• Joe + Blythe | Engaged

were crossing the busy streets of DC during Jasmine Star’s Fix Tour when I heard someone say “Katelyn?!”. I looked and saw Blythe and then I saw her necklace. Now let me explain, I love people and I’m not obsessed with material things but I AM obsessed with the Jcrew necklace she was wearing. I had been eyeing it for MONTHS and so I said hello and immediately stated the obvious “I’m OBSESSED WITH YOUR NECKLACE!!!”. Any girl that is wearing a massive TEAL statement necklace in public IS going to be my friend. No doubt about it. Blythe contacted me MONTHS ago and we started talking about their engagement

session and how she couldn’t wait to get some portraits done. I remember the feeling. When you’re just dating, there really isn’t a perfect time to get dolled up and have pictures done just because. But once you’re engaged, engagement pictures are a MUST!! …. Especially for gals like us that love photography!  So we set a date to meet up and make this happen! Blythe and Joe (and Maddy!) met me at The Winery at La Grange for their shoot last week and we couldn’t have asked for a better day!  The light  and location were amazing and I had a blast getting to know these two. What a sweet couple!! You’ll quickly realize that Blythe has an obsession with Lilly… anything Lilly!… And I don’t blame her! There are some dresses I’d LOVE to get my hands on too!! (don’t worry Michael, I’m not ordering one anytime soon:) Her dresses are adorable and I loved the way they added such vibrant colors to their shoot!! We walked the property until the sun set behind the mountain and then we ended with a few fun shots… hey photogs out there, if you wanna make a groom happy… take pictures with his TRUCK:).  Enjoy my favs!! Joe and Blythe, thanks for being awesome!!!! LOVED hanging out with you two last week!!


Yessssss! Love this necklace!! 

GIRL!!!!!! This is a favorite for me! WOW. 

So cute!


Blythe you’re beautiful!

Maddy taking a snooze:)




xoxo, Katelyn
15 Comments Engaged
  1. molly reply


  2. Abby Grace reply

    These are so cute Katelyn! My favorite image is definitely the one of them standing in the frame of the barn with the gorgeous light splashing in from the background. So lovely!

  3. Kari Jeanne reply

    GORGEOUS!!!! I am dying over here from absolute amazingness!!!!!!!

  4. Maggie Fortson reply

    Oh so cute!! Love the playfulness!

  5. Laura Britton reply

    Blythe you guys look amazing!!! You are so beautiful and Katelyn you did an amazing job with this couple! Love them!

  6. Kristin Rasmussen reply

    Love your work. These are beautiful!

  7. Sarah Carlson reply

    This is so CRAZY! What a small world to know both you! Blythe you look GORGEOUS!!!

  8. Bethany McDonnell reply

    Wow, these are amazing! I love the colors and the light!

  9. Julianna reply

    Do you even realize how close you were to me? Like 13 minutes. SUPER cute couple! I LOOOOVE the black and white titled “YESSSS.”

  10. Erin Schrad reply

    I am tickled by the Nebraska references… that’s not something you see out here often! Go Big Red! (Half my family are Huskers!)

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  12. Amanda B. reply

    These pictures are beautiful! And that ring shot on the football? HOW GREAT! :) Love love love!

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