I’ve been photographing Katie and Cameron since 2012 somehow (?!) and I am forever grateful to have clients I’ve known for 11+ years! Katie’s become a good friend of mine as we’ve bonded over our love of cats together through the years. She has a strong love for animals and she and Cameron have Tuna (gray kitty), Chevy (black doggo), and Birdie (brown doggo) together, all of which are the sweetest little creatures! Now Katie and Cameron also have two kids – Grayson, who I photographed back in 2018 when he was little, and Finley, who is the latest addition. Grayson is an extremely happy-go-lucky kid. There doesn’t seem to be anything that phases or bothers him. He is just genuinely happy, smiling, and laughing constantly. He’s super active and loves climbing and wrestling and playing with the dogs, and he’s just an overall great kid. Finley is like a smaller child-version of myself. Totally and completely obsessed with cats. Has wild, untamable hair that’s always in her face. Cries easily when overheated. Likes to pick wildflowers. She is amazing and fierce and I can’t wait to see what cat-related business she starts when she grows up. Together they’re a super sweet sibling duo with incredible parents and I’m so lucky to photograph all of them again at their home. A big thanks to Katie and Cameron for sticking with me for 11+ years. That means so much to me and I appreciate and love ya’ll!

The first time Katrece and Dominique tried to do an engagement session, we cancelled it due to the literally 100% chance of rain at the time of their session. Of course, despite the 100% chance of rain, it was completely sunny. :) We were all disappointed, but at least this make-up session was just as beautiful out as the day we cancelled, haha, and I was happy to finally meet the happy couple!

Dominique is a civil engineer for Raleigh and Katrece currently lives in Phoenix where she’s a manager for an insurance company. They’re getting married in Michigan, where they’re both originally from. They met in high school… and Katrece laughed as she told me that Dominique’s first words to her were, “So, what football team do you like?” In fact, Katrece laughed most of the session as did Dominique. :) I don’t think I’ve ever been around such seriously happy people. They weren’t nervous (or, if they were, they didn’t show it), didn’t make me nervous (and I usually get pretty nervous), and were just totally chill… poking fun at each other and themselves the entire time. They were seriously fun to work with.

We went downtown, where Dominique requested, then to Lake Johnson, where Katrece was adamant about getting pictures taken in a naturey setting. Dominique was not cool with this… mostly because he’s really into his shoes and there were a lot of geese. ;) But the pictures are great, and I’m sure you’ll agree it was worth it, Dominique! :D

Can I just say too, that both Katrece and Dominique were the two tallest clients I’ve ever worked with? Seriously, seriously tall… and ridiculously good looking, of course.

Congratulations on your wedding, Katrece and Dominique! We wish you the best of luck with your ceremony in Michigan!