• Dave + Sara

Sara’s cousin was getting married and so naturally, Sara was a part of the big day. Little did she know that this wedding celebration would be the weekend that she met her future husband! Yep!  Sara met Dave at her cousin’s wedding but here’s the best part….Dave’s brother is Sara’s cousin’s husband!  Crazy right?! They told me this story during their engagement session but in the midst of wedding day craziness, I didn’t put two and two together and until I noticed that Sara’s cousin and Dave’s brother were staying in both sides of the family formals! I was so confused until that story came back to me! Isn’t that fun?! I love hearing stories like that.  It’s just so awesome how God designs relationships

and there is no doubt in my mind that he has had Dave and Sara planned out for quite some time.  These two are amazing. They are amazing individuals and so when they’re together, they make an incredible couple!! As soon as I walked by the girls room in the church, I heard Sara scream “Katelyn James!!” and I was ready to rock and roll. Sara’s spunk and sweet spirit can make anyone feel like a million bucks! Dave is the same way. You can just feel how much they are loved by their  friends and family.


Dave and Sara were married in the historic Falls Church and it was just beautiful. The weather was perfect and even though there were a few dark clouds that gave us a scare, they held off just in time for the bride and groom to make their way to their reception in a snazzy convertible…. top down and everything! Sara looked stunning and Dave was just as handsome as could be! I get to work with the most amazing couples and I’m so thankful that I was able to be a part of this wedding day. I’ve been looking forward to seeing these two again ever since their engagement shoot!!  So enjoy getting a peek into their day and Dave and Sara, I hope you’re having a BLAST on your honeymoon!! I can’t wait to share the rest of these and I LOVED LOVED LOVED my time with you!!!


** A Huge thanks to Lauryn for second shooting with me on her BIRTHDAY! She’s such a trooper!! I’m so thankful for you! **


LOVE Sara’s necklace… it was a wedding gift from Dave!

“Acorn” cufflinks since Dave’s last name is “Nutt”… cute:)

So beautiful!

yea girllll!!

First Look!!

LOVE her monogrammed viel and that lace is from her mother’s wedding dress!



And then Sara surprised Dave with a bagpiper!


Thanks Lauryn for this shot!!! So great!



I just love you two!!!!

Wind + long veils = epic portraits.

  Ceremony | The Historic Falls Church (Episcopal)

Reception | Washington Golf and Country Club
 Hair & Makeup | Ali Wear
Band | Big Ray and the Kool Kats
Videographer | Shaking Hands Productions
Cake | Alex Beall
Bridemaids | Alfred Sung
Groom’s Tux | Brooks Brothers
Invitations | Company: William Arthur
Designed & ordered thru a shop in Arlington called The Papery
In lieu of favors they have donated to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Multiple Sclerosis Society
CARS | Both antique cars are lent to by their neighbor/friend 
Flower Girl Dresses | made by bride’s mom
Marriage Certificate | Meant to Be Calligraphy
xoxo, Katelyn
20 Comments Weddings
  1. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Everything/everyone is just beautiful!! Her veil is absolutely amazing and they are a gorgeous couple! And, just so you know, I stalk your blog on Tuesdays. I know there will be a wedding posted sometime so I check it like every hour. :)

  2. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    Simply amazing!!! Congratulations Sara! You looked stunning!!

  3. Lauryn reply

    YAY!!!! It looks so good Katelyn!! Congrats Dave and Sara, you guys are amazing!!

  4. Stacey Dinch reply

    That shot of the rings with the acorns! I’m in love! Amazing job Katelyn!

  5. Rebekah reply

    The ring pic w/ the acorns is amazing! Definitely one of my favorite rings pics ever!

  6. Jessica Vidmar Photography reply

    You totally nailed that wedding…absolutely fabulous and inspiring!!!

  7. Melissa Kate reply

    Pretty much my favorite wedding post!! There isn’t one thing that I don’t LOVE about this!

  8. Allie reply

    Love this one, Katelyn! My faves are the veil shots in the wind:) Beautiful!

  9. Girish reply

    Super shots. I love the way you use the light, too good. Great photographs.

  10. Sara Winant reply

    These are gorgeous! Funny story, I’m friends with one of her cousins, too :) small world! What a pretty wedding!! It’s amazing to see God’s plan unfold :)

  11. Currie reply

    Katelyn, I love this wedding! And I love it even more because before my dad went on the PGA tour, he worked at Washington G&CC as an assistant pro!

  12. Molly reply

    Love this so so much!! She is GORGEOUS!! Plus I think her bridesmaids should thank her for picking out such classy and unique dresses :)

  13. Abby Grace reply

    Those bridesmaid dresses are STUNNING!! I love the keyhole + bow! Gorgeous, gorgeous images, Katelyn. Simply beautiful!

  14. Rici reply

    This is such a cute couple! Just from your pictures they seem the sweetest people! Love the bridesmaid´s backs ! And flowers! Such great flowers!!!! Very beautiful wedding Katelyn!!! ~ Saluti.

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    Hey Katelyn! You sure have some amazing shots here! Is it just me, or is your processing a little different than usual on this wedding? Is it just my eyes?

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