Washington DC

  • WPPI Roadshow

proclaiming that she doesn’t have all the answers, that her way isn’t the necessarily the “right” way and that she doesn’t have it all together.  “Oh Jasmine” I thought to myself….” You’re Wonder Woman and you don’t even know it”…. and that’s the truth.  That girl has got more energy, knowledge and heart that any other photographer I know. Today Michael and I, along with Jessie, Michelle and a TON of NEW FRIENDS (that I love!) attended the WPPI Roadshow in DC.   It was good… the speakers in the morning had great information…. but I’m a spoiled brat when it comes to hearing photographers speak.

I have the expectation to laugh, be engaged, get inspired and leave feeling empowered with every session I attend.  That’s because my journey into photography started with speakers like Becker, Dane Sanders, and of course, Jasmine Star.  So after only getting about 4 hours of sleep, I was needing some high energy at the end of the day and Jstar rocked it. We had heard it all before since we attended WPPI but I would listen to her talk all day because she’s passionate…. and passion is contagious! I loved seeing her and getting excited about 101010 all over again! It was such a fabulous day to get away from the routine, forget about editing, forget about centerpieces and just have a day to relax with Michael.  It was his day off and I couldn’t have been more excited when he said he would go last minute! What a good guy:) Love him.


So today was a great day. I loved it! I’m exhausted and yet feel so blessed and excited at the same time. I’m excited to be getting married in 27 days to my best friend! I’m pumped to have met A TON of amazing photographer’s today that are sweet enough to follow the blog! and I’m beyond thrilled to have Jasmine and JD celebrate alongside of us on 101010!!!! Life is good…..BUSY, but so so good!

16 Comments Photography, Speaking
  1. JasmineStar reply

    I love you. So, so much! Thanks for coming out and being such a huge support!! Can’t wait for 101010…BRING IT ON! :)

  2. reply

    we have the most amazing, inspiring, incredibly passionate, beautiful, and talented wedding photographer in the industry. can you believe how lucky we are? so glad you got to see her speak! 27 days for you and Michael. 67 for Chris and I! AHHHH can’t wait to see the amazingness that is your wedding! XOXO

  3. Jennifer Jar reply

    I was also at the WPPI event today but I was too shy to introduce myself to you! I found your blog through JStar’s and was so surprised that you are from VA! I live in Richmond, and I would love to get dinner with you sometime!

  4. emy reply

    YAYAYAYAY!!!!! Can’t wait till 10-10-10!!!!! I’m so excited!

  5. Julianna reply

    Ahhhh!!! 27 days?!? Is that all thats left? Holy Moly, that’s exciting!!!!!

  6. Mike Kelly reply

    It was great meeting you yesterday, however briefly. You were missed at the after party!

  7. Cindy Hayduk reply

    It was great meeting you briefly at the very end of the night. I felt like we could of had a CNU reunion with all the CNU alumni there :)

  8. Kelly Mann reply

    Katelyn it was so great to meet you yesterday! You and Michael are so cute and I have so enjoyed following your wedding plans on the blog. You truly are an inspiration! Love your work…Can’t wait to see what the future holds!

  9. Melissa reply

    Thank you so much for sharing. I truely wish that I could have been there, but I hope to go next year. I’d love to meet you someone day in the near future.

  10. Allison reply

    Ya’ll are blessed to have such an amazing photographer!! I hope one day I can be as blessed as you!!! :)

  11. Kim Lee Schmidt reply

    Katelyn, it was so wonderful to meet you and your fiancé at WPPI. Praying for a glorious perfect “10” weather day for your wedding. So excited to know you are Richmond and can’t wait to get to know you more.

  12. Laurajane reply

    what, no pictures of the bowl. haha just kidding. it was great meeting you in person. i love having a voice in my head for when i read your blog. and thanks for being so encouraging when i wasn’t having the best day.

  13. Liz Maryann reply

    Hi Katelyn! We haven’t met but I recognized you when Jasmine said hi to you and pointed you out lol.
    And I thought to myself, “Hey, isn’t that the pretty redhead that hired Jasmine to shoot her engagement session? I could’ve sworn I her on Jasmine’s blog.”
    I checked Jasmine’s blog when I got home and realized it WAS you! Congrats on your engagement and I’ll definitely blog stalk you because I’m also a fan of your work. Keep it up :)

  14. Anna Burke reply

    KK! I’m glad you and Michael had fun… but I think your post is just SLIGHTLY off! I was there… Michael didn’t say he would go with you… He ASKED if he could go with you! It was almost as if he was jealous that you were going and he wasn’t! Glad he was able to go, too and you got to spend the day together! Can’t wait for your big day – so soon!

  15. ali caudill reply

    so you were “her bride” that she was referring to yesterday… sweet! i stumbled upon your blog i think from a post on her facebook page. i was at wppi yesterday and am a photographer in northern VA. i started checking out your blog and first of all, YOU FREAKING ROCK. second, i graduated from CNU too!!!!! and third, i am insanely jealous that jasmine star is photographing your wedding! good luck on 10.10.10 & know that you have another follower admiring your creativity and your eye. you’re awesome!

  16. Naomi Figueroa reply

    Katelyn–love the post, and it was great to meet you in person! You are just as sweet in real life as you seem on your blog. God bless you, and I hope you have a beautiful, wonderful day to celebrate the beginning of your marriage!

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