• Harry + Brittany

the hotel room where the girls were getting ready and gave Britt a big hug! This girl was SO excited to get married and her day was FINALLY here! Her bridesmaids surrounded her as she continued getting ready and then the flowers came… and everyone stopped in their tracks. Brittany caught a glance at her dream bouquet and she started tearing up.  Some don’t understand this. Why get emotional over a BOUQUET?! …. Well I’ll try to explain because I know exactly what Britt was feeling in that moment. As a bride who loves details and styling, I had poured my heart and soul into making my wedding day exactly what I had dreamed it would be….and when I saw it all coming together and all the

pieces falling into place, it was an incredible feeling. I remember getting my makeup done and watching Jasmine shoot my shoes and thinking “Ohhh my gosh… this is happening… and it’s perfect.. all of it”.  In those moments, tears start to flow and the happiness is overwhelming. It’s so exciting!! Brittany had many moments like that throughout her wedding day. When she saw a shot of her shoes… when she saw her dad for the first time…when she hugged her mom at the reception after she danced her first dance with her husband… when she shared a first look with Harry and saw how handsome he looked…and the list goes on. It was an emotional day… and those are my favorites types of wedding days.  I love working with couples that are so overwhelmed with love for one another that they can’t help but share some tears and smile constantly.


Brittany and Harry are an incredible pair. As I prepared for the First Look and was explaining to Harry that Britt was almost ready and she looked AMAZING, his response was…  “Well she’s a pretty amazing person”… he ended that sentence with a grin and waited patiently to see the love of his life in her wedding dress.  Their ceremony exuded their love for the Lord and I had chills the whole time they were singing “How He Loves”. There’s something powerful about a couple singing those lyrics on top of a hill, at the top of their lungs, right before they commit to being soul mates for a lifetime. What an incredible day they had. I’m so thankful that I was able to be a part of it.  I loved Harry and Brittany ever since our first phone conversation and I’m honored to call them my friends!! Hopefully they’re having a blast at the beach and  able to find some internet so that Britt can see pictures of her gorgeous bouquet:)… it’s seriously one of my favorites!! So enjoy this peek of Harry and Brittany’s wedding at Running Hare Vineyard and get excited because JOSH GOODEN filmed their entire day and I can’t WAIT to see their highlights! Ps. Josh Gooden, Richard Green Entertainment and Anna Burke Events were working alongside of me all day and it was magical… I would like to start referring to them as the DREAM TEAM. It’s definitely an appropriate title!! Enjoy my favorites!

LOVE THESE SHOES!!!! They’re so photogenic!

New favorite bouquet shot…. of ALL time. I love this bouquet so much I’m naming this the “Beautiful Bouquet Wedding”!! Gosh… I could have photographed this beauty all day long! … Actually, I kinda did:)

There were NO rooms to get dressed in with WINDOW LIGHT… so Britt stepped into her dress inside and then had her bridesmaids help her finish getting ready outside…. Reason #247 why I adore her. 

absolutely. stunning.

Walking to the First Look… the tears started again:)


And this is why I LOVE overcast days….

guys just stop ittttt……so awesome! We never did an engagement session and yet these two acted like they were PROS! 

Refreshments for the ceremony… and the ring bearer:) Cutie!

How HILARIOUS is that right picture??


To entertain the kids:)

  Venue | Running Hare

Event Coordinator | Anna Burke Events

Florals |  Intrigue Design & Decor, Annapolis, MD

Cinematographer | Josh Gooden

DJ | Richard Green Entertainment

Caterer | Maryland Country Caterers

Cake |  Sugar Bakers Cakes

Bridesmaids | Dress: Mackenzie Michaels  Earrings: Jcrew

Invitations | Print Your Party on Esty

Hair & Makeup |  Behind the Veil

xoxo, Katelyn
23 Comments Weddings
  1. Anna Burke reply

    I’ve checked your blog a million times today waiting for this!!! It was awesome working with you and the dream team :) Brittany and Harry, your day was perfect and you have awesome images to reflect that! Enjoy the last few days of your honeymoon!

  2. Amber Brush reply

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you Katelyn for capturing every amazing moment of my best friends wedding! These are stunning!

  3. Regan Carter reply

    Oh my goodness. This is one of the most beautiful weddings you have shared! The details!! Those shoes! Love it!! Amazing job, as always!!

  4. Emily Ruf reply

    I’ve been waiting for this post! This is where we got married last October. It’s so beautiful. Awesome pictures, Katelyn!!!

  5. Shannon B reply

    Gorgeous. I love love love the shot of him dipping her with the field and the sky in the background. And they sang How He Loves! So awesome.

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  7. Elizabeth reply

    omw this wedding is absolutely incredible katelyn!!! you did such a fabulous job!!!!!

  8. Danny Douglas reply

    Katelyn, these are beautiful photos from a awesome venue. Running Hair is 15 minutes from my home and I always get a kick outta their super long driveway! If you are ever in this neck of the woods and need a second photographer , water boy, or a personal bag carrier, please give me a call. I’d be happy to help. The photos are beautiful!

  9. Meredith Sledge reply

    I love this wedding Katelyn!!

  10. Erica Baker reply

    That bouquet is AMAZING. She wore the same wedding dress that I did! Of all the wedding blogs I read, she is the first person I have seen with that dress. She looked stunning in it! Great job Katelyn!

  11. Beth Kegley reply

    Dear Katelyn, one of Brittany’s dreams was to have fabulous pictures of her dream come true -thank you for making that happen! (with love and thanks…Beth – mother of the bride)

  12. Kristyn reply

    Katelyn, these images are stunning! Such a beautiful couple. The venue and details are lovely! Awesome work!!

  13. Josh Gooden reply

    Beautiful! Katelyn! It was great working with you in Italy. ;] I love all the details and expressions! Glad those lights worked out for that killer silhouette.

  14. Jason M. reply

    Katelyn! You captured that day perfectly!! Your pictures show the pure happiness and joy that was all throughout the day!

  15. Trish reply

    Wow I love all her details! So so pretty! I really liked that you photographed her perfume too. On my wedding day I wore the purfume my now husband gave me as one of my first gifts. I wish I had a photo of it with our rings or something because shortly after our wedding it shattered when we were moving :( Beautiful photographs thou!

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  17. Kristin Partin reply

    Did I already comment on this? no clue. Haha. Katelyn! These are gorgeous and you have truly outdone yourself! Those details are fab. way to be J*.

  18. Heidi reply

    Katelyn, these look great! The one of the girl trying to kiss that boy is precious. And, the shadows on the reception wall! Good finds.

  19. Lindsay reply

    I j ust need to say that i love your work and find myself jealous. BLAST… i hate envy. Seriously though your images are amazing!

  20. Brooke Summer Photography reply

    Wow, these are absolutely beautiful! And the details… WOW!

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