Where do I even begin?! I can’t believe I’m celebrating 10 years of Katelyn Anne Photography this month!! I captured my very first wedding in July of 2013. Now 10 years & 175 weddings later, I am beyond grateful that the Lord still allows me to be a wedding photographer!!
If I took the time to thank everyone who has been a part of this journey, I would never be able to end this blogpost! But I do want to take the time to thank a few special people who have cheered me on these past 10 years. First, to my husband Dylan – you have supported this business from my very first wedding. I could never thank you enough for your constant encouragement, the MANY hours you’ve spent researching equipment & giving me tech support, & for always reminding me of the Lord’s faithfulness when I find myself overwhelmed with running a business. You’re the best!!
To mine & Dylan’s awesome families – y’all are all a part of the Katelyn Anne Photography team! You each support me & help me in so many ways. I’m so thankful for y’all!! To my Katelyn Anne Brides & Grooms – it has been the greatest honor to capture your wedding days & get to walk alongside each of you during your wedding seasons. Your trust in me has allowed me to keep doing this job full-time for 10 years. THANK YOU!
And lastly, to my photography & vendor friends – I am so thankful for our Mississippi wedding community!! Getting to work with each of you is a joy & blessing to me!
I wish I had time to include photos from all 175 weddings I’ve captured, but I did want to share a “few” favorite photos & moments in this post to celebrate how far Katelyn Anne Photography has come in these 10 years!
I captured 3 beautiful weddings in the summer of 2013, before my senior year of college!
2 of my very first Katelyn Anne Couples!!
I got to capture the proposal of my dear friends Will & Anja & take their Save the Date photos. Since then, I’ve captured their growing family multiple times – so special to me!!
My longtime best friend Jenna trusted me to capture her engagement photos!!
Some favorite photos I took during that first year of business!
In 2014, I captured 6 weddings!
This is the second camera I owned, a Canon 6D. I shot my first few weddings with a Canon Rebel!
My first publicized photos – I was so excited!!
2 of my favorite engagement sessions from that year!
A few of my favorite wedding photos from 2014 – forever thankful for these couples allowing me to be their photographer!
One of my first ever bridal sessions & still one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. I remember feeling so fulfilled after this session. This is really when I fell in love with being a Mississippi wedding photographer!
2 couples so special to me! Dylan’s cousin Jacob & his wife Jenn trusted me with their proposal, engagement session & wedding day. I got to capture my friends Emily & Tyler’s proposal in the rain on the steps of the church we now call our church home.
During 2015 & 2016, I captured 22 weddings during each year. Dyl started helping me as my wedding day assistant in 2015, the year we got married!
I went full time at the beginning of 2016! In May, I launched my new brand & website. That summer was SO crazy! During the course of about one week, we bought our house, spent a fews days & nights painting it, travelled to Houston to shoot a wedding, came home to pack, & moved! I loved getting to decorate my home office where I met with brides in person for a couple of years!
That time I captured my friends Heather & Rayner’s proposal from underneath a tractor haha! Such a fun memory!!
Some favorite engagement photos from 2015!
One of my all-time favorite bridal portraits of my friend Kate!
Some of my fave wedding photos from 2015:
Dyl helped me with a few weddings in 2014, but after going from 6 weddings in 2014 to 22 weddings in 2015, he stepped in to help me at almost every wedding – so thankful! We have a lot of fun memories from his time doing weddings with me!
So special getting to capture our cousins’ Jacob & Jenn’s big day! Love our family!!
I officially went full time at the beginning of 2016 so I could fully focus on growing my business! I launched a new brand & website that summer!
2016 is the year I feel like I became clear on what I wanted my photography style to be – bright, joyful, & timeless!
Some fun behind-the-scenes moments! Dyl still helped me at most weddings, but my friend Sarah-Kate stepped in to help me when he couldn’t. She was such a gift to my business!
After we moved into our house during the busy summer of 2016, I knew I wanted my home office to be a place of inspiration for me!
During this season, I shot around 20-25 weddings per year. I also started sharing “best of weddings” blogposts at the end of each year which has become one of my favorite traditions!
My sister Kendall started working as my wedding day assistant during the summer of 2019, & I started offering maternity & newborn sessions that year!
Zeke joined our family in February of 2017! Can’t believe he was ever this little!
Some headshots taken throughout the year!
Loved this wedding day!!
Some fave wedding photos from 2017:
Some behind the scenes!
When the wedding goes until midnight, you need coffee & fries haha!
We LOVE capturing weddings in one of our fave towns, Bay St. Louis!
Some faves from 2018:
I loved co-leading the Jackson, MS Tuesdays Together group for several years alongside my friend Amelia!
Some behind-the-scenes from 2019:
My assistant (and sister) Kendall did her first wedding with me in the summer of 2019! I’m so thankful we get to work together – we clearly don’t have any fun haha!
Another fun Bay St. Louis wedding – Dyl came along for this one which was a blast!
Love these vendor friends!!
I started officially offering maternity & newborn sessions in 2019! I love that our dear friends the Wagners were one of my first newborn families to capture.
Some fave wedding photos from 2019:
2020 was a big year! I captured 11 weddings (Best of Weddings 2020). March of 2020 is quite a memory! We found out we were expecting on Monday, March 2, I launched my new website on Thursday, March 5, & we left on Friday, March 6 for our trip to Charleston & came home on Wednesday, March 11, I shot a wedding on Saturday, March 14, & the world shut down on Sunday, March 15. What a CRAZY two weeks I’ll never forget!! Ellie was born that November, & I was able to take about a 3 month long maternity leave at the end of year!
We had 3 weddings before Covid hit!!
LOVE my website designed by MK Design Studio!
It’s crazy that we didn’t know this would be our last wedding pre-Covid!
Thankful for my friend Reagan & that we got to shoot a wedding together while both pregnant with our girls who are now sweet friends!
Forever thankful for my friend Jeff Chao who has helped me in numerous ways in my business & who also stepped in to help us shoot a couple of weddings during the end of my pregnancy!
My LAST wedding before having Ellie! I was 35 weeks & very big haha! Would have never made it through without Kendall & my friend Meridith who stepped in to help us!
Some fave wedding photos from 2020:
During 2021 & 2022, I captured around 15 weddings during each year! I decided to spend more Saturdays at home with my family, which has also benefited my business as I’m able to spend more time focusing on each of my awesome couples!
We will always find Cokes & treats at the reception haha!
It was so special getting to capture my childhood friend Marileigh’s wedding outside Nashville, TN. Our families grew up doing everything together!
Love working with these sweet vendor friends of mine from the Bridal Path!
We ended the year with a New Year’s Eve wedding – so fun!
Some favorites from 2021:
In March of 2022 I traveled to St. Simon’s Island, GA to help my friend Amy with her workshop – it was a blast!
In April of 2022, my sweet family through a party to celebrate me shooting 150+ weddings! So thankful for them!
Some behind the scenes!
In September I got to capture my little sister (and assistant) Kendall’s wedding while also being a bridesmaid!
Some favorite images from 2022:
It has already been such an amazing year!!
In January, Katelyn Anne Photography was named a Top 5 Wedding Photographer in the “Rankin’s Red Carpet Best of the Best” contest. It was so much fun getting to celebrate with my family at the gala!
Some behind the scenes from this year so far!
Favorites from my 2023 weddings so far!
This photo with 4 of my sweet Katelyn Anne brides is SO special to me!
Celebrating 10 YEARS of weddings!! Thank You, Lord!!
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