important to have a fun craft goal in life. :)

  14. Mary Marantz reply

    LOVE this! You are adorable! Can’t wait to hug your neck!


  15. Kristina W. reply

    How exciting that you’re going on a cruise to celebrate your anniversary! How special after going on a cruise for your honeymoon! :)

  16. Amelia Renee reply

    I remember your wedding (via your blogposts & all, haha!) and wow…it HAS been two years! So crazy. & CONGRATS! you two are so adorable together…blessings for many more anniversaries ahead. & have a BLAST at P31! So wish I could be there to meet ya & learn from you & all the other amazing gals:)

  17. Jill Samter reply

    i love this photo of you katelyn! i think it is one of my favorites that you have shared! i pray P31 is a complete blast and beautiful way for you to draw closer to the ONE who has blessed you with all that fills your life! much love!

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