• Tim + Amber

was the PERFECT wedding to kick off this 2011 wedding season! I loved it for so many reasons! Tim and Amber are such an incredible couple with amazing families. I shot Tim’s sister’s wedding back in December of 2009 and fell in love with the whole Banta family. Last weekend almost felt like one big reunion! Seeing familiar faces and knowing names makes a wedding day so much easier for me! It was so great seeing Jason and Jackie and celebrating along side of them as Jackie watched her baby brother enter this new phase of life! Every time I looked at her, she was in tears! (Jackie, I’ll be just like you when Corey gets married one day! I can’t even imagine!)  It was a day

full of excitement and JOY! So much Joy! Everything was perfect… from the flowers to the weather! Tim and Amber were married in Wake Forest, NC and celebrated at the Cotton Company in downtown. The old rustic brick walls and glowing lanterns tied the whole day together and I could just tell that Amber was THRILLED with how amazing everything turned out. It’s a lot of work to plan all of those little details and so when you finally see it all come together, it just takes your breath away!


Tim and Amber…. right now, you’re in HAWAII and I’m extremely jealous.  I hope you’re having the time of your lives! Words can’t express how much I loved being a part of your celebration.  You two are such genuine, loving people and I’m so excited that you get to start your new life together as Mr. & Mrs.!!! Enjoy my favorites and thank you for letting me take a bazillion portraits! Love you guys!!

Love ALL of the flowers! Beautiful!!


There he is! Looking sharp Tim!


Loved these girls!


The light was AMAZING!


Amber you’re stunning.

Cutest favor idea!



DJ : Sleepygrits Productions

Videographer: Bryon Coltrane

Reception: The Cotton Company

Ceremony: Wake Forest Baptist

Coordinator: Karin Suess

Florist: Julie Liles Floral and Event Design

Cake: Abigail’s Bake Shop



34 Comments Weddings
  1. Korie reply

    What a gorgeous wedding! The color palette is just perfect for the season :) Love all those airy, light photos girl! Way to rock it!

  2. Jill Samter Photography reply

    Absolutely beautiful! every detail and shot gorgeous!

  3. lori reply

    love it girl! these are just stunning…as usual. :)

  4. Candace Arnold reply

    These are sooo gorgeous, Katelyn!! Love them all!! :)

  5. Oana Thompson reply

    My favorite wedding photos to date! And the shots by the cherry blossom trees were just stunning, I LOVE cherry blossoms! When I look at the work you do it reminds me again why I want to get into this profession so badly. Thank you for sharing! :)

  6. Brittani reply

    These images are just gorgeous. I’ve been a blog follower for some time now but I’m not sure I’ve ever commented…it’s just incredible how much you are truly coming into your own as a wedding photographer, your work is stunning and I would kill to second shoot a wedding with you because I can just tell you bring such an awesome energy to everything you do, and I want to be that kind of wedding photographer as well. This wedding looked so gorgeous and they are quite a handsome couple. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  7. Rima reply

    Absolutely amazing the flower selections and Katelyn..i just love your photography…

  8. Tammynize reply

    loving their rustic venue and colors.

  9. Kristina Neighbour reply

    New favorite ring shot! I love the bridesmaid dresses too…. I’m going with purple for my June 18th (ahhhhhh) wedding!

  10. Stephanie reply

    These are beautiful! You capture the details so well!

  11. Susan Evans reply

    Katelyn, that last image is stunning. I’m usually not that crazy about B&W’s, but this one is lovely – it’s crisp but still warm and smooth. I’d like to know how you create your B&W’s. Do you use an action, or use presets, or do you convert each individually?

  12. Elizabeth reply

    looooooove it!!!! these are totally fabulous! i went to a wedding last year and the favors were flower seeds :)

  13. Graham reply

    These are amazing Katelyn! Loving the colors and the pics in front of that fence are WONDERFUL!!!!

  14. Arielle reply

    Katelyn-you are brilliant! I cannot stop looking at these shots!

  15. Emily reply

    GORGEOUS!! I absolutely adore the cherry blossom shots and that last dancing shot in b&w is stunning.

  16. Allison reply

    Coolest ring shot EVER!!!!!!!

  17. sharon elizabeth photography reply

    these are awesome katelyn!!! i especially love the one photo next to the pink flower!!! =)

  18. Ashley Terry reply

    Stunning, as always, Katelyn!

  19. Amy Clifton reply

    All of her flowers are ah-mazing!! Looooooove the “yessss” portrait and the two afterwards–beautiful!

  20. Sara reply

    These are incredible! The colors are fabulous!

  21. Karin reply

    Hey Katelyn! Could you continue to include the dress designer in the below-post details?! You’re work is incredible… praise God!

  22. Nancy Mitchell reply

    These are just FABULOUS and BEAUTIFUL! Great work Katelyn!

  23. Patsy Banta reply

    The pictures turned out great – can’t wait to see the rest of them!! It was so special to have you join our family again for this special occasion. Loved how you captured the tender moments of the day. God has truly blessed you with a gift.

  24. Lynn Wisman reply

    The pictures are stunning. What a beautiful day for a wedding.

  25. Ashley reply

    these are gorgeous Katelyn!

  26. Tina reply

    WOW! Great pictures and those flowers are amazing!!

  27. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    CAN”T. GET. ENOUGH. OF. YOUR. PHOTOGRAPHY. I love it!!! The light is so beautiful and the colors (purples and pinks) are so gorgeous!! Love!!!

  28. Alex reply

    These are absolutely beautiful! Katelyn your skills amaze me with every session. Love the color scheme. This is now one of my top 5 weddings!! Oh goodness and the ring pictures remind me of a fairy tale. I do wish the couple had done a first look…but I’ll get over it. But it still bothers me because they would have been so wonderful, ah! Thanks for the gorgeous work =]

  29. Karen Allen reply

    Holy moly, this has got to be one of the most beautiful (and beautifully shot!) weddings I’ve seen!! Stunning! The purple, the cherry blossoms…so awesome!

  30. Laura Fiore reply

    So so stunning…every last shot took my breath away~

  31. Brenda reply

    Katelyn, your pics of this wedding are absolutely beautiful!

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