• Dave + Sara | Engaged

wasn’t in our favor. Thursday and Friday, Sara and I sent countless emails trying to decide what to do.  60% chance of storms was a big risk to take and I had seen photog friends from all over the east coast tweeting about the big storm that was about to sweep across the region. I had been looking forward to meeting these two for a while and because they live in different STATES… it would be hard to reschedule… so we went for it. Instead of shooting in the evening, we took a chance at started at 2:30! To our surprise, the weather was PERFECT.  The dark clouds didn’t start rolling in until literally our LAST FEW SHOTS….


which made for some awesome light! I was happy….we walked back to the car and I checked this one off as a success! We had fun, we out ran the rain and I had the chance to really get to know this sweet couple! Sara told me beforehand, during our rain conversations, that Dave was the biggest optimist! After hanging out with them for only a few minutes I realized this was so true… and he was also a sweetheart. He looks at Sara in a way that EVERY GIRL wishes she could be looked at! He adores her.


Sara explained that they met at a wedding…. and he asked her to dance. She reluctantly let him lead her onto the dance floor and to her surprise… he knew how to DANCE!! Like, REAL dancing… ya know, the type of real dancing where the guy takes the lead? She was impressed.  They started dating and it wasn’t long before they just knew that this was it. Dave just kept saying “Ya know, it just made sense!”. I can totally see why.  These two compliment each other so well and their love for one another is so evident in the way they interact (which is GREAT for pictures!!)  I loved my time with them on Saturday and I feel so honored that I get to photograph their big day! It’s going to be gorgeous!! Dave and Sara, thank you for a fun afternoon!! I can’t WAIT to show you your images! Mrs. B, thank you for my sandwich and muffins… You know how to make a girl feel right at home!!!:) And a HUGE thanks to our driver! Yup, we were chauffeured around Georgetown and I wish I could make that mandatory for EVERY engagement session because it was AWESOME!! Enjoy my favorites!!

Dave proposed on the steps of the National Cathedral! So of course it was appropriate to start there! 

Oh girl. I cannot WAIT to photograph you as a bride!!!

Love them.

A favorite for sure!!


Georgetown has the BEST walls!!

Love these.

So “Charleston-ish”

We ended with a few at the Canal before the storm! 

Another fav:)

NICE!!! I’m so impressed with their modeling skills!


xoxo, Katelyn
21 Comments Engaged
  1. nikki reply

    these two are so adorable! awesome!

  2. Abby Grace reply

    I love her style! Such cute outfit choices. And that red nail polish worked really well, too! Love all your bright and bold colors, Miss Katelyn :)

  3. Ali W reply

    I want to be friends with this couple. They look so sweet and fun! AND she has great style :)

  4. Alison Mish reply

    I absolutely LOVE all the vibrant background colors! Beautiful!

  5. Stephanie Stewart reply

    What a fun, sweet couple! Love the location, and you totally rocked that afternoon light! Their happiness jumps right out, so cute!!!

  6. jaime d reply

    you are so blessed to live in such a beautiful area i LOVE all your sessions so full of life and color keep it up and good luck with your 2012 wedding season!

  7. Ahna Beth reply

    Wow! I LOVE the locations & colors! The blurred backgrounds are amazing as well! Awesome job, Katelyn!

  8. Laura reply

    Beautiful, as always!

  9. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    So beautiful! You can tell from their pictures that they’re very sweet people…I can’t wait for their wedding!

  10. molly reply

    THESE ARE AMAZING. and i agree with abby, her outfits are PERFECT.

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  12. Tyson Brown reply

    awesome pics! Congrats, Sara! Dave has a great “determined” look ;)

  13. Kristina W. reply

    Woohoo! These are SO awesome! :) Dave and Sara have awesome modeling skills, cute outfits, great locations…and the most fabulous photographer ever.

  14. Julianna reply

    I love this couple and I don’t even know them. SUUUPPPER CUTE!!!!! Loved every single photo !!!!!

  15. Sara B reply

    Katelyn, thank you for capturing such wonderful moments between Dave and I. We aren’t the least bit surprised because you are such an incredibly woman….but we are definitely still delighted! This is just the beginning of such a wonderful legacy for us to share and enjoy in the years to come. Thank you!!

  16. Sara {Then Comes Life} reply

    These pictures are gorgeous!! They truly are an amazing couple and I can’t wait to see how their very special day will shine through your lens.

  17. Samantha June reply

    Love all the colors and textures in this session…gorge!!

  18. Emily Baxter reply

    June is going to be a flower girl in this wedding!!!
    Love the pictures, k!

  19. Katie Reynolds reply

    I am now stalking the internet for Sara’s coral necklace! Too cute! And such fantastic pictures! I want to get married all over again!

  20. Sara reply

    @katie — stalk no more! My necklace is from Stella and Dot- the necklace and brooch are sold separately but can be used together!

  21. ME reply

    Sara, where’d you get those black pants from the cathedral shoot? link?

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