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 that talk a big game… ya know.. they tell others how to run their businesses and they’re considered big shots in the industry….there are A LOT of those in the photography industry… but there are some that talk the talk… AND live it OUT! I’m not hating on anyone… really! I have NO ONE in mind when I’m writing this. I just know that with FAME and POPULARITY…. there can sometimes be a huge disconnect with the people that are looking up to you.  I don’t know that from personal experience because I’m FAR from the “big shot” category…. but I think this happens in every industry.  If you rise SO high that you can’t

stop to care about the FRIENDS in your life…. then what exactly are you accomplishing? I thought about this a lot last week after I received a RANDOM package from Anthropology… I opened it and inside was a little “Pure and Good” candle (that matches my office perfectly!).  I searched and searched but there was no note. No “To” & “From”…. nothing.  Then I saw the invoice. At the very top of the page in tiny type, I saw the address.  Now, I’m not a creeper but I’ve sent a few things to Justin & Mary and I only have like 3 friends in CT!! So as soon as I read the address, I knew who this was from.  Justin and Mary just do stuff like this for no reason….. I can’t wrap my mind around it.  I have NOTHING to offer them… except a friendship and an encouraging blog comment here and there:)….they are the real deal. In the midst of CHAOS and shooting over 40+ weddings a year and speaking at every conference under the sun…. they have time to send me a candle… and not even take credit for it. The candle is so appropriate… it’s TEAL and perfect!!  My friends Justin and Mary have PURE hearts…and I’m so thankful for the example they set for our industry! If you don’t already follow them…. you should probably get on that!!


Speaking of things that are “Pure and Good”….the internet is filled with some nasty stuff… but every now and then I find something hilarious and CLEAN! So enjoy some really STUPID things from the internet that are just PURE and GOOD! Happy Friday!

17 Comments Good Things
  1. molly stillman reply

    hahahahaha that t-rex cracks me up. i don’t know why tiny t-rex hands make me laugh so much.

    katelyn – YOU are one of those people that is pure and good. xoxo

  2. Lauren Wakefield reply

    Ha! This just made me giggle a lot. :) And I couldn’t agree more about J&M. They are definitely 2 of my favs.

  3. Brittani reply

    Oh these definitely made me laugh! And of course I love how thoughtful J&M are :)

  4. Stephanie Stewart reply

    Totally agree with you about J&M! They set such a wonderful example for our industry! Love them!

  5. Emilia Jane reply

    Amen to all of this!!!

  6. Maggie Fortson reply

    This post made me smile :) You, along with J&M, are wonderful examples to have in this industry!

  7. anouschka reply

    LOL these made me laugh so much, thanks for sharing and have a great Easter weekend!

  8. Mary Marantz reply

    Aw, yay!! Love you! SO glad you liked it! And by the way, I feel the exact same way about you!


  9. Alison Mish reply

    Love this post…the carrot/success one is great, really hit home :) Happy Easter!

  10. Bethany Ann reply

    So awesome! I love Justin & Mary. And not only that, but Mary even takes time to post blog comments to her commenters. I have not had anyone else be so kind like that. She is super, super, super busy but she makes the photography world so much better by her positivity. And I have always enjoyed your posts, too, Katelyn! You have that same kind spirit! :) Happy Weekend!

  11. candace reply

    Katelyn, this is so great! YOU are great also, just as they are!! I’m so glad I know all of you guys, you inspire me daily. :)

  12. Becca reply

    I LOVED this! Such good photos of pure and good things! Refreshing!! Love whats been on the blog lately girl you are doing BIG things with your business!!! So excited for you!

  13. Rachel reply

    Great post… and agree w/you about J&M!! I don’t know you personally, but based on your blog and everything you post – you seem like a wonderful person: pure & good! OH – and thanks for the laugh… those pictures were funny!

  14. Amanda Truth reply

    Love, love, love. There are so many funny, adorable, and completely appropriate things on the internet to enjoy :) AND Justin & Mary are amazing, I absolutely can’t wait to meet them!!!

  15. Suzy G reply

    Awe, I just adore Justin & Mary. They are awesome. You my dear are a little higher on the totum pole than you give yourself credit for. But humility is a virtue that is a precious commodity. Keep rockin it out. :)

  16. Jamie reply

    That is amazing! I lone Justin and Maryland this just gives me even more reason!

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