Classic Winter Wedding Shoot

  • Tony + Kara | Married

married last New Years Eve.  The weather was a dream come true and everyone was excited…. but Tony was sick. He felt awful on their wedding day.  They did their best to make it through the portraits and continue on to the reception. Even though it wasn’t the ideal situation, they made the most of it. Kara told me this story when we started emailing a few months back. I was heartbroken for her. She explained that she REALLY wanted to relive the portrait part of her wedding day and so we made it happen! I met Tony and Kara in downtown Richmond last week for a “Married” shoot.  They got back into their wedding attire and we treated their portrait session

as if it was a wedding day. We weren’t on a timeline crunch, instead, we were trying to out-shoot the RAIN! That’s right, it rained ALL day long last Wednesday but that didn’t stop us. We had a mission… and that mission was to allow Tony and Kara to experience what they missed out on during their wedding day. Kara explained it as a “Second chance” and I loved her attitude about it. Stuff happens that is beyond our control and we can’t change it … even if we wanted to!  For me, this is a lot of fun because I got to photograph a gorgeous couple and I didn’t have ANY time restraints!  We walked around downtown Richmond, dodging puddles and mud… and we were able to capture some beautiful images.  Tony and Kara made it easy for me to capture their love and I’m so thankful that I was able to be a part of this special day for them! I hope they get to cherish these images for  years and years to come!

Starting it off with one of my FAVORITES from the whole day!

Kara you’re stunning!

The light on rainy days makes me SO happy! I promise never to complain of rain AGAIN!

Another fav!


Kara is about a foot shorter than Tony… so her dad made this custom box for her to stand on! HOW CUTE!!!!

It started raining A LOT… so we took cover for a few minutes and just happened to find a red door!

Love this. 


get. it. girl. So good!

Loving her bling!! Great way to end a beautiful post of a beautiful couple!!

19 Comments Anniversary
  1. Deborah Zoe reply

    you probably know HOW MUCH I Love this:)!! Beautiful!!

  2. Nancy Mitchell reply

    These are super GORGEOUS! I love the box for sure and the picture of them sitting on the steps kissing (the space from their chins down makes a heart) SUPER CUTE! Way to give them a second chance!

  3. Stephanie Stewart reply

    Wow, Richmond looks like SO much fun to shoot!!! Not to mention when you have such a fun, gorgeous couple and amazing light and cobblestone streets, LOVE it all! Must make a road trip to Richmond, VA!!!

  4. Ashley reply

    That last black & white image is SO fabulous! Great shoot!

  5. Shalese Danielle reply

    I LOVE the last black and white pose! These are all beautiful :)

  6. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    This is absolutely GORGEOUS! So beautiful, Katelyn!!

  7. Girish reply

    Beautiful pictures. Actually this is one of the best couple shoot. Nothing to worry or hurry about. Long time to shoot all poses and in love shots.

    Do you have some behind the scenes shots, or how you pose them.

    Excellent shots here.

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  9. ashley barnett reply

    I love that you can see the rain! The velvet blazer over her dress is SUCH an awesome touch!

  10. Jill Samter Photography reply

    Katelyn, this was so sweet! What a wonderful thing you did for them. I love the photos in the alley – AWESOME lines and DOF! Gorgeous! Hugs and can’t wait to see you in a few weeks!

  11. Victoria reply

    These are absolutely stunning!

  12. Meredith Sledge reply

    Oh Katelyn!!! WOW. These are amazing. The fourth one from the bottom is definitely my favorite. So, so gorgeous!

  13. Shelley reply

    Love, love, love your work as always! You inspire me to learn more! It’s amazing how when you know what your doing, the lighting on rainy days can be so perfect. I have a lot to learn but these pics turned out beautiful!

  14. jamie reply

    i love the alley pictures of them and then I saw the images of them in the field and loved them too! love the black and white one in the alley, its a favorite!

  15. Amanda Miller reply

    These. Are. Absolutely. Breathtaking!!!! Pardon the dramatics, but seriously I am in love. The red brick alleyway..I just die! <3

  16. Kristina W. reply

    I don’t think I’ve ever noticed the pose where they’re linked together but one person is facing forward and the other backwards but I LOVE it! What a great pose!

  17. Annetta reply

    What a wonderful shoot! You did an awesome job!

  18. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    There are all so adorable! I keep coming back to that last b+w picture and just staring at it…it’s just something captivating, romantic, and beautiful!

  19. Alexandra {Heart Love Weddings} reply

    This is SO AMAZING! It’s GLAMOROUS! And BREATHTAKING! And oh my heart is FLUTTERING! Love Love LOVE this!!!

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