The Best of 2016

  • Weddings & Engagements

This post has been in the works for two weeks now. I have to admit that the last three weeks haven’t been what we had hoped. Not only am I eight months pregnant, I’m also learning how to type without my right index finger, because I have some crazy medical stuff going on! However! I’m learning how to get stuff done despite my slower typing, and I FINALLY get to share my favorite images of 2016!! This has been an amazing year. It was a special year for us because starting with the last wedding in May I was pregnant for the rest of the entire shooting season!

I have always worried about how being pregnant would affect my shooting ability and I’m happy to announce that it didn’t slow us down at all! From May until mid-August, our couples didn’t even know we were pregnant! My mild nausea disappeared every time I started a wedding day. Adrenaline is a very REAL thing, and I’m thankful for it! We announced that we were pregnant around August 15th, and our Fall brides were so sweet and gracious to us! I had to sit down a little bit during a 12 hour wedding day in late October, but that was the only time that my baby bump got in the way!!

Every year I love sharing images that aren’t just the “Best of 2016” but are also images that make me fall in love with my job all over again! This is REALLY important to me. Think about it… I’ve been doing this for over 8 years… non-stop! It would be easy to grow tired and weary of shooting weddings. Challenging myself and getting excited about wedding photos, after close to a decade of shooting, can sometimes be hard to do. Every year I look through the images that I captured and I hand pick the ones that make me want to go shoot again!!! Here are some of those images from 2016! I have 596 favorites from 2016…. Oh my gosh! But I’m picking the BEST of the BEST to share on this post today!!! Enjoy the “Best of 2016”!!!!

xoxo, Katelyn
16 Comments Anniversary, Engaged, Everyday, Weddings
  1. Rachel reply

    Katelyn and Michael absolutely stunning! I hope to one day be full time photographers like you! Such beautiful images!

  2. Megan Kelsey Photography reply

    Your gift is so clearly from the Lord. So proud of you!!

  3. Trina reply

    Breathtaking!!! So beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent – it is truly a gift!! Have a blessed and wonderful 2017!!

  4. Meredith Sledge reply


  5. Deborah reply

    Prettiest post of the year!! So many beautiful images Katelyn!!

  6. Tracey reply

    Truly beautiful images..

  7. Rhonda Lee reply

    Love them all! You are so talented! I especially like the ones I have seen in your training videos, almost like I was there. lol

  8. Sarah Anne Hayes reply

    Absolutely gorgeous, Katelyn! You truly have such an incredible gift! :)

  9. Kristina W. reply

    What an amazing year for photography!!! These are all so gorgeous Katelyn and Michael! Congratulations on another great season!

  10. Lindsay reply

    KATELYN!! I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how amazing this collection is. Your brides + grooms are so incredibly blessed to have you capture the biggest days of their lives, and be gifted these incredible images that will stand the test of time! Their grandkids will look at these images decades from now and be in awe of how in love grandma + grandpa were! AH!!! I could go on! Thank you so much for who you are! AND WHAT A MOMMA YOU’LL BE!!! :)

  11. Carrie Krupke reply

    I know the little flower girl with the wreath in her hair!!! Her parents are good friends of our’s (they were in the wedding party of the wedding you shot) and I’m keeping their Christmas card knowing that YOU took it!!

    • Carrie reply

      I should clarify-the flower girl with curly brown hair and the floral wreath in her hair is the one that I know :)

  12. Sabrina reply

    Oh my goodness… so much prettiness all in one place! What an incredible 2016 you guys had. 2017 is going to top it for sure… especially after that baby girl arrives :-) I hope your hand and finger start feeling better soon!!

  13. Kate reply

    I love all the tiny details you pay attention to – the lace on the dress, the shoes, the earrings, making the invitations look just as stunning as they couple portraits.

  14. Catherine D. reply

    I missed this post when you published it! Sooooo much amazing photos WOW! Everyone looks natural and so happy! Great source of inspiration :-)

  15. pikcat reply

    Love watching these photos, so stunning!

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