Kerri is kind, brilliant, encouraging and uplifting. Her happiness can brighten any situation and so I think God knew that if there was a bride that could handle a very rainy wedding day, it would be Kerri.

We showed up to Red Maple Vineyard and it was a gorgeous location… but the rain had just started to pick up and we had heard the severe weather warnings  on the radio all morning. Kerri had emailed me a few days earlier about the forecast and in true Kerri fashion, she saw the bright side of things. Once we ventured outside in the pouring rain and attempted some portraits, I quickly realized that it wasn’t just Kerri who saw the glass half full, Derek did too. He was literally getting drenched and he still had a smile on his face. Because of their positive attitudes, their portrait time will be remembered as an adventure instead of a stressful situation!

These two love a good adventure. That seemed to be the theme of their day. Through the ceremony, the toasts, the challenge of the rain…. the idea of “adventure” kept coming up in conversation. I don’t think it’s an accident that Kerri and Derek’s wedding day consisted of some challenging adventures and they handled it with such grace and joy. That’s how I know they are going to thrive in marriage.

As of Sunday at 4:30pm, they have begun one of the greatest adventure of their life! I’m so excited for them and for their future!!! The love that they share is so evident and genuine. I can’t WAIT to show you their beautiful wedding day!

Kerri and Derek, what an honor it was to be the ones capturing your day. Despite the wind and the rain and the fog, it was still perfect! Your contagious joy is what we love the most about you both! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this special season of your life!! We love you!

Dress Store | Majesty Bridal
Hair Stylist | BW Bridal
Makeup Artist | Meredith Hayman
Catering & Cake | Cornerstone Caterers
Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo
Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations | Betty Lu Paperie
Calligraphy | Handmade Darling
xoxo, Katelyn
15 Comments Blog, Weddings
  1. Kayla M reply

    How talented are you, Katelyn!??! One of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever seen, and it was POURING RAIN? You and Michael are beyond amazing!

  2. Carrie Mcguire reply

    Gahh! Katelyn! these are just perfect! I can’t believe you made this wedding this SPECTACULAR in the pouring down rain.Never doubt yourself because you are truly amazing! Rain or shine!

  3. Braska reply

    AHHHHHHH Holy crow Katelyn! And I thought the sneak peek slideshow was spectacular!!! YOU are simply magnificent lovely!! MAG-FREAKING-NIFICENT!!!

  4. Stephanie Stewart reply

    Such a beautiful wedding with gorgeous details and even more gorgeous bride! I met Kerri a few years ago at a workshop, and I know exactly what you mean about the joy that she radiates! Congratulations, Kerri and Derek! What a lovely, romantic, joyful day!!! Amazing work as always, Katelyn!

  5. Meredith Sledg reply

    Katelyn, only you could make a rainy wedding look this good! WOW!

  6. Mandy B reply

    Love these images! I watched your story and was so excited to see that they still have so much warmth and don’t look dreary at all!

  7. Elizabeth reply

    I really love the group shot of the girls on the steps with the light above them….beautiful!!! And of course of the bridal couple in the middle of the road. I know you shoot all your wedding so beautifully but this is hands down one of my favorites!!!

  8. Rose Anne Russo reply

    Thank you for giving my granddaughter the greatest gift she will enjoy your wonderful pictures for the rest of her life.

  9. Mariann Kovats reply

    Beautiful pictures! You all did an amazing job to create these awesome images in the rain!!

  10. Valerie reply

    What a gorgeous wedding! You captured it perfectly. :) Thank you for getting such lovely pictures of stationery details as well! Many blessings to Kerri and Derek!

  11. Our Wedding!!! » Central New York | Finger Lakes | Adirondacks | Catskills | Hudson Valley | Destination Wedding Photographer reply

    […] SO MUCH FUN.We would never have these memories, or this experience without our dear and sweet photographer Katelyn James Alsop and her husband Michael Alsop.  Thank you both from the BOTTOM of our hearts.  To see Katelyn’s amazing and touching recap our day, go here! […]

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  13. Renee Weyant reply

    STUNNING! Love the venue.

  14. Renee Weyant reply

    Beautiful, happy couple!!

  15. Lisa reply

    I love the rings shots! You capture emotions wonderfully! Thanks for sharing!

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