When you realize it’s FINALLY the weekend 🎉🙌🏼 I’m so excited that tomorrow’s another wedding Saturday for me!! 😍 Loving every minute of this busy season & so thankful for this job of mine 💕 #katelynanneweddings#katelynannebrides
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Hog Wild Black Bean & Corn Salsa
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happy #friyay team! meet amber; wife, mother to a one year old boy, + hampton roads local! she’s still swooning over her honeymoon in ireland [so you better believe we’re getting alll the scoop before december 😉]. her love language is quality time, which makes sense because she once did a 45 day cross-country road trip! she is super on top of all the little details on a wedding day + gets a little misty eyed when the bride walks down the aisle. we’re so lucky to have you as a part of our team, @usamberica!
It’s FRIDAY! I hope you find some time to hang with your besties this weekend!!
We’ll be hanging with some of ours tomorrow, in Sarasota! woop woop!🙌🏼
📷 Photo from second shooting a GORGEOUS wedding for one of my Sweet friends, @annabethkierspe !! 😘
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J&C’s stunning southern wedding at @blackberryfarm in Tennessee! Their closest friends and family celebrated with a gorgeous outdoor wedding and a floral filled reception! You have to see their jaw dropping grand exit! Check out this wedding film sneak peek for all the beautiful details!
I’m not that great at posting detail shots because I just always love shots of people so much more, but every once in a while ya just do it anyway! Also it’s 8:30 and my kids are still awake when they go to bed at 7 soooo I’m not in the best mindset to write any type of sweet caption for a beautiful couple 😂😂
COMING IN AUGUST OF 2020...
The beginning of "The McCormick's Legacy"
at Oak Meadows! What cute proposal photos of a cute couple! (Great job Hayden..very creative!) Congratulations Mekenzy Creese & Hayden McCormick! We can't wait!!!
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More podcast talk. Lily had me listen to Dax Shepherds (and Monica’s!) podcast @thearmchairexperts . It’s very entertaining and he always has fun and interesting guests who discuss random things. Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend is funny too. There is something about listening to someone tell a story. I love it. After listening to so many podcasts we get to be on one of our favorite ones at the end of the month! Lily and I were interviewed by @dkprinzing for wonderful podcast @myslowflowers ! I had met Debra a few years ago @teamflower conference. It was serendipitous and she sat down at my breakfast table! It was so great to catch up and talk flowers and business. Stay tuned for details! So it’s not just murder and mayhem all the time. Just most of the time. Loving this bouquet shot from @anniebrownphoto@clothmill with @happilyeverafterraleigh@bowerbirdflowers
WHAT 👏🏻 A 👏🏻 STATEMENT 👏🏻 This dramatic head table design was featured at our Grand Opening Party and boy oh boy did it make for a wow moment! We were dreaming big with this idea and our incredible partners brought it to life in such a beautiful way! What do y’all think?! 💚
Well, this will be my last post on composition (for awhile) and utilizing different things or techniques to obtain the shot you have in mind.
For this one, there was a garbage can on the left and yes, I could have edited it out in Photoshop in a mere moments, but I wanted to hide the thing in camera. Technically, the left side is off just a tad, as we all know that pesky third rule. If I would have slid over and opened up the shot more to the right I would have had a bunch of feet in the image. Not what I wanted. And if I moved further to the left--well, lets just say fence post so I could not go any further.
The image still works though (at least I think so) and blurring the bushes on the left allowed me to hide what I wanted and still focus on this beautiful couple.
Being a wedding photographer means thinking fast while keeping your eye open for opportunities and things you do not want to capture.
Let me just say hair ties are my nemesis on wedding days. I do not know why all gals put those silly things around their wrists for safe keeping. I will be ready to take a picture and have to stop, walk up and ask the bridesmaid to remove the tie.
I have started doing checks on my couples before they line up for the ceremony. Guys, i will ask to remove their keys and Phones from their pockets---and I have even clipped a few stitches where the pockets were tacked down (face palm). Gals, I work my way around them quietly and double check all the details. Once I caught a bridesmaid who forgot to put her matching jewelry on the bride had gifted them all. Ooops. As photographers, it is our job to see and capture all the details. We see what others do not, so it is very important to really pay attention to the little things.
We love working with new venues in town! The Gin at Nesbit has thought through everything! Christy the owner is phenomenal to work with, I can't wait for our other weddings there this fall!
Photo by @ashleybenhamphoto
Planning & Florals @connorandcoevents
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One of the most beautiful aspects to any wedding, in my personal opinion, is the bringing together of two families in celebration. Celebrating a new son or daughter, celebrating love, celebrating a new chapter in couples lives together ✨ We can’t wait to share the next chapter of Alex and Govi’s wedding film with you! .
I’m rarely done painting while it’s light outside, but an early wedding + summertime were the right recipe!
Huge shout out to the sister of the bride who surprised both the bride and groom with my live painting. I got to see Meredith and Hayden’s reaction as they walked in to their reception and realized I was painting it for them. Well done sis!
And I don’t take this job for granted...moments like this are humbling and I feel very thankful I get to be a part of something so special, it’s a privilege! Thank you!!!!
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𝗖𝗔𝗜𝗧𝗟𝗜𝗡 + 𝗣𝗔𝗨𝗟 // this sweet couple chose one of our semi custom suites, the Chloe Collection for their beautiful July wedding at the @usnavalacademy .this collection includes beautiful custom hand-painted florals. from there, we customized all the detailing - adding all 3 styles of printing; digital, dusty rose letterpress + champagne foil ✨ detailed with the softest pink botanical envelope liner
𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗘 + 𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗧 // the softest color palette of pinks and greens for this beautiful September wedding custom invitation suite 🌿
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𝗞𝗘𝗥𝗥𝗬 + 𝗝𝗘𝗥𝗢𝗠𝗘 // one of my favorite custom orders from this season for a perfect October wedding 🍂we started out with a custom hand-painted venue illustration of the beautiful @innaterlowest in Lake George. hand torn edges on cotton stock set the tone for their main invites. then we paired it with a custom watercolor botanical liner 🌿