It’s like it didn’t even phase them!! :) I would check in with Sarah and say “How are you feeling? Do we need to go warm up?” and she would be totally fine and ready for more pictures! THAT’s my girl!!!

Sarah and Matt are incredible. They are both teachers and so they have such patience and composure… even when we’re flying through portraits before the rain sets in! I’m BEYOND thankful that these two shared a first look because that saved the day! We did almost ALL of their portraits before the rain came! YAY! The whole day was timed perfectly and worked in our favor and I can’t wait to share some of my favorites with you!

I can’t let you see them just yet because I need to tell you a few other things about Matt and Sarah first! There are several things that I have come to love about these two. 1. Matt can make anyone laugh… especially Sarah…. and this came in handy during portraits! 2. They are well-loved by their friends and family! :) 3. Band teachers have AWESOME bands at their reception…. like, a 20 PIECE BAND! Incredible! and 4. Matt and Sarah have such a sweet, genuine love for one another that was shown so perfectly throughout the day…. but especially during their first look. It was an HONOR to capture those sweet moments!!

Matt and Sarah we love you guys! We hope you’re WARM and enjoying the honeymoon!! It was such a privilege to be a part of your celebration and we consider you dear friends!!!

Warning! I went a little crazy on the detail shots! It had been 4 months since I had a chance to shoot details so there are ring shots galore!

GAH!!! What a dream ring!

The coordinates of where they were married! :)

 oh Sarah, you’re stunning!!

The waterworks began before he even saw her!

Michael’s angle!

My Angle!

Oh the joy!

 Loved this shot!

 Amanda Veronee…. you are the queen of large, lush bouquets!

This is the face you make when you hear a gunshot off in the distance during your wedding ceremony! ha! Priceless!

Michael wants credit for this…. as he should! :) Loved this ceremony shot!


Right before the rain hit!

These two SHOCKED everyone with their choreographed dance! It was intense!!

“Oohhh, A Mustache!!!”

My favorite picture!

And one last surprise for Matt!! A classic car for their exit!

Ceremony | Whitehall Manor
Reception | Whitehall Manor
Florists | Amanda Vernonee
Dress | White Swan Bridal
Dress Designer | Kenneth Winston
Bridesmaids | Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen | Men’s Wearhouse
Strings | Resonance Quarter
Band | Swing Shift
Coordinator |  Simply With Love Events
Makeup | Premiere Makeup and Hair
Invitations | Brides Invitation Kit
Cake | Confections
Catering | Celebrations Catering
xoxo, Katelyn
17 Comments Weddings
  1. Meghan reply

    Beautiful wedding!!!

  2. Michelle Stoker reply

    Ugh SO BEAUTIFUL. The light, the details, the colors… gorgeous!

  3. Kathryn Grace reply

    Beautiful, as always!

  4. Ashley Powell reply

    Beautiful wedding!! They both look so completely filled with JOY! I love it! :)

  5. Megan Kelsey reply

    Oh I just love Whitehall! It’s always so cool to see how you shoot weddings in venues I’ve shot at before! There’s definitely so many good picture spots here! And I LOVE the bridal suite!!! Her colors were so pretty! :) Very springtime! I love Amanda’s work so much!!! YAY for it being wedding season and having pretty wedding pictures to swoon over on your blog!!!! Xoxoxo

  6. Kristina W. reply

    Ahhh! I had my wedding at Whitehall Manor almost four years ago and I had purple flowers and details too. Matt and Sarah’s wedding looks gorgeous and they’re such a beautiful couple. Congratulations!

  7. Shannon reply

    I love the photo of them walking back up the aisle after being married- they both look really cute! Beautiful wedding with gorgeous flowers- stunning bride! It looked so simple and perfect, a wonderful day that you did a great job of capturing.

  8. Lacoya reply

    AMAZING! AH – Amanda Veronee is a floral goddess. lol Seriously! LOVEEE this entire wedding – I’ve been to Whitehall for a tasting and it is seriously STUNNING! Great job, Katelyn & Michael! xoxo

  9. Sarah Johnson reply

    AHHH IM in love!!! Love the purple! Gorgeous as always!

  10. Tori Watson reply

    oh, i LOVE whitehall manor! and this is such a beautiful wedding! what a great way to kick off your wedding season. :)

  11. Natalie reply

    Best first look in the history of KJ Weddings!! Oh my!!

  12. Ashley Braswell reply

    This whole wedding is gorgeous but I am in looooove with the exit car photo!!

  13. Michael and Carina reply

    Great job, Katelyn; love the last one! What a great wedding.

  14. Rebekah Carter reply

    Oohh, I love the purple flowers. Beautiful! And that picture where the groom was startled by the gunshot is just priceless. Great work!

  15. Nicole | Vows & Valor reply

    What a beautiful day! All of the purple accents (especially the florals) were just gorgeous!!

  16. ashley link reply

    Oh my gosh! These are stunning, Katelyn and Michael! Gah! Great job!!! :)

  17. Annetta reply

    Absolutely beautiful, Katelyn!! Good to see you haven’t lost your touch!

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